The SBA Connecticut District Office announced the 2022 Small Business Week Award Winners. The list included 10 awards, highlighting business owners in celebration of National Small Business Week. The awardees will be recognized during visits and a private reception in May. Thomaston Savings Bank partnered with CDC New England to finance SBA approved loans for both Viron Rondo Osteria and Counter Weight Brewing Co., two of this year’s honorees.
“Congratulations to Viron and Bill. These awards are testament to the hard work and dedication these business owners put forth into their establishments. We are proud to support these outstanding businesses and are excited to see their continued success throughout our communities. ” - Stephen L. Lewis, President & CEO, Thomaston Savings Bank
Viron Rondos owner of Viron Rondo Osteria was awarded Small Business Person of the Year. Viron Rondo Osteria is located in Cheshire at 1721 Highland Avenue offering lunch and dinner service seven days a week as well hosting private events both indoor and on their outdoor patio. Rondos has owned the restaurant for over 8 years and previously operated restaurants in Avon and Litchfield. For more information go to https://www.vironrondoosteria.com/
William Pastyrnak from Counter Weight Brewing Co. was awarded Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year. Counter Weight Brewing Co. opened in March of 2017 and recently opened its new location at 7 Diana Court in Cheshire, home to two taprooms and an outdoor entertainment area. For more information go to http://www.Counterweightbrewing.com/
“I’m elated for Viron and Bill who both deserve these top honors. They have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to serve their customers and communities. We’re honored to be able to support the growth of these exceptional businesses with SBA 504 loans and can’t wait to see what the future brings for them both!” – David Raccio, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Sales, CDC New England