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.
The Newtown Chamber of Commerce is inviting all local business professionals to its next free monthly networking event at Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro on Wednesday, June 10, at 8 am. The guest speaker is Chris Farrugio of Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, who will present “Your Life, Your Legacy: Plan to Make it Right.”
Not sure which wine will be perfect for that special meal or gathering? What about impressing your colleagues with the hottest new bourbon? And where can you get your hands on that exotic craft brew you can’t find anywhere else? One quick — or leisurely — stop into the new Fairgrounds Wine & Spirits in Sand Hill Plaza and you’ve got it covered. Since acquiring the business late last September, owner Paul Moeller, his son Peter, and a growing, knowledgeable staff have been working reoutfitting the familiar location adjacent to Stop & Shop into a brand-new space. With all the final touches in place, the Moellers invite all to the package store’s grand opening celebration Saturday, May 30.
With catering trays set out on a white linen cloth and fresh cut lilacs giving off a faint honey scent, Susan Anzalone and Kathy Appling from The Inn at Newtown were among the many restaurants and businesses showcasing their services during Destination Newtown. The 12th annual event, presented by Newtown Chamber of Commerce, was held again this year at Rock Ridge Country Club.
Connecticut public libraries are proving to be a vital player in helping businesses and entrepreneurs access information and services to help them succeed. Now there is another good reason for local small business professionals to stop by the local library. On Tuesday, June 23, C.H. Booth Library will launch its Virtual Small Business Development Center with a special business open house, “Grow Your Business.” The event will run from 8:30 to 9:30 am in the meeting room of the library. Reservations are not needed, and light refreshments will be served.
Newtown-based Taunton, Inc, a multichannel media company providing high-quality information and inspiration to special interest enthusiasts and professional craftspeople, recently announced the appointment of Daniel R. McCarthy as chief executive officer. According to a release from the firm, Mr McCarthy is a respected industry veteran with a successful track record of accelerating growth and driving transformation at information, publishing, and digital media companies.
The Working Women’s Forum, an association of local professionals and entrepreneurs, will feature an informal discussion prompted by the thought: “If I Could Live Anywhere...,” on Wednesday, May 13, at The Villa Restaurant, 4 Riverside Road.
The Working Women’s Forum, an association of local professionals and entrepreneurs, will feature Southbury Selectman Donna Pereira and a presentation entitled, “Women In Politics: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,” during its next meeting.
After a monthlong campaign where the community was invited to submit its picks for favorite Newtown businesses in four different categories, The Chamber of Commerce of Newtown and The Rotary Club of Newtown announce the nominees for the 2015 Business of the Year award. The public is now invited to vote for their picks in New Business, Longevity, Philanthropy, and Overall Achievement. Winners will be announced during an awards dinner on March 23, to which the public is also invited.