A core group of about 20 local business leaders and town officials gathered March 20 to hear about the next phase of a multistep plan to help boost business and the economic status of many local businesses that have suffered under the combination of a general economic downturn and the 12/14 tragedy.The town’s Economic Development Commission has already organized a “cash mob” activity targeting Sandy Hook businesses that were acutely affected by the school shootings because for many, customer access was prevented or hampered by the crush of media, well-wishers, and curiosity seekers who came to the village shopping district during what would have been a busy holiday season.The commission also is administering a $500,000 emergency grant program, which was opened up to any Newtown business
In order to help foster business opportunities in the greater Newtown area, The Newtown Chamber of Commerce is hosting another free monthly networking session open to all local business professionals. The next event is sponsored by Charter Business and w...
Now Newtowners, and folks throughout the region who have given up on the idea of ever training their untrainable dog can breathe a sigh of relief, because one of Newtown’s newest neighbors happens to be Israel’s own version of The Dog Whisperer.
Northern Fairfield Professionals, a networking group focusing on people in transition, will meet Tuesday, March 12, from 5:30 to 8 pm, at the Knights of Columbus building behind St Rose Church. Bill Cusano will speak on "How To Turn Likes Into Cash."
The local Economic Development Commission is retooling the language and is seeking changes to Newtown’s Business Incentive benefits to accommodate more of the types of new enterprises the town expects to see developing in the coming years. First Selectman Pat Llodra has mentioned the EDC’s desire to improve and enhance the program during several meetings in recent weeks.
During her final months in a long-established career as a midlevel IT manager for a global manufacturing company, Newtown resident Wendy Seiler received a crash course in caregiving — with all the time-consuming administrative duties that come with it.
BETHEL — SCORE and Newtown Savings Bank are co-sponsoring a series of workshops in partnership with Bethel Public Library and Bethel Chamber of Commerce. The series of four free workshops is open to business owners and others interested in running a business.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Small businesses significantly impact Connecticut’s economy, employing 713,635 workers in 2010 with most of the employment coming from firms with 20–499 employees, according to a new state-by-state report released this week by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy.