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Successful Small Businesses

Strength, vitality, and entrepreneurship – these are just a few of the many successful small businesses who have “made it” in Bristol. Contact us today to see how the City can help your business come to life, thrive, and grow here in Bristol!

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How Bristol Makes A Great Place for Manufacturers

Mayor Caggiano and Justin Malley Are Featured on “Meet the Manufacturers” The Podcast

Mayor Jeff Caggiano and Justin Malley the Executive Director of Economic and Community Development talk about the rich history of manufacturing in Bristol and how the City supports local manufacturers and creates an environment where they can thrive.

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“Made in America” Podcast

Justin Malley, Executive Director of Economic & Community Development discusses what the City is doing to engage and support manufacturers, how government plays a role in employment programming, and why marketing is the key to success. He discusses how Bristol is freeing up manufacturers’ time by getting them connected to the right people and organizations. Justin also expresses the importance of stabilizing businesses through investments, certifications, grants, and more.

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Five Entrepreneurs

Five entrepreneurs. Five innovative ideas. And five successful new businesses launched.

New Beginnings Family Services

Women-owned business, New Beginnings Family Services and Early Learning Center, worked with the City of Bristol to open their early learning center in an existing location.

Family Roots Produce Market

April Tibbitts, owner of Family Roots Produce Market, had a fresh idea for a market and came to the City of Bristol for assistance to bring her idea to fruition.

Bakery on Maple

Bakery On Maple found its sweet spot in Bristol, Connecticut. This successful new Bristol business was launched with the assistance of the StartUP Task Force.

Dusty Dude Woodworks

After collaborating and obtaining orders from other Bristol small businesses Eric and Carolyn Verikas, owners of Dusty Dude Woodworks, have been able to transition from doing business out of their garage, to a rented space, and are now crafting plans to open a retail store in the future.

JR & Leanne Rusgrove

JR and Leanne Rusgrove, owners of three restaurants: Main Street Pint & Plate, Parkside Café, and Pure Foods, Inc., made their culinary dreams come true here in Bristol.

Café Real

Eduardo, owner of Café Real, successfully brought Colombian coffee to the City of Bristol to give the community a coffee experience like no other.

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