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.
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.
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.”
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 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.
The Working Women’s Forum, an association of local professionals and entrepreneurs, will feature Dr John Woodall and his program “You’re Stronger Than You Might Think” on Wednesday, November 12, at The Villa Restaurant. Dr Woodall plans to discuss how to strengthen skills individuals already have by learning from the very best scientific research and the secret skills used by the most resilient people.
The Working Women’s Forum, an association of local professionals and entrepreneurs, will feature “Beautifying Your Space With Today’s Floral Trends,” with guest Judy Grabarz, owner of Newtown Florist. Scientific research has proven that flowers can improve one’s mood. Ms Grabarz will demonstrate quick and easy ways to group plants in areas of the home and office for interest and texture, as well as how to design flowers with current trends.
The Newtown Chamber of Commerce continues to host free monthly networking events open to all local business professionals. The next event will be Wednesday, October 8, from 8 to 9 am, at Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro. Guest speaker Amy Fallas-Kerr, co-president of Newtown Historical Society, will speak on "Why History Matters: Building Legacy and Community in Newtown.”
First Selectman Pat Llodra, Director of Planning George Benson, Economic Development Coordinator Betsy Paynter, and Grant Coordinator Christal Preszler have renewed the community’s “Newtown is Open for Business” initiative. This new team of economic development leadership is committed to supporting responsible, environmentally sound development, creating a strong local economy and increasing the tax base to offset the residential tax burden for residents. According to Ms Paynter, Newtown is committed to providing a reliable and friendly development process, including a Fast Track Permitting Process for appropriate large-scale commercial and industrial developments.
When last we left Newtown entrepreneur and baker Stephanie Schneiderman, she was packing to run away to Hollywood. And while she had no dreams of making it big on the big screen, she did make the acquaintance of dozens of Hollywood stars who turned out for a pre-Emmy Awards red carpet event where they stuffed swag bags with selected gifts including boxes of Ms Schneiderman’s Biscotti, Etc cookies. Ms Schneiderman was one of just a few dozen companies providing items for the television awards showcase event on August 23 in Los Angeles.
“They described the event as something like a celebrity trade show,” she said. Ms Schneiderman was told that each celebrity attending the gifting event would receive at least one sample of Biscotti Etc products, which turned out to be the case.