Town of Fairfield News
4/24/2018 - Fairfield to Sponsor Workshop for Small Business Owners
The Town of Fairfield’s Department of Community & Economic Development, in partnership with the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, will offer a free workshop at 7:30 am on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 205 Richard White Way in Fairfield aimed at helping small business owners get the most out of their marketing dollars and increase their business opportunities. The workshop, which coincides with National Small Business Week, will be led by Valeria Bisceglia, Business Advisor at the Connecticut Small Business Development Center.
Business owner attendees can expect to learn more about how to articulate a distinctive value proposition to their target markets and how to craft the right messaging in order to increase the effectiveness of their marketing efforts. In this highly interactive workshop, participants will also discuss customer segments, identifying and cultivating the ideal customer and messaging that speaks to different customer types.
The workshop will be held at the Fairfield Regional Fire Training School, located at 205 Richard White Way in Fairfield (entrance is across from Veteran’s Park on Reef Road). The program will begin at 8:00 a.m., and is expected to last about an hour with time allotted for questions. Sign-in and informal networking will commence a half-hour before at 7:30 a.m. Light refreshments will be provided courtesy of First County Bank.
“Small business owners face a myriad of challenges to their ability to grow their business, and having a thorough understanding of their customers is obviously critical to their success”, stated Fairfield’s Director of Community & Economic Development Mark Barnhart. “We are delighted to be co-sponsoring this workshop on a topic of much import to our small business community,” he added.
The program is free of charge, but advanced registration is encouraged as space is limited. To register, please go to https://fairfieldgrowyourbiz.eventbrite.com. For further information, contact Mark Barnhart, Director of Community & Economic Development, at (203) 256-3120 or email@example.com or Chamber President Beverly Balaz at the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce at (203) 255-1011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small businesses remain vital to our economic well-being. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses create two out of every three new jobs in the country each year, and more than half of Americans either own or work for small businesses. National Small Business Week, April 29th to May 5th, has been celebrated each year since 1963 as a way to recognize the critical contributions of entrepreneurs and small business owners to the U.S. economy.
The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) offers expert assistance at no cost to entrepreneurs and small business owners. CTSBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, and the University of Connecticut.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
Hazardous Waste Collection Day: Saturday, August 28, 2021
9am - 2pm at Veteran's Park - 909 Reef Road
The Town of Fairfield hosts its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on a Saturday in late August at Veteran's Park to provide you with the opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste at no charge. Just load up your car and your car will be emptied for you. There's no need to get out of your vehicle. See more details below.
For information on disposing of hazardous waste all other times of the year, please visit our Hazardous Waste webpage.
What is Collected
Please click here to view a list of what household materials are accepted and which ones are not.
If you have only antifreeze, motor oil or automotive batteries, you can take them directly to the Transfer Station.
There is a specific traffic pattern for the Collection Day. There will be signage posted. Police and volunteers will also be on site to direct traffic and answer questions.
To access the site proceed as follows:
- From Old Post Road or Oldfield Road turn onto Rowland Road
- At the third stop sign turn right onto Edward Street
- Proceed to drop off site at Veterans Park
- Signage is posted and police and volunteers are on site to direct traffic and answer questions.
A few tips for transporting your hazardous waste to the collection site:
- Don't mix hazardous wastes. Keep waste in their original containers if possible.
- Keep hazardous waste away from children and animals.
- Don't smoke in the vehicle.
- For safety reasons, there will be no walk-in drop-offs on Collection Day.
Chemicals from around the home, workshop or garden shed may contain substances which are difficult to dispose of safely. Your effort will help protect our Town's environment and our region's water supply.
The Town needs volunteers from 8:30 - 11:30 or 11:00 - 2:00 on Collection Day. Volunteers will not be handling any hazardous waste. If you would like to volunteer please contact the Solid Waste and Recycling Department.
For more information on Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day please contact the Solid Waste and Recycling Department.