Fairfield-based Planet Fuel Beverage Co. has partnered with SCS Direct Inc., of Trumbull, to increase its market appeal.

SCS Direct’s entry into the food and beverage industry with Planet Fuel, which creates naturally healthy beverages targeting the teen and tween demographic, is outside the realm of its traditional product categories.

The partnership has enabled Planet Fuel to complete a brand overhaul. The company has changed its logo and produced new packaging. Planet Fuel beverages have also seen an increased online presence, recently entering the e-commerce space via Amazon.

Saltwater boutique opens in town

Saltwater, a new mommy-and-me specialty boutique that recently opened at 45 Unquowa Road in Fairfield, is owned by two Fairfield moms and entrepreneurs, Jessica Sokol and Sarah McBrair.

Sokol holds a master’s degree in art business from Sotheby’s and has worked for the Smithsonian, Sotheby’s, Farrow & Ball, as well as in the interior design, bridal and event industries. McBrair is the head designer of the jewelry brand, Love of Pretty.

Saltwater offers a collection of mom and child apparel, accessories, jewelry, home decor and gift ideas, with a focus on independent and inspiring brands that are both classic and contemporary. Saltwater provides specialty services including monogramming, print framing, gift wrapping and delivery to local customers, and — soon to come — birthday parties.

The store, which has been open for about two months, had its official grand opening on March 25.

Forum to study

General Electric exit

Fairfield University will host an MPA Summit on April 11, “Moving Forward in the Absence of GE,” following GE’s relocation of its headquarters to Boston.

The free forum begins at 7:30 p.m. at Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts and will be moderated by News 12 anchor Tom Appleby. Ticket information is at Quickcenter.fairfield.edu, via email at boxoffice@quickcenter.com or by calling 203-254-4010.

Associate joins Fairfield firm

Mackey & Guasco Staffing has added Jen Hulse as an associate. The Southport firm provides executive recruiting, temporary help and other services.

Between 2001 and 2010, Hulse ran Hulse Associates Executive Search, in between shorter stints with Halcyon Executive Search and McKinsey & Co. Hulse has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut in human development and family development, and is on the board of directors of Ambler Farm in Wilton, where she lives.

Real estate

agent honored

Janet Nalezynski, a sales associate affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Westport office, has been recognized with the Five Star Real Estate Agent award for 2017. She has been a recipient of the award for seven consecutive years.

Nalezynski, a lifetime resident of Fairfield County, works with home buyers and sellers throughout Westport, Weston, Fairfield/Southport, Easton and Norwalk.

She has earned the Previews Property Specialist designation.