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Town of Enfield Development Services Held their Fall 2015 Business Breakfast at Asnuntuck Community College.

The event was about Marketing Tips for Small & Mid-Sized Businesses to help their business grow and thrive.  Mary McCarthy, Director of Marketing & Business Development at Andrew Associates and Kristi Sullivan, Vice President of Marketing at CT Economic Resource Center shared their tips for effective marketing. 

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Peter Bryanton, Acting Town Manager, Development Services for the Town of Enfield, led the Business Breakfast.   Peter noted that together, we are concentrating on building a stronger business community and putting together business events like this one that connect and inform our businesses to help us get there.  Development Services has over 2,800 business contacts and connections and growing each day.  He welcomed Keith Madore to speak.  Keith joined the administration of Asnuntuck Community College last November as the Director of Institutional Advancement and Community Engagement.  In Keith’s role, he oversees such essential functions as: Development, Alumni Relations, Annual Giving, and Community Engagement Projects. In conjunction with the President’s Office, and the college, his office has the responsibility for advancing the campus's overall mission through the cultivation and establishment of new relationships, fundraising for scholarships and the continuance of ongoing relationships.  The Town of Enfield and Asnuntuck Community College enjoy partnering and offering this Breakfast Business Series to connect the business community and individuals, so we all continue to grow and prosper here.

Our next Development Services Business Breakfast will be held in the Spring right at Asnuntuck Community College on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. so mark your calendars. 

We are proud to announce our Signature Series Sponsor is Westfield Bank.  We thank Carla DiLoreto, Branch Manager of the Enfield Banking Center at 47 Palomba Drive for this partnership.  Along with Keith Madore and Gary Carra from Asnuntuck.  Enfield is on the move and leading the way.  Join us on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.  See you there!

If you’re on our email list you’ll receive a reminder…if not you can sign up today by visiting www.thinkenfield.com.   



2nd Annual Community & Farmers Market
Fall-O-Ween Festival
Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Freshwater Pond, Thompsonville

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
4:00 PM until dusk

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ENFIELD, CONN – October 7, 2015: “The Town of Enfield is proud to close out a wonderful season of Enfield’s 2nd Community & Farmer’s Market with their Second Annual Fall-O-Ween Festival Dia de los Muertos Celebration in Thompsonville at Freshwater Pond on Wednesday, October 14 from 4:00 p.m. until dusk,” states Courtney Hendricson, Assistant Town Manager, Development Services.  

Food and craft vendors as well as local farmers have been lining up next to scenic Freshwater Pond which has new beautiful fountains every Wednesday 4-8 (or dusk) throughout the summer to share their goods and talents.  The Town of Enfield has celebrated a sense of community and enjoyed live music for the past 14 weeks.  The Dia de los Muertos Celebration will include live music performances, face painting by Kasia from Magic Marker Studios, market vendors, famers, crafters, touch a fire truck and even “Faith the Goat” will be making her appearance courtesy of Shaker Farm Market.  

“Trick or Treating will be a main attraction with a Dia de los Muertos celebration theme to this festival and the community is welcome to wear their favorite Halloween costumes as they tour the beautiful Thompsonville Community Garden and community market.  There will be plenty of fresh baked goods, farm to table market items and warm, as well as crafters and community vendors.  There will also be an opportunity for a free “Faith the Goat” trick or treat bag for the first 100 visitors,” states Hendricson.

“MassMutual is our Premier Community Sponsor for our market each week along with the Fall-O-Ween Festival and we thank them for all their support so we may continue to grow our community and market!  And we can’t forget the Enfield Police Explorers for all their help each week.  Also, thank you to Falcetti Music for booking and presenting live music performances each week,” states Hendricson.

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It’s about building a sense of community and showcasing the gem of Thompsonville as a traditional downtown village.  If you have not been by Freshwater Pond in Thompsonville to see all the changes and enjoy the community and farmers market each week, come join us on Wednesday, October 14…don’t miss out,” Hendricson says. 
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Enfield's Development Services is pleased to announce its first ever Economic Development Summit, which will be held on Wednesday, September 23 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at Maneeley's Banquet Hall in South Windsor. The theme of this event will be emerging business trends and will include roundtable discussion on Enfield's key and emerging industries including retail, advanced manufacturing, biomedical/healthcare and logistics/distribution. Read the complete press release here.

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Town of Enfield Community Garden Beds

If you are interested in renting a raised garden bed at Enfield's Thompsonville Community Garden Beds, the Community Garden has 50 raised garden beds that are ready for rental for $25.00 each throughout the 2016 planting season. 

The 2016 gardening season begins on Saturday, May 21 and ends on Wednesday, October 12. Peter Bryanton, Acting Assistant Town Manager, Development Services states, "if you're thinking about having a raised garden bed, now is the time. In 2014 we ended up with a wait list. We look forward to another wonderful garden season of learning from nature and interacting with the garden community."

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Thompsonville Community Garden Ready for Season

"Spring is here, and summer is following close behind. To gardeners, that means it's time to start planting and weeding. For the Thompsonville Community Garden's members, it is also the start of another season of learning and camaraderie."

Read the complete Hartford Courant article here.
To sign up now for the 2015 growing season, simply read and fill out the attached 2016 Garden Bed Rental Agreement. Once it is completed and you have paid your membership fee, we will assign you a garden bed.

For more information, contact DevelopmentServices@enfield.org or 860-253-6385.

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Massachusetts Medical Device Manufacturer Opening Enfield Facility 

April 29, 2015 - Massachusetts manufacturer, Cirtec Medical Systems, which makes pacemakers and other implantable medical devices, plans to double its manufacturing capacity with a new facility on Print Shop Road in Enfield. It plans to hire more workers as production volume increases, according to a recent article in the Hartford Business Journal. "We are so excited about Cirtec moving to Enfield," said Courtney Hendricson, Assistant Town Manager, Development Services for the Town of Enfield. "We have been working hard to grow our biomedical industry sector and this is one example of that effort," she added. The Town of Enfield is a Municipal Investor; Hartford Business Journal is a Strategic Partner.

Read the complete HartfordBusinss.com article here

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           Thompsonville Partners Event                                     & Award Ceremony          
   
      The Village Center of Thompsonville
                            100 High Street
                                Enfield, CT


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Thank you for joining us at The Village Center of Thompsonville for an update of future plans for Thompsonville and a celebration of the new and existing business partners working together to make Thompsonville and Enfield better for all of us and to hear about all the improvements we have been working on around Freshwater Pond, at the Connecticut River and all around downtown Thompsonville. Read The Hartford Courant article here.

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Enfield's BITI
Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Event
March 31, 2015


Thank you
to everyone that attended our official Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting of Enfield's Business Information Technology Incubator (BITI) located at Thomas G. Alcorn School, 1010 Enfield Street.  

Read more about the event in The Hartford Courant article "Small Business Gets Big Help From Enfield Incubator"


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