Chamber's membership drive brings 41 new members

The 2018-2019 Membership Drive concluded on March 1. We are thrilled to have welcomed 41 new members to the Chamber. You have seen them displayed in our “Welcome New Members” section throughout the past several months.

The success of the drive can be attributed to a fantastic set of volunteers and supporting members.

Thank you to our honorable chair, Greg Mele of Eastside Electric, Inc. Gracias to our Membership Committee, and in particular the Marketing & Communications and Ambassador Sub-Committees, for their support, input, hard work and dedication.

Merci to our friends at KOTA for their generous donation of one of the grand prizes.

Grazie to Ciesco Catering, The Village Wine Cellar, Noteworthy Chocolates, Litchfield Hills Nursery and our Hospitality Committee for making the Chamber Open House a fabulous evening that was both informative and enjoyable.

Vielen Dank to Torrington Savings Bank for donating use of their billboard to promote our drive and open house.

Dziekuje Ci to the members who provided bonus incentives to our new members: FM 97.3 WZBG, Rebublican-American, KBJB Radio, Comcast Spotlight, Minuteman Press and Warner Theatre.

Last but not least, what would we have done without those members who helped by recruiting businesses in the drive?

To Barbara Branagan-Mitchell, Larry Cassella, Lisa Ferris, Dimitri Karouta, Karen Kuhl, Lance Leifert, DJ Murphy, Elaine Murphy, Jan Nelson, Sarah Perrotti, John Seagrave, Jacque Williams and Steve Zarrella...we appreciate your efforts more than you know!

Congratulations to the grand prize winners Karen Kuhl, John Seagrave and Lisa Ferris.

Great Giveaway Business Showcase

The Great Giveaway Business Showcase is filling up fast! The event will take place on Thursday, May 9 at Chatterley’s Banquet Facility, 371 Pinewoods Road, Torrington. There will be a vendor networking hour and Chamber Business After Hours from 4-5 p.m. and the event is open to the public from 5-7 p.m.

Last year, the event drew hundreds of people throughout the evening. Each vendor had a giveaway at their booth, which created tons of excitement and drew people over to their tables. This year, we’re asking once again that each vendor provide an exciting giveaway and we’ll raffle them off at the end of the event. The event is free and includes free parking, free food and a cash bar.

Reservations include an 8’ skirted, covered table, 2 chairs and a company sign. The fee for Chamber members is $200, non-members is $300. Contact or call 860-482-6586 to reserve your table today.

Gold Sponsors are Torrington Savings Bank and Lowe’s Home Improvement Torrington. Silver Sponsors are Northwest Community Bank and FM 97.3 WZBG. Bronze Sponsors are BantamWesson, Keystone Place at Newbury Brook and Northwestern Connecticut Community College. Special thanks to the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board for their support.

Additional sponsorships are still available at varying levels. If you’re interested in sponsoring the event, contact the Chamber today.

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