GNHCC Members Facebook Group

GNHCC Members Facebook Group

There’s a new way for our members to meet and stay connected with one another! The GNHCC Members Facebook Group 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.

NICE Festival Vendor Sign-Up is Now Open!

NICE Festival Vendor Sign-Up is Now Open!

NICE Festival Vendor Sign-Up is now open! NICE Festival is an annual event that was created to celebrate the diversity in our community with international food, art and music. It also includes a vendor area, where artists, businesses and nonprofits can promote themselves and sell their products. Each vendor receives a designated area approximately 10ft x 10ft. Prices range from $225-$450, depending on your organization type and product category. For example, businesses pay more than nonprofits; food businesses pay more than artists. If you are interested in vending at the NICE Festival, follow the steps below: Deadline: April 30, 2019.

Step 1:

Complete the Vendor Form.
Click to download the Vendor form.

Step 2:

Return the Vendor Form to:
Janet Evelyn
Executive Director
NICE INC
20 Elmwood Ave, Norwalk, CT 06854
Email: janet@norwalknice.org • Phone: (203) 919-3000

Step 3:

Select Vendor Type and make a payment.
Click to review vendor types and prices.

Step 4:

Complete required additional forms.
Click to review additional forms.

Tax Day 2019 is 1 Month Away!

About the Offer

Tax Day 2019 is 3 months away! That may seem a long way off, but you’ll need extra time to learn how 2018 changes to liabilities and deductions will affect you or your business. Don’t have time to read the fine print of tax law? By the Book Taxes has already done it for you and made it easy for clients to understand. Call 203-434-5626 or Schedule an appointment online.

About By the Book Taxes

Mike O’Leary (By the Book Taxes) is an Enrolled Agent (EA), the highest tax credential offered by The U.S. Department of Treasury. In addition to preparing individual and business tax returns, Mike is admitted to practice before the IRS and Department of Treasury, enabling him to represent any taxpayer in any state for all tax matters. He offers hands-on, personalized services, staying with you all the way through, from the initial interview, to preparation, to final review.

By the Book Taxes specializes in tax preparation for:

  • Individuals, Form 1040, including self-employment (Schedule C), rental properties (Schedule E), and all the other variables such as a vacation home, investments, college tuition, day care, etc.
  • Partnerships and LLC’s, Form 1065, including K-1 forms filed with 1040 returns.
  • Subchapter-S corporations, Form 1120S, including K-1 forms filed with 1040 returns.
  • Tax-exempt organizations, Form 990.
Norwalk Transit Introduces On-Demand Bus Service

Norwalk Transit Introduces On-Demand Bus Service

New MicroTransit System ‘Wheels2U’ Coming to Norwalk

Starting this fall, when you are in Norwalk looking for a ride, and don’t have time to wait at a bus stop or enough money for an Uber ride, try Wheels2U — a new form of public transportation brought to you by Norwalk Transit District. Wheels2U allows residents to request rides from public minibus vehicles on-demand. While the minibuses carry multiple riders, they drop each rider off at their final destination.

Norwalk officials believe Wheels2U will be successful in the city due to efficiency reasons. Rather than run empty buses through Norwalk neighborhoods to bus stops that may have no one waiting, for hours at a time, the Wheels2U program will allow riders to let drivers know when and where they are waiting.

How does it work?

Here’s how it works:

  • Riders request rides via an app — Click to download.
  • Open the app.
  • Input your destination, and see if the on-demand service is available to you — or —
  • Schedule your ride in advance.
  • Hit “request a ride” — or —
  • Find what other transit options are available to you, using the NTD trip planner.
  • Payment can be made by credit card in the app.

The innovation behind the system is that each minibus uses an algorithm to pick up others that are on the way as it drives you to your destination. This makes the transportation system something like an “uberPOOL” or “Lyft Line,” where multiple groups or individuals are picked up and brought to their various destinations in the same vehicle.

Who’s covering the cost?

Funding for the pilot program comes from a partnership with TransLoc and their parent company Ford Smart Mobility, SoNo Collection mall developer GGP, and the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation; as part of its pledge to improve transportation services in Norwalk’s urban core. The vehicles used for the service are part of the Norwalk Transit District’s para-transit fleet. The vehicles will be used during hours when the vehicles are in off peak mode for the para-transit service. These vehicles are funded 80% by the Federal Transit Administration and 20% by the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation.

For more information contact Norwalk Transit District:

275 Wilson Avenue,
Norwalk, CT 06854
203-852-0000
info@norwalktransit.com

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