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DECORATE YOUR BIZ FOR THE FOURTH WITH MADE U LOOK PROMOTIONS
1995 GHS grad, Mike Dupuis, started Made U Look Promotions in 2006 with the help of his good friend, Rob Tillberg. There were many twists and turns to how the business began, but essentially, Rob and his brother were running an incredibly successful balloon business in Florida and suggested Mike start one in Connecticut. So he did, albeit a little differently...he invented a new product for the balloons that became a game changer for his clients. If you see the balloons on a stick in front of many local businesses (Giovanni's, The Best Wine Shop in Town, The Diamond, among others), that was first introduced by Made U Look Promotions. So, how does it work? Businesses pay a monthly subscription for year round decor, including indoor and outdoor balloons, flags, and signs. You can even customize the products to include your own company logo. It's an easy way to make your business come to life without the hassle of doing it yourself. Think, SET IT AND FORGET IT. Back to Mike...his impressive leadership has allowed him to build an incredible team at Made U Look Promotions. He credits them for his success. Right now, they are offering a FREE two week trial for 4th of July decor! If you are a business owner looking to stand out, click HERE to learn more and tell them The Scoop sent you.
COTE GOLF FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL
If you are in search for a gift for dad this year, we got you! Cote Golf in Portland is currently offering the Father's Day Bundle. It includes a box of high end golf balls, Titleist hat, and a $25 gift card for $100. Scoop readers get FREE shipping with promo code: SCOOP CT (It's a no-brainer...Click HERE, BUY and DONE!). If you're looking for something more customized for your golfer dad, their Portland and Southington stores specialize in club fittings and repair (regripping). They also have their Performance Center and Topracer Range in Portland where you can get TOUR LEVEL fittings. Also, fairly new is their INDOOR virtual golf space in Portland where you can go when the weather is not so golf friendly. For a look at their complete offerings, click HERE. And, don't forget that special promo for SCOOP READERS: FREE shipping if you buy the Father's Day Bundle! One more time people, just click HERE.
NEW ROCKETRY HOBBY STORE COMING TO S. GLASTONBURY!
Written by Katie Savinelli (our summer intern)
There's a new family-owned hobby store coming to South Glastonbury! Renovations are underway for Flight Sketch (across from Sayulita, in the old Carrie Draghi Photography space). They have been doing online sales for the last few years, but have become busy enough to open a brick and mortar. So, what is Flight Sketch? They are still evolving, but the main focus is on rocketry and electronic flying devices. They also have DIY model kits for all ages (yes, this is not just for kids… some rocket kits are pretty complex and can be used by all). There’s even GPS-equipped products that will allow you to track your models and even show you how high they fly (so high-tech!). Even better…they have done some work with Glastonbury High School's Rocketry Club. They hope to OPEN before the fall, likely towards late July/early August. Find them HERE to learn more about what they offer.
ODDS & ENDS…
*SPONSORED BY MONACO FORD
*Bodeau Realty Group is hosting a really cool fundraiser in collaboration with Blue Chip Creamery and Skyscraper Sandwiches to help the Glastonbury Rotary Club raise money for a Splash Pad at Addison Park. This Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, hit up Addison Park and buy a delicious dinner and ice cream sandwich. Blue Chip and Skyscraper will donate 10% of their proceeds and Bodeau Realty, Napa Auto Parts, and The Learning Experience will match whatever they raise. Fun for a good cause...we love that!
*Still searching for a summer camp for the kiddos? Look into The Coder School in Glen Lochen. Learning to code is a skill kids will have for life and can help them in the real world! Some themes of the week-long camps are: Building Playable Video Games, Learn the Computer Language Python, Program Your Own Robot, and Coding in Minecraft (among others). To register, click HERE.
*Take a tour of some Glastonbury gardens to benefit the Glastonbury Historical Society. Saturday, June 26th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, local gardens (including Hops on the Hill, Horton Farm, and Preli Winery) will be open to ticket holders. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or calling: 860.633.6890.