Stephanie Ortiz founded a Fancy Fluke, a women-run fishing tackle company that utilizes all-American components. Here, she fishes with Sydney Norris. At age 5, Sydney is the youngest member of the Fancy Fluke pro staff, and is already making waves at tournaments across the state. She enjoys fishing for Fluke, Striped Bass, Black Sea Bass and more in the waters of Eastern Long Island Sound, Fishers Island Sound and Block Island Sound. (Seth Jacobson photo)
Each room setting at Chariho Furniture is thoughtfully detailed with art, photography, or sculptural elements, many of them by local artisans. (Renee Trafford photo)
President and general manager of Waterford-based Brom Builders, Joe Mastronunzio, says that the generation of families gravitating to the shoreline today are looking for relaxed living with the comfort of modern amenities, like the kind found in this Niantic home. (Submitted photo)
The Chelsea Groton team works diligently for members of the community inside and outside the office. Here they are with Habitat for Humanity build leaders, volunteering their time to help build a home this summer. (Submitted photo)
Bare Wood Furniture carries a fine – and fun - selection of American-made wood items. (Emilie Farrugia photo)
Roberta Tuck, left, enjoys time with companion Toni Potter at the Mystic Museum of Art. (Emilie Farrugia photo)
Jason Hyatt, Sound Community Services' vice president of Programs and Integration, explains the agency's many initiatives during a recent visit. (Renee Trafford photo)

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