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The Litchfield Area Business Association (LABA)
is a network of area business owners and managers
whose purpose is to support and shape
the future of the business community.
New members are always welcome!
Meetings are 3rd Tuesday of each month
from 12:00-1:00 pm
 
 
Ollie's provides pizza for LABA meeting
 
 
 
Ollie’s Pizza of Litchfield owner Dimitri Karouta (left), also the owner of Rowley Grill and Tap in Winsted, catered 10 pizzas for the Feb. 19 meeting of the Litchfield Area Business Associates at the Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center in Litchfield. The pizzas included cheese, onions and peppers, pepperoni and gluten-free. LABA meets the third Tuesday of each month at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center. With Karouta are, from left, Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center Executive Director Deborah KellyMichele Eiger of Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center, and LABA President Paul McLaughlin Jr., executive vice president and chief operating officer of Litchfield Bancorp in Litchfield. Contributed photo 
 
 
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Litchfield Hills Chore Service
860-567-6121
 
 
 
Murphy appointed to executive committee
 
Ted Murphy of E.J. Murphy Realty in Litchfield has been appointed as the 2019 executive committee adviser for the Connecticut REALTORS®.  Murphy has been an active member of both Connecticut REALTORS and the Litchfield County Board of REALTORS® (LCBR) since he started in real estate in 1979.
 
Murphy serves as a CTR director and sits on the executive, political fundraising and finance committees.  He also serves on the National Association of REALTORS® Resort & Second Home Real Estate Committee.
 
Locally, Murphy served as president of the LCBR in 2006.  He was local REALTOR® of the Year for LCBR in 2007 and 2008.  Murphy resides in Litchfield where he is active in the Rotary Club and the Litchfield Area Business Association. He is also a member of the Northwest Connecticut Economic Development Commission and the Greenway Committee. Murphy commenced his term on January 1, 2019.
 
 
 
Litchfield Bancorp Continues Local Cash Mobs in 2019
To be held at The Spa at Litchfield Hills in Litchfield, CT
Litchfield Bancorp is starting 2019 off with continued support of local businesses via their ongoing series of local Cash Mob events. The newest Mob will be held at The Spa at Litchfield Hills in Litchfield, Connecticut. During each event, one local business will be “mobbed” by Litchfield Bancorp employees in an effort to show their support of local businesses by shopping local. The event is open to the public and customers are encouraged to mention that they are “Cash Mobsters” to obtain a special offer from Litchfield Bancorp as well.
 
 
 
BZ Stats – 2018

Month

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Jan 2018

7,747

19,595

123,740

449,815

Feb 2018

7,955

19,540

92,456

429,119

Mar 2018

7,621

21,064

107,285

512,752

Apr 2018

6,394

17,033

69,555

367,856

May 2018

7,655

19,223

84,758

469,033

Jun 2018

7,867

20,201

86,010

573,782

Jul 2018

7,612

18,925

75,692

434,419

Aug 2018

7,189

17,651

87,227

429,724

Sep 2018

8,452

18,937

120,592

472,316

Oct 2018

12,440

27,848

105,921

478,438

Nov 2018

11,795

25,511

108,019

503,498

Dec 2018

7,800

20,554

96,170

434,910

Total

100,527

246,082

1,157,425

5,555,662

 
 
SCORE
@ NW CT Chamber of Commerce
333 Kennedy Drive, Torrington
860-482-6586
 
 
Women's Enterprise Initiative
What You Need to Know About Hiring Employees 
At some point in your business or nonprofit's growth you will probably need to hire employees. Finding the right person is always the biggest challenge, but once that's done, the complexity begins. Read our latest BLOG post to see what's required.
 
Our website, www.wei-nwct.net, offers a lot of information for small businesses and for non profits. We also spotlight some of our clients who are running and growing their own small businesses or non profits.
 
The Women's Enterprise Initiative of Northwestern Connecticut is a nonprofit organization which provides consulting on all aspects of business ownership and nonprofit management, free of charge, to entrepreneurs and nonprofits in Northwestern Connecticut. We work with both women and men. Please visit us to learn more. Click HERE to get to our website. Referrals are always welcome!