OUR TEAM

Creator of Opportunity

co-founder EIC & INGroup Creative

With an MBA in finance and a strong background in the corporate world Jeannette decided to take her management experience and follow her passion of owning her own business. Marketing and community development has always given her the opportunity to show-off her creative spirit while helping and bringing people together. With a strong passion for anything related to food, she started the Eat IN Connecticut group, sensing a need in the community for a common and safe place for both industry and non industry to communicate. From there after teaming up with another marketing expert, the agency side of the business began.

 

When Jeannette is not running around attending events with a drink in one hand and a plate full of something amazing in the other, she spends time with her husband and two beautiful and spirited little girls. 

Wizard of Light Bulb Moments

co-founder EIC & INGroup Creative

Born and bred in Phoenix, fine tuned in Manhattan, this girl brings big city mentality and experience to our team. Division 1 Volleyball led this desert dreamer to the Nutmeg State where she graduated with honors from Quinnipiac University. Kristen began honing her eye for design and PR well before walking across the stage with her Diploma, at one of shoreline’s largest real estate firms.  

 

Her passion for sports and helping others soon landed her in community relations and business development for The Special Olympics of Connecticut.

 

After a move to New York City, she went back to her PR routes and landed at DENTSU Communications, the public relations arm for America, of Advertising giant DENTSU HOLDINGS. Here she had the opportunity to hone her skills in Food, Beverage, Restaurant and Lifestyle PR with brands like Suntory, IPPUDO, UNIQLO and HOUSE FOODS TOFU. 

 

When her husbands work led them back to CT, she found herself back in the PR saddle. Co-Founder of Eat IN Connecticut and INGroup Creative, Kristen lives in West Hartford with her husband and two children, their family Frenchie, and three very useless family fish.

Director of Storytelling

partner INGroup Creative

Coming soon...

OUR VALUED EMPLOYEES

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

MELISSA PICKNELLY.

VP PETER PAN BUS LINES,

 CO-OWNER OF MCLADDENS AND

UNION KITCHEN RESTAURANTS

We recently opened four new restaurants. We began working with INGroup Creative to help promote our new restaurants ... they helped us with the grand openings ... social media ... and marketing. They have been great to work with ... energetic and really creative! We received an outstanding amount of exposure we would never have been able to get on our own. Working with INGroup Creative/ Eat IN Connecticut was the perfect jump-start that our restaurants needed.

PAM PAYDOS.

CO-OWNER POPOVER BISTRO

& BAKERY

I have worked with INGroup Creative for 3+ years. We have seen significant growth year over year! Kristen and Jeannette have such enthusiasm for the restaurant industry. They are up on current trends. They show genuine care for the businesses they represent. Their ideas are fresh and innovative. I highly recommend INGroup Creative for marketing, PR and Social Media needs for your business!!

GUY NEUMAN

THE HARTFORD RIB OFF

INGroup Creative is an organization that places their clients first. They operate in the background with a high degree of expertise and creativity. They are also involved constantly with their community and give back to many causes. If you are looking for a PR firm, social media support and all around marketing arm for your business, I strongly recommend their services. Happy to provide personal reference upon request as I am a current client.