Archives for: April 23rd, 2015

Newtown Achieves Coveted AAA Bond Rating from S & P

Written by Christal Preszler on April 23, 2015

Just two days after making a case based on Newtown’s adherence to a variety of financial management policies and evidence that new commercial development will be supplementing the community’s grand list in the coming years, officials learned February 12 that Standard & Poor’s awarded the community a AAA bond rating.

Sandy Hook Group Seeking ‘Brand Steward’ For New Marketing Push

Written by Christal Preszler on April 23, 2015

The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) is looking for a marketing and communications professional to implement its new Sandy Hook Community Branding Campaign. The organization’s new “brand steward” will utilize the new community brand to create marketing pieces for Sandy Hook Village businesses and incorporate the brand identity with the village and SHOP events.

Stocker Elected To Second Term Leading State Economic Development Association

Written by Christal Preszler on April 23, 2015

Elizabeth Stocker, AICP, Newtown’s director of economic and community development, has been elected to serve a second term as president of the Connecticut Economic Development Association (CEDAS), a not-for-profit membership organization committed to advancing the practice and process of economic development in the state.

Villages At Lexington Gardens Bringing $10.5M Improvement To Church Hill Corridor

Written by Christal Preszler on April 23, 2015

A mixed-use commercial-retail development planned for the former Lexington Gardens site at Church Hill Road and The Boulevard is expected to bring about $10.5 million in commercial improvements to the area. Developers for the project — the Villages at Lexington Gardens — showed off plans and renderings of the proposed development to members of Newtown’s […]

Sacred Heart MBA Team Recommends Town Establish a Business Incubator

Written by Christal Preszler on April 23, 2015

Representatives from Newtown’s Economic Development Commission, Elana Bertram and Jean Leonard, recently completed working with Community Development Director Elizabeth Stocker and a group of Sacred Heart University MBA students on a project to explore the potential for a business innovation center in Newtown.