Category: business

White Christmas comes early at Mt. Southington

SPENCER DREHER STAFF WRITER Connecticut saw its first snowfall of the season this past Sunday, a sign that skiing and snowboarding season is upon us.  The crew at Mount Southington could not be more excited to see the snow and…

Premier Portraits Studio is Plainville’s business of the year

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Jeff DiCosimo, owner of Premier Portraits Studio, was named the Plainville Business of the year, one of seven annual awards presented by the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce. DiCosimo said he was floored and very…

For Goodness Sake expands service area

For Goodness Sake announced that due to growth throughout the last few years, will now be picking up donated furniture in an expanded area. FGS’s mission “is to restore dignity and independence to people struggling with homelessness, poverty, and other…

Wheeler Clinic names new president, CEO

The Wheeler Clinic Board of Trustees announced that Sabrina Trocchi, PhD, MPA, has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the clinic, effective Saturday, Nov. 2, replacing Susan Walkama, LCSW, who retired as of Friday, Nov. 1. Trocchi previously…

Town awarded $1.5M through housing grant

Gov. Ned Lamont and Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH) Commissioner Selia Mosquera-Bruno announced that $13 million will be awarded to 13 municipalities in Connecticut. Funding, provided through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) small cities program will allow municipalities to…

Plainville business owner honored as an ‘emerging leader’

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Professional Young Visionaries of Tomorrow and the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce held the inaugural emerging leaders event on Wednesday, Sept. 18, where 19 young professionals were recognized for their dedication to their professional…

Puppy power…

Plainville businesses have turned their attention towards the canine residents with a couple of doggy events. On Saturday, Sept. 7, Plainville’s Crossfit, below, held a WOOF-apalooza to raise money for the Meriden Humane Society. Last Saturday, Agway on the Plainville-Southington…

Grants available at Main Street foundation

Main Street Community Foundation (MSCF) is accepting grant applications from area nonprofit organizations. Visit mainstreetfoundation.org/apply-for-grant to search the foundation’s various grant-making programs. The Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes memorial trust is available to nonprofits supporting the health and wellbeing…

Lake Compounce: ‘Venus Vortex’ water slide to open next summer

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Lake Compounce, the family theme and waterpark located on the Bristol and Southington town-line, will soon have a new, exciting six-story-tall water attraction. “Venus Vortex” will be open to the public in the 2020 season.…

Human Resources Agency of New Britain is accepting energy assistance applications

Community action agencies (CAAs) across Connecticut are now accepting energy assistance applications for the 2019-20 heating season. Connecticut residents struggling to pay their utility bills can apply for home heating assistance at their local agency. CAAs are the only nonprofit…