Member Announcements

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YMCA Camp Mohawk in Litchfield is excited to be offering new options this year for retreats and team building programs. Whether you are looking to have a large family picnic for your company to relax and celebrate a job well done or are looking for new and exciting ways to strengthen your organization’s teamwork and leadership skills and increase workplace productivity, Camp Mohawk can accommodate any of your needs, including meals and lodging if desired.

Please see the attached brochure and visit us online at for more info and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions at (860) 672-6655 or

May 24, 2017:   NW CT Entrepreneurial Center to host Bookkeeping and QuickBooks Seminar at NCCC

The Entrepreneurial Center of Northwest Connecticut will host a Bookkeeping and QuickBooks seminar at Northwestern CT Community College, Founders Hall, Room 107, Park Place East, Winsted on Saturday, June 10, 2017, 9 to 11 a.m. The seminar will be free although registration is required.

Whether you are an existing business or thinking about starting a business, this seminar will demonstrate the importance of developing a business plan and the ins and outs of choosing an LLC or sole proprietary structure. The seminar will cover pointers on how to select 1099 contractors and how to identify ways to streamline bookkeeping activities through practical examples, as well as how small and mid-sized companies can use QuickBooks to incorporate and apply accounting principles to this popular bookkeeping software. Instruction will also cover the impact all of these decisions will have during tax preparation.

The instructor for this seminar is Byron Francis who holds an MBA from the University of New Haven and has taught a wide range of classes in public and private institutions. 

The Bookkeeping and QuickBooks seminar is sponsored by the Winchester Economic Development Commission, Winsted Friends of Main Street, and the Entrepreneurial Center of Northwest CT, which connects established business owners with new entrepreneurs in an effort to provide business development support, education, and training. The Bookkeeping and QuickBooks seminar is the first in the Entrepreneurial Center’s Summer Business Series, which will host a different class each month through August.

Contact Jane Williams, Entrepreneurial Center of NW CT at 860-738-6444 or to register for this seminar.

Networking for a Cause

Join Brandywine Living in Litchfield for a networking event to honor our men and women of all services on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 5:30 pm.

The event will be Networking for a Cause to support our Military Appreciation Month. There will be lots of fun with cocktails, mingling, and appetizers abound.

We only ask that each person bring a care package to support our troops and veterans in which we partnered with Operation Shoebox. Items such as candy, toiletries, dry goods, etc.

We hope you can attend and promote this special evening of networking in honor of our Military Appreciation Month!

Career Fair Volunteers/Presenters Needed

The TGS Career Fair Committee is currently looking for volunteers to represent numerous types of career fields by taking part in our 2nd Annual TGS Career Fair. If you might be interested in this amazing opportunity to help share your knowledge and professional experience with our students, please click on the link below to provide us with your contact information. Your participation in this event will not only allow you to represent your industry but will also aid in shaping the future of Connecticut students. We are hoping to have many different types of trades and professions represented, so please consider spending your day with us.

In addition to our regular career fair, we would like to organize a job fair for our 11th & 12th grade students. If you have a business and are willing to hire students for part-time, seasonal, or internship positions please contact Valerie Poirier, Business Teacher at The Gilbert School at

Lastly, if you are unable to participate, but know someone who may be interested, please do not hesitate to forward this email to them. We are excited to offer this event to our students and with your help, we can make our 2nd Annual TGS Career Fair one they won’t forget! Further information will be provided to those who are interested in participating. We look forward to hearing from you soon…

Date: June 1, 2017

Location: The Gilbert School
200 Williams Ave
Winsted, CT 06098

Time: TBD

Your Role: To speak to high school students who come to your booth about what you do, why you are interested in your field, and how education and training can prepare someone for this type of career.

To sign up, please provide your contact information here:

April 25, 2017

Veronica Parsloe
Festival Director
Harwinton Family Food Truck Festival
Tel. 203.364.7205


Harwinton Lions Club Celebrates Centennial Anniversary with 1st Annual Family Food Truck Festival, taking place Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Harwinton Town Hall now featuring over 20 food trucks

(Harwinton) — The Lions Club of Harwinton will host the 1st Annual Harwinton Food Truck Festival on Sunday June 25, 2017 from 11 AM to 7 PM at the Harwinton Town Hall located at 100 Bentley Drive.

The Festival will feature over 20 food trucks, music, kids’ activities, sampling vendors and other local vendors. The event is being sponsored by local businesses, including Torrington Savings Bank, Thomaston Savings Bank, Family Propane, LLC, Ultimate Plumbing & Heating, Litchfield Bancorp and Albreada Refuse & Sweeping.

Lions Club International is commemorating its Centennial Celebration from now until June 2018. This celebration marks 100 years of humanitarian service from Lions across the globe. The Lions Club of Harwinton is introducing the Harwinton Food Truck Festival as part of its ongoing contribution to the Centennial with hopes this event grows into an annual event that will attract people from all of Litchfield County and its surrounding areas.

The purpose of this event is to create fun for families in surrounding communities and demonstrate a love for food by bringing everyone together. Proceeds from the event will support local causes including health and community advancement, as well as Harwinton’s annual Hometown Holiday celebration.

This fundraiser will be the first of its kind in the immediate area, bringing the exciting aspect of food truck festivals into the Harwinton community. There will be plenty of family activities, including a variety of inflatables, caricature drawings and face painting. There will be food sampling vendors and local vendors selling clothing, crafts, food products, pet toys and more.

Food trucks currently confirmed include 744 Express, Antojos Criollos, Blackie’s Hot Dogs, Bradley Taffy, Bumski’s, Caseus Cheese Truck, Chompers, Cutie Pie’s, DrewbaQ Food Truck, Farmington Farm Truck, Firehouse Grill, Fryborg, Kranky’s Dawgs, Peppermill Catering, Pork Friends & Company, Poutine Gourmet, Sugar Cupcake Truck, Sultan Kebab, Ultimate Sundae and The Whey Station. More will be announced soon.

There are opportunities to advertise in the Event Program, where local businesses can place an advertisement or coupon. For more information about sponsoring, vendor opportunities or volunteering, please contact Harwinton Family Food Truck Festival Director Veronica Parsloe at (203) 364-7205 or

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Harwinton Lions Club

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

It’s That Time of Year!

With Graduation, Mother’s and Father’s Day just around the bend,
how amazed would your loved one be with this gift?

Survive the Drive’s – Behind the Wheel Defensive Driver Training Clinic

Wednesday, June 28th
(our only summer driving clinic in 2017)

ALL drivers are welcome and encouraged
to take advantage of this possibly life-saving program

A great way to practice new life-saving skills that may come up in daily driving
A fun activity while learning about new car autonomous technologies
You can never have enough training to keep sharp and ready for unexpected situations

Online registration is quick and easy
Sign up as an individual or as a family or group
(Morning and afternoon sessions available.  Be sure to select your desired session)
Register NOW

Our professional driving coaches will guide participants through;
Crash Avoidance Maneuvers 
Skid Capability & Recovery 
Emergency Braking & Lane Changes 
Vehicle Control  
Distraction Awareness 

For most, driving is our most dangerous everyday activity.
All driver’s with a valid driver’s license or learner’s permit are accepted.

Course cost is $299 per person.  Snacks and refreshments provided.

Course location is at Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, CT.

For more information please feel free to contact Lori at 860-806-3042 or email