Chamber Member News | June 2019
Celebrating Our Members
June 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!

Beyond, Inc.
Scoreboard Bar & Grill
Smile & Shine Dental
The Bernard Law Group
Workplace Success Group

*Joined 5/1/19 - 6/1/19
Member Spotlight
Meet MidState Charter Oak State College!
Are you seeking an educational partner that can help your business gain ground? Whether you are a large or small organization, we’d like to help! At Charter Oak State College (, Connecticut’s only public fully ONLINE college, we’re known for offering working adults an affordable and flexible path toward earning a degree or certificate. Our career-relevant programs, taught by expert faculty, include Business, Leadership, Cyber Security, Health Care, Public Safety, Early Childhood Education, Nursing, Project Management, Medical Coding and more! Call Nancy Taylor, Assistant Director, Corporate Outreach, for a free consultation of your business needs.

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
Thursday, June 6
4:30 PM
713 Main Street, Watertown
TLC Homecare
Friday, June 14
12:00 PM
43 Sherman Hill Rd Building D Suite 202B, Woodbury
Bank of America - Chase & Cooke Financial Center
Bank of America celebrated the grand re-opening of their newly renovated Chase & Cooke Financial Center on Thursday, May 9 th. The banking center, located at 992 Cooke Street, Waterbury, will serve as a community center that strives to promote financial literacy and help customers achieve their goals. Several bank leaders, community partners, and clients attended to celebrate this new chapter for Bank of America in the Waterbury Community. Participating in the ribbon-cutting ceremony are, from left: Bank of America Market Manager Carol J. Heller; Economic Development Director for the City of Waterbury Joseph McGrath; President & CEO of the Waterbury Regional Chamber Lynn Ward; Senior Financial Advisor for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Group Lori A. DosSantos, CRPC®; President & CEO of the Palace Theater Frank Tavera; Director of Development for the Mattatuck Museum Cyndi Tolosa; Bank of America Financial Center Manager Jasmin Hernandez; Consumer Banking Market Leader Eugene Stovall, Consumer Banking Regional Executive Dalila Borges; Director of Community Impact at the United Way of Greater Waterbury Karen Mello; and Managing Director/Private Client Advisor for Bank of America Private Bank Sandra Vigliotti Senich.
Little Bean Learning Center
Little Bean Learning Center LLC celebrated their first year in business with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 15, 2019 at their location at 659 Main Street in Watertown. Little Bean Learning Center was created to provide an environment where young children from the ages of 0 to age 5 can play through activities such as arts and crafts, play groups (semi-structured, structured and independent), social-emotional development groups, preschool preparation and more. Participating in the ribbon cutting are, from left, Watertown-Oakville Chamber Director Julie Donato; President & CEO of the Waterbury Regional Chamber Lynn Ward; Co-Owner Rosa Baldino, LCSW with her daughter Cora; Co-Owner Rebecca Czaplicki; Chamber Ambassador Carolyn Finch of Electrific Solutions; and Watertown Town Manager Robert Scannell. For more information, visit or call (203) 233-3364.

Blissful Moments Photography
Blissful Moments Photography recently celebrated its opening at 20 Bank St., Suite 202, in Seymour with a ribbon-cutting. The business provides photography for events and weddings, as well as offering Princess Party packages and portraits for all ages including newborns. Participating in the ceremony are, from left: Naugatuck Chamber Director Courtney Ligi; John Westcott; owner Anna Antunes with Hailey Little; Piper Little; Chamber Ambassador Janice Mitchell-Smith of Aflac, and Chamber Membership Services & Communications Director Julie Donato. For information, call 203-837-0058 or visit

The Fit Factory
The Fit Factory, a fitness and wellness studio, marked its grand opening on Thursday, May 31, at 71 Weid Drive in Naugatuck. The facility offers a wide range of classes for large and small groups, personal training, nutritional information and more. Participating in the ribbon-cutting ceremony are, from left: Naugatuck Burgess Rocky Vitale; Ronald J. Pugliese, CEO of the Naugatuck Economic Development Corp.; Deputy Mayor Laurie Taf-Jackson; co-owners Linda Pollicita and Christine Spinella; Naugatuck Chamber Chairman Dawn Derwin, vice president of retail banking for Ion Bank; Naugatuck Chamber Director Courtney Ligi, and Mayor N. Warren “Pete” Hess. For information, call 203-525-0979 or visit

Events From Your Fellow Members
Cupcakes and Beer- Support the Silas Bronson Library (June 5)
On Wednesday, June 5, at 6 p.m. head over to Lasting Brass Brewery in Oakville for a fundraiser to support the Silas Bronson Library's endowment. Hardcore Sweet Bakery will demonstrate fun cupcake decorating tips while you drink delicious local craft beer.Tickets are $40 per person and include two cupcakes to decorate, two draft pours or two soft drinks. All proceeds benefit the endowment fund of the Silas Bronson Library. Space is limited- reserve your ticket! More information or purchase tickets, contact Tim DeCarlo (203) 510-8064 or

SUNSET YOGA at Hidden Acres Farm (June 5)
All are welcome to join in at Hidden Acres Farm from 6-7 pm on Wednesday evening June 5 for holistic restoration of mind, body and spirit as we practice yoga overlooking our horse farm, watching the stunning sunset! Then linger for a while as we sip a glass of wine or sparkling water, enjoying our peaceful surroundings. Our program is for ALL levels. We hope you can join us! Please call 203-206-1151 to register.

Coffee & Conversation – Be Healthy by Choice and Not By Chance (June 6)
Come for Coffee and Conversation to Be Healthy by Choice & Not by Chance! Learn how to Balance the 5 Pillars of Health on Thursday, June 6th, 2019 at The Princeton Venture Hub,
27 Siemon Company Drive, Watertown (3rd Floor Suite 317W). Agenda: Open House Style – come as your schedule allows. Two sessions: 4-5:30 PM or 6:30-7:30 PM. Wellness Presentation: Balancing the 5 Pillars of Health (Healthy Mind, Body, Family, Society & Finances). Bring your Questions & Learn how to Take Control of Your Health, including: *How magnets can benefit us (mind, body, & soul); *How grounding benefits people, pets, & horses; *See & try the new KenkoGround grounding pad that naturally reduces inflammation and calms the body; *Why we need good sources of water & taste how good healthy mineralized, alkaline/ph balanced PiMag water tastes; bring your empty water bottles to fill, take and enjoy;
*Learn about Kenko sleep technology & more! We share testimonials. Questions: Contact Julie Clark, cell/text: 203-206-8640 or Carleen Limmer, cell/text 860-485-4702

GWIM Fundraising Dinner at the Ponte Club (June 6)
You’re invited to a dinner fundraising event to benefit the GWIM Soup Kitchen and Emergency Food Pantry! Join in on Thursday, June 6 th at the Pontelandolfo Community Club, 380 Farmwood Road, Waterbury. Doors open at 6:00pm and dinner is served at 7:30pm. At only $30.00 per person, the evening includes a raffle of great prizes, silent auction, Hot & Cold Hors D’oeuvres, Pasta Fagioli, Pasta with Meatballs & Soffritto, Pork Ossobucco, Salad and Roasted Potatoes. GWIM provides 6,000 meals per week to our hungry friends and neighbors living in the greater Waterbury area. For tickets, please contact GWIM Board member and Chair of the Fundraising committee Tavis Tindall of Tindall Law Firm at 203 755-0018 or email at

Prince Tribute Dean Ford & The Beautiful One’s at Crystal Bees (June 7)
Prince Rogers Nelson was a shooting star exploding with talent –a once in a generation songwriter, showman and musician. All of that and a master of funk with an act filled with spectacle and mystery. Prince left the earth three years ago but his legacy of pop genius lives on. On Friday, June 7 th , Crystal Bees in Southington presents a Prince Birthday Bash – as premiere Prince tribute Dean Ford & The Beautiful One’s take the stage to celebrate his birthday. Dean Ford has the look, all the right moves and the guitar chops -his DNA is pure Prince. Our show is inspired by Prince’s iconic live performances throughout the entirety of his career. That includes the music, costume changes, and stage antics. Our set list showcases his biggest hits, b-sides, and deep album cuts from 1979 to 1995. And yes, we play every song from the “Purple Rain” album. Picking up a guitar at the age of 6, Dean Ford seemed destined to make his home a stage – just like his heroes. Tickets for Dean Ford & The Beautiful One’s at Crystal Bees in Southington, CT are available for $15 at Video of Dean Ford & The Beautiful One’s -

Relay for Life 2019 (June 8)
"Wish Upon a Cure" with the Relay for Life. 8 Am – the clock strikes midnight! The event will take place at Holy Cross High School, 587 Oronoke Road, Waterbury. The event is FREE and open to the public. We encourage everyone--cancer survivors, especially--to register & join the Fight!
Shakesperience Productions Neighborhoods! Evening (June 8)
Neighborhoods! A Brass City Event is a dinner for art & education taking place on June 8. The evening includes a 6:00 PM VIP reception, 6:30 PM dinner, and 7:00 PM performances, auctions & dessert finale at St. Margaret's Hall, Chase Collegiate School, Waterbury, CT. Gold Ticket $50 - general admission; Platinum Ticket $75 (limit 20) - VIP reception, preferred seating & gift bag. For more than two decades, Shakesperience has inspired middle and high school students to spontaneously perform Shakespeare in their classrooms. For nearly a decade, we’ve annually persuaded civic leaders of all stripes to do the same for fun and the benefit of our educational programming. This year, instead of Shakespeare, we’re highlighting our neighborhoods! Program, as we present Waterbury history, neighborhood by neighborhood, in Chase Collegiate School’s storied St. Margaret’s Hall. Our audience will enjoy wine and dinner as auctions, scenes and songs break out all around them to celebrate the history of the Brass City. Will you see your favorite community leaders as Rosalind Russell, President Kennedy, Carrie Welton, Roger Connor, William Scovill, or the Leatherman? You won’t want to miss it!

Cattleya Daddy/Daughter Dance (June 8)
Cattleya, an organization that provides services to individuals with intellectual disabilities, will be sponsoring a fundraising daddy/daughter dance on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at Rotella School, Pierpont Rd. This event starts at 4:30pm and is open to the public. For more information, please call Georgia Davis at 2038082777, or email at

Haynes Group Ride/Walk for Children to Benefit the PCRC (June 9)
Supporting Children, Mile by Mile: You can inspire smiles, strengthen families, build confidence, save a child, and create a brighter future, not only for the families at PCRC, but for our entire community. Once again, the Parent Child Resource Center (PCRC) will partner with Haynes Development for the 8th Annual Ride/Walk for Children to benefit the PCRC! The Parent Child Resource Center, a division of BHcare, is a state-licensed child guidance clinic serving children and families throughout the Lower Naugatuck Valley and beyond for over 40 years. PCRC provides innovative mental health services, prevention and early intervention programs for more than 1,000 children and families every year. All of the programs offered by PCRC rely heavily on giving and community support. By raising funds, riding or walking, you'll be contributing to helping us provide life-saving services to children and families in times of crisis. Join us for the day filled with food, beverages live music and raffles. Register to ride or walk here:

Empower to Win Personal Growth Workshop (June 12)
Imagine constantly leading yourself with pride as you operate in the proven principles of success. Attend the Empower to Win Workshop and do just that! We will cover: Laws of Growth - LIVE them and REACH YOUR POTENTIAL; Learn the GROWTH GAPS that hold you back; Overcome Potential Squasher by building POSITIVE SELF-ESTEEM; Find your PASSION and operate in your STRENGTH! This workshop will take place at the Waterbury Regional chamber, 83 Bank Street, Waterbury, from 10 AM – 12 PM. SPECIAL PRICE FOR CHAMBER MEMBERS - $89 (regularly $149). Registration and networking starts at 9:30 AM. Presented by Filson Thomas, Executive Coach and Keynote Speaker, Leadership and Personal Growth Trainer. For details visit

Complimentary Home-Buyers Workshop (June 13)
Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. From understanding current market conditions, to deciding how much to put down and the right type of mortgage for you, there’s a lot to consider. Join industry experts from the local community during the upcoming Home-Buyers Workshop to gain the fundamental knowledge you will need to unlock the door of your next home. The workshop will take place on Thursday, June 13 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at
Mutual Security Credit Union, 764 Straits Turnpike, Watertown. Space is limited, RSVP at or with a Watertown MSCU representative today! 800-761-2400 x2200 I

Connecticut Community Foundation Pride in the Hills Fundraiser (June 15)
Pride in the Hills is a charity fund under the umbrella of the Connecticut Community Foundation. We are currently focused on supporting LGBTQ youth in the 21 towns that make up Litchfield Hills in the northwest corner of our beautiful state. This summer are shooting high with our first annual Pride in the Hills picnic on Saturday, June 15 at Spring Hill Vineyards in Washington CT. Our fundraising goal is upwards of $150,000 with expected sell out of 400 guests. Pride in the Hills will be an exuberant day of food, fun and frivolity with a Performance by Pilobolus, Wines by Spring Hill, Spirits by Litchfield Distilleries and County Wine, Craft Beers by Black Hog, Delicious Bites by Litchfield Hills’ Exquisite Restaurants, Love and Laughter by KBJB Live Events and the New York Queens, Silent Auction, Interactive Sculpture by Sam Funk and Dancing in the open air with DJ Zeke Thomas. Tickets available at
Please visit our Pride in the Hills page.
For more info on Connecticut Community Foundation

Crystal Bees Cigar Night (June 22)
Join us on Crystal Bees' patio for Cigar & Whiskey Night on June 22nd from 7-9pm with custom cigars provided by The Cigar Guys. Limited space is available so secure your spot today at Soring St. Southington

Southmayd Home Strawberry Social (June 22)
Southmayd Home will host its annual Strawberry Social on Sat., June 22 from 1-3 p.m. at 250 Columbia Boulevard in Waterbury. Enjoy fresh strawberry treats on our beautiful grounds, vote for your favorite birdhouses from our decorating contest, and enter raffles for a variety of wonderful prize baskets. Birdhouses will be on display in our sunroom the week of June 14-22 for pre-event voting (10 votes/$5). All proceeds benefit our residents’ activity fund. Call Laura Marsala, (203) 754-0360, ext. 211, for more information.

LaBonne’s 33rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament (July 23)
On Thursday, July 23rd LaBonne’s Markets will be hosting our Golf Tournament at the Watertown Golf Club, 246 Guernseytown Rd, Watertown. All of the proceeds from our 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:

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
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! Factoring is when a business sells its invoices to a third party at a discount, it is NOT a loan. Because of this, you have the freedom of flexible terms and flexible financing. Factoring companies don’t dictate how you spend the received funds, and factoring contracts are typically for a year or less with modest monthly minimums required. YOU choose which invoices you want to factor each week. Interested in learning more? Contact Peter Weiss at or 203-595-9611. Factor Basic offer significant referral fees. Valid through May, 2019.

Ion Insurance Donates to Cheshire Community Food Pantry  
Ion Insurance, a full-service independent insurance brokerage affiliated with Ion Bank, presented Cheshire Community Food Pantry with a check for $2,205.00, which was raised from their Quotes for a Cause program. The program was created to help local Connecticut charities every quarter by making a donation of $5 for every new insurance quote provided. A different local charity is selected each quarter. “Ion Insurance is very excited to offer the Quotes for a Cause program”, said David Drescher, President & CEO, Ion Insurance. “As a local insurance agency, we believe that giving to local non-profit organizations is a great way to thank the community for helping us become who we are today”.

Palace Theater Looking for People with a 2nd Act Story to Tell 
The Palace Theater is looking for presenters to be part of their successful speaker’s series 2 nd featuring life stories by people of a certain age, that launched last September, to critical and patron acclaim. Put simply the monthly speaker series presents people who during their own “second acts” have discovered inspiring, interesting, challenging or fun new life experiences – ordinary people doing some extraordinary things at a time in life that is just waiting to be embraced. Presentations are forty -five sixty minutes in length followed by Q & A with the audience. A stipend of $250 will be offered to each of the presenters selected. A simple self made three – five minute simple video outlining your 2ND ACT is requested to be considered for one of the speaker slots. For a speaker’s packet or more information e-mail Sheree Marcucci – . Information about the speakers and tickets will be available later this summer.

Branagan Communications Consultants Launches Publicity Campaign For Interactive Photo Exhibit at Wisdom House
The writing, public relations, publicity placement services of Barbara Branagan-Mitchell, owner of Branagan Communications Consultants LLC (BCC) in New Milford, were secured by Wisdom House Retreat & Conference Center ( ) to attract attendees to their May 18 at 3:30 p.m. opening reception and panel discussion of “A Celebration of the Daughters of Wisdom for 70 Years” interactive photo exhibition. The highly-distinctive exhibition allows viewers of the 70 years of photographs taken of nuns who lived at Wisdom House to ‘come alive’ via a smartphone App link. In 2019 Branagan-Mitchell is celebrating 26 years of her successful sole proprietorship. Branagan Communications Consultants’ services include writing and editing of content for websites, newsletters, branding and sales materials, brochures, and presentations. For information, visit , email to or call Barbara Branagan-Mitchell at 860-210-0149. 

United Way of Greater Waterbury Received Top Honor
We are excited to share that for the second consecutive year, United Way of Greater Waterbury has achieved a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, a distinction realized by only 31% of all charities evaluated by the impartial charity assessment organization. On May 1st, Charity Navigator announced, "Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that The United Way of Greater Waterbury exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. Only 31% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 2 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that The United Way of Greater Waterbury outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets The United Way of Greater Waterbury apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness." Charity Navigator was founded in 2001 by Pat and Marion Dugan, who created an unbiased source of information that provides charitable givers and social investors with the tools necessary to make informed giving decisions. Evaluations are provided at no charge to the public and Charity Navigator does not accept advertising or donations from evaluated organizations.

DaSilva’s Auto Body Offering 20% Savings on Deductible on Any Auto Body Repair Work
DaSilva’s Auto Body at 275 Rubber Avenue can handle anything you might need for your vehicle, whether it’s auto body repair, paintless dent removal, computer diagnostics and more. Their experienced technicians will have you on the road in no time, and we can accommodate Multi Vehicle fleets with a swift and accurate repair. DaSilva’s Auto Body proudly partners will ALL insurances, including Farmers, Travelers, Liberty Mutual, Allstate, Safeco, Amica, MetLife, AAA, Progressive, Geico, Nationwide, MAPFRE, AIG, Plymouth Rock, The Hartford, USAA and National General. Plus! Save 20% OFF your deductible on any auto body repair work – click to receive coupon. Must mention coupon upon estimate, coupon cnnot be combined with any other offer. Expires 6/15/19. Call 203-729-5967 or visit for more information. 

Startup Web Series Produced by Local Video Production Company DirectLine Media
DirectLine Media is proud to be a part of the very first Everyday Seeders, a series that features people who are taking the initiative to plant seeds of kindness in their communities. Special thanks to Kevin Adorno Memorial Fund for sharing their story with us. Watch their story on YouTube Here:  To learn more about DirectLine Media, contact owner David Chmielewski at
 or 860-833-6174. Visit them online at

Kelly Smith Joins Ion Financial, MHC as AVP, HR Business Partner 
Ion Financial, MHC welcomes Kelly Smith as AVP, Human Resources Business Partner. In this role, Ms. Smith will be responsible for talent acquisition and management, employee relations and engagement along with performance management for the Ion Financial, MHC companies – Ion Bank, Ion Insurance and Ion Investments. “Kelly’s extensive knowledge of human resources will enable her to engage and influence employees, managers and leaders and provide resources to build relationships which focus on the philosophy and vision of Ion Financial, MHC and its companies,” said Tony Denniston, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. “We believe the only way to provide our customers with exceptional service is to have exceptional employees on our team.” Prior to joining Ion Bank, she was the Human Resources Leadership Program Manager at United Technologies Corporation in Farmington. Kelly received her Associates Degree in Business Management from Charter Oak State College; she will graduate with a Business Management Bachelor’s Degree in August 2019. She volunteers for the Thomaston Volunteer Fire Department and the United Way of Greater Hartford. Kelly is a native of Litchfield and currently resides in Thomaston with her husband James. 

Acts 4 Ministry, Inc. Welcomes New Board Chair, John Bishop
The Acts 4 Ministry, Inc. Board of Directors welcomed John Bishop of Woodbury, a Human Resources professional with the State of Connecticut since 1999, as chairperson of the non-denominational non-profit charitable organization. Since 2016 he has been president of the Board of Directors of the Heritage Hill Condominium Association (HHCA) in Woodbury. He is affiliated with Christ the Redeemer Church (CRC) in Southbury, serving as Deacon since 2008 and Deacon Chairman/Administrative Deacon since 2011. Acts 4 Ministry’s office and community services store is located at 1713 Thomaston Avenue in Waterbury and at no charge, the organization fulfills basic needs for daily living, including clothes, bedding, housewares, to individuals and families who have lost their homes to fire, flood, and other unexpected events. To learn more, call 203-574-2287 or visit

Wisdom House Hosting Litchfield Area Business Association (LABA) Monthly Meetings
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center at 229 East Litchfield Road in Litchfield is hosting monthly luncheon networking meetings of LABA-Litchfield Area Business Association. Since beginning this hosting in February 2019, LABA membership has increased steadily. Several caterers, including the highly-regarded Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center’s kitchen headed by award-winning head Chef Margaret Jacobs, provide the meeting meals. Wisdom House is an interfaith retreat and conference center available to businesses and organizations for one-day, week-long and weekend meetings and events, including overnight accommodations. Currently celebrating 70 years of presenting programs in spirituality, education and the arts, Wisdom House offers hospitality accommodations for organizations from across the United States and around the world. LABA networking meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 12:00 noon ( ). To learn about Wisdom House, visit or call executive director Deborah Kelly at 860-567-3163.

CoWorker Hub Has Four Offices Immediately Available for Membership 
CoWorker Hub offers entrepreneurs and small business furnished office and work desk spaces, a conference room, meeting spaces, internet and other business tools to help them start or grow their businesses in a very comfortable, bright, clean and cheery environment. Entrepreneurs can just bring their laptop and their talents and get started immediately at cost effective membership rates. We have the right fit of Cost-effective offices and meeting spaces to allow you to do your best work and to give you a peace of mind without worrying about additional overhead costs. We have 4 offices immediately available for membership. All furnished offices come with 24/7 hour access to the secure building & include, Print/Scan/Fax & office supplies, Business grade WiFi, Free Parking, quiet/clean workspace environment, daily clean-up, working in proximity to several other professional & talented people, bottomless/Free Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate/Water (and sometimes snacks) & several other amenities. We are still running the flex space offer at $99.00 for unlimited access. Email: . Telephone:203-725-1186

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.
Small Business Development Center
Starting a business? Growing a business? You can get VALUABLE & FREE business advising from the CT Small Business Development Center. This program is hosted by the Waterbury Regional Chamber. You can get: Business plan or Marketing/Sales plan guidance, Financial projections, Market research, Comparison of your financials with similar companies in the industry, Export assistance, Introductions, Guidance to run a more profitable business, Access to capital, matching grants (job creation), incentives from DOL and more, Loan structuring/Refinancing. Business advising that is professional, confidential and no-cost. You can register now at . Business advising meetings usually take place at the Waterbury Regional Chamber. Our business advisors provide the service from a large number of locations all over the State. 
The Chamber's 'Wake Up Your Business' networking group is for you! Click Here to learn more about our next meeting.
Text "chamber" to (203) 496-4462 to receive a few updates or reminders from the Chamber. You can respond to any text and we will receive your response!
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