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WORK_SPACE has become a destination on Main Street in Manchester for startups, professionals, and artists. MetroHartford Alliance Content Manager Nan Price spoke with Manager Stacey Zackin to learn more. NAN PRICE: What is WORK_SPACE? STACEY ZACKIN: We’re a coworking, meeting, and gallery space housed in…
Little Owls Bakery Founder Stephanie Barnes turned her love of baking into a thriving business making custom themed cookies. She spoke with MetroHartford Alliance Content Manager Nan Price about what it’s like to step into business ownership. NAN PRICE: Have you always known you wanted…
RINZED LLC provides an innovative approach to laundry service. It works by having “washtub” laundry facilities throughout Hartford County that send out hub carriers to pick up, clean, and return customers’ laundry. MetroHartford Alliance Content Manager Nan Price spoke with Co-Owner Rahjay Lugg to learn…
Support for Small Business Owners, Startups & Entrepreneurs Local entrepreneurs, small business owners, startups, innovators, makers, and creators, here’s a PSA: You don’t have to go it alone. From free business advisors to incubators and accelerators, we’re fortunate that our community is filled with plenty…
NAN PRICE: How did you develop the concept for Giverrang and how has it evolved? MARK WALERYSIAK JR.: In 2010, I was working in community and economic development. I was involved with a downtown revitalization project in Bristol and eventually worked for the Central Connecticut…