David Luzi, right, of E.J. Murphy Realty entertains Sunset Meadow Vineyard employees, from left, Chris Chichester, Emily Jagura and Kim Toffey during the Litchfield Area Business Association social at the Litchfield Inn on Thursday. BZ photos

The Litchfield Area Business Association got its mission for 2018 underway with a social at the Litchfield Inn’s Tavern off the Green on Thursday.

A promoter of local business, LABA had 140 members last year and hopes to enroll more this year, according to its president, Paul McLaughlin of Litchfield Bancorp. About 60 businesses signed up as returning members or new members at the fourth annual social, McLaughlin said.

Christina Emery of Prime Time House and accountant Darrin Newbury.

Greg Wilson of A Suggestion, Mickie Budny of Litchfield Bancorp and D.J. Murphy of Murphy Boys Printing and Marketing.

Bill Burgess of Litchfield and optometrist Tomasina Sideris


From left, Emily Jagura, Kayla Pottbecker and Anne Murdica.