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2016-2017 CAIS SPONSORS    
CAIS thanks the following corporate sponsors for their generous support!
If you'd like to become a corporate sponsor, please email d_brewer@caisct.org  or download a donor form here.

Eli Avershal 


Magic Hour Communications helps schools and colleges dramatically improve the effectiveness of their communications through the design and development of advanced Web sites that are integrated with the school's other databases and systems.


Joseph Cichowski

203-572-0200 X303

Ash Creek Enterprises specializes in a wide range of services, including tailored IT services and solutions for small and medium sized businesses, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations in Stratford, Fairfield County and throughout Connecticut. We are committed to providing each and every one of our clients with high quality service and support. Our unparalleled IT team is incredibly friendly and will help you every step of the way in supporting your organization.


John Zinno

203-944-8647 203-944-2100

BlumShapiro is the largest regional accounting, tax and business consulting firm based in New England with offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  We have grown to nearly 400 accounting, consulting and administrative professionals, making us the one largest public accounting firms in the U.S.  Drawing upon our breadth and depth of experience in our primary service areas — educational institutions, privately held businesses, non-profit organizations and government entities —  we strategically tailor and consistently deliver tested solutions for unlocking the full potential of your organization.

John Toscano


CohnReznick LLP is a leading accounting, tax and advisory firm serving the specific needs of independent schools throughout the Northeast.  Because of our year-round focus, our professionals advise our clients with the insight gained from maintaining an in-depth understanding of the independent school environment.  In addition to high quality assurance and tax services, we regularly advise on such matters as risk management, best practices, benchmarking and process improvement. 


Elsie LaCourt


Flik Independent Schools is a dedicated dining service specialist committed to providing freshly prepared nutritious foods. We customize dining service solutions for the academic communities that embrace a lifestyle that includes sustainability and social responsibility.


Chris Duble


Insurance broker and risk management adviser specializing in educational institutions - property/casualty insurance broker for the Nutmeg Group.


Matt Rose


Founded in 1946, HB is a global leader in audiovisual communications. Using a hybrid of IT and AV knowledge, HB is able to help customers address their business and digital transformation challenges through the lens of communication. Our deep experience across six key specializations gives us the insight and ability to create a communication environment that drives innovation and growth. Our advanced skills in each of these areas can be applied together or separately to create the best solution for our customer.


Kaitlyn Lambert


Founded in 1999, Integration Partners has grown to become a leading, full-service voice and data network engineering firm serving enterprises in a range of industries, including healthcare, education, manufacturing, financial, retail, legal, government and service providers.We specialize in Unified Communications, and Secure Network Infrastructure solutions that are open and scalable as well as drive greater productivity and competitiveness for our clients. We offer a complete range of networking services, from planning and design, to testing and deployment, to ongoing monitoring and support.Juniper Networks: A longtime leader in the industry, Juniper has earned the trust of schools and institutions to deliver networks with ample performance, reliability, resiliency, and security to meet digital learning and business goals. Juniper has helped education networks deliver the scale, performance, security, and agility needed to connect digital traffic to and from the classroom, study areas, school buildings, cloud-based applications, and the Internet on a non-stop basis.


Michael LeBlanc


Founded in 1993, LeBlanc Communications Group provides telecommunications infrastructure for independent schools, non-profits and corporations in Connecticut. We install state of the art and easy to manage network-based phone systems. We also work closely with school IT staff to fully manage these systems and proactively manage the telecom carriers (both billing and technical matters). We often provide switching and wireless infrastructure, fiber between buildings or wireless on rooftops as needed to connect remote locations. Our focus is on simplicity, redundancy and cost savings, which is often significant! We offer at least a 15% discount for CAIS member schools.


Kathleen Guglielmo


We offer full services of architecture:  architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture.

Jerry Joseph


P&D is not your typical school software and website design company.  Our “High Tech, High Touch Services” means that we maintain almost daily contact with the schools we work with so that managing data from birth to bequest is an ongoing collaboration. This solution–a combination of our software and our services–has been in development since 2008 and is now comprised of over 15 totally integrated apps with customizable components, mobile flexibility and seamless integration with a school’s website, as well as the likes of SchoolMessenger, DiamondMind, Google and more.


Sally Laroche


Pullman & Comley has earned a reputation as one of the preeminent providers of legal services, serving clients throughout Connecticut, the Northeast, and internationally. Since 1919, our firm has continued to grow and adapt to meet our clients’ changing needs, helping them to address the challenges and opportunities of every economy.  With offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury, Connecticut and White Plains, New York, our firm is organized into practice sections that offer clients both depth of experience and the flexibility to team across disciplines for customized, solution-oriented service.  In addition, because of our strong roots in Connecticut, we often collaborate with out-of-state law firms, serving as local counsel in corporate transactions and litigation matters.  Our membership in the Law Firm Alliance, an international affiliation of law firms, gives our local clients the benefit of global reach.

Rich Bartlett

860-409-7520 X107

Schuster Driscoll, LLC specializes in Employee Benefits, Retirement Plan Services and Human Resource Consulting. Our team of professionals share one common goal: to provide the best client service and technical guidance in the industry. Our dedicated staff work closely with our clients to implement strategies that enhance benefits and employee appreciation while reducing risks and controlling costs. Our commitment to forging long term relationships can be seen through the investment we make in supporting our clients’ initiatives.


Andrea Rago


Trane, a business of Ingersoll Rand, is a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and comprehensive facility solutions, is a single-source provider of equipment, controls, service, parts, energy procurement, energy management systems and performance contracting for high-performance school buildings. We participate in the U.S. Communities purchasing program and are a Qualified Energy Services Provider (QESP) under contract with the State of Connecticut to perform Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) projects.

28A Cottrell Street,
Mystic, CT 06355
P: 860-572-2950
F: (860) 415-0835
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