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Northrup Grumman closing Norwalk plant that employs 315 workers - Chicago Tribune
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Thursday, 07 June 2012
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Northrup Grumman closing Norwalk plant that employs 315 workers
Chicago Tribune
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Northrup Grumman has announced it will close its engineering and manufacturing facility in Norwalk and consolidate work at other facilities in Maryland and Illinois. The Connecticut facility employs 315 people.
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Quinnipiac University Names First Chair of Engineering; Plans for School of Engineering on the Horizon
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HAMDEN, Conn., June 6, 2012 ­/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A retired lieutenant colonel with more than 25 years of global experience in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has joined Quinnipiac University as chair of the new Department of Engineering. Scott Hamilton will design the...
 
 
Maine announces nation's first statewide medical image archive - PC Advisor
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Thursday, 31 May 2012
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Maine announces nation's first statewide medical image archive
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The images include X-rays, CT scans, MRIs and mammograms. "The typical radiology image is 50MB in size. And, we're talking about bringing over all the archives," he said. The image archive will share data between 56 radiology imaging centers, ...

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Connecticut's Economy Is Showing Positive Signs - CT Newsjunkie
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Wednesday, 30 May 2012
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Connecticut's Economy Is Showing Positive Signs
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by Christine Stuart | May 30, 2012 7:06pm While it may just be anecdotal, a business development manager for a utility company said Wednesday that Connecticut's economy seems to be improving and businesses are moving in or expanding.

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State Loan Helping Small Businesses Survive - Patch.com
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Wednesday, 30 May 2012
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State Loan Helping Small Businesses Survive
Patch.com
... and a global recession continued to keep garden sales sluggish, Gledhill Nursery President and CEO Sean Powell knew just where to turn for help: the State of Connecticut's new Small Business Express Program, which has just loaned Gledhill Nursery ...

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Area banks reach out during Small Business Week - Newbritainherald
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Monday, 28 May 2012
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Area banks reach out during Small Business Week
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“They create over two-thirds of net new jobs, and more than half of all working Americans either own or work for a small business.” On May 20, banks in central Connecticut revved up this engine during National Small Business Week.

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Connecticut needs to stimulate job growth or face 'dismal' future - New Haven Register
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Friday, 25 May 2012
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Connecticut needs to stimulate job growth or face 'dismal' future
New Haven Register
By Luther Turmelle, North Bureau Chief University of Connecticut economists say the state faces a dismal economic future if officials don't take decisive action to stimulate employment growth. The latest edition of the Connecticut Economic Outlook
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Hartford baker named Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Connectcut Plus
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Friday, 25 May 2012
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Hartford baker named Young Entrepreneur of the Year
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By US Small Business Administration Hartford, CT - The US Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced its annual award winners for 2012. Scott Kluger of Hartford has been selected to receive the prestigious SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year ...

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Malloy announces 5 Conn. firms to receive grants
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Thursday, 24 May 2012
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Five more Connecticut small businesses are set to receive financial assistance through the state's new Small Business Express Program.
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Malloy announces 5 more Conn. small businesses to receive state grants - The Republic
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Thursday, 24 May 2012
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Malloy announces 5 more Conn. small businesses to receive state grants
The Republic
AP HARTFORD, Conn. — Five more Connecticut small businesses are set to receive financial assistance through the state's new Small Business Express Program. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday that American Municipal Tax-Exempt Compliance Corp. in ...
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Management Fundamentals Workshop - Business West
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Tuesday, 22 May 2012
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Management Fundamentals Workshop
Business West
May 24: Lyne Kendall of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network will present “Business Plan Basics” from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Amherst Town Hall, first floor meeting room, 4 Boltwood Walk. The workshop will focus on management ...

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Business Scene: Small business owners fearful of taking a HIT - Newbritainherald
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Monday, 21 May 2012
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Business Scene: Small business owners fearful of taking a HIT
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Closer to home, Bill Millerick, president of the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce, warns that with “minimal improvements to our national unemployment rate and job market, Connecticut is more dependent than ever on our small business community.

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New London Business Receives Small Business Innovation Research Grant - Patch.com
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Monday, 21 May 2012
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New London Business Receives Small Business Innovation Research Grant
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By Dirk Langeveld A drug discovery company located on Shaw Street will receive a $299998 Small Business Innovation Research Grant, Rep. Joe Courtney has announced. LifePharms Inc. received the grant through the US Department of Health and Human ...

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SBA names Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year - Connectcut Plus
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Monday, 21 May 2012
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SBA names Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year
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By US Small Business Administration (SBA) Hartford, CT – The US Small Business Administration (SBA) announced its annual award winners for 2012. Michael Zacchea, Program Director of the University of Connecticut Entrepreneur Bootcamp for Veterans with ...

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Seger Hopes to Gain Party's Endorsement for 8th District Run - Patch.com
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Monday, 21 May 2012
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Seger Hopes to Gain Party's Endorsement for 8th District Run
Patch.com
By John Fitts Although he has never held office, Democrat Dan Seger has quite an ambitious goal — to unseat Connecticut 8th District Sen. Kevin Witkos. In fact a Republican has held the office since at least 1971 but with a presidential election this ...

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CBJ: Business licenses too big a hurdle? - The Daily Progress
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Monday, 21 May 2012
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CBJ: Business licenses too big a hurdle?
The Daily Progress
But many state licensing laws can be erratic, illogical and burdensome — and stop some people from launching a small business, says the Institute for Justice, a public interest law firm. A recent IJ study looked at 102 lower and moderate-income ...

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SBA programs offer both training, advice - Hartford Business
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Sunday, 20 May 2012
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SBA programs offer both training, advice
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Q: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and US Small Business Administration have announced new resources to support small businesses across the nation. What are some of the new resources and how can Connecticut companies avail themselves of the ...
Video Contest Winners to be
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Connecticut business sees stable, but fragile economy ahead
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Saturday, 19 May 2012
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Executive confidence in the economy is being held in check, largely on global and government concerns, but there's still enough confidence and demand in the state to propel some firms to hire and expand.
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Gledhill Nursery Receives State Small Business Grant - Patch.com
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Thursday, 17 May 2012
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Gledhill Nursery Receives State Small Business Grant
Patch.com
The West Hartford garden center is one of five small businesses that qualified for assistance under Connecticut's Small Business Express Program. By Ronni Newton Gledhill Nursery has qualified for assistance under a special program created by ...
Killingly business one of 5 in state
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Christopher Davis To Seek Second Term in District 57 - Patch.com
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Wednesday, 16 May 2012
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Christopher Davis To Seek Second Term in District 57
Patch.com
Christopher Davis (R– Ellington) announced his intentions to seek re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives for the 57th Assembly District, which will include Ellington and most of East Windsor. Davis was first elected to the state house ...

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Republicans make their choices for local state Senate seats - TheDay.com
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Wednesday, 16 May 2012
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Republicans make their choices for local state Senate seats
TheDay.com
"Connecticut is the least friendly business state," Madonna said. "As a small business owner, I know that for a fact." Maynard said he is running for re-election. His district encompasses Groton, North Stonington, Stonington, Preston, Griswold, ...

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Welcome to SSOC, the Socialist State of Connecticut - TheDay.com
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Wednesday, 16 May 2012
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Welcome to SSOC, the Socialist State of Connecticut
TheDay.com
By David Collins It is hard to imagine that a business that wanted to come to Connecticut, lease some space and hire some employees was kept away by the state because it didn't adequately prove there is a need for its services.

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My Three Sons gets boost from Small Biz Express Program - Ct Post
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Tuesday, 15 May 2012
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My Three Sons gets boost from Small Biz Express Program
Ct Post
Jerry Petrini, owner of My Three Sons in Norwalk, Conn. on Friday May 11, 2012, with some of the new laser tag equiptment he was able to buy to expand his business through a grant from the Small Business Express Program. Photo: Dru Nadler / Stamford ...
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Kristen Hickey receives Minority Small Business Champion of the Year Award - Connectcut Plus
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Tuesday, 15 May 2012
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Kristen Hickey receives Minority Small Business Champion of the Year Award
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By US Small Business Administration (SBA) Hartford, CT – The US Small Business Administration (SBA) announced its annual award winners for 2012. Kristen M. Hickey representing the AETNA has been selected to receive the prestigious Minority Small ...

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Opinion: NJ minimum wage pay hike would harm small businesses - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
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Tuesday, 15 May 2012
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Opinion: NJ minimum wage pay hike would harm small businesses
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
By Laurie Ehlbeck Late last Wednesday night, a bipartisan group of legislators in Connecticut killed a proposal to raise the minimum wage. The leaders of both houses there as well as the governor are proudly progressive Democrats who might
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Small Business Assoc. honors two local agencies - Seacoastonline.com
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Tuesday, 15 May 2012
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Small Business Assoc. honors two local agencies
Seacoastonline.com
By Michael McCord A Seabrook electrical contracting company and an Exeter-based economic development organization will be honored May 17 by the Small Business Administration as part of its annual Small Business Week celebration.

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McMahon Meets with Stamford Business Group - The Daily Greenwich
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Monday, 14 May 2012
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McMahon Meets with Stamford Business Group
The Daily Greenwich
STAMFORD, Conn. — Several small-business owners in Stamford learned that they have more in common with Republican US Senate hopeful Linda McMahon than they might have expected when the former chief executive officer of World Wrestling Entertainment ...
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Long Island Small Business Wins Big Award - Albany Times Union
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Friday, 11 May 2012
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Long Island Small Business Wins Big Award
Albany Times Union
Mainstream Entertainment Group Inc., which is based in Long Island, New York, services the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut areas in Film and Video Production, Graphic Design, Web Design, Marketing Solutions, and Entertainment Services.

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State still trails in tax environment - Westfair Online
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Thursday, 10 May 2012
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State still trails in tax environment
Westfair Online
The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council released the study just as Connecticut small business owners completed a daunting tax season, absorbing accelerated tax increases in the second half of last year as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy worked to close ...

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Deadline in Connecticut to Apply for SBA Working Capital Loans Due to Tropical ... - Sacramento Bee
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Thursday, 10 May 2012
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Deadline in Connecticut to Apply for SBA Working Capital Loans Due to Tropical ...
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By US Small Business Administration ATLANTA, May 9, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private ...
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Constant Contact To Host “Get Down To Business” Events In Connecticut And New ... - TheStreet.com (press release)
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Wednesday, 09 May 2012
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Constant Contact To Host “Get Down To Business” Events In Connecticut And New ...
TheStreet.com (press release)
By Business Wire 05/08/12 - 09:15 AM EDT To celebrate Small Business Week (May 16-25, 2012), Constant Contact®, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTCT), the trusted marketing advisor to more than half a million small organizations worldwide, will host Get
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Report: Underused Health Insurance Tax Credit Could Bring $166M To CT Small Firms - Hartford Courant
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Wednesday, 09 May 2012
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Report: Underused Health Insurance Tax Credit Could Bring $166M To CT Small Firms
Hartford Courant
Small Business Majority and Families USA, a national organization that advocates for affordable health care for all Americans, researched the tax credit and said 36620 small businesses in Connecticut are eligible, or 64 percent of
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Deadline in Connecticut to Apply for SBA Working Capital Loans Due to Tropical ... - MarketWatch (press release)
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Wednesday, 09 May 2012
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Deadline in Connecticut to Apply for SBA Working Capital Loans Due to Tropical ...
MarketWatch (press release)
ATLANTA, May 9, 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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SBA announces annual award winners - Connectcut Plus
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Wednesday, 09 May 2012
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SBA announces annual award winners
Connectcut Plus
By US Small Business Administration Hartford, CT - The US Small Business Administration (SBA) announced its annual award winners for 2012. Sandi Weber, Vice President Commercial - SBA Lending for Quinnipiac Bank & Trust Company, has been selected to ...

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Why You Should Start A Company In... New Haven - Fast Company
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Wednesday, 25 April 2012
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Why You Should Start A Company In... New Haven
Fast Company
What's lesser known about New Haven is that is has long been a hotbed of startup activity: Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin here, as well as interchangeable parts for guns, sparking a small arms-manufacturing industry that encompassed Winchesters ...

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SI Financial Group, Inc. Reports Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2012 - MarketWatch (press release)
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Wednesday, 25 April 2012
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SI Financial Group, Inc. Reports Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2012
MarketWatch (press release)
WILLIMANTIC, Conn., Apr 25, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- SI Financial Group, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ:SIFI) , the holding company of Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company (the "Bank"), reported net income of
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WBC names Fran Pastore 2012 Extraordinary Woman - Connectcut Plus
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Wednesday, 25 April 2012
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WBC names Fran Pastore 2012 Extraordinary Woman
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By Women's Business Development Council (WBDC) Stamford, CT - The Women's Business Council of the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce has chosen four esteemed women for the 2nd annual "Conversation with Extraordinary WBDC Women".

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Poll: Voters Support Death Penalty, Raising Minimum Wage - Patch.com
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Wednesday, 25 April 2012
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Poll: Voters Support Death Penalty, Raising Minimum Wage
Patch.com
The poll finds that the overwhelming majority supports raising Connecticut's $8.25 minimum wage – even though most believe it will cause small business owners to hire fewer people. Overall, there was 70-28 support of boosting the wage.

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Deadline to Apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans in Connecticut Due to ... - Sacramento Bee
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Wednesday, 25 April 2012
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Deadline to Apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans in Connecticut Due to ...
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By US Small Business Administration ATLANTA, April 24, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private
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At Costco, Members Can Now Buy Aetna Health Insurance - Hartford Courant
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Tuesday, 24 April 2012
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At Costco, Members Can Now Buy Aetna Health Insurance
Hartford Courant
Individuals shopping for health insurance have traditionally bought a policy through a broker, a chamber of commerce, or a small-business group such as the Connecticut Business & Industry Association. In recent years, however, insurers have started ...
Costco to Sell Aetna
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AG Jepsen: Groupon Changed Voucher Expiration Disclosures
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Tuesday, 24 April 2012
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Attorney General George Jepsen announced today that because of concerns raised by his office, Groupon has improved their consumer disclosure information on discount vouchers.



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SAMA announces $150K contribution from First Niagara - Connectcut Plus
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Tuesday, 24 April 2012
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SAMA announces $150K contribution from First Niagara
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SAMA was founded in 1982 and incorporated in the State of Connecticut in 1992 by a group of Hispanic merchants to provide small business owners with the opportunity to have a rewarding career and financial independence.

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Verizon Small Business Center's Free Webinar on April 25 to Feature Security ... - MarketWatch (press release)
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Tuesday, 24 April 2012
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Verizon Small Business Center's Free Webinar on April 25 to Feature Security ...
MarketWatch (press release)
WHAT: Verizon Small Business Webinar: "Protecting Your Online Assets and Information." WHEN: Wednesday, April 25, at 2 pm ET/ 1 pm CT/ 12 pm MT/ 11 am PT WHERE: Verizon Small Business Center http://www.brighttalk.com/r/gxD WHO:
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Winners Announced At Connecticut Collegiate Business Plan Competition
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Friday, 20 April 2012
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The Entrepreneurship Foundation held their Spring Semester Connecticut Collegiate Business Plan Competition today at the New Haven Lawn Club.  $13,500 in grants were up for grabs in seven different categories.  The contest included 23 finalists from 11 different Connecticut colleges and universities.



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Former NewAlliance CEO taking over at BNC - Ct Post
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Wednesday, 18 April 2012
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Former NewAlliance CEO taking over at BNC
Ct Post
Photo: Contributed Photo / Connecticut Post Contributed New Canaan-based BNC Financial Inc., a $500 million institution, has hired Peyton R. Patterson, former NewAlliance chief executive officer, to lead an expansion that one day could include a public ...
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BNC Financial Group Names Peyton R. Patterson CEO-Elect - MarketWatch (press release)
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Tuesday, 17 April 2012
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BNC Financial Group Names Peyton R. Patterson CEO-Elect
MarketWatch (press release)
NEW CANAAN, Conn., Apr 17, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- BNC Financial Group (OBB:BNFI) , the bank holding company that owns and operates The Bank of New Canaan, The Bank of Fairfield and Stamford First Bank, announced today that Peyton R. Patterson will ...

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Open Solutions' CEO Louis Hernandez, Jr. Launches Petition to Save the ... - MarketWatch (press release)
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Monday, 16 April 2012
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Open Solutions' CEO Louis Hernandez, Jr. Launches Petition to Save the ...
MarketWatch (press release)
GLASTONBURY, Conn., Apr 16, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- In a showing of solidarity with Main Street America, small businesses and community-based financial institutions, Louis Hernandez, Jr., award-winning entrepreneur, policy advisor and
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City Solar Panel Supplier Gets $350K State Grant, Loan - Patch.com
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Monday, 16 April 2012
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City Solar Panel Supplier Gets $350K State Grant, Loan
Patch.com
A Middletown solar panel supplier is among five Connecticut small businesses that qualified for a combined $1020000 through the state's Small Business Express Program, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's signature small business program that was created as a part ...

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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
Norwalk Plus Magazine
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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