Lindsay Arakelian Grega

Company: Lindsay's Handmade Ice Cream

Location: NORWALK

Company/organization description

Lindsay's Handmade makes small batch handmade artisan ice cream from scratch, using natural ingredients. It started during the pandemic lockdown of 2020 and turned into an obsession! I'm so excited for the future, and to have my own retail location.

Tell us about the entrepreneurial milestones you accomplished?

I launched my website November 22nd, and sold over 400 pints of ice cream in the first 3 weeks. I was stunned!

What type of entrepreneur are you?

Main Street - local business focus

What CT entrepreneur ecosystem resources have helped you succeed?

Norwalk Chamber of Commerce held a very helpful series of seminars regarding how to start a business. Connecticut SBDC assigned me a fantastic advisor who I speak with weekly. They are a fantastic resource!

Nominator Justification

Lindsay started a business making ice cream. During a worldwide pandemic. Her pints sell out even in winter months. She has brought joy to her friends and neighbors, wants to base her business in South Norwalk where she's raising her two little boys, and will give back to the community that supports her. She is an incredible friend and does CT proud. She deserves this award more than anyone I know. Lindsay turned a fun hobby into a money making venture to earn some money to help support her family during these crazy covid times. Her ice cream is fabulous & worth every penny. It can easily become an addiction.🥴 Lindsay started an ice cream business in the middle of a pandemic while also home schooling her two sons. She went through all the necessary training by going to ice cream college and has created a brand of unique and true to flavor ice cream.

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