The Newtown Bee reports a local business support group is working with CMSC and Newtown’s Community and Economic Development Director to establish a multifaceted project designed to spur economic recovery in the village center. According to The Bee, numerous business and property owners in Sandy Hook have been suffering losses since the events of 12/14 closed Sandy Hook School, substantially reducing local daily traffic and potential customers to the local village center.
In an attempt to draw customers back to local merchants, town economic officials have been working with Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) as well as other town merchants beyond Sandy Hook, launching a townwide “buy local” campaign.
As part of the project three separate groups will be brought together in round table fashion. Those meetings will commence as part of a full day of meetings and workshops Monday, September 16. The kick-off session will set the stage for a three-day marketing and brand development visit in October. It will include a Merchant Roundtable open to as many merchants/business owners who can attend. All Sandy Hook merchants and business owners are encouraged to participate.