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Pair of women-owned Fairfield County firms cited by CT Small Business Development Center

A pair of women-owned Fairfield County businesses are among those being cited as “Success Stories” by the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) during the Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week, which runs through Sept. 26.

Ava-Marie Sealey, owner of Bethel’s Ava Party Designs.

According to the CTSBDC, nearly 50% of Connecticut’s private sector workers are either owners or employees of a small business; 99% of the state’s businesses are considered a small business, with 500 employees or less.

Ava-Marie Sealey, owner of Bethel’s Ava Party Designs, was cited for turning to CTSBDC for market research and other support to grow her 5-year-old business.

“While I am bubbly, and confident in myself, being confident in my business, positioning my business and selling were quite intimidating,” she said. “Now I feel I am a true boss, now I can take control of the entire client experience.”

“As a small-business owner

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Grand Rapids Business Among 3 Cited For Violating Executive Order

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A Grand Rapids business has had its liquor license suspended for violations of executive orders issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer during the coronavirus pandemic. It was one of three West Michigan businesses to have their license suspended for violations, according to the state.

The Michigan Liquor Control Commission issued emergency suspensions of the liquor licenses held by the businesses due to multiple violations, including the failure to require six feet of social distancing; failure to require face coverings for staff and patrons; and failure to prohibit patrons from congregating.

MLCC Commissioners ordered emergency suspensions of the liquor licenses held by:

  • Broadway Ventures, Inc., d/b/a Odyssey Entertainment, located at 700 E. Broadway Ave., Muskegon Heights. The Commission ordered an emergency suspension of the Class C License on Aug. 26, pending a hearing on Sept. 4. Prior to that hearing, on Sept. 3, the licensee entered into a

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