Business venture

Fairfield assists new venture

Fairfield, CT – The Fairfield Department of Community and Economic Development is pleased to announce its latest micro-business assistance grant awarded to LMB Enterprises, LLC, now located at 6 Tunxis Hill Road in Fairfield. The grant enabled LMB Enterprises to purchase furniture and equipment associated with its new commercial site in Fairfield.

LMB Enterprises (https://www.etsy.com/shop/LilinMomo) is primarily an e-commerce retailer that designs and produces custom decals, murals, wallpaper, wallcoverings and signage for all the occasions. Owners Lisa Belvedere and Mohammad Hayajneh started LMB as a home-based business. Her business boomed during the pandemic, so much so that Lisa and Mohammad quickly realized they could no longer fulfill orders from their home’s attic. As a result, the duo started looking for a new location and luckily found a place at 6 Tunxis Hill Road.

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 LMB Enterprises have long been the backbone of our economy, and the Micro Enterprise Program has been a very useful tool in our small business development strategy,” he added. Ms. Belvedere remarked, “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 on the Micro-Business Assistance Program, contact the Department of Community and Economic Development at (203) 256-3120.