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Archive - Dec 10, 2013

National Store Keeps Local Residents Employed at Manufacturing Plant

December 10, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - Many people believe that big box stores hurt local economies, but one national retailer is helping to keep area residents off the unemployment line.
Glenn Foster, plant manager for Columbia Forest Products in Newport, said 25 percent of his company’s business is making hardwood veneer for merchandise sold by retailers like Home Depot.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Wednesday for the complete story.

Maple Businesses Enter Busy Season

December 10, 2013

DERBY – When most people think about maple syrup producers, they likely think of springtime when the liquid gold, as it’s known, flows freely from the maple trees, but the holiday season is when maple businesses are bustling with activity. Springtime is busy, but this time of year is a different kind of busy...

Please see The Newport Daily Express Wednesday for the complete story.

Suzie-Lynn’s Gifts and Half-Off Cards

December 10, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - A few years ago Lisa Desroches was working at the Pick and Shovel and talked to her husband about starting their own business. As luck would have it Suzie-Lynn’s Gifts became available for sale in 2011 and Desroches took the leap from employee to business owner.
“I always enjoyed working in retail, I like the interaction with people,” said Desroches.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Wednesday for the complete story.

 

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