October 2019

Special Certificate of Deposit Rates | Limited Time Offer
A Dance To Remember
November 9
Join them for a jaw-dropping night of friendly competition and performances benefiting the Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter.
Friends of the Avon Library 2019 Used Book Sale | October 18: 4-8 PM
October 19: 9 AM-4 PM
October 20: Noon-3 PM
Join the Friends of the Avon Library for their annual Used Book Sale on Friday, October 18-Sunday, October 20 at the Avon Library in the Community Room. Friday is the Preview Sale, $5 Admission. Sunday is Bag Sale, $5 per bag. No admission fee on Saturday or Sunday. No strollers please. Credit cards accepted. For more information please call the Library at 860-673-9712

Celebrating 42 Years in Business
Barn Brews Octoberfest
October 12
Haunted Miniature Golf
October 17-20
October 24-27
Refer A Friend Special Offer

Refer a friend or family member and they get $25 off their arch support purchase
Come and learn about the primary cause of weight gain and why dieters so often regain weight. Learn about the Ideal Protein weight-loss protocol, designed not only for steady, efficient weight loss, but to help clients sustain their weight loss for the long term.
Free Informational Seminars
October 16 and 30
The College Bowl
October 24
The hardest part about anything that seems daunting (like planning for college) is getting the ball started. You and your family are invited to join JQR Capital for an informal evening of fun and conversation. The $5 per person registration fee includes two games, bowling shoes, pizza, and soda. We will have a local college counselor on-hand to answer your academic questions and JQR Capital to address your funding concerns.
Join us to learn what actions you should (or should not) take before the turn of the calendar year. Special guest appearance from local experts. Please bring a friend and your general questions! Light refreshments will be served.
Tax Planning Seminar November 21
Estate Planning Seminar
December 19
Thinking about our fondest memories and final wishes can be a bittersweet experience. Sharing those thoughts with family members is critical - but delicate. Having a solid plan early and insights from local experts can make a huge difference. Start today! Join us to learn what actions you should - or should not - take before your best days on this planet are behind you. Special guest appearance by a local estate attorney. Please bring a friend and your general questions! Light refreshments will be served.
Junior Achievement Golf Classic
June 1, 2020
Think Max A Mia When Planning A Holiday Event
Wine & Food Pairing Dinner Featuring the Wines of Marchesi Antinori & Tuscany
October 9
Semi-Annual Pearl Sale October 4-20
Buy 4 Loose Pearls/Get the 5th Free, Special Pricing on Start-Her Necklaces
Social Security Planning | Medicare 101 | Retirement Planning
October 9
Kick-Off to the Alzheimer's Walk | October 10
Join them for a night of fun and friends to kick-off our local Walk to End Alzheimer's. They will be serving cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and hosting a raffle with gifts
Caregiver Support Group
The complexity of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias impacts the family and relationships. A support group provides an opportunity to learn more about the different stages of this progressive disease and offers tips on ways to cope.
RSVP by calling 860.677.2155 or email
Sip & Shop
October 20
You are invited to a Sip & Shop Party Come for a Wine Tasting and a Personal Ruby Ribbon Fitting. Haven't heard of Ruby Ribbon? Come try on comfortable bra-alternatives, swimwear, activewear, leggings and fashions. Drinks & light refreshments will be served. RSVP by calling 860.205.2372
Seeking Vendors for November 2 Health and Wellness Self Care Fair
The Max Challenge of Avon is looking for local small businesses to join them for their first ever Health and Wellness Self Care Fall Fair . If you have a business related to wellness or improving people’s lives, they would love to have you join them. They are also having a Crock Pot Competition that day and are asking the vendors to help judge the recipes! Interested in Participating? Please call Maureen DeMartino at 203-671-2701 or email

Half Price Wine Every Thursday
Barnside Brews Festival
October 12
All profits from ticket and beer sales go to  member Gifts of Love , who reduces financial crises for working individuals and families in the Greater Hartford area by offering short-term programs and education that support and improve sustainability.
The Happy, Active Life Group Program
July 1 -
December 16
Are you tired of living with physical pain? Does pain show up out of nowhere? Then you will want to check out this new 6 month Happy Active Life program. In this program you will discover why you have been in pain for so long. You will experience and learn a powerful healing modality to help you get out of pain and stay out of pain.
Take a seat in the Captain Alan Bean Planetarium. Learn about the night sky, the wonders of our solar system, and the legends behind the planets and constellations. Then head outside in search of stars and planets, including Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus, which is the highest in the sky since the early beginnings of the Space Age. In case of inclement weather, the event has a cloud/rain date of Friday, October 18.
Pets rely on their 'people' to take care of them. Thanks to new discoveries and developments in animal science, there are now more ways to help animals thrive, including alternatives to traditional prescriptions for treating animal illnesses.
Helping Our Four-Legged Friends Flourish: The New Science Behind Animal Health | October 24
Animal-aficionados and those who are science-curious are invited to a lively, interactive discussion about the factors that affect our pets’ health. Learn more about what's new in animal science and how these discoveries are fueling new treatments for our furry friends. We’ll also unwrap some cutting-edge alternatives for treating animal illness and disease -- including a new, customized vaccine to treat cancer, laser therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic treatments and more. 
Kitchen Chemistry
October 26
November 2 & 9
Who's ready for some fun, hands-on chemistry with everyday materials found in your kitchen? (No fancy lab, toxic chemicals or hard-to-pronounce ingredients needed!) From volcanoes to dancing raisins, weather patterns to rocketry--very cool science happens with things right off the shelf!
Class size is limited to 12 participants, so each student benefits from individual attention and hands-on participation. Reserve your child's seat today.
Avon Super Cellar Wine & Spirits Pink Party
October 16

Sample delicious wines (including several pink!) while shopping for sparkling Tocara Jewelry. Tocara will donate 10% of the sales of their Debbie Collection and Super
Cellar will donate 10% of the sales of the pink & labeled wines to Breast Cancer research.
Tocara Jewelry/Dana Culligan Pink Party
October 30

Let's gather for fun, friends, fashion... and help kick cancer. Bubbly Pink beverages & Pretty-In-Pink sweets. Prizes & Boutique Fashion Show. Gift for Coming, Plus a Free Bracelet with Any Order.
10% Discount for Avon Chamber Members
Attention Avon Chamber Members Advertise in Today Magazine and you will receive a 10% Discount for your entire ad campaign.
Wheeler Foster Care is having a Trunk or Treat event for the foster children in their programs and they need your help! They are collecting candy & non-edible Halloween treat donations. Donations can be dropped off at 88 East Street, Plainville or Contact Wheeler Foster Care Programs at 860-793-7277
Many women today yearn to live a more joyful, authentic life…a life more in alignment with their unique gifts and highest ideals. Yet no matter how much they desire change, they’re so busy holding everything together and taking care of others that they resign themselves to watching their own dreams slip away. Others are too afraid of failure to reach beyond the familiar. Access your courage to break free, gain self-esteem, self-confidence and self-awareness with these valuable interactive mini-retreats.
Empowered Women's Circle | Saturday Morning Mini-Retreats
October 12
November 9
Makes Donation to the Avon Chamber

A BIG THANK YOU goes to one of the Chamber's newest members, Imagine Float and owners Michele Beaule and Lynn Tapper who, at their recent grand opening, donated large scissors to the Chamber for use at future ribbon cutting ceremonies.

Avon Chamber Member Anniversaries
Congratulations to the Following Members:
One Year
Forty-Two Years
Fundraiser for the No.3 Schoolhouse

Member the Avon Historical Society is in the process of raising funds in order to reopen No. 3 Schoolhouse, located at 8 East Main Street, as a modern museum with a detailed interpretation of Avon's history and in time for its 200th Anniversary in 2023
Featured in Recent Article
Member Imagine Float was featured in a July 7, 2019 Hartford Courant article entitled Triathletes Team Up To Offer Recovery Techniques
Capri Brighenti Keynote Speaker for HBJ Family Business Awards
Member Capri Brighenti of Miller Foods/Oma's Pride is the Keynote Speaker for the Hartford Business Journal's Family Business Awards
Recipient of $2,000 Grant

Member the Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra received a $2,000 grant from the James R. Parker Trust, the Margaret Haberman Memorial Fund for Music, and the Pat & Bob Wollenberg Family Fund for the Community at Main Street Community Foundation to perform a pair of Educational Children's Concerts in May 2020 for third graders from Regional School District #10 and surrounding towns.
Margi Jakubowski Honored as Part of HBJ 40 Under Forty Class of 2019
Member Margi Jakubowski, Partner at Robert Hensley & Associates , was selected as one of the Hartford Business Journal's 40 Under Forty Award Honorees for 2019.
Produce/Host Video Series

Everyday Seeders is a video series produced and hosted by Member Seedership that features local businesses and organizations planting seeds of kindness and inspiring good in their communities.
Grand Reopening

On Thursday, September 26, Board Member Chuck Joseph and the Joseph Family celebrated the Grand Reopening of their Newly Remodeled ShopRite of Canton Store. In addition to the refreshed look and feel, the store features an on-site nutritionist, ready-to-go hot foods and chef prepared meals, an international cheese shop, and online ordering of groceries to be picked up in-store or delivered to your home.
Martin Geitz Honored with HBJ Lifetime Achievement Award 2019
Martin Geitz, President & CEO of Member and Corporate Sponsor Simsbury Bank , was honored as a 2019 recipient of the Hartford Business Journal's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Corrin Gibbs Burke Presenter for CEDF Small Business As Usual Podcast

Member Corrin Gibbs Burke of Successful Wealth Strategies is featured presenter for Episode 19-6 of the Community Economic Development Fund's [CEDF] podcast series Small Business As Usual , speaking on the topic: Emotions Behind Money
Welcome To Our New Members
Recent Events
Business After Hours
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Hosted by:
American Eagle Financial Credit Union/ Avon
photo by Ben Jordan / Photo Images Co.

 Combined Business After Hours
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Hosted by:
Turnpike Motors
With: Avon , CT River Valley, New Britain, Newington, Rocky Hill, West Hartford and Wethersfield Chambers of Commerce

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End of Summer Camp Night
Monday, August 26, 2019
Hosted by:
Avon Old Farms Hotel
Thank You To Our Sponsors
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