Burlington Chamber News

Hogan’s Cider Mill Made the News! Chamber Member, Hogan’s Cider Mill is pressing through the pandemic.Channel Fox 61 filmed Hogan’s owners, Chet and Theresa Dunlop, during the 100 + year old process of making their delicious apple cider. And, just in time for the beautiful fall weather they’ve opened an outdoor patio where you canRead More

Pier 1 to go out of Business and Close All 540 stores — 8 in CT

Pier 1, the seller of wicker chairs and scented candles, said it will go out of business and permanently close all 540 of its stores. The Fort Worth, Texas- based company said Tuesday that it was unable to find a buyer for its business after filing for bankruptcy protection earlier this year. It will startRead More

So What Do You Think, is Connecticut Ready to Reopen?

There has been an ongoing argument over who can reopen the economy and about whether public officials should reopen the economy. Governors can permit the economy to reopen, but only the people can reopen the economy. Commerce will only happen if people agree to engage in it, and they will continue to engage in muchRead More

Survey: Connecticut Wants Feedback From Businesses

AdvanceCT, the nonprofit organization that works to advance overall economic competitiveness in Connecticut, launched a second survey for the state’s businesses with the goal of providing continued feedback to state policymakers regarding how businesses have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Results of the survey will be used to prioritize economic recovery initiatives. The surveyRead More

New Chain to Fill Former Staples Building in Bristol

Harbor Freight Tools is coming to Bristol this summer.  The new store is slated for the former Staples building, located at 871 Farmington Avenue and will be the tenth Harbor Freight Tools store in Connecticut. The 24,000-square-foot store will stock a full selection of tools and accessories in categories including automotive, air and power tools,Read More

Litchfield Distillery Temporary Switches From Spirits to Disinfectant Alcohol Spray

Litchfield Distillery in Litchfield, Conn. has ceased normal production of its spirits to instead provide a public service: free disinfectant alcohol spray. When hand sanitizer started flying of the shelves due to coronavirus, Litchfield Distillery partner Jack Baker said it made sense for his company to take action. “Our industry makes high proof spirits and thereRead More

7 Hot Spots to Try Amazing Pizza in Connecticut

There is a long and glorious tradition of pizza in Connecticut. From original and authentic pizzerias to family-run restaurants, everything you’re looking for in (and on) a pizza is, well, under your nose. The state, by the way, is famous for ‘Apizza’, a truly Connecticut-style pie that is cooked in a wood or coal-fired oven atRead More

Check Out These Award Winning Connecticut Restaurants

Looking for the best restaurants in Connecticut? There are so many great spots to choose from, so we turned to the Connecticut Restaurant Association for the 2019 winners and nominees of its annual CRAzies Awards. The awards consider hundreds of contenders, select a short list of nominee finalists, and finally, award winners for the best restaurants in each region.Read More

10 Spectacular Things to Do in Torrington

Renowned for its historic New England charm, Torrington, CT offers a variety of dining, shopping, recreational, and entertainment opportunities for visitors of all ages. The downtown area is a thriving cultural hub which is filled with theaters, museums, and art galleries.Torrington’s Burr Pond State Park or John A. Minetto State Park are the perfect choices for activitiesRead More

15 Outstanding Connecticut Flea Markets

Whether you’re looking for priceless antiquities or you just want to stock up on some inexpensive items for yourself or the house, the several flea markets scattered around Connecticut will have just what you need. Flea markets are a great place to find unique goods, such as a lovely vase for your side table orRead More

Tourism Contributes $15.5 Billion to Connecticut Economy, Supports Seven Consecutive Years of Job Growth

Connecticut’s tourism industry continues to be a proven generator of business sales, tax revenues and statewide jobs. In one of the strongest years in the past decade, tourism posted $15.5 billion in total business sales in 2017—a 5.5% increase over 2015. This finding and others are outlined in an economic impact study announced today byRead More

Lottery Winner Plans to Pay it Forward

Evelyn Paradis of Colchester said she couldn’t believe it when she realized she had won one of the $10,000 top prizes playing the CT Lottery scratch game, “10X Cash 13th Edition.” “Sometimes I play, but not all the time. This morning, I decided to buy a ticket. I went home and was scratching the ticket…when I got a 3X and thenRead More

Ho Ho Ho: The Joy of Gifting with the Seaport Association

With just two weeks to go until Christmas Day, the Seaport Association in Norwalk Connecticut has made sure there is no “Claus” for alarm come December 25 by offering a collection of extraordinary gifts. The Seaport Association has just opened an online store making shopping for friends and family super easy. All gift certificates areRead More

Connecticut Dentist Recognized as Top Dentist for 12th Year in a Row

Dr. Ana Paula Gomes, owner of Elmwood Dental Group in West Hartford, has been named to the elite 2019 topDentists™ list for the twelfth year in a row. topDentists™ is a national database which includes listings for dentists and specialists in each state. The list of dental professionals selected in the Hartford Metro area is based on thousands ofRead More

Ray’s Auto Body in Bristol Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Ray’s CARSTAR Auto Body in Bristol is proud to celebrate their 30th year of business. Owner Steve Merchant has always enjoyed anything having to do with cars. With his dad owning the repair facility, Merchant was able to start his career in the industry at the age of 15 sweeping floors and cleaning cars. “IRead More

All Heart: Hundreds Gather at Bristol Thanksgiving Service

Two hundred people gathered at Saint Joseph Church on Wednesday, November 27th, giving thanks with neighbors of different faiths. This was the third time that members of the Bristol Area Association of Ministry partnered with the Interfaith Coalition in hosting the event.  Combined adult, children’s and handbell choirs performed and instrumental accompaniment was provided byRead More

DOT to Bulldoze West End in Bristol

A public information meeting is scheduled for December 3, 2019 at 7:00pm in City Hall Council Chambers. The public information meeting will include members of the State of Connecticut’s Department of Transportation planning team responsible for the design and construction of the new intersection. The purpose of the project is to reduce congestion, address trafficRead More

Elderly Care Earns Employee $5k Award

After receiving rave reviews for her compassionate and competent elderly care, Mary Donkor of Brooklyn, N.Y. was presented with the Assisted Living Services, Inc. Platinum Caregiver Award for September. The homecare agency surprised the live-in caregiver with the prestigious honor at the home of client Matilda Ellwanger in Madison, CT on Oct. 31, 2019. In addition to a check forRead More

Nutmeg Financial Brings Affordable Car Program to City of Bridgeport

November 25, 2019 –The City of Bridgeport and the Small and Minority Business Enterprise is partnering with Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union to help low income families afford the cars they need to get back and forth to work. Mayor Joe Ganim made the announcement about the Working Wheels program at a press conference on November 19, 2019 at the MargaretRead More

Follow the Lights to Holiday Cheer!

Holiday cheer is upon us in Connecticut! Get in the holiday spirit by getting out and experiencing some of the brilliant holiday lights festivals and displays around the state. Gather your family and friends for a festive, magical, memorable outing sure to delight audiences of all ages. Start a Family Tradition This year, the annual LakeRead More

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