January 2015  |  Issue 18
Happy New Year!

Betsy Paynter


2015 will be a great year for Newtown and our businesses. Newtown's Building Department has been active with commercial permit applications including business fit outs, expansions and new development. January is the month to take inventory and make resolutions. Hopefully, as a business owner, education is on your list to focus on this quarter. It's always beneficial to learn new things, staying on the competitive edge of business practices. The Newtown Economic Development Commission (EDC), partnering with the Newtown Chamber of Commerce and SBA, will offer a Small Business Seminar Series this Feb/March at the CH Booth Library. I encourage you to take advantage of these FREE business seminars, offering tools in financing, marketing and how to start a business. Newtown Saving Bank will be the sponsor of the small business seminar series. The EDC welcomes new business owners to town and congratulates those businesses with expansions and anniversaries.


Newtown continues to offer a range of office, retail, warehouse and manufacturing space options. Give me a call to discuss our inventory and how I can help with your business location. 


Stay up to date with business news from the Newtown EDC, by "liking" our Facebook page.  Also, the Newtown EDC is on Twitter now - come follow us at #NewtownCTEDC.


I'm here to help your business grow in Newtown and Sandy Hook. Please contact me if you have any questions or business needs at [email protected] or 203-270-4281. Newtown. Live. Work. Grow. With Us.


Betsy Paynter

Economic Development Coordinator
NewsEDCNews from the EDC

Mediassociates Recognized by State for Enhancing Economic Growth

Congratulations to Mediassociates and owner Scott Brunjes, located in the mill building at 75 Glen Road in Sandy Hook Village. Mediassociates was recognized by the state of Connecticut as a contributor to enhancing the state's economic growth. Mediasscociates has seen 30 percent growth over the past 10+ years and was highlighted as one of the top 3,000 fastest growing privately owned businesses in America by Inc. Magazine. As an alumni of WCSU, Scott maintains his relationship with the university through a marketing scholarship program and has hired many of his employees from the University. Helping Connecticut's youth graduate from college and then retaining them in the state has made a significant impact on Connecticut's economy. Thank you Mediassociates for helping Sandy Hook and Connecticut thrive.


2015 Small Business Seminar Series Newtown EDC

Thinking of starting your own business?  Already in business but still have questions? Is your business in need of financing but don't know where to go?  Wondering how to do business with the State of Connecticut and the Federal Government?

The Newtown Economic Development and the Newtown Chamber of Commerce have partnered with the SBA to offer free seminars for small business owners and those thinking about entering the world of entrepreneurship. All seminars are sponsored by the Newtown Savings Bank. Learn more >

Please join us at the CH Booth Library, Main Street, Newtown

Tuesdays, 8am - 9:30am

  • Feb 3    How to Start Your Own Business 
                 (ABCs of Business Plan)
  • Feb 10  Marketing and Advertising
  • Feb 24  Financing Your Small Business
  • Mar 3    How to Navigate and Search for Bids
DevelopNTownNewtown Manufacturing

Wind Corporation

30 Pecks Lane, Newtown

WIND Corporation has been growing in Newtown for the past 3+ years after relocating from Danbury, CT. WIND Corp. consists of three businesses; Wind Hardware & Engineering which produces hardware components to spec for various manufacturers, Zephyr Locks which produces locks for the locker industry, and Zephyr Fluid Solutions which produces racking solutions for the five gallon water industry. To learn more about this growing manufacturer in Newtown, check out their 3 websites:

Wind Hardware: http://windhardware.com

Zephyr Lock:http://zephyrlock.com

Zephyr Fluid Solutionshttp://zephyrfluidsolutions.com


Business Openings & Expansions


43 South Main Street, Newtown

Newtown EDC welcomes a new restaurant, Filet, to 43 South Main Steet. Manager Patrick Heron and Chef Jay Daly are proud to bring this new steak and seafood restaurant to town, offering only the freshest ingredients. Filet will be open 7 days a week for dinners and slowly add lunches and a Saturday and Sunday Brunch in the near future. Stop by and say hello to Patrick and Jay, check out the renovations along with the inviting menu.

Everwonder Children's Museum

31 Peck's Lane, Newtown  

The Everwonder Museum has found a new space which allows them to expand and offer area children and families a wide range of learning and activities. Their new 7,500 SF space is under construction. The museum is due to open in February with planned events to launch for spring and summer says Director, Tamara Tragakiss Barry. 
Learn more >

Caf� Xpresso

150 South Main, Newtown

Opening in late February, the Newtown EDC welcomes Marie & Bob, the new owners of Caf� Xpresso, a coffee shop, bakery and cafe. Caf� Xpresso will offer a large range of coffees and espressos, hot and cold, a variety teas, soups, sandwiches and more. Daily breakfasts will include fresh bagels, scones, muffins, eggs, frittata/quiches, pastries, etc.  They offer lunch options too; most bread and salad dressings are made from scratch, slow roast their own meats, soups and sauces. The menu will be fresh and creative, and include gluten sensitive and vegan delights, when available.


The Burrito Shack
314 South Main Street, Newtown
Newtown EDC welcomes "Johnny Baby" and The Burrito Shack to Newtown. Opening in February, this nine year old business is relocating from Wilton to Newtown. Johnny offers Mexican and American family favorites and specialties such as pulled pork chimichangas, lump crabmeat burritos, and all the originals too. The Burrito Shack is a family dining experience, offering a kids menu too. Stop by and say hello to "Johnny Baby": 


123 South Main Street, Suite 110B, Newtown
Congratulations to MediSpa, their expansion is complete! Come see MediSpa's beautiful new 1800 sf of space. All are invited to their Grand Re-Opening on Friday, February 6th from 6-9pm. Congratulations from the EDC.  


highlightbusinessHighlighted Newtown Business
Masonicare at Newtown and Lockwood Lodge
139 Toddy Hill Road, Sandy Hook
Masonicare at Newtown and Lockwood Lodge sits on a beautiful campus located in Sandy Hook, CT. It offers an attractively, appointed facility providing assisted living, short term rehab, long term care, home health and hospice for the local and surrounding communities. They are currently undergoing renovations which are planned to be completed in March. The renovations will provide more rooms, enhanced dining for the memory care area, kitchen upgrades and more.
anniversary25th Business Anniversary
Housatonic Valley Waldorf School
40 Dodgingtown Road, Newtown, CT 06470
The Housatonic Valley Waldorf School in Newtown, CT is celebrating its 25th year of providing Waldorf Education in Connecticut. In honor of their anniversary, the school has undergone a complete renovation of the Rose Garden building that houses the mixed age early childhood program as well as the parent-child classes affectionately known as Morning Glories.  The entire inside was taken down to the studs and reconfigured creating more useable space and light filled classrooms.  The school was thrilled to partner with the Newtown Savings Bank to turn the dream of a new building into a reality.  
Highlighted Newtown Properties 
77-79 Main Street, Newtown, CT

For Sale.  Two parcels for sale on RT-25 in Newtown. One is a 3,306 SF former Newtown Ambulance Garage. The other is a 3 Bedroom, 1.5 bath domicile. Located on over 2.5 acres these parcels are currently zoned for residential use. Learn more > 

46 Barnabas Road, Newtown
For Lease. Ideal warehouse space located in Newtown's growing Hawleyville Business District. Approximately, 8,000 - 15,000 SF of clean, alarmed warehouse with great location off Exit 9 of I-84. Ideal for warehouse, distribution, assembly or light manufacturing. Learn more >
3-6 Simms Lane, Newtown, CT
For Lease.  +/- 370 to 10,728 SF available. Simm Lane is an 85,000 SF multi-tenant industrial office complex located on Rte. 25 in Newtown. Uses include manufacturing, research and development, flex space, assembly, distribution, warehouse and office. Learn more > 
54 Pecks Lane, Newtown, CT
Land For Sale. Outstanding value for commercial site. Prior zoning approvals for 6,000 SF Industrial facility, 60x100, easily dividable to three 2,000 SF units. Conceptual plans for a 4,400 +/- office building. City water, septic design.  Learn more >
around_stateNews From Around The State
Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center
in Danbury at Henry Abbott Technical High School
The announcement of the opening of Danbury-based Advanced Manufacturing Technology Program at Henry Abbott Technical High School is designed to meet the work-force training needs of manufacturers in our area. This program will help both employees and employers in the Newtown area. Newtown manufacturers now have the advantage of a training facility nearby, offering a well educated workforce.  Learn More >
Danbury Area Computer Society
The Danbury Area Computer Society is an organization dedicated to serving the needs of computer users in the greater Danbury area, including Newtown. They seek to assist business users of computers as well as personal users. They meet on the first Tuesday of each month with a presentation by an expert on a selected topic such as 3D printing, jobs and technology, etc. Learn more > 
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