Category Archives: Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Muuna Is Disrupting The Cottage Cheese Industry

It’s not every day that you talk about cottage cheese, well probably most days you don’t talk about it, but did you know it’s a billion dollar industry? A new cottage cheese is just being introduced to the United States by way of Israel and its rolling out in the Northeast first, Connecticut is a bit Read more…

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Meet “CT Eats Out” Food Blogger, Alycia Chrosniak

Are you a foodie? Do you love to eat out? Are you curious about what Connecticut restaurants are opening up and who the chefs are behind them? Lots of folks have discovered the website CT Eats Out to get all the details on everything “food.” It was started by 27-year old Alycia Chrosniak of West Hartford and she Read more…

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Tea Company Founded in Connecticut Is Featured At Historic Royal Palaces

Harney & Sons tea is featured in the historic royal palaces in England…that’s right, The Tower of London, Kensington Palace and on and on. The company was founded in 1983, by John Harney in the basement of his house in Salisbury, Connecticut. He was once the proprietor of the White Hart Inn in Salisbury, and when he sold Read more…

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Hello…Operator? The Story of America’s First Telephone Exchange In New Haven

New Haven is home to so many firsts, including the cotton gin, the lollipop, the hamburger, the first fire sprinkler and the first commercial U.S. telephone exchange. It began with The New Haven District Telephone Company which dates back to 1878. The New Haven Museum and the city’s Broken Umbrella Theater have partnered to tell people’s stories Read more…

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Record Your Music at Danbury’s Library For Free!

Need a recording studio for free? Well guess what, the Danbury Library just put one in and as long as you have a library card you can use it. You can do up to two, three hour sessions a month. For all of you who dream of one day becoming a national recording artist and Read more…

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Make Your Own Butter With Connecticut’s Churncraft

Have you ever thought about making your own butter? A family in Connecticut not only thinks about it, but they’re doing it. They’re manufacturing a new device that puts the old-fashioned back in your kitchen. It’s called Churncraft. They’ve only been in business since June. You turn the crank yourself and in 8-to-10 minutes you have fresh butter. Here are Read more…

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RIPE Craft and Bar Juices Made in Connecticut

New Haven is home to juice, RIPE craft and bar juice that is. The founder of the company, Michel Boissy, came on NYBERG to talk about how the company has grown from a self-squeezing operation in Wallingford, to in the last 6 years or so, employing about 120 people. What sets his product apart from other fresh Read more…

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Connecticut’s Cold Brew Coffee Company

How do you take your coffee…hot? cold? If you said cold, you’re in for a treat. Connecticut’s first cold brew coffee company, is called just that Cold Brew Coffee Company. This is the brainchild of Gary Riccini of Cheshire who started serving up his organic brand of caffeine in April of last year. He’s bottling his product in Meriden…soon, Read more…

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The New Yorker Magazine Cartoonist, Liza Donnelly

Liza Donnelly has been a staff cartoonist at The New Yorker Magazine since 1982. She tells stories thru her drawings, some political, some not. Donnelly, who married at UCONN graduate, and who herself has an honorary doctorate from UCONN, is also now the resident CBS News cartoonist where she captures images for the network. Recently, she began Read more…

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Vintage-Inspired Watches Inspired By A Purple Heart Recipient From World War II

For more than a year, Brian Dunnigan has been working in secret with his business partner on a business, and now he’s going public with it in December 2016. It’s called Hawthorne Watch Company. The UCONN grad’s late Grandfather, Bernard Brown, with whom he was very close, was a watchmaker. He’s the catalyst for the company. “Bernie” Read more…

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