Capstone Class Visits Grand Opening of ShopRite of Milford, CT
On June 5th, 2016, the grand opening of the new ShopRite of Milford, CT had a lot of our own HTM students feeling proud. Along with seeing the project go from blueprint to actual store, This past semester’s Capstone class participated in the development of the store with help of Owner Harry Garofalo. Our HTM students collaborated on marketing projects, the development of ShopRite Kitchens, amazing community development initiatives, and so much more. Students presented various proposals, plans, and ideas to Mr. Garofalo throughout their final fall and spring semester’s. The students handwork certainly paid off, and they had the opportunity to see their plans turn into reality at the Milford ShopRite.
Along with the grand opening, on May 6th, 2016, James DeStefano of Garafalo Markets led the HTM students on an Exclusive Tour of the new ShopRite in Milford, CT, before the public even got a peak!
This is just one example of the many ways that the Hospitality & Tourism Management program at UNH gives our students the opportunity to not only work alongside and collaborate with business professionals, but the ability to receive hands-on experience planning and developing businesses.
Check out more photos below of the grand opening of the ShopRite of Milford!