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 Salon 293 East!
Three questions with Shannon Dery and Jennifer Sollenne, owner of Salon 293 East in Westport.
What do you want the community to know? Are there ways for the community to help you and other local businesses to prosper?
We have been colorists in Westport for years it was our dream to have our own salon. Our best selling services are haircuts for men, women and children as well as hair color. We also offer styling including updos and blow-drys as well as an array of treatments (facials, waxing, and tinting).
Are there certain individuals or organizations that supported you and your business through this trying time?
We use several local businesses. Fairfield County Bank (banking and Insurance), Roman Remodeling (construction and repairs), Absolute Flooring (they installed our new floor), Woodside Painting, Saugatuck Electric, Logos of Greenwich (we purchased personalized hats and T-shirts) Cinch Catering (for our Grand Opening party), Keen to be Seen (for personalized face masks), and The Painted Oar (for a handmade sign).
Please share the ways your business is adapting to keep your customers and employees safe in addition to the standard guidelines
We have reimagined what our clients' needs are. Clients are very comfortable in our space because it's big and open which makes them feel safe. We have increased our services by adding a Spa Room. We have received a lot of positive feedback from clients who are happy to be able to have multiple services done in one place.
HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!