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

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

Help support 50 area nonprofits by purchasing a ticket. Organizations keep 50% of all proceeds raised. For every ticket that you purchase, you're entered into a raffle to win one of many prizes, including $5,000 cash!
Virtual out for Business: Digital Networking Opportunity on Blitzr

May 18 @ noon

Connect with your Chamber Members in this quick paced digital networking event using the digital networking service Blitz. You will have the opportunity to chat and directly meet one-on-one with Chamber Members.
Register Your Business for a week in June!

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
Join us virtually on May 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. for a discussion with Pfizer's, John Burkhardt, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Drug Safety Research and Development, Head of Comparative Medicine, and Groton Site Head for Pfizer Laboratories and Jean Lee, Head of Portfolio and Project Management, as they discuss Pfizer's role during the COVID19 pandemic, vaccine development, and updates from Pfizer. There will be time for guest Q&A.

Presented in partnership with the Eastern CT Chamber of Commerce.
Waterbury Regional Chamber Health Care Council Seeking Nominations for Annual Awards
Nominations Due June 7
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.

Nominations are due by June 7, 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.
Welcome to our Newest Member: Mercedes-Benz of Danbury
With 100 years and 3 generations of experience, Mercedes-Benz of Danbury is the place to go when you are looking for an incomparable car-buying experience.

For Chamber members, Mercedes-Benz of Danbury is offering discounts on the purchase of any commercial vans for their business. Discounts are up to $4,000 on commercial vehicles depending on the vehicle.

To learn more about the program, contact David Huck at the Chamber for a special discount code.
Thank You To Our Naugatuck Renewing Members in April
Access Rehab Centers

DaSilva Auto Body

Dean Custom Awnings

Family Footcare, PC

Ferrari's Appliance

G & R Manufacturing

Luso Cleaning Service, LLC

My Eye Dr.

New England Systems
Jane Doe No More presents A Taste of Summer on June 4 at Hawk Ridge Winery
Join us for an outdoor event under a tent with wine, beer, gourmet charcuterie box, raffle and live music.
$50 per person - Tickets are Limited
$75 Curbside Pick-up OPTION
2 To-Go Charcuterie Boxes with a
A Bottle of Wine
UConn Waterbury Part-Time MBA Program for Working Professionals: Fall Applications Due by June 28
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.
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 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.
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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