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Why Small Businesses Matter in Fairfield: Sawdust and Strata

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 Sawdust and Strata!

Three questions with Daryn Reyman-Lock, founder of Sawdust and Strata.

Why did you start your business?

I started my business because I realized I had a unique set of skills that could be applied to various different organizations within the heritage/cultural sector, but also had wider applicability in development, construction, and government. It is also very important to me to help communities and individuals connect with their history and create a sense of place in doing so.

What is your best-selling product/service?

It changes depending on the time of year, but in general historic research. I do a lot of collections management and curation for different historical societies and museums, but I also do a lot of research for private homeowners and collectors.

How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?

I support locals anytime I can. I used Fairfield-owned Designsite to create my webpage; I liaise with different community organizations and other Connecticut-based preservation specialists and consultants; the graphic designer - Scott Kuykendall - was local until recently. If I have meetings with clients or potential clients, I always meet them at local restaurants and coffee houses.

Visit Sawdust and Strata online here, and make sure to check out their Facebook page as well!

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!

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