Corri Neckritz started selling apparel out of her home in 2007 after experiencing frustration with the limited selections while shopping for her own kids. Flash forward to 2018 and she is the owner of Groove, a one-stop-shop for apparel, gifts, novelties, and more for babies, kids, teens, and adults.
The 17th annual Free Comic Book Day is ready to kick off this Saturday, and many businesses are excited about it. There are over 30,000 free comic books to be given away that are created especially for FCBD and also some other limited edition items that can only be purchased on this day, such as […]
The fourth annual Independent Bookstore Day is taking place on Saturday, April 29th to celebrate all the unique indie bookstores around the country. This is a one-day national party where each individual bookstore celebrates in different ways with live music, authors, cupcakes, scavenger hunts, kids events, art tables, readings, barbeques, contests, and other fun things. […]
Since 2006, The Toy Room has been providing fabulous toys and personalized shopping experiences to the town of Bethel, CT and surrounding areas. Kim Ramsey has “always loved going into toy stores” and decided to open one of her own.
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.
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.
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.
“I still had hair,” Dennis Janofsky responded with a laugh when asked how long his store has been open.
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 […]