Close encounters with what makes Norwalk run; Chamber headed to Havana

Once AroundNORWALK, Conn. – The Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce is organizing a group trip to Cuba, and lots of families will be organizing a trip to the Public Works Center for the annual open house and Touch-a-Truck event. Also, a solemn anniversary will be marked at City Hall.


Remembrance reminder

At 8:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, Mayor Harry Rilling will hold the annual 9-11 Remembrance in the plaza by the front entrance of City Hall. Rain location is the Community Room in City Hall.
The public is invited.


Kids dig the big rigs; meet the first responders and public works crew

Norwalk’s annual up-close-and-personal open house, featuring the city’s fire, police and public works departments and their equipment is scheduled for10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Public Works Center, 15 S. Smith St. The event will be held rain or shine.

There will be fire and police demonstrations, wastewater plant tours, giveaways, and the ever-popular Touch-a-Truck event in which kids can get a close-up look and fire trucks, DPW vehicles and more.

Mom and Dad can learn about Smartparking, and everyone will have the chance to meet the firefighters, police officers and public works staff that keep Norwalk safe and functioning.

Visitors are asked to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Person to Person-South Norwalk Food Pantry.

Light refreshments will be available.

For more information, contact (203) 854-3200 or [email protected].


Havana good time, wish you were here!

The Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, along with a number of other area Chambers, will be conducting a group trip to Cuba from March 14 to 21.

Participants will tour Havana and sample its architecture, history, culture and cuisine. There will be trips into the country as well to learn about the agriculture, and discussions about the political and economic situations.

Havana trip itinerary

There will be a presentation at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce office, 101 East Ave. A representative from SmarTours will be present to answer questions.

To make a reservation to attend the session, or for more information, call the Chamber office at (203) 866-2521.

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