Naugatuck Chamber Connection | April 2021
A Message from our Director
Upcoming Opportunities
Digital Duck Day Celebration

Sign up your organization now!

Ticket sales: Now - May 31
Virtual Celebration: June 4 @ 4 p.m.

Register your nonprofit organization to participate in this safe and effective fundraising initiative. Organizations keep 50% of all proceeds raised.
Doing More Business Digitally: The Pros, Cons, & Costs of Ecommerce & Digital Marketing

April 29 @ 2:30 p.m.

Regardless of your business type – B2B, B2C or both – learn how to leverage eCommerce, how to select or build your online solutions, and how to get more customers into your digital world. WORX – a nationally-recognized leader in branding, digital and marketing – will provide pros, cons and costs in this quick yet informative session.
Register Your Business for a week in May!

Perks are scheduled first come, first serve.

Since the launch of the Chamber Perks program in November, more than two dozen Chamber Members have taken advantage of this exclusive member initiative that allows you a unique and creative way to market your business.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Social media marketing to more than 5,000 followers
  • Personalized eblasts to 1,000s of recipients
  • Live video and highlights posted to social media
News & Updates
Save the Date: Naugatuck Chamber & YMCA Golf Outing
The 27th Annual Naugatuck Chamber & Naugatuck YMCA Golf Outing is scheduled for June 28, 2021! Join us once again at the Watertown Golf Club to hit the course and support these local community organizations.

Interested in playing, sponsorship, or getting involved? Contact Chamber Chris Caulfield at ccaufield@waterburychamber.com for more information.
Welcome to our Newest Member: SpotOn
SpotOn was founded as a digital loyalty and marketing software platform for small and medium businesses to make meaningful connections with their customers and drive revenue growth. In 2017, we integrated payment processing into our platform, the first step in creating an end-to-end solution for businesses of all types.

In 2018, SpotOn acquired EmaginePOS to deliver a best-in-class point-of-sale system to restaurants and bars nationwide. This was followed by the acquisition of Lifeyo in 2019, giving businesses access to affordable custom websites. In 2020, SpotOn acquired Seatninja to deliver the premier reservation and waitlisting solution to the hospitality industry, to thrive during the COVID-19 business paradigm and beyond.

Founded by Zachary Hyman, Matt Hyman, and Doron Friedman, SpotOn is the culmination of their long-term vision to redefine the merchant service industry by empowering business operators with the tools and service they deserve at a price that puts money back in their pocket.
Thank You To Our Naugatuck Renewing Members in February and March
Anomatic Corporation

Blackwater Services Group, LLC

Brown Roofing Company, Inc .

Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home

Coldwell Banker Realty 2000

Glendale Center/Genesis Healthcare Corp.
J & M Automotive
McSherry Law Office

Nardelli's Grinder Shoppes

Naugatuck YMCA

Pustola & Associates

Sarracco Mechanical Services, Inc.

We Do Life...Together, A Division of ICES, Inc.
United Way of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls Purse Bingo: April 21
Free Webinar Opportunities
Restaurant Revitalization Fund Expanded
LIVE WEBINAR
April 20 @ 9:30am

The April 20 webinar will be a more in-depth review of the application process based on the guidelines released.
Restaurant Revitalization Fund
LIVE WEBINAR
April 16 @ 9:30am

Join the U.S. SBA Connecticut District Office, CTSBDC, the CT Department of Economic and Community Development and the Connecticut Restaurant Association to learn about the soon to be launched Restaurant Revitalization Fund.

We will go over a few important points, including determining eligibility, the covered period, eligible expenses, estimating grant amounts based on revenues as well as the time the applicant has been in operation, and required documentation.
SharedWork Program Offers Solutions for CT Employers
Share your business events, news and announcements with your fellow Chamber members!
Rebuild CT
The Naugatuck Chamber, has signed on to support an advocacy effort launched by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association called the Rebuild CT campaign. It consists of a package of 11 policy proposals that, if enacted, will help create a more positive climate for growing jobs and driving investment in our cities and infrastructure. You can read the 11 policy proposals here.
The act of rebuilding our state demands a change in thinking, and a bipartisan approach. We believe these forward-thinking proposals meet those goals and are a good first step in positioning our state for economic recovery.
Last month, CBIA mailed a copy of these proposals to every state and local lawmaker or candidate for office, asking them to take the Rebuild CT pledge. CBIA has already received signed pledges from a bipartisan group of over 70 current legislators and legislative candidates, with more coming in each day. Its next statewide digital ad will discuss various aspects of the pledge with the public, and ask viewers to question whether their public officials have signed on. You can view the video here.
We want your help! We need to show broad-based support across our state for these policies. We ask you or your business to take the pledge to demonstrate that support. Organizations or individual businesses that sign the pledge will appear on the RebuildCT.com website. Together, we can hold lawmakers accountable and make sure they live up to their pledge in the coming years. We hope you will join us in this effort by supporting the pledge.
Members Offering Takeout & Delivery
66 CHURCH
Offering takeout, please call ahead to place your order!
THE LOADED GOAT
Takeout Available
NARDELLI'S
All of your favorites, always available TO GO!
FRIENDLY'S
Offering takeout, delivery, curbside pickup!
THE STATION RESTAURANT
Offering takeout with family portions availalble, PLUS 50% Off any bottle of wine with all takeout orders.
JESSE CAMILLE'S RESTAURANT
Full menu available TO GO including individual meals and family orders. Online ordering available.
Hiring & Training Programs Available
Do you need help finding qualified workers for your business? Could you use some financial assistance to offset the cost of hiring and training new workers, or training your existing workforce?

The Waterbury Regional Chamber is working with the Northwest Regional Workforce Investments Board to help businesses in Greater Waterbury learn more about the available hiring and training programs and whether they qualify for them. This includes providing information on posting jobs on the states CThires.com website, as well as information about Manufacturing Innovation Fund Incumbent Worker Training, the apprenticeship program, hiring veterans and on-the-job training programs.

For more information, contact Joshua Rodriguez, the Chamber's director of public policy and economic development, at jrodriguez@waterburychamber.com
PLUS: Need a Job Now?

NeedAJobNow.usNLx.com contains over 400,000 job openings and continues to grow daily. While many employers are downsizing their staff, others are significantly increasing their hiring efforts due to current demands. Through this initiative, DirectEmployers and National Association of State Workforce Agencies offers a way to bridge the gap between job supply and demand by offering an easy way for job seekers to gain access to current open positions and for employers to fill positions quickly and efficiently during these difficult times.
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