The Chamber of Commerce of Newtown is committed to providing interesting and useful events and information to Chamber members.


How to Start Your Own Business
(ABCs of Business Plan)

Tuesday, February 3
8:00AM – 9:30AM

Newtown’s CH Booth Library
25 Main Street
Newtown, CT
(Meeting room, across from the children’s library)

Have you ever thought about starting a business? Doing it right from the start is a key to your success. A great place to start is this free seminar that helps point you in the right direction. This seminar will cover topics such as choosing a business name/structure, licensing, registrations, etc. Also covered will be the importance of business plan, what it is used for, what should be in it, what it says about you and your business.
Speakers: Jessica Rivera from SBA and Nelson Merchant from SBDC

Free to attend.

Register by contacting Betsy Paynter at 203-270-4281 or betsy.paynter@newtown-ct.gov


Marketing and Advertising

Tuesday, February 10
8:00AM – 9:30AM

Newtown’s CH Booth Library
25 Main Street
Newtown, CT
(Meeting room, across from the children’s library)

What can a marketing plan do for a small business? This seminar will help you understand many ways to reach and manage your competitive position in your target market. Topics covered will be traditional marketing tactics, social media options, potential pitfalls, budget and cost control and how to determine if your time and money is well spent.
Speakers: Joanne Marcinek from AskJoanne.com, John Voket from The Newtown Bee, Moraima Gutierrez from SBA

Free to attend.

Register by contacting Betsy Paynter at 203-270-4281 or betsy.paynter@newtown-ct.gov


Power Network Workshop Series
3 Big Blunders That Cause Initial Sales
Conversations to Fizzle

Tuesday, February 19
8:00AM – 9:30AM

Collaborative Work Center
500 Monroe Turnpike, Suite 16
Monroe, CT

For anyone in a sales role – salespeople, business owners, sales leaders – and also service professionals who don’t “sell” formally but who need to get more customers in order to grow their business.

Featuring: Tom French, Sales Coach

$10 for guests and Chamber members, Free to Power Network members.

Respond to Ileana Kotulich


Financing Your Small Business

Tuesday, February 24
8:00AM – 9:30AM

Newtown’s CH Booth Library
25 Main Street
Newtown, CT
(Meeting room, across from the children’s library)

Finding capital for your small business is NOT impossible. Get pointers from the SBA, Newtown Savings Bank and their SBA lending, DECD about their Business Express financing and SBA’s micro-loan program as well as other lending program.
Speakers: Sheila Hummel, CT’s Department of Community & Economic Development, Bill Tierney from SBA, Paula Woodhouse from Newtown Savings Bank

Free to attend.

Register by contacting Betsy Paynter at 203-270-4281 or betsy.paynter@newtown-ct.gov


How to Navigate and Search for Bids

Tuesday, March 3
8:00AM – 9:30AM

Newtown’s CH Booth Library
25 Main Street
Newtown, CT
(Meeting room, across from the children’s library)

This seminar will cover where you need to be registered in order to do business with the State of Connecticut and the Federal Government. You will be shown the websites for locating federal bids over $25,000 and the State’s bid portal where State and Municipal bids can be found. Also covered will be State and Federal Set-aside programs.
Speaker: Lisa Powell from SBA

Free to attend.

Register by contacting Betsy Paynter at 203-270-4281 or betsy.paynter@newtown-ct.gov


2nd Annual Martini Madness Tasting & Competition

Wednesday, March 25
6:00PM – 10:00PM

Edmond Town Hall Gymnasium
Lower Level
45 Main Street
Newtown, CT

Local mixologists will compete for the title of “Best Cocktail in Newtown!”

Enjoy a night out with a DJ & dance party, hors d’eourvres and a silent auction.

Everyone is invited to attend. Guests 21 and over are invited to taste and vote on their favorite martini.

$30 per Ticket
$10 Designated Driver

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