Category Archives: Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Create Your Own Showstopping Sand And Snow Castles

A New Milford, Connecticut man got an idea to build a better sand castle and he’s turning that into a business. The lightbulb went off when Kevin Lane was on a vacation with his family in at Laguna Beach, California and “Create A Castle”  was born. Lane has fashioned plastic casings and other items and put Read more…

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Hannah Perry’s “Giggling Pig” Is Growing By Leaps And Bounds

On NYBERG we talk to a woman from across the pond who is turning her passion for children and art into quite a business. Her love for children was shaped in part by working as a nanny for a royal family in Switzerland. Hannah Perry, wrote and illustrated a children’s book in 2005, called “Picnics and Puddles, Read more…

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Go Camping With Tentrr

Michael D’Agostino, formerly of West Hartford, Connecticut left his job on wall street having had enough of the New York City rat race and started his company called Tentrr which is all about peace and quiet. Think of it as a kind of Airbnb for camping. It connects hospitable landowners with nature-starved urbanites…the service didn’t exist, so Read more…

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All the Restaurants in New York

A never-ending visual exploration of New York City’s culinary offerings People are compelled to do all kinds of things in their lives. John Donohue is an artist and writer who has decided to draw all the eateries in New York City. John Donohue of Brooklyn, New York… a former editor at The New Yorker, recently launched his Read more…

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Go For A Ride On The Elm City Party Bike

The Elm City Party Bike, a small business on wheels, is getting a lot of support from other businesses in New Haven. It arrived in in March and went public for the Saint Patrick’s Day parade, since then its owners have been booking dozens of two hour tours around the city. For 30-dollars you hop on board Read more…

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A Palm Tree Grows In Connecticut

Brandon Hall of Fairfield, Connecticut got an idea after taking a vacation to Cancun. He was surrounded by palm trees, loved it, and wanted to figure out how to bring them to Connecticut to extend that vacation feel you have when you’re away. He figured it out, and since 2014 has been serving the tri-state area, Read more…

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Helping Chronically Ill Patients, One Pair Of Socks At A Time

  A Senior at Wake Forest University who is from Durham, Connecticut is setting out to help the chronically ill in this country. Jake Teitelbaum has founded the Resilience Project. Socks are designed with the help of patients, who put their own spin on them to provide a little sunshine. They are then sold and those Read more…

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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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