As an extension of its sponsorship with the National FFA Foundation, Tractor Supply Company, which has a store in New Milford, is offering a new scholarship program to assist FFA members in their pursuit of a college degree.
The Growing Scholars program will be supported nationally Feb. 15-24 by each of the more than 1,150 Tractor Supply stores, a time frame which includes National FFA Week.
Tractor Supply customers can donate $1 each at a store register during the checkout process to support local FFA chapters and their members.
Ninety percent of funds raised through Tractor Supply's Growing Scholars program will be utilized to fund scholarships for FFA members.
The remaining 10 percent of donations will benefit state FFA organizations.
For more information, visit the Tractor Supply store at 204 Danbury Road (Route 7) in New Milford.
Sir Grout, headquartered in New Milford, is growing.
It remains the fastest growing grout, stone and tile care franchise listed in the latest Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 report.
"We are constantly innovating, adding new services that appeal to today's busy homeowners, and ensuring our franchisees have the business tools needed to stay competitive," said Tom Lindberg, co-owner of Sir Grout Franchising LLC.
The company recently entered into an agreement that will double the size of the firm to 56 franchises, with locations in nine states and two countries.
"Sir Grout began with tile and grout care in 2005," Mr. Lindberg said. "But since March 2012 all of our locations are going through a rigorous training and certification program to learn how to properly clean, hone and polish precious stone surfaces such as granite, marble and limestone."
Mr. Lindberg co-founded Sir Grout in 2005.
Union Savings Bank, which has branches in the Greater New Milford area, recently made a donation in the amount of $1,200 to the Litchfield Community Center to benefit the 11th annual Bob & Peg Andrulis Memorial "Sweetheart" Run and Walk.
Several stylists from Joe's Salon in New Milford recently attended the Redken Symposium in Las Vegas.
The symposium was a three-day, hands-on educational opportunity.
In addition, Ms. Ross, Joe's Salon owner, was invited to take part in an advanced program at Bumble and Bumble University in New York in February.
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