Posts Tagged ‘ business ’

Kohl’s holiday hiring to rise 15 pct

September 18, 2014
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By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) _ Kohl’s Corp. plans to hire more than 67,000 seasonal workers nationwide for the holiday shopping season, which the company said is a 15 percent increase over last year. The department store operator declined to specify how many seasonal workers it hired last year other than…

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Plantsville resident named to 40 under Forty list

August 17, 2014
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Plantsville resident named to 40 under Forty list

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Plantsville resident Jennifer Young was recognized by the Hartford Business Journal as part of the 18 annual 40 Under Forty Young Business Leaders award. At just 26, Young is an experienced physician assistant and is the co-owner of Pure Skin Medical spa. Young said she met her business partner, Jenna…

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Town and businesses talk liquor law issues

August 8, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer After a few incidents of vandalism and other appropriate behavior downtown, town officials met with business owners in town to discuss ways to make it safer. Business owners made a couple of requests at the meeting, like a stronger police presence and training on the application of liquor laws. Town…

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Sisters open upscale consignment boutique

May 17, 2014
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Sisters open upscale consignment boutique

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Looking back on their years growing up together, Traci Selinske and Suzanne Shamleffer have always wanted to open their own business. Having a passion for fashion, these two sisters not only played “dress up” as children, but also played the role of store owners, pretending to “sell” clothes to their…

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New store keeps history alive through Vintage

March 30, 2014
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New store keeps history alive through Vintage

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Keeping history alive is something Amy Kline has accomplished through her store, Vintage from the Heart, located in downtown Plantsville. Specializing in exquisite vintage jewelry, hand-carved cameos and shells, Vera Bradley retired and vintage handbags, fine collectables and handmade linens, Vintage from the Heart offers a variety of items made…

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Minimum wage increases; Local businesses may experience setbacks

January 10, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Minimum wage workers throughout the state will see an increase in their paychecks. As of January 1, the state raised the minimum wage from $8.25 to $8.70, the first of two scheduled increases as a result of a new law Governor Dannel Malloy signed last year. By 2015, the minimum…

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West Street business zone approved; Zoning works to protect homeowners

September 6, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the approval of plans for the West Street business zone development at a recent meeting, the Planning and Zoning Commission has assured the public that it will continue to protect homeowners in the residential area while still working to bring in new businesses. “We tried to make this a…

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Strong students make dog treats

May 2, 2013
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Strong students make dog treats

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer A group of fifth-grade students at Strong Elementary School have launched their own small business selling homemade dog biscuits. Their teacher, Lenore Butler, has made it a tradition in her classroom to read “A Dog’s Life,” which tells the story of a canine who lives as a stray for many…

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