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Northeast Alliance Surgery Center Held Ribbon Cutting Ceremony On March 7 And Expects To Start Seeing Patients In April 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
We were pleased to attend the ceremony on March 7, 2019 for the Northeast Alliance Surgery Center on 2080 Whitney Avenue at the location of the former St Raphael's surgery center, just north of Skiff Street. This is an important project not only because of the job creation and significant tax base increase, but also because it creates good competition in the healthcare market place. Finally, it also helps the supply chain of our health care marketplace by creating new collaborations between other Town health care providers and suppliers.
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Workforce Development Series #4: Manufacturing 

Friday, February 22, 2019
Now that we have had or first three sessions on Health Care, STEM and the Trades, Hamden’s Department of Economic and Neighborhood Development is pleased to announce the next two panel for the series. We know you will be pleased with the speakers who will appear on the next panel. Stay tuned for the coming details. This series promotes career opportunities for Hamden residents, particularly students entering or leaving middle school or entering or currently in high school. All sessions will be videotaped. Manufacturing: Tuesday March 5th 6:30 PM Miller Library Friends Room You will hear presentations from manufacturers, including information about the many career opportunities and the earning potential there is in modern manufacturing.
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Workforce Development Session 3: The Trades 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Hamden’s Department of Economic and Neighborhood Development is pleased to announce the next panel that is part of Hamden’s workforce series titled, “Everyone Gets a Job; Exploring Career and Technical Educational Opportunities”. This series is focused on the career opportunities for Hamden residents, particularly children entering or leaving middle school or entering or currently in high school. This session will be videotaped. Panelists will be speaking about opportunities in Hamden for the Technical and Construction Trades: Mary Moran from Eli Whitney Technical School Eddie Ryan for Ryan Oil and Heating: Plumbing and Heating Careers Dan Fuller: Gateway Community College: Auto Technology Careers Amy Blackwood for the AFL-CIO to discuss Construction Careers for Women.
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New Tenants Announced at Marketplace in Hamden 

Thursday, February 7, 2019
At Marketplace, one of Hamden’s premier shopping center, two new tenants will arrive in 2019. Ulta Health and Beauty Products will move into the former Modell’s space. They will relocate from North Haven. Ulta sells hair, skin, bath and body products as well as beauty services for women of all ages. Their web site is https://www.ulta.com/ Orangetheory Fitness will move into the remaining space formerly occupied by TJ Max, next to Platos Closet. Orangetheory Fitness customizes workouts and nutrition plans in a group format while showing the physiological results on heart and health monitors throughout the gym. To learn more about Orangetheory Fitness, go to https://www.orangetheoryfitness.com/
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Hamden Economic Development Corporation Awarded $9,158 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Avangrid/UI Holdings recently awarded the Hamden Economic Development Corporation $9,158 from the Neighborhood Assistance Act for the Hamden Business Incubator. The Neighborhood Assistance Act is a program that offers tax credits for worthy projects by non-profit organizations. The Hamden Economic Development Corporation is a non-profit development corporation with a 501C4 designation under the federal IRS.
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Only One week left to Register for STEM Workshop 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Hamden’s Department of Economic and Neighborhood Development is pleased to announce the first two panels that are part of the new workforce series titled, “Everyone Gets a Job; Exploring Career and Technical Educational Opportunities”. Tuesday, February 5th at 630 pm in the Friends Room at the Miller Library. Panelists will be speaking about Hamden‘s new STEM academy at the high school in 2019/20 and will include
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SMB Networks LLC moves to 2519 Whitney Avenue  

Monday, January 28, 2019
SMB Networks is a technology services company that recently moved to 2519 Whitney Avenue. Founded in 2006 by Peter Verlezza, SMB’s mission is to build long term, committed relationships with raving fans. SMB‘s services include computer and network support, VOIP, managed network services, website design, mobile apps, SEO/SEM.
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State Street Redevelopment Continues at Former Stereo Station site.  

Friday, January 18, 2019
One of the great real estate turnaround stories in Hamden of 2018/2019 is the remediation and rehabilitation of 2259 State Street. Vacant for over 10 years, the Hamden Economic Development Corporation was tasked with the strategy and execution of a turnaround plan. The owners had passed away and the property became abandoned and blighted.

Dale Kroop is the Executive Director of the Hamden Economic Development Corporation and has been managing the project, “We are seeing progress towards a rehabilitated Quanset Hut and a tax producing property again. We have procured a developer/business who will repurpose it as a car dealership called Value Auto. Projects like this are exactly what the corporation was intended for.”
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Healthcare Panelisit Announced - Everyone Gets a Job 

Monday, January 7, 2019
On Thursday January 24th at 630 pm in the Senior Center at the Miller Library, the Town will host its first panel on Health Care careers for parents and students. The panelists will talk about educational requirements, the job market and the earning potential in the health care marketplace. Health Care is the fastest growing part of the Hamden and regional economy so come and hear what different parts of this sector have to say.
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Workforce Development Series Announcement 

Thursday, January 3, 2019
Hamden’s Department of Economic and Neighborhood Development is pleased to announce the first two panels that are part of the new workforce series titled, “Everyone Gets a Job; Exploring Career and Technical Educational Opportunities”. This series will be focused on the workforce readiness of Hamden residents, particularly children entering or leaving middle school and entering high school. The series will include workshops on the job and career opportunities in the major economic sectors in Hamden and in the region. Panelists will be from the private sector employers and educators. Panelists will discuss career options, educational or training requirements and earning potential.

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