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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 ...
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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
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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
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"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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The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

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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Fast Company

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
Connectcut Plus
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 ...
Sacramento Bee
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
Connectcut Plus
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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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
TheStreet.com
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
Huffington Post
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
Ct Post
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
Ct Post
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 ...
MarketWatch (press release)
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
Patch.com
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
Boston Herald
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
Patch.com
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
Ct Post
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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