From old-timers like Gault and Mitchells to younger arrivals like JoyRide and Saugatuck Sweets, Westport is filled with local businesses that give back in countless ways to the town.
But multinational corporations do it too.
Today, Westporter Bruce Haymes joined a group of colleagues from Nielsen’s Wilton office in giving Westport’s Gillespie Center a thorough spring cleaning.
They worked on the yard, painted the picnic benches and repainted the interior.
Passersby might have been impressed to see employees of the giant market research firm spending an entire day helping our local homeless shelter.
They would have been even more impressed if they’d known that one member of the work crew was Mitch Barns — CEO of the 40,000-employee company, with operations in 100 countries.
We give Nielsen the highest ratings for today’s show!