NCC’s Makerspace Supplies Face Shields to the Greater Norwalk Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

NCC’s Makerspace Supplies Face Shields to the Greater Norwalk Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

NCC’s Makerspace, funded by the NCC Foundation, has provided 200 face shields to the Greater Norwalk Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GNHCC).  The Chamber will distribute them to local businesses, an important step in the ongoing pandemic recovery and reopening process for businesses.  

Warren A. Peña, an alumnus of NCC, a Board Director for the NCC Foundation, and a Founder and Vice-President of GNHCC, said, “The Chamber is working to educate the community, and prevent the spread of COVID-19 by distributing essential PPE.  We wanted to work with local partners and naturally that included NCC.”  

GNHCCWarren personally collected the boxes of face shields at NCC from student and Makerspace intern Lillie Dehaemer.  Since the pandemic began, the Makerspace 3-D printers have been used to create more than 1000 face shields.  Over the past year, the face shields have been distributed to students, faculty and staff at the college, as well as to various local organizations such as Stamford Hospital, and the Open Doors shelter in Norwalk.   

“Given that we have the time, material and equipment here, I wanted to give back to the community and help out,” Lillie said of her work in the Makerspace.  

Vladimir Mariano, the Makerspace’s Supervisor who oversaw the production of face shields said, “When the pandemic hit, everything happened so fast.  We went into lockdown and there was a real shortage of PPE.  However, we found ourselves in a unique position to be able to help out our community by 3D printing face shields.  We have been able to join makers around the world in doing our small part to flatten the curve.”

GNHCC Members Forum Facebook Group

GNHCC Members Forum Facebook Group

There’s a new way for our members to meet and stay connected with one another! The Greater Norwalk Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Member Forum is a place to share your latest announcements and promotions directly to the GNHCC community. You may also engage in question and answers, discussions, and learning units. It is a closed group, so you must request to join, and answer a few follow-up questions to verify your affiliation. Non-members may join, but posting is available to members only, as a benefit of their membership. 

If you find the content posted here useful or interesting, please support us by becoming a member or renewing your suspended membership HERE.

What to Post

  • Products, services, and events
  • Business questions and ideas
  • Employment opportunities
  • Community-based resources (courses, workshops, lectures, financing programs)
  • Online resources (courses, webinars, e-books, toolkits)
  • Articles and other media related to business.

We reserve the right to delete contributions, comments, photos, videos and other content that is deemed irrelevant or in violation of group rules. 

New and Updated Website Features!

New and Updated Website Features!

Business Directory

The Business Directory is a searchable database of GNHCC members. Each member has a unique profile and custom URL on our website. Up to this point, profiles have included the member’s logo, contact information, and a description of their business. Following a recent update, we are now able to add images, videos, and links to social media pages. Members: Maximize this additional advertising space to highlight your current promotions and sales. Email flyers and web graphics to norwalkhispanicchamber@gmail.com.

Resources

On the new Resources page, there are links to the local, state, and federal government agencies that regulate business, as well as some who offer support. I’d like to do additional research into funding opportunities for startups and new businesses, like pitchfests and grants.

Job Listings

Work in progress. Please, help us generate demand for this exciting potential feature. Email your listings to norwalkhispanicchamber@gmail.com.

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