Not sure which wine will be perfect for that special meal or gathering? What about impressing your colleagues with the hottest new bourbon? And where can you get your hands on that exotic craft brew you can’t find anywhere else? One quick — or leisurely — stop into the new Fairgrounds Wine & Spirits in Sand Hill Plaza and you’ve got it covered. Since acquiring the business late last September, owner Paul Moeller, his son Peter, and a growing, knowledgeable staff have been working reoutfitting the familiar location adjacent to Stop & Shop into a brand-new space. With all the final touches in place, the Moellers invite all to the package store’s grand opening celebration Saturday, May 30.
With catering trays set out on a white linen cloth and fresh cut lilacs giving off a faint honey scent, Susan Anzalone and Kathy Appling from The Inn at Newtown were among the many restaurants and businesses showcasing their services during Destination Newtown. The 12th annual event, presented by Newtown Chamber of Commerce, was held again this year at Rock Ridge Country Club.
Connecticut public libraries are proving to be a vital player in helping businesses and entrepreneurs access information and services to help them succeed. Now there is another good reason for local small business professionals to stop by the local library. On Tuesday, June 23, C.H. Booth Library will launch its Virtual Small Business Development Center with a special business open house, “Grow Your Business.” The event will run from 8:30 to 9:30 am in the meeting room of the library. Reservations are not needed, and light refreshments will be served.
Newtown-based Taunton, Inc, a multichannel media company providing high-quality information and inspiration to special interest enthusiasts and professional craftspeople, recently announced the appointment of Daniel R. McCarthy as chief executive officer. According to a release from the firm, Mr McCarthy is a respected industry veteran with a successful track record of accelerating growth and driving transformation at information, publishing, and digital media companies.
The Working Women’s Forum, an association of local professionals and entrepreneurs, will feature an informal discussion prompted by the thought: “If I Could Live Anywhere...,” on Wednesday, May 13, at The Villa Restaurant, 4 Riverside Road.
The Working Women’s Forum, an association of local professionals and entrepreneurs, will feature Southbury Selectman Donna Pereira and a presentation entitled, “Women In Politics: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,” during its next meeting.
After a monthlong campaign where the community was invited to submit its picks for favorite Newtown businesses in four different categories, The Chamber of Commerce of Newtown and The Rotary Club of Newtown announce the nominees for the 2015 Business of the Year award. The public is now invited to vote for their picks in New Business, Longevity, Philanthropy, and Overall Achievement. Winners will be announced during an awards dinner on March 23, to which the public is also invited.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy this week said that with winter weather appearing to finally loosen its grip on Connecticut and warmer temperatures steadily approaching, homeowners should caution themselves and keep an eye on indoor leaking as the deep snowpack on roofs and surrounding building foundations begins to melt. The state’s consumer protection and insurance agencies are encouraging consumers to proactively conduct research now for qualified, registered home repair contractors who can be called upon in the event that problems occur, and to also review their homeowners’ policy in the event they need to make a claim.
Local electronics consumers rejoice! While nearly 1,800 RadioShack stores across the nation, including more than a dozen in Connecticut, will be closing by the end of March, Newtown’s independently owned store in the Sand Hill Plaza on South Main Street is remaining open.
In an effort to help foster business opportunities in the greater Newtown area, the Newtown Chamber of Commerce continues to host free monthly networking events open to all local business professionals. The next event will be held at Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro on Wednesday, March 11, from 8 to 9 am. This month’s event will feature Melisa Webster, president of Newtown’s Flagpole BNI, with a presentation titled “Marketing and Growing Your Business Beyond the Chamber,”