by Julie Pesce, 

Watertown Chamber of Commerce Director

Making connections is what the Chamber does best – whether it’s connecting you to local companies that can provide what you need, business professionals that can help your network grow, or experts who can answer your questions.

Over the past year, connecting our local business owners with the information and resources for them to survive and thrive during the pandemic has been a top priority for our team. 

Our next undertaking in this effort is taking place on Tuesday, February 23rd, when we will host a webinar with our partners at the Small Business Association  focused on the ever-evolving Paycheck Protection Program.

We invite you to join us online to get the answers to the PPP’s most-asked questions. 

Whether you’re looking to apply for the first time or are interested in the second draw, there are details you won’t want to overlook before the Wednesday, March 31st application deadline.

We look forward to welcoming Tanisha Baptiste, economic development specialist for SBA Connecticut, along with Catherine Marx, district director for SBA Connecticut, and Stephen A. Dohoney, VP, relationship manager for Webster Bank. 

The value of this webinar really comes from understanding the process from both sides – having the SBA perspective and the lender perspective simultaneously can offer a unique insight into the application process.

What questions do YOU have about the PPP? Get them answered by joining us next Tuesday, February 23rd, online at 1 p.m.

Find more information and register online at

While there, you’ll also find information about the Chamber’s many programs and services, and I’m happy to answer any questions you may have.

We’re here for your business- whether it’s with PPP information, business resources, networking, promotion, or wherever you may need support. The Chamber is always just a call or click away.

Julie Pesce is Director of the Watertown Oakville Chamber and Communications/Membership Services Director for the Waterbury Regional Chamber. 

She can be reached at 203-757-0701 or

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