Official visits businesses to exchange ideas on improving local economy
BERLIN – Board of Finance Chairman Sam Lomaglio visited local businesses earlier this month to find out how the town can attract more visitors, improve Farmington Avenue, and bolster the town economy.
Lomaglio visited seven businesses — Dynasty Jewelry, Dragonfly Home & Gift, The Avenue, Clutch Cards & Collectibles, Provision State Coffee, Coles Road Brewing, and Kensington Pizza.
During his conversations with representatives of each business on June 5, Lomaglio proposed a Business Relief Program — an economic development incentive that would encourage business owners to upgrade the exterior of buildings and storefronts.
The $500,000 program would be funded out of the $6 million the town received as part of the federal American Rescue Plan.
“It’s all about the look,” said Lomaglio. “I’ve talked to a number of people who’ve lived in this town and said that…