Connecticut Business Systems, a division of Xerox, celebrated the opening of their Auburn office with a ribbon cutting and luncheon Thursday morning.  Worcester Regional Chamber Commerce President and former Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray was on hand, as was Rep. Paul Frost, Town Manager Julie Jacobson, Fire Chief Steve Coleman, and Selectboard members Doreen Goodrich, Ken Holstrom and Denise Brotherton.  CBS general manager Paul Bongiovanni provided the 45 or so guests with a brief introduction, explaining that CBS provides customers with managed print services, audio visual technology, and document solutions.

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CBS General Manager Paul Bongiovanni welcomes guests and dignitaries.

“Auburn is our 9th office” stated Bongiovanni.  “We have over 15,000 customers in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York.  We’re backed by Global Imaging Systems and Xerox.”  Bongiovanni explained that while CBS was part of a larger corporation, CBS is managed locally.  “We’re happy to be part of the Auburn community.”

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State Rep. Paul Frost reads a proclamation welcoming CBS to Auburn.

Scott Zoback, regional press secretary for Congressman Jim McGovern; Doreen Goodrich, representative for State Senator Michael Moore; State Representative Paul Frost, and selectboard member Denise Brotherton each read  proclamations drafted for the occasion.

Auburn Chamber of Commerce president Karen Blais added “We just want to say welcome.  We are very happy CBS has chosen Auburn.”

Former Lieutenant Governor and new Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce president Tim Murray wrapped up the speaking part of the event.  “Central Mass is a growing, dynamic part of the state” he stated.  “We grow as a region” he added, saying we need Worcester and its surrounding communities to be healthy for growth to occur.

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Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce president Tim Murray addresses the gathering.

Once the formal segment of the program wrapped up, the crowd was invited to stay for a luncheon prepared by local caterer Simply Delicious.  The food was delicious, the conversation lively, and the welcome warm.  We wish CBS all the best in their new office here in Auburn.