Welcome New Members:
New Member Spotlight: Apex Exteriors, LLC
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We offer an end-to-end client experience that includes seamless communication, budgeting, staffing, on-site organization, alongside solid, quality, handiwork every time. Our specialties include but are not limited to:

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Events From Your Fellow Members
March 11: Civic Day in Southbury
Southbury, CT – On Saturday, March 11th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm the Town of Southbury will hold a Civic Day as part of its year-long 350th anniversary celebration. The event is free with registration and will take place inside Southbury’s Town Hall at 501 Main Street South.

Special guest, David K. Merrill, painter and Southbury resident, will speak and provide a personal tour of his large-scale mural that has graced the stairwell in Town Hall since 1978. The mural depicts forty-two scenes of Southbury through the seasons and was his first of many he painted for municipalities throughout the area, along with thousands of individual paintings. Following the tour, the painter will be on hand to sign a book about his work, available for purchase at the event with all proceeds going to charity. Images from his Southbury mural will also be available as notecards, benefitting the Southbury Historical Society.

Town Historian, John Dwyer and former Town Clerk of Southbury Lynn Dwyer, will present “Historical Events Impacting Southbury Government: Tales from the Town Journals” on the influence key historical events, such as the Civil War and WWII, had on government. First Selectman Manville will join in on governing though the pandemic, as well as providing some introductory remarks at the event.

Guests will also be led on tours throughout Town Hall, with information on each department area, a highlight being a visit to the Town Vault, within the Town Clerk’s office. The Vault contains memorable artifacts and historic documents of the Town of Southbury.

Following the tours, there will be a meet and greet, with opportunities for voter registration and to volunteer to serve on Town boards and commissions. Refreshments will be provided by Nardelli’s of Southbury.

The Town of Southbury is holding events and activities all year long to celebrate 350 years of community, culture and history (1673-2023), aimed at highlighting the past and progress of the one and only Southbury. The 350th Anniversary Steering Committee is co-chaired by John Dwyer and Kevin Bielmeier, with vice-chair Brian Jones, Justin Bette, Lynn Dwyer, Melinda Elliott, Michael Ganem, Kara Kenney, Mary Korsu, and Gosia Liedlich.

To learn more about the 350th Anniversary visit: https://www.southbury-ct.org/350 
March 15: Rep. Jahana Hayes at the Commissioner's Lounge
In continuing their celebration of Women’s History Month, The Commissioners Cigar Lounge is hosting U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes on Wednesday, March 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 21+. BYOB.
March 23: Free CT Paid Family and Medical Leave Seminar by the Chittenden Group
March 25: Women in Leadership Event
March 30: The Exchange Club of Waterbury/Waterbury Regional Chamber Membership Recruitment Event at Fascia's Chocolates
The Exchange Club of Waterbury and the Waterbury Regional Chamber are co-sponsoring a new member recruitment event at Fascia’s Chocolates on Thursday, March 30 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at 44 Chase River Road Waterbury.

Those attending will learn about the Exchange Club’s programs and the support they provide to reduce child abuse. In addition, attendees will learn how the Waterbury Regional Chamber provides opportunities for businesses to grow; through networking events, targeted marketing programs, essential resources like the HR Council as well as their important advocacy work.

The Exchange Club of Waterbury is a member of the national service organization and is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2023. www.nationalexchangeclub.org.

During this fun and interactive event, attendees will learn about the chocolate making process, create a custom candy bar of their own and learn the essentials of pairing wine with chocolate. This event is free to attend.

To register, go to www.waterburychamber.com

To learn more contact Membership Director, Laura Brown at lbrown@waterburychamber.com (203)757-0701 extension 305. For the Exchange Club of Waterbury contact justin.golden@gtscloud.com 1(972)679-9738.
Upcoming Events at the Palace Theater
March 17: Red Hot Chili Pipers
March 18: I Wrote That! Author Talk: David Freeland
March 21: 2ND ACT: Steve Noxon
March 24: Winter Jazz Series: Litchfield Jazzfest presents The Caili O'Doherty Quartet
March 25: Table Reading: "The Wedding Binder" by Jacques Lamarre
April 1: "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" in Concert with the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra
April 8: The Led Zeppelin Experience | Hammer of the Gods
April 14: Spring Jazz Series: Sarah J. Cion
April 15-16: Fiddler on the Roof
April 1: Jane Do No More Gala
WHAT: A celebration to support the work of Jane Doe No More. This year’s honorees of the Dr. Henry C. Lee Award are Ion Bank and Ion Bank Foundation. Unsung Hero honorees are Atty. Ned Fitzpatrick. Atty. Carlos Santos, Paul Fitzpatrick, CPA, Atty. David Morrissey and Atty. Andrew Morrissey. Presenting Sponsor is the Petit Family Foundation and the evening will feature open bar, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing, auctions, music, photobooth and more!!
Sponsorships Available

WHEN: Saturday, April 1, 2023 @ 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Waterview; 215 Roosevelt Dr, Monroe, CT

WHY: Jane Doe No More’s mission is to empower survivors of sexual crimes and provide education, awareness and prevention programs for adults and children in our communities. This annual gala raises funds to support Jane Doe No More’s mission and survivor-led programs.
HOW: $125 per person – visit janedoenomore.org/events/annual-gala for sponsorships and registration information
Charter Oak State College: April Open House Events for Online Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programs
Charter Oak State College (www.CharterOak.edu) offers three virtual Open House events in April. 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 – Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 5:30 PM ET – Event covers career focused Business degrees including Business Administration, Human Resources Management, Organizational Leadership.

Event Date – Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 5:30PM ET – All Health Care Degree Programs, Undergraduate and Graduate, including Health Information Management, Health Care Administration, Health Informatics, RN/ADN to BSN, as well as medical Certificate programs.

Event Date – Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 6:00 PM ET - This event will cover online degrees in Early Childhood Education, Child Studies, and Paraprofessional Studies that allow qualified professionals to teach in a variety of settings. It will also cover ARC, Alternate Route to Certification, Connecticut’s only Birth to Five teaching certification for Bachelor’s degree holders in any field. 

Register for these Zoom events at: www.CharterOak.edu/finishcollege

The online College offers career-focused degrees and certificates in majors such as Business Administration, Health Information Management, Cyber Security, Nursing, Human Resources Management, Social Work, Early Childhood Education, Health Care Administration, Public Safety Administration, Criminal Justice, Sociology, plus others. Charter Oak State College is well known for degree completion, honoring qualified existing college credits, prior learning, military and professional certifications.  
April 28: Designer Purse Bingo to Benefit Children's Community School
Please come out and support the Children's Community School at our 1st Designer Purse Bingo event. Friday, April 28, 2023 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Heritage Hotel Golf Spa in Southbury, CT. Tickets are $50 each and includes 10 BINGO cards, dauber and one complimentary glass of wine. We hope to see you there!
May 5: Designer Purse Bingo to Benefit Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury
Upcoming Events at The Village at East Farms
Bereavement Support Group 

Thank you for allowing us to partner with you in the care of your loved one. Please join us as we continue the conversation about grief through our Bereavement Support Group. 
**If you have experienced the death of a loved one recently, we invite you to attend our Bereavement Support Group. We will meet twice monthly to discuss relevant topics, followed by time for networking and sharing. Each group will run for three months at a time, with an opportunity to develop a breakout group for those with longer-term bereavement needs. Please call to register, Chaplain Jeh Choon You, Bereavement Coordinator, at 860-763-6300. Sign-ups are requested, as light 
refreshments will be served. 

Place: Village at East Farms, 180 Scott Road, Waterbury, CT 06705 
  • March 23, 2023, 4:00-5:30 pm; Self-Care, Including Meditation and Reflection
  • April 13, 2023, 4:00-5:30 pm; Spirituality on Your Grief Journey
  • April 27, 2023, 4:00-5:30 pm; Alternative Therapies to Assist in Coping
  • May 11, 2023, 4:00-5:30 pm; Regaining Balance and Developing Resilience
  • May 25, 2023, 4:00-5:30 pm; Support of Friends and Social Networks
  • June 8, 2023,  4:00-5:30 pm; Letting Hope In
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Member News and Updates
Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary Named to Power 50 List
As a testament to his vision and redevelopment efforts, Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary has been selected to the 2023 Power 50 List by Hartford Business Journal (HBJ).
Excerpts from the HBJ article say, “He courted allies in Washington, D.C., and Hartford, securing tens of millions of dollars to begin clearing away some of the city’s most prominent abandoned industrial complexes. The city has spent heavily upgrading streets and underground utility infrastructure… [and] the O’Leary administration has also made strides clearing a 17-acre site that once hosted the Anamet industrial complex.” 
Information Technology Update from Bsquared Intel
The Federal Trade Commission found that in 2022 Americans lost $8.8 billion to fraud. Imposter and online shopping scams were the most common occurrence. The FTC reported that over 1.1 million reports of identity theft were filed at the commission’s identitytheft.gov site. [Source: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ftc-americans-lost-88-billion-to-fraud-in-2022-after-30-percent-surge/ ]
Ways to report fraud/identity theft:

Bsquared Intel provides various personal services from identity theft protection/restoration, to digital footprint reviews, and education to help you or your family protect your personal data.
Also a reminder that there is less than five months left until part one of Connecticut’s new data privacy law goes into affect on July 1st 2023. If you are an organization that’s affected by this law, time is running out to get compliant by July 1st

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