SilverSpiral Creations Receives 2019 Best of Torrington Award
Torrington Award Program Honors the Achievement
TORRINGTON August 21, 2019 — SilverSpiral Creations has been selected for the 2019 Best of Torrington Award in the Jewelry Designer category by the Torrington Award Program.
Each year, the Torrington Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community.
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