Category: business

Wojtusik Nursery holds Girls Night Out

JAMILA YOUNG STAFF WRITER The Wojtusik Nursery Garden Center & Christmas Shop always celebrates the holidays and puts on many events. Right after their fall celebration, and Halloween event, the staff got right to work for the Christmas season. They…

3.19% budget hike approved by city

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The City Council and Board of Finance approved the 2019-2020 general fund budget of $200,614,740, with a mill rate of 38.05, at the joint meeting held on Monday, May 20. The budget is a hike from…

Annual chamber dinner awards set for June 5

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Bristol Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its 130th Annual Awards Dinner next Wednesday, June 5. At the event planned for the Aqua Turf in Plantsville, several awards will be presented to individuals and organizations…

All that jazz at Delish

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Forestville saw a different kind of experience arrive when Delish Lounge opened in October 2018 The lounge at 12 East Main St.is owned and operated by Janessa Woods and Franny Buzimkich. Woods, a Bristol native, said…

Bristol hosts TRIAD conference

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The West Central TRIAD group hosted a conference on Thursday, May 2, at the Bristol Senior Center, in order to share information between businesses and organizations on how senior community members can “Take Care of Yourself.”…

Chamber salutes small businesses

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce hosted the 2019 Small Business Appreciation Breakfast on Thursday, May 9, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. Chamber president Cindy Bombard, said this event is one of her favorites…

Four-part series to assist non-profit professionals

The Main Street Community Foundation is partnering with , in partnership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Connecticut Chapter announced education opportunities available in 2019. The foundation will offer four web/audioconferences on topics of interest to enhance the development and…

State announces courthouse closing

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Effective Friday, Aug. 30, the Bristol courthouse, 131 North Main St., will be closing. All cases as of Tuesday, Sept. 3 from 131 North Main Street will be heard at the New Britain Judicial District Courthouse.…

3.6 percent budget hike up for approval

By TAYLOR MURCHISON -GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Board of Finance met on Tuesday, April 23, to approve the $200.6 million-plus fiscal year 2019/20 budget recommendations that calls for a 3.6 percent tax increase. The finance board will seek approval of…

Ducks set to float down Pequabuck

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce is debuting a new and improved Duck Race on Sunday, May 5, in Forestville center. Instead of hosting the event during the hours of the race itself, the chambers…

Profits up at Bristol Hospital

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Profits were up in 2018, Bristol Hospital corporators were told at their annual meeting. During the Bristol Hospital and Health Care Group meeting on April 3, finance committee chair Louis Auletta, Jr., presented the 2018 financial…

Reaping the harvest

The Rotary clubs of Southington, Bristol and Plainville joined forces Saturday, March 30 for the Harvest Pack event. Over 15,000 meals were packed and will be sent to Haiti. Officials thanked the Harvest Pack team for their guidance, along with…

Hospital unveils new name, slogan, logo

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Bristol Hospital and Healthcare Group announced the organization’s new name, Bristol Health, during the annual meeting of the corporators on Wednesday, April 3. The announcement was made at Bristol’s DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. Accompanying the new…

Imagine Nation offers vacation programs

Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center, One Pleasant Street, Bristol will be open with an extended Tuesday through Saturday schedule for April vacation the week of April 23. This year, Imagine Nation will partner with the National Informal STEM…

Time to open

Mel Brown, a volunteer at the American Clock and Watch Museum, admires some of the ornate clocks at the museum when they opened for the season on Saturday. Photo by JANELLE MORELLI

Chamber bringing Gov. Lamont to event

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Governor Ned Lamont will be coming to Bristol on Monday, May 13, as part of the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce’s Connecticut Outlook breakfast, The breakfast, which starts at 8 a.m., will be at the DoubleTree…