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A family business: Rumors celebrates 10 years in Windsor

Sherry Green and her daughter, Adel Nieto, celebrated the 10-year anniversary of Rumors on Main last week with a gathering of friends and family.

Family is a focus the business has worked to maintain, and may be one reason for the business's success, Green and Nieto said.

"We really pride ourselves with being the type of salon where people feel like family, and I think that really starts with the fact that we are family," Nieto said. "She and I are family and we treat our staff members like family and our guests like family."

The two have been in Windsor since 1990.

“Being in business for 10 years is so much less about us and so much more about the Windsor community and our guests have supported us through thick and think in ways that we never imagined that people would do.” Adel Nieto

"We lived in outlying areas but always loved Windsor, (and) wanted to start a business here," Green said.

When asked how the two have kept the business going, they both laughed and answered "stubbornness." But, Nieto added, Rumors' customers and other residents are a large part of why the business has continued.

"Being in business for 10 years is so much less about us and so much more about the Windsor community and our guests have supported us through thick and think in ways that we never imagined that people would do," she said.

Green and Nieto have overcome challenges by staying together, and through the help of the community. They endured the 2008 tornado that tore through Windsor.

"We had a full salon the day of the tornado," Green said. "And we were able to get everybody down in the crawl space."

They were working for a wedding two days later, and some friends helped them find generators so they could work with power, which Green said was out in much of the town.

Nieto said the 2008 recession was an additional challenge, but people continued to "come out of the woodwork" to support them and the business.

Green and Nieto said they have enjoyed the extended family they have found in their staff and patrons.

"We're fortunate to have had guests that have turned into friends and friends who have turned into guests," Nieto said.

Rumors on Main

Rumors on Main, which recently celebrated 10 years in Windsor, is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, noon-8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays at 612 Main St. For more information, or to book an appointment, call (970) 686-9339 or go to http://www.rumorsonmain.com.