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Business professional network at town park

The May Business Scene was sponsored by the Town of New Milford at one of its parks.

Business professionals enjoyed the outdoor networking event at Clatter Valley Park.

Rich’s Wings & Things catered the evening offering, while  Housatonic River Brewing provided beverages.

Mayor Pete Bass welcomed guests and highlighted the park as one of the many parks townspeople can use.

Deborah Rose, editor and photographer for, the municipality’s community and tourism site, addressed the crowd and highlighted the features of the town’s website: a community calendar to which the public can submit events; a directory of places to shop, eat, explore, and play in town; and stories and photographs about the people, businesses, and happenings in the community.

“The site showcases all the positive attributes about the town,” she said.

Also among the guests were several Town Council members.

After the short presentation, door prizes were awarded and the winner of a 50/50 was announced.


Photography by Deborah Rose


The Town of New Milford, which operates, was the sponsor of this month’s event.
Chamber volunteers prepare the welcome table for guests.
Rich and Deb Vallinaggi, owners of Rich’s Wings & Things, begin setup of the array of food.
A hanging basket was one of the door prizes.
Businessman Ivan Shiffman, right, took a moment to catch the mayor’s ear during the event.
Chamber Treasurer Scott Bakewell, left, speaks with fellow Chamber director Brandon Sprague.
Local businessmen enjoyed a variety of hot food, including wings, burgers, macaroni and cheese bites, and more, during the event.
Guests mingle at the May 11 event.
New Milford Mayor Pete Bass thanks the crowd of business professionals for attending the evening’s event.
Guests pause to listen to Chamber President Jennifer Birdseye share a few words about upcoming Chamber programs.
New Milford Police Officer John Toromanides joins a few of the Police Cadets after they assisted with parking at the park.
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