Seven Bed Bath & Beyond Stores in CT to Close
Bed Bath & Beyond said it will be closing 150 more stores as the home goods chain cuts costs as it works to stay afloat. The store closure list posted on the company’s website includes three more Connecticut stores, bringing the total to seven that will be closing. The company now said it plans to close stores in Guilford, Manchester…
Where You Can and Cannot Buy Alcohol in Connecticut on Christmas, New Year's Day
Christmas and New Year’s Day both happen on Sunday and liquor stores and grocery stores will not be allowed to sell alcoholic beverages, according to the state Department of Consumer Protection Liquor Control Division. Package stores must remain closed on Christmas Day 2022 and New Year’s Day 2023 and grocery stores cannot sell beer on Christmas Day or New...
‘Together We Grow': Businesses Prepare for Legal Recreational Cannabis Sales
Connecticut is just a few weeks away from legal recreational cannabis sales. “The purpose of our organization is to help all the new people in this space, all the new businesses,” Connecticut Cannabis Chamber of Commerce President Adam Wood said. On Wednesday, the Connecticut Cannabis Chamber of Commerce hosted its first ever Together We Grow event. President Adam Wood...
CT Sweatshirts Spread Kindness and Benefit Sandy Hook Promise
Connecticut business owners are teaming up to help spread kindness across the state, while also honoring the lives lost in the Sandy Hook tragedy. Businesses are selling sweatshirts with the words “Be Kind” and 26 flowers that represent the lives lost. All the proceeds go to Sandy Hook Promise. “With the flowers, it’s a reminder that they are still with…
Vibrant Fall Foliage Bringing Business to CT River Valley
In the daydream of your daily commute, perhaps you’ve caught yourself noticing the colors that line the road. “The foliage this year is the best I’ve seen in several years,” said Fran Platner, of North Granby. A symphony of colors, hugging both the rivers, roads and rails brings added appeal to businesses in the Connecticut River Valley this time...
Businesses Reap Benefits of Vibrant Foliage Year
Businesses that rely on fall leaf-peeping tourists have seen a good year thanks to some vibrant colors in Connecticut this season.
State Launches Loan Program for Small Businesses, Non-Profits
The state has launched the Connecticut Small Business Boost Fund to provide low-interest loans to small businesses and nonprofits in Connecticut. The governor’s office said applications are being accepted for loans ranging between $5,000 and $500,000. The loans have a fixed 4.5% interest rate and small businesses and nonprofits with operations in Connecticut that have 100 or fewer full-time employees…
EXCLUSIVE: Governor Lamont Discusses Successes and Challenges for Business Owners
Governor Ned Lamont hit the road on Thursday to stop by smaller communities in the state, meeting with business owners and local leaders.
Governor Lamont Discusses Successes and Challenges for Business Owners
Governor Ned Lamont hit the road on Thursday to stop by smaller communities in the state. The governor stopped in areas such as Colebrook, North Canaan and Canton. He traveled around the region meeting with business owners and local leaders. Things are already buzzing at Woof Gang Bakery and Grooming, which just opened a new spot in Canton. “I think…
Rocky Hill Businesses Prepare for Busy Valentine's Day
Buying flowers and chocolate-covered strawberries will cost you more this Valentine’s Day because business owners are faced with higher wholesale prices. Mary Thielke, the owner of Bella Flora Flowers in Rocky Hill, thinks football, not flowers was on the minds of many this weekend. As of Monday morning, she had fewer orders this Valentine’s Day but expects things will...