Naugatuck Chamber Connection | June 2021
A Message from our President
Upcoming Opportunities
Register Your Business for a week in July!

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
Waterbury Regional Chamber Health Care Annual Awards Nomination Deadline: 6/30
Nominations Deadline: June 30
Do you know an individual, business, or organization that has demonstrated excellence in healthcare?

The Waterbury Regional Chamber's Health Care Council is currently seeking nominations for 4 awards: "Organizational Excellence," "Leadership Award," "Unsung Hero," and the "Stephen Sasala Health Advocate Award." Awards to be presented at the Council's Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, August 17, 2021.

The nominations deadline is June 30, 2021. For more information, visit our website here.

Pictured are staff from Saint Mary's Hospital, the 2020 Organizational Excellence Award winner.
News & Updates
Naugatuck Chamber & YMCA Golf Outing: Limited Spaces Remain!
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 for more information.
Duck Day 2021 in Review
Congratulations to the following organizations that sold the top 3 prize winners:
1st Prize ($5,000): Companion Pet Rescue (CPR Dogs)
2nd Prize ($1,000): Naugatuck Elks Lodge
3rd Prize ($500): Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury
A special thank you to Drew Marine for letting us use their studio for the Duck Day 2021 virtual celebration!
Congratulations to Drew Marine and their
Tri-Duck" for winning the Decorated Duck Contest
Thank You To Our Naugatuck Renewing Members in May
A Better Way Wholesale Autos

Ferrari's Appliance

The Fit Factory

Maganti IT Resources, LLC
Naugatuck Adult and Continuing Education

Naugatuck Pharmacy

Naugatuck Window & Glass, LLC
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 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.
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 Joshua Rodriguez, 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.
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