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  • Terry’s Purrfect Stitches Is The Cat’s Meow For Vintage Sewing Machine Aficionados

    You might find her ragdoll cat, Humphrey Bogart, keeping a close eye on all of the comings and goings, but you will not find Terry Qubick stitching up any kitty cats at Terry’s Purrfect Stitches, her vintage sewing machine repair and sales business that she runs from her Newtown home.

  • Buying Local Heralded As ‘The Newtown Way’

    A core group of about 20 local business leaders and town officials gathered March 20 to hear about the next phase of a multistep plan to help boost business and the economic status of many local businesses that have suffered under the combination of a general economic downturn and the 12/14 tragedy.The town’s Economic Development Commission has already organized a “cash mob” activity targeting Sandy Hook businesses that were acutely affected by the school shootings because for many, customer access was prevented or hampered by the crush of media, well-wishers, and curiosity seekers who came to the village shopping district during what would have been a busy holiday season.The commission also is administering a $500,000 emergency grant program, which was opened up to any Newtown business

  • Llodra To Be Featured At Chamber Breakfast Event

    In order to help foster business opportunities in the greater Newtown area, The Newtown Chamber of Commerce is hosting another free monthly networking session open to all local business professionals. The next event is sponsored by Charter Business and w...

  • Local Family Farmers To Speak At Networking Forum

    The Working Women’s Forum, an association of local professionals and entrepreneurs, will feature, “Getting to Know Local Food and Your Local Farmer” on Wednesday, March 13.

  • Israel’s Top Dog Trainer Jeff Morgan Hopes To ‘Stay’ In Newtown

    Now Newtowners, and folks throughout the region who have given up on the idea of ever training their untrainable dog can breathe a sigh of relief, because one of Newtown’s newest neighbors happens to be Israel’s own version of The Dog Whisperer.

  • "How To Turn Likes Into Cash," At Next NFP Meeting

    Northern Fairfield Professionals, a networking group focusing on people in transition, will meet Tuesday, March 12, from 5:30 to 8 pm, at the Knights of Columbus building behind St Rose Church. Bill Cusano will speak on "How To Turn Likes Into Cash."

  • EDC Wants To Expand Business Incentive Benefits

    The local Economic Development Commission is retooling the language and is seeking changes to Newtown’s Business Incentive benefits to accommodate more of the types of new enterprises the town expects to see developing in the coming years. First Selectman Pat Llodra has mentioned the EDC’s desire to improve and enhance the program during several meetings in recent weeks.

  • After Going It Alone, Newtowner Establishes Assisted Transition To Help Others

    During her final months in a long-established career as a midlevel IT manager for a global manufacturing company, Newtown resident Wendy Seiler received a crash course in caregiving — with all the time-consuming administrative duties that come with it.

  • Rep Bolinsky Invites Job Seekers To Career Fair

    DANBURY — Newtown State Representative Mitch Bolinsky is inviting job seekers to an upcoming career fair sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Labor (DOL) and the Danbury Chamber of Commerce.

  • New Report Analyzes Connecticut’s Small Businesses

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Small businesses significantly impact Connecticut’s economy, employing 713,635 workers in 2010 with most of the employment coming from firms with 20–499 employees, according to a new state-by-state report released this week by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy.