• Business Buzz: Pawtown Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Service

    Susan Hurtuk's service business, Pawtown offers complete pet care, including daily dog walks, pet sitting visits or overnight pet and house sitting, pet fitness activities, and pet transport.

  • Business Networking And Talk On Social Media

    The Northern Fairfield Professionals, a networking group focusing on people in transition, will meet Tuesday, August 13, from 5:30 to 8 pm, at the Knights of Columbus building, on the campus of St Rose of Lima in Newtown. Attendance to NFP meetings is free. Professionals and businesspeople are invited to attend for networking, followed by a presentation at 6 pm by Liz Meyer on "Leveraging Social Media and Personal Branding in The Job Search."

  • EDC Offering Emergency Preparedness Seminar, August 13

    Are you prepared for the next storm or potential emergency? The Newtown Economic Development Commission (EDC) will offer “Community Preparedness: Small Businesses and Families Leading the Way by Preparing Themselves,” a free seminar, on Tuesday, August 13. Attendees will learn how to prepare and protect themselves and their businesses in case of an emergency.

  • Deadline Approaching For CT PNP Organizations To Apply For SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

    The US Small Business Administration reminds Private Non-Profit Organizations (PNPs) in Connecticut that August 23, 2013 is the deadline to submit Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications. Loans are available from the SBA for damages caused by Hurricane Sandy between October 27 and November 8, 2012. PNPs located in the seven Connecticut counties, including Fairfield County, that provide non-critical services, are eligible to apply. The SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs such as ongoing operating expenses for eligible non-critical PNP organizations. This assistance is available regardless of whether an organization suffered any physical property damage.

  • Business Buzz: Ronnie's II

    Ron Provenzano, proprietor of the hair salon Ronnie’s II, which opened in April, in Sandy Hook Center, is pleased to return to the town where his grandfather operated the Sandy Hook Barbershop, later owned by his uncle John Provenzano.            

  • Redesigned Fusion 25 Sizzles With Sushi, Hibachi, Popular Favorites, Half-Price Happy Hour

    Fusion 25's interesting color and interior design schemes compliment the meticulously constructed appetisers, salads and martinis, as well as the signature rolls, house specialties, desserts and other menu fare that may change daily or weekly depending on the availability of the freshest ingredients at market. All the dishes at Fusion 25 are desihned and tested under the watchful eye of head chef Jimmy Zhen.

  • Residents, Business Professionals Sought For Regional Economic Focus Groups

    Residents and business professionals with ideas about how Newtown and the region can attract and retain various economic development projects are being sought to participate in four focus groups being organized for June 18 and June 20. As part of the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), the Western Connecticut Economic Development Alliance (WCEDA) is participating in a series of public outreach meetings. These include issue-based meetings, focus groups, and a survey to a cross section of businesses in the region.

  • Business Buzz: New Café Offers Much More Than A Cup Of Joe

    A brief profile of new businesses in Newtown.

  • Wells Fargo Branch Hosting Chamber Gathering

    Wells Fargo Bank will host a Newtown Chamber Business Gathering on Wednesday, June 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, in the local branch at 26 Church Hill Road.  Along with a networking reception, guests will have the opportunity to meet Wells Fargo representatives from the banking group, mortgage group, and financial advisory group at the Newtown branch. Appetizers and wine will be served. There is no charge for this event, however, reservations are requested.

  • Two Business Incentive Applications Move To Council For Final Consideration

    After unanimous approval by the Boards of Selectmen and Finance, two local Business Incentive Plan (BIP) applicants will be making their final appeals to the Legislative Council at a regular meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 19. Both projects are being recommended for the town's limited tax abatement program by the Economic Development Commission and Elizabeth Stocker, Newtown's director of economic and community development. The program is designed to spur both new economic development as well as improvements to existing commercial properties to spur business retention and expansion.