Thursday, October 22, 2020

Deep River In Business

From left, Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce Senior Director of Sales & Marketing Gary Ciarleglio, Guilford Savings Bank’s Kyle Eagleson, Timothy Geelan,and Shalonta Ford; First Selectman Michael J. Freda; Guilford Savings Bank Senior vie-President Renee Pallenberg; and Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Director of Membership Services Ray Andrewsen break ground on the Guilford Savings Bank at the intersection of Washington and Blakeslee avenues. Photo courtesy of the Guilford Savings Bank

Guilford Savings Bank Breaks Ground in North Haven

Published Aug. 27, 2020 12:01 a.m.

At the invitation of the Quinnipiac and Greater New Haven chambers of commerce, Guilford Savings Bank (GSB) officially broke ground on Aug. 12 on its latest branch office at the intersection of Washington and Blakeslee avenues in North Haven.

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Longtime Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce Director Dee Prior Nesti retired ion June 25. Photo courtesy of the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce

End of an Era for QChamber: Dee Prior Nesti Retires

Published June 30, 2020 02:59 p.m.

After a lengthy career with the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce including serving as its executive director, Dee Prior Nesti has retired from the chamber.

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American Eagle Financial Credit Union President and CEO Dean Marchessault, center, celebrates the Oct. 10 North Haven ribbon cutting with $4,000 donation recipients (from left) Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Carlos Collazo, Diaper Bank of Connecticut Executive Director Janet Stolfi Alfano, SARAH Inc. Executive Director Denise Henry, and Jahmeca Galloza, branch manager of American Eagle’s North Haven office. Photo by John Marinelli

American Eagle Celebrates Opening of North Haven Branch with Donations to Nonprofits

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

American Eagle Financial Credit Union celebrated the opening of its branch in North Haven at 84 Washington Avenue with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 10.

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From left, Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dee Prior-Nesti, Pro Cleaning Equipment & Supplies owner Bob Fournier, and First Selectman Mike Freda cut the ribbon on May 7. Photo courtesy of Dee Prior-Nesti

In Business: Pro Cleaning Equipment & Supplies

Published May 30, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Pro Cleaning Equipment & Supplies, located at 117 Washington Avenue, North Haven, held its Grand Opening ribbon cutting on May 7.

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Richard Dyce, director of operations for the new Amazon fulfillment center, presented new details on the incoming business at the town’s annual spring breakfast. Photo by Nathan Hughart/The Courier

New Details Offered for North Haven Amazon Facility

Published April 30, 2019 12:43 p.m.

Locals looking for more details on the July opening of the Amazon fulfillment center at the former Pratt & Whitney site got a major update at the April 25 Economic Development Commission spring breakfast.

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After Delay, Amazon Fulfillment Center Set to Open in July

Published April 02, 2019 12:00 p.m.

The long-awaited opening of the new Amazon fulfillment center at 409 Washington Avenue will have to wait another couple of months for a delayed opening, but the hiring process will begin soon with job fairs to be held in town in June.

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Mixed Reception for North Haven Bag Ban

Published March 12, 2019 12:07 p.m.

The town’s Conservation Commission is encouraging public support for a ban against plastic bags at both the town and state level, citing dangers to the environment and the financial cost of those bags to businesses. With a growing movement to ban their use statewide, other officials in town are taking a wait-and-see approach.

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First Selectman Mike Freda gave his Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce-hosted State of the Town address at Fantasia on Feb. 21. Photo by Nathan Hughart/The Courier

Freda Announces 2.8% Grand List Growth at State of the Town Address

Published Feb. 26, 2019 12:38 p.m.

At the Feb. 21 State of the Town address, First Selectman Mike Freda (R) promised Grand List growth—and teased a bid for re-election, which he confirmed the following day.

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From left, Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Tom Curtin of Ulbrich Stainless Steels, Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dee Prior-Nesti, Morrissey Wealth Management financial advisor and owner Ryan Morrissey, financial advisor Cheryl Thomas, and First Selectman Mike Freda cut the ribbon at Morrissey Wealth Management. Photo courtesy of Maribel Carrion

In Business: Morrissey Wealth Management

Published Feb. 28, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Morrissey Wealth Management held its grand opening ribbon cutting on Feb. 14.

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Universal Drive Hotel Plans Move Ahead After PZC Approves Ammendment

Published Jan. 29, 2019 11:28 a.m.

Developers of a new Hilton Hotel & Resorts hotel have moved to the design phase ahead of the February Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) meeting. The new hotel is expected to be built on a vacant site adjacent to Chick-Fil-A near the Cinemark theater on Universal Drive.

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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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Han Tang Seafood & Grill Buffet owner Perry Dong (center) recently held a ribbon cutting grand opening ceremony accompanied by Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dee Prior-Nesti and First Selectman Mike Freda. Photo courtesy of Dee Prior-Nesti

In Business: Han Tang Seafood & Grill Buffet

Published Dec. 20, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Han Tang Seafood & Grill Buffet, 61 Washington Avenue, North Haven, offers dining, takeout, and delivery of a wide range of Asian cuisine, including all-you-can-eat fresh sushi.

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Candid Cleaners recently celebrated with a ribbon cutting with First Selectman Mike Freda and the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce. Photo courtesy of Dee Prior-Nesti

In Business: Candid Wine & Spirit

Published Dec. 20, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Candid Wine & Spirit recently opened at 494 Washington Avenue, North Haven. According to the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce, owners Navin and Bhavna Patel created this business as a tribute to their son Vishal Patel who is legally blind and will work at the store.

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Ronald McDonald House Executive Director Michelle D’Amore and Chief Development Officer Dick Popolowski (center) accept a $2,000 donation from Arnold’s Jewelers’ Larry Lazaroff (also a board member of Ronald McDonald House) and Arnold Lazaroff. 

Photo courtesy of Valerie Goodkin

Arnold’s Jewelers Raises $2,000 for Ronald McDonald House

Published Nov. 08, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Through the sale of T-shirts and via direct donations, shoppers helped Arnold’s Jewelers in North Haven to raise $2,000 to benefit Ronald McDonald House, which houses families with children being treated in area hospitals.

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Revised Fantasia Apartment Site Plan Approved by PZC

Published Oct. 16, 2018 10:39 a.m.

Plans put forward by Reno Russo, the owner of the Fantasia banquet hall located at 404 Washington Avenue, have been approved by the Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC). The plan, which has been undergoing public hearings since July, has seen several revisions before its approval.

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Photo by Susan Lambert/The Courier

Finding Re-Purpose at EcoWorks

Published Oct. 10, 2018 12:01 a.m.

EcoWorks, Inc. celebrated its re-opening at its new location at 89 State Street in North Haven on Oct. 6.

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Picture from left to right are Quinnipiac Chamber Executive Director Dee Prior Nesti, Libby’s co-owner Sal D’Angelo, his father Antonio D’Angelo, co-owner Mark D’Angelo, First Selectman Mike Freda, and Sal D’Angelo’s children. 

Photo courtesy of the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce

In Business: Libby’s Italian Pastry Shop

Published Aug. 03, 2017 12:01 a.m.

Libby’s Italian Pastry Shop recently celebrated the grand opening of its new location at 323 Washington...

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From left (front) are Andrea Griggs and Bakista Wagnac and (back) row Tony Rescigno, Bernice Finder, Cynthia Laropoli, Kenneth Lomax, Dr. Jiyong Ahn, Jomarie Willis, Sandra Cabral, Valerie Hankins, Dee Prior-Nesti, and Betty Daigle. Photo courtesy of Dee Prior Nesti

In Business: Vein Clinics of America

Published Nov. 24, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Vein Clinics of America held its grand opening on Oct. 27 in its new location at 358 Universal Drive in North Haven

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