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SBA announces new CT hire - Norwalk Plus Magazine
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Friday, 13 April 2012
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SBA announces new CT hire
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By Small Business Administration's Connecticut District Office Bernard M. Sweeney, District Director for the United States Small Business Administration's Connecticut District Office announces the newest addition to their staff, Frank Alvarado.

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Conn. Governor Announces Small Business Funding - TheStreet.com
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Friday, 13 April 2012
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Conn. Governor Announces Small Business Funding
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By AP 04/13/12 - 01:36 PM EDT HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Five Connecticut small businesses will be receiving funding to expand their operations as part of the state's Small Business Express Program, created during October's special legislative session on ...
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Mitt Romney On The Cusp Of Making Major Mormon History - Huffington Post
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Wednesday, 11 April 2012
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Mitt Romney On The Cusp Of Making Major Mormon History
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HARTFORD, CT - APRIL 11: Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks to supporters on April 11, 2012 in Hartford, Connecticut. Romney spoke at Alpha Graphics in Hartford and will later attend a small business ...

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Video: Shays advocated gas tax hike in 2008 - Ct Post
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Wednesday, 11 April 2012
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Video: Shays advocated gas tax hike in 2008
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McMahon's campaign blamed Shays for contributing to rising gas prices, which now average $4.13 in Connecticut. "Linda understands that hardworking families and small business owners are struggling in this economy," said Erin Isaac, a spokeswoman for ...

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In Ct., Romney seeks to close gender gap - Ct Post
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Wednesday, 11 April 2012
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In Ct., Romney seeks to close gender gap
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Romney spoke at Alpha Graphics in Hartford and will later attend a small business town hall meeting in Warwick, Rhode Island. With Rick Santorum, Romney's chief rival for the Republican nomination, out of the race, the former Massachusetts governor is ...
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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Deadline in Western Connecticut for 2011 ... - MarketWatch (press release)
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Wednesday, 11 April 2012
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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Deadline in Western Connecticut for 2011 ...
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ATLANTA, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The US Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all
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Startup Calls for More Biotech Support - Patch.com
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Wednesday, 11 April 2012
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Startup Calls for More Biotech Support
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Blumenthal visited four businesses that have received funds from the federal Small Business Innovation Research program. These funds are administered by CT Innovations and awarded to small research and development companies, according to Blumenthal.

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CT's small-biz borrowers reap $85M extra in loans - Hartford Business
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Wednesday, 11 April 2012
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CT's small-biz borrowers reap $85M extra in loans
Hartford Business
Connecticut lenders have increased their small business lending by $85.1 million since receiving capital under a federal program meant to stimulate such lending, federal authorities say. The US Treasury said in a new report that Connecticut's share is ...

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Mitt Romney to visit Conn., RI - Boston Herald
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Wednesday, 11 April 2012
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Mitt Romney to visit Conn., RI
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Later in the evening, he is expected to attend a small business town hall meeting in Warwick, RI A recent Quinnipiac University Poll showed Romney with strong support in Connecticut, garnering 42 percent of the vote. He was followed by former Sen.

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Avon Business Receives Small Business Grant - Patch.com
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Wednesday, 11 April 2012
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Avon Business Receives Small Business Grant
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The grant, part of the Small Business Express Program, is part of the jobs bill the state passed in October. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Courtesy of the governor's office The following information is based on a press release submitted by the Connecticut ...
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Video: Shays advocated gas tax hike in 2008 - Ct Post
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Tuesday, 10 April 2012
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Video: Shays advocated gas tax hike in 2008
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McMahon's campaign blamed Shays for contributing to rising gas prices, which now average $4.13 in Connecticut. "Linda understands that hardworking families and small business owners are struggling in this economy," said Erin Isaac, a spokeswoman for ...

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Conn. small business program yields 65 new jobs - BusinessWeek
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Thursday, 05 April 2012
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Conn. small business program yields 65 new jobs
BusinessWeek
By SHANNON YOUNG A new state program aimed at growing small businesses in Connecticut by rewarding employers who hire the unemployed has added 65 jobs since it began in February. The Subsidized Training and Employment Program, known as STEP UP, ...
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Philanthropist: 'I was sure I was going to die' - Austin American-Statesman
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Tuesday, 20 March 2012
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Philanthropist: 'I was sure I was going to die'
Austin American-Statesman
As part of a technology change, commenting will not be available on some articles for a number of months. Read more about the change here. The Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Philanthropist Anne H. Bass said Tuesday she was certain she would die ...

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Murphy Sees. Murphy Clicks. Need Murphy Fix? - New Haven Independent
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Monday, 19 March 2012
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Murphy Sees. Murphy Clicks. Need Murphy Fix?
New Haven Independent
Small business is going to be the engine of growth in Connecticut's economy,” Murphy said as he walked down Crown towards Orange. He said it's problematic that Lavoie wasn't able to find banks to work with him several years ago.

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Representatives Meet With Small Business Owners - Patch.com
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Monday, 19 March 2012
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Representatives Meet With Small Business Owners
Patch.com
Connecticut spends among the highest in the nation per pupil but has the highest achieve gap – it doesn't add up,” he said. Bethel businessman Tony Caraluzzi was very upset with the liquor bill and feared that small businesses would be forced to close ...

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Tony Caraluzzi: It's not about Sunday sales - Danbury News Times
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Saturday, 17 March 2012
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Tony Caraluzzi: It's not about Sunday sales
Danbury News Times
Photo: File Photo / CT Our governor has decided that it's time to "modernize" our system and it seems your small local wine shops are not a part of his vision for our industry. In his State of the State address in February, he repeated more than a few ...

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'Roll-Your-Own' Cigarette Shops Take Fire - Wall Street Journal
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Friday, 16 March 2012
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'Roll-Your-Own' Cigarette Shops Take Fire
Wall Street Journal
Now lawmakers, backed by Big Tobacco and convenience-store chains, want to declare such shops to be manufacturers. That would subject them to the same taxes and regulations as the broader cigarette industry, likely snuffing them out.

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Connecticut commits up to $90 million to private equity funds - Pensions & Investments
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Friday, 16 March 2012
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Connecticut commits up to $90 million to private equity funds
Pensions & Investments
By Robert Steyer Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds, Hartford, will commit a total of up to $90 million to two private equity funds, subject to successful contract negotiations, confirmed David Rivera, a spokesman for state Treasurer
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Google to offer class at community college - Norwich Bulletin
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Thursday, 15 March 2012
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Google to offer class at community college
Norwich Bulletin
By MARILYN COMRIE Google, in partnership with Three Rivers Community College and the Connecticut Small Business Development Center, will offer two sessions of “Connecticut, Get Your Business Online” to area small businesses Wednesday at Three Rivers.

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Business owners: Minimum-wage hike will stunt NJ economy - NJBIZ
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Thursday, 15 March 2012
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Business owners: Minimum-wage hike will stunt NJ economy
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By Melinda Caliendo Small-business owners from New Jersey, New York and Connecticut discussed the regional impact on small businesses if the three states raise their minimum wages today during a conference call held by the National Federation for ...
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Small Business Administration's web chat offers advice for women-owned small ... - The Huntsville Times - al.com (blog)
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Thursday, 15 March 2012
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The Huntsville Times - al.com (blog)
... The US Small Business Administration's March live web chat offers advice for women-owned small businesses. Ana Harvey, the assistant administrator of the SBA's Office of Women's
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Three Rivers hosts web business course - TheDay.com (blog)
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Thursday, 15 March 2012
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Three Rivers hosts web business course
TheDay.com (blog)
By Lee Howard Norwich - Small-business owners will get free instruction next Wednesday at Three Rivers Community College about how they can develop a presence online. The college, in partnership with Google and the Connecticut Small Business ...

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Senate hopeful Linda McMahon proposes tax cuts for middle class, casts herself ... - The Republic
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Wednesday, 14 March 2012
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Senate hopeful Linda McMahon proposes tax cuts for middle class, casts herself ...
The Republic
"I believe that hardworking families and small business owners here in Connecticut and around the country deserve more." She said the business perspective is missing from the economic debate in Washington. Former Connecticut Republican
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Connecticut lawmakers consider $10 million in aid to attract, retain doctors ... - Torrington Register Citizen
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Wednesday, 14 March 2012
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Connecticut lawmakers consider $10 million in aid to attract, retain doctors ...
Torrington Register Citizen
That's when lawmakers approved a legislative package that included a new Small Business Express Program to provide loans and forgivable loans or matching grants, ranging from $10000 to $250000, to Connecticut-based small businesses and
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Donovan Pushes To Add Small Business To State Employee Plan - CT Newsjunkie
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Tuesday, 13 March 2012
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Donovan Pushes To Add Small Business To State Employee Plan
CT Newsjunkie
Eric George, associate counsel for the Connecticut Business & Industry Association, said he's concerned about the changes the law would make to the small employer rating system. He said removing gender and age as factors for determining what these ...
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Janesky Named State's Small Businessman Of The Year - Hartford Courant
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Tuesday, 13 March 2012
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Janesky Named State's Small Businessman Of The Year
Hartford Courant
Lawrence Janesky, owner and president of Connecticut Basement Systems, Inc., in Seymour, has been named the Connecticut Small Business Person of the Year by the National Small Business Association. Janesky founded Connecticut Basement System, ...
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Malloy: Access to capital allows small businesses to think big - Connectcut Plus
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Tuesday, 13 March 2012
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Malloy: Access to capital allows small businesses to think big
Connectcut Plus
By Governor Dannel P. Malloy's office HARTFORD, CT - Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that four additional small businesses have qualified for grants through the state's Small Business Express Program (EXP) to expand their businesses and create jobs ...

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4 additional Conn. businesses to receive grants through state's Small Business ... - The Republic
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Friday, 09 March 2012
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4 additional Conn. businesses to receive grants through state's Small Business ...
The Republic
The state's Small Business Express Program will provide a total of $100 million to Connecticut businesses that have fewer than 50 employees. The grant program, which was created during the October special legislative session on jobs, is
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Small liquor stores protest reform - Yale Daily News
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Tuesday, 28 February 2012
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Small liquor stores protest reform
Yale Daily News
But several small liquor store owners in Connecticut said the proposed repeal is a red herring intended to distract the public from the rest of the bill, which contains several provisions — including one that would eliminate current restrictions on ...

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Conn. workers to call for raising the minimum wage - Hartford Courant
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Tuesday, 28 February 2012
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Conn. workers to call for raising the minimum wage
Hartford Courant
AP Low-wage workers, some small business owners and others will be calling on state lawmakers to pass legislation that raises Connecticut's minimum wage. The advocates are expected to testify in support of raising the minimum wage at a public hearing ...

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Conn. workers to call for raising the minimum wage - NECN
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Tuesday, 28 February 2012
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Conn. workers to call for raising the minimum wage
NECN
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Low-wage workers, some small business owners and others will be calling on state lawmakers to pass legislation that raises Connecticut's minimum wage. The advocates are expected to testify in support of raising the minimum wage ...

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Liquor sales rally to be held - WTNH
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Monday, 27 February 2012
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Liquor sales rally to be held
WTNH
Supermarket chains like Stop & Shop have been pushing the campaign called "End Connecticut Blue Laws." News 8 is told a big crowd is expected. Those opposed will be showing their strength inside the capitol; hundreds of small business owners plan to ...

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Advice Column On Business Growth, SEO and Online Marketing Launches in Danbury, CT - PRunderground
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Monday, 27 February 2012
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Advice Column On Business Growth, SEO and Online Marketing Launches in Danbury, CT
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Suzen Pettit of Omaginarium Marketing announces the launch of her new column Ask Suzen, which will be featured in the Danbury and Brookfield Patch, where she will be fielding business growth questions weekly and invites small business people
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Daily Five: Rapper Jim Jones Foxwoods Brawl Videos - Patch.com
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Monday, 27 February 2012
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Daily Five: Rapper Jim Jones Foxwoods Brawl Videos
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Holdridge's recently received the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut's 2011 Small Business of the Year Award. The chamber had this to say: "Holdridge Home and Garden Showplace for its well-deserved reputation for being a quality business and ...

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Malloy: Investing in innovation will grow our economy - Connectcut Plus
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Saturday, 25 February 2012
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Malloy: Investing in innovation will grow our economy
Connectcut Plus
“In today's difficult business environment it is extremely important that non-traditional sources of lending are available to small business here in Connecticut,” said Andrew Macy, Chief Operations Officer of Lumachip. “The Department of Economic and ...
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Dominion to offset CT small business light bills - Hartford Business
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Wednesday, 22 February 2012
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Dominion to offset CT small business light bills
Hartford Business
Small-business owners in Hartford and four other Connecticut cities are being invited to apply for grants of $1000 to help offset electricity bills, thanks to a $1 million donation from Millstone Power Station owner Dominion, The Day of New London ...

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CT's new $100M small-biz loan fund swamped - Hartford Business
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Thursday, 16 February 2012
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CT's new $100M small-biz loan fund swamped
Hartford Business
By Greg Bordonaro More than 300 small businesses have applied to a new $100 million loan program aimed at boosting job growth in Connecticut, officials said Thursday. The small Business Express Program, which will provide $100 million in loans, ...
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Cassano Alerts Famers of New State Grants for Farm Land Restoration - Patch.com
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Thursday, 16 February 2012
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Cassano Alerts Famers of New State Grants for Farm Land Restoration
Patch.com
“Everybody's been talking about all of the small-business aid we passed in October, but you've got to remember we've also got 12000 people working in agriculture and we've taken steps to help them too,” Cassano said. “Farms in Connecticut aren't just ...
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Company opens hearing aid shop in Norwich - Norwich Bulletin
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Wednesday, 15 February 2012
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Company opens hearing aid shop in Norwich
Norwich Bulletin
“We appreciate every effort of a small business coming to a community and providing work,” he said. New business: On Wednesday, Groton-based Community Hearing Aids of Connecticut opened its second store in the region with a ribbon-cutting at 215 W.

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Connecticut kicks off Lead by Example Energy Efficiency Program - Stamford Plus Magazine
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Wednesday, 15 February 2012
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Connecticut kicks off Lead by Example Energy Efficiency Program
Stamford Plus Magazine
In addition to the energy and cost savings of the projects, Automated Building Systems, Inc, a small business based in Glastonbury, will hire two permanent electricians on staff in order to complete the Eastern project and additional projects ...

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Connecticut kicks off Lead by Example Energy Efficiency Program - Connectcut Plus
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Wednesday, 15 February 2012
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Connecticut kicks off Lead by Example Energy Efficiency Program
Connectcut Plus
In addition to the energy and cost savings of the projects, Automated Building Systems, Inc, a small business based in Glastonbury, will hire two permanent electricians on staff in order to complete the Eastern project and additional projects ...

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Coffee Shop in Wilton Fulfills Dream for Owners - The Daily Fairfield
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Wednesday, 15 February 2012
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Coffee Shop in Wilton Fulfills Dream for Owners
The Daily Fairfield
by Alissa Smith (email) The aunt and niece team of Karen Piazza, left, and Kayla McArdle say that owning a small business and a coffee shop is something they've always wanted to do. They just opened the Coffee Barn in Wilton.

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World Energy-NSTAR pact - Worcester Telegram
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Tuesday, 14 February 2012
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World Energy-NSTAR pact
Worcester Telegram
Last week World Energy earned a similar designation in the Connecticut Light & Power Small Business Energy Advantage program. “Becoming a go-to resource for mechanical retrofits within NSTAR's Direct Install Program is a major opportunity for our ...

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Sen. Kane to Seek Re-Election - Patch.com
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Monday, 13 February 2012
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Sen. Kane to Seek Re-Election
Patch.com
Senator Kane is a past recipient of the Waterbury Regional Chamber Malcolm Baldrige Award for Volunteerism, and a past recipient of the Waterbury Regional Chamber Harold Webster Smith Small Business Award. He is a graduate of Central Connecticut State ...

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Verizon Small Business Center Presents Free Feb. 15 Webinar on Improving ... - MarketWatch (press release)
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Monday, 13 February 2012
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Verizon Small Business Center Presents Free Feb. 15 Webinar on Improving ...
MarketWatch (press release)
WHAT: Verizon Small Business Webinar: "Ten Ways to Build Mutually Profitable Relationships Online and in Person," with Ramon Ray. WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 2 pm ET/ 1 pm CT/ 12 pm MT/ 11 am PT WHERE: Verizon Small Business Center
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Congressman Talks Jobs with Stamford Businesses - The Daily Stamford
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Monday, 13 February 2012
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Congressman Talks Jobs with Stamford Businesses
The Daily Stamford
US Congressman Jim Himes was in Stamford on Monday morning to speak to small business owners. STAMFORD, Conn. — Small business owners in Stamford discussed job creation with US Rep. Jim Himes at the weekly meeting of Third Street Stamford Chapter of ...

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Friday, February 10, 2012

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Google event being planned for Three Rivers - Norwich Bulletin
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Monday, 06 February 2012
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Google event being planned for Three Rivers
Norwich Bulletin
Ellen Mayo, associate director of the Small Business Development Center, which has an office at the Norwich college, made the announcement during a legislative breakfast at Three Rivers on Monday. “We're talking with Google today about coming to ...

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Beirne Wealth Consulting Launches in Milford, Connecticut - MarketWatch (press release)
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Monday, 06 February 2012
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Beirne Wealth Consulting Launches in Milford, Connecticut
MarketWatch (press release)
MILFORD, Conn. & NEW YORK, Feb 06, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- --Clients to benefit from greater personalized services and transparency Beirne Wealth Consulting LLC ("BWC") today announced its launch as an independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA)
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Capitol DisPatch: First Days And Fundraising Foils - Patch.com
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Monday, 06 February 2012
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Capitol DisPatch: First Days And Fundraising Foils
Patch.com
Connecticut's financial problems will likely extend beyond the current biennium's projected deficits, said local lawmakers. Fred Carstensen, Director for the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis at UConn said he doesn't think the April 2011 ...

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