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New members are always welcome!
 
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Tuesday, October 16 ~ 12:00-1:00 pm
@ Litchfield Firehouse
 
 
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Litchfield Bancorp Congratulates Maura Malo, Elected as
President of Oliver Wolcott Library Board of Directors
Litchfield Bancorp is pleased to announce the election of Maura Malo as President of the Oliver Wolcott Library’s (OWL) Board of Directors, as of September 2018.
 
Maura is the Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer for the Connecticut Mutual Holding Company, a company that consists of three financial institutions: Litchfield Bancorp, Northwest Community Bank and Collinsville Savings Society. In addition to her role with CMHC, Maura currently serves as a Girl Scout Leader, the Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Five Points Gallery in Torrington, was a past President and Board member of the Junior Women’s Club of Litchfield Hills, and a recipient of the 2013 New Leaders in Banking award. For the last two years, Maura has also served as the Library’s Secretary.
 
“We are so pleased that Maura has been elected to this prestigious honor in her hometown of Litchfield. Maura is an integral part of Litchfield Bancorp’s management team, as well as that of the other two banks in our Connecticut Mutual Holding Company.” Thomas J. Villanova, EVP of The Connecticut Mutual Holding Company and President and CEO of Litchfield Bancorp, said in regards to Maura Malo’s election. Tom continued to say, “We congratulate Maura and wish her well in this endeavor.”
 
Maura earned her B.S. in Business Administration from Western New England College and MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Maura lives in Litchfield with her husband and two daughters.
 
ABOUT LITCHFIELD BANCORP
Litchfield Bancorp is a mutual savings bank with assets of $250 million offering full service offices in Litchfield, Torrington, Watertown, Washington and Lakeville. To find out why Every Customer Counts, go to LitchfieldBancorp.com or call 860-567-9401.
 
  
OrthoConnecticut celebrates Litchfield office opening
Litchfield.bz (09-01-18)

 
Participating in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the OrthoConnecticut office in Litchfield are, from left, physician assistants Marie Darrow and Steve Saunders, Dr. John Mullen, Dr. Andrew Bazos and Jo Ann Ryan, president and chief executive officer of the Chamber of Commerce of Northwest Connecticut. BZ photo
 
The Litchfield office of OrthoConnecticut, the combined practice of New Milford Orthopedics, Danbury Orthopedics, Connecticut Pain Care and Coastal Orthopedics, made its presence in town official this week.
 
Representatives of the practice joined Jo Ann Ryan, president and chief executive officer of the Chamber of Commerce of Northwest Connecticut, at the office for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday.
 
OrthoConnecticut’s Litchfield office at 338 Bantam Road opened in the spring and has enjoyed significant growth as patients from the Litchfield area are taking advantage of its services.
 
The office is staffed by four fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons with areas of expertise in sports medicine, hand and upper extremity issues, total joint replacement, spine, shoulder and foot and ankle issues. The facility offers on-site X-ray facilities and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
“We are excited to see patients in the Litchfield community to accommodate the growing need for orthopedic specialty care in the region,” said Dr. Michael Brand, president of OrthoConnecticut.
 
A familiar face in the new office is Steve Saunders of Litchfield, a physician assistant.
 
OrthoConnecticut also has offices in Danbury, Darien, New Milford, New Canaan, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Sharon, Southbury and Westport. To schedule an appointment, go to myorthoct.com or call 833-678-4628.
 
 
SCORE
@ 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!