OEDC Newsletter - December 2021


Wishing You a Safe & Happy New Year!

We are looking forward to all good things in 2022 and

continuing to work with you throughout the year!!



At our December board meeting, we were pleased to provide a donation of $2,500 to the Orange Volunteer Fire Department (OVFD) from the proceeds of our 2021 golf tournament. The donation will be used towards the purchase of a gear extractor washing machine--which is used to wash the carcinogens from firefighter's turnout gear. The machine has not been replaced since 1999 and is much needed. 

Pictured from left to right: Paul Gehr (OEDC Treasurer), Debbie Clancy (OEDC President), Chief Vaughan Dumas, Mike Latella and Roy Cuzzocreo (OEDC Board Members)



We now feature a business a month in our new Small Business Spotlight program. Read about Diamond Designs below, which was posted prior to Christmas. Look for more small businesses to be featured throughout the year.




OrangeLife Magazine Summer Issue  - Ads are due by March 1st. View the ORANGELIFE WEBSITE for past issues and AD RATES

Commemorative Orange Bicentennial Shirt - Sponsors are needed; have your logo placed on the back of these special shirts. Contact us for more information.

Boston Post Road Banner Program - Advertise your business to the 25,000+ cars that travel the Boston Post Road. Banners are placed on the decorative light poles located at each of the major intersections along the Boston Post Road. MORE INFORMATION

Orange Artisan Fest & Vendor Fair - Save the date for June 23rd. Become a sponsor - check out the SPONSOR BENEFITS and register for a SPONSORSHIP HERE. We welcome businesses and artisans Vendor to register when registration opens on February 1st.

Orange Community Farmers Market - Opening day is June 30th. We welcome returning vendors and are seeking additional vendors. Anyone interested can APPLY HERE

OEDC Golf Tournament - Save the date for September 13th - Once again, we are partnering with the Orange Volunteer Fire Department and we will donate a portion of our proceeds to this organization.

OrangeLife Magazine Winter Issue - Ads are due by October 1st 



Gov. Ned Lamont announced that he has placed more than $124 million allocated for small business growth, workforce training, and community revitalization for approval at a meeting of the State Bond Commission on December 21st, where he serves as chairman.

Among the projects that Lamont put forth included $25 million for the Connecticut Communities Challenge Grant Program, $25 million for statewide brownfield revitalization initiatives, $21 million for the Small Business Express Program to provide financial assistance to smaller businesses, $10 million for the remediation of Bridgeport’s former Remington Arms Facility and $4 million into the state’s Minority Business Loan Program. READ MORE



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Coming soon to the OEDC Website, Orange businesses will have the opportunity to list their employment opportunities on our site, free of charge. We will publish the web link on our social media pages and in our newsletters. If any business are interested in a listing, please let us know.



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