• Business Buzz: Divine Dogs Relocates

    Divine Dogs, “A heavenly spa where all dogs go,” according to its tag line, opened its doors at a new location December 2. Formerly at 123 South Main Street, owner Cori McNerney and staff are now offering full-service grooming for all dog breeds at 78 South Main Street, near the intersection with Elm Drive. Still under construction, but open for business, Ms McNerney said that the new larger space will allow her to accommodate more clients, as well as to expand her retail items. “We had simply outgrown our old space,” said Ms McNerney of the decision to relocate the business.

  • Working Women’s Forum Holding Holiday Event

    Local professionals, business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to join the Working Women’s Forum Wednesday, December 10, for a holiday gathering at The Villa Restaurant. A wide variety of raffles will be offered, light supper and homemade holiday desserts will be served, and a cash bar is available.

  • Networking Group To Host Hiring Panel

    The Northern Fairfield Professionals, a networking group focusing on members of the local workforce in transition, will meet Tuesday, December 9, from 5:30 to 8 pm. Local professionals are invited to attend for networking, followed by an interactive recruiter panel discussion featuring both corporate and agency staffing professionals. The panel will entertain questions in relation to the hiring process.

  • Clean Suites Promotes Renewable, Environmentally Friendly Practices

    Michelle Reichert, who founded the residential and commercial cleaning company Clean Suites in 2013, doesn’t just want to leave her customers with a sparkling clean finish. She wants her sustainable cleaning products and practices to benefit clients for a long time after she has packed up her mops and vacuum cleaners. The Newtown-based enterprise works in town and throughout the region for select private clients, realtors and property managers, typically rolling in to recently completed new homes or to properties in-between occupants. “I specialize in cleaning up before people move in, and after they move out,” she told The Newtown Bee during a recent visit to a local client’s home.

  • Business Buzz: Berkshire Veterinary Hospital

    Dr Jarek Guzy, his wife Kasia, and their three children, Oliver, 7, Amelia, 5, and Annika, 13 months, are happy to be a part of the Newtown community. Dr Guzy took over the Berkshire Veterinary Hospital practice September 24, where he continues to provide care for longtime customers of the veterinarian clinic in Sandy Hook, and welcomes new clients. Kasia Guzy is hospital administrator and takes care of the business end of the animal hospital. Dr Guzy graduated from veterinarian school in Poland, in 1994. The couple moved to the United States in 2000, and he received his DVM in 2006, from the University of Florida.

  • Networking Group Talk On Self Branding Slated

    The Northern Fairfield Professionals, a networking group focusing on people in transition, will meet Tuesday, November 11, from 5:30 to 8 pm, at the Knights of Columbus building on Church Hill Road. Professionals and entrepreneurs are invited for networking, followed by a speaker presentation at 6 pm by Stacey Cohen, founder of Co-Communications, Inc, on “Keys To Build A Winning Personal Brand.”

  • Business Buzz: The Waterfall Restaurant Of Danbury

    The Waterfall Restaurant, 30 Padanaram Road (Route 37) in Danbury, opened in June, the second local restaurant for owner Elmer Palma. Mr Palma was formerly a partner in Dimitri’s Diner in Ridgefield for 15 years, and in 2007 opened Elmer’s Diner, located right next door to The Waterfall. Mr Palma describes his new venture as “Manhattan-style dining with Danbury prices.” The two-story restaurant is divided into four distinct dining rooms, seating a total of 130 guests. Two of the dining areas, one on the main level and one on the upper level, overlook a small waterfall behind the building.

  • Chamber Breakfast Talk On Budgeting, Maintaining Good Credit

    In an effort to help foster business opportunities in the Greater Newtown area, the Newtown Chamber of Commerce continues to host free monthly networking events open to all local business professionals. The next event will be at Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro, on Wednesday, November 12, at 8 am. George Herring, vice president of Savings Bank of Danbury, will discuss how local businesses, organizations, entrepreneurs, and residents of Newtown can better their budgeting and savings, while maintaining good credit.

  • Work From Home Lunch Gathering Planned

    Work From Home Newtown-CT will host its next lunch gathering on Thursday, November 6. Remote workers, home-based business owners, sole proprietors, jobseekers, stay-at-home parents, retirees, et al, are invited to join Newtown resident Greg Pategas for networking and socializing at Sweet Mango.

  • Business Buzz: Sherwin Williams Of Newtown

    “It’s a great community and we see a lot of traffic here,” said Jeff Guarino, store manager at Sherwin Williams, located at 255 South Main Street. The paint and wall cover store opened its doors to the public Monday, October 21, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 30. “We are close to the metro New York area and this location has easy access for contractors,” Mr Guarino said of the corporation’s choice of locations. He stressed that while much of Sherwin Williams’ business is contractors, homeowners are equally welcome, with personal service a hallmark of the store.