nKent resident Ed Schultek, an authorized licensee of the Sandler Training and owner of PEAK Sales Performance, LLC in Southbury, is a featured trainer on the jacket cover of the recently released "The Sandler Rules: 49 Timeless Selling Principles and How to Apply Them."
Selling at an average rate of 1,000 books per week, "The Sandler Rules", based on Sandler Training® techniques, is being heralded as exceptionally successful, particularly because it is a business-focused book.
Sandler Training is an international training and consulting organization with more than 200 training centers around the world.
nBackcountry Outfitters at 5 Bridge St. in Kent will hold its second annual gear and outdoor apparel swap Aug. 15-16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with proceeds to benefit the Kent Center School Scholarship Fund.
For more information and to find out what items will be accepted, call 860-927-3377.
She brings with her 30 years of experience in the property and casualty insurance field and several designations.
She is a member and vice president of the Insurance Women of Danbury.
She has lived in the New Milford area for more than 30 years.
nEdelman Leather, which has a facility in New Milford, has announced it has opened the 11th all leather Edelman showroom in the Denver design district in Colorado, with Barbara Rynn as showroom manager and Ashley Pruchnic in sales.
For more information, call the New Milford site at 860-350-9600.
nRosa Moore of New Milford has opened Precious Ones Family Daycare located in the Northville section of town.
Precious Ones, which is licensed with the state of Connecticut, has spaces available for children age six weeks through 12.
For more information, call 860-355-2981.
nBarbara Branagan-Mitchell, director of Branagan Communications Consultants LLC, a public relations/publicity placement firm in New Milford, recently spearheaded a food drive with members of the BNI Heritage Southbury to benefit the Southbury Food Bank located at the Southbury Training Center.
nThe VNA Northwest is seeking volunteers to work part-time in its Thrift Shop located on Route 202 in New Preston.
The store sells used clothing, accessories and household items, and all proceeds benefit the agency's Home Care and Hospice programs.
Adult volunteers are needed to work for three-hour shifts on either weekdays or Saturdays. The Thrift Shop is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
To volunteer, call VNA Northwest's Volunteer Coordinator Patricia Anderson at 860-567-6000.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
nTodd Payne, SIOR, president and owner of Goodfellow Ashmore CORFAC International, and a Bridgewater resident, has announced the company is celebrating its 75th anniversary this summer.
Goodfellow Ashmore CORFAC International in Danbury is the largest and oldest commercial realty firm in northern Fairfield County and western Connecticut.
Mr. Payne's grandfather, co-founder Robert Goodfellow, joked at a July 10 anniversary celebration, "Harry Ashmore and I formed the company on July 3rd so we could take the next day off."
At age 96, Robert Goodfellow recalled that he and Mr. Ashmore formed The Goodfellow Ashmore Agency as a real estate and insurance company in 1934. Harry Ashmore died in 2008.
After founding Goodfellow Ashmore in 1934, Robert Goodfellow was instrumental over the following 60 years in bringing much of the manufacturing base to the Greater Danbury region that still exists today.
Some of the companies he brought to the Danbury area included Barden, Eagle Pencil, Commerce Park, Davis and Geck and Grolier.
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.
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