Essex In Business
Golf with the first selectman, a tandem sky dive, and brunch with a view of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade are just a few of the items that are up for bid in an online auction to raise funds for Old Saybrook businesses and non-profits affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
On May 12, Governor Ned Lamont issued Executive Order (EO) 7MM, addressing expedited approval for outdoor dining areas. This was just eight days before restaurants would be allowed to open outside seating on May 20.
Alicia Winalski has been the owner of Nyman Jewelers in Old Saybrook for about 20 years and, like any other business owner anywhere in the U.S., has never faced anything like the COVID-19 pandemic.
Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce’s Great Takeout Giveaway, designed to support local restaurants, will continue through Friday, May 8, thanks to the enthusiasm and generosity of donors.
Old Saybrook business Stencil Ease does just what its name implies: It produces stencils for craft companies like Michael’s and Hobby Lobby. But it’s now turning its focus to producing face shields in a time of crisis.
Employees of The Lee Company, headquartered in Westbrook, each received a surprise with their March 26 weekly paycheck: a $50 gift card to a local restaurant.
Saybrook Point Inn, Marina and Spa in Old Saybrook has been providing hospitality and sunrise views for four decades, and now, it will continue that tradition under a new name: Saybrook Point Resort & Marina.
Peppermint Perks, a holiday savings card introduced by the Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce, offers $5 off a purchase of $25 or more at 31 local businesses participating in the inaugural launch, which begins on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30 and extends through Jan. 4, 2020.
As part of Manufacturing Month, State Representative Devin Carney (R-23) joined State Senator Paul Formica (R-20) and students from Windham, Old Saybrook, and Hebron high schools at Sound Manufacturing, Inc., and Monster Power Equipment, Inc., to see firsthand the types of the career opportunities the industry has to offer.
Old Saybrook-based Stencil Ease, the largest specialty stencil manufacturing company in the U.S., will soon generate more than 90 percent of its electricity needs from a solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop system.
For some, the words “next generation” may conjure images of the USS Enterprise. But Dunkin’ Donuts—which has rebranded itself as Dunkin’— is rolling out next-gen stores, and one is nearing take-off in Old Saybrook.
The Kate is about to undergo a facelift. Repairs to the portico of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center were approved at a Town Meeting on March 26. The $126,000 project will renovate the pedestals and pillars facing Old Saybrook’s Main Street.
A Charles Schwab office is under construction in Old Saybrook on the west side of Main Street across the parking lot from Denali.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Old Saybrook recently donated $550 from the Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation to the Valley Shore Animal Welfare League (VSAWL), 647 Horse Hill Road, Westbrook.
Old Saybrook's Board of Selectmen (BOS) is expected to pass an ordinance instituting fire marshal fees for commercial projects requiring extensive plan reviews, said First Selectman Carl P. Fortuna, Jr. The BOS will vote on the ordinance at its next meeting, on Tuesday, March 12.
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.
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.
Family-owned and -operated retailer Saybrook Country Barn, located in Old Saybrook, announces a new name for its longstanding retail location, now known as Saybrook Home.
The former site of the Old Saybrook bowling alley, 923 Boston Post Road, has received Zoning Commission (ZC) approval for an Agway and a Dunkin’ Donuts with a drive-through. The name of this future shopping plaza, around 3 1/2 acres in size, will be The Shops at Oyster River.
The Deacon Bed and Breakfast offers a quintessential New England experience, which includes afternoon tea and high tea on weekends by reservation only. This 1746 Colonial inn is available for weddings, showers, family reunions, and more.