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!
You're IT Centerboard!
Meet Lindsey Shellman, Chief Commercial Officer at Centerboard.
Why did you start your business?
Shippers (manufacturers and distributors) wanted a way to manage their freight and their shipping internally and avoid having to outsource those jobs. There is a lot of exciting development happening in technology, and the supply chain can finally take advantage of it. It’s a new era, and it has a name – FreightTech.
Lindsey, the WIN team, and many others who share this space are the pioneers of the FreightTech era, pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Using the latest technologies, including AI and ML, Lindsey and the team look forward to bringing visibility to the supply chain space.
What is your best-selling product/service?
WIN, by Centerboard!
How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?
- KnockMedia (website design)
- BSP Apparel (WIN branded merchandise)
- ProForma (WIN giveaways)
- Bagelman (catering for WIN events)
- Danbury Staples RETAIL: G (hardware)
- Habitat for Humanity (WIN Volunteering program)
- Danbury Women’s Shelter (WIN volunteering program)
- Barnet Associates (WIN CRM Development)
- Local Restaurants for all WIN dining events
- Local hotels for WIN overnights
Have you "reimagined" your small business?
Yes, we have completely reinvented the way that folks can manage their freight. WIN, by Centerboard, is a cloud-based transportation management system that integrates with your existing ERP or legacy system. You can view your carrier rates, book your shipments and track your orders – in the office or remote. Centerboard provides one place to manage all your shipping needs. This was especially effective during the WFH policies related to COVID19.
Lindsey would like to nominate Barnet Associates to be featured next!
HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!