Fairfield, CT – The Fairfield Department of Community and Economic Development is pleased to announce its latest micro-business assistance grant awarded to *andHOW! Graphics, located at 303 Linwood Avenue in Fairfield. The grant enabled *andHOW! Graphics to purchase specialized equipment to expand its business operations in Fairfield.
*and how! Graphics provides graphic design and branding solutions to its clients and specializes in custom apparel, embroidery, signage and vinyl packaging. Mr. Condon is a graduate of the University at Buffalo with over two decades of experience in art and design. He worked as a freelance designer before founding *andHOW! Charts in 2019.
The micro-enterprise assistance program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). It aims to provide entrepreneurs with training, technical assistance and start-up capital to create and maintain viable and productive small businesses in Fairfield. The program aims to strengthen and improve these small businesses, with the ultimate goal of increasing employment opportunities for low- and middle-income people. To be eligible, applicants must be a recognized form of business enterprise that employs five or fewer employees, have its primary business in Fairfield, and be current with all tax obligations. Since the program’s inception, the City has helped more than 50 small businesses.
“We are happy to help and always happy to welcome new businesses to Fairfield,” said Mark Barnhart, director of the Department of Community and Economic Development. “Small businesses like *andHOW! Graphics have long been the backbone of our economy, and the Micro Business Program has been a very useful tool in our small business development strategy,” he added. Mr. Condon said, “We are very pleased with the support we have received so far from the City. We look forward to serving the great Fairfield community for many years to come. »
For more information about the Micro-Business Assistance Program, contact the Department of Community and Economic Development at (203) 256-3120.