Registration Open Artisan Fest & Vendor Fair / PPP Forgiveness Deadline / New Business Activity



Vendor Registration is Now Open

Businesses, artisans, crafters, and farmers are invited to participate in the 4th Annual Artisan Fest & Vendor Fair. The outdoor business and community event is scheduled on Thursday, June 20th from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm, at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange.

Vendors can look forward to showcasing their business, selling their products and services on site, and networking with vendors and attendees.

Registration is now open and perspective vendors can APPLY ONLINE or download the REGISTRATION FORM.

Thank you to our Sponsors: Casanova Remodeling,ConnecticutBurns Care Foundation, Haven Hot Chicken,Milestones Behavioral Services, Orange Economic Development Commission, Senior Insurance Consultants, and Taylor Rental.

We are still accepting sponsorships. Become a sponsor and receive a multitude of benefits and a table at the event. Check the SPONSOR BENEFITS outline for what's included, or call 203-891-1045 with questions. MORE INFO ON THE EVENT HERE.


Period Ends March 3rd

Very importantfor businesses that have not as yet completed the Forgiveness Application regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): For COVID PPP borrowers with loans under $100,000, the SBA's 60-day goodwill exception period ends March 3, 2024 and there will be significant penalties if loans are unpaid. If PPP borrowers are unsure if their loan was forgiven or unsure if a forgiveness application was completed, they can check by logging into the MYSBA LOAN PORTAL.Once logged in, borrowers will see all of their SBA loans, including PPP loans, and the status of each loan. For PPP loans, the status will show "paid in full" if the PPP was forgiven.

To apply for forgiveness, go to the SBA WEBSITE for instructions on how to apply. For more information, contact the SBA's dedicated forgiveness call center at: 877-552-2692 Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm.


Save the Date

Save the date for OEDC's 18th Annual Golf Tournament. The event will be held on September 17th at Race Brook Country Club beginning with lunch on the patio at noon and shotgun start at 1 pm. A cocktail reception will follow the tournament where awards will be announced.

We are planning a lot of fun on the course with contests, swing analysis, food and drink stations, and more. Registration will open in April.

SPONSORS ARE NEEDED. Please call our office at 203-891-1045 if interested.

Once again, we are partnering with the Orange Volunteer Fire Department and we will donate a portion of our proceeds to this organization. 


Summer Issue

It's not too late to get your ad in OrangeLife's summer issue. Advertising rates run from $225 - $1,600. Commitments are due by March 20th so we can save a spot. Camera-ready ads due by April 1st. Check out ORANGELIFE MAGAZINE


Excited to announce DUCK DONUTS is coming to the former Smoothie King space at 350 Boston Post Road. Based in the south, this will be their first store in Connecticut!

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