July 2013  |  Issue 10
Newtown News


Betsy PaynterSummer is here in Newtown! It's time to enjoy the local parks, swimming holes, outdoor dining, BBQs, gardening and relaxation. The EDC's campaign launched this spring, The Newtown Way: Buy Local First, is off to a great start. We encourage the community to utilize the Newtown Business Directory at www.newtown.org and consider buying locally first. The next phase of the campaign is to bring businesses together and to encourage "business to business buy local efforts". Speaking of buying local, the farmer's market has opened on the Fairfield Hills Campus on Tuesdays from 2-6pm, a great opportunity to enjoy the local crops and to support our farmers. Newtown is welcoming many new businesses to town including an urgent care facility coming later this summer in Plaza South.


As we approach the hurricane season, the EDC is offering a FREE Emergency Preparedness business seminar at the Newtown Municipal Center on August 13th from 8:30 -10am to help Newtown area businesses plan for potential disasters in the future. Look for registration information later in this newsletter. Don't miss out on this valuable information. This fall, the EDC will offer additional FREE business seminars at the Booth Library such as financing, how to start a business and how to prepare a business plan. Look for more information to come. 


Elizabeth Stocker and I are always here to help with site selections and to help all businesses grow and prosper in Newtown. Contact me at 203-270-4281 or betsypaynter@newtown.org or Elizabeth at 203-270-4271 or elizabeth.stocker@newtown-ct.gov. We look forward to hearing from you!


Betsy Paynter

Economic Development Coordinator
Newtown Business News Networking
EDC Offers FREE Business Seminar:
  Newtown EDC
The EDC is sponsoring a FREE seminar,
Community Preparedness: Small Businesses Leading the Way by Preparing Themselves, on August 13th in the Council Chambers at the Newtown Municipal Center from 8:30am - 10am. The aftermath of Storm Sandy was not easy for many Newtown businesses. We encourage business owners to attend and learn about disaster planning. 
Save The Dates:
EDC's Fall Tuesday Business Seminar Series will be held on Tuesdays, October 8th, October 29th and November 5th in the Booth Library Meeting Room from 8:30am - 10am. Look for more information coming soon!
Newtown in the New York Real Estate Journal:RealEstate
Liz Stocker
Elizabeth Stocker has a recent article in the New York Real Estate Journal, highlighting the great things happening in Newtown. 
Attention All Regional Business Owners:Regional
  Regional Map  
We need your input! Be part of the process of preparing a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for our region. The region includes ten towns located in western Connecticut and the process is being guided by the Western Connecticut Economic Development Alliance (WCEDA), which is a group of about twenty individuals who represent the various sectors that make up our communities including private, public and not for profit agencies. 
Your input is needed in this simple questionnaire.
Advanced Fusion Systems is Hiring in NewtownFusion
Advanced Fusion Systems, is a high tech manufacturing company, specializing in power electronics technologies, is located on 11 Edmund Rd, Newtown.  They are currently hiring for manufacturing positions including assembly, electrical, welding, engineering and general manufacturing roles.  If interested, forward your resume and qualifications to: hr@advfusion.com. 
Everyday is a Farmer's Market at Shortt's Farm & Garden CenterShortts
Shortts Farm     
You can pick up fresh vegetables almost everyday at Shortt's, located at 52-A Riverside Road in Sandy Hook. Their summer store hours are: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, and Sun 9:30 am to 5:30 pm Closed Tues. You can find them on Tuesdays at the Newtown Farmers Market thru mid October, 2 pm-6 pm. The following USDA Certified Organic Crops are now available in their store: Kale, Lettuce, Basil, Swiss Chard, Napa Cabbage, Asian Eggplant, Cukes, Garlic Scapes, and Squash--Zephyr, Pattypan and Zucchini. Also available in the farm store are CT grown, Blueberries, Peaches, and Corn. They also have Ferris Acres Ice Cream now in the farm store! Visit their website.
Newtown Building Owners:
C-PACE - A Clean Energy Opportunity for Commercial and Industrial BuildingsBuildingOwners
Energize CT
Newtown has joined CT's C-PACE program which enables building owners to access capital for energy improvements. C-PACE provides 100% upfront, fixed rate, long-term financing to property owners for qualified energy upgrades. The Newtown EDC encourages building owners to take advantage of this beneficial state program and opportunity for energy upgrades.  
Find out more or give us a call. 
Assistance for Small Businesses Impacted by Hurricane SandyHurricaneSandy
  Small Business Administration  
Deadline July 31st - Economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and agricultural businesses and non-profits affected by hurricane Sandy. The low-interest, working capital loans can be used to fix debts, payroll and other debts that could not be paid due to the disaster.  Apply today!
Newtown Networking OpportunitiesNetwork
Join a Business Network Today
The Newtown Business Network was formed in March 2012 by like minded business people, who serve Newtown CT, and the surrounding area. Their monthly morning meetings are designed to help members promote their businesses through 'word of mouth marketing'. They are looking for additional business owners to join them. Call Brian Amey from Newtown Savings Bank to learn more: 203-364-2906. Check out their website.
Newtown New Business OpeningsNewBiz

New Newtown Businesses

Urgent Care of Connecticut:
Urgent Care

A new walk-in clinic facility is coming to Newtown and will serve the communities of Newtown and Monroe, located in Plaza South at 266 South Main Street. It's scheduled to open its doors in August. We welcome Urgent Care of CT to Newtown, providing the community a new service for our community.   

Visit their website.

Froyo World:

228 South Main Street, Hours: Sun-Thur: Noon-9pm, Fri & Sat: 11am-10pm   

Froyo World

Newtown welcomes Froyo World to the Sand Hill Plaza bringing a delicious yogurt bar including many unique flavors such as Samoa Cookie, Cake Batter and Fresh Coconut sorbet, to name a few.  They also offer a wide variety of toppings including fresh fruit. Stop by and enjoy Froyo World today!  Visit their website. 

New Sandy Hook Business

Unique Blessings:

A New Age Gift Shop has opened at 111 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook. Starr Bock & Jeriann Rabbitt offer spiritual and energy healing through the treatment of Reikei. Hours are: 10am - 6pm, Mon - Sat and by appointment on Sundays. Stop and say hello to Starr & Jeriann in Sandy Hook. 

Newtown Home Based Businesses

Faces By Sharon:

Sharon Cohen is a certified esthetician with 15+ years experience and runs a home based skin care, business by appointment only. Sharon performs holistic skin care such as facials, peels and aromatherapy. She specializes in treatment for adolescence skin problems and skin care education. More of her treatments include make-up application and lessons, waxing, brow & eyelash tinting, manicures and body treatments.  Call Sharon today to make an appointment at 203-300-SKIN and check out her website.

Newtown EDC



EDC Offers Free
Business Seminar




Attention All Regional
Business Owners


Advanced Fusion Systems is Hiring in Newtown


Everyday is a Farmer's Market at Shortt's Farm


 Clean Energy Opportunity for

Newtown Building Owners


Assistance for Small
Businesses Impacted by
Hurricane Sandy


Newtown Networking


New Business Openings


 Newtown Facts 


 The Newtown Way


Second Annual Arts Festival 


 Newtown Farmers Market 


  Chamber of Commerce 


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ArtsFestivalSecond Annual
Arts Festival  

Arts Festival
The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is preparing for their second Annual Arts Festival this fall.

September 21-22 
Fairfield Hills Campus 
Newtown, CT



 MarketFarmer's Market at
Fairfield Hills


Located on Newtown's Fairfield Hills Campus, Tuesdays from 2pm - 6pm. Come support your local famers and eat healthy today!


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