With a consulting office within The Waterbury Regional Chamber headquarters on Bank Street in Waterbury, the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) provides no-cost advising services to prospective and existing business owners to help them start or expand their business. Working closely with state, regional and local organizations, CTSBDC services are custom-designed to help all types of businesses from home-based to high-tech and more. Services include: business plan review, cash flow analysis, loan and grant application guidance, marketing and social media, international trade, inventory control management, market research, management and personnel expertise, and emergency preparedness.
CTSBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and the University of Connecticut. The SBDC program remains one of the nation’s largest small business assistance programs in the federal government with a proven track record of providing almost 35 years of service to small businesses.
“Small Business Development Centers across Connecticut,”
Waterbury Regional Chamber Board of Directors Chairman William Pape, president of American-Republican, Inc., publishers of the Waterbury “Republican American” newspaper, commented, “The SBDC offers a tremendous wealth of free resources and services to businesses of all sizes and stages of success across Connecticut. They are an exceedingly important, and notably helpful, resource organization for any business in the state. We are fortunate to welcome Emily Carter’s insightful comments during our Chamber’s annual meeting celebration of the varying accomplishments of our members.”
During the April 2nd luncheon meeting, the Waterbury Regional Chamber will nominate the following board of director members for re-election:
Member companies celebrating milestone anniversaries of 50, 40 35, 30, 25, 20 and 15 years in the chamber will also be celebrated during the Annual Meeting. Loyal members celebrating 50 years of membership include Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center of Greater Waterbury and Holiday Hill; 40 years are M.J. Fahy & Sons, Inc. and Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co.; 35 years is VNA Health Care; 30 years are C & H Electric, Inc., Help Unlimited, Inc., and Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board.
Chamber members celebrating 25 years are American Copy Service Center, Inc.; Gateway Limousine, Inc.; Michaels Jewelers; Pizza Castle Restaurant & Pub; Prime Publishers-Voices, Town Times; Triple Stitch Sportswear; Wireless Zone of Waterbury, A Division of Kess Corp.; The Moynahan Law Firm, LLC; The Grotto & Mrs. G.
Members celebrating 20 years include Accurate Mailing Services, L.L.C.; Alderson Funeral Homes, Inc.; Apple Rehab Watertown; Barker Specialty Company/Barker Animation; Broderick Law Firm, LLC; Carpin Manufacturing, Inc.; CPE Electric, LLC.; EVENTS by Superior; Granville Academy of Waterbury; KarTele Cellular Phones; O’Rourke & Birch Florists; Powerstation Events; Shawne’s ‘Mane’ Attraction; The DiSalvo Ericson Group; The Salvation Army; Waterbury Youth Service System, Inc.
Waterbury Regional Chamber members celebrating 15 years include Access Rehab Centers; Baldwin Communications;
Premier sponsor of the Waterbury Regional Chamber Annual Luncheon Meeting on April 2nd is Comcast Business Class.
Tickets for the April 2nd luncheon meeting are available. Registration is requested by Tuesday, March 25, 2014. To register, visit www.waterburychamber.com or call 203-757-0701.