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The Litchfield County Women’s Network will be holding its monthly meeting on Wed., December 11, 2013, 5:30 p.m. at Ciesco Catering, 184 South Main Street, Torrington, CT.
The December meeting will include networking, dinner and guest speaker, Jeanne Fusco, from the Susan B. Anthony project. The Susan B. Anthony project promotes safety, healing and growth for all survivors of domestic and sexual abuse and advocates for the autonomy of women and the end of interpersonal violence.
In lieu of LCWN’s monthly raffle and in the spirit of the holiday season, participants are encouraged to bring a donation of a gift card (of any denomination) to be donated to the Susan B. Anthony Project to assist them in holiday giving for their clients.
Current members and guests are welcome to attend. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, followed by payment of $25 for members registered BY December 4th; $30 for members registered AFTER December 4thth and $30 for all guests to: LCWN Meetings, P. O. Box 59, Torrington, CT 06790. For more information, see website at www.lcwn.com.
Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Center for Workforce Development is looking to expand its instructor pool. If you have expertise and teaching experience in the following areas send a cover letter and resume to NW-WorkforceTraining@nwcc.commnet.edu. Degree requirements and salary vary depending on the requirements of the program. Courses: customer service - medical receptionist, workplace communications, supervision, and management.
NORTHWEST CT YMCA PRESENTS: FREEZIN’ FOR A REASON
Friday, December 13 • 6:00 PM
East End Park, Winsted
$100 team registration, plus minimum fundraising of $100/person (fundraising may be brought to event)
Grab your friends and join in the 2nd Annual “Freezin’ for a Reason”. Spend the entire night with community leaders on the town green, while shining a light on the persistent issue of homeless families and individuals in our communities, and raise funds for the Winsted Y Homeless Shelter. Our goal is to raise $15,000.
Teams can set up a tent for the night. Prizes will be awarded for the team that raises the most money, as well as the team that has the most creative tent/display. Each team is required to have at least one responsible adult, with minors providing permission from parents/guardians on the appropriate form.
Register by Dec. 6, or make donations, at any Y branch, or online at nwctY.org/freezing
GIVE YOUR EMPLOYEES THE GIFT OF HEALTH
Studies continue to show that when employees take better care of themselves and lead healthier lifestyles that it benefits the companies they work for. These benefits include decreased absenteeism, and increased productivity, staff morale, and connectivity among workers.
How can we best thank our employees for their hard work and dedication throughout the year, plus help enhance their health and your company's health, year-round? Why not consider giving a gift that really makes a difference—a corporate membership to the Northwest CT YMCA.
Benefits of a Northwest CT YMCA Corporate Membership include:
• 1 Week Free Trial
• No Joining Fee
• No Commitment
• 2 Free Guest Passes
• 1 Complimentary Facility Rental
• FREE Community Health Living Index Assessment
• Fully Equipped Cardio Centers equipped with elliptical trainers, treadmills, and stationary and recumbent bikes.
• Fully equipped, air-conditioned weight training centers with strength training equipment and free weights.
• A variety of FREE group health & wellness classes.
• Heated swimming pools that offer lap swimming & recreational swimming.
• Full-size gyms in Torrington and Winsted for basketball and volleyball.
• Racquetball courts in Torrington.
• Steam room and sauna in Torrington & Winsted for heat therapy.
• Free babysitting services to members while using the facility.Start your 1 WEEK FREE TRIAL TODAY! Contact Lauren at Marketing@nwcty.org or call (860) 489-3133 x 132.
Jaci Carroll Staffing Services has been selected for the 2013 Connecticut Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce (SBIEC).
Each year the SBIEC’s panel of industry executives and consultants oversees an annual business survey commissioned on various industries to determine which companies meet and exceed the industry benchmarks that have been set forth. It’ s goal is to research and to identify companies that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category. They are then recognized as having enhanced the commitment and contribution of small business through service to their customers and community. Small businesses of this caliber enhance the consumer driven stature that Connecticut is renowned for.
Jaci Carroll Staffing has consistently demonstrated a high regard for upholding business ethics and company values. This recognition of SBIEC marks a significant achievement as an emerging leader with various competitors and is setting benchmarks that the industry should follow.
As part of the industry research and business surveys, various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the selected companies in each category. This research is part of an exhaustive process the encapsulates a year- long immersion in the business climate of Connecticut.
Jaci Carroll Staffing Services was founded in 1976 by staffing industry veteran Jaci Carroll, after a decade of managing Connecticut branches for a large public international staffing service. Since then, for almost 40 years, Jaci Carroll and her staff have lead the way for the staffing industry in the state. Jaci has received many awards in the industry and the Connecticut business community. Jaci Carroll Staffing is a member of the American Staffing Association and she has served as its President and received the prestigious ASA Hall of Fame Award for outstanding service to the staffing industry. She has also received the Malcolm Baldrige Award, The St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation Champion Award, The Franciscan Life Center Business Person of the Year Award, The Business Women’s Forum of the Greater Waterbury of Chamber of Commerce Business Women of the Year Award and the UCONN Family Business of the year Award just to name a few.
Jaci Carroll Staffing is a Nationally Certified Women Owned Business by the NWBOC.
The SBIEC is a leading authority of researching, evaluating and recognizing companies across a wide spectrum of industries that meet its stringent standards of excellence. It has spearheaded the idea of independent enterprise and entrepreneurial growth allowing business of all sized to be recognized locally and encouraged globally.
Particular emphasis is given to meeting and exceeding industry benchmarks for customer service, product quality and ethical practice. Industry leading standards and practices have been developed and implementation of the same has been pioneered by the dedicated efforts of the business community and commerce leadership.
More information of SBIEC can be found at www.sbiec.org
A New Milford man will compete in a high-intensity event called "the world's toughest mudder" as a benefit for VNA Northwest in memory of his mother, Allison D. Downs, who passed away in June. Mrs. Downs received hospice care from VNA Northwest, located in Bantam.
Allan Darrow says he has never known a more brave, loving and courageous person than his Mom, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2005, "and kept a sky-high, inspiring mindset through it all." In a heartfelt appeal to donors, posted on the agency’s website, he writes:
On June 11, 2013 at 1:02 p.m. my Mom, Allison Downs, passed away after a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Minutes before this, I was given the chance to kneel down beside her, hold her hand, and to tell her everything a son could ever tell his mother.
I vowed to continue the fight against this disease any way that I could. I also told her about a 24-hour endurance race I would compete in on November 16th and 17th of this year. I promised to exhibit the same fight, determination, and strength that she had throughout her bout with this disease.
More information about Allan’s event, which takes place in New Jersey, is available at www.vnanw.org. For questions about making a donation to VNA Northwest, please call the fund development office at 860-567-6000.
VNA Northwest, a nonprofit home care and hospice agency, has been serving Northwest Connecticut since 1928. The agency serves patients in all Litchfield County towns. To learn more information about the agency’s programs and services, please visit www.vnanw.org or call 860-567-6000.
Exciting news! The #1 Real Estate sales office in the area is moving to a brand new location! The Washington Agency, presently located at 997 E. Main Street in Torrington will be moving to Birge Park (Rt. 4) on December 1st. Our new address will be 182 Birge Park Road, Harwinton. Our phone number will stay the same: 860-482-7044. This recently built facility will better serve our many clients, with easy access from Routes 4, 8, 118 and 202. There’s plenty of free parking with handicap accessibility.
The Washington Agency was established over 50 years ago, and is owned by Joanne Donne and Tony Gioia. We offer a team of experienced and knowledgeable professionals to help with every aspect of your real estate transaction, with firsthand knowledge of the region and marketplace. We take all the guesswork out of buying or selling a property.
Stop in to say hello, and get a tour of our new home. We’re excited to continue helping our many clients, both past and future, find their perfect home as well!
VNA Northwest has been notified by Union Savings Bank Foundation, Inc. that it has been selected to receive a grant in the amount of $6,110 supporting skilled visits from nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and medical social workers to Litchfield County patients in need of home health care.
In a letter to recipients, the Foundation announced that for the 2013 granting period it will award grants totaling $200,380 to 49 organizations, from almost $600,000 in requests.
VNA Northwest requested the funding to provide home health services to patients who are uninsured or underinsured. Recipients of the visits may include the frail elderly, as well as patients of any age who suffer from chronic illness or who have experienced a traumatic accident or illness.
VNA Northwest, a nonprofit home care and hospice agency, has been serving northwest Connecticut since 1928. The agency serves patients in all Litchfield County towns. To learn more information about the agency’s programs and services, please visit www.vnanw.org or call 860-567-6000.
Saturday, January 18
*Snow Date: Saturday, January 25
Beer Tasting & Live Music
Whiting Mills, 210 Holabird Ave., Winsted
Admission: $30 in advance, $35 at the door
Featuring Blues Patrol, the premier "Blues Brothers" tribute show.
Tickets include beer tasting, light snacks and entertainment.
21+ Event. Valid ID required.
To purchase tickets logon to nwctY.org/pints or or call 860-379-0708
All proceeds benefit the Northwest CT YMCA's Strong Kids Campaign.
AIER’s Women’s Financial Empowerment is a hands-on financial literacy program, covering contemporary financial and economic issues. Based on AIER’s 80 years of expertise, each session addresses a fundamental area of finance or money management to help people make practical decisions. The program is free and open to the public.
Location: American Institute for Economic Research (AIER)
250 Division Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
November 12: Investing Part 1: Introduction to financial markets
December 10: Investing Part 2: When and why to invest
January 14: Investing Part 3: How to invest
February 11: Community Development: how to participate in your community’s economy
March 18: Health Care: financing elderly care
April 15: Insurance
May 13: Fraud and Identity Theft: Managing risk in a cyber-universe
For more information visit our web site:
Do you have a small business but hoped to throw a BIG party for your employees this Holiday? Allow us to do the planning and hosting for you! Join other small business owners at The Torrington Country Club's Small Business Holiday Party in our Ivy Mountain Room! Seating is limited so register your business today!
December 7, 2013 from 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm,
Entertainment by "Sidekick" a trio with Rob Ross
The Menu will be: Cocktail Hour: Cheese and Fruit Table with Crudités of fresh Vegetable and Dip. Chef's Choice Passed Hors D'oeuvres, Bar: Open 4 hours (closed 1 hour during dinner) Buffet: Carved Roast Beef with Horseradish Aioli, Chicken Saltimbocca, Oven Roasted Salmon with Artichokes, Tomatoes, Shallots, White Wine and Butter Scalloped Potatoes, Roasted Green Beans and Carrots, Dessert: Assorted Platters per table, Coffee & Tea.
Cost is $75.00 per person inclusive of Tax and Service Charge.
The Torrington Country Club, 250 Torrington Road, Goshen, CT 06790, Phone: 860-491-2400, Fax: 860-491-5765
Contact Anne Marie Filippini at email@example.com.
A celebration for Smaller Groups, together for One Large Event
Saturday December 14th, 2013 6:30PM – 11:30PM
Cocktail Hour – Dinner & Dessert Stations – Entertainment
$49.00 per Guest, Tax & Service additional
Bring your Family, Friends, or the Whole Office!
Please contact Christine Mola for further information and required reservations. 860.404.5051
VNA Northwest is seeking volunteers to work part-time in its Thrift Shop located in the Armoury Building, 233 B Litchfield Turnpike (Route 202). The store sells used clothing, accessories and household items, and all proceeds benefit the agency’s Home Care and Hospice programs.
Adult volunteers are needed to fill three hour shifts on Tuesdays through Saturdays. The Thrift Shop’s hours are Tuesdays through Fridays, from 10-4, and Saturdays, from 10-3.
Individuals who are interested in volunteering should call VNA Northwest’s Volunteer Coordinator Patricia Stengel at (860) 567-6000. For more information about VNA Northwest and other volunteer opportunities at the agency, please call Ms. Stengel or visit www.vnanw.org.