Naugatuck Chamber Connection | July 2020
A Message from our Director
Meeting with the Doctors: A COVID-19 Panel
Join a local panel of experts for a discussion on COVID-19 and get their first-hand perspective on the virus. Each doctor will share their, and their hospital’s, experience with the virus, as well as best practices for businesses to use to protect their staff, clients & customers. as more and more interaction is allowed. The doctors will work to dispel myths and misinformation about the virus, including how it is transmitted and its effects on the body.

Questions can be submitted, both in advance and during the event.
Thursday, July 23, 2 PM - 3 PM

Dr. Virginia Bieluch, chief of infectious disease for The Hospital of Central Connecticut and MidState Medical Center
Dr. Justin Lundbye, chief medical officer for Waterbury Hospital
Dr. Michael Simms, chief of infectious disease for Saint Mary’s Hospital
Health Care Council Annual Awards Ceremony
Join the Health Care Council as they celebrate 15 years with their Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony. This event will take place virtually from 8:30-10:00 AM.

2020 Honorees:
The 2020 Award for Organizational Excellence -  Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury
The 2020 Leadership Award  - Dr. Justin Lundbye, Chief Medical Officer, Waterbury Hospital
The 2020 Unsung Hero Award  - Trician Salmon, Memory Care Director, Benchmark Senior Living at The Village at East Farms in Waterbury
T he 2020 Stephen Sasala Health Advocate Award  - Jack Birtwell, Owner & President, Porter Preston Inc. of Waterbury. 

We are excited to present guest speaker Dr. Peter Hotez of Baylor University, an internationally known and respected vaccine expert and researcher. Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD, is the Texas Children's Hospital Endowed Chair in Tropical Pediatrics and the director of the Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he is also dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine. In 2015, he was selected as a US Science Envoy for the State Department and White House. He is the author of “Vaccines Did not Cause Rachel’s Autism,” which tells the story of raising his now adult daughter, and “Blue Marble Health: An Innovative Plan to Fight Diseases of the Poor amid Wealth.”

Platinum Sponsors: The Perfect Promotion and Saint Mary's Hospital; Gold Sponsor: Waterbury Hospital; Silver Sponsor: Naugatuck Valley Radiology
Naugatuck Chamber & YMCA Golf Tournament
Learn about the variety of ways that you and your business can get involved with this great tournament that supports both the Naugatuck Chamber and the Naugatuck YMCA. Our golf committee is hard at work planning the safest and smoothest event possible on August 17th!

Due to some of the safety protocols we will be putting in place, only a limited number of participants will be allowed on the course , so register yourself and your foursome today!

Thank you for the companies that have confirmed their support, including: Ourting 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; 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, Lions Club of Beacon Falls, Morrissey Morrissey & Mooney LLC, Pedestal Technology, Stutsky Law LLC, and Valley Floor Covering.
Virtual Duck Race Video Launch: September 6th
Our team is excited to present a fun and easy way for local organizations to raise money online! Learn all about our virtual fundraiser and bring in some extra cash for your organization!
Fundraising with Duck Day is as easy as 1-2-3!
1.Sign up to Participate – click here to submit your organizations information and get registered.
2. Share your customized duck race web page with friends, family and supporters to raise as much funds for your organization as possible. (Don’t worry, we’ll create that page for you and help you find great ways to promote it!)
3. Watch September 6th when we launch our first-ever Virtual Duck Race Video commemorating the past 15 years and announcing our prize winners!
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.
2020 Census
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Members Offering Takeout & Delivery
Offering takeout, please call ahead to place your order!
Takeout Available
All of your favorites, always available TO GO!
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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