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CT Small Business Development Center- Webinars- Optimize Your Google Profile

Feature Your Business and Products to Shoppers Online with Google

November 3 @ 2 – 3pm

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Learn how to sell your products online. We’ll walk through listing your products for free with Google My Business and Merchant Center. And we’ll show you one way to sell on your website, using an E-Commerce store built with Shopify. Plus, learn about more helpful tools to stand out online, such as Local Opportunity Finder and Grow My Store.

Get Your Business on Google Search & Maps for the Holiday’s

November 4 @ 1 – 2pm

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Showing up when customers are searching online is more important than ever. And as more customers shop online this holiday season make sure your business is properly prepared.  Make sure they can find accurate, updated information about your local business on Google Search and Google Maps, no matter which device they use.  In this workshop, you will learn how to create and manage a Google business profile from start to finish.

October 18, 2021

Friendly Hands Food Bank In Need of Reusable Bags

Friendly Hands Food Bank is in need of REUSABLE BAG DONATIONS for our Senior Delivery Program.  A great way to advertise to our senior population, we are always in need of bulk orders of bags to place the groceries in for delivery.  Bags go out weekly to each senior complex in Torrington & Winsted.   Please contact Karen Thomas, Executive Director t 860-482-3338

September 16, 2021

Community Health & Wellness Center Receives Two Health Resources and Services Administration Awards

TORRINGTON, CT, September 14–Community Health & Wellness Center (CHWC) has received two awards from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that oversees the country’s more than 1,300 health centers.  HRSA is the primary federal agency for improving health care for people who are geographically isolated, and/or economically or medically underserved. 

A Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), CHWC was one of six health centers in Connecticut to receive a Uniform Data System (UDS) Quality Award for “Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality Improvement.”  UDS is an annual reporting system that provides standardized informationabout the performance and operation of health centers delivering health care services to underserved communities and vulnerable populations.

CHWC also received an award recognizing its Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) status. The Patient-Centered Medical home is a model of care that puts patients at the forefront of care. PCMHs build better relationships between patients and their clinical care teams, and practices that earn recognition have made a commitment to continuous quality improvement and a patient-centered approach to care.

“We are extremely honored to have received these two awards,” said Joanne Borduas, CEO of CHWC.  “The pandemic has been a challenging time, and I am proud of our dedicated staff for the critical role they play in enabling us to provide compassionate, high-quality, patient-centered care. They consistently go above and beyond, making us a recognized center of excellence that offers integrated healthcare services to the Northwest region of Connecticut.”  


In a compassionate, patient-centered environment, CHWC services are accessible and provided without discrimination, with cultural competence, and where all people matter regardless of their ability to pay. CHWC offers healthcare services to over 6,000 underserved patients throughout Northwest CT, including medical, dental, chiropractic, nutritional, podiatry, and behavioral health services, as well as offering an on-site pharmacy. It strives to achieve the reputation of “provider of choice” for affordable, high-quality services that achieve positive patient outcomes in a welcoming and caring environment.

CHWC is located at 469 Migeon Avenue, Torrington, and 10 Center Street, Winsted, with plans to open a third center on property it purchased in North Canaan.  CHWC also serves the following satellite locations: FISH of Torrington, 332 South Main Street, Torrington; Sullivan Senior Center, 88 East Albert Street, Torrington; The Open Door Soup Kitchen, 160 Main Street, Winsted; YMCA Emergency Shelter, 480 Main Street, Winsted; Torrington Soup Kitchen, 220 Prospect Street, Torrington; and Oliver Wolcott Technical School, 75 Oliver Street, Torrington. 

In addition, CHWC has a Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) “BETTY,” which stands for Bringing Exceptional Treatment To You.”  BETTY travels to various locations throughout the Northwest region to offer a range of non-critical care services, such as health screenings, examinations, point-of-care-testing, vaccinations, screening for social determinants of health, and the ability to assess people’s eligibility for insurance.

CHWC contact information:, on Facebook, and by phone at 860-489-0931.

September 15, 2021

Chorus Angelicus Proudly Announces The John McDonough Literacy Award

We are looking for original literary works to be read by radio personality John Dankosky as part of our Christmas Angelicus Programs this December 2021. 

The work can be a poem or short story based on a holiday theme.  It can be humorous, spiritual or reflective and the invitation is extended to include all cultural traditions.  The original work should be 300 words or less (that’s about 3 minutes!) in length and not previously published.

One prize will be awarded to a child 16 or under, and one to an adult.  The winning submissions will be read at all of the Christmas Angelicus concerts.  The award will be

given in ceremony at a Tribute Concert to John McDonough on December 11th, 2021 at the Church of Christ, Congregational in Norfolk, CT.

The prize for the winning submission in each category will be $100.  

Submissions should be sent before October 15th to:

Text “literary award 2021” to (860) 650-1272 to access form on your phone.

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If you have any questions, direct them to 

Good Luck!

August 17, 2021

NCCC Portable Mechatronics Lab Training Program

Is your company increasing automation?

The North-West Community College’s new Portable Mechatronics Lab Training Program can both expose employees unfamiliar with this fast growing industry and upskill those that do!  It’s manufacturing 4.0!

This entire training is portable and can be delivered WHEN and WHERE you want it! Custom content and scheduling. Hold the training at your local Community College campus or safely at your own facility.

The possibilities are limitless.
Contact Gary Carra at 860.253.3128 or to design the perfect program for your workforce today.

Earn a Certificate in Mechatronics/Automation upon successful completion!

Click here for more information.


April 8, 2021