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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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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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“On Deck” On NYBERG

  Take a small business in Connecticut, in this case a company called Jeweled Bouquets of Preston and add three great experts in innovation and entrepreneurialism and you have a great show. It’s called “On Deck,” a kinder and more gentle “Shark Tank” that seeks to really help passionate business folks in the state get to Read more…

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Three Guys At UCONN Are “Kalimur”

Alternative Rock is how Alex Trouern, Brett Steinberg, and Tyler Berkich describe their sound in their band called “Kalimur.”  While they’re studying hard, one of the members is majoring in molecular cell biology, they’re also trying to make it in the music business. This was their debut on television, thanks guys for coming on!    

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Kevin Bouley Is Bolstering Entrepreneurs in Connecticut

Kevin Bouley  is an innovator’s friend in the state of Connecticut. President and CEO of Nerac, Inc, Bouley is the only person at UCONN to be inducted into two Halls of Fame in the Schools of Engineering and Business. While he runs his company…a research and advisory firm for innovative products and services, he’s also helping to Read more…

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Connecticut-Developed “Reality Crowd TV” For Entrepreneurs

 UCONN graduate, Manolis Sfinarolakis, who held several jobs in the real world, decided to become an entrepreneur. He’s Founder and Creator of Reality Crowd TV. He’s traveling the country talking about it. What is it? A Reality TV show about the journey of entrepreneurs crowd funding their new ideas. The show aims to sp0tlight exactly what it Read more…

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UCONN Dairy Bar

UCONN’S Dairy Bar has been a favorite for generations of UCONN students and families. The UConn Dairy Bar, or Dairy Product Salesroom as it was originally named, opened sometime between 1953 and 1954 to sell dairy products that were manufactured by the Creamery. It was attractively decorated in the colors and style of the time; Read more…

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These Are the Places YOU Love In Connecticut

In a matter of a few short hours, this is the list that came up when I asked you on Facebook what your favorite “gem” spots are in Connecticut, what a list! If this doesn’t keep you busy in the car, I don’t know what will. Because I love vintage, the photo is that of Read more…

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Connecticut Innovation ~ Spot Wine

You know those juice pouches you gave your kids as parents….well Chris Didden of Connecticut thought, what if those pouches were filled with wine. It took severals years of development…but a product called “Spotwine” is about to hit the shelves. Soon those pouches will be filled in Connecticut because of some mechanical engineers at UCONN Read more…

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Digging In The Dirt For Decades

Connecticut state archeologist, Nick Bellantoni loves to dig in the dirt to see what he can unearth from the past, there is a lot under the Constitution state’s soil just a few feet. down. Bellantoni has worked on world class mysteries including remains found that were thought to be those of Adolf Hitler. He loves Read more…

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