Six Degrees Business Networking Of Connecticut


Our officers

President - Utpal Parekh

Treasurer- Brent Berti

Our Members:

Ron Acosta, consuleant, Ambit Energy

Ron Acosta

Ron Acosta is an educator in Hartford and business owner. He runs and operates several businesses primarily in the energy sector including commercial utility recovery.

Ron is a Regional Consultant with Ambit Energy, the lead direct selling retail energy provider in the world.

Ron serves people through his Ambit business by offering 3 powerful options:

  1. help people save money on a bill that they have to pay monthly;
  2. help people get the supply portion of their bill for Free;
  3. earn bonuses and long term residual income on #1 and #2.

Solar options are available through Ambit's partner company, SunRun Solar.

Contact Ron at 860.538.8322 and learn more about his business

Marilyn Arenson

Marilyn provides credit card processing for businesses by matching them with the best company for the needs of your business. As an independent broker, she will get you the best possible rate for the service you need, matching you with a company that provides you with that service. From cell phone credit card processing to complete point-of-sale management, Marilyn will provide your business with the tools you truly need. She also provides ACH, EBT, cash advance and loyalty programs.

For your free money-saving analysis, call 860-302-2288

Brent Bertie, Reverse Mortgage Manager, Reverse Loans USA

Brent Berti, Reverse Mortgage Manager

Brent works with Reverse Loans USA to provide reverse mortgage products for people aged 62 years or older and their families to provide them with the financial tools to be comfortable in their retirement. Reverse mortgages (sometimes called "home equity conversion loans") give older homeowners the ability to benefit from their equity without selling their home.

Contact Brent via telephone:

Office: (860) 948-0441
Direct: (860) 997-3254
Fax: 860-637-8714
1224 Mill Street, Building B, Ste 7
East Berlin, CT 06023

Robert Gamache, Partners, RenewIT Renovations

Offering a wide variety of services to meet the needs of homeowners and the size and scale of their home improvement projects in Central Connecticut. Offering renovations, repurposing, painting and landscaping projects for your home.

Call 860-919-9925

Gina Marione, Realtor, Brooke Group, Keller Williams Realty

Gina Marione Realtor
The Brooke Group Real Estate for Keller Williams Realty

As a licensed Real Estate Agent with The Brooke Group Real Estate for Keller Williams Realty, I'm focused on my clients' interests and am dedicated to helping accomplish their goals. I take great pride in my work and am passionate about helping others. When it comes to negotiating, my tenacity and creativity come into play, ensuring I'm representing the best terms and conditions for my clients. I'm a client centric professional who provides prompt and individualized attention along with expert knowledge of our ever-changing market. Out side of the hustle and bustle of the real estate world, I love spending time with family, friends and my dog, Zoe. I also enjoy traveling domestically and abroad, photography and hiking.

Brook Group Real Estate
Licensed Sales Agent
Cell: 860-372-6449 Office: 860-323-8020
6 Station Street
Simsbury, CT 06070

Utpal Parekh

Utpal Parekh, CFP, CLU, ChFC, Financial Advisor
People's Securities, Inc., a subsidiary of People's United Bank

Utpal provides a holistic approach to managing your finances, building wealth and growing what you are saving for retirement, wealth management, and building equity thoughout your life. Whether you are looking at a 401(k) rollover or a comprehensive plan to build your financial stability, Utpal can guide you to success.

People's Securities, Inc.
1013 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06107
Office: 860-280-2999
Cell: 860-620-7051
Fax: 855-235-0045

Chris Schoelen, Agent, State Farm Insurance

Chris Schoelen, Agent

State Farm Insurance
2249 New London Turnpike
South Glastonbury, CT 06073
Phone: 860.781.7277
Fax: 860.781.7278

The Chris Schoelen State Farm Agency opened on May 1, 2019 in South Glastonbury, CT. Chris is a 2010 graduate of Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a double major in Marketing and Management. Previous to owning this agency he was an Area Manager for Enterprise Holding for almost a decade, overseeing offices in Central Connecticut and then Northern Rhode Island and Massachusetts. "I came to State Farm because I wanted to be an active member in the community that I live and work in". Owning and operating a local business has been something he has always dreamed about. State Farm is the largest property and casualty insurance provider in the United States. "It is my job to ask you about your insurance needs (auto, home, renters, health, business, and Life) Let me help protect what is most important and provide peace of mind." Feel free to contact him easily by phone at 860.781.7277.

Roop Singh, Mortgage Loan Offier, Northpoint Mortgage

Roop Singh
Mortgage Loan Officer
Northpoint Mortgage

10 Waterchase Drive, 2nd Floor,
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
860-757-3515 Extension 184
Mobile: 860-906-7774

A dedicated mortgage loan officer with over 6 years of experience in the industry. Roop is an expert in helping first time buyers achieve their dream of homeownership. He also helped create “Keys to Homeownership” a series of homebuyer classes that help borrowers understand the mortgage process. Roop truly feels it’s important to stay connected to the community and help local businesses flourish.


Mike Soderlund, Sales Executive

Brooks, Todd & McNeil
69 Water Street
Torrington, CT 06790-0717

Professional Insurance sounselors since 1839, offering personal lines of insurance in the areas of property, casualty, liability and automotive insurance.

Office: 860-482-5591
Fax: 860-496-9713

Tom Stawarski, Right Click PC Service

Right Click PC Service offers general computer repair, networking, WiFi, computer security, and digital photography. Tom has been dealing with computers since the age of 8, and used computers for business, art, and entertainment. At Right Click PC Service, the computers aren't just for number crunching, but also creating amazing images, audio and video.

Contact Tom at (860) 906-4013