The businesses listed below are in support of the creation of a state-wide paid family & medical leave program.
161 Entertainment And More!, Monroe, CT
DJ and sound service company providing all type of experience to make any event the ultimate. From Disc Jockey, Up Lighting, and effects to drone, room décor and officiants. We make it happen. Visit their website: www.161entertainment.com.
Arciuolo’s Shoes, Milford, CT
Arciuolo’s is proud to be the oldest and most established shoe store in Connecticut. They offer intangibles that other stores cannot match: tradition, a century of experience, and quality care and attention to every customer, every time. Visit their website.
“Paid family and medical leave is common sense. No one should feel crippled if they fall on hard times.” -Matt Arciulo, Owner
The Barber’s Daughter, Vernon, CT
Independently owned for 68 years. Old fashioned service for a New Generation. Visit their website.
Cato Corner Farm, Colchester, CT
At Cato Corner Farm raw farmstead cheese is made by hand from the delicious milk of our 45 Jersey cows. The cows are humanely raised on a pasture-based diet without growth hormones or subtherapeutic antibiotics. Our cheeses are our own unique recipes, based on traditional cheese making styles and highlighting the flavor and terroir of our pastures and our farm. Visit their website: www.catocornerfarm.com
CO:LAB, Hartford, CT
CO:LAB is a brand development and design studio dedicated to purposefully motivating people and communities. Visit their website.
ColorBlends, Wholesale Flower Bulb Company, Bridgeport, CT
COLORBLENDS is a third generation wholesale bulb merchant offering top-sized flower bulbs directly to professionals and ambitious residential gardeners. Orders are delivered to your shop or home at the correct fall planting time. Visit their website: www.colorblends.com.
Common Bond Market, Shelton, CT
Common Bond Market is a local, independently owned, natural food store located in downtown Huntington. Visit their website.
Cookshop Plus, West Hartford, CT.
We are an Australian owned company, with one store just south of Sydney, and our second location now in West Hartford, CT! Our kitchenware store sells products such as gadgets, utensils, tabletop, cutlery, flatware, glassware, baking accessories, small appliances and more. We also have a coffee bar, using local Connecticut roasters NEAT Coffee. Our staff are knowledgeable and here to help! So come on in and see us for all your kitchenware needs! Visit their website: www.cookshopplus.com.
Funchal Café on the Green, Bridgeport, CT
Located in downtown Bridgeport, Funchal Cafe is an up and coming eatery. Our in house Chef will prepare a variety of delicious hot & cold panini’s, sandwiches, wraps, soups & salads for you, made to order. Only the freshest fruits & vegetables, top quality meats & cheeses are used in Funchal Cafe. Whether you’re in the mood for something light & quick or want to sit down & stay while, Funchal will have something for you. Visit their website at: www.funchalcafe.com.
Grassillini Creations, The Leather Genie, East Hartford, CT
Gracia Martin, the Leather Genie offers unique one of a kind leather creations, handmade just for you. And FREE domestic shipping of our products. Visit Gracia’s website at: www.theleathergenie.com.
Hartford Prints!, Hartford, CT
Hartford Prints! is an urban goods brand that is all about handmade and homegrown love. Embracing the idea that a company can both make and do good things, they opened their flagship store in downtown Hartford in 2013 and the Hartford Prints! brand was born. Retail with real purpose, Hartford Prints! offers letterpress stationery, urban streetwear, and locally-sourced goods. Visit their website.
Hartford Wire Works, Windsor, CT
The Hartford Wire Works is a New England manufacturer and installer of woven wire products, custom wrought iron fences, gates, and railings. Our woven wire mesh panels provide exceptional security and property protection for businesses, industry, public safety, tenant storage, server rooms, and more. We are a full line contractor for any residential or commercial fence projects, including chain link, aluminum, wood, and PVC fencing. Visit their website: www.hartfordwireworks.com
Hedges and Hedges Ltd., Wethersfield, CT
Heirloom Food Company, Danielson, CT
Heirloom supports local farmers and artisans by using as much locally sourced produce and products as possible. Local products are fresher, better for the environment and help to support the local economy. At Heirloom they know and love their local farmers. Visit their website.
Hedges and Hedges Ltd., Wethersfield, CT
Jamaican Me Crazy LLC., Willimantic, CT
Kate Spain, LLC, Bridgeport, CT
Kate D. Spain is an artist and designer who owns and operates a small graphic design studio that she started in 2008. The studio develops original hand-created designs that are licensed by retailers for use on home décor products as well as products for the creative maker. Kate’s design collections aspire to bring the vitality of the outdoors into our homes to enrich and enliven them. Visit Kate’s website.
“As a small business owner whose customers and collaborators are typically women, many of them in their 20’s and 30’s, this legislation goes to the heart of our principles. After all, how well we nurture our children reflects on who we are as a society today and it largely predicts our collective future.” –Kate Spain, Owner
The Law Offices of Carmina K. Tessitore, Esq, LLC, Westport and Shelton, CT
The Law Offices of Carmina K. Tessitore, Esq., LLC in Westport and Shelton focus on family and matrimonial law, civil litigation, foreclosure, business law, and mediation services. Their mission is to provide excellence in service and quality, all while striving to minimize the cost and stress of protracted litigation. Visit their website.
The Law Offices of William J. Hennessey, Bridgeport, CT
Attorney William Hennessey practices law primarily in Bridgeport, Stratford, Fairfield, Trumbull, Norwalk, Stamford and other areas of Fairfield County. However, he has successfully represented clients throughout the state of Connecticut including Hartford, New Haven, New London, and Litchfield Counties. He is available to assist you twenty four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week. Visit his website.
Livingston, Adler, Pulda, Meiklejohn & Kelly, P.C., Hartford, CT
Livingston, Adler, Pulda, Meiklejohn & Kelly PC, is a mid-sized labor and employment law firm which began in 1981 with the merger of two smaller union-side firms. For over thirty years, their practice has been limited to labor law representing Unions, and employment law representing individual employees. Visit their website.
Magnacon7Enterprises, Bridgeport, CT
Magnacon7Enterprises is a socially and culturally driven event design, creative thinking consulting firm. Visit their website: www.magnacon7.com.
Max & Lily’s Closet, West Hartford, CT
Max & Lily’s puts an adorable spin on the standard second hand store. Our crazy boutique focuses on consigned clothing toys, and accessories for children and expectant mothers, all gently used and top notch quality. It’s all in keeping with our mission: to stock apparel and merchandise that is always “upscale”, affordable and green! Visit their website at: www.maxandlilys.com
Mindfulness and Matters, West Hartford, CT
Namaste. Mindfulness and Matters is the first of its kind Meditation studio in West Hartford, Connecticut. Located at 485 New Park Avenue the eclectic space is both studio and boutique, featuring relaxation related products and gifts that also add charm and inspiration to the studio. Many items are the work of local artisans and one of a kind. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miss Thelma’s, Bridgeport, CT
Cookin’ with heart and soul! Bar and grill.
MK Super 8, Branford, CT
MK Super 8 is a wedding film company based in Connecticut, situated uniquely between New York City and Boston. They serve the metro New York City area; Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, Boston and Rhode Island. Visit their website.
The Natural Pet Outlet, Bridgeport, CT
Quality Cat Food, Dog Food, & Products at Discounted Prices – What makes The Natural Pet Outlet a better alternative to big name stores is our customer satisfaction guarantee. Our staff strives to help each and every customer, always offering personalized service and assistance. We have a wide selection of pet supplies and accessories from leading industry brands. Here you’ll find the best deals on dog food and cat food available in the Fairfield & Bridgeport, CT area. Visit their website at: www.naturalpetoutlet.com.
New Standard Institute, Milford, CT
New Standard Institute was founded in 1990 in Milford, Connecticut to provide industrial clients with management consulting, seminars, and computer based training (CBT). New Standard strives to increase productivity through presentation of carefully crafted training programs. These programs are designed to provide insight and solutions to the most common problems faced by maintenance personnel. Visit their website.
Northstar Executive Car Service, Fairfield, CT
Northstar Executive Car Service provides business and leisure travelers with highly dependable, professional and affordable airport transportation to and from all airports in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Visit their website.
Pedal Power Connecticut, Middletown, Berlin, Essex, Vernon, CT
“We Make Riding Fun!” Pedal Power has been nationally ranked as one of “America’s Best BikeShops” for over 8 years. Multiple convenient locations to serve you, seven days a week. Our service departments have over 30 years combined experience. Visit their website.
Penn Globe, North Branford, CT
Their company mission is strong and simple: To design and manufacture efficient, energy saving and sustainable lighting, by specification, for the illumination of premiere venues at both indoor and outdoor spaces at affordable costs for our end users. Visit their website.
Petonito’s Pastry Shop, East Haven, CT
Petonito’s Pastry Shop of East Haven, CT is a traditional Italian pastry shop owned by Mark Petonito. Their shop has been specializing in wedding cakes since 1954. Visit their website.
“The fact is, I would love to do this for all my employees – pay for extended leave when they are injured or sick or expecting a baby, but I can’t afford to pay everyone’s wages while they are gone. That’s why I am so supportive of this program. It spreads the cost out to all the workers, who each pay only a few bucks a week, and all I need to do is make some staff adjustments while they are gone. They get the time and pay they need, and I get to provide a crucial benefit to my workers; it’s a Win-Win.” -Mark Petonito, Owner
Preventative Healthcare Solutions, Bridgeport, CT
Visit their website for a short bio for Dr. Noel H Sepulveda and Preventative Healthcare Solutions: www.phschiro.com.
Rampage Skate Shop & Skatepark Equipment, Bridgeport, CT
Rampage is a small business committed to helping local skateboarding communities worldwide grow and unite since 1995. They are best known for pioneering some of the most durable and longstanding steel-frame skateboard parks throughout the country and around the world. Visit their website.
Records – The Good Kind, Vernon, CT
RTGK specializes in second-hand vinyl records, Cd’s, & cassettes. Buy, sell, trade with a true love for music. Visit their website at: www.recordsthegoodkind.com .
Stoked Progressive Smoke Shop, Bridgeport, CT
Stoked is something entirely different in the world of smoke shops. In addition to thousands of hand blown glass pieces, Stoked is an extensive vape shop that features a full menu of juices as well as devices to enjoy their products. Visit their website.
Summit Fitness & Sports, Norwich, CT
Summit offers 40,000 square feet of fitness and sports, including an exercise studio and sports field. In addition, Summit offers several fitness classes, a new cardio mezzanine, new cardiovascular equipment, new TRX station and field space for soccer, lacrosse, touch football, ultimate Frisbee, birthday parties and more. Summit Fitness & Sports caters to all ages, genders and needs and respects one another in a clean, fun atmosphere. Visit their website.
Sunshine Cycle and Run, Colchester, CT
Sunshine Cycle and Run is a full-service bike store, and have now expanded into running. They carry the very best in all styles of bicycles, bicycle accessories, running shoes, and equipment. The shop provides expert service on all makes and models of bicycles and cross all disciplines of riding to help guide you to the best bike for your needs. Visit their website.
Tesoro Artisan Gift Boutique & Gallery, Middletown, CT
Artisan gallery comprised of unique gift items, handmade by local and cultural artisans. Visit their website: www.tesorouniquegifts.com.
The Telegraph, New London, CT
An old school vinyl shop with a deep collection in all genres and specializing in new press vinyl. We are also a used book store with a collection focused on music related titles, literature, poetry, and plays. The store also hosts live music events, movie screenings, poetry readings and other community events. The Telegraph opened in 2010 and is located in downtown New London. Visit their website: http://telegraphnl.com/
Thyme and Season, Hamden, CT
Thyme & Season is a health food store with one of the largest selections of natural, organic, non-GMO, gluten-free & vegan foods- local produce, free-range meats/poultry, artisan cheese, sustainable fish, organic baby food, quality pet food/remedies, safe cleaning & paper products, fair trade chocolate & coffee. Visit their website.
Versa-A-Tile Specialty Gifts, Middletown, CT
At Verse~A~Tile, we take what you desire to say, and put it into words on tile. We will put your favorite verse, picture, quote, or saying on tile. Let us help you find that special, unique gift that you’ve been looking for. Visit their website: www.sayitintilewithdorene.com.
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