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

Thomaston Personal savings Lender partnered with CDC New England to finance Tiny Company Administration-authorized financial loans for both equally Viron Rondo Osteria and Counter Excess weight Brewing Co., two of this year’s honorees in celebration of Nationwide Smaller Business Week.

Viron Rondos, operator of Viron Rondo Osteria, was awarded tiny organization particular person of the 12 months. Viron Rondo Osteria is found in Cheshire at 1721 Highland Ave., giving lunch and supper seven times a week and hosting personal situations the two indoor and on their outside patio. Rondos has owned the cafe for above 8 a long time and beforehand ran restaurants in Avon and Litchfield.

Counter Fat Brewing Co., owned by William Pastyrnak, was awarded veteran-owned modest organization of the yr. Counter Fat Brewing Co. opened in March of 2017 and not long ago opened its new location at 7 Diana Court docket in Cheshire, dwelling to two taprooms and an out of doors leisure place.

7-Eleven celebrates its grand opening

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

Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary, readily available city aldermen and other officials will be a part of 7-Eleven executives for a purple ribbon cutting to rejoice the store’s opening and the added work of at minimum 25 people.

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

Close by Hopeville Elementary College has been nominated and permitted to be the recipient of a 7-Eleven Undertaking A Activity $711 grant.

The 7-Eleven attributes a Laredo Taco Enterprise cafe with seating for 15 located inside the significant building. Working from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., Laredo is 7-Eleven’s get on reliable Mexican Meals.

The retailer strategies to be a corporate 24-hour operation with a fuel station featuring unleaded, tremendous unleaded and diesel.

As with all 7-Eleven stores, the area will have signature objects these kinds of as bean to brew and contemporary-brewed espresso, Large Gulp and Slurpee beverages and our new fruit-flavored frozen lemonades. Also provided are hot-to-go and completely ready-to-bake pizza, taquitos, refreshing sandwiches, crisp salads and baked-in-retail outlet cookies and pastries.

Organization networking function prepared Friday

The Waterbury Regional Chamber invitations the two business house owners and reps to its regular monthly Wake Up Your Enterprise on the internet networking function on Friday.

Hosted on Zoom from 8-9 a.m., Wake Up Your Enterprise presents folks an opportunity to make new connections, grow their organization, and produce far more visibility. For the duration of the assembly, members will be offered an opportunity to introduce themselves and their small business. The assembly will be hosted by Waterbury Regional Chamber CEO and President Lynn Ward.

Registration is totally free. Register at under the “Events & Sponsors” tab. For inquiries, make contact with the chamber at (203)-757-0701.