Meg Dalton, Greenwich Time

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Greenwich Time

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Past articles by Meg:

Showcase benefits Greenwich businesses

Touted as its largest networking event of the year, the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Business and Culinary Showcase on Thursday evening at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center. The chamber promotes the town’s businesses, as well as the social and civic interests of the community, and this event has become integral to those efforts. Many tables offered free samples and products,… → Read More

Luxury luggage brand a lifetime in the making

Alongside her mother, she took in her new surroundings through her senses, from the fragrance of fresh flowers at the market to the first taste of an authentic croissant in the neighborhood bistro. When she moved back to Greenwich, Corroon wanted to channel this passion for travel into a business endeavor and finally launched her own luxury luggage brand, Corroon, last June. Back in the bygone… → Read More

Dance store finds new Greenwich home

When she was 5 years old, Cara Milo would come home from school, put on a tutu and make her mother play the soundtrack from her favorite ballet, “Swan Lake.” Serving the Greenwich, Westchester County and greater Fairfield County communities, the boutique has become a staple for anyone interested in skating, gymnastics or dance. Though she stopped dancing in college, Milo spent her childhood and… → Read More

Survey measures Greenwich business climate

The second section addresses interactions business owners may have had with town or state government, as well as the satisfaction of those interactions and support from government in developing a business. Impediments to growing businesses included finding new clients (43 percent), regulations and permits (22 percent), finding skilled labor (20 percent) and other (20 percent), which primarily… → Read More

Event planning industry shows staying power

Five years ago, the natural party planner turned this hobby into a career and launched her own event-planning company. [...] event planners, along with meeting and convention planners, are on the rise nationally. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of planners increased to 100,000 nationally in 2014. The Darien resident opened her event planning firm, Bash, in Greenwich last… → Read More

Tennis wear promotes sustainability

A few years ago, Merve Okutucu wanted to dress to impress at her club’s annual tennis tournament and shopped around for classic tennis whites with no success. Produced last year, her first Mervé collection reimagines tennis classics, from the original pleated skirt and sleeveless polo shirt to a draped neck top and wrap tennis dress. Inspired by her walks up and down Greenwich Avenue, the design… → Read More

Specialty cocktails find adult-beverage niche

After encouragement from customers, family and friends, the Greenwich resident now creates, packages and distributes his own product, Manny’s Ultimate Bloody Mary, across Connecticut and New York. Though his product is based on a standard bar recipe, Ferreria stresses the unique quality of his mix, with its premium tomato juice, locally grown horseradish, true Tabasco, fresh lemon juice and… → Read More

StrongMom keeps focus on fitness for mothers

Incorporating both cardio and strength training, it’s a one-hour total body fitness program that targets the areas most impacted by pregnancy like the core, Marich said. To keep things interesting, no two classes are the same. Besides winter (and rainy days), classes are held outside somewhere in Bruce Park. Participants exchange best practices on parenting, like tips on potty training, as well… → Read More

Christ Church Bookstore keeps independent spirit alive

Last year, the artist-turned-shopkeeper’s life came full circle when she started managing the Christ Church Bookstore, an independent, spiritually focused literary sanctuary tucked away on East Putnam Avenue. Since its renovation two years ago, the store has cultivated a community of dedicated supporters and volunteers, as well as expanded its physical space, inventory and programming. Christ… → Read More

Greenwich-based specialists open Stamford surgical center

Last month, the Stamford Ambulatory Surgical Center received approval for its license from the Connecticut State Department of Health and is now officially open to treat patients across Fairfield County. The new facility, located at 200 First Stamford Place, also has a procedure room for pain management and waiting room, as well as pre-operative and post-operative areas for patients. Since… → Read More

Greenwich resident finds new purpose in HR practice

Bennett, a resident of Old Greenwich, in January incorporated her human resources consulting practice, Enduring Transformation, to help individuals, organizations and teams “bring calm to chaos.” Earlier in her career, she worked in career development and placement services at the Yale School of Management where she assisted students with finding satisfying careers. HR in Flow, a division of the… → Read More

Green & Tonic gains funding, sees further expansion

Greenwich residents Jeffrey and Cai Pandolfino were sick and tired of “feeling sick and tired” when they finally decided to launch their local plant-focused chain, Green & Tonic, in March 2012. The company will also make major updates to its website and e-commerce content and invest heavily in a mobile ordering and payment app. There’s opportunity to build and replicate the model in other… → Read More

COS boutique opens in Greenwich

The Greenwich boutique features industrial hanging rails, white walls, bleached floors and an overall minimalist aesthetic, creating a gallery-like backdrop for the ready-to-hang apparel. The store’s spring / summer ’16 collection includes everything from reinvented essentials, like everyday denim wear and the classic white shirt, to adventurous evening looks, like billowing silhouettes and… → Read More