During these challenging times, CHS pets and local pet families need your support more than ever. The Bruno’s Way 5K Race and Fitness Walk (dog friendly), on Saturday, October 23, 2021 will fund CHS medical care for pets, Pet Food Pantry, community pet wellness clinics and more.

Some pets at CHS only need spay/neuter procedures, while others suffer with chronic conditions and need complicated surgeries.

CHS cares for pets statewide through three Pet Wellness and Adoption Centers (in Newington, Waterford and Westport), community pet wellness clinics, and the Fox Memorial Clinic, a low-fee, public veterinary clinic in Newington.

As a Sponsor, your company will have the unique opportunity to:

  • Reach thousands of CHS e-supporters and social media followers.
  • Receive high visibility in Central Connecticut as a supporter of Connecticut Humane Society, founded in 1881.
  • Showcase your company’s products/services to our pet loving participants: Families ages 25-55, many with young children, household income $80,000+
  • Improve the lives of pets here in Connecticut

To learn more about the race or sign-up, please visit the race website:


Thank you in advance for your support!

Staples is excited to announce their Community Business Directory!

This free resource for local businesses is a way to increase visibility with your customers.

By registering in the online directory, you can connect with other businesses, owners and customers and get tips on how to learn and grow your business.

To learn more, download the Staples Flyer here.

To register, visit the link below.


Congratulations to the Newington Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Winners!

Jackson Nyez will be attending the University of Rhode Island, and he runs his own Etsy Shop which you can view here:

Olivia Gentile will be attending the Culinary Institute in the fall. While at the High School, Olivia was a student aide and assisted the Culinary teacher with food preparation and ensured the kitchen was organized for classes.

Good luck to both of you in the Fall of 2021!

And a big THANK YOU to Chick-fil-A of Newington for making a sizable donation to this year’s scholarship fund!

On June 1st the Newington Chamber held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony to welcome our newest member StrongHouse Yoga to Newington!

StrongHouse Yoga’s Mission is to inspire every body to create healthier communities through yoga.

Scott and his team are looking forward to connecting with the local community and helping everyone live healthier, more mindful lives!

StrongHouse Yoga is located at:

122 Market Square, Newington, CT 06111


On May 20th, the Newington Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for one of our newest members – JoJo’s Toys and More!

“JoJo’s Toys and More is a fun, creative, and magical Toy Store offering a modern selection of popular toys and games, as well as playtime wardrobe, children’s books, arts & crafts, and school supplies. We’re the only toy store around that also hosts fun activities on the weekends. We’ll even host your kiddo’s next birthday party! You can find our events on our website and social media, ranging from a variety of Saturday morning arts & crafts to canvas painting. We offer curbside pickup or even in-store pickup! We can ship anywhere directly from the store as well. Come see us today!”

JoJo’s Toys and More is located on 32b Fenn Rd, Newington, CT in the Stop & Shop Plaza.

Welcome to the Newington Chamber of Commerce


Hello from the Newington Chamber,

We have had to make a truly difficult decision and postponed the Drive-In Movie featuring SING to this Friday, same time and place.  

Our goal is to have a fun filled night for you and your families while raising money for our Chamber and providing scholarships to seniors at Newington High School.  It’s a simple plan but the weather didn’t cooperating with hosting an outdoor event with a balloon pop and movie screen.  

Tickets and food orders are transferable, please just send us the person’s name that will be attending.  (no refunds will be issued.)

Everyone on the NCC Events Committee looks forward to seeing you all Friday, May 14th, to SIIINNNNGGG the night away!

Thursday, June 10, Market Square, Newington CT.

Sponsors wanted and Welcome!


Classic Car Show! with the Connecticut Street Legends, June 10

All years- no cut-off year! $10 per show car Spectators Free, Music, Support Local Restaurants, Dash Plaques!

Rain Date June 17, June 24

Hello Fellow Chamber Members!

My name is Cathy Rossini Lapierre and besides being a local business owner am
also the mother of a senior at Newington High School. You have heard how much
our high school students have had to adjust in the last year, canceled sports,
theater, band, dances, and memories due to a pandemic. We are organizing the
annual overnight graduation party, which is designed to keep students safe by
providing a drug and alcohol-free celebration immediately after graduation.

The cost of hosting this amazing event for our kids is $30,000 and it is all raised by
parents of seniors. We are excited that this yearly event will resume again this
year with modifications to keep everyone safe due to COVID restrictions. Our
kids, teachers, and staff are overly excited about being able to host this event after
last year’s cancellation.

How can you help?

  • CASH – we can acknowledge any donation over $100 in advertisements in
    the yearbook and local Papers. (we can also provide a 5013© letter).
  • SWAG – for our Project Graduation Golf Tournament, there are 100 goodie
    bags to fill and a raffle at the graduation after-party.
  • BUY a discounted restaurant card for only $20, support 8 local restaurants.
  • SPONSOR the golf tournament or purchase a tee sign.

If you have products or services that could be used for either event, please reach
out to me and chat!

I look forward to partnering up with you to give the graduating class of 2021 a
safe and fun party!

Cathy Rossini Lapierre
LAZA Properties 29 Ridgeview Crossing, Newington, CT 06111
860-982-2975 Cathy@LazaProperties.com
Licensed Broker in CT and VT