News
News

More Stories From Main Street Businesses

  • Marlborough Firm Has a Sweet Idea for Workout Pants

    Marlborough Firm Has a Sweet Idea for Workout Pants

    At a time when even big-name brands like Puma and Lululemon are stepping up their game with celebrity endorsements and supply-chain changes, Shriver Enterprises LLC, a start-up in Marlborough, is entering the active-wear market with pants that it says can help people lose weight. Twenty-seven year-old...

  • PROformance In Farmington Trains Young BMX Athletes

    PROformance In Farmington Trains Young BMX Athletes

    FARMINGTON — Josh Wedge thought he would become a state trooper after graduating from Central Connecticut State University with a criminology degree and later retire and open a gym. Wedge, who grew up overweight and admittedly insecure, has skipped over the state trooper plans after parents of...

  • A Godmother Who Will Help Run Your Business

    A Godmother Who Will Help Run Your Business

    MIDDLEFIELD — After Jennifer Ferri was laid off from a middle-management job at United HealthCare in Hartford, she had a job offer for a similar position at Webster Bank. "We're talking like $120,000" salary, Ferri said, recalling the moment in the middle of the last decade. But Ferri, who had...

  • Wedding Celebrant Offers Unforgettable Ceremonies

    Wedding Celebrant Offers Unforgettable Ceremonies

    MANCHESTER — With so many couples getting married after they've been living together for years, what does a wedding really change? Zita Christian, a wedding and life-cycle celebrant, said you'd be surprised. "For years, they've been many things to each other," she said. "They've been partners,...

  • Crepes Shop Owner Wants To Keep It Small

    Crepes Shop Owner Wants To Keep It Small

    NEW HAVEN — A woman shielded her eyes and peeked in through the only window at Choupettes Creperie and Café on Whitney Avenue Thursday afternoon. Inside, more than 20 people dined in and shared laughs at the small, rustic and antiquated café. "Hello friends! How are you today?" Adil Chokairy said...

  • Middletown Adventure Center Encourages Guests To Push Boundaries

    Middletown Adventure Center Encourages Guests To Push Boundaries

    MIDDLETOWN — As soon-to-be Yale freshman whizzed across zip line cables at Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center, another group played team building games in a field, laughing as they tried relaying a golf ball into gutter-like trays. The games were fun, yet challenging, according to one...

  • A Business That Grew From A Career in the Kitchen

    A Business That Grew From A Career in the Kitchen

    MANCHESTER — Paul Finney's cooking journey has taken him from executive chef in a restaurant to working as a personal chef to a thriving business where he creates thousands of meals a week, delivering them to customers throughout Greater Hartford. Beginning slowly and traveling from household to...

  • Five Generations Later, Bristol's Farm is Still Growing

    Five Generations Later, Bristol's Farm is Still Growing

    CANTON — Josh Bristol is happiest when he's working on his farm. With the arrival of summer, the picking goes on seven days per week at Bristol's Farm. Days start at 7 in the morning and run to 7 at night, except on Saturdays, when Bristol rises at 4 a.m. to head to the Regional Market in Hartford....

  • A Company That Began With Two Men In An Attic

    A Company That Began With Two Men In An Attic

    GLASTONBURY — Tsunami Tsolutions LLC began with two men in an attic, two computers and a seed investment of $3,000, penny-pinched from the personal savings of co-founders Matthew Atwater and Kevin James Wollmann. Thirteen years later, the $10 million revenue company provides complex information...

  • Mixing Art, Food, Drink: Muse Paintbar Offers Unique Way To Unwind

    Mixing Art, Food, Drink: Muse Paintbar Offers Unique Way To Unwind

    GLASTONBURY — Stan Finch saw paint bars thriving in his home state of Texas and in the Boston area when he studied at Harvard Business School. But he found nothing similar in much of the Northeast, Finch said. So Finch began attracting curious artists with the idea of mixing a paint studio, where...

90°