By: Maria Moore
There’s nothing quite like relaxing and enjoying a drink and hors-d’oeuvres with friends after a day at work and recently New Hartford business owners had the opportunity to do just that at the ‘Business After Hours’ Mingler hosted by Pooch Palace.
Charlene Martel, owner of Pooch Palace, recently moved her business a couple of doors down from her original location at 202 Main Street to 196 Main Street; a move, she said, that has allowed her to add new services such as a treadmill and a dog water jacuzzi service for her four-legged clients.
On Wednesday evening, April 3, however, Charlene had transformed her Pooch Palace into the perfect setting for the business get-together. More than two dozen guests attended the event and they flowed smoothly between the large reception area where the hors-oeuvres had been laid out and the inner room where the refreshments were located. Everyone enjoyed catching up with each other and meeting new friends and, as is traditional at New Hartford Business Council minglers, everyone had the opportunity to introduce their businesses and their new ventures to their fellow business owners. That is the time when many business cards are exchanged and not a few business relationships have been forged.
Charlene made all feel welcome at her beautiful spa and salon for pets. One can only imagine what a great time pets must have at their own Pooch Palace!
Pooch Palace is located at 196 Main Street in the Pine Meadow section of New Hartford. The pet spa and salon is open Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. To contact Charlene please call 860-693-1116 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Pooch Palace and its wide variety of services offered, please visit the Pooch Palace website.
Many Thanks: To Charlene Martel, the perfect hostess for the evening who was ably assisted by her husband Dean Martel of Premier Energy Co.
Many Thanks: To Phil Worley, Executive Director of the Canton Chamber of Commerce and Director of the New Hartford Business Council, for sharing his wonderful photos with us for this article.
The ‘Business After Hours’ Mingler was sponsored by the New Hartford Business Council. To learn more about the benefits of membership in the Business Council visit the New Hartford Business Council website.
Annual Scholarship Opportunity Announced By New Hartford Business Council
The New Hartford Business Council announces its annual student scholarship. This year the Business Council will award a $1,000.00 scholarship to a high school senior, a resident of New Hartford, attending any area school. Students planning to attend in the fall of 2012 a two-year community college, a two- or four-year college/university or who are planning to attend a trade/technical school may apply for the scholarship.
Students interested in applying should contact their school administrator. Applications are also available by calling Attorney Norman E. Rogers, Jr. at 860-379-9600 or by visiting the New Hartford Business Council website.
Application deadline is May 15, 2012 and should be mailed to: Norman Rogers, 7 Church Street North, PO Box 1020, New Hartford, CT 06057.
About the New Hartford Business Council: The New Hartford Business Council was formed in 1987 to promote the local business community. Our focus is to help businesses stay on track and create opportunities for people to spend their dollars locally. By promoting member networking events, we provide a forum to discuss common interests, resolve common concerns, and foster a positive business environment. The mission of the New Hartford Business Council is to create and promote a professional and productive partnership among area businesses, through community functions and social networking, in ways that will foster a positive business environment, thereby creating opportunities for area commerce.