News and Events:

Studio 317 Grand Opening
May 2019

A unique new hair salon and studio opened in Guilford at 35 Boston Street in November 2018. Owner / Operator – Robyn Dostie Aurora proudly operates an environmentally friendly facility, using green solutions, easily recycled, along with numerous water saving and cleaning materials. They celebrated their “Grand Opening”  on May 9, 2019 with spring weather in the air. Many friends, family, clients and local interested folks visited throughout the day to celebrate along with the team. The official ribbon cutting was assisted by Matt Hoey – First Selectman  and Brian McGlone – Economic Development Coordinator.

The Studio 317 team includes (L to R); Corrine Gingras, Taylor Palm, Robyn Dostie-Aurora, Angela Cimino and Jill Greenwald.

Palumbo’s Automotive featured on Chasing Classic Cars with Wayne Carini
September 2018

Wayne Carini came to Guilford  looking for a particular car for one of his clients. Local businessman, Peter Palumbo of Palumbo’s Automotive had just the car. Wayne Carini owns and operates F40 Motorsports in Portland CT. He also hosts the nationally syndicated TV show, Chasing Classic Cars.  Visit this link to see television segment


Bioasis Technologies Inc.
March 2018

The Guilford  Economic Development Commission is pleased to welcome Bioasis Technologies to town, located at 14 Water Street.  This is the U.S. Corporate Headquarters for the Vancouver Canada based company. Guilford and the New Haven area is in close proximity to both Boston and New York and provides access to a broad pool of talent and strategic resources.  For additional information, please see

Photo  (L to R) – Deborah Rathjen – Chairman, Board of Directors, Mark Day – President & Chief Executive Officer, Lindy Gold – State of CT DECD Business Ambassador


Barnum Financial Group
March 2018

The Guilford Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce the Barnum Financial Group is growing in town. They recently celebrated their “grand opening” at 800 Boston Post Road, Suite 203 (Patriot Center).  Barnum is a full line financial services firm that helps people with long-term solutions.  For additional information, please see

Barnum Financial Group – Photo Courtesy of the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce


Economic Development Commission Recognizes Local Businesses Celebrating Milestones

July 2017

Guilford Food Works Natural Market – 25 years; Christopher’s Salon and Day Spa – 30 years; Guilford Financial Advisors Group – 30 years; Palumbo’s Automotive – 30 years; Breakwater Books – 45 years; Guilford Art Center – 50 years; Guilford Craft Expo – 60 years; SARAH Organization and Family of Agencies – 60 years; Guilford Keeping Society – 70 years