By Johana Vazquez

(Waterford) — Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz and First Selectman Rob Brule on Wednesday visited local business owner Ivy Mellow, a recent recipient of an estimated $9,000 grant from the Women’s Business Development Center’s Equity Match Grant Program.

Mellow, who owns Ivy’s Simply Homemade, a retail storefront offering prepared foods and a provider of catering services, is one of 44 women to receive a grant as part of the WBDC’s second round of grants totaling nearly $400,000.

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