is hosting a farewell reception next week for Penny Parsekian, who has stepped down as chief executive officer after several years with the organization. "A Toast to Penny" will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the .
Parsekian has been CEO of New London Main Street since 2006. She also served as the organization's executive director from 2000 until 2006. Parsekian's last day with New London Main Street was Aug. 3.
According to her profile on the New London Main Street website, Parsekian has also been involved in several community projects since moving to New London in 1995. These include co-founding the Trail and Rail Action Coalition to promote walkways and light rail service to the region's casinos, acquiring a grant for a walkway to connect the campuses of and the with downtown New London, and becoming a founding chair of the Thames Hilltop Neighborhood Association.
Anyone wishing to attend should RSVP with New London Main Street by Friday via the e-mail email@example.com.