Nov 272012

The Orange Chamber of Commerce will host its annual holiday celebration and raffle, “A Taste of the Holidays”at the Grassy Hill Country Club, 441 Clark Lane, on Saturday, Dec. 15 with entertainment by the Bernadettes.

The event will start at 6:30 p.m. and admission is $50 per person. For reservations, tickets and information call the Chamber office, 203-795-3328 or e-mail [email protected] .

The evening, sponsored by Orange Life Magazine, Orange Town News and TriCity Heating & Cooling, includes passed hors d’oeuvres, a mashed potato bar, an antipasto table, a carving station and a complimentary beverage.

This year the Chamber is raffling off an LG 55”, 3D, Smart TV from PC Richard’s, Diamond earrings, ½ carat total weight from Diamond Designs, and an iPad 2, 16GB. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased now and at the event from the Chamber.

The drawing will take place at Grassy Hill Country Cub at 8 p.m. during the celebration.

Oct 212012

The Orange Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual “The 2012 Candidate Debate” on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at the Grassy Hill Country Club. Registration and breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. immediately followed by the “State Senate/Representative” debate.

Candidates invited to participate in the debate-style forum are:  14th District Senatorial candidates  Gayle Slossberg (D) and Mike DeGrego (R); 114th District State Representative candidates Themis Klarides (R) and Aldon Hynes (D); and 117th District State Representatives Paul Davis (D) running unopposed and 119th District State Representative candidates James Maroney (D) and Pam Staneski (R).  The debate will be moderated by members of the Orange Chamber Legislative Action Committee.

The Forum is open to all members of the Orange Chamber of Commerce free of charge, guests may attend for $15.  Reservations required no exceptions.  For reservations, contact Mary Bialy at the Orange Chamber, 203-795-3328 or by e-mail to [email protected].

The event is sponsored by the Chamber Insurance Trust (CIT) and will be broadcast by “Orange Government Access Television” (OGAT). Local media are invited to attend and cover the event.

On behalf of the Committee, co-chair and President of the Orange Chamber, Rocky Salperto said, “The Chamber is pleased to offer the community the opportunity to hear the candidates’ positions on issues of importance to Orange. We thank the candidates for their anticipated participation in what we are sure will be an informative event for our membership and the business community.”

Originally published Oct. 16 at 1:38 p.m.

Jul 062012

Christopher Lyle

Orange Resident Christopher Lyle, owner of Christopher Lyle & Associates announces the grand opening of his new office at 380 Boston Post Road, Suite 4, which shares a common driveway with Planet Fitness and is located across the road from Bear and Grill Restaurant.

Lyle has run his insurance business in Derby for 17 years, with the motto, “Let us do the insurance shopping for you.”

Lyle and Associates provides insurance solutions for Individuals, Families and Businesses. They have many carriers that they do business with to provide their customers with the right protection for the right price.

“Whether your needs are big or small, we help you insure and protect them all,” it states on the website, which will give potential customers a clear idea of what the company has to offer.

A ribbon cutting will take place on Wednesday, July 11, at 11 a.m. with First Selectman Jim Zeoli and members of the Orange Chamber of Commerce.

Later that evening, Lyle will host an open house from 5 to 7 p.m.

“Stop by, enjoy a beverage and check out the new home,” Lyle said. “After 17 years in Derby, I am looking forward to being a part of The Orange Business Community.”

Lyle is a member of the Orange Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Orange

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