OEDC Newsletter - January 2013


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Orange Economic Development Corporation
January 8, 2012

OEDC Newsletter - January 2013

Chef's Emporium Opens in Orange

The Orange Connecticut Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce that Chef’s Equipment Emporium has opened for business on 449 Boston Post Road, Orange, Connecticut. The store opened for business in December and has been busy since its opening.  Owner, Michele DeMartino says, “We are very exciting to be in Orange along the vibrant Boston Post Road.”  A grand opening is scheduled for January 26th. 

The store sells residential and commercial cooking-related equipment; some of which include cutlery, bakeware, and all kinds of unique kitchen gadgets. Other interesting items they sell are gourmet food and ingredients, including specialty oils and vinegars, spices, etc.  Chef’s also conducts cooking classes in their gourmet kitchen showroom. The three-hour classes are conducted by instructors from the Lincoln Culinary Institute and include anything from ethnic entrees to making home made cheeses.  There is a fee for the class and reservations are needed to attend.  For more information, call (203) 799-COOK and you may also check the website at chefsequipmentemporium.com. 

OrangeLife Magazine

The December issue was well received by the public.  The OEDC has distributed over 7,000 copies to date and will be looking to produce nearly 8,000 issues in the June 2013 issue.  The OEDC purchased magazine racks so that additonal copies are available to the public.  The racks were placed at the the Case Memorial Library, Town Hall, and High Plains Community Center.  Also, stacks of magazines are on display at the Courtyard Marriott, local medical offices, and a few Orange businesses.  The OEDC has been restocking the magazines so often that supply is almost depleted.  Thank you to all of the advertisers for your support.

Orange Business and Community Expo - Save the Date

The 12th Annual Orange Business and Community Expo is scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at the High Plains Community Center, located at 525 Orange Center Road. At this time, the OEDC has been seeking sponsors.  If any business would like become a sponsor, there are many sponsorship packages to choose from.  Please call the office at 203-891-1045.


Debbie Clancy Joins Bank of America Merrill Lynch 

Debbie Clancy, who serves as Treasurer for the Orange Economic Development Corporation, was recently named Senior Vice President and Senior Client Manager of business banking for the Southern Connecticut market of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  Based in Stamford, she will serve the Greater Fairfield County business community by supporting small and mid-sized commercial clients with $5 million to $50 million in annual revenues throughout the region by delivering strategic, integrated financial advice and solutions (including credit, cash management, foreign exchange and equipment financing) available to Bank of America Merrill Lynch clients.  In this role, she will also help business executives and owners access personal financial management services offered through the extensive network of Merrill Lynch financial advisors.

Clancy, who has more than 30 years of bank experience in Connecticut and New York, came to Bank of America from Wells Fargo Bank.  We wish her well in her new position.


Orange Economic Development Corporation
605A Orange Center Road, Orange, CT 06477    Phone: (203) 891-1045    Fax: (203) 891-1044
Email: pgrimmer@orangeedc.com    Web: OrangeEDC.com

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