Saturday, January 28, 2023

Madison In Business

Sidewalk Sale Still On as Businesses Move into 2021 with Cautious Optimism

Published Jan. 13, 2021 07:30 a.m.

With the holiday season behind and many more cold winter days ahead, Madison’s shops and restaurants will begin 2021 with the same struggles that characterized much of 2020—but 2021 will also bring much of what allowed businesses to survive and even thrive through 2020, according to Madison Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Eileen Banisch.

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Madison Seeks Funds to Finish Downtown Center Project

Published Jan. 05, 2021 03:45 p.m.

The long-running downtown center project is taking “baby steps” forward, according to First Selectman Peggy Lyons, with $355,000 being proposed to finish the Phase 1 portion of the project sometime next fiscal year.

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Madison Sidewalk Sale Dons Masks for an Extended Cut of Downtown Bargain-Hunting

Published July 14, 2020 04:30 p.m.

The Madison Chamber of Commerce’s annual sidewalk sale is adapting to the pandemic with a new timeline, new guidelines, and extended opportunities for shoppers. This year’s event, appropriately branded as a “masked sidewalk sale,” runs Tuesday, July 21 through Sunday, July 26.

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Madison Navigating Next Phase of Reopening Process as Beaches, Summer Programming Ramps Up

Published June 02, 2020 01:22 p.m.

Almost two weeks into Phase One of reopening as defined by the state, the Town of Madison is preparing to begin offering more services and limited summer programming while still reminding residents that many restrictions will remain in place, and the danger of the pandemic is far from over.

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The Madison Planning & Zoning Commission is considering a Special Exception Permit to use a former preschool facility on Old Toll Road to provide professional outpatient behavioral health services for adults. Photo by Jesse Williams/The Source

Neighbors Say ‘No’ to Planned North Madison Addiction Treatment Center

Published May 27, 2020 08:59 a.m.

A proposed treatment center for addicts in North Madison is drawing an outcry from neighbors with almost two dozen banding together to oppose the new facility, mostly on the belief that its clients would pose a safety hazard or engage in criminal behavior, which has not been an issue at other similar facilities.

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Madison Restaurants, Retail Stores Headed for Gradual Reopening

Published May 19, 2020 11:07 a.m.

Town, Chamber Helping Navigate New Restrictions

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Large Technology Co. Eyes Madison for Corporate HQ

Published Jan. 28, 2020 01:50 p.m.

A large biotech/bioscience company is currently considering Madison for a large corporate headquarters on a property that is subject to a special zoning regulation, according to Town Planner Dave Anderson.

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Last year’s Souper Bowl IV chili champion was the North Madison Volunteer Fire Company, which nudged ahead of Madison Hose Company No. 1’s smoked brisket chili with cornbread. Chili fans can help choose this year’s winner at Souper Bowl V on Saturday, Jan. 25. File photo by Meglin Bodner/The Source

Madison ‘Souper Bowl’ Offers Best of Hearty Winter Fare, Fun

Published Jan. 14, 2020 04:37 p.m.

While NFL fans might be caught up anticipating the league’s annual football championship spectacle in February, Madison residents might want to start whetting their appetites for a different kind of Super Bowl.

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Photo by Copal Clean Beauty

In Business: Copal Clean Beauty

Published Dec. 26, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Copal Clean Beauty, formerly the Jennie Fresa Beauty Bar, is a retail store and holistic spa offering a carefully curated collection of clean beauty brands.

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Jennifer Greenwald opened the Jai Yoga Center in October. Photo by sbCre8tive

In Business: Jai Yoga Center

Published Dec. 19, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Jai Yoga Center opened in Madison this October with the intent to elevate and expand unity and consciousness, offering Kundalini-inspired classes like Kundalini Yoga, Kids Yoga, Chair Yoga, Yoga Nidra, healing workshops, and more.

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Santa Claus Will Sled into ‘Small Business Saturday’

Published Nov. 27, 2019 08:45 a.m.

Small Business Saturday, an annual event meant as an alternative to the big-ticket scramble of Black Friday where smaller local retailers and shops invite invite patrons to get a little early holiday shopping done, will have a special guest this year in Madison.

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Walker Loden is celebrating 30 years in the center of Madison. Owner Peter Loden said the company’s longevity is due to the ability of a small business to respond to local needs, as well as a supportive local business community. Photo by Jesse Williams/The Source

Walker Loden Celebrates 30 Years of Community in Downtown Madison

Published Nov. 13, 2019 08:27 a.m.

It has been 30 years since gift and antique shop Walker Loden opened its doors in downtown Madison, and a lot of things have changed over the course of those three decades—both for the town and the shop

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Tentative Agreement for Madison Downtown Center Project Should Avoid Eminent Domain

Published Nov. 05, 2019 03:29 p.m.

Town officials and representatives from power company Eversource have finally reached a tentative agreement with a property owner on Boston Post Road that would provide a utility easement that had been holding up the final steps of the Downtown Center Project—and avoid the possibility of seizure by eminent doman.

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Ordinance Adds New Regulations for Madison Salons, Barbers

Published Nov. 05, 2019 03:27 p.m.

The Board of Selectmen approved a new ordinance regulating Madison’s salons, barbershops, piercing and tattoo parlors, and other cosmetic service providers, that’s intended to better codify requirements for these businesses as well as ensure safe and hygienic environments for their customers, according to Health Director Trent Joseph.

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Good Humor Truck in Search of New Owner

Published March 19, 2019 02:50 p.m.

The iconic Madison Good Humor Ice Cream truck is once again in search of a new owner. Coach Jim recently announced on social media that he is looking to sell the truck.

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Moxie Owner Pitches Outdoor Event in Downtown Madison

Published March 12, 2019 02:51 p.m.

Moxie owner William Plunkett has some summer plans for the lot next to his restaurant on Wall Street.

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Madison Considers Eminent Domain for Downtown Project Completion

Published March 05, 2019 01:15 p.m.

After years of unsuccessful negotiations, the Board of Selectmen (BOS) is now considering more dramatic action to finally complete the first phase of the Downtown Center Project.

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Tim Dwyer, The Day Publishing Company's new president and publisher, in his office at The Day on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Dwyer Named Publisher of Shore Publishing Parent Company The Day

Published March 01, 2019 01:09 p.m.

Executive editor is replacing Patricia Richardson, who is resigning to pursue other opportunities, The Day’s board of directors said Thursday in a statement.

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9 Town Transit Pilots On-Demand Bus Program

Published Feb. 27, 2019 08:30 a.m.

9 Town Transit (9TT) is reaching out to business owners in Westbrook, Old Saybrook, and Centerbrook to garner support for a new flexible, on-demand bus system pilot program. It hopes to begin the three-month pilot in early May, offering point to point service for locals without a car and employers a way to attract more workers reliant on public transit.

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Jaime Polk (left) and Katherine Rosenberg-Pineau (right). Photo by Lindsay Rinere

In Business: 21C Designs

Published Jan. 07, 2019 11:15 a.m.

We are a personal jewelry concierge service, focusing on one-of-a-kind custom jewelry, engagement rings, wedding bands, and repurposing our customers jewels into modern, wearable jewelry.

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Businesses Warned About 'Official' Reporting Scam

Published Jan. 04, 2019 05:03 p.m.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and Attorney General George Jepsen are warning businesses across Connecticut about a mailing being sent by "Workplace Compliance Services" purporting to be an official "Annual Report Instruction Form," alleging that payment is required by Connecticut law.

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Business in Brief

Published Jan. 03, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Awards and Recognitions• Clarity Software Solutions, Inc., of Madison was a recipient of a...

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Madison Celebrates Small Business Saturday Nov. 24

Published Nov. 20, 2018 04:22 p.m.

With Thanksgiving comes Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but local shops want to ensure residents have a reason to check them out, too, as holiday shopping takes off. On Saturday, Nov. 24, the Madison Chamber of Commerce hosts Small Business Saturday in downtown Madison with local shops and restaurants offering special sales and entertainment all day long.

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From left are Madison Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Eileen Banisch, Vista Life Innovations Chief Executive Officer Helen Bosch, and Madison First Selectman Tom Banisch. Photo by Vanessa Pereira

In Business: Ventures Business Services

Published Aug. 09, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Ventures Business Services offers services in the fields of fulfillment, merchandising, and property maintenance while providing employment to individuals with disabilities. It recently held a grand opening of its new facility.

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123 Grow with Me owner Lori Nuzzo. Photo by Lisa Hilton

In Business: 123 Grow with Me

Published Aug. 09, 2018 12:01 a.m.

123 Grow with Me owner Lori Nuzzo recently celebrated her 20th year in business.

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Photo courtesy of Matt Merullo

In Business: Matt Merullo Baseball

Published Aug. 02, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Matt Merullo Baseball is a new business that offers private baseball and softball lessons, small group and team programs, individual evaluations, and guidance for all levels.

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Photo courtesy of Carrie Nye

In Business: Clarity Software Solutions, Inc.

Published Aug. 10, 2017 12:01 a.m.

Clarity Software Solutions, which provides technology-driving healthcare communications, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in business. Specialties include ID cards, member Guides, 1095-B forms, kits, member engagement, letter correspondence, invoices, and more.

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Photo courtesy of Garrett Sullivan

In Business: The Work Station

Published Oct. 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

For shoreline professionals who need an organized work space but don’t need to lease a full office, The Work Station seeks to provide affordable, flexible workspace with all utilities included in an environment designed for innovation and collaboration.

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Dianne Berg, L.M.T., R.P.P., B.C.S.T. Photo by Edwina Stevenson

In Business: Heart in Hands Celebrates 25 Years in Madison

Published Oct. 06, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Licensed massage therapist Dianne Berg, owner of Heart in Hands, is celebrating her 25th year in practice.

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Photo courtesy of Crème de la Crépe

In Business: Crème de la Crépe

Published Aug. 25, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Crème de la Crépe is a new café on the Branford Green, featuring desserts and custom crepes in a Paris-inspired eatery. It features a made-to-order crepe bar, specialty coffees/teas, and desserts.

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