Out of an abundance of caution for public health and to help mitigate any potential for the spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, the Newtown Business Association has rescheduled the annual NBA Welcome Day event, originally scheduled for June 14, to Sunday, Sept. 13.
The deadline to register as an artist/crafter vendor, NBA member table, entertainer, sponsor or to participate in the Rising Star Singing Competition is now Aug. 13.
The Business Expo & Culinary Fair, held annually in September, will not be held this year, but visit the NBA website for possible virtual expo offerings.
Although the May NBA Member Breakfast has been canceled, the NBA Emerging Leaders has initiated a series of virtual workshops titled “Coaches on Couches With Coffee.” The workshops, presented by NBA members, take place live on the NBA Facebook page on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and last 30 minutes.
The schedule of topics will also be listed weekly on the NBA website. All the workshops will be available to be viewed on the NBA Facebook page at any time.
In addition, watch for the Emerging Leaders’ “Surfin’ NBA,” coming in June. This virtual scavenger hunt, open to everyone, will send contestants to NBA member websites and social media to find items and gain points in order to win prizes. Details will be posted on the NBA website.
NBA also is planning a virtual Business Card Exchange for NBA members in May, via Zoom. NBA members can register online to join the Zoom event. Details and registration are online at NewtownBA.org.
NBA encourages everyone to support NBA businesses and other local businesses during this difficult time. Order items for delivery from businesses when possible and order from Newtown’s restaurants for curbside pick-up or delivery, if possible.
Visit the NBA website for an ongoing list of NBA member business offerings available during the coronavirus restrictions. The digital listing will include NBA member businesses that are currently offering online sales, gift cards, or other digital solutions as well as take out and pickup offerings, open hours and more.