SOUTHINGTON - The Southington Chamber of Commerce afforded three of its new members an opportunity to introduce themselves to the community at a New Member Showcase event Wednesday at Comfort Suites.
The event featured three booths, manned by Kyle Courtemanche and Emily Chubet of Scatterbrained Creations, Katherine Murano of Kenzie Kakes, and Anna Chrzanowski of Superior Senior Care. Each business was presented with a plaque thanking them for joining the chamber and was given the chance to explain their business to other visiting chamber members.
Murano said that Kenzie Kakes, which is named after her daughter, opened last October at its location at 190 Main St. Since then, she said that business has been trending up.
"We have four base flavors; chocolate, vanilla, velvet dream and gluten-free apple spice cake as well as seasonal flavors," she said. "Right now one of our specialty cupcakes has cannoli filling. Everything is made in-house, nut-free and with excellent-quality ingredients. We deliver to nearby towns in less than an hour."
"I'm sure you've seen their pink trucks driving around town," said Liz Hyatt, chamber executive director. "Well they are making a big splash."
Kenzie Kakes is open from 10 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and 10 to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit KenzieKakeShop.com, call 860-276-1766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chrzanowski said she opened Superior Senior Care three years ago at 100 Queen St. and considers it her calling in life.
"We specialize in providing non-medical home care for seniors and the disabled," she said."Given the choice between going into a nursing facility or staying at home, most seniors prefer to stay at home. We assist them with preparing meals, light house cleaning, laundry, medication reminders, transportation and more. I believe that this is my calling and it is very rewarding to help those in need."
Superior Senior Care is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 860-620-9900 or visit superiorseniorcarect.com or email email@example.com.
Scatterbrained Creations, an online business, opened last fall at scatterbrainedcreations.com. Courtemanche, a math teacher at Southington High School, is an avid photographer and takes many nature photos during hikes along area trails and mountains.
"I'm all about landscapes and waterfalls, nature and animals," he said. "Any time I go on vacation I take my camera with me. I've also taken photos as I've hiked up Ragged Mountain Gillette Castle and Sleeping Giant."
Chubet is an illustrator whose talents include everything from wedding portraits to a children's book that she wrote, illustrated and self-published called "A Grumpy Situation" about a grumpy giraffe who comes to learn about friendship. The two have also created their own multiplayer party card game, Invasion Evasion, in which some players play as aliens and others play as humans. It is up to the humans to discover the aliens hiding in their midst before they enact their nefarious plans. Chubet has illustrated each card for the game.
"There is something for everyone," said Chubet.
Rob Flood thanked the three businesses for coming to the showcase and encouraged them to stay connected with the chamber and attend more events.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.