Get to know the food business
Chef Sharyce Graham of My Local Chefs will talk about the important steps in creating a business plan, the importance of social media and the technology and benefits of the Keto diet. He will share Keto-friendly dessert recipes and have samples. You must register for this free event at 6.30pm on Monday 20 December at the Manchester Public Library. Call the referral desk at 860-645-0821 to register. Graham is originally from Windsor and now lives in Manchester. http://library.townofmanchester.org
Westfield Bank collects toys
Westfield Bank is collecting toy donations through Dec. 13 to help financially disadvantaged children during this holiday season. The toys collected in Massachusetts will go to the Western Massachusetts campaign of the Marine Toys for All Foundation; Connecticut branches will make donations to local charities. Toys must be unused, unwrapped and in their original packaging. Toys that look like realistic weapons or toys that contain food will not be accepted.
Make a donation to Big Y’s food banks
Big Y’s annual Sack Hunger collection is underway until December 15th. The campaign provides funding for the four food banks within the two-state marketing area of the chain. Customers can make a $ 5 donation to any of the Big Y stores or make an online donation to https://www.bigy.com/rs/GiftCards. Big Y will match donations. Each $ 5 donation brings 10 meals to people who need it.
Springfield Technical Community College will host a Return to Career and Business Transfer Fair on December 8th. Attendees can meet with employers with job offers and with representatives from four-year colleges and universities who can talk about transfer opportunities. Employers can contact STCC to participate. The event begins with a breakfast with keynote speaker Jason Young, author of “The Culturetopia Effect.” For more information and to register, visit stcc.edu/backtobusiness. For questions, contact Kelly Galanis at 413-755-5429 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency services are honored
Cox Business paid tribute to Manchester’s fire department and ambulance service at Broad Brook in Manchester as part of the company’s effort to recognize those responsible. The organizations were designated by community members. Each received a Thanksgiving lunch and / or cash meals and a $ 500 donation on behalf of the station to the nonprofit organization of their choice. The campaign, organized by Cox Business, aimed to highlight the efforts of top officials who keep residents safe and took on new responsibilities over the past year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.