Young Professionals Group Growing in Bristol

December 26, 2017

From time to time, Bristol All Heart likes to share blogs from a noted guest blogger.  For the first blog of the 2018, we would like to feature a fast-growing group called the Professional Young Visionaries of Tomorrow and one of its leaders Mike Prentiss.

Professional Young Visionaries of Tomorrow (PYVOT) is a local young professional group, ages 21 – 40, made up of individuals, business owners, and local leaders looking to make Bristol and the surrounding towns a better place to work, live and play.  Being a subsidiary of the Central Connecticut Chamber and a partner with the United Way of West Central Connecticut, we offer networking, volunteer, and charitable events, allowing people to build and/or expand their personal network and the ability to give back to their local community. A couple of weeks ago, PYVOT held its 2nd Annual Holiday Party and over 60 individuals were in attendance, including City Councilors, Bankers, Entrepreneurs, recent college graduates, and many other young leaders in the Bristol area.  For 2018, PYVOT has released its new Membership, which costs $50, but currently there is promotion being run for a 20% discount, $40, from now until January 1, 2018. This membership will allow PYVOT members access to discounted prices for select PYVOT, Chamber and United Way events, and feature their name and organization on the website. The first PYVOT event planned for 2018 is at Spare Time in Bristol on January 18th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The admission price of $20 for Members and $35 for Non-Members, will include:

  • Friendly Feud – Bring your own team or come as an individual
  • 2 hours of Unlimited Bowling
  • 1 game of Laser Tag (15 Minutes)
  • $5 Card for Arcade Games

To register for the January 18th PYVOT event: For further information, questions, or comments please contact PYVOT through


Mike Prentiss is the Co-Chair of Professional Young Visionaries of Tomorrow, and an Insurance Broker with Fradette Carlson, a Division of Starkweather & Shepley in Downtown Bristol. Mike specializes in Commercial and Home & Auto Insurance, specifically Manufacturing where he is the Exclusive Insurance Broker for the New England Spring & Metal Stamping Association and a member of Smaller Manufacturers Association of CT (SMA) and Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA). Additionally, outside of work and PYVOT, Mike who is born, raised and resides in Bristol, and is very involved locally serving on the Board of Directors for both Bristol Adult Resource Center and the Central CT Chambers of Commerce. To contact Mike, feel free to email him at or call 860.506.8039.



This Week In Bristol

Events for week of May 21, 2018

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Mon 21st

Jake's Wayback Burgers Fundraiser

May 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Taste of Ramadan - Bristol

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center
Tue 22nd

Take Care Tuesdays - Zumba with Marisa

May 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
The New England Carousel Museum

Save a Life Bus

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:15 pm
Bristol Police Department
Wed 23rd

Knit A Spring Poncho

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New England Yarn & Spindle LLC

Women's Street Survival class

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Varasconi’s School of Self Defense
Thu 24th

"A Night for Our Stars to Shine" - 8th Annual Gala

May 24 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Aqua Turf Club

Downtown Carnival

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Memorial Boulevard
Fri 25th

Playful Learners Playgroup at Imagine Nation

May 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center

Downtown Carnival

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Memorial Boulevard
Sat 26th

Gozadera Fridays

May 25 @ 9:30 pm - May 26 @ 1:00 am
T Salon Cafe House

Downtown Carnival

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Memorial Boulevard
Sun 27th

Forestville Memorial Day Parade

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Connecticut Roller Derby All Stars Fundraiser

May 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Firefly Hollow Brewery