2021 AMTA-CT Chapter Sports Achiever – Tama Mackay

Tama is a massage therapist who has been goal-oriented and singularly focused on achieving that goal. Since the time she graduated from massage school, she focused on education and techniques that would help her to achieve her goal, including myofascial release, cupping, kinesiotaping, orthopedic massage, Graston(R) techniques,

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2021 Distinguished Service Award – Nikki Arel

Nikki Arel is a “Power-House” and a valuable asset to the Connecticut Chapter and AMTA.   She started her AMTA journey over 15 years ago, after graduating from The Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy (CCMT).  If you have been to a chapter meeting or event, chances are you

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2021 AMTA-CT Chapter Meritorious – Becca Torns-Barker

Meritorious is the highest award of the chapter that is decided by a committee to recognize someone that has gone above and beyond the call of duty to promote the AMTA and CT chapter, massage therapy, and the profession in general. The chapter is honored to announce Becca

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State of CT Update from Governor March 15, 2021

Hello, Members! This is just a quick update from your friendly Government Relations Chair. Announced on Monday, 15 March 2021, Governor Lamont is accelerating the vaccine roll-out in Connecticut. THIS Friday, 19 March, will open the 45-54 age group cohort. The anticipated opening for the 16-44 age

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COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Hello Members. Please see below for an update from Governor Lamont (Connecticut), and the Department of Public Health relative to vaccination prioritization.  The information was released today, Monday, February 22, 2021. Eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines will be AGE-BASED going forward (except with respect to educators). Beginning March

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2021 Assembly of Delegates Update and Information

The Assembly of Delegates (AOD) is going to be virtual again this year and the AOD is accepting submissions for both Proposed Ideas for Position Statements (PIPS) and Discussion Topics (DT). Any member may submit a DT or PIPS, but there are some deadlines to note: May

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Connecticut Conference Update

I want to let everyone know that the CT-Chapter is not planning a Conference in April of 2021.  Due to the pandemic this will be the second conference we have had to pass on. We are looking forward to starting planning on a conference in April of

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Business Education Resources

The AMTA-CT Chapter leadership is working hard to gather and distribute COVID-related information as quickly as possible to keep you informed. Since March, Nikki Arel, AMTA-CT Government Relations Chair, has been fielding many questions related to operating a massage therapy business, from business plans to policies and

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Connecticut’s FMLA Begins Deductions This Month!

Have you heard??? The Connecticut FMLA program begins enrolling on November 23, 2020. If you have AT LEAST one employee, this is a requirement, and you need to understand your rules for compliance.  And did you know??? As a sole proprietor/self-employed business owner, you are ALSO eligible to enroll!

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In Other News

CT CARES Small Business Grant Program: Small businesses in Connecticut may be eligible for grant to help with recovery from ongoing challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. A $50 million grant program has been established by the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD). Eligible businesses and nonprofits

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