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I have an ambitious goal of $250K, and with the way that Kickstarter works, the more hits that I have in the very beginning, the more likely they will get behind my campaign and post it on their “Projects We Love” segment of their e-mailer. With everyone’s generous support, it is guaranteed to push me over the top of my objective. I am so excited to be a part of the Northwest Corner and have Becket create jobs in this area. My photographer, my ad agency, my bank, my tech support, my insurance agent, are all people from this fantastic community. I am hoping that the excitement that I feel is contagious enough to see my dream of beautiful, domestically made apparel a reality!
Please click on the link below for the link to my Kickstarter campaign for Becket. I am appealing to all of my friends and colleagues to help me reach my goal of $250K to ensure that I can continue to grow Becket as an important dress brand. Money that I raise will be used to produce the Fall 14 collection, and to continue building Becket’s market share. I am hoping to grow Becket into a major brand and with the money that I raise, I will be able to hire the staff I need to keep growing. The Fall 14 dresses are under the machines as we speak! Becket is a domestic brand being manufactured in the Garment Center in New York. It is very important to me that we keep producing quality apparel in this country.
Our current distribution is in specialty boutiques throughout the US, with ultimate plans to expand in select international markets, as there is increased interest abroad for goods made in NYC.
Becket is being shown in the ADK Fashions Showroom at 225 W35th St, on the 3rd floor.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/813012247/the-beauty-of-becket and please be sure to visit the Becket website: www.becketdress.com
Any amount is greatly appreciated. It is very important that the webpage gets visited; even the smallest donations count! These first days of the campaign are the MOST crucial!! And please feel free to forward this email to anyone who might be interested in quality dresses that are made here in the USA!
Thank you so much for sharing my excitement!
Founder and Creative Director
BANTAM – VNA Northwest nurse Deborah Welch, RN, was selected to represent Connecticut in the 2014 Home Care & Hospice Nurse of the Year Recognition Program conducted by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and the Home Healthcare Nurses Association (HHNA).
A selection committee made up of members from the NAHC Board of Directors, HHNA Advisory Board and the Forum of State Associations voted for a winner from each state after getting many nominations from agencies nationwide.
A story about Deborah and her care for a husband and wife from Goshen is posted on the NAHC website at: http://www.nahc.org/consumer-information/home-care-nurses-tell-their-stories-2014/
VNA Northwest, a nonprofit home care and hospice agency founded in 1928, serves residents of all towns in Litchfield County. In addition to home care and hospice, the agency provides wellness programs in many communities, including blood pressure screenings, fall prevention clinics, and immunizations. Call 860-567-6000 for more information or visit www.vnanw.org.
The Collette Hurst Quintet will perform jazz standards, classic pop songs and original music on the patio of the Saltwater Grille in Litchfield on August 17 from 5 to 8 pm (860-567-4900 for reservations) and on August 28 from 6 to 8 pm on West Street in Litchfield for the town's Thursday outdoor concert series.
Did you know that we occupy warehouse space in Winsted, cutting and slotting beams to be combined with our unique framing connectors to create full Do-it-Yourself post and beam barn kits for our customers? Our "T-Rex" connectors replace traditional labor-intensive methods of post and beam framing and makes it easier to save both time and money using our method of construction!
Are you thinking of a barn or a workshop? "T-Rex" connectors are made of anodized aluminum and come in a variety of sizes to match the dimensions of the timbers specified in your plans: 3.5" x 3.5" up to 8" x 12."
How about a gazebo in your backyard, or a pergola coming off your front entrance?
Don't wait until it's too late this year to order your post and beam framing kit from Connecticut Post & Beam! Check us out at www.ctpostandbeam.com or feel free to call Pete at 203.534.8771 anytime.
Torrington Savings Bank, Northwest Connecticut’s premier mutual savings bank, a leading provider of home mortgage loans and deposit products, recently announced the hiring of Eric Erdtmann as Senior Vice President of its new Commercial Lending Department.
Mr. Erdtmann comes to Torrington Savings from Union Savings Bank where he was a Vice President and Regional Manager of Commercial Lending, covering Torrington and Northwest Connecticut. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Saint Michael’s College in Vermont, and has been active in the Lion’s Club, Boy Scouts of America and the Chamber of Commerce.
Jeffrey Lalonde, CEO of Torrington Savings Bank said: “We are proud to welcome Eric to our team, and to expand into commercial lending to better serve our community.”
Mr. Erdtmann has extensive experience in both commercial real estate and commercial and industrial lending and will be located at the Main Office at 129 Main Street, Torrington.
ABOUT TORRINGTON SAVINGS BANK
Chartered in Connecticut in 1868, Torrington Savings Bank is one of the longest established banks in Connecticut with $795 million in assets. As a mutual savings bank, TSB is conservatively guided, strongly capitalized, safe and secure; and managed according to the best interests of its local communities. Torrington Savings Bank’s mutual status allows it to provide attractive rates to its customers. Headquartered in Torrington, CT where it has three offices, the bank has additional offices in Burlington, Goshen, Falls Village, and New Hartford, CT.
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Did you know that improving financial wellness for your employees increases your profitability?Research indicates that employees with serious credit and money problems waste more then 20 work
hours each month thinking about dealing with money matters. Employees who attend work but don't put forth 100% effort are costing you money. Credit Union membership is a FREE benefit you can offer to your employees. Let us help with Budgeting Classes, Credit Repair Coaching, Retirement Information, Ways to Save and Fraud Protection. Contact us at 489-2212 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to start assisting your employees today!
Washington Supply in Washington Depot is not just a Hardware Store. While they sell Lumber, Building Materials, Hardware, Housewares, Tools, Plumbing, Electrical and Paint…they also sell organic gardening products, fine outdoor furniture and gifts. You’ve got to see it to believe it or go their new website at www.washingtonsupply.com.
Visit Litchfield Saltwater Grille in May and see why we were named New England's Best Happy Hour by Yankee Magazine.
Happy Hour Monday through Friday 4-6.
Starting May 8, join us for live music every Thursday 7:30-10:30PM and Sunday 4:00-7:00pm.
Visit litchfieldsaltwatergrille.org for more information and to view our other May events, including Make Up &
Martinis, Wine Pairings, Kentucky Derby Party and more!
Please call 860-567-4900 for more information.
Torrington was just named as one of the Best Communities for Music Education in America for 2014.
They have received this national designation fourteen times since 2000 !
The most of any school district in CT.
Great opportunity for chamber members to have professional looking websites and brochures produced by Litchfield High School Business Students at no cost although donations are accepted.
Students Will Gladly:
Contact email@example.com or call (860) 202-5796 for more information and availability.