The Newtown Economic Development Commission and Newtown businesses have launched "The Newtown Way: Buy Local First" campaign to the community of Newtown. Take advantage of the great businesses located right here in Newtown … owned and operated by your neighbors! Local businesses create more jobs when they have more customers. Buying local saves gas and reduces our carbon footprint. When you actively support the area in which you live; you build a brighter, more vibrant Newtown for today and tomorrow. .
Check out the business directory today, there are probably businesses and services you didn't realize were here in Newtown!
SBA Business Seminars
Thinking about starting your own Business? Already started a business
but still have questions? Wondering how to do business with the State of CT or
the Federal Government? The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has
partnered with the Bethel Chamber of Commerce to offer free seminars for small
business owners and those thinking about entering the world of
All workshops will be held at:
Bethel Municipal Center
1 School Street
Bethel, CT 0680
Thursday May 9, 2013: Financing Your Small Business
to 10:00 a.m.
Finding capital for your small business is not impossible. Get
pointers from the SBA that will help you get your business moving toward
financial stability. Topics discussed will be traditional (SBA’s guaranteed
loan program) and non-traditional (SBA’s micro-loan program) ways of
Instructor: Lisa Powell, U.S. Small Business Administration
Thursday May 23, 2013: Procurement
8:30 a.m. to 10:00
Learn how to do business with the State of Connecticut and the
Federal Government. Topics covered will be where you need to be registered, how
to find the bids, State and Federal Set-Aside Programs.
Powell, U.S. Small Business Administration
To register please contact Lisa Powell, SBA at 860.240.4892 or email@example.com
Financial Assistance for Newtown Businesses
Program is now closed for new applications.
Newtown businesses must have applied by February 15, 2013 -
Applications are no longer being accepted!
Newtown businesses that incurred economic losses due to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting may apply to the Town for a grant for actual losses sustained between December 14, 2012 and January 8, 2013. The State of Connecticut awarded Newtown a Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) to provide funding for the local program.
The forms below may be downloaded, and submitted along with documentation to the Newtown Economic and Community Development Office, Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street, Newtown, CT 06470 no later than February 15, 2013.
STEAP Business Assistance Guidelines2
STEAP Business Assistance Application3
STEAP LossTemplate 1
Contact Elizabeth Stocker at 203-270-4271 with questions.