The Hartford CHET Advisor 529 Plan Program

CHET Advisor

The Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce and Glowka Wealth Management

Would like to announce a new benefit for all chamber members

The Hartford CHET Advisor 529 Plan Program

Members of the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce are now eligible to begin saving for their children’s higher education by enrolling in the Hartford CHET Advisor 529 plan through JL Glowka Wealth Management.

Member Benefits Include:

  • Commission waived for chamber members
  • Access to a financial advisor for guidance on how to invest contributions
  • Tax-free withdrawals for qualified education expenses
  • Connecticut state tax-deduction
  • Portability and permanency—employees maintain control of account and can continue to make commission-free contributions even if they leave the employer

To get started please contact the team at JL Glowka Wealth Management at 860-801-6046.

Investments offered through registered representatives of Lincoln Financial Securities, Member FINRA & SIPC. JL Glowka Wealth Management and Lincoln Financial Securities are not affiliated.



New Britain, CT - October 17, 2017 – Avery’s Beverages and Alvarium Beer Co. have teamed up to revive Cremo Beer, an iconic brand from the 1940’s and 50’s.


New Britain, Plainville Chambers of Commerce join forces


NEW BRITAIN -The Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Plainville Chamber of Commerce.

“We decided to join New Britain because we felt New Britain was more active with networking and political events that would benefit our Chamber,” Plainville Chamber President Jeff DiCosimo said.

In April the Plainville Chamber’s Board of Directors unanimously voted 13-0 to partner with the New Britain Chamber. With Greater New Britain’s approval, the two officially aligned on June 1.


Good Cause Gifts Chamber Story

Another successful Golf Outing thanks to all of the sponsors and golfers!


17th Annual Golf Outing Video

Another successful Golf Outing thanks to all of the sponsors and golfers!


After Hours Business Networking

Presented by Farmington Bank in conjunction with the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce

business relationships

Wednesday, June 29th 5:00 - 7:00pm

Farmington Bank, 73 Broad St. New Britain 06051

Door Prize Drawing! Refreshments Served.

We invite all professionals, current and future business owners.
Meet the Farmington Bank team and network with other Chamber members in a relaxed environment.

Special Presentation:

"Information Security"

By Bryan Cassidy,
Farmington Bank Information Security Officer
After Hours Business Networking


I look forward to seeing you there!
VP Branch Manager

Space is limited, please RSVP by 6/20/16.


Hot off the presses, the Guide to Greater New Britain is finally here!

This 144 page full color guide for visitors and residents alike is now available at the Chamber offices.


If you think you know the City of New Britain and the Town of Berlin, you may find some surprises in this comprehensive guide to the Greater New Britain area.

Along with the printed version, there is an online version called the GoGuide that has launched this week and can be viewed on the Chamber's website at www.greaternewbritainchamber.com. This interactive digital version has all the tools you need to find local businesses on the iMap feature, as well as itineraries for things to see and do in the Greater New Britain area.


Video Spotlight at No Cost

We will be spotlighting Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce members with video at no cost!

video for business

A video crew will come to your place of business where you can tell us your "Chamber Story" and more about your business.

These short videos will be uploaded to the Chamber's web site as well as our social media pages. If you are interested in scheduling a time to have your story heard and promote your business, please contact:

John Massa | 860.229.1665


2016 Adult of the Year

Yesterday, our Co-Executive Director, Nick Jakubowski, was selected as the 2016 Adult of the Year by Mayor Erin Stewart and the Parks & Recreation and Community Service Department's Commission on Youth and Family Services!

We are very proud of Nick and the work he does every day to make New Britain a better place! He is dedicated to the youth of our city and his energy and enthusiasm is infectious.

Thank you to all who made this selection. We can't think of a more deserving recipient!


Ion Bank Foundation Donates to Hoops4Life

Naugatuck, CT, - May 31, 2016 – Ion Bank Foundation presented a $1,000 check to Hoops4Life, Inc. Hoops4Life provides athletic and educational programs for youth. They learn leadership, teamwork, character, and life skills. Their objective is to provide year round personal development, both on and off the basketball court, in a safe environment.

“We are extremely grateful for Ion Bank Foundation’s generosity”, said Deneen Fryer. “The contribution will be used to keep registration costs at an affordable level”.


New Britain Named Finalist for All-America City Award

New Britain Named Finalist for All-America City Award

New Britain, Conn., May 17, 2016 – Fresh on the heels of being named a “Pacesetter Community” by the nationally renowned Campaign for Grade-Level Reading for its success in elevating the academic performance and engagement of city schoolchildren, New Britain is again in the national spotlight.

New Britain has been selected by the National Civic League as a finalist for the prestigious All-America City Award (AAC). The award, presented to 10 communities annually, celebrates and recognizes neighborhoods, villages, towns, cities, counties, tribes and regions nationwide that engage residents in innovative, inclusive and effective efforts to tackle critical challenges.

A community delegation will present the city’s story before a jury of nationally recognized business, local government and philanthropic leaders June 17-19 in Denver, Colorado. Twenty communities are competing for the 10 designations.


Ion Bank Foundation Announces Community Awards Program Winners

Naugatuck, CT – May 12, 2016 - The Ion Bank Foundation announced the winners of its Community Awards Program at a special ceremony awarding grants totaling $60,000 to 56 local non-profit organizations.

The program, which kicked off in January, encouraged Ion Bank customers to vote for a local charity of their choice to receive a grant from the Foundation. Over 1,873 customers voted this year and organizations
that received at least 1% of the total votes received a grant. In addition, for those receiving less than 1% of the total votes, a $500 grant was awarded to twenty randomly selected eligible recipients.

“This program is a wonderful collaboration between our customers, Foundation and the organizations that our customers feel have the most impact to local communities," said Charles J. Boulier III, Ion Bank President and CEO.
“Our customers are very passionate about their local charities and this program is a wonderful way for them to recognize those organizations and have a say in how our Foundation’s funds are distributed."



NEW BRITAIN – New Britain Youth Theater invites children to “Be our Guest” for a “Tale as Old as Time” as it produces Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr as its summer musical. Beauty and the Beast Jr is a version of the Broadway hit musical (based on the Disney film) for young performers and audiences. In addition to the roles of Belle, the Beast, Cogsworth, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts and Chip, Gaston and LeFou, fun supporting roles include narrators, villagers, and dancing enchanted objects!

Registration is open to children and teens, ages 7 to 16, from any town, and space is limited. Rehearsals will be held over a four-week half-day program on Mondays through Fridays from June 27 through July 22. Program hours are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All children who register will be cast in the show, but auditions will be scheduled in June to place children in roles. Over the course of the program, the cast will rehearse the performance—including music and choreography—and will also help to make some of the props and costumes to be used in the show. Rehearsals and performances will be held at Holmes Elementary School at 2150 Stanley Street in New Britain (off Hartford Road (Route71) near West Farms Mall)). Performances will be held on July 22, 23 and 24.

The cost per child is $400, and participation includes a free show shirt and an NBYT drawstring bag.

Although the full program is limited to ages 7 through 16, the theater offers an opportunity for a limited number of children ages 5 and 6 to join the program during the final week and be part of the cast. As with the full program, all children who register will perform in the show. Cost for this one-week program is $100.

For more program details, registration forms to download and print, and general information about New Britain Youth Theater, please visit the company’s website at www.nbyt.org or call 860-515-8115.

Contact: Darren Farrington, Executive Director

New Britain Youth Theater
Website: http://www.nbyt.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewBritainYouthTheater
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NBYT_onstage

About New Britain Youth Theater

Founded in 2010, New Britain Youth Theater is a professionally-run community and educational theater for children and teens in Connecticut. NBYT provides educational programming to schools in and around New Britain, produces a season of performances by and for children and young adults, and offers drama classes, individual coaching and lessons, and summer programs. The theater reaches children and their families in Greater New Britain, Greater Hartford, the Farmington Valley, and over fifty towns throughout Connecticut. NBYT programs include “Kids on Stage!” and “Little Kids on Stage!” productions, the NBYT Teen Company, Stage Performance classes, in-school and after-school arts-integrated and arts-enrichment programming, community outreach programs, and more. NBYT is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and young adults by encouraging creative thinking and collaborative teamwork, fostering self-confidence and self-esteem, and developing social and academic skills through involvement in high-quality, low-cost programs in the performing arts. NBYT operates its programs in schools and community spaces throughout Greater New Britain. NBYT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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