Essex In Business
At the invitation of the Quinnipiac and Greater New Haven chambers of commerce, Guilford Savings Bank (GSB) officially broke ground on Aug. 12 on its latest branch office at the intersection of Washington and Blakeslee avenues in North Haven.
After a lengthy career with the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce including serving as its executive director, Dee Prior Nesti has retired from the chamber.
American Eagle Financial Credit Union celebrated the opening of its branch in North Haven at 84 Washington Avenue with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 10.
Locals looking for more details on the July opening of the Amazon fulfillment center at the former Pratt & Whitney site got a major update at the April 25 Economic Development Commission spring breakfast.
The long-awaited opening of the new Amazon fulfillment center at 409 Washington Avenue will have to wait another couple of months for a delayed opening, but the hiring process will begin soon with job fairs to be held in town in June.
The town’s Conservation Commission is encouraging public support for a ban against plastic bags at both the town and state level, citing dangers to the environment and the financial cost of those bags to businesses. With a growing movement to ban their use statewide, other officials in town are taking a wait-and-see approach.
At the Feb. 21 State of the Town address, First Selectman Mike Freda (R) promised Grand List growth—and teased a bid for re-election, which he confirmed the following day.
Developers of a new Hilton Hotel & Resorts hotel have moved to the design phase ahead of the February Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) meeting. The new hotel is expected to be built on a vacant site adjacent to Chick-Fil-A near the Cinemark theater on Universal Drive.
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and Attorney General George Jepsen are warning businesses across Connecticut about a mailing being sent by "Workplace Compliance Services" purporting to be an official "Annual Report Instruction Form," alleging that payment is required by Connecticut law.
Candid Wine & Spirit recently opened at 494 Washington Avenue, North Haven. According to the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce, owners Navin and Bhavna Patel created this business as a tribute to their son Vishal Patel who is legally blind and will work at the store.
Through the sale of T-shirts and via direct donations, shoppers helped Arnold’s Jewelers in North Haven to raise $2,000 to benefit Ronald McDonald House, which houses families with children being treated in area hospitals.
Plans put forward by Reno Russo, the owner of the Fantasia banquet hall located at 404 Washington Avenue, have been approved by the Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC). The plan, which has been undergoing public hearings since July, has seen several revisions before its approval.