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May 2018

On Thursday, May 24th Barnum Festival’s 2018 Ringmaster, Johnny Vazzano, traded in his whip for a golf club at the annual Ringmaster’s Golf Tournament. PSEG representatives, contractors and labor unions where amongst those who tee’d up to show their support for the Barnum Festival festivities. Event goers enjoyed an 18- hole game where golfers brought their a-game as prizes were given out to 1st and 2nd place winners, as well as for longest drive and closest to pin. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Barnum Festival events and scholarships. Originated in 1948, the Barnum Festival honor’s the late P.T. Barnum, a renowned showman and Bridgeport city leader. The festival unites Bridgeport residents and surrounding cities to celebrate those who are invested in giving back to their community. Our local community means everything to us at PSEG, that’s why

As part of the Bridgeport community, PSEG is proud to be involved in the one of the city’s longest standing traditions, the Barnum Festival. On Friday the 18th, PSEG joined the Bridgeport community at the Whip, Whistle, and Watch Luncheon, the official kick-off event for the 2018 Barnum Festival. The luncheon also honored this year’s ringmaster, Johnny Vazzano – a local restaurant and business owner who is invested in supporting the needs of his community. Local community leaders, including Bridgeport mayor Joe Ganim, were amongst those in attendance to celebrate the start of the Barnum Festival Events. Originated in 1948, the Barnum Festival honor’s the late P.T. Barnum, a renowned showman and Bridgeport city leader. This year festival celebrates 70 years of uniting together, giving back, and celebrating those who serve others. Events span from late spring to early summer and

PSEG believes that safety is a way of life both on and off the job. On Tuesday, May 15th PSEG sponsored and attended the kickoff event for “Heads Up For Safety”, a new safety initiative coming to the city of Bridgeport. As a Founding Community Partner, PSEG will be contributing helmets to “Heads Up For Safety” to ensure that 1,000 free helmets are distributed to Bridgeport youth. Bike helmets would be distributed by Bridgeport Police Department(BPD) Bike Safety Rodeos at city schools and on the streets by BPD officers who would “ticket” kids not wearing a helmet with a coupon for a free helmet. Kids who are spotted wearing a helmet will be rewarded with a ticket voucher to a Bridgeport Sound Tigers games. The goal of “Heads Up For Safety” is to reduce youth head injuries, distribute free helmets to

Supporting those people in need in the Bridgeport community has been one of PSEG’s priorities since coming to the Park City in 2002. On Thursday, May 10 PSEG sponsored and attended LifeBridge Community Services’ Food for Thought annual event which discussed issues of poverty, workforce development, at-risk youth, and healthcare. PSEG representative Karl Wintermeyer, Operations Readiness Director, spoke at the annual breakfast to discuss issues in the community and solutions to help combat the needs all of our residents. Bill Hass, Lifebridge President and CEO understands the vital role his company and community partners like PSEG have on Bridgeport residents; “Lifebridge and Bridgeport are lucky to have a great company like PSEG who understands what it means to be a true community partner.” Lifebridge Community Services is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower people in the Greater Bridgeport area to build a

Supporting the local community is an effort that PSEG Power CT prides itself on. On Tuesday, May 8th PSEG sponsored the Minority Construction Council (MCC) Partnership Awards Dinner to honor the MCC’s partners and the MCC Scholarship Award recipient. As a company that is actively trying to serve the community, PSEG relies on a variety of suppliers and contractors to provide products and services to facilitate our operations. We routinely source material and services from suppliers through PSEG. PSEG and the MCC are currently working cohesively to find perspective contractors and suppliers to fit the scope of needs at the Unit 5 Project. Founded in 2002, the MCC is Hartford based group of small minority contractors that aim to provide support and resources to assist in the growth of the firms. As a non-profit organization with over 160 members throughout

It’s Week #3 of PSEG’s second Ready2Work class and, in the midst of the day’s lesson on May 1, students were surprised with a visit by PSEG Power President and Chief Operating Officer Ralph LaRossa. LaRossa was able to take some time out of his scheduled meetings for the Bridgeport Harbor Unit 5 project to meet and connect with each of the Ready2Work students. Ready2Work students are seizing the opportunity to make a better future for themselves and their families through education and determination. With careers in the building trades taking on increasing prominence throughout the U.S., LaRossa discussed the significance of this career path and how the demand for more tradesmen and women is continuously growing. Bridgeport residents comprise more than 80 percent of the current Ready2Work class. “PSEG proudly supports Bridgeport residents by providing a program such as our

For teenagers, one of the most daunting questions that can be asked is what career path they will pursue after high school. Luckily for the students at Bullard Havens Technical High School they were given the opportunity to meet with prospective employers from the community and receive insight into various careers. PSEG CT Operations Readiness Director, Karl Wintermeyer and Katherine Mamed from Building Pathways CT were in attendance to provide information about PSEG’s Ready2Work program. The career fair aimed to prepare students for post-secondary education such as apprenticeships and even immediate employment. PSEG’s Ready2Work is an apprenticeship readiness program aims to provide free training to prepare Bridgeport residents for a high-paying union apprenticeship in the building trades. The program is run locally and is facilitated by The WorkPlace and supplied by Building Pathways CT. PSEG aims to better the