MIDDLETOWN, CT —2020 will certainly go down in the history books as one of the craziest, most unprecedented years in American history. The coronavirus pandemic changed everyone's daily lives, and had a particular effect on businesses, small and large.
There was a great deal of business news in Middletown in the past 12 months. Many of the stories were good, others not so much. Still others were inspirational, as residents pursued their dreams despite all the obstacles put in their way.
Here are the top business stories from Middletown in 2020.
Frustrated by a lack of government aid amid the coronavirus pandemic, the owners said they felt “bullied into closing…”>>>Read More.
Owner Rocco LaMonica says laying off his entire staff, including his father, was the hardest day of his life – but vows they’ll be back.>>>Read More.
Neil's Donuts in Wallingford has officially signed the lease to open a new location in Middletown.>>>Read More.
The award-winning portrait photographer specializes in beauty, glamour and branding photos for women entrepreneurs.>>>Read More.
Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet, known in the Shoreline area for its annual Christmas production, celebrated its grand opening in Middletown.>>>Read More.
Vinnie Scileppi, whose Illiano's Ristorante is a Middletown institution, is helping first responders and front-line workers in his own way.>>>Read More.
Jessica Sassu has struggled since the coronavirus pandemic closed her hair salon, but she still wants to do her part in helping others.>>>Read More.
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