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Nielsen Earns High Ratings From Gillespie Center

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.

Nielsen’s Wilton employees, earlier today at the Gillespie Center.

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!

Nielsen CEO Mitch Barns repairs a chair.

Nielsen Gets High Ratings For Linxweiler Work

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, 40,000 Nielsen employees in 109 countries gave back to the communities in which they live and work. It’s called “Global Impact Day.”

Westporter Bruce Haymes joined a group of Connecticut colleagues who painted the Linxweiler House.

The Post Road emergency shelter for single mothers and their children looks better than ever.

Linxweiler House, and the Nielsen painters.

Linxweiler House, and the Nielsen painters.

As the sign says, the Linxweiler family bequeathed the house — once owned by a tinsmith blacksmiths — as a gift to the town of Westport.

Thanks to a giant, multinational TV ratings corporation — and its local employees — it’s a gift that keeps on giving.