Borgida Celebrates Milestone

Local accounting firm celebrates a milestone in their 50th anniversary.

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Borgida & Company (bottom row) Partners: Peter Bartolotta, Thomas Scanlon & Aaron Johnson (top row) Staff members Gary Willard, Karen Tedford, Lauren Sylvestre, Laura Young, Maria McEvoy & Robert Claydon (Missing Gail Lennox & Julie Charlebois)

Borgida & Company, P.C., Certified Public Accountants, partners Peter Bartolotta of Niantic; Aaron Johnson of South Windsor, and Thomas Scanlon of Glastonbury and staff celebrated the firm’s 50th Anniversary at a cocktail reception at Cavey’s on Thursday, October 20th.

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Mayor Moran reading the official citation to the group

At the event Mayor Jay Moran presented the company with an official citation saying “that the Town of Manchester does hereby offer its sincerest congratulations to Borgida & Company” and that “the citizens of Manchester and the Board of Directors would like to wish them continued success for many more years to come”.

Borgida & Company was first established in 1966 by Charles A. Borgida, working alone with his wife Joyce as his administrative assistant. The firm grew through partnering with other CPAs and through acquisitions of retiring practitioners most notably the late George Kanehl in 1986; the late George Mrosek Sr. in 1988 both of Manchester; and most recently Paul Watson of Coventry in 2013. Over the years there have been many entity changes, however, “Borgida” has always remained in the name of the firm. Surrounded by family and friends Mr. Borgida, who retired in 1990, spoke with pride in having his name continue in a company that has maintained such high standards throughout the years.

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Charlie & Joyce Borgida

The firm has been located in several different locations on East Center Street; currently located at 360 East Center Street. Partners Bartolotta, Johnson and Scanlon have expanded the firm to include offices in Niantic and Storrs as well. The firm offers tax, accounting, auditing and consulting services to individuals and a variety of small to medium-sized businesses.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at (860) 646-2465 or email:

Tom Scanlon has over thirty years experience in public accounting with an extensive background in the areas of financial, tax, and estate planning. He prides himself on providing in-depth and customized solutions to privately held businesses and their owners. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Planner®. Tom is a frequent speaker for area organizations and has  recently been quoted on CNBC, Fox 61 News and AARP's blog. Tom also has been a guest columnist for numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Money Magazine, The Hartford Courant, The Hartford Business Journal, and The New Haven Register. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Financial Planning Association. Active in the community, Tom supports a variety of not-for-profit organizations.