Litchfield News




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 LABA Meeting
Tuesday, April 17 ~ 12:00-1:00 pm Advertising
Rosemary K. Cockburn is the Advertising Sales Representative. She is handling all new advertising accounts and would be glad to talk with you about advertising on She can be contacted by phone at 860-567-4051 or via email at


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Litchfield Bancorp Sponsors Local Cash Mobs
First to be held at Hidden Valley Eatery, Washington Depot, CT
Litchfield Bancorp is excited to announce the launch of their community Cash Mob events. Each month one local business will be “mobbed” by Litchfield Bancorp employees as a way to support local businesses by shopping local. The kick-off inaugural event will be held on March 24th at Hidden Valley Eatery, 88 Bee Brook Rd., Washington Depot, CT during the hours of 7am to 9pm. 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.

“The Cash Mobs are part of our community outreach and Locally Owned, Locally Grown campaign,” says Tom Villanova, President of Litchfield Bancorp. “We deeply understand that the core of our communities is based in small and family owned businesses, and it’s our job as community leaders to support them. Our goal is to help our local businesses expand their brand awareness by bringing new patrons into their doors and to help them increase revenue as well.”
A cash mob is a group of people spending money together at a local business. Cash mobs create a fun and interactive way for an organization to support the local businesses in the community. Litchfield Bancorp will host a cash mob once a month in one of the local towns that it serves. The date, time and place will be announced at least 2 weeks in advance, encouraging the public to join. To learn more about the Cash Mob visit or follow us on Facebook for updates. Use #LBCCASHMOB to tweet and share posts.
SCORE Workshops
@ NW CT Chamber of Commerce
333 Kennedy Drive, Torrington
Litchfield Saltwater Grille
Charity of the Month Initiative
Celebrating four years of ownership in the Litchfield community, Andy Stowers and Brook Noel Stowers of Litchfield Saltwater Grille decided to launch an initiative to give back to the town that has supported them.
The Charity of the Month initiative will benefit a local charity or cause each month with the donation of a portion of each check during specific times of each day. Customers can make a reservation to support the designated charity on Sunday through Wednesday dinner (4pm-close) and Wednesday through Saturday lunch (11:30am-4pm). Litchfield Saltwater Grille will make one donation of 10% of all check revenue during those times at the end of the month. To make reservations for any day in March, please contact Saltwater Grille at 860-567-4900. The Charity of the Month for March will be the Litchfield Education Foundation
Aquarion Announces Call for Nominations for
2018 Aquarion Environmental Champion Awards
The Aquarion Water Company is again seeking to recognize adults, students, small and large businesses, and non-profits whose volunteer efforts have protected or improved Connecticut’s natural resources – its air, water, soils or plant and wildlife communities. 
For the eighth year, the company will select winners of its Aquarion Environmental Champion Awards in five categories: Adult, Youth, Small Business, Large Business and Non-Profit Organization.
“There are many organizations and people throughout Connecticut who are dedicated environmental stewards that work tirelessly to preserve Connecticut’s natural resources,” said Charles V. Firlotte, President and CEO of Aquarion Water Company. “It’s a privilege and honor to recognize them for their outstanding commitment, and we look forward to celebrating their accomplishments during the 2018 Aquarion Environmental Champion Awards ceremony.”
Awards will include a $1,000 award for the student winner and $2,500 contributions to environmental non-profit organizations selected by the other winners. Aquarion will honor winners on June 2, 2018 at a special event to be held at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport.
The deadline for nominations is May 1, 2018. Self-nominations and re-nominations are welcome. More information is available at and
Aquarion Water Company Warns
Customers of Imposter Phone Call Scam
Aquarion Water Company is warning customers about a phone call scam, where an imposter is identifying themselves as Aquarion Water Company.  The imposter leaves a phone number for the customer to call back to make a water bill payment or pay a fine for tampering with their water meter. The only valid Aquarion Customer Service Center numbers are 1-800-732-9678 and 203-445-7310.
Any customers that receive a similar call should immediately contact their local police department. Anyone who has further questions or would like to confirm their account status may contact Aquarion’s  Customer Service Center at 1-800-732-9678. For more information on Aquarion Water Company and its subsidiaries, please visit
Women's Enterprise Initiative
"I Don't Know What To Do With My Life"
Have you ever felt like this when you came to a crossroad in life? Do you think you have it in you to become an entrepreneur? We've just published a blog on this subject, which you can see HERE. Want to pursue it? Contact us! We're here to help.
Our website,, 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!