• Stay Connected

Go Ahead And “Tie” One On

This is a really fun idea for anyone who wants to draw attention to waiters in a restaurant or for individuals for that matter, who don’t want to wear just an ordinary tie clip. David Ossorio of Avon, Connecticut had the idea in his head for years as he was working for Max Restaurant Group in Connecticut which now owns 11 restaurants. He knows a thing or two about how the look of the wait staff and the message it sends to patrons. He’s calling his line of custom tie clips “Tie Food.” Very smart branding.

Ossorio is bending tiny spoons and forks so that they clip around your tie, many of the clips are reversible. Some have a music note on the back so that automatically would put a music teacher on the map with his students. He also does one-of-a-kind clips, antique spoons and forks some of which have themes. One silver spoon he bent which featured a windmill with turning blades. Because my maternal Great Grandparents were from the Netherlands, I took that one off his hands immediately and I plan to wear it.

He told me he was getting so many compliments on his creations when he would wear them that he felt it was time to pull the trigger on a new career in retail and now he’s off and running. His retail store is built right into his web site for easy ordering. So when you see waiters wearing these novel little items there’s a good chance it was hand made by Ossorio.








  1. Kathy DeBurra
    Posted June 13, 2011 at 4:52 am | Permalink

    Very creative! …and a fun conversation piece or two! !

  2. Ann Nyberg
    Posted June 13, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    Kathy, that’s what makes these so fun, they’re a conversation starter for anyone, thanks for reading~

  3. Al Nixon
    Posted June 15, 2011 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

    Ann, you are doing a great service to the residents of Connecticut with your website! I am a volunteer with SCORE, an organization and resource to the SBA that helps small business owners. I have been working with David for about 1/2 year, assisting him with his business and marketing plans. He has creative idea and a well thought out business strategy. The exposure his products will gain through your website are invaluable to a small business owner such as David.

    You may want to consider an article featuring SCORE in the future. Score is a nation wide organization with 12,000 volunteers, most of whom are retired business persons, who’s primary purpose is to educate and help the small business owner; be they an existing business or a startup. Connecticut has 7 chapters in the state and approx. 200 volunteers. To find out more about SCORE you can go to our national website http://www.SCORE.org.

    Again Ann, your website is a great idea, good for the residents of Connecticut, and invaluable to the small business owner.

    • Ann Nyberg
      Posted June 15, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

      Thank you so much for the comment here, I am so glad to help others it’s the right thing to do. In these terrible economic times, which could get worse, I’m trying to be a voice for others who can’t get much traction on new ideas. I will for sure find out what you are all about.
      Thank you again.

  4. Al Nixon
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 2:15 am | Permalink

    Thanks Ann. Al