Why Small Businesses Matter
Shop small, do big things for your community
Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!
Step inside Bruce Museum Store!
Four questions with Justine Matteis, manager of Bruce Museum Store.
The Bruce Museum Store offers a wide selection of unusual gifts, one-of-a-kind jewelry, accessories, fun and educational toys, rocks, minerals, fossils, stationery, exhibition catalogs and a wonderful selection of art books and more that relate to the Museum's exhibitions and programs.
Tell me about what's in store at Bruce Museum Store
The Bruce Museum Store is an integral part of the Bruce Museum experience. I have been fortunate enough to be the buyer for the store for the past 14 years.
What is your best-selling product/service?
Besides drawing visitors from all over we have an extremely loyal local customer base - our regulars always find the perfect card and unique gift here.
How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?
One of my top jewelry vendors is Catherine Canino. She was born and raised in Stamford Connecticut. I have featured her work in the shop for the past ten years.
Have you "reimagined" your small business?
Right now the Bruce is undergoing a huge expansion project. The New Bruce will have a larger shop with that same community vibe.
Justine nominates the gift shop at the Greenwich Historical Society!
HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!