Local Briefs 1/19/18

NCCCC member spotlights

The North Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce is giving members an opportunity to spotlight their work.  The new “Tell All Tuesdays” will feature one member on the NCCCC Facebook page, Member Only Facebook Forum, website, and monthly newsletter.  Entries must be submitted the Friday before publication and will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. Members may visit the NCCCC website for details.


BJ’s picks up where Sam’s left off

Sam’s Club members can now sign up for a special membership offer at their local BJ’s Wholesale Club or online at www.bjs.com/savings.  This offer follows the closure of several Sam’s Club stores across the country, including one in Manchester.  Prior employees of Sam’s Club can also go to www.bjs.com/careers or visit their local BJ’s for inquiries related to job openings.

Ted’s IGA gets bagels

Ted’s IGA in Hebron has contracted with Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Café to begin selling Between Rounds bagels in its bakery department.  Between Rounds has locations in Manchester, Vernon, Tolland, and South Windsor.


IT company opens in Manchester

Encompass IT opened last week at 52 Main St. in Manchester.  The company has been operating for over 30 years to take care of the technological needs of small businesses across several industries.  It offers a wide range of services to ensure computer systems and networks are running smoothly and effectively.  For questions about its services, call 860-85-6233 or visit its website at https://www.encompassit.com/

Cyber threat seminar

The Connecticut Employment and Training Commission’s Business Engagement Committee and the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Office of Workforce Competitiveness will present a cyber security seminar for businesses at the University of Connecticut Health Cell and Genome Science Building on Jan. 25. Tickets are $25. Check-in and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. To register, contact coordinator Mark Stankiewicz, at mark.stankiewicz@ct.com or 860-263-6012.


Walmart offers health screenings

Connecticut Walmart stores will hold a Walmart Wellness Day from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. This free health screening will includes tests for blood glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, and low-cost immunizations. Walmart is introducing a virtual reality experience in select stores to assist with smoking cessation.

Originally published by the Journal Inquirer

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