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Northwest Community Learning Center Seeks Volunteers

The Northwest Community Learning Center located in the glass building on East Main Street in Torrington is in need of Literacy volunteers. They tutor elementary school and middle school children who are having problems with reading, writing and math. You will be trained.

The time is on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00-4:00 PM for middle school students. It will be on Monday and Wednesday from 4:00-5:00 PM for elementary school children.

Please help us to help these children reach their goals in life.

Call June Zeiner at 860-489-7258.

Sharon Hospital President Presents Community Report on December 4

Sharon Hospital will host its “Community Update” from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Sharon Town Hall, 63 Main St., Sharon, Conn.

Members of the surrounding community are invited to hear from hospital President Denise George to learn about the latest hospital developments and hear an update on the affiliation that created Nuvance Health. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation.

Seating is limited and reservations are requested by Sunday, Dec. 1. To reserve your seat, call 860-364-4085 (TTY: 800-842-9710) or email


For more information, call Marina Ballantine, Public and Community Affairs Associate, at 845-554-1734.


NW CT Businesses – Click below to learn about the new Law HB 5591 Connecticut Retirement Security Program

VIP Open House Celebration at Valerie Manor

Join Us…

We cordially invite you to attend our 35th Anniversary & VIP Open House Celebration

Tuesday, November 19th, 5:00-7:00 PM

1360 Torringford Street, Torrington

Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Please RSVP by November 11th to or call 860-489-1008.

Managed by Athena Health Care Systems

Networking Mixer Hosted by the Devereux Glenholme School

Please join us for an evening of cocktails and conversation at 19 Main in Downtown New Milford.
Our newest venture to further the reach of The Glenholme School’s Mission to the Greater Litchfield County Community. It will a lovely low-key evening to increase brand awareness and a great way to network and meet other professionals and businesses in the area.

Purchase your tickets here online

$45 in advance or $50 at the door – November 14, 2019 – 5:30-7:30 PM
Admission includes beer & wine drink tickets as well as light fare catered by Bonni Manning.

Holiday Luncheon at the Interlaken Inn

Book your holiday luncheon or dinner at the Interlaken Inn and receive (3) complimentary rooms in addition to a $139 plus tax room rate for your attendees.
(Offer valid for new bookings through November 30th).

Email for more information or call 800.222.2909 ext 788.

Holiday Brass & Organ

Sunday, December 1 at 3 PM
First Congregational Church, Litchfield
Tickets: or 203-574-4283

Make your season bright with the magic of a Holiday Brass & Organ concert! The Waterbury Symphony presents a festive mix of classical and popular holiday favorites and features internationally celebrated soprano, Michelle Johnson. Part of the WSO’s Music in Great Spaces series, this year’s Brass & Organ event travels to the classic New England First Congregational Church in Litchfield, a Connecticut icon.

Looking to Hire High School Graduates with Technical Skills?

Oliver Wolcott Technical School has a large pool of 12th grade students preparing to enter the workforce. The position does not have to be specific to the career/trade they are learning at Oliver Wolcott. These are students that have technical and mechanical abilities but do not want to pursue a career in the field they selected at Oliver Wolcott or are not going on to further their education. These job opportunities can be anything from manufacturing to business entry level positions. If you have any questions, please contact Larry Pomerleau, Precision Machining Department Head at 860-496-5331 or via email

Marketing Opportunity from Staples for Chamber Members

Staples in Torrington wants to give back to local Chamber members! We have a unique opportunity to allow Northwest CT Chamber members the opportunity to market for free to our customers. We are inviting Chamber members into our store to set up a table and talk to our customers about the services they provide. We will provide table inside the front of our store for your use. Set up as you like and market to our customers. On average we get anywhere between 200-300 customers walking through our doors daily. It’s our way of saying thank you for being a part of our community!

Please feel free to reach out to General Manager Kelly Valera at or through phone at 860-489-3686 if you would like to set up a date and time to take advantage of this free offer.

Barron Financial Group Expands Its Retirement Planning Services

John Seagrave of the independent wealth management firm, Barron Financial Group, recently received a CHARTERED RETIREMENT PLANNING COUNSELORSM designation from the College of Financial Planning. With the CRPC® designation, John and the team at Barron Financial Group are further committing to providing detailed and meaningful financial advice to those at or approaching retirement. From how to invest during your final working years, to Social Security, Medicare, and estate planning; the retirement planning process can be a tough road to go alone.  As a fee-only firm, Barron Financial puts the focus on their client’s needs and goals, and provides comprehensive investment advisory and financial planning services in easy-to-understand terms. To learn more about Barron Financial Group’s services, please contact John Seagrave, CRPC® at (860) 489-0432 or via email at

For more information on this designation, please visit

Kris Roberts Named Tax Professional of the Year

Kris Roberts, President of The Roberts Tax Group located in downtown Torrington, was honored at the annual convention for the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) in Anaheim, CA.  Roberts received the prestigious Tax Professional of The Year Award from NATP.  The award is given each year to a member of NATP who demonstrates not only technical skills, but a commitment to the profession by taking steps to educate other tax professionals, drive positive change through their relationships with taxing bodies and through the volunteer efforts within their community.

Roberts was nominated, and subsequently selected by a panel of judges. NATP is the leading tax professional organization in the country. With over 24,000 members nation-wide, NATP focuses on education, ethics and excellence within the tax professional community.

Besides her work at The Roberts Tax Group, Roberts is also a Professor of Accounting/Taxation at Post University.  As Assistant Program Chair of the Accounting Department in the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business, she develops curriculum and teaches a variety of accounting and taxation courses.  She  also serves as President of the CT Chapter of NATP, President of Main Street Torrington, serves on the board of directors for the Entrepreneurial Center of Northwest Connecticut, and volunteers her time to develop and teach tax and accounting related seminars to local organizations such as SCORE, as well as other tax professional groups in the tri-state area.

Roberts, a doctoral student at the University of Phoenix,  is currently completing her dissertation which focuses on tax compliance for small businesses located in Connecticut.  She lives in Litchfield with her husband Jay Roberts.

Staples Store in Torrington Joins the Chamber

The Staples store in Torrington has just joined the Chamber and are happy to share a 20% off coupon with their fellow members for cell phone repairs. Click here to download the coupon.