Chamber Member News | July 2019
Celebrating Our Members
July 2019
In This Issue:
1) New Members 2) Member Spotlight 3) Ribbon Cuttings
4) Upcoming Events 5) Available Jobs 6) Member News and Updates
Welcome New Members:
A warm welcome to our newest members!* We encourage you to connect with them soon and see where your next partnership can be!

Anytime Fitness
AXA Advisors
Cavallo's Imported Italian Foods
Cavallo's Imports, LLC
Digital Traffic Factory
Gryphon Management and Realty LLC
Northern Connecticut Black Nurses Association

*Joined 6/1/19 - 6/28/19
Featured Member
Meet Haynes Group!
Haynes Group is a family owned and operated, vertically integrated company with statewide quarries, a stone fabrication plant, and multiple retail stores. Haynes Group also holds a real estate arm that specializes in commercial and residential property development and management. Haynes has been providing quality and service since 1963.  

Meet Hartford Stamp & Sign!
Finding the right products just got a whole lot easier. Custom stamps, seals, daters, plaques, awards, stencils, ADA signage, notary supplies, Corporate LLC sets & certificates. Custom engraving on gifts and much more...
Please visit our website or stop by our showroom at 115 Waterbury Road in Prospect. In many cases, items can be made right on the spot! We are offering a 20% discount on your first order. Please contact Sue at

Ribbon Cuttings
The Chamber looks forward to celebrating the following businesses! Consider showing support of your fellow members by attending an upcoming ribbon cutting. Interested in a celebration for a milestone at your business? Click here to learn more!
State Farm Insurance - Jacinto Evangelista
Mr. Jacinto Evangelista celebrated the opening of his new State Farm Insurance office at 713 Main Street in Watertown on Thursday, June 6, 2019. Products offered in this location include auto, home, business, property, life and health insurance as well as banking products and annuities. Evangelista and his team are proud to be able to serve customers speaking English, Spanish and Albanian. Participating in the ribbon-cutting ceremony are, from left: Watertown Oakville Chamber of Commerce Board Members Diane Stewart of Ion Bank and Justin Golden of Golden Technology Services, Owner Jacinto Evangelista, State Senator Eric Berthel (R-32), and Watertown Oakville Chamber of Commerce Director Julie Donato. For more information, call (646) 671-8392. 

Events From Your Fellow Members
Charcoal Chef Monthly Giving Monday to Benefit Sharon Audubon Society (July 1)
The Charcoal Chef is proud to host a charitable giving day on the first Monday of every month. On July 1, the charity is the Sharon Audubon Society. Ten percent of total daily sales benefit the designated non-profit on these days. The charity promotes itself and provides a raffle basket. Fundraising continues all day and YOU can support by stopping by to enjoy a meal! This has been a proud Charcoal Chef tradition since 2008. Look out for these amazing upcoming fundraisers for the rest of 2019! August - Better Days Rescue; September - Christ Church Watertown; October - Woodbury Boy Scout Troop 54; November - Friends of the Woodbury Senior Center; December - Nonnewaug High School Drama Club. 

LaBonne’s 33rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament (July 23)
On Thursday, July 23rd LaBonne’s Markets will be hosting their Golf Tournament at the Watertown Golf Club, 246 Guernseytown Rd, Watertown. All of the proceeds from the annual sold out event support the food banks of Watertown, Woodbury and Salisbury. A $175 donation gets you lunch, golf (cart, beverages and snacks included) at the private Watertown Golf Club and a dinner of either chicken, steak or salmon. In addition to this, you have the chance to win a vehicle if you make a hole in one, team prizes, individual prizes (longest drive, closest to the pin, closest to the line), amazing raffle items, a live auction and more! "Proceeds from the LaBonne's Charity Golf Tournament allow us to order food and supplies throughout the year, servicing thousands annually." - LISA C. WATERTOWN HUMAN, SOCIAL & LEISURE SERVICES. For more information about the event and to register, please visit our website at:

Motivation Equals Lifestyle Transformation (July 27)
Augustine Counseling is hosting a monthly support group for those who have had weight loss surgery or making a major lifestyle upgrade. The sessions are hosted by Chamber member Amy Dumont, LCSW, INHC and Bariatric Patient. The sessions are 9:30 am-10:30 am at Augustine Counseling, 2030 Straits Turnpike, Suite 3, Middlebury. Registration is required. To register, please call (203) 725-3345 or email Amy directly at to provide insurance information. 

Available Jobs
Interns Seeking Employment
Looking for interns or part-time/full-time help? UConn Waterbury has 1,000 students and there are another 2,500 Greater Waterbury students attending school in Storrs. Tap into their intern/job search network to find the help you need. Job postings are free – just visit and click on employers for more information. 

Barywise Seeking to Add Therapist/Social Worker to their Team
We are looking for additions to our team! Growing mental health private practice located in Middlebury, CT seeking a licensed therapist/social worker (LMFT, LCSW, LPC) with flexible availability to accommodate the schedules of their clients (evenings/weekends). Must have experience and willingness to work with children and adolescents. Required minimum 10 clients per week. Contact Amy Dumont, LCSW at 203/558-5963 or via email at .

ICES, Inc. Hiring for Several Positions
We Do Life Together… A division of ICES, Inc. is hiring for the following positions: Human Resources Director – lead our HR Dept, enabling an employee oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, engagement, productivity, and the recruitment / on-going development of a superior workforce. ADP Workforce Now Administrator – seeking an ADP expert who will have responsibilities including developing, implementing and maintaining our ADP (payroll, HR, benefits, and time keeping) system to meet our company needs, and inputting and managing data. Registered Nurse (RN) – State of CT Licensed RN with a minimum of the following: an Associate’s Degree, two years nursing experience, and min. of one year experience working in a chronic convalescent home. This position will have direct interactions with individuals with intellectual disabilities and those on the autism spectrum and ensuring they receive premium nursing services from our agency programs. Please contact Leah Robertson, our Corporate Recruiter either by email: or by calling: 203-704-0109

Member News and Updates
Quilts that Care Accepts Donation from Waterbury Rotary Club
Quilts that Care, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization focused on providing hope and support to cancer patients, was grateful to receive a donation from the Waterbury Rotary Club in May. After giving a presentation about the work of Quilts that Care, Founder Deb Van Steenbergen was presented with the donation by Rotary President Susan Sprano. Quilts that Care was founded in April 2012 by a handful of ladies equipped with a few sewing machines and a passion to help others. It has blossomed into a group of 200+ volunteer team members dedicated to giving comfort and hope to individuals currently undergoing cancer treatment in the form of thousands of quilts. They invite you to learn more about the group and how you can help make a difference in the lives of our family, friends, and neighbors at

NSI Offers Chamber Members 10% off of Vulnerability Analysis
NSI is offering members a 10% discount for their Vulnerability Analysis through the end of July. It's ideal if you already have anti-virus, firewalls and other basic protections. Since over 52% of breaches involve hacking as opposed to phishing emails, this is specifically looking for gaps hackers usually find. Turnaround is 2 weeks, it's non-disruptive and all recommendations are explained in your office. To get the discount, click the following link and be sure to mention the Chamber in the "How did you hear about us? field! Check it out here:

KarTele MobileElectronics Seeking Your Vote as Top Retailer of 2019
Our Member KarTele MobileElectronics is excited to have been named a Top 50 Retailer of the Year for 2019 among THOUSANDS of other shops across the US and Canada! Now they're looking to YOU to help them earn the top spot and be named the #1 Retailer of the Year! You can show your support and vote now through July 8th at
Good luck, KarTele!

Northern CT Black Nurses Collaborate on Free 'Fall into Health' Fair
The Northern CT Black Nurses and The Ungroup Society in collaboration with Waterbury Hospital, ST. Mary's Hospital and other area providers will be hosting a free, city-wide "Fall Into Health" fair on October 12, 2019 at JONATHAN REED Elementary School; 33 Griggs Street, in Waterbury from 9am-1pm. Our purpose is to provide preventative services to our underserved population, as well as education on risk factors that lead to chronic illnesses, and awareness of the myriad of resources available.

This event will feature medical professional speakers, insurance navigators, drug/alcohol/behavioral workshops, and a variety of screenings: dental, vision, mammograms, prenatal, cholesterol, EKGs, etc., and so much more! Anyone interested in supporting or participating in this important endeavor may contact Crystal Coggins at or 203-768-9970.

Acts 4 Ministry Launched Annual Back-to-School Campaign With Receipt Of Donation From Exchange Club of Waterbury
The non-denominational nonprofit Acts 4 Ministry, Inc. recently received a donation from the Exchange Club of Waterbury Charitable Foundation, Inc. that began their 15th annual Back-to-School “Swap and Shop,” of school uniform tops and bottoms. Each August, the “Swap and Shop” distributes gently-worn donated and newly-purchased uniforms free or at low costs to children throughout the Greater Waterbury region. Acts 4 Ministry’s offices and boutique store are located at 1713 Thomaston Avenue in Waterbury. Tax-deductible donations may be brought year-round to the location Mondays through Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. when volunteers, guest services and community partners are also welcomed. The store and donation center are open to the general public Thursdays 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Cash or money order donations can also be U.S. Mailed to P.O. Box 4524, Waterbury, CT 06704. For more information, call 203-574-2287 or visit .

Host Families Sought for Holy Cross High School International Students
A welcoming family is needed to host international high school Chinese students that will attend Holy Cross High School, arriving in mid-August 2019. As a host family, you will offer an international student the opportunity to discover America through your eyes throughout the school year. Interested Host Families would be required to provide their student with meals, transportation to/from school (busing and carpooling where available), and a private bedroom. To offset the costs of hosting, a generous monthly stipend per student is offered. If you are interested in learning more about becoming an AIEP host family for Holy Cross, please contact them at  203.992.AIEP  OR visit .

Jack Zazzaro, D.M.D. Offering 20% Off Teeth Whitening
Start your summer with a brighter whiter smile. In honor of National Smile day, now until July 31 st , receive 20% off all teeth whiting services when you mention this ad! If interested, please call 203-264-0244 to schedule your appointment. Does your dentist offer creative solutions, predictable outsomes, affordable options and exceptional results? Learn more about Dr. Jack Zazzaro today at Located at 316 Main Street South in Southbury.

Back to School Bash at Smile and Shine Dental Offering School Supplies
Never too early to prepare your school supplies. Those who visit Smile & Shine Dental at 158 Manor Avenue Unit #1, Waterbury following July 8th can get school supplies with their appointments. Call them at (203) 527-3375 or email for more information.

Gain Exposure with the Mickey Mantle World Series
From July 24 th -28 th , CT will be the center of the baseball universe with events at the Municipal Stadium in Waterbury, as well as Muzzy Field in Bristol and Fuessenich Park in Torrington. Support our local CT team, as well as 11 other teams from the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) Canada. As a sponsor, your business will be exposed to thousands of spectators, and the athletes will be able to live their dreams.

If interested, call (203) 217-3350/ (203) 757-5037 or email . You can view the sponsorship form by clicking here or visit for more information.

Quassy Cares Gives Back with Several Summer Initiatives
Hundreds of college and high school students working at Quassy Amusement and Waterpark here help provide memorable experiences to guests on a daily basis during the height of the summer season. Some of the same staff members have also been making a difference in local and area communities through a park-sponsored initiative titled Quassy Cares. The toy drive at Quassy was set up this summer through the Connecticut Recreation and Parks Association (CRPA) in Newington as well as Christmas Wish CT, a charity committed to sharing the spirit of Christmas 365 days a year. Quassy Cares joined the campaign and for each toy brought in by a park employee, Quassy Amusement and Waterpark will match the contribution. The lakeside property, now in its 111 th year, has also assisted at local soup kitchens in the past, helping to provide meals for those in need. This spring the family-owned business also put together a service cart which occasionally cruises along the Middlebury Greenway, a leisure trail where the electrified trolley line that serviced the park in its early days once stood. Quassy employs help pick up any debris found along the paved greenway and dispose of it. Quassy Amusement Park boasts more than two dozen rides and attractions, waterparks, redemption arcade, games, live entertainment and more. Season passes are on sale now at the park office and through the Quassy website at ! Company picnics, school and summer camp fieldtrips and other catered events are also being scheduled through the park office at (203) 758-2913.
Wisdom House Spiritual Retreat & Conference Center In Litchfield Hosting Interactive Photo Exhibit
The interfaith Wisdom House Spiritual Retreat and Conference Center at 229 East Litchfield Road in East Litchfield is hosting a distinctive interactive photo exhibit, “The Enduring Presence of Wisdom: A Celebration of the Daughters of Wisdom for 70 Years” through August 17. Viewers of this exhibit can download an App to their smartphone to hear personal audio short stories spoken by several of the contemporary Daughters of Wisdom nuns who were trained as novices at the former Wisdom House convent and are shown in group and individual photos. The stories provide engaging insights into the past 70 years, the present and future of the order of Daughters of Wisdom ministries.

The order originated in 18th Century France and in 1949 founded the U.S. Province with the purchase of 100 acres of a former farm for a Novitiate and Convent. The exhibit highlights the history of Wisdom House over the past 70 years from 1949 forward. For exhibit hours and information, visit , call 860-567-3163, or email to .
Right Now is the Best Time to Order Your Residential Solar System With Sun Nerds
These are the final days to take advantage of the Connecticut Greenbank solar rebate. For most homeowners, this rebate will reduce the system cost around $4,000. Also, the federal Investment-tax-credit (30%), will be reduced January 1, 2020. For 2019 orders, that means homeowners will enjoy an average of around $12,000 help from the government to add solar to their homes. This combination will not be offered again! Sun Nerds Solar Brokers will shop the market for the best package and present their findings to you. Please take advantage of the Chamber Member-Exclusive $300 coupon which is good until September 1, 2019. One option for those who qualify is a solar loan with zero down and monthly payments that are often lower than your existing utility bill. Once your Sun Nerds system is turned on, expect utility bills as low as $9.44 per month. Please contact member Rod Ferguson at 860-888-9698.

Grab and Go Options for your Summer at Nardelli’s
NARDELLI’S IS NOT JUST GRINDERS! Do some shopping at Nardelli's and grab a selection of canned items, grab-and-go lunches and desserts, pasta salads, and more. Whether you’re headed to the beach, prepping for a party, or hanging out at on the back patio, swing by Nardelli’s for a quick stop to put the finishing touches on your day! Of course, you can always grab your favorite grinders while you’re there too. Check out all your options today at 

Get Cash with Flexible Terms and Flexible Financing with Factor Basic!
Every business needs money- that’s why there’s Factor Basic! A business can save salaries and back office expenses with the professional accounting and collection services which are typically part of any factoring arrangement. Factoring companies will provide monthly statements of account to all customers, daily aging customer reports to clients, and expert collection services on overdue invoices. Additionally, factoring eliminates the need to chase checks and customer's payments. With factoring, a business can comfortably make payroll and pay bills without incurring late fees, penalties, or damaging its credit. Contact Peter Weiss at or 203-595-9611. Factor Basic offers significant referral fees!

Palace Theater Affinity Program
Did you know that as a Chamber member you get special discounts to select shows at the Palace Theater? As an affinity member, you receive a minimum 10% discount off most Palace events with the opportunity to receive even larger discounts on certain performances. When you purchase tickets by phone at 203-346-2000, or in person at the Palace Theater Box Office, mention to your sales and service representative before the point of purchase that you are a Waterbury Regional Chamber Member and would like to take advantage of the Affinity Discount. If you are purchasing tickets online, at, use the Promotional Code: WRC. Please keep in mind that some restrictions may apply and discounts may only pertain to certain seating sections based on performance restrictions. For more information on show specific discounts, please contact the Palace Theater Box Office at 203-346-2000.
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