Category Archives: Small Business

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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Everything But The Kitchen Sink Milkshakes

I promise you, you have never seen a milkshake like this…it looks like a towering ice cream sundae on top of a milk shake. This is the brainchild of Alyce Kallman who has dubs her creations “Freak Shakes.” They are the cat’s meow in Bethel, Connecticut because families from all over are coming together to enjoy 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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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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Americana Memories ~ College Pennants

Where did you go to college? Chances are Steven Melillo has a vintage pennant for your school. He is passionate about pennants and has named his company Americana Memories because he says “a lot of people consider college to be the best time of their lives. When people see a pennant from where they were in 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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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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Coming 2017: The Elm City Party Bike

Starting this April 1st, 2017, you’ll be able to tour New Haven on a bike with a whole group of folks…all peddling together on the “Elm City Party Bike.” Two guys came together who grew up on the same street in New Haven, Colin Caplan and Christian Bruckhart, and because of their love for the city Read more…

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Stepcraft, Inc. Spurs Businesses and Employment in Torrington

A start-up business in Torrington is spurring other businesses. Stepcraft, Incorporated literally dropped out of the sky for Erick Royer. He was doing something completely different, writing for a hobby magazine, when the German-originated machine company found him. Now he’s hired his 6 employees including his right hand man, Dan Immohr. The machine, of which there are five Read more…

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