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West Hartford Business Buzz Aug. 25: Openings, Closings and Other News

A round-up of West Hartford business news.

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West Hartford residents love to be "in the know" about happenings in town, especially the openings — and closings — of local businesses. We hear things all the time, and some of them turn into big stories. But sometimes we don't have enough news to write an entire story, even though the information is definitely newsworthy.

Every Sunday we'll highlight the business stories you may have missed during the past week, and give you the scoop on the other news you may not have heard about. And if you have tips about businesses opening or closing, please include them in the comments or send an email to ted.glanzer@patch.com.

Have you seen the video of Daym Drops and Javier Colon reviewing Max Burger’s veggie burger? Max Burger’s Manager Darcy Peterson said that customers and staff got a huge kick out of the experience.

“It was pretty neat,” Patterson said in a telephone interview Friday. “[Season No. 1 The Voice winner] Javier is already a dedicated customer of ours. It was his idea to bring Daymon here. We were happy [Daym Drops] liked us and promoted us. ...

“It was a special moment for the people who happened to be here. Daymon loved our food, which is the most we could hope for when anyone is doing a review. He brought his wife the next night and had dinner. He liked us that much. He’s a great guy, very genuine and they’re saying wonderful things about [Max Burger].”

LIFE Newspapers, which publishes, among other things, West Hartford LIFE, announced their sale to Turley Publications, based out of Western Massachusetts. Turley also publishes The Valley Press and The West Hartford Press. Many of the current staffers will be offered positions with the new 

I was at the new barber shop Bristle and Blade, located on New Britain Avenue, on Friday and will have a feature on it in the coming week.

West Hartford-based ReadyDock Inc. received $200,000 in “pre-seed funding from the state's technology promotions arm,” according to the Hartford Business Journal.

The HBJ said that ReadyDock “develops modular technology for secure storage, charging and disinfecting of computer tablets, which is useful in hospitals and laboratories. The company’s technology is useful in hospitals, laboratories and anywhere bacterial infection is a risk. ReadyDock also got $150,000 through CI's Pre-Seed Fund in 2012.

Colt Defense LLC announced the appointment of Dennis Veilleux as its president and CEO. Veilleux was most recently president and CEO of New Colt Holding Corp., which was acquired by Colt Defense. Veilleux replaces Gerald R. Dinkel, who will remain on Colt Defense’s Governing Board. Colt Defense’s facilities are located in Connecticut and Ontario, Canada. More information on Colt Defense LLC is available at www.colt.com.

Dr. Carolyn Ganeles, Dr. Scott Kallor and Dr. Janice Lopez have announced that they have moved their pediatric and adolescent primary care practice - Pediatric Partners - from West Hartford to 705 Bloomfield Ave., Suite 101 in Bloomfield.

The physicians of Pediatric Partners will attend newborns at Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Medical Center and maintain staff privileges at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. 

For more information, visit their website at www.pediatricpartnersct.com, check us out on Facebook or call 860-286-0444 for updates and information.

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