News
News

More Stories From Main Street Businesses

  • The Right Side Of The Bed: Mattress Company Among Fastest Growing In Connecticut

    The Right Side Of The Bed: Mattress Company Among Fastest Growing In Connecticut

    Ron Rudzin knows furniture. Ricky Joshi knows internet marketing, and Kris Brower knows the techie details of building an e-commerce website. Together, they launched an online mattress retailer that is now among the fastest growing private companies in Connecticut. Saatva Mattress — a Sanskrit...

  • East Hartford Firm Offers Hands-On Approach To Cybersecurity Clients

    East Hartford Firm Offers Hands-On Approach To Cybersecurity Clients

    In an industry where service levels differentiate information technology products, 35-year-old Kelser Corp. is launching a suite of new offerings anchored on its prime competitive edge — strong relationships with local companies. "Ninety-five percent of our business is done in a 70-mile radius,"...

  • Main Street: Geissler's Supermarket Is A Family-Owned Alternative

    Main Street: Geissler's Supermarket Is A Family-Owned Alternative

    EAST WINDSOR — As a small independent supermarket, family-owned Geissler's competes among big-box names to win consumers over. Jim Nilsson, company president and the third generation of the Nilsson family running the business said Geissler's is actually at an advantage because their small-town...

  • 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...

69°