The Working Women’s Forum, an association of local professionals and entrepreneurs, will feature “Effective Negotiating: Create A Win-Win Environment.” The event is Wednesday, October 14, at The Villa Restaurant in Sandy Hook. Joel Nezvesky, founder and managing director of RB Consulting, has more than 35 years of business experience, including in the financial, technology, retail, and real estate sectors. RB Consulting provides companies with strategic guidance and direction to achieve growth objectives.
Newtown resident Peter D’Amico, a distinguished businessman and community activist, has been named the 2015 Macricostas Entrepreneur of the Year by Western Connecticut State University. He will be honored at a luncheon on Wednesday, October 7, at The Ethan Allen Hotel in Danbury. “Peter was selected because of his business success and his great commitment to Newtown and its youth,” said Dr David Martin, dean of the Ancell School of Business. “He is one of the people who step up when the community has a need. He figures out how to get the job done — the true mark of an entrepreneur.”
After being closed for the summer months for “revamping, reorganizing, and cleaning,” said VNA member Joan Reynolds, the VNA Thrift Shop will reopen for a new season on Saturday, September 12. “We have been cleaning everything up, as well as bringing in new merchandise,” Mrs Reynolds said September 4. She and fellow VNA members Mae Schmidle and Anna Wiedemann were at the shop, located on the lower level of Edmond Town Hall, but with its own entrance, to see what needed to be done in the week before the shop would reopen.
Newtown Savings Bank, with its headquarters on Main Street, is celebrating its 160th anniversary in 2015. In this second part of our feature, The Newtown Bee will be bring readers a glimpse into this community institution through the eyes of a number of its employees, some who have spent an entire career spanning decades at the bank. But first, some history: During the Industrial Revolution, commercial banks did not serve small depositors, so to compensate, citizen volunteers created mutual savings banks to benefit their communities. Under these principles, in 1855, Newtown Savings Bank became the 23rd savings institution founded in Connecticut.
Newtown Savings Bank, with its headquarters on Main Street, is celebrating its 160th anniversary in 2015. Over the next few weeks, The Newtown Bee will be bring readers a glimpse into this community institution through the eyes of a number of its employees, some who have spent an entire career spanning decades at the bank. But first, some history: During the Industrial Revolution, commercial banks did not serve small depositors, so to compensate, citizen volunteers created mutual savings banks to benefit their communities. Under these principles, in 1855, Newtown Savings Bank became the 23rd savings institution founded in Connecticut.
Fruple is a gluten-free, dairyless frozen dessert option made solely of organic fruits and maple syrup. It is really about making parents’ lives a little easier, said Dave Ackert, in describing how he has gone from selling advertising and sponsorships for apps and websites to stirring up what he hopes will be the next snack sensation. Mr Ackert and his wife, Eve, along with their two children, are the creators and distributors of Fruple, an all-natural iced dessert. The frozen treat is the family's answer to oversweetened, artificially flavored and colored treats that populate the marketplace.
NEW BRITAIN — Beginning July 1, attorney Monte E. Frank will serve as president-elect of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) during the 2015-2016 bar year. In his role as a principal in Cohen and Wolf's litigation and municipal groups, Mr Frank represents business and municipal clients in the state and federal courts in Connecticut on a wide range of matters. He regularly represents clients in mediation and arbitration in Connecticut and other states. He has served as an attorney trial referee, factfinder, and arbitrator for the Judicial District of Danbury since 2000.
The Newtown Chamber of Commerce is continuing to host free monthly networking events open to all local business professionals. The next event will be held at Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro, 97 South Main Street, on Wednesday, July 8, from 8 to 9 am. The guest speaker is Lucille Harriman of Wells Fargo Bank. Her presentation is titled “Preparing for the ‘Chip’ — What Your Business Needs to Know About Payment Processing,”
Newtown resident Jason Besse, who owns and operates New England Duct Care, approaches every job with two things in mind - improving the health of his customers, along with the operational health of their heating and air conditioning systems. "We spend 70 percent of our time breathing indoor air," Mr Besse told The Newtown Bee. "So having heating and air ducts cleaned regularly will ensure indoor air is free or nearly free of pollen, mold, pet dander, dirt and other particulate matter that can affect your breathing." Just a short time after Mr Besse decided to invest in his state-of-the-art duct cleaning machine, he saw the results with his own eyes.
Town officials joined Salon Michelle's owner and staff for a ribbon cutting celebrating the business’ new location at the corner of Queen Street and Church Hill Road. Among those attending are, from left, Newtown Economic Development Commissioner Matt Mihalcik, Kerry McKenna, Ashley Hernandez, owner Michelle Schettino-Hawli, Jacquie Davis, First Selectman Pat Llodra, Alison Carrier, Kathy Leaman, Mary Strantini, EDC Chair Jean Leonard, Jackie Stakel, and Cathy Kallay. The salon is planning a public grand opening event on July 25.