Indie Retailer Spotlight: Silver Touch

Silver Touch

Silver Touch started off as a home business and has grown into a successful independent gift and jewelry store. It is a leading retailer in downtown Bethel, CT.

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Local Indie Retailer Spotlight: Basil Rose Boutique

Basil Rose

Just over a year ago Amy Polinsky and her family moved to Newtown, Connecticut, from Florida. While living in Florida, Amy managed a fitness studio and began working as a stylist for her husband, a commentator on WWE.

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Local Indie Retailer Spotlight: UK Gourmet

UK Gourmet

This month we sat down and had a chinwag over a proper cup of tea with Lisa and Nigel Whitmore, proprietors of local Connecticut retailer UK Gourmet.

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Local Indie Retailer Spotlight: Quality Gem

Quality Gem

“I still had hair,” Dennis Janofsky responded with a laugh when asked how long his store has been open.

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12 Ways to Shop Small This Christmas

12 Ways to shop small at Christmas Infographic

From creating local employment, providing high standards of customer service to offering a variety of competitively priced, traditional and often locally crafted and produced goods, independent businesses are at the heart of the community. However, in an increasingly crowded marketplace, smaller businesses constantly have to seek out new ways to compete against corporate giants, and […]