Naugatuck Chamber Connection | August 2020
A Message from our Director
Virtual Duck Celebration:
Fundraising is Underway!
Our team is excited to present a fun and easy way for local organizations to raise money online! Learn all about how you can enter and our prizes:
Thank you so much to our Virtual Duck Celebration Sponsors! Tidal Sponsor: Universal Copy LLC; Mandarin Sponsors: Ion Bank, Liberty Bank, PowerStation Events; Mallard Sponsors: Big Y, Citizen's News, Ferrari's Appliance, The Fit Factory, MyEyeDr., Nardelli's Grinder Shoppes, Post University, StateFarm - McCormack Insurance Agency, Republican-American, Saint Mary's Hospital - Trinity Health of New England; Super Hero Sponsors: Luso Cleaning Service, Sarracco Mechanical Services; Rock Climbing Wall Sponsor: Russell Stutsky, Attorney at Law; Pintail Sponsors: Access Rehab Centers; Alderson-Ford Funeral Homes, Inc., Down to Earth Consulting, LLC, FD Community Federal Credit Union, H.J. Bushka & Sons Lumber & Millwork Company, KarTele Mobile Electronics, Naugatuck YMCA, Overhead Door Company of Waterbury, USA Waste & Recycling, Inc., WATR 1320 AM Radio, Wellmore Behavioral Health.
26th Annual Naugatuck Chamber
& YMCA Golf Tournament
Our annual tournament that supports both the Naugatuck Chamber and the Naugatuck YMCA is underway for August 17th!

Due to the safety protocols we will be putting in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic, only a limited number of participants will be allowed on the course, so the tournament is sold out!

Thank you for the companies that have confirmed their support, including: Outing Sponsor Drew International; Dinner Sponsor Ion Bank; Cart Sponsors Drew Marine and Re/Max Rise; Air Cannon Sponsor McSherry Law Office; Drink Tent Sponsors Station-Glo and State Farm Insurance - McCormack Insurance Agency; Cigar Sponsor The Ivy at Watertown; Snack Bar Sponsor Luso Cleaning Service; Hole in One Sponsors Chittenden Group and J&M Automotive; Sign Sponsor: I95 Signs; Putting Green Sponsors Attorney Tim Fitzpatrick, Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Centers, Saint Mary's Hospital, and Synagro Northeast; and Tee/Green Sponsors The Arthur G. Russell Company, B & G Sports Company, Inc., Bronko Construction LLC, Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, Attorney Esmeralda Bardhollari, Envirocare Pest Control, Festo Corporation, Fitzpatrick Mariano Santos & Sousa P.C., Goldenrod Corporation, Greco Inspections, Labriola & Labriola LLC, Law Office of Fred Dlugokecki, Lions Club of Beacon Falls, Morrissey Morrissey & Mooney LLC, Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, Pedestal Technology, Stutsky Law LLC, and Valley Floor Covering.
News & Updates
United Way of Naugatuck & Beacon Falls 36th John E. Letts Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament (August 25)
The United Way of Naugatuck & Beacon Falls works to advance the common good by increasing opportunities for children and youth to succeed; helping people become more self-sufficient in meeting their basic needs; and increasing financial stability. We are proud to support our partner agencies that help to meet the needs of our friends and neighbors every day. Proceeds for the annual golf event provide support to our member agencies, which provide services to our families, friends and neighbors. We ask for your support. Please consider sponsoring a hole, donating a raffle prize and recruiting players to participate in this “FUN”raiser. To view all details and registration form, click here.
Ion Bank Breaks Ground on Second Branch in Farmington Valley
Ion Bank recently had a groundbreaking ceremony for its 19th branch at 75 Main Street in Unionville, the second branch in the Farmington Valley. “Ion Bank is pleased to expand its presence in the Farmington market with our second location in Unionville. The people and businesses in the area have been very receptive to our arrival and we look forward to serving them with an increased presence for many years to come,” said David J. Rotatori, President and CEO of Ion Bank. “As a true community bank, we are thrilled to continue on our commitment to the Farmington Valley region.” In addition to its lobby hours, an interactive Personal Teller Machine is available for extended hours on Saturday, along with before and after typical bank hours on weekdays. This technology gives customers the ability to interact with a live teller through two-way video. Bank customers may conduct typical transactions through Personal Teller Machines including making deposits and payments, transferring money, cashing checks, and more. The new Unionville branch is staffed with consultative Personal Bankers who can serve customers’ needs with everything from a new checking account, to a mortgage, business loan and a Commercial Lending team. Ion Bank’s family partners, Ion Investments and Ion Insurance, are trusted industry professionals offering you extended products and services to help protect you and your financial future. Photo, Left to Right: Jesse Camp, Project Superintendent, Construction Resources, Inc.; John Gagliardi, President, Construction Resources, Inc.; Cherilyn Spatola, Branch Manager – Unionville Office, Ion Bank; Jayne Kelly, Executive VP, Chief Commercial Lending Officer, Ion Bank; Dawn Derwin, Executive VP, Chief Retail Delivery Officer, Ion Bank; David Rotatori, President & CEO, Ion Bank; Richard Korris, Managing Member, JAZ-1 Investments, LLC; Rose Ponte, Economic Development Director, Town of Farmington; Gregg Rosen, President, NES Group

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center Offers Helpful Resources
Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Centers has compiled blog post articles, videos, a “Work from home healthy” packet and a poster that can be downloaded and printed for office use. Feel free to utilize any of these resources to bring your employees back to a healthy workplace! Ergonomics and Work From Home Healthy information packet (can be viewed and downloaded here):
Unique and fun ideas for getting active with your kids in quarantine:
Our experts tell you the 7 common mistake you’re making in your home workouts:
Exercises for seniors to stay active during social distancing:
Some “Handy” advice - experts offer ways to prevent hand pain while working from home:
Video: How PTSMC clinics are continuing to provide safe treatment in the clinics:
Video: How Telehealth PT helps people continue treatment:
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Members Offering Takeout & Delivery
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Takeout Available
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Offering takeout, delivery, curbside pickup!
Offering takeout with family portions availalble, PLUS 50% Off any bottle of wine with all takeout orders.
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 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 Dave Krechevsky, the Chamber's director of public policy and economic development, at
PLUS: Need a Job Now? 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.
Text "chamber" to (203) 496-4462 to receive a few updates or reminders from the Chamber. You can respond to any text and we will receive your response!
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