In the news: Viron Rondos, Counter Weight Brewing win awards

Thomaston Savings Bank partnered with CDC New England to finance Smaller Business enterprise Administration-authorised financial loans for equally Viron Rondo Osteria and Counter Weight Brewing Co., two of this year’s honorees in celebration of Countrywide Compact Company Week.

Viron Rondos, operator of Viron Rondo Osteria, was awarded small business particular person of the yr. Viron Rondo Osteria is situated in Cheshire at 1721 Highland Ave., presenting lunch and meal 7 times a week and web hosting private events both equally indoor and on their out of doors patio. Rondos has owned the restaurant for over eight years and previously ran dining places in Avon and Litchfield.

Counter Pounds Brewing Co., owned by William Pastyrnak, was awarded veteran-owned modest small business of the 12 months. Counter Fat Brewing Co. opened in March of 2017 and just lately opened its new location at 7 Diana Court docket in Cheshire, dwelling to two taprooms and an outdoor entertainment region.

7-Eleven celebrates its grand opening

The grand opening of 7-Eleven, 815 Hamilton Ave., in Waterbury will take spot on Thursday at 11 a.m. with a ribbon-reducing ceremony, complimentary beverages and a grant that will go to an region college.

Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary, available city aldermen and other officials will sign up for 7-Eleven executives for a pink ribbon cutting to celebrate the store’s opening and the additional work of at least 25 persons.

The grand opening will supply complimentary espresso, Slurpee and fountain drinks.

Nearby Hopeville Elementary College has been nominated and authorised to be the receiver of a 7-Eleven Undertaking A Activity $711 grant.

The 7-Eleven characteristics a Laredo Taco Firm cafe with seating for 15 situated within just the substantial developing. Functioning from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., Laredo is 7-Eleven’s choose on reliable Mexican Food stuff.

The retailer plans to be a corporate 24-hour operation with a gas station providing unleaded, tremendous unleaded and diesel.

As with all 7-Eleven retailers, the locale will have signature objects this kind of as bean to brew and fresh-brewed coffee, Significant Gulp and Slurpee drinks and our new fruit-flavored frozen lemonades. Also available are sizzling-to-go and ready-to-bake pizza, taquitos, new sandwiches, crisp salads and baked-in-shop cookies and pastries.

Business enterprise networking occasion planned Friday

The Waterbury Regional Chamber invites both of those company homeowners and reps to its every month Wake Up Your Business on the internet networking celebration on Friday.

Hosted on Zoom from 8-9 a.m., Wake Up Your Organization presents folks an possibility to make new connections, grow their business enterprise, and build much more visibility. For the duration of the conference, individuals will be offered an prospect to introduce them selves and their business. The assembly will be hosted by Waterbury Regional Chamber CEO and President Lynn Ward.

Registration is free of charge. Sign up at waterburychamber.com below the “Events & Sponsors” tab. For thoughts, get hold of the chamber at (203)-757-0701.