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Stephanie Civitillo is on a mission to bring Louisiana food, music, and culture to New England. She’s opening Roux Cajun Eatery this spring. MetroHartford Alliance Content Manager Nan Price spoke with Stephanie to learn more about her startup experience and why she’s so passionate about…
J.René Coffee Roasters and Victus Coffee Principal Owner José René Martínez (pictured in the Limu region of Ethiopia) discussed his entrepreneurial experience with MetroHartford Alliance Content Manager Nan Price and shared about the ways his two businesses make an impact both locally and internationally. NAN…
Ob Lugo (a.k.a. OB the Barber) comes from a family of business owners. Ob recalls subconsciously thinking it would be the norm for him to do the same. “It wasn’t something that was unreachable,” he says. Ob has been cutting hair since 1998, beginning with…
The concept for ShopBlackCT.com came from Founder and Co-Contributor Sarah Thompson, who wanted to do something proactive in response to the racial injustice amplifying in 2020. MetroHartford Alliance Content Manager Nan Price spoke with Sarah, who is also Senior Director for Marketing Communications at The Village…
El Pollo Guapo Co-Owners Heather and Roy Riedl spoke with MetroHartford Alliance Content Manager Nan Price about their business growth and plans to continue takeout to keep the community well fed. NAN PRICE: We met back in 2016, when I first tasted your food and…