nEfficient Lighting & Maintenance, which serves the Greater New Milford area, will offer a free safe lamp recycling weekend Sept. 11-12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

The event will be held at the business, located at 5a Del Mar Drive in Brookfield.

Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served.

EL&M provides energy-saving retrofits to all businesses through energy rebates.

In addition, EL&M announces that employee Cathy Weissman is celebrating her 24th year of working for the business.

For more information about the recycling days, call 203-775-4014 or visit http://tinyurl.com/recyclefree.

nDarlene Jajer has opened Park Lane Consignments at 92 Park Lane Road (Route 202) in New Milford.

The business, which opened Sept. 1, sells furnishings, home goods, baby items, clothing and jewelry.

The store is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 860-406-0092.

n"A Tasteful Event 2009" will be held Oct. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Golden Trucking Museum, 1101 Southbury Road (Route 188), in Middlebury.

More than 15 chefs from Middlebury, Woodbury and Southbury will participate.

WFSB-TV's Teresa LaBarbera will serve as emcee.

Advance tickets are $40 per person when purchased through YFS by calling 203-758-1441 and $42 per person through the Palace Theater Group by visiting www.atastefulevent.org.

Tickets will be $45 per person at the door.

For more information, call YFS at 203-758-1441.

nKaitlin Guendelsberger, NSCA-CPT, has opened Full Potential, LLC.

The company offers personal, strength, weight and endurance training, BMI evaluations, and in-home consultations.

For more information, call 203-770-8805 or email kguendelsberger@gmail.com.

nThe First National Bank of Litchfield (FNBL) has announced that current board member Patrick J. Boland has been elected chairman.

Mr. Boland will assume the role of chairman from Charles Orr.

He has been a member of FNBL's board since 2006 and currently holds positions as chairman of the audit and asset/liability management committees and also serves on the loan and compensation committee.

nCurves of New Milford has earned the prestigious Shining Star club designation for the second time.

The recognition is given to clubs that meet and maintain rigorous standards in their business practices, service quality, and adherence to the Curves methods and programs.

Clubs applying for Shining Star status must complete lengthy inspections in a number of different categories. Shining Star Club status is then awarded only after all inspections are examined and approved by Curves International.

nBranagan Communications Consultants LLC in New Milford, a public relations, publicity placement and marketing communications consulting agency owned and directed by Barbara Branagan-Mitchell, has been named the Agency-of-Record for Goodfellow Ashmore CORFAC International in Danbury.

The largest and oldest commercial real estate firm in the western Connecticut, northern Fairfield and Litchfield County region, Goodfellow Ashmore CORFAC International is a full-service real estate firm specializing in commercial, industrial, office, retail, investment, real estate consulting, business brokerage and land development.

nShari Barron, owner of J&J Printing in New Milford, has announced the business has moved to a new location.

J&J Printing, formerly of 87 Danbury Road (Route 7), is now located at 11 Howland Road, next to Murph's Tire.

For more information, call J&J at 860-355-9535.

nPrecision Firearms is up and running at 4 Nicholas Square in New Milford.

Bob Augustine opened the business in early August.

For more information, call 860-350-8343.

nRich Pomerantz Photography in New Milford is offering residents an opportunity to have their photograph taken, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Family Birthing Center at New Milford Hospital.

A reduced sitting fee is available through Dec. 31.

For information or to schedule an appointment, call Rich Pomerantz Photography at 860-355-3356 or visit www.richportraits.com.

nGreyledge Farm, a sustainable family farm in Roxbury, has announced it will extend its annual summer farm stand hours to the public through Nov. 1.

The farm specializes in premium all-natural Black Angus beef.

The farm, located at 17 Berry Road, will be open Fridays through Sundays from 2 to 6 p.m. through Nov. 1.

The Business Buzz is a Spectrum feature for local businesses to announce openings, anniversaries, personnel changes and other news.

Information should be mailed or dropped off at The Greater New Milford Spectrum, 45B Main St., New Milford, CT 06776; faxed to 860-350-6794; or e-mailed to spectrum@newmilford.com.