To Market, To Market

Last May I was nominated by the Norwalk, Connecticut Chamber of Commerce for “small businessperson of the year” (though I am 5’11”) for my work with E Magqazine. At the awards banquet, the mayor began by delivering a brief, empty speech in praise of small business, then introduced the keynote speaker, a fellow from the Caldor department store chain which happens to be headquartered here. After romanticizing the company’s humble beginnings as a cramped second-story discount house, the executive went on with a story of an indeed very ambitious chain which seeks to monopolize the retail business throughout New England, the entire eastern seaboard, and then some!