OEDC Newsletter - January 2014


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Orange Economic Development Corporation
January 2014   

2013 was a busy year for the Town of Orange & the Orange Economic Development Corporation.  As we have entetred 2014, the OEDC is planning for another exciting year.  Specifically, we have intitiated marketing activities for the following programs;

  1. Boston Post Road Banner Program,
  2. 2014 Orange Business & Community Expo,
  3. OrangeLife Magazine - June Issue, and
  4. Don't be surprised if we roll out another new activity scheduled for the Fall of 2014.


The Boston Post Road Banner Program is a relatively straight forward program.  Local Businesses have the abilty to sponsor banners that are set on the 36 Decorative Light Poles installed along the length of the Boston Post Road for a one year period at a cost of $600.  

This is an excellent way to advertise your business every day of the year, to the 25,000+ cars that traverse the Boston Post Road on a daily basis.  To sponsor a Banner, you should simply call Mary or Paul at (203) 891-1045 for a complete listing of the available locations.  We will work with you to design the perfect banner for your specific business.  ACT Quickly as sponsorship locations are going fast. We have already sold 16 of the available 36 banner locations.  


Can you believe that this year's event represents the 13th Annual Orange Busines & Community Expo?  The Expo, scheduled for Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the High Plains Community Center will run from 11am to 4 pm. 

Gold Sponsors:  Cohen & Wolf, NORTHEAST Electronics Corp. Taylor Rental / Party Plus, and Yale University  
Bronze Sponsor: 
Bruegger's Bagels / Jamba Juice

We expect to our 13th straight sell out with 58+ Vendors participating in this one day event and they will be joined by over 400 visitors throughout the day.  The cost per booth is $300.  The Expo will provide Food, Networking opportunites, Educational Semnars, Entertainmet, & Raffles throughout the day.  Don't get shut out!  Register today on the OEDC Website.

While we have barely begun our advertising for this event, the OEDC has already received registrations from 12 Vendors. See the vendor list below.  Thus our Booth Countdown has officially begun. 

Only 46 Booths Remain

Beardsley Zoo Cohen & Wolf
Coldwell Banker Connecticut Basement Systems
Emergency Animal Response Services Orange Arts Council
Orange Recycling Committee Taylor Rental / Party Plus
TD Bank Trish Pearson Insurance & Benefits
Workforce Alliance Weichert Regional Properties


Our February Issue of the OEDC Newsletter will include updates to the Edison Road Construction Project, and New Business Update for 2013.  Before we complete the Newsletter, I thought we would provide you with the 12/31/2013 Vacancy Report.

TypeVacancy Rate Amount Vacant
Retail 3.93% 118,636
Office 9.76% 57,108
Industrial 1.94% 47,768

The next quartely vacancy report will be conducted during the 1st week of April 2014.

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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