September 2013  |  Issue 11
Newtown News


Betsy PaynterWhat a great parade Newtown, well done!


I hope you've seen The Newtown Way: Buy Local First branding around town in storefronts, on billboards, banners across Queen St, in Sandy Hook and hanging on Edmond Town Hall. The timing is for Back to School shopping and to remind people to buy locally which helps your local community to grow and prosper. Check out the Newtown business directory which can be found at if you are looking for a specific business or service. As a business owner, make sure you are listed in the business directory, it's very easy to add your business if needed.


Speaking of Back to School, business owners, you have multiple opportunities this fall to expand your education on ways to market your business and become financially sound and profitable. The EDC is offering FREE seminars at the Booth Library in Oct & Nov, learn more in the newsletter and sign up today. Take time to stay on the pulse of technology, financing tools and marketing techniques to succeed in the competitive marketplace.


Newtown commercial building owners, let me know if you have questions regarding the C-PACE letter you recently received from me. Newtown has joined CT in providing you opportunities to upgrade your building's energy, please consider participating.


Elizabeth and I are here to help with any questions you may have or support you may need for your Newtown business or site needs. Our website is full of helpful business news and links as well. Also, "Friend us on Facebook" to receive up to date information on business support and news, our Facebook page is: Newtown, CT Economic Development Commission.


We look forward to hearing from you.


Betsy Paynter

Economic Development Coordinator
Business SeminarsNetwork
EDC Offers FREE Fall Business Seminars
The EDC is offering a FREE Business Seminar Series at the Booth Library this fall. Come and learn about online target marketing, business financing and how to start a business and write a business plan all needed for business success!

Digital Marketing - Reasons to Click with Google AdWords & Constant Contact

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Entrepreneurs: How to start a business and write a business plan

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Financing For Your Small Business

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


"Bottom Line" - Business Owner's Breakfast Meeting Series
This breakfast series is sponsored by Peter Giarratano & Scott Anders, giving business owners the "bottom line" information they need on key business topics. Topics include: Retirement plan opportunities, basic business planning, Maximizing Personal Benefits from your Business. To learn more click here.

Obamacare "Is Your Business Ready?"

Affordable Care Act regulations are changing monthly. Is your business ready? Do you know what to tell your employees? Get the facts & prepare your business - Western CT SCORE and the Danbury Chamber are hosting an informational event on Sept 24, 2013. Learn more and register today.
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Newtown High School Internships Available
  Newtown High School
The Newtown High School's Career Center continues to grow as students realize how valuable career exploration is in making choices for their future.  The Career Center at Newtown High School is looking for businesses to partner in their program, to learn more go to the Newtown high school website.  Select the School Career Center under the departments tab and learn about becoming a career resource for NHS students. 
The NHS Transition Program also helps students with disabilities to learn vocational skills while earning school credit. Employers commit to having an unpaid student for 6 hrs/week for one school semester. To find out more about this program, contact Noel Macfadyen.sbdc
CT SBDC Helps Small Businesses Prepare for Future Emergencies
The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CT SBDC) is helping to educate small businesses across the state on how to prepare for future emergencies.  
Buy Local First: Business 2 Business
  Buy Local First  

Ferris Acres Creamery is on demand. Their famous ice cream can always be devoured at their shop on Rt. 302, 144 Sugar Street from April through the end of October. Now, you can also enjoy The Creamery ice cream at local restaurants such as:

  • Sal e Pepe Restaurant and Bar at 97 S. Main St
  • Tambascio's Italian Grill at 1 Dodgingtown Rd
  • Tula Restaurant and Grill at 89 Main St, Monroe
  • Greenwood's Grille and Ale House at 186 Greenwood Ave, Bethel

Pints and quarts can be found for purchase at all 3 Villarina's Pasta Shop locations in Newtown, Southbury and New Milford and Sandy Hook's Shortt's Farm at 54-A Riverside Rd.aquarian

Aquarian Caterers



Aquarian Center owner, Newtown resident, Pam Buchler, has been specializing in farm to table meal preparation of healthy, whole foods for 18+ years. She offers full service catering and a weekly dinner menu including soups, side dishes, salAquarianads, entrees and more. Her menu focuses on vegan, vegetarian and gluten free offerings. Pam promotes local B2B, finding many of her ingredients at Shortt's Farm in Sandy Hook. 


To learn more about Aquarian Caterers check out their Facebook and also visit Shortts Farm & Garden Center. 

Newtown Business ProfilesNewBiz

Sandy Hook Business Profile


Mediassociates, 75 Glen Road, Sandy Hook - We're happy to welcome Scott Brunjes, owner of Mediassociates and their 30+ employees to Sandy Hook. Scott moved his company from Danbury to Sandy Hook this past April. Mediassociates is a media planning and buying agency and are thrilled with their newly renovated location in the mill building at 75 Glen Rd in Sandy Hook. To learn more about Media Associates, check out their website.

The Borough Business Profiles

Family Healthcare Center of Newtown & The Vein Institute of CT: 
The Vein Institute The Vein Institute

Family Healthcare Center of Newtown & The Vein Institute of CT, 33 Church Hill Rd, Newtown. Both businesses have relocated down the road to their new larger location at 33 Church Hill Rd. Each business has its own floor in the brown building allowing for growth here in the Borough. To learn more about these thriving businesses, check out their websites at Newtown Family Healthcare or The Vein Institute.


Healing For Life:

Valerie Candela, LMT, LMSW, OM, SEP, 33 Church Hill Rd, Newtown -

Valerie recently moved her practice to the Borough in May from another location in town. She helps adults and children with trauma resolution and sensory integration. Valerie says, "It's been my passion and privilege to help others heal as we work from a place of self-kindness and self-compassion". Appointments only, call 203-966-5509 or visit her website.

Newtown EDC



EDC Offers Free Fall Business Seminars


Newtown High School Internships Available



Buy Local First:
Business 2 Business


Aquarian Caterers


Newtown Business Profiles


 Stony Hill 4 Corners
Save the Date


Newtown Arts Festival 


 Sandy Hook SHOP
Save the Date


CT Recovery Funding


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Halloween Pancake Breakfast  

Stony Hill Tree Lighting
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Newtown Arts Festival

Sept 15 - 22, 2013

Check out the week of arts planned in Newtown.

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Passport to Sandy Hook

October 12, 2013


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