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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 noon-1 p.m.
 
 
Klemm Realtor among the best in the U.S.
 
 
Klemm Real Estate Realtor Peter Klemm is ranked as one of the best agents in America based on annual sales volume as published in the 2019 Real Trends/Wall Street Journal annual real estate survey. Peter sold in excess of $59,595,000 in real estate during 2018, ranking him first in Litchfield County.
Year after year, Klemm Real Estate dominates luxury property listings and sales and sustains #1 market share throughout Litchfield County. Peter Klemm has personally sold nearly a Billion Dollars in Litchfield County real estate.
 
Klemm Real Estate has offices located in Washington Depot, Woodbury, Litchfield, Roxbury, Lakeville/Salisbury and Sharon staffed by 40 local associates serving Litchfield County for about 30 years.
 
 
E.J. Murphy Realty Realtors form a team
 
 
E.J. Murphy Realtors Bill Cox, left, Heather Turri and Dave Luzi. Contributed photo
 
Three real estate salespeople from E. J. Murphy Realty, LLC in Litchfield have formed TeamworX, a joint effort within the firm to raise the level of service and personal attention provided to clients.
 
Agents Heather Turri, Bill Cox and Dave Luzi created a unique approach to ensure quick responsiveness, a collective perspective into business matters and constant availability to their buyers and sellers.
 
Turri has resided in Litchfield County and co-managed a very successful family contracting business for decades.
 
Cox combines his penchant for researching equity markets, real estate tax laws and the economy with expert advice to clients.
 
A lifelong resident of Litchfield, Luzi has worked full-time in the real estate business for nearly forty years.
 
“I’m excited by their new venture” claims Ted Murphy, broker/owner of E. J. Murphy Realty, LLC. “The constantly changing nature of the real estate business requires agents to be innovative in the ways they serve their clients. I’m pleased that Murphy agents Heather, Bill and Dave have taken on this challenge.”
 
E. J. Murphy Realty, LLC has been a leading independent brokerage firm in the Litchfield marketplace. The company is Litchfield County’s exclusive member of Leverage Global Partners, an international affiliation of real estate brokerages specializing in the luxury home market.
 
The agents can be reached at ourteamisyourteam@gmail.com. Contact Turri at 860-605-5056 or hturrirealtor@gmail.com, Luzi at 860-567-0859 or dave@daveluzi.com, and Cox at 860-459-6460 or billcox1111@gmail.com.
           
 
Goshen Business Circle eyes economic development
 
The Goshen Business Circle’s Discovery Team continues to work with the Town of Goshen to explore the possibilities for improving economic development through the establishment of an Economic Development Commission.   
 
The Commission will be structured as is an advisory board, taking direction from the community itself and adapting to its needs and desires. The Commission has no authority to designate business locations or uses, which is the responsibility of the Planning & Zoning Commission. The direction it pursues will include cooperation with other interested parties, including the GBC, Goshen residents, and the P&Z.  
 
The principal concept for the Commission is to support local businesses in a manner that protects property values and is compatible with Goshen’s rural character. Initial goals are to fill vacant commercial space in the town, promote an attractive and welcoming Village Center, and appeal to younger families- all of which are critical to sustaining our community.
 
While there are several different perspectives from community input, “All of us want the same thing.” Said GBC co-chair Dawn Wicks. ”We want to maintain the quaint, small town we know and love, not change it into anything else.“ 
 
Focus groups and input sessions open to all residents will be held to structure the Commission’s goals and activities. The principle objective is to enhance Goshen’s economy in such a way as to preserve the vitality of the community, balanced with the needs of a small historical town. Says co-chair Amy Tobin, “The Commission must align its work with the town’s rural character and rich history. No one is seeking any change that will erase the town of which we are so proud.” 
 
 
All activities and plans for the Commission are a result of community consensus. The group wants to emphasize that an Economic Development Commission should bring opportunity to the town of Goshen and advocate for what the community needs to energize its residents to invest in, and retain Goshen’s vitality and economic growth.
 
                          
 
 
Klemm Real Estate now occupies the former space of Fahey Associates Realtors in Litchfield. BZ photo
 
Klemm Real Estate acquires Fahey Associates
 
Klemm Real Estate Inc. of Washington Depot has expanded its presence in Litchfield County by acquiring Fahey Associates, Realtors in Litchfield, the firms have announced. The acquisition of Fahey’s office building at 21 West St. gives Klemm Real Estate enhanced exposure as this is the premier location in Litchfield.
 
“We are so thrilled to merge another legendary family firm into our fold,” said Graham Klemm, president and co-owner of the firm. Klemm has previously acquired Tierney Realty and Pepper Scholl, among others, in year’s past.
 
Fahey Associates, Realtors has been in operation for over 60 years in Litchfield. Current owner John B. Fahey, Jr. has been running the firm successfully for over 40 years.
 
Klemm Real Estate has offices located in Washington Depot, Woodbury, Litchfield, Roxbury, Lakeville/Salisbury and Sharon. It is staffed by 40 associates serving Litchfield County.
 
 
                                                                   
Looking for work? 
Call Sally Irwin
Litchfield Hills Chore Service
860-567-6121
 
 
 
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

 
 
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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!