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Kelly’s Cone Ice Cream Parlor Wins National Award 
Friday, May 3, 2019
Kelly’s cone won a first-place award in a national contest that featured entries from all over the country. Some of the best ice cream in the country can be found right here in Hamden. Kelly Ciccone, owner of Kelly's Cone Connection at 2538 Whitney Ave. in Hamden, was recently awarded a first-place award from National Ice Cream Retailers Association (NICRA). The contest was held in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Ciccone's chocolate won a blue ribbon (first place) among entries from all over the country. The award is a prestigious honor among national ice cream parlors.
Workforce Development Series #7 and #8 Announcement 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Now that we have had six sessions on Health Care, STEM, The Trades, Manufacturing, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability/Environmental Science, Hamden’s Department of Economic and Neighborhood Development is pleased to announce the final two panels for the series. We know you will be pleased with the speakers who will appear on the next two panels. Stay tuned for the coming details.
Hamden Company Launches New Technology for Food Industry 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Please click here to read about a business in Hamden who launched new technology in the food industry.

New Business Openings

Fare Market Opens in the Heart of Spring Glen 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Fare Market is Spring Glen and Hamden's newest prepared meal market for busy people and families. Fare Market is a prepared foods market offering a variety of daily grab and go menu items made from scratch. We offer complete meals, individual sides, seasonal salads and soups, sandwiches and wraps, coffee and baked goods. All our items are made in-house and from scratch including our own freshly baked bread and sweets.
Northeast Alliance Surgery Center Held Ribbon Cutting Ceremony On March 7 And Expects To Start Seeing Patients In April 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
We were pleased to attend the ceremony yesterday for the Northeast Alliance Surgery Center on 2080 Whitney Avenue at the location of the former St Raphael's surgery center, just north of Skiff Street. This is an important project not only because of the job creation and significant tax base increase, but also because it creates good competition in the healthcare market place.
Mama Rosa's Pizza Opens on Putnam Avenue 
Monday, July 30, 2018
With an established business in North Haven, Dr. Joyce Bellamy and Frank Carr have opened a second Mama Rosa’s Pizza in Hamden at 23 Putnam Ave. The family owned business will be serving pizza, cold subs, nutritional smoothies, shakes, ice cream and offer free delivery with purchases of $15 or more. For more information about the restaurant visit their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/mamarosanorthhaven/) or you can call (203)-248-6262. For more information about new businesses in Hamden, please contact: Dale Kroop

HEDC News

Hamden Business Incubator Progress Update 
Friday, November 2, 2018
The Hamden Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) is pleased to provide the following update regarding the Hamden Business Incubator. The Hamden Business incubator is owned and is currently being developed by the Hamden Economic Development Corporation. The project began in 2016 is currently in the middle of the Phase II of construction. This phase will be concluded in the spring of 2019 and we will welcome the first tenants at that time. Phase... 3 will begin in some time 2019. Funding for the project comes from several sources, The CT Department of Economic and Community Development (Brownfield and Urban Act funding), funding from the Federal Economic Development Administration and Historic Tax Credits, including Bridge lending by Guilford Savings Bank. “We have been very fortune so far to not ask the Hamden taxpayers for any funds for this important project. We are taking a historic treasure and making it functional again to benefit the local economy, create jobs, encourage business development and help reduce blight in the Highwood/Newhall Neighborhood.”, stated Dale Kroop Executive Director of the Hamden Economic Development Corporation.
Progress Made at Former Middle School Site 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
There will soon be a small but a significant step towards the redevelopment of the former middle school site. Contractors are wrapping up the abatement of asbestos and other hazardous materials in the auditorium at the former Michael J Whalen Middle School. The Hamden Economic Development Corporation has managed the project and has been working with BL Companies and Wiese Construction since January with the goal of the demolition of this building and removal of pavement around it. It also includes the attached hallway to the main classroom building. The estimated project cost will be $500,000 and is being paid for entirely by a grant secured by HEDC from the State Department of Economic and Community Development.
HAMDEN RECEIVES $600,000 FOR BROWNFIELD CLEANUP AT FORMER MIDDLE SCHOOL 
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Good news was delivered this week to Hamden. On Tuesday 2/14, Hamden was notified by the CT Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), that the Hamden Economic Development Corporation has been awarded $600,000 for the asbestos cleanup and demolition of the Auditorium at the location of the former Michael J Whalen Middle School. The 16,000 S.F. structure has substantial asbestos contamination and is severely blighted.

Cluster News

Home Based Businesses Get Recognition 
Friday, April 22, 2016
Hamden held its first meeting of over 25 solopreneurs which included a turn out of all different business types such as law, lawn care, financial, college counseling and investment groups. During this meeting, the topics discussed included any other required permits, client advertising, marketing and financing and the valuation of personal property for tax purposes
Location Change: Important Health Care Meeting March 20 
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
On Thursday March 20th from 830 till 10 am at Atria Larson Place, the Town of Hamden’s Health Care Cluster will attend the Chamber’s Health Care Committee as a partner for economic growth in Hamden and in the region.
Overview of Cluster Strategy 
Monday, December 3, 2012
Hamden’s Cluster strategy is part of our efforts to meet the needs of small business in a more structured and focused way. For the last ten years, Hamden has used the Business Cluster approach to plan effective strategies for community revitalization as well as to serve as a catalyst for economic growth.

Featured Business

Legendary Business Re-Opens at New Clothing Location 
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Hamden businessman Donald J. Camerato has re-opened his men’s clothing store on Whitney Avenue, at the corner of Dixwell. His new shop, residing in a commercial complex he helped design in the 1980s offers high quality shirts, ties, suits, custom tailoring, and consulting services. Camerato hopes that his unique wares and attention to detail will draw customers in an age of mass production and online shopping. Growing up on Bradley Avenue in Hamden, Don Camerato got his start in business in his early 20s. After working retail and acquiring a passion for clothing, he decided to open his own store at 22 years old. He opened his first location in 1964 and named his clothing line D’Camm Limited. He had small shop built from the ground up in 1967 and before long, two more locations sprouted- one in Fairfield, and one in the newly developed Hartford Civic Center. At one point, he was offered the Presidency and 40% of Kramers Fur, a furriery that did more than $6 million in sales at the time. Despite the lucrative offer, Camarato turned it down, preferring to focus his attention on his own brand. In 1973, he became the youngest president of the Hamden Chamber of Commerce.
Lucky Ewe Irish Goods 
Monday, June 19, 2017
Hamden is proud to promote unique, local businesses that are independently owned and operated. For this edition, we will feature Lucky Ewe. Lucky Ewe Irish Goods located at 2371 Whitney Ave, across from the old Hamden Town Hall, opened in November 2015 and offers a beautiful collection of Celtic inspired gifts, clothing, jewelry, and crafts. The idea of Lucky Ewe came to owner and former Hamdenite Katie O’Neill Regan some 4 years ago. As she came from a visit to Quinnipiac’s Great Hunger Museum, she stopped off at her Irish borne father’s grave and had the idea of opening an Irish gift store. Mary Beth Radigan, Katie’s childhood neighbor and friend along with her niece Tara O’Neill shared her passion for the idea and became her business partners, also known as the Ladies of Lucky Ewe. Working with Hamden’s Economic Development team, they were able to transform the idea into a wonderful business

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