Announcing Telemedicine at AFC Urgent Care Norwalk

Announcing Telemedicine at AFC Urgent Care Norwalk

AFC Urgent Care Norwalk is launching telemedicine. You will be able to meet with their providers via video call. Use the check-in online button on their website, fill out the required information, and call 203-845-9100.

What if I am experiencing symptoms of COVID-19?

First, check your symptoms HERE. If you have been experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or have been exposed to COVID-19 through travel or direct contact, AFC Urgent Care Norwalk can provide guidance, and direct you to a location for testing. AFC Urgent Care Norwalk is not currently providing testing. 

Are there changes to In-Person services?

AFC Urgent Care Norwalk is temporarily changing their hours. They will be open from 8am – 4pm, with hours subject to change. For questions, call 203-845-9100.

Broad Business Closures to Curb COVID-19

Broad Business Closures to Curb COVID-19

On March 17, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont joined with the governors of New York and New Jersey in ordering bars, restaurants, gyms and movie theaters to close until further notice. Additionally, they banned gatherings of 50 or more people, forcing most venues, museums, and cultural attractions to close as well.

The next day, in Greenwich, First Selectman Fred Camillo ordered all body care facilities, including hair salons, barber shops and nail salons, as well as massage establishments to close through April 30.

As of this post, restaurants are still permitted to offer takeout and delivery services, and body care facilities outside of Greenwich may choose to operate at their own discretion. Supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations, and other essential businesses will remain open.

Changes to the initial restrictions are expected, as per the recommendations of the CDC, and leading state and local governments, such as NYC, where a “shelter-in-place” mandate is under consideration.

“This is changing so fast. We’ve got to work together on a coordinated basis,” Lamont said.

The same is true of the effort to keep our small businesses afloat during this disruption. Below is a list of the Chamber businesses that have been effected by the closures, and ways to support them during this time of economic uncertainty for all.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Stepping Stones closed to the public voluntarily on March 13, just days after celebrating 20 years in business. Read their statement to the public here.

As a non-profit organization, Stepping Stones is dependent upon the generosity of donors to remain open, now more than ever. In 2020, donations benefit Open Arms, an initiative to improve accessibility to children with financial, language, and special needs barriers.

Make a donation HERE.

Museum mascot BooZoo hugs children at Best Birthday Party Ever!  

The Ridgefield Playhouse

Ridgefield Playhouse will livestream a star-studded performance this Friday, March 20 at 8pm! Celebrity performers include Stephen Schwartz and Debbie Gravitte! More info HERE.

As a non-profit organization, Ridgefield is dependent upon the generosity of donors to remain open, now more than ever. In 2020, donations benefit community outreach and facilities upgrades.

Make a donation HERE.

 

Ridgefield Thrift Shop volunteers presented a grant to The Ridgefield Playhouse.

Real Estate University

When the CT Real Estate Commission and Department of Consumer Protection approved live-streaming classes on March 9, 2020, Real Estate University was prepared and ready to go!

Take their live-streaming CT Real Estate course on a PC, Mac, Android phone, iPhone, or tablet. There’s nothing to download or install. Just log into their website on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 9:00am and 6:00pm.

Sign up HERE.

Prospective students attend a recent information session at Real Estate University.

Cesar Pineda Agency

From Cesar: “The unknown is what we deal with on a daily basis, and we try to advise our clients to always hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. We are available to service your insurance remotely or until further notice in person. Contact us to asses your risk and protect those you care about today.”

Book a one-on-one consultation by phone (203) 803-2153 or email cpineda@farmersagent.com. Receive general advice by following his social media accounts, Facebook and Instagram, where he regularly posts informational videos. 

Cesar with his partner in business and life, Mae Pineda.

Causality Tattoo Company

Causality Tattoo Company encourages clients looking to consult them or book future appointments to email causalitytattoo@gmail.com.

View artists’ portfolios, get inspired, and book HERE.

Javier Eastman, Owner/Artist, and wife. Photo by Lidia Monrroy Photography.

Rene Soto Gallery

renesotogallery.com contains an extensive gallery of historical exhibitions, from 2018-present. 

View artists’ pages, find a piece you can’t live without, and email renesotogallery@gmail.com to inquire if it is available for purchase. 

Rene Soto, Owner/Founder, with Charles Gulbrandsen, featured artist of March 2020.

Kostas’ Norwalk Shoe Repair

Kostas does more than repair shoes. He has a diverse portfolio of leather goods for both men and women, including belts, bracelets, and guitar straps.

Contact him at 203-838-1481 or info@NorwalkShoeRepair.com to propose a commission or inquire about an item posted HERE.

Kostas teaches his trade to a participant of the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program.

Cigar Factory Outlet

Discountcigars.com is the online store of local business Cigar Factory Outlet. They accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.

Can’t find what you’re looking for or overwhelmed by the options? Call a cigar expert TOLL FREE: 1-888-PUF-CGAR (1-888-783-2427).

Cigar Factory Outlet has been family-owned for 4 Generations, since 1932. 

Real Estate University Welcomes New Students

Real Estate University Welcomes New Students

The winter term of Curso de Real Estate en Español is underway! Those already enrolled are a group of motivated learners who are ready to be immersed in a program that will give them a new career.

Classes will meet every Monday and Wednesday, from 6-10pm, for a total of 15 sessions or 60 hours. Topics of study include: Connecticut real estate law, principles and practices in real estate professional and mathematics applied to real estate.

Successful completion of all classes qualifies students to take the Connecticut state exam and obtain their real estate license. This can be done in as little as five weeks at their own pace.

Would you like to join them? The priority deadline may have passed, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to apply for the next term! Contact Mariella Castagnet at 203-919-1154 or castagnet.mariella@gmail.com to discuss your options.

About Real Estate University

Real Estate University was founded by Karena Piedmont in 2015. Today, it is the most recommended school in the entire state of Connecticut, and the only one that offers classes in Spanish. Course selections include: Real Estate Principles and Practices, Broker Licensing, and Continuing Education. Whether you are new to the industry, or an established real estate professional, they have a course for you! Learn more at their profile HERE.

Chamber Hosts Rilling for Mayor Fundraiser

Chamber Hosts Rilling for Mayor Fundraiser

In the weeks leading up to Election Day, we showed our support for then candidate and now Mayor Harry Rilling, by partnering with his campaign committee on a lunch fundraiser and meet n’ greet with Chamber members, friends, and family. Thank you to Chamber member Capri’s Cuisine for catering, Board President Mariella Castagnet for hosting, and Hector Pachas for photography.

Why Rilling for Mayor?

Under Rilling’s three terms of leadership, Norwalk has moved into the future with a particularly robust Downtown economy, including the art, restaurant, and retail sectors; and Urban Core neighborhoods in the midst of transformative redevelopment initiatives. He has helped us welcome several new Latino and Hispanic-owned businesses, cutting the ribbon for Chamber members Rene Soto Gallery, Avenida Venezuelan Food, and La Calle Arepas Bar. Rilling has also received the endorsement of other business and labor groups including: Connecticut AFL-CIO Western Connecticut Area Labor Federation, United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Norwalk Police Union, and Norwalk Firefighters Union.

Vargas Strategic Management presents The Power Academy

Vargas Strategic Management presents The Power Academy

Thank you Robert Vargas and Zayed Rodriguez of Vargas Strategic Management for presenting The Power Academy to our members. Topics included business structure, financial planning, operations, and marketing, framed for a general audience. Each workshop was fun, not intimidating at all, while remaining highly beneficial to experienced learners. Their objective is to get audience members into a success mindset, visualizing success as concrete goals that can be realistically achieved with a strategic plan.

Find out how to bring The Power Academy to your organization HERE. 

VSM also offers a personalized coaching program for individuals and leadership teams.

How it Works

  1. Fill out a quick questionnaire
  2. Book a free consultation
  3. Attend the consultation and receive a free personalized strategic plan
  4. Sign on to the program

That’s right – you can receive a personalized strategic plan from a top business consulting firm, under no obligation to sign onto their program. We highly recommend that you do, but either way, don’t miss this high value promotion!

Take the questionnaire. 

Curso de Real Estate en Español!

Curso de Real Estate en Español!

Curso de Principios y Prácticas para Vendedores de Bienes Raíces (Real Estate) en Español

La Universidad de Bienes Raíces en Norwalk ha ayudado a miles de personas a obtener su licencia. Hoy en día es la escuela más recomendada de todo el estado de Connecticut y la única que ofrece clases en Español.

El curso obligatorio para la licencia de vendedor asociado tiene una duración de 60 horas. El programa del curso desarrolla la ley de bienes raíces de Connecticut, los principios y prácticas en la profesión de bienes raíces y la matemática aplicadas a los bienes raíces.

La culminación exitosa de este curso le permite al candidato calificar para tomar el examen del estado de Connecticut y sería en Inglés pero este curso te ayudará a entender su terminología!

Para más información, comuníquese con Mariella Castagnet al 203-919-1154 en español o visite nuestra página web AQUÍ

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CLASES SOLO EN NORWALK: 101 Merritt 7, Suite 300 – La matrícula es $455 + libros (2) $60

Las clases son Lunes y Miercoles de 6pm -10pm en la oficina de Norwalk localizada en 101 Merritt 7, Suite 300 Los estudiantes deben completar las clases y la prueba dentro de un año para tomar el examen estatal.

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