Golden Gala Awards Night

CTYIP presented its second annual Golden Gala Awards Night on Sept. 17, 2015, at Cascade Fine Catering in Hamden. Nearly 100 insurance professionals walked the red carpet to celebrate the industry and its stars. The event was hosted by, CTYIP President Nicholas Ruickoldt, of The Russell Agency. The evening featured a cocktail hour; a dinner buffet; and an elegant awards ceremony highlighted by Jeff Parmenter, CPCU, accepting the Lifetime Achievement award, which honors CTYIP and PIACT past President Jim Goodman, CIC.

Congratulations to all of our award winners.

Market Innovation of the Year

Hillcrest Agency

Digital Agency of the Year

Byrnes Agency

Industry Awareness award

Olderman & Hallihan Agency

Green and Groovy award

Norcom Insurance

CTYIP Jim Goodman Lifetime Achievement award

Jeff Parmenter, CPCU


CTYIP would like to thank all of our generous sponsors:

Event sponsor

Renaissance Alliance Group

Espresso and cappuccino bar

Quincy Mutual Group


MAPFRE/American Commerce

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Safeco Insurance


The Russell Agency

Open bar

AIG, Continental Agency of CT, Crystal Restoration Services of Norwalk, Encompass Insurance, MJ Keating Agency, Paul Davis Restoration, Plymouth Glass & Mirror, Pure Insurance, RT Specialty

Cigar bar

ATP Alarms, Berliner-Gelfand & Co., Crytal Restoration Services of Southington, New England Insurance, Sal’s Clothing Restoration, The Olderman & Hallihan Agency

We look forward to presenting more deserving candidates with awards next year and look forward to seeing you there.



Agency awards



Jim Goodman Lifetime Achievement award

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