Madison In Business
With the holiday season behind and many more cold winter days ahead, Madison’s shops and restaurants will begin 2021 with the same struggles that characterized much of 2020—but 2021 will also bring much of what allowed businesses to survive and even thrive through 2020, according to Madison Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Eileen Banisch.
The long-running downtown center project is taking “baby steps” forward, according to First Selectman Peggy Lyons, with $355,000 being proposed to finish the Phase 1 portion of the project sometime next fiscal year.
The Madison Chamber of Commerce’s annual sidewalk sale is adapting to the pandemic with a new timeline, new guidelines, and extended opportunities for shoppers. This year’s event, appropriately branded as a “masked sidewalk sale,” runs Tuesday, July 21 through Sunday, July 26.
Almost two weeks into Phase One of reopening as defined by the state, the Town of Madison is preparing to begin offering more services and limited summer programming while still reminding residents that many restrictions will remain in place, and the danger of the pandemic is far from over.
A proposed treatment center for addicts in North Madison is drawing an outcry from neighbors with almost two dozen banding together to oppose the new facility, mostly on the belief that its clients would pose a safety hazard or engage in criminal behavior, which has not been an issue at other similar facilities.
Town, Chamber Helping Navigate New Restrictions
A large biotech/bioscience company is currently considering Madison for a large corporate headquarters on a property that is subject to a special zoning regulation, according to Town Planner Dave Anderson.
While NFL fans might be caught up anticipating the league’s annual football championship spectacle in February, Madison residents might want to start whetting their appetites for a different kind of Super Bowl.
Jai Yoga Center opened in Madison this October with the intent to elevate and expand unity and consciousness, offering Kundalini-inspired classes like Kundalini Yoga, Kids Yoga, Chair Yoga, Yoga Nidra, healing workshops, and more.
Small Business Saturday, an annual event meant as an alternative to the big-ticket scramble of Black Friday where smaller local retailers and shops invite invite patrons to get a little early holiday shopping done, will have a special guest this year in Madison.
It has been 30 years since gift and antique shop Walker Loden opened its doors in downtown Madison, and a lot of things have changed over the course of those three decades—both for the town and the shop
Town officials and representatives from power company Eversource have finally reached a tentative agreement with a property owner on Boston Post Road that would provide a utility easement that had been holding up the final steps of the Downtown Center Project—and avoid the possibility of seizure by eminent doman.
The Board of Selectmen approved a new ordinance regulating Madison’s salons, barbershops, piercing and tattoo parlors, and other cosmetic service providers, that’s intended to better codify requirements for these businesses as well as ensure safe and hygienic environments for their customers, according to Health Director Trent Joseph.
Moxie owner William Plunkett has some summer plans for the lot next to his restaurant on Wall Street.
After years of unsuccessful negotiations, the Board of Selectmen (BOS) is now considering more dramatic action to finally complete the first phase of the Downtown Center Project.
Executive editor is replacing Patricia Richardson, who is resigning to pursue other opportunities, The Day’s board of directors said Thursday in a statement.
9 Town Transit (9TT) is reaching out to business owners in Westbrook, Old Saybrook, and Centerbrook to garner support for a new flexible, on-demand bus system pilot program. It hopes to begin the three-month pilot in early May, offering point to point service for locals without a car and employers a way to attract more workers reliant on public transit.
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.
With Thanksgiving comes Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but local shops want to ensure residents have a reason to check them out, too, as holiday shopping takes off. On Saturday, Nov. 24, the Madison Chamber of Commerce hosts Small Business Saturday in downtown Madison with local shops and restaurants offering special sales and entertainment all day long.
Ventures Business Services offers services in the fields of fulfillment, merchandising, and property maintenance while providing employment to individuals with disabilities. It recently held a grand opening of its new facility.
Clarity Software Solutions, which provides technology-driving healthcare communications, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in business. Specialties include ID cards, member Guides, 1095-B forms, kits, member engagement, letter correspondence, invoices, and more.
For shoreline professionals who need an organized work space but don’t need to lease a full office, The Work Station seeks to provide affordable, flexible workspace with all utilities included in an environment designed for innovation and collaboration.
Licensed massage therapist Dianne Berg, owner of Heart in Hands, is celebrating her 25th year in practice.