April 29, 2018
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! HamletHub launched this initiative in Ridgefield in early 2018 and due to its overwhelming success, we brought it to neighboring communities - all in the name of keeping it LOCAL.
You're IT Cross Culture Kombucha!
Three questions with Liz Ceppos, co-owner of Cross Culture Kombucha.
Why did you start your business?
In 2016, two things were happening. I was in job search mode, and my husband Ian and I were on a massive kombucha kick (home-brewing it, drinking it, sharing it). I was approaching a milestone birthday and had an unstoppable desire to finally just go work for myself. And we realized this thing we loved, sharing our kombucha, was an opportunity to go into business, as there wasn’t a local brand to be found in any Danbury area cafes or shops.
Finish this sentence in regard to your business. “I wish I could…”
I wish I could shift social drinking occasions to include better non-alcoholic beverages. Typically, if you dine out, there are dozens of wine, beer, cocktail, liquor options at restaurants, but if you request a non-alcoholic beverage, you get limited and lame choices of soda, juice, sparkling water. We don’t all want booze. We also don’t want children’s drinks! The good news is, I am now providing that option.
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