Chamber Member News | November 2022
Welcome New Members:
Member Spotlight: Mazzarella Media
For 40 years, Mazzarella Media has been producing award-winning video content. The company has earned awards in broadcast television, industrial films, the educational market, and internet video content production. Awards include an Emmy Award for Documentary Writing, Best Children’s Video of the Year, Gold Parents’ Choice Award, and over one hundred Cindy Awards for industrial video production.

The company’s educational videos are distributed and viewed through streaming services in countries around the globe. The company’s corporate video production division provides full-service video production services for businesses and organizations locally and across the country. 

Today, owners Anthony, Thomas and Mark Mazzarella continue to work with clients to provide video content solutions for their educational and marketing needs. And as a new generation joins the company, the founders look forward to expanding, innovating, and bringing in new clients and new ways of creating video magic well into the future.
Special Video Production and Marketing Special for Non-Profits
Member Spotlight: Agnew Florist
A full-service florist in Watertown, Connecticut, Agnew Florist is committed to turning your special wishes into a work of art, one flower at a time. Owned and operated by skilled floral designer Dina Daddario, the company views each floral request as a memory creation to be cherished by the receiver. Featuring an unrivaled level of creativity and personal service, Agnew Florist guarantees a satisfying floral experience that delivers your thoughts and wishes. Designer / Owner, Dina Daddario, and her staff commit to providing an atmosphere of creativity, fresh ideas and an understanding of the special sentiments that flowers deliver.

Since the 1930s, Agnew has been privileged to support families during times of difficulty. We do not merely deliver flowers used in viewing and funeral services. Our key is to assure we do not overlook what kinds of flowers, what colors and arrangements are most appropriate, and align with the family’s desires and expectations. Our experience has taught us to focus on the family and align our flower creations to that goal above all.

Our specialists at Agnew Florist create the appropriate experience for the delicate setting and tone of families in funerals.
All Occasions:
Valentine's Day
Get Well
Just Because
New Baby
Mother's Day
Thank You
Just Because
Serving the Watertown, Oakville, Southbury, Woodbury, Middlebury, Thomaston, Bethlehem, Waterbury, and Naugatuck area since 1930. To set up an account or if you have any questions, contact Agnew Florist at 860-945-0647 or email
Member Benefits
Members of the Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commerce can take advantage of Raymour & Flanigan's business program, which offers new and existing homeowners special pricing on main floor merchandise in their Waterbury showroom.

To take advantage off this program, visit the Waterbury store, ask for Heather Bell (Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday--open to close) and show the attached flier in order to receive the special pricing.
Events From Your Fellow Members
Coat Drive in Southbury to Benefit St. Vincent De Paul Mission of Waterbury
Connecticut Paid Leave: Upcoming Webinars for HR Professionals, Small Business Owners
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury; Upcoming Volunteer Tutor Training Sessions; Ziti & Meatballs Take-Out Fundraiser Nov. 16 at Amalfi's
November 16: Salvation Army of Waterbury 13th Annual Kettle Kickoff
The Salvation Army’s 13th annual “Keep the Bells Ringing” Kettle Kick-Off event is a civic dinner being held to raise much-needed funds and awareness of the services and programs of the local Salvation Army.
Each year, The Salvation Army provides services to over 5,000 individuals through our Family Emergency Shelter, Rapid Re-Housing and Homeless Prevention Programs, comprehensive emergency assistance, holiday and back-to-school assistance, character building, camping programs, and emergency disaster services.
Here is how your donations can make a difference this season:
$40: 1 night of shelter for 1 family
$50: 1 bag of food for 1 family
$75: Thanksgiving food for 1 family
$100: Christmas toys for 1 child
$280: 1 week (7 days) shelter for 1 family
$300: Thanksgiving food for 4 families
$360: 1 night shelter for all (9) families
$1000: Christmas toys for 10 children
$2520: 1 week (7 days) shelter for all (9) families
For Businesses, we are looking for sponsors for our upcoming event, and we also offer matching donations, so every dollar makes a difference! Save time and make a difference in your local community this year and donate to the online kettle campaign. We thank you for your support!
November 19: Foxwoods Beerfest
Foxwoods Beerfest: Battle Of The Brews returns with more than 150+ beers from over 70 different breweries, microbrews, brewpubs, ciders, seltzers and specialty cocktails for those 21+. Tickets are $30 per person.
RSVP by November 28.
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Adam Broderick: Opportunities for Nail Technicians and Nail Salon Interns
have you thought about a career in nails? if you have, you are probably pursuing it, as nail artistry and competency is always built on passion. if you are a nail technician who is enjoying your work, it may be because you have found the place that allows you to function to the fullest on the passion for quality service that attracted you to the industry. and it may not be in a traditional ‘nail salon’. also including opportunities for nail technician interns looking to support and learn the skills of a nail technician.

ten years ago it seemed like a nail salon was popping up in every center on every corner … and some of us tried them all. fast forward to today, and while there are fewer nail salons, some like adam broderick have found the groove that works. adam broderick nail professionals enjoy a career with job security, gold standard safety protocols, highest quality supplies and equipment along with a steady flow of new client opportunities.

staying up on trends is easy too when the colors and textures are in abundance in the ab boutique or you can talk trend with busy colorists and stylists and find out what clients are asking about. right now it ‘s all about neon. trendy neon pieces in brunette or blonde hair … and it goes without saying that clients will be asking for it in pedicure polish colors as well.

while the team at adam broderick is always eager to meet skilled passionate professionals, over the years, they have also taken a hand in training from within, modeling successful development from intern positions that allow for training at your own pace without the pressure of ‘going it alone’.

the nail professionals at adam broderick have built their impressive careers at the ridgefield and southbury nail bars … if you are thinking of training in nails , perhaps returning to the industry or are interested in an internship, come speak with us! and, meet lina, she’s been at ab for 16 years, or brigitte who just celebrated 10 years with the company ... or any of our talented staff who value passion and quality as a base for the career of their choice. 203.403.4152 or

the adam broderick salon & spa, with locations in southbury and ridgefield, connecticut combines the best of urban chic with the convenience of suburban lifestyle, offering a variety of hair, spa and beauty services. the ab boutique features top beauty and personal care favorites. the ab nail bar features natural nail services, long lasting gel polish as well as expert pedicure
Partner with Holy Cross High School and Support Catholic Education in Waterbury
A Sponsorship of a Holy Cross event is a great way to support our school while promoting your business or organization to our families, alumni, students and friends. Your sponsorship directly supports our students at Holy Cross High School. Become a sponsor for Holy Cross High School.

Just recently Post University signed on as the Presenting Sponsor of our new Alumni Speaker Series. This relationship with Post University not only shows their ongoing support of Holy Cross, but also puts their name in front of our students (possibly their prospective students).

Why partner with Holy Cross as a Sponsor?
  • Put your name in front of more than 12,000 alumni, students, current and past families and friends.
  • Show your support of Catholic education and Holy Cross High School. 
  • Receive great benefits that demonstrate your support of tomorrow’s leaders.
Our students are tomorrow’s leaders and your generosity enriches their educational experience right here in Waterbury, which means we all benefit in the future.
Please reach out to Nora Mason at or call Nora at 203-757-9248, ext. 223, to discuss any of our opportunities or click the link below to support Holy Cross High School.
Information Technology Update from Bsquared Intel
The holiday shopping season is upon us! That can mean only one thing for shoppers and retailers; the bad actors are ready for you. Are you ready for them?
Credit reporting bureau Experian, at the tail end of 2020, reported they found that one in four US consumers fell victim to fraud during the Holidays.
According to Verizon’s 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report, the most compromised data for retailers were login credentials, personal data, “other” data, and payment data.
Check out our two articles on the shopping season:
Whether you’re a retailer looking for solutions to protect your organization and customers or you’re looking for ways to protect yourself and your family, our services will give you a leg up.
Chamber Discount:
Bsquared Intel’s Cyber Catastrophe Forecast shows you at a high level how susceptible your business is to a cyber incident. As a Chamber member you’ll receive 20% off this service. To learn more and to see if you qualify, please use the contact info below.
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President Bsquared Intel | Email: | Phone: 203.828.0012
Information Technology Update from Golden Technologies
Don’t Open That Email

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Contact: Justin Golden
1(972)679-9738 (mobile)