Chamber Member News | July 2021
Featured Member Highlight
LPL Financial - David Mulhall, CPA
Investments, tax strategies, insurance, estate planning: the list of financial concerns and considerations facing you today is seemingly endless. And there are no easy answers.

I am in the business of helping my clients address all their financial challenges. I do this by using a total wealth management approach. Each area is important individually, but managing them all collectively is one of the most important considerations in your overall financial independence.

My approach can help you invest conservatively, manage your exposure to taxes, address your insurance needs and provides a plan with the objective to successfully transfer your wealth to your children and grandchildren.

Among my financial offerings are:
  • Investment portfolio analysis - to keep you informed of how your investments are performing, and to make adjustments as needed
  • Strategic Asset Management (SAM) - providing you with fee-based asset management through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Adviser.
  • Annuities - for tax-deferred growth potential
  • Life insurance - providing financial protection for your loved ones
  • Retirement Asset Distribution Strategies
  • Long Term Health Care- to provide for costly health issues

Featured Member Highlight
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!


*Joined 6/11/21 to 7/12/21
New Member Spotlights
Welcome New Members Green Wealth Management!
Green Wealth Management Group is a wealth advisory team of highly collaborative financial professionals who share a passion for helping clients maximize their financial potential.

Collaboration is the most valuable characteristic of our team, as we work closely with each other and with our clients’ other trusted advisors. We focus on planning, investment management, insurance, and client advocacy. We have sought relevant, advanced credentials in these areas to elevate our capabilities, along with our clients’ trust and comfort.
 
We offer a multi-dimensional spectrum of advice to successful families, individuals, and business owners. Over the years we have cultivated a strong affinity with closely‑held business owners. We believe that business owners require the coordinated planning approach we offer, as they often juggle multiple roles within their organization and ultimately seek synergy between their business and personal finances. Our entire team constantly strives for improvement, having earned advanced designations in important financial domains, seeking the best combination of skills, knowledge, and experience for our clients’ benefit.

Visit www.gwmgllc.com for more information!

Registered representative of Sanctuary Securities Inc. and Investment Advisor Representative of Sanctuary Advisors LLC. Securities offered through Sanctuary Securities Inc. Member FINRA SIPC advisory services offered through Sanctuary Advisors LLC, a SEC Registered Investment Advisor, Green Wealth Management Group is a DBA of Sanctuary Securities Incorporated and Sanctuary Advisories LLC
Welcome New Members Win Enterprises!
Win Enterprises, LLC, is an international team of business consultants, mentors, and advisors, with our leadership team based out of Simsbury, CT. We are guided by our proven and proprietary frameworks, approaches, and methodologies to help you remove the barriers to high performance and optimize your people and processes.

Our leadership team has a combined 50+ years’ experience, boots on the ground, leading teams, working with/for all industries, with an emphasis in the Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace, Franchising, Sports and Entertainment and SMB space.

Contact us today at Solutions@WINEnterprisesLLC.com for your complimentary consultation on any one of our service lines: Operations and Supply Chain Optimization, Leadership and Engagement, End Game Profit Maximization, Funding Opportunities, Executive Mentoring and Coaching, and more. 

Visit www.WINEnterprisesLLC.com for more details
New Member WorkPlace's Mortgage Crisis Job Training Program 
The WorkPlace’s Mortgage Crisis Job Training Program is helping Connecticut homeowners facing foreclosure by providing options and resources. If loss of work, insufficient income, overwhelming medical bills, or other financial challenges are putting you at risk of losing your home, there are no-cost services available for households in jeopardy of foreclosure. Earning more could be the solution to avoiding foreclosure.
 
To learn more, please visit our website: https://www.workplace.org/mortgage-crisis-job-training-program/ or call us toll-free 1-866-683-1682.

The Mortgage Crisis Job Training Program is a WorkPlace Opportunity in partnership with the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA), Capital Workforce Partners, and Connecticut’s workforce system. It is an equal opportunity program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
Events From Your Fellow Members
‘3-D’ Fireworks Will Light Up Sky
Over Quassy Amusement & Waterpark
Quassy Amusement & Waterpark here will present a spectacular ‘3-D’ fireworks display at 9:45 p.m., Saturday, July 31. The event was postponed due to inclement weather on July 3.

Special “3-D” fireworks viewing glasses will be sold for $2 on July 31 at Quassy to benefit Give Kids The World Village.

Give Kids The World Village is an 89-acre, whimsical nonprofit resort in Kissimmee, Fla., that provides week-long, cost-free wish vacations to critically ill children and their families from around the world. Quassy has long supported the village and participates in its World Passport Program for affiliated families.
For more information visit https://www.gktw.org/

Rides and attractions open at 11 a.m. Rides will operate until after the fireworks with Quassy Beach and Splash Away Bay waterpark operating until 7 p.m. 

In addition, there will be a special evening beach party starting at 7:30 p.m., with music by Morgan Skelly and the Old Crows. There will be an admission charged to the beach party with food and beverages available for purchase at Splash Away Bay Café. Season pass holders are admitted to the beach event free of charge.
Acts 4 Ministry Seeking Donations for Back-to-School Event
Through August 23, Acts 4 Ministry Inc., a non-denominational non-profit organization, is seeking donations of school uniforms and supplies to be given free or at low costs to low-income children of all ages throughout the Greater Waterbury region.
 
Donations needed include new or gently worn uniform tops in white, black, gray, or any shade of blue, and bottoms in khaki, navy, black and gray. All sizes accepted, especially seek sizes 6, 7, 8, and above. Accessories needed include book bags, lunch bags, rulers, folders, and writing tools.
 
All donations can be brought to Acts 4 Ministry at 1713 Thomaston Avenue in Waterbury Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tax-deductible monetary donations can be U.S. Mailed to Acts 4 Ministry, Inc., PO Box 4524, Waterbury, CT 06704 with a memo “Back to School drive”.
 
To learn more visit www.act4.org, contact Acts 4 at 203-574-2287, or email executive director Sarah Elizabeth Carabetta at executivedirector@acts4.org.

Job Openings at Adam Broderick Salon & Spa
Adam Broderick Salon & Spa has Immediate Openings for Retail Specialists and Call Center Specialists

Come join our dynamic team at a prestigious salon & spa as a reservations specialist. Earn while you learn! We are looking for upbeat, friendly co-workers who can deliver excellent customer care. You will be greeting and  interacting with current and new clients. We are offering flexible full and part time schedules, excellent paid training, opportunity for advancement, paid time off, holiday pay, co-worker perks, service and product discounts and signing bonus. We are open 7 days a week, early and late. Ridgefield and Southbury, CT locations.

Please contact:  HR@adambroderick.com or 203-403-4152
Upcoming Event at Foxwoods Resort & Casino
Upcoming Connecticut Small Business Development Center Webinars

Patent Basics
August 5 @ 12:00
This workshop will cover the basic facts about patents. We will explore the different types of patents, including utility, design, and plant. We will define the difference and use of both provisional patent applications and non-provisional patent applications. Further, we will discuss the process of patent prosecution, the role of the U.S. patent examiner and what to expect when working with the USPTO. Information regarding a number of patent prosecution programs and initiatives available to applicants will also be provided.


Trademark Basics
August 12 @ 12:00
This workshop will cover the basic facts about trademarks. We will explore the different types of trademarks, including names, designs, logos, and trade dress. We will discuss strategies to perform a trademark search, strengthen descriptive marks, and layout the steps to file a trademark application and all fees associated with trademarks. 


Waterbury Harry Potter Day: July 30, 2021
Waterbury Harry Potter Day will be in its 3rd year when it returns to Waterbury’s downtown on Friday, July 30, 2021. This day-long event involves multiple businesses and institutions in creating a magical experience for attendees. After picking up a magic map from Minuteman Press, individuals can visit shops to enjoy butterbeer, wizarding menus, and pick up clues for the Wizard Quest scavenger hunt.  Silas Bronson will provide wand making as well as two fire-breathing magic shows, a sing-along, and other fun. Even The Mattatuck Museum is joining in with a daytime look at witches in fact & fiction as well as an evening, adult-focused look at spiritualism, mentalism and belief in the occult…offered by two local magicians.

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Waterbury Symphony Orchestra announces the appointment of Executive Director, Heidi Stubner
The Waterbury Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce that it has selected Heidi Stubner as its new Executive Director, following an extensive executive search process led by the WSO. Her tenure began on July 1.
 
As a multi-faceted executive administrator and professional musician, Ms. Stubner has enjoyed an extensive career as a violinist in New York’s free-lance community. She was a long-time member of the American Symphony Orchestra, the Bard Festival, and numerous Broadway shows as well as a recitalist and chamber musician both nationally and abroad. For over a decade, she was the Founder, Artistic and Executive Director of the Hudson Highlands Music Festival in the Hudson River Valley. 
 
"I am delighted that Heidi Stubner will be joining the WSO as Executive Director. She brings a wealth of experience and musical knowledge to the organization and tremendous energy and enthusiasm to our artistic and educational mission," said WSO Music Director & Conductor Leif Bjaland.

Ms. Stubner served as Managing Director of Horizon Concerts, an organization that brought music to neglected audiences in New York City, including nursing homes, senior centers, homeless shelters, and AIDS hospices.
 
Ms. Stubner’s dedication and commitment to reaching underserved communities was reflected in her development of music programs for at-risk children from the Break Aways program in Manhattan and public schools throughout the Hudson River Valley. Her innovative approach to strategic artistic partnerships and fundraising during her nine-year tenure as Assistant Dean at Manhattan School of Music demonstrated her commitment to the development of young musicians though live music
 
In an administrative and performing capacity, she has worked with artists including Kurt Masur, Jessye Norman, Andrea Bocelli, The Roots, Harvey Fierstein, Bernadette Peters, Reba McEntire, and Audra McDonald. Before joining the WSO, Ms. Stubner was the Vice President and Associate Director of the Medical Musician Initiative based in NYC. She is a passionate champion for enhancing healing through integrated critical care that incorporates music as medicine

“I am honored to be joining such a passionate and dedicated team of Board of Directors, artists and administrators,” said Ms. Stubner. “I am excited to dive into the Waterbury community and further the mission that already is the WSO.” She plans to actively immerse herself in the Waterbury community. “As a Connecticut native, it is thrilling to renew my connection and commitment to this region. Through our collective endeavors we will bring much joy to our community from age one to 101.’’
Dr. Schneider Named to New Haven Biz’s “Power 25 Healthcare 2021” 

Dr. Steven Schneider, President of St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, was named to the New Haven Biz's "Power 25 Healthcare 2021"

Check out the article below!

Charter Oak State College RN/ADN to BSN Program
Receives Full Accreditation
Charter Oak State College (www.CharterOak.edu), received official word recently that its RN/ADN to BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Linda Perfetto, PhD, RN, CNE, CNOR, FAADN, Director, RN/ADN to BSN at Charter Oak State College said of the news, “This is a tremendous achievement for our program and the College. CCNE accreditation is a mark of distinction for Baccalaureate and higher programs in nursing. It reflects that our program meets the highest industry standards and ensures a high-quality learning experience for our students.” Perfetto explained that, “Accreditation is typically a requirement for entrance into Graduate programs. Charter Oak graduates will be well prepared and positioned to continue to pursue their goals in their chosen career field at the highest level.”

The Charter Oak State College RN/ADN to BSN program is an online program combined with a practicum experience component for RNs (Registered Nurses) seeking to advance their education to the baccalaureate level. In addition, the program addresses the increasing need for baccalaureate prepared nurses nationwide.  Its core nursing courses were developed to meet the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education (AACN, 2008). The program specifically addresses the gap between an Associate Degree in nursing and the Baccalaureate Degree in nursing by addressing health care policy, evidence-based practice, population health, continuous quality improvement, safety, interprofessional collaboration, and leadership within the health care system.

Sixty-seven students are currently enrolled in the program. The program is now accepting applications for classes beginning August 26, 2021

Comcast Launches Flag Replacement Program
If your flag has seen better days, though, our Comcast technicians are looking for those tattered flags as we recently launched a free Flag Replacement Program.
 
The effort is led by employees who participate in our Veterans Network Employee Resource Group known as “VetNet”. VetNet members include Comcast employees who are military veterans, active participants in the Reserves, military family members and other supporters of the military community.

If a Comcast technician notices a worn-out flag at a home or business, the technician shares the location with our flag replacement team, who contacts the individual or business and offers to replace it – for free – whether that resident or business is a customer or not. What’s more, the old flags are retired in accordance with military protocols.

Our Comcast technicians are looking to replace worn American flags throughout our Western New England region, which includes more than 300 communities in Connecticut, Vermont, western Massachusetts, western New Hampshire and the Carmel, New York area. In just a few weeks since the program launched, our team has replaced over 20 American flags!
 
So worn or not, make sure to fly your flag high and proud – and you never know, you could be receiving a phone call from one of our VetNet members.  

Quassy Announces Largest Project in Its History
Quassy Amusement & Waterpark unveiled this week what will be the single largest investment in the park’s 113-year history.

Quassy President Eric Anderson announced that the family-owned property would build a new water raft ride in Quassy’s Splash Away Bay waterpark for the 2022 season.

“This new attraction will actually be what is recognized in our industry as a water coaster,” Anderson said. “It will incorporate some of the latest technology in waterslides with features we’ve never presented at the park. And when I said water coaster, it will be just that as water jets will actually push the rafts up a number of inclines.”

The park official emphasized that the capital investment – though no hard figures were released – will be the largest in the park’s history for an attraction.

Construction of the yet-to-be-named project will start in the fall and is expected to be completed in time for Splash Away Bay’s opening next spring.

SharedWork Program Offers Solutions for CT Employers
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 www.palacetheaterct.org, 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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