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Emanuel Lutheran Church Rummage Sale, 800 Green St, New Haven.

April 19, 9:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. and April 20, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m., outside sales at 8:00 a.m.

$2.00 bag sale on April 20

POSTED: 03/14/18 at 10:40 am. FILED UNDER: Business, Church, News, Schools

Katie Branning… the 2018 Bill Fritcha Award Winner

Diane Fritcha giving Katie the 2018 Bill Fritcha Community Volunteer Award at Monday’s New Haven State of the City Event. Next time you stop in the New Haven Bakery tell Katie congrats.

POSTED: 03/13/18 at 9:50 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

POSTED: 03/12/18 at 10:20 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News, Schools

With March 20 being International Day of Happiness and the aim to find out whether money really does buy happiness, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Happiest Cities in America.

In order to determine where people in America are most content with their lives, WalletHub compared more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities across 28 key indicators of happiness. The data set ranges from depression rate to income-growth rate to average leisure time spent per day.

Top 20 Happiest Cities in America
1 Fremont, CA 11 Madison, WI
2 Bismarck, ND 12 Columbia, MD
3 San Jose, CA 13 San Francisco, CA
4 Pearl City, HI 14 Scottsdale, AZ
5 Plano, TX 15 Overland Park, KS
6 Fargo, ND 16 Santa Clarita, CA
7 Sioux Falls, SD 17 Glendale, CA
8 Irvine, CA 18 Oakland, CA
9 Huntington Beach, CA 19 St. Paul, MN
10 Grand Prairie, TX 20 Gilbert, AZ

Key Stats

  • El Paso, Texas has the lowest depression rate, 10.3 percent, which is 2.9 times lower than in Salem, Oregon, the city with the highest at 29.6 percent.
  • Laredo, Texas, has the lowest number of suicides per 100,000 residents, 5.26, which is 5.5 times lower than in Missoula, Montana, the city with the highest at 29.18.
  • Fremont, California, has the lowest separation & divorce rate, 16.52 percent, which is 2.9 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 47.65 percent.
  • Overland Park, Kansas has the lowest adequate-sleep rate, 26.4 percent, which is 1.9 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 50.8 percent.
  • Cheyenne, Wyoming, has the lowest average commute time, 14.6 minutes, which is 2.8 times lower than in New York, the city with the highest at 40.3 minutes.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit:

POSTED: 03/12/18 at 10:18 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

Casino Parent Set For ‘Very Special’ Announcement

By Alex Brown, Multimedia Journalist

(photo courtesy Centaur Holdings)

Indianapolis-based Centaur Holdings LLC will Wednesday make what calls a “very special” announcement regarding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The parent of Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville and Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson says the announcement will impact the majority of its employees.

Centaur Holdings also owns Winner’s Circle OTB properties in Indianapolis, New Haven/Fort Wayne and Clarksville. The company will hold two press conferences Wednesday, scheduled for 10:00 a.m. at Hoosier Park and 1:00 p.m. at Indiana Grand.

Centaur Holdings is currently the midst of being acquired by Las Vegas-based Caesar’s Entertainment Corp. (Nasdaq: CZR) in a $1.7 billion deal. The acquisition, which in January received an early termination of the federally-required waiting period from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, is expected to close in the first half of this year.

POSTED: 03/07/18 at 9:09 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

POSTED: 03/06/18 at 3:48 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, Entertainment

POSTED: 03/06/18 at 12:37 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, Entertainment, News, Schools

POSTED: 03/03/18 at 11:11 am. FILED UNDER: Business

From the New Haven Chamber of Commerce

In today’s world practically everyone has a computer of some sort. They have become a tool of necessity for large business as well as small business. By and large they are very beneficial until they don’t work and you can’t access any of your data. Therein lies the problem.

A great solution for that problem is Workman Computer LLC.  Workman Computer technicians provide various services including but not limited to PC repair, Mac repair, laptop repair, and laptop screen repair. Brian Workman owner of Workman Computer said, “Anything that has to do with computers we do. Mainly we work as small business support. I try to provide services for small businesses that can’t justify hiring a full time IT person. I provide computer support, networking, work stations, server, pretty much anything”.

Even when Workman was a youth he discovered an enjoyment when working with electronics. Workman said, “It just kind of evolved into the computer portion of electronics”. Workman began earning a living by repairing computers at New Haven Computer in 2001. When they decided to close that business Workman said, “I decided I really liked what I was doing and so I was going to do it on my own. So I started just out of my house.” Then in 2007 Workman Computer incorporated and made it an LLC. Workman Computer later moved into a location on Broadway in New Haven and now is located on Lake Avenue.

Recently Workman’s son Austin has begun working in the business. This has enabled Workman Computers to expand their services for personal computers. Now you can just walk into their office and drop off your computer or if dropping off your computer is difficult, their technicians are also happy to offer on-site repair. Using state of the art, industry leading PC and Mac diagnostic software, Workman Computer pinpoints any hardware issues your computer may have. Once diagnostics are complete they give clients a full repair quote and an honest opinion as to whether their computer is worth fixing or should be replaced.

One of Workman’s favorite parts of the computer repair business is its inconsistency. He said, “Each day I don’t know exactly what I am going to do. I worked for many years as a corporate IT person and it was the same thing every day and I found that very boring. Most of my days I have a general idea of what I think is going to happen but in actuality my day is very fluid. I enjoy that.”

Workman Computer LLC has been a member of the New Haven Chamber of Commerce since 2009. During that time they have supplied computer support for the Chamber and have done a very good job for us. Workman said the biggest benefit of membership for him has been word of mouth advertising.

Workman shared that his only advertising is word of mouth. He said, “It is hard to advertise in this business. People don’t care unless they have a problem with their computer. Other advertising is only hitting people that aren’t having problems with their computer. Then months down the road when they do have problems with their computer they often ask their friends and family who to go to. That is why word of mouth is my main advertising. There’s a big trust bond because the computer holds so much information. And you hear scary stories about things that happen with less than reputable people. That is why I struggle with paid advertising. It has some impact but not enough to justify in my mind the expense. I just continue to treat people right and that has been the best thing to do”.

So no matter what type of computer services you need, give Workman Computer a call. “We are waiting to serve you”.

POSTED: 02/27/18 at 10:52 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

With March 2 being Employee Appreciation Day and Americans outworking many of their foreign peers by hundreds of extra hours per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Hardest-Working Cities in America.

In order to determine where Americans work the hardest, WalletHub compared the 116 largest cities across nine key metrics. The data set ranges from employment rate to average hours worked per week to share of workers with multiple jobs.

Top 20 Hardest-Working Cities in America
1 San Francisco, CA 11 San Jose, CA
2 Fremont, CA 12 Los Angeles, CA
3 Jersey City, NJ 13 Garland, TX
4 Washington, DC 14 Philadelphia, PA
5 New York, NY 15 Baltimore, MD
6 Oakland, CA 16 Long Beach, CA
7 Boston, MA 17 Plano, TX
8 Aurora, CO 18 Arlington, TX
9 Newark, NJ 19 Denver, CO
10 Chicago, IL 20 Fort Worth, TX

Key Stats

  • New York has the longest hours worked per week, 40.3, which is 2.8 times longer than in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the city with the shortest at 14.6.
  • Anchorage, Alaska, has the longest average commute time, 41.0 minutes, which is 1.2 times longer than in Burlington, Vermont, the city with the shortest at 33.5 minutes.
  • Salt Lake City contributes the most annual volunteer hours per resident, 65.91, which is 3.7 times more than in Providence, Rhode Island, the city that contributes the fewest at 17.76.
  • Omaha, Nebraska has the lowest share of idle youth 16-24-years-old, 7.1 percent, which is 2.6 times lower than in Bakersfield, California, the city with the highest at 18.7 percent.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit:

POSTED: 02/26/18 at 12:14 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, News