Welcome New Members:

All Key Solutions, LLC

Angelina's Apizza

Bluebird Counseling, LLC

Elysee Propertites LLC

Images Studio, LLC

Nasra Enterprises dba Ashley


Southbury Country Florist

Turnkey Processing LLC

Western CT Coalition, Inc.

*Joined 01/03/2024 to 02/08/2024

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New in Southbury! Southbury Self Storage

Welcome to Southbury Self Storage! Owned by Rob LaBonne, the 12,000 square foot building at 82 Poverty Road in Southbury features a wide variety of climate controlled unit sizes available for rent.

To advertise your business or organization in an upcoming member marketplace and get premier placement for your company, contact David Huck at [email protected] or call 203-757-0701. Space is limited! $100 per ad.

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

  • Thursday, March 7 at 4 p.m. - Haven Wellness Center - 305 Church Street, Suite 2 - Naugatuck
  • Friday, March 8 at noon - Ashley Outlet - 575 Union Street, Waterbury

Come out and help your fellow Chamber members come celebrate their special occasion!

Recent Ribbon Cuttings

January 25: Northstar Wealth Partners/Michael Riley - 687 Straits Turnpike (Suite C) - Middlebury

February 1: Southbury Country Florist - 200 Main Street South - Southbury

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March 15: Waterbury Promise and Waterbury Regional Chamber Team Up for Job and Internship Fair

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How AT&T Connected Connecticut in 2023

As we kick off 2024, we’re excited to think about all the ways we’ll be collaborating and connecting with our communities throughout Connecticut. Check out a few highlights from 2023 and a sneak peek of where we’re going in 2024.

Here are a few stories we're excited to share:

Connecting Connecticut to Greater Possibility

What’s the news? In Connecticut, we invested nearly $325 million in our wireless and wireline network infrastructure from 2020-2022 to connect more people to greater possibility. Cities and communities throughout Connecticut are seeing the impacts of this investment. We’re ramping up performance in high traffic areas with 5G+ in cities like Hartford and West Haven.

Supporting CT’s First Responders: With FirstNet,, we’re helping connect first responders in more than 125 communities across the state. FirstNet includes unique benefits like always-on priority and preemption, plus Band 14 -nationwide, high-quality spectrum set aside by the federal government specifically for FirstNet. We’ve rolled out Band 14 on more than 400 sites across Connecticut, including the Hartford-New Britain-Bristol area, the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk-Danbury area and the New London-Norwich area.

AT&T Bridging the Digital Divide in Stamford

What’s the problem? It is estimated that there are more than 3,100 young people in the City of Stamford that lack reliable access to connected technology. At AT&T, we believe every student deserves an opportunity to make their dreams a reality, which is why we are working to help close the digital divide in Connecticut, and around the country.

Laptops to those in need: AT&T joined the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford to surprise more than 100 local students with free refurbished laptops. The laptop donation was announced during an open house hosted by the Boys & Girls Club, which allowed local teens to come and tour the Boys & Girls Club facilities, including the Club’s new gym.

Making Climate Data Actionable for CT Communities

What’s the news? From businesses to local leaders to government officials, all of us must work together to discover new strategies and reshape what it means to be resilient. As part of AT&T’s work to address climate change, we teamed up with the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory to develop the Climate Risk and Resilience Portal, or ClimRR. ClimRR serves as a free, publicly accessible portal, providing localized data projections. AT&T’s John Emra and Jessica Filante Farrington penned an op-ed that ran across the state about ClimRR.

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February 28: Post University Blood Drive

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Ion Bank's Community Awards are now live, which allows individuals to vote for their favorite non-profit in the area and help them earn money.

You can help Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury earn $25 by voting here: https://cap.ionbank.com/CAP/Vote.aspx?ID=39

To see the complete list of participating non-profits, visit: https://cap.ionbank.com/CAP/CAP.aspx

Gateway Limousine names new General Manager, Updates Fleet

As we begin 2024 we have a been busy with updates and improvements to maintain and improve our services and technologies. We have hired Kelly Sullivan as our new General Manager. Kelly has over 28 years industry experience and bring her operational knowledge to our team and we look forward to her efforts to improve the client experience. We have replaced our entire fleet of sedans with the Lexus ES-350 model which has been well received by our clients. We have transitioned to a new reservation platform which has the ability to send customer booking reminders 24 hour in advance, and sends live status updates during a trip so client's know when a vehicle is on it's way, and has arrived at the pick up location. In 2024 we will be taking delivery of 2 additional new Limo buses to serve our wedding and special occasion clients. We will continue with additional improvements and will be excited to share those once they have been completed.

We would like to thank our loyal customers for their continued support and welcome new clients looking services.

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Watertown Foundation: Connecting our Community Through Giving

1925 to 2025: Centennial Celebration

The word “Philanthropy” comes from both Greek and Latin origins, meaning,”love or kindness to mankind”. Although philanthropists have existed for centuries throughout the world, it wasn’t until the early 1900’s that it became formalized in the United States. It was in 1917 that community foundations were organized as a structure to enable people to provide support for the needs of their community.   


In 1925, David Woodward, an Atlanta businessman who summered in Watertown embraced the concept of community foundations and invited area business leaders to join him in establishing the Watertown Foundation. Their mission was to legally organize under the laws of the State of Connecticut for the purpose of receiving and maintaining funds and using the income to improve the social and living conditions in town. 


On October 6, 1925, David Woodward held the first organizational meeting of the Watertown Foundation including six Watertown community leaders, each pledging $500.00 in support of this new endeavor. At that first meeting, the original six founders wisely advised inviting others in the community to pledge a lessor sum of $100.00 and forever be known as the charter members of the Watertown Foundation. It was thus established that citizens of both moderate means or substantial wealth might contribute to the needs in the community.


Because of their foresight, generosity and love of our community, the Watertown Foundation was established. Because of the continued diligence of the trustees who followed in their footsteps and the continued generosity of our members, the Watertown Foundation continues to support the needs of our community.


As we make plans to celebrate the 100th anniversary of our founding in 2025, we welcome your interest in joining us in continuing the wishes of David Woodward and our founding fathers as we “Connect our Community Through Giving”.


Email: [email protected]           

Website: www.Watertownfoundation.com  

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Are You Dense Fundraiser at Watertown Stop & Shop

Have you ever noticed the bags at the end of the check out line at Stop & Shop?” Every month they pick a new non-profit and the proceeds go to that charity. Are You Dense is the charity of February!

Please buy a bag and help us continue our message concerning the importance of additional screening for women with dense breast tissue.

This is at the Watertown Stop and Shop!

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April 10: St. Vincent DePaul Mission to Celebrate 45 Years of Service with Banquet

The St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Waterbury commemorates 45 Years of continual service to those seeking assistance in the greater Waterbury area with a banquet on Wednesday evening, April 10th, beginning at 5:30p.m., at The Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT. Chaired by Catherine Smith and emceed by Tom Chute, the evening will be a celebration of the growth and impact the Mission has had on our community. A donation of $100 per person is requested. For information and reservations, please contact Francine Nido at [email protected] or 203.754.0000 x16.

As we reflect on our 45 years of service, we will recognize Archbishop Leonard Blair with a Presidential Award for serving as President of our organization during his tenure and welcome Coadjutor Archbishop Christopher Coyne to our Mission family. The Father Cascia Service Award will be presented to Bruce & Nancy Humiston in recognition of their exceptional service extended to the Mission program participants. The Msgr. Joseph T. Donnelly Leadership Award will be presented to the Honorable Paul K. Pernerewski Jr. in recognition of his leadership of service not only within St. Vincent DePaul Mission, but also in the greater Waterbury area. 

We will also recognize 12 “All Stars” who have who have been dedicated over the years to the St. Vincent DePaul Mission: Msgr. Ronald Ferraro; Rev. James Sullivan; Deacon Paul Iadarola; Deacon George Pettinico; Atty. Jack Senich; Joe Connolly; Lou Lombard; Jim Brennan; Jack Shea; Iona Watterworth; Eileen Regan; and Emma Barone. This group, consisting of former/current volunteers, board members, staff and one of the Mission’s founding members, represents the spirit of dedication, commitment, and friendship that has allowed the Mission to succeed.

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Isagenix: Health Goals for 2024

Now that the New Year is underway, have you thought about your health goals for 2024? Are you looking to feel better, eat better, sleep better, move better? The Isagenix 30 Day Reset has been clinically studied and published in multiple reputable nutrition and medical journals. The simple, nutrient dense system focuses on properly fueling your body, while also targeting toxicity and stress, so that it can operate most optimally. It has repeatedly outperformed the Heart Healthy and Mediterranean diets and creates a sustainable lifestyle that allows for balance. 

If you have questions or are interested in getting started, contact Linda Novellino.

Visit our website to read more about the 30 Day Reset along with all of the many health and longevity solutions we offer. 

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IT News from Golden Technology Services: Smart Appliances & Devices Security Risks

There was a report recently of a smart appliance, e.g., thermostat being hacked. It could be a case to just see if they could do it or something more sinister such as turning off the heat or up. Several years ago, a baby monitor was hacked. Someone could listen into your sensitive and personal information.

Smart refers to devices or appliances that access and control equipment connected via the Internet. Automobiles are now referred to smartphones on wheels due to all the data they collect and share.

You will need to decide whether you want more convenience or privacy in our interconnected society.

Contact: Justin Golden

[email protected]

1(972)679-9738 (m)

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Tom Hill Reality & Investment, LLC

For Sale: 149-155 Maple Street in Naugatuck

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April 25: Naugatuck Valley Community College Foundation Leadership Breakfast

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United Way of Greater Waterbury office has moved!

While not quite ready for visitors yet, please note the United Way of Greater Waterbury office has moved.

Our new address for mailings and meetings is now:

123 Bank Street, 3rd Floor

Waterbury, CT 06702

Our phone number and email addresses remain the same.

203-757-9855 / unitedwaygw.org 

We look forward to welcoming you to our new home!

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Elevate Your Impact: A Call to Employers for Technical High School Work-Based Learning

The dawn of a new year brings with it a renewed sense of purpose and commitment to progress. What better way to kickstart 2024 than by investing in the future leaders of your industry? The Connecticut Technical Education and Career System’s (CTECS) Work-Based Learning (WBL) Program isn't just about education; it's about fostering the skills and talents needed to thrive in the modern workforce. 

WBL experiences help prepare students for the transition from high school to the world of work and are an invaluable training experience by helping them to develop a deep understanding of the concepts they are learning in the classroom. 

Through WBL, local employers can hire juniors and seniors and provide them with on-the-job training. WBL takes place during the school day and students not only receive credit towards their trade program, but they also get paid. Notably, through an agreement with the Department of Labor, CTECS students can work in hazardous careers as early at 16. 

Engaging with our WBL program provides numerous benefits to your business. Firstly, you gain access to a pool of young, talented individuals who bring fresh perspectives and a hunger to learn. Moreover, you have the opportunity to mold future professionals according to your industry's specific needs. By providing mentorship and on-the-job training, you can shape students into assets who understand the nuances of your sector, saving valuable time and resources on traditional training methods. 

In addition to these advantages, your company will be recognized as a community leader committed to education and workforce development. Your involvement is not just an investment in the future; it is a commitment to the growth and sustainability of your industry. 

CTECS students are the answer to the skilled labor shortage in Connecticut, and your involvement can bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application. Contact us today to explore the myriad ways your company can contribute to shaping the professionals of tomorrow.

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Women's Business Development Council Now Accepting Grant Applications

Deadline to register for Ignite Grant Program is March 14, 2024

The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) is excited to announce the next round of our Ignite Grant Program, which will open February 1, 2024! The deadline to apply is March 14, 2024. The application will also be offered in Spanish. Please help us spread the word about the grant opportunity to women-owned businesses. 


Formerly known as the Equity Match Grant, Ignite is designed to help women-owned businesses grow. The program offers grants of up to $10,000 to women-owned businesses in the state of Connecticut who have been in business for 2 or more years and have revenues between $25K and $2 million. Since the start of the program, we have distributed 276 grants of over $2.5 million to women-owned businesses in Connecticut. For additional information and more details on the program, please visit our website. 

Starting February 1,, we will hold one-hour informational webinars each week throughout February and March to assist prospective applicants with their applications before submitting. There will be 6 sessions in English and 2 sessions in Spanish. Interested applicants can register for a live information session here: Class Listings

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February 9: Piper and Dune Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Save the Date! Join us on Friday, February 9th, at 11:30 a.m. for the grand ribbon-cutting ceremony marking our 3rd Anniversary!

Stop by Piper and Dune for:

FREE Anniversary Gift

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Exclusive Sale

Explore a unique collection of gifts, accessories, and more for Men, Women, and Babies. From artisan-made goods to popular brands like Bryan Anthony, Barstool Sports, Orvis, and Corkcicle, we have something for everyone! Don’t miss out on the celebration of craftsmanship and uniqueness. See you there! 

Piper and Dune, 134 Main Street S, #50-e Bennett Square, Southbury, CT 06488 

(203) 297-8070 * Prefer to Shop Online? The whole store is available online at: PiperandDune.com *Complimentary Gift Wrap* Order Online and Pick Up Your Order Instore or Ship It!

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February 9 & 10: Black Broadway - A Celebration of Talent and Legacy! 

📅 **Save the Date:** February 9 & 10, 2024 7 PM

📍 **Venue:** Palace Theater, Waterbury, CT

🎟️ **Tickets are NOW AVAILABLE!** Snag seats http://tinyurl.com/Cytcscblackhistoryshow for a night of iconic Broadway hits, celebrating the extraordinary talent and enduring impact of Black voices.

🎤🌟 **Don't Miss:**

- Diverse performances shaping Broadway and American culture.

- Tribute to the cultural impact of Black roles.

- Unforgettable evening honoring the brilliance and legacy of Black artists.

For more information, please contact [email protected] or Evan Maguire, Marketing Coordinator


February 10: 5th Annual Winter is the Pits Event

The City of Waterbury will be hosting the 5th Annual Winter is the Pits event on Saturday, February 10. This is a free winter festival that is hosted around the historic Stone House Pavilion in Hamilton Park. All residents have the opportunity to have a free shuttle from the Hamilton Ave Commuter Parking lot to the event.

At this year's event, there will be train rides for kids, 12 cozy firepits, a large community bonfire, marshmallow toasting for S’mores, music, and fun games.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase at your own cost, including from food trucks and a mobile pub for fireside craft beer and cocktails. 

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February 23: Annual Art & Wine Event

Children's Community School is holding its annual Art & Wine event on Friday, February 23, 2024, at Watertown Golf Club.

Tickets are $50 each and include the following:

Wine, beer, and liquor selections from NeJaime's Fine Wine & Spirits in Watertown for tasting and purchase. Fascia's Chocolates, Delicious appetizers, and the opportunity to win raffle items.

This event will showcase student artwork in collaboration with ASAP! and Mattatuck Museum

This is always a fun event, please join us and bring a friend!

Any questions, please contact Sue Mellitt. 203-575-0659 x216 or [email protected]

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3D Music Academy: Free Piano Lessons

3D Music Academy, Inc. will be offering free piano lessons during an 8-week after school program on Tuesday's and Thursday's from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 440 Chase River Road in Waterbury. Classes are open to individuals ages 18 and under. Registration opens up on February 20 and classes begin February 27. For more information, contact Will Davis at 203-706-7376 or visit https://3d-music-academy-inc.ueniweb.com/

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February 28: Mattatuck Museum’s 2nd Annual Brass City Bake Off

Participate in the Mattatuck Museum’s 2nd Annual Brass City Bake Off on Wednesday, February 28, 5:30–7:30 PM!

Due to the great success of our inaugural baking competition, we’re bringing back this sweet competition!

Companies and non-profits are encouraged to nominate a supervisor or staff member to participate in this amateur bake off! Wow the community and other businesses with your signature bakes. (Each sponsorship allows one baking participant, but additional bakers can be added).

This year we will have three baking categories: cake/cupcake, cookie/dessert bar, and pie/tart. Three local expert judges will vote on the best bake from each category. Attendees sample each bake and vote on the “People’s Choice” plus bid to take their favorite bake home!

The Mattatuck Museum is grateful to be part of the local Waterbury community and looks forward to partnering with you, its local businesses.

The proceeds from this event will support exhibitions, educational adult and family programs. Your support directly contributes to the success and enhancement of our high-quality programs and exhibitions.

If you have any questions please contact Jennifer Johnston at (203) 753 – 0381 or [email protected]

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The Mattatuck Museum will be hosting a noteworthy afternoon of learning at Brass Works Brewing Company, located at 2066 Thomaston Avenue in Waterbury, on Saturday, February 17, from 2 to 3 p.m. Grab a snack from the JJ Stacks food truck and sip on a local beer while enjoying a special viewing of artifacts and artwork documenting the Civil Rights movement in Connecticut and listen to fascinating tales from the state's history. Highlights include Harlem Renaissance writer, Ann Petry, who preserved artifacts chronicling the black community of Saybrook and photographer, Augustus Washington, who left a successful Hartford photography business to build a new nation in Africa. For more information, visit: http://tinyurl.com/mr3fp9dm

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March 2: Productions for Change Film Premier & Fundraiser

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U.S. Beneficial Ownership Information Registry Now Accepting Reports

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has begun accepting beneficial ownership information reports.

The bipartisan Corporate Transparency Act, enacted in 2021 to curb illicit finance, requires many companies doing business in the United States to report information about the individuals who ultimately own or control them.

Filing is simple, secure, and free of charge. Companies that are required to comply (“reporting companies”) must file their initial reports by the following deadlines:

  • Existing companies: Reporting companies created or registered to do business in the United States before January 1, 2024 must file by January 1, 2025.
  • Newly created or registered companies: Reporting companies created or registered to do business in the United States in 2024 have 90 calendar days to file after receiving actual or public notice that their company’s creation or registration is effective.

Beneficial ownership information reporting is not an annual requirement. A report only needs to be submitted once, unless the filer needs to update or correct information. Generally, reporting companies must provide four pieces of information about each beneficial owner:

  • name;
  • date of birth;
  • address; and
  • the identifying number and issuer from either a non-expired U.S. driver’s license, a non-expired U.S. passport, or a non-expired identification document issued by a State (including a U.S. territory or possession), local government, or Indian tribe. If none of those documents exist, a non-expired foreign passport can be used. An image of the document must also be submitted.

The company must also submit certain information about itself, such as its name(s) and address. In addition, reporting companies created on or after January 1, 2024, are required to submit information about the individuals who formed the company (“company applicants”).

FinCEN is committed to providing America’s small businesses with the resources and information they need to make filing as quick and easy as possible. FinCEN’s Small Entity Compliance Guide walks small businesses through the requirements in plain language. Filers can also view informational videos and webinars, find answers to frequently asked questions, connect to the contact center, and learn more about how to report at www.fincen.gov/boi.

The mission of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is to safeguard the financial system from illicit use, combat money laundering and its related crimes including terrorism, and promote national security through the strategic use of financial authorities and the collection, analysis, and dissemination of financial intelligence. Stay informed by subscribing to FinCEN Updates.

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Quilts that Care Upcoming Meetings

Quilts that Care will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 6 and 20; from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24 at Quilts that Care headquarters, 130 Scott Road, Waterbury. 

The group will also meet from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 7 and 21 at the Litchfield Community Center, Route 202. Litchfield 

Quilts that Care, Inc., a nonprofit organization, makes and donates quilts to cancer patients at 17 Connecticut facilities. Volunteers of all skill levels are welcome. Non-sewers are welcome. Fabric, sewing notion and monetary donations are also welcome. 

The facilities are The Cancer Care Center at Griffin Hospital, Derby; The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, Dr. Nicole Sookhan of Trinity Health of New England and Saint Mary’s VITAS in Waterbury; Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Torrington; Connecticut Childrens’ Medical Center and St Francis Hospital in Hartford. Also Norwalk Hospital; The Yale/Smilow Cancer Center in New Haven; Bristol Hospital; The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain; Hartford HealthCare at Home, Watertown and Southington; Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Litchfield County, Winsted; AccentCare, Middlebury; Midstate Medical Center, Meriden; University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington and Veteran’s Hospital, Newington. QTC recently began to donate to the Diebold Family Cancer Center in New Milford and to Danbury Hospital, making for a total of 18 Connecticut facilities

The Quilts that Care mission is to “wrap cancer patients and their families in comfort and hope, one quilt at a time.”

For information, call Deb at 860-782-1043.

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Charter Oak State College offers February Open House events

For Online Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programs

Charter Oak State College www.CharterOak.edu) offers two virtual Open House events in February. Prospects interested in online Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees are encouraged to attend via Zoom. Learn about the College and its high value, affordable, ONLINE degree programs. All event attendees apply free.  


Event Date – Monday, February 12 at 5:30PM ET – All Graduate Degree Programs and Certificates, including Health Care Administration, Health Informatics, and Organisational Leadership, will be covered.

Event Date – Tuesday, February 13 at 5:30PM ET – Career-focused Undergraduate degrees in all fields, including Business Administration, Social Work, Cybersecurity, Early Childhood Education, Public Safety Administration, Nursing, and Health Care degrees will be covered. 

Charter Oak State College is Connecticut’s only dedicated, public, online college, offering associate and bachelor’s degrees in high-demand fields including Business, Health Care, Nursing, Social Work, Early Childhood Education, Criminal Justice and Cybersecurity. The College offers Master’s degrees in Organizational Leadership, Health Informatics and Health Care Administration. Charter Oak is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education and governed by Connecticut’s Board of Regents for Higher Education.

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