(October 22, 2020) The State of Mass. today announced a new grant program for small business. The program opens today and will be open for 3 weeks. Click here for more information.
(October 8, 2020) The Cares Actis now providing funds to very small Southwick businesses. For details click here. The program is NOT being administered by the Town of Southwick or the Economic Development Commission. We have no additional information at this time.
(September 23, 2020) According to a notice on the town websiteCrabby Joe's is currently for sale.
(August 28, 2020) Many Southwick business are open for business. Shop local and shop small.
(August 28, 2020) Southwick real estate is hot and both newly built and existing homes are selling. If you are interested in moving to Southwick or moving up then talk to a real estate professional. Mass. sales tax weekend is Saturday and Sunday. Spend money and save the 6.25 percent sales tax.
(August 10, 2020) The State of Mass has issued new rules for restaurants. Click here.
(July 17, 2020) The 2020 U.S. Census is currently in process. According to recent data 70 percent of residences in Southwick have responded to the U.S. Census. There is still time to complete the census click here. Responding provides information on the nuber of people living in town. If we don't respond the town is undercounted thus less state and federal funds for the next ten years to the town. This also impacts future economic development in town. Complete the census now to improve information.
(July 3, 2020) Many local restaurants are offering inside and outside dining and take out service. Some businesses may offer delivery. Several have added new outside dining areas including D & J Hash House and Crepes Tea House. A new restaurant opened during the past few months Kettlebread Deli at 491 College Highway. Consider supporting local restaurants and all small businesses in town.
(June 30, 2020) Now is the time to remember local small businesses for your shopping. Restaurants are open inside, outside seating or considering their options. Consider spending some of your dollars in Southwick.
(June 6, 2020) The Governor announced today that Phase 2 of the state reopening will start on Monday which includes outside dining. For details click here.
(June 3, 20020) New rules for retailers have been released from the State of MA today. Click here for more information. Also new rules for child care and camps.
(May 29, 2020) The State of MA. today released new rules for restaurants that wil apply beginning with Phase 2 of the reopening process. Click here for details.
(May 19, 2020) The Springfield Republican website partner masslive.com has an article on restaurants click here.
(May 18, 2020) The Governor released his plan to reopen the State click here for more information.
(May 9, 2020) The State of Mass. has approved golf courses reopening under new rules to protect the public. The courses in town indicate they are open according to their respective websites/or Facebook pages including 18-hole, par 3 and disc-golf.
(April 19, 2020) The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced an effort to assist small businesses nationwide. For more information click here.
(April 17, 2020)Click here for the Eating & Drinking Establishments in Southwick brochure. One establishment Congamond Pizzahas reopened at a new location 81 Point Grove Road (lower level)
(April 16, 2020) Support local small business. For a downloadable sign to post and print click here.
(April 2, 2020) Updated information on loans for small business click here.
March 30, 2020
The Southwick Economic Development Commission announces that the 10th Annual Home & Business Show will NOT be held on Tuesday April 28, 2020. It is being postponed as a result of the current Covin-19 situation. More information will be made in the future based on the situation in the coming months.
(April 1, 2020) Here is additional information on the available SBA loan and grant programs. The article is from the Hartford Business Journal. Currently the article is available to the public.
(March 27, 2020) The State of Mass. in extending the deadline for filing individual income tax returns to July 15, 2020. For more information click here.
(March 25, 2020) Additional information on the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan program is available. Click here.
(March 23, 2020) The Governor issued a new order for business today. Click here for more details.
(March 21, 2020) The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is making loans available in CT. and Hampden County MA. For more information click here.
(March 20, 2020) For a list of Eating & Drinking Establishments in town click here.
(March 18, 2020) The State of MA has passed new laws to help those unemployed and small business. Click here for an article from masslive.com
(March 18, 2020) The State of MA. has announced a new small business loan program click here for details. We have no other information on the program.
(March 16, 2020) Most Southwick businesses are open. Based on federal and state executive orders, etc. there are limitations. Individual eating & drinking establishments generally are open for takeout only. Several businesses are temporarily closed. Check the websites or Facebook sites for the individual business or call them. There is an article in todays The Westfield News describing the importance of supporting small local business.
(March 16, 2020) The Annual Home & Business Show is currently still scheduled for April 28 at Town Hall. Any change will be announced here and on local media.
(March 16, 2020) The March meeting of the Economic Development Commission (EDC) has been cancelled. The date of the April meeting is to be determined.
Welcome to Southwick, MA a community in the southwestern part of the state. Southwick is a community of just under 10,000 residents. Over time it has become a combination of a rural agricultural community and a suburb. It is about 15 minutes from Springfield (MA.) and 20 minutes from Hartford (CT.). Southwick features properties from $ 150,000 to $ 700,000+
The town of 32 square miles features the Congamond Lakes for swimming, fishing and boating. The community features two 18-hole golf courses, miles of rail trails and open space. The town is 2 hours from Boston and 3 hours from New York City by car. In Springfield travel to Hartford; New Haven; New York City; Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. by rail.
For local weather click here. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ An overview of Southwick click here.
(January 17, 2020) The 10th Annual Home & Business Show is scheduled for Tuesday April 28, 2020. More information will be available soon. The cost for exhibitor fee will remain at $ 50 including a table.
(October 4, 2019) The September 30, 2019 issue of BusinessWest includes a feature article on Southwick. Click here to read the article.
(September 23, 2019) The Springfield Republican newspaper on September 22, 2019 announced the winners of the annual Reader Raves ratings. Southwick was selected as the Best City/Town to Live In.
For information on the history of Southwickclick here
Major interstate highways serve the area including I-91 which stretches from New Haven (CT) to Canada. I-91 is minutes from Southwick. Other major interstates include I-90(Mass Pike) serves Boston, Albany, Chicago and the entire Mid-West of the U.S. Other nearby road systems include U.S. 5 and U.S. 20 and in Southwick state routes 10, 57 and U.S.202.
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Information on Town Government and Schools:
The Town provides public water and sewer services to residents and businesses in parts of the community. Natural gas service is provided by Bay State Gas. Telephone service is provided by Verizon. Cable television, telephone and Internet service is provided by Comcast. For specific information contact the providers.
For information on the Town of Southwick departments, calendar of meetings, etc. visit the Town website
For information on the local school system click here
The Select Board and Chief Administrative Officer are located in Town Hall at 454 College Highway (Routes 10/202) and can be reached by calling (413) 569-5995.
Current and historical employment and unemployment data for Southwick from the State of MA click here
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