Chamber Member News | November 2021
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 10/9/21 to 11/4/21
Upcoming Member Ribbon Cuttings
Join us to help celebrate these special occasions for our members
If you plan to attend any of these events, please kindly RSVP with David Huck.
Central Health Uniform To Host Grand Opening of Waterbury Store November 10

Central Health Uniform will host a Grand Opening of their new medical scrubs, uniforms, accessories, footwear for women and men store at 201 Thomaston Avenue in Waterbury on Wednesday, November 10 at 2:00 PM. “We truly are a one-stop shop,” states Nicole McCullough, owner. “We carry some of the best fitting, high quality made uniforms and scrubs available today, and in a variety of colors and styles for every season, and many at discount prices.”

A member of the Waterbury Regional Chamber for the past year, Central Health Uniform offers a popular on-site Mobile Scrub Store that is driven to area nursing homes, hospitals or rehabilitation centers for staff members to shop before or after their work shifts. A Mobile Scrub Store can be scheduled by calling 203-572-5495. To learn more, visit,, or follow on Instagram @centralhealthuniform for more information and updates.

Events From Your Fellow Members
Charter Oak State College to Host Two Virtual Open Houses: Nov. 9 and Nov. 17
Charter Oak State College, CT’s only public online college, will host two different virtual events for interested students. The first is on Tuesday, November 9 at 5:30 for RNs who are interested in pursuing their BSN. If you have an active RN license and are seeking a trusted online educational partner to earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing, our program has been created with you in mind. Join Program Director Linda Perfetto, PhD, RN, CNE, CNOR, FAADN to learn about our program and how to enroll. Have all your questions answered! And apply for free that night.

The second virtual Open House, on Wednesday, November 17 at 5:30, is for anyone interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Health Care Administration, Health Informatics or Organizational Effectiveness and Leadership. Join Dr. Brooke Palkie, Program Director; Dr. Thomas Barron, Program Director; Lori Gagne Pendleton, Admissions Director; and Andrew Selig, Associate Director of Admissions for more information on these leadership master’s degrees.

Consider joining Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury at Amalfi's Restaurant on Wednesday, November 10 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a delicious, hot meal, all for only $10! Literacy volunteers will make a profit of $5 from each ticket sold, which will help cover the cost of materials for their Adult Literacy Program.

November 13: Toys for Joy Turkey Shoot at Oxford Greens
On Saturday, November 13, The Golf Club at Oxford Greens will host their 6th Annual Toys For Joy Turkey Shoot. This tournament is Alliance Management’s annual corporate fundraiser. The company will host the tournament at all of their courses on the same day of the year, charge a low entry fee, and request a new toy donation from each player as well. All of the toys are handed out to local Connecticut families over the holidays in partnership with the YMCA!
November 18: Virtual Ask Me Anything with Barron Financial Group, LLP
Real Questions. Honest Answers.
Tired of searching Google and interpreting your search results? Ever wondered if a financial professional might give you a different (and clearer) answer? This brief and informal webinar could be right up your alley. From Retirement and Social Security to Estate Planning and Trusts, the advisors at Barron Financial Group welcome and invite all questions you want to bring to the table. This free 20-minute webinar will address your question(s), provide insights, and give you a chance to interact with a team that works with clients on complicated financial needs daily. No commitment and no sales pitch – just a chance to get your burning questions answered.

If you’d like to join us, please register using the form on this page, RSVP by phone (860-489-0432), or email Sandra Thibault. Please include your name, contact information, and your topic and question.

Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries, Inc. Hunger Walk
From now until November 23, 2021, our friends, associates, board members, and GWIM fundraising committee members will seek to have people in our community sponsor their individual efforts to walk a total of 5 miles to help the hungry. Walkers will post videos of their walking on the GWIM website and the GWIM Hunger Walk Facebook page. Each walker is encouraged to have a minimum of 10 people to sponsor their monthly long 5-mile walk. For more information, to donate, and to learn about sponsorship levels, click here.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Waterbury Chapter Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser November 18
Rotary Club of Watertown Poinsettia Sale: Place Your Order By November 25
December 2: Virtual Open House for Students Interested in Training for a Medical Coding Certification
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Member News and Updates
Congratulations to YPOWR Chair James A. Higgins
Congratulations to Young Professionals of Waterbury Region Chair James Higgins, President and CEO of Skyline Financial Federal Credit Union, for recently being honored with the 2020 Outstanding Credit Union Young Professional Award from the Credit Union League of Connecticut. Way to go, James!
Lisa Antel of Post University Named a Hartford Business Journal's Healthcare Hero Award Winner
Lisa Antel, who serves as the Post University Counseling Center Director, was recently named a 2021 HealthCare Hero Award winner by the Hartford Business Journal.

Q: Why is she a HealthCare Hero?
The confluence of COVID, racial traumas, political divisions and uncertainty have significantly impacted college students. In response, Antel promotes a holistic approach to wellness and champions its integration into Post’s culture.

Known for her compassionate style, Antel has been a driving force for the University’s most significant mental health initiatives, including You@Post, the university’s online wellness and success platform, and Student Online Assistance Resource (SOAR), an online platform providing 24/7 access to counseling, financial resources, legal support and personal convenience services.

She works with her team to educate students and staff on important topics such as yoga, mindfulness, social connection, athletic performance, substance abuse and suicide prevention. To read more, click here.
Support National Adoption Month
Watertown Auto and Truck Parts, Inc holding a Toys for Tots Drive
Watertown Auto and Truck Parts, NAPA is holding a Toys for Tots drive at their store at 595 Straits Turnpike Road in Watertown. Drop off a new, unwrapped toy in the box inside the store or donate online.

Spirit Café in Downtown Waterbury is Now Serving Lunch
Job Opening at Brass City Ballet: Studio Manager (Part Time)
Brass City Ballet, a non-profit Middlebury dance organization, seeks a part time Studio Manager. The Studio Manager reports to the Artistic Director, creates & maintains communications with students, parents, staff & faculty; manages billing, data entry, student records; oversees physical maintenance; assists in events. The in-studio hours are Monday - Thursday, late afternoon into early evening, & Saturday mornings (approx. 15 hrs/wk). The ideal candidate is detail oriented with excellent communication & organizational skills. Kindness and a sense of humor are a must. Brass City Ballet’s mission is to provide the art, technique and joy of dance through its school, student performing company and community outreach.
Please send resume to
Chamber Member Play It Again Sports Seeks Display Fixtures
Janet Carangelo, owner of Play It Again Sports at 685 Queen Street in Southington, is seeking fixtures to display ski helmets. "Either individual grid sticks or a floor display to hold at least 20 helmets," she writes. To get in touch with Janet email her or call 860-621-0045.

Branagan Communications Created and Launched Publicity Campaign For Central health Uniform's November 10 Grand Opening
During October, Barbara Branagan-Mitchell, owner of Branagan Communications Consultants LLC (, successfully created and launched a publicity campaign to place a newsworthy article/press release she wrote for Central Health Uniform’s November 10 at 2 PM Grand Opening ribbon cutting at 201 Thomaston Avenue in Waterbury. Branagan-Mitchell posted the press release on the global news website, plus distributed the release to local area media outlets. BCC offers free consultations to businesses and organizations to determine how to make that business, organization or person ‘famous’ among their targeted audiences via professionally-written press releases, event listings, public service announcements (P.S.A.), and community news website postings. To learn more contact Barbara at 860-210-0149, or email to
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