March / April 2014  |  Issue 14
Newtown News


Betsy Paynter

There is excitement in Newtown as spring approaches. The town has approved the installation of the Hawleyville Sewer extension. This highly anticipated initiative provides opportunity for a few open tracks of land off exit 9 off I-84. This is a natural exit corridor which provides economic development potential for the town of Newtown and additional support for the existing businesses in this area.


The Newtown EDC, SCORE, The Newtown Chamber of Commerce and Newtown Savings Bank kicked of the Newtown Small Business Seminar Series in March. Joanne Marcinek of AskJoanne, LLC, hosted an informative seminar about Internet Marketing; the presentation is available on our website. SBA & Newtown Savings Bank hosted a presentation about Small business financing also available on our website. Entrepreneurship, CT's DECD Small Business EXP Financial programs and Mobile Marketing are coming in April. Learn more here. The seminars are FREE; we hope to see you there.


Be sure to stay up to date with news from the Newtown EDC via facebook.  Elizabeth and I are here to help your business grow and prosper in Newtown. Please let us know if you have any questions and how we can help your business needs or


Betsy Paynter

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News from the EDCNews-EDC
Newtown EDC Newtown's infrastructure progress in Hawleyville is highlighted in the New England Real Estate Journal's Spring Preview.
Learn more about the sewer expansion project in the Hawleyville Business District.MBA
News from Around the StateNews-State
The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC)
CTSBDC provides FREE business advice services to both prospective and existing business owners to help them start or expand their business. CTSBDC is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and the University of Connecticut. The SBDC program is one of the nation's largest small business assistance programs in the federal government with a proven track record with 35 years of service to small businesses. Make an appointment today to meet with an advisor, it's FREE! Their Danbury office 855-428-7232 or their website.
EDC Congratulates Newtown Business AnniversariesAnniversaries
Sonics & Materials, Inc.
53 Church Hill Road, Newtown
"World-wide leader in Ultrasonic Technology" Sonics & Materials, Inc. is a privately-held, family-owned business. It was started in 1969 in Danbury by Robert S. Soloff. Sonics has been located in Newtown for the last 16 years, currently employing a total of 75 people at their corporate headquarters on Church Hill Rd. Congratulations from the EDC on your 45th anniversary and your continued success! Check out their website.
Brautigam Land Surveyors, PC
90 South Main Street, Newtown
Brautigam Land Surveyors, P.C. is a full service land surveying firm located in Newtown, Connecticut. They specialize in residential, commercial and municipal surveying for individual homeowners, builders, contractors, developers, installers, attorneys, real estate agencies, banks and towns. Congratulations from the EDC on your 25th anniversary and your continued success! Check out their website.
All Clean, LLC
Spring Cleaning! Kevin Barrett, owner of All Clean, LLC is a Newtown home-based business, celebrating their 20th anniversary in business. All Clean, LLC has been servicing Newtown and the surrounding areas with pride of their customer service and referrals. All Clean, LLC is your LOCAL provider for cleaning services such as office cleaning, carpets, windows, gutters and power washing. Contact Kevin at 203-270-0000 and check out their website. Congratulations from the EDC on your 20th anniversary and your continued success!
Julie Allen Bridals
154 South Main Street, Newtown
In 1970, Julie Allen opened a bridal shop in the basement in her own Newtown home. Today, her daughter Melanie is the owner and her granddaughter Lauren is a member of the staff. This full service bridal salon offers a wide selection of gowns for the bride, bridesmaids, mothers, and flower girls. This year, Julie Allen Bridals donated 415 dresses to "Believe In Me Empowerment, Inc" who provides prom dresses to underprivileged girls in New Haven. Congratulations from the EDC on your 44th anniversary and your continued success! Check out their website.
Newtown Business ProfilesNewBiz


71 South Main Street, Newtown

Newtown welcomes Chris Landino to town, the NEW owner of Subway, located in Ricky's Plaza. Chris brings years of experience working for Subway in their franchise organization. His Subway restaurant is offering the Newtown community a "Buy One, Get One FREE (6" and foot long subs) when you buy a 21 oz. soda" for the month of April. Stop in a say hello to Chris today. He looks forward to meeting you. Hours: Monday - Sat: 10am - 9pm, Sunday: noon - 9pm.


Vital Rain

83 South Main Street, Newtown

Newtown welcomes Paul Corey & Lidia Byhower to Newtown with the opening of their store, Vital Rain, at 83 South Main Street. Vital Rain is an established business, previously exclusively online and at events. Vital Rain produces 100% plant-derived, all-natural, completely toxin-free remedies and teas. They also carry organic, hand-sewn cloth diapers, mama cloths, and nursing pads. Their newly renovated Newtown store will offer exciting features such as a tea bar, kids play area, lounge and free wifi! Checkout their website. Stop in and say hello to Paul & Lidia later this month.


Our Green House

Our Green House was previously located in the Vital Rain store front at 83 South Main Street. They are continuing to grow and succeed as an online business. You can continue to find their products on their website and their facebook page.

Newtown Networking OpportunitiesNetworking

Northern Fairfield County Group (NFP):

NFP is a networking group in Newtown, CT where people meet to expand their network connections and learn the tools needed to advance their careers. Monthly meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month, in the Knights of Columbus building at Saint Rose, 46 Church Hill Road, from 5:30 - 8pm. Attendance to NFP is FREE. NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, April 8th when speakers Susan Catalano and Cathie Miller will present on "The Toughest Questions from a Corporate Recruiter's Perspective". For more information contact Amanda Blair. Learn more here.


Working Women's Forum:

Come learn about local, state and federal business assistance opportunities this month during the Working Women's Forum monthly meeting on April 9th at The Villa Restaurant at 6pm. The SBCD, SCORE and Newtown's EDC will provide an overview for your business success.


Marketing Magic: Creating Big Buzz on Small Budgets: 

Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) helps women learn how to grow their business. All women business owners throughout Newtown and surrounding areas are welcome to this marketing event on April 8th from 7-8:30pm. Click for registration details.

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