Grand Opening at Bistro 83 Latin Fusion Restaurant

Grand Opening at Bistro 83 Latin Fusion Restaurant

Come to enjoy the Bistro 83 experience!

Last night, we celebrated the Grand Opening of our New Member: Bistro 83 Latin Fusion Restaurant at 83 Wall Street, Norwalk, CT 06850.

After Mayor Rilling made the honors with the ribbon cutting, the Bistro 83 team provided to the attendees a lovely evening between the chatting, the music and the delicious bites and drinks.

Grand Opening of our New Member the Bistro 83 Latin Fusion Restaurant
Grand Opening of our New Member the Bistro 83 Latin Fusion Restaurant
Grand Opening of our New Member the Bistro 83 Latin Fusion Restaurant
Grand Opening of our New Member the Bistro 83 Latin Fusion Restaurant

Owned by two Costa Rican natives, Cesar Navarro and Berny Alvarado, whose desire is to bring a unique dining experience to the Norwalk area. Bistro 83 combines traditional Costa Rican dishes and other Latin American dishes along with specialty drinks in a fun and entertaining atmosphere.

Grand Opening of our New Member the Bistro 83 Latin Fusion Restaurant
Grand Opening of our New Member the Bistro 83 Latin Fusion Restaurant
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.”

Affinity Launches SmartStart High Yield Savings for Low Balances

Affinity Launches SmartStart High Yield Savings for Low Balances

Affinity Federal Credit Union believes their members deserve to be rewarded for saving, especially those just starting to save during this time of economic downturn. Enter SmartStart Savings. A new savings account from Affinity that offers an awesome 2% interest rate on balances under $2,500.

What if I have a higher balance?

The Affinity MoreSavings Account lets you earn more with 4 balance tiers and higher dividend rates at each successive tier.

What if I am tempted to use the money when it’s not actually an emergency?

A Certificate Account is a convenient way to save while earning a guaranteed fixed rate dividend for a fixed period of time. Check out Affinity’s short time offer: 14-month and 22-month terms with APY up to 0.95%!

Connecticut Community Bank Gives Back During the Pandemic

Connecticut Community Bank Gives Back During the Pandemic

Giving back is something that Connecticut Community Bank has always been passionate about. When they began to see the need for community support during the coronavirus pandemic, they knew they had to help. To meet the immediate needs caused by the virus, CCB has supported charity partners by donating the products they need to keep their communities safe, healthy, and engaged. Recent partners include: Open Doors Shelter, Chrysalis Center, Pacific House, River House Adult Day Center, Abilis, Homes for the Brave, and Bridgeport Rescue Mission.

 

Capri’s Cuisine Open Under Safe Conditions

Capri’s Cuisine Open Under Safe Conditions

From the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, Capri’s Cuisine has followed the best practices for food pickup/delivery services, and was an early adopter of the takeout only model, enabling them to continue providing the Norwalk community with nonessential (but highly desirable) pastries and coffee.

We will continue to serve in a clean, safe, and sanitary manner as always, to ensure the healthy and safety of our customers and staff.

—Sandra Salazar, Owner

Capri’s boasts 56 flavors of empanadas! These are listed on a photo of the menu in the gallery below. In addition, they have a variety of sweet biscuits, including a weekly Saturday “special” biscuit. These have been especially popular, selling out two weeks in a row!

To guarantee your order, place it in advance. There are many ways you can place an order, including:

  • In Store (limited capacity)
  • Call for pick up
  • Call for curbside pickup
  • Uber for delivery
  • Grubhub for pickup or delivery

Get their contact info at the GNHCC Business Directory HERE.

If you don’t have an appetite for pastries right now, you may also support Capri’s by purchasing a locally made face mask ($5) or a gift card (any amount).

Romanacci Provides Free Meals to Essential Workers

Romanacci Provides Free Meals to Essential Workers

Romanacci Pizza Bar is collecting $5 donations for each person on the “Front Lines” that you would like to send a pizza and bottled water to. Either add it onto your online order at checkout or call in (to any of their locations) and order/donate via credit card over the phone. Once they receive $25+, they contact Food For the Front Lines, which coordinates a delivery to an essential workplace,  such as a hospital, police station or fire departments. Some recipients of Romanacci pizza thus far include Westport EMS, Westport Police Department, and Norwalk Hospital.

“We pay to have meals delivered to the first responders and the hospital workers, so the chefs are getting dollars for every delivery. We’re not asking [restaurants] for discounts or donations. We want to pay these chefs and restaurant owners, so they can support themselves and their staff.”

– Stephanie Webster, CT Bites

Food for the Front Lines was founded by Nicole Straight, former Food Rescue US – Fairfield County Site Director, and mother of Westport EMT Emma Straight. Their mission is to feed health care and other essential workers, while simultaneously bolstering business for restaurants. In the first week, they raised $15K and delivered over 750 meals. Then, in partnership with CT Bites, a Go Fund Me was created. As of April 4, the campaign contained over $45K, from over 450 donors. If you would like to make a donation, click the button below.

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