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  • Sandy Hook Brand Manager Slates First Event: ‘Big Buzz,’ April 8

    Melissa Lopata, the new marketing coordinator for Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP), has announced her first event to help support local Sandy Hook businesses.

    “It is a fun and informative fundraiser for Sandy Hook Organization For Prosperity and a great way for SHOP to reach out to local women-owned businesses and provide them with very motivating, innovative, and strategic marketing ideas,” Ms Lopata said in a notice to The Newtown Bee March 26.

  • Helping SHOP Grow Stronger

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  • SHOP Taps Newtowner Melissa Lopata As Marketing Coordinator

    Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) has selected Melissa Lopata of Newtown as the marketing coordinator for Sandy Hook Village. Ms Lopata will be introduced at the Sandy Hook Village Action Planning Workshop on Wednesday, March 12.

  • Workshop Slated To Create Action Plan For Sandy Hook

    Newtown residents and visitors to Sandy Hook have undoubtedly noticed recent improvements in the business district. Phase II of the new streetscape, with sidewalks, pedestrian-oriented lighting and amenities, was recently completed, enhancing the visual impression and creating a more enjoyable and walkable environment.

  • Sandy Hook Group Seeking ‘Brand Steward’ For New Marketing Push

    The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) is looking for a marketing and communications professional to implement its new Sandy Hook Community Branding Campaign. The organization’s new “brand steward” will utilize the new community brand to create marketing pieces for Sandy Hook Village businesses and incorporate the brand identity with the village and SHOP events.

  • Sandy Hook Tree Lighting Was A Double Success!

    To the Editor:

    On behalf of The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP), I would like to thank all who attended our 12th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting.  This year, the Sandy Hook community gathered to light our traditional tree, and then joined together in lighting Sandy Hook’s new tree just across the street!  From the snow flurries outside Sandy Hook Hair Co. to 3D glasses, from Santa’s visit to face painting, it was a festive night in Sandy Hook with our biggest crowd ever!

  • Small Business Saturday

    To the Editor:

    On behalf of the Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (S.H.O.P.) I would like to extend a warm welcome to the community to join our merchants on Small Business Saturday, November 30.

    While Small Business Saturday has been a great way to kick off the holiday season in recent years, it is even more important this year.

  • Halloween Walk In Sandy Hook Draws Trick-Or-Treaters

    Tommy, left, and Mikey Trudeau posed for a photo during the Saturday, October 26, SHOP (Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity) Halloween Walk.

  • SHOP Says Thanks

    To the Editor:

    On behalf of the Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (S.H.O.P.), and the Passport Committee, I would like to thank everyone who attended our third annual Passport to Sandy Hook. This year we had the largest crowd ever.

    Thank you to all of the merchants who participated in this event. Thank you to our sponsors, Newtown Savings Bank and Andy Sachs. These sponsorships continue to allow us to bring these events to the public free of charge.

  • This Weekend's Passport To Sandy Hook Prize Packages Valued At $3,500

    The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) will present the Third Annual Passport to Sandy Hook on Saturday, October 12, from 11 am to 4 pm. More than 30 merchants have contributed toward this year’s prize packages.

    To be eligible to win one of the three prize packages, valued at a total of $3,500, visitors must have their passports stamped at all 32 participating locations. Locations are within walking distance of the Church Hill Road-Glen Road-Riverside Road-Washington Avenue intersection.