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The DiMatteo Group receives Community Service award from PIACT

HARTFORD, Conn.–The Professional Insurance Agents of Connecticut Inc. today awarded The DiMatteo Group, of Shelton, Conn., with the associations Community Service award for the second time during the PIACTs Annual Business Meeting at Foxwoods, Mashantucket, Conn. The organization first won the award in 2011.

A family-owned and operated agency, The DiMatteo Group has been in business for more than 50 years.

Similar to last year, this award was presented to an independent agency, rather than a single individual. The DiMatteo Group fosters a culture of volunteerism and charity in its agency, supporting staff as it participates in supporting local families through events and projects like the Birmingham Group Health Services "Under the Tree Project," during the holidays and the Bethany Family Harvest Festival. The DiMatteo Charitable Foundation is committed to funding research for diseases that have touched the lives of friends, family, clients and staff. In this effort, it has raised more than $100,000 for more than 10 well-known local and national charities including the American Heart Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Association. Closer to home, it has supported St. Vincents Swim Across the Sound.

"Recognizing the agencys contributions to its community is a fitting tribute," said Teri Walsh, newly elected president of PIACT. "The DiMatteo Group is a model professional, independent agency through its actions, and a positive reflection of our industry."

During the 50th anniversary of The DiMatteo Group, the agency donated the proceeds from its golf tournaments and auctions to a project for the Kennedy Center, one of the largest rehabilitation agencies in Connecticut.

PIACT is a trade association representing professional, independent insurance agencies, brokerages and their employees throughout the state.