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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!
 
Next Meeting
Tuesday, June 19 ~ 12:00 pm
Location TBA
 
 
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Doreen Welsh, “Miracle on the Hudson,” Speaker at
8th Annual CMHC Business Breakfast Event
Doreen Welsh, a retired Flight Attendant who was on board the “Miracle on the Hudson,” spoke on Thursday, May 17, 2018 to a group of local bankers, business people and elected officials at the 8th Annual Connecticut Mutual Holding Company Business Breakfast held at Chatterley’s Banquet Facility in Torrington.
 
 
L-R: Steve Reilly (President, NW Community Bank), Thomas Villanova (President, Litchfield Bancorp), Doreen Welsh (Guest Speaker) and Gary Roman (President, Collinsville Saving Society)
 
Doreen Welsh entertained the audience by telling the story of what took place during the crash landing of US Airways Flight 1549 that landed in New York’s Hudson River in 2009. Welsh was a flight attendant who had been trained for 38 years to prepare for, but never expected to hear the words “Brace for Impact!” Throughout the event, Doreen had the audience’s full attention, creating many emotions including both laughter and tears, as they listened to her story.
 
ABOUT THE CONNECTICUT MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY
Established in 2001, Connecticut Mutual Holding Company consists of three separate and independent banks: Litchfield Bancorp, Northwest Community Bank and Collinsville Savings Society
 
 
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New bakery gets going in former Litchfield jail
Litchfield.bz (05-11-18)
Jeremy McKendry, one of the owners of The Bakehouse, assists a customer on Thursday. BZ photo
 
The Bakehouse is open for business in the former jail in the center of Litchfield.
 
Owners Jeremy McKendry and Allison Varian, both of Torrington, held a soft opening Thursday and are planning a grand opening later in the month.
 
The Bakehouse features homemade bread, cookies, brownies, muffins, cakes and cupcakes. Croissants and donuts will be available weekends. All products are made from scratch at the bakery. Coffee and tea are available too.
 
The shop is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
An interesting feature in the bakery is its storage room. The space was once the jail’s solitary confinement cell and still has a door with bars on it. Customers are welcome to check out the space.
 
The owner spent months preparing the shop for business. The sparkling clean interior will be outfitted with seating and some outdoor seating will be available, McKendry said. 
 
 
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@ 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!