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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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Chelsea Richard Enjoys Interaction With LaSalle Customers - Patch.com
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Monday, 06 February 2012
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Chelsea Richard Enjoys Interaction With LaSalle Customers
Patch.com
When she's done at LaSalle, most days it's off to Central Connecticut State University, where Richard is a hospitality and tourism major. It makes for some long days, leaving the house at 6 am and returning home at 11 pm She is on schedule to graduate ...

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Agenda is full for legislative session - TheDay.com
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Monday, 06 February 2012
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Agenda is full for legislative session
TheDay.com
Their plan would expand eligibility to an estimated 2600 additional firms for $180 million in state-funded loans and grants through Connecticut's new Small Business Express Program. The proposal calls for new incentives for businesses to hire post-9/11 ...

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AP-CT--Session Opens, 1st Ld-Writethru,962 - Hartford Courant
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Sunday, 05 February 2012
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Wall Street Journal

AP-CT--Session Opens, 1st Ld-Writethru,962
Hartford Courant
Williams said Senate Democrats want to enlarge the Small Business Express program to include companies with up to 100 employees. Currently, firms with up to 50 workers are eligible to apply. "We want folks to remember it's a short session, ...
Malloy sees no major
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Pitney Bowes Opens Global Technology Center in Danbury, Connecticut
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Thursday, 02 February 2012
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Pitney Bowes Inc. today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of its Global Technology Center in Danbury, Connecticut. The newly-renovated facility w
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Greenwich Associates Recognizes People's United for Excellence in Small ... - MarketWatch (press release)
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Monday, 30 January 2012
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Greenwich Associates Recognizes People's United for Excellence in Small ...
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BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Greenwich Associates, a research-based strategy management firm, awarded People's United six national and two regional awards for "Excellence in Small Business Banking.

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BofA hiring 14 to target CT small business - Hartford Business
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Monday, 30 January 2012
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Providence Business News

BofA hiring 14 to target CT small business
Hartford Business
Bank of America, Connecticut's largest branch operator, is preparing to hire 14 new small business lenders in the state as the bank tries to grow its commercial business. The hiring's are part of a plan by the Charlotte banking behemoth to add 50 new ...
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B&A Hires Over 50 Small Business Bankers All Over Massachusetts, Connecticut ... - LoanSafe
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Monday, 30 January 2012
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Providence Business News

B&A Hires Over 50 Small Business Bankers All Over Massachusetts, Connecticut ...
LoanSafe
Moreover, small businesses in total, both employers and non-employers, make up 97.9 percent of the state's businesses, according to the US Small Business Administration. In Connecticut and Rhode Island, the number of companies
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Hateful Tone of Politics Still Simmering - Patch.com
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Tuesday, 17 January 2012
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Hateful Tone of Politics Still Simmering
Patch.com
Connecticut Business Industry Association (CBIA) recently cited the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council's Small Business Survival index 2011, which ranked the state 44 out of 50 for being small business friendly. ...

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CT Teams Up with CI to Create High Growth Startups - NY Convergence
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Sunday, 15 January 2012
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CT Teams Up with CI to Create High Growth Startups
NY Convergence
... that CI plans on working with Connecticut's Department of Economic and Community Development and other state agencies to design a relocation incentive package. It will also work to secure more federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funds.

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Ex-Im Bank funds $363M in CT's global trade - Hartford Business
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Sunday, 15 January 2012
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Ex-Im Bank funds $363M in CT's global trade
Hartford Business
While Ex-Im is very limited in providing direct funds to companies, particularly small businesses, the US Small Business Administration has three programs to help Connecticut companies boost their global business. The SBA International Trade Loan ...

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WBDC offers program to address financial needs of small business - ShorelinePlus.com
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Friday, 13 January 2012
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WBDC offers program to address financial needs of small business
ShorelinePlus.com
The Women's Business Development Countil (WBDC), the leader of entrepreneurial training for women in Connecticut, is hosting anew program: Access to Capital - Alternative Small Business Loan Options. WBDC and a panel of commercial bankers and non-bank ...

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CL&P and Yankee Gas offering grants to 2012 FIRST robotics competitors - ShorelinePlus.com
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Friday, 13 January 2012
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CL&P and Yankee Gas offering grants to 2012 FIRST robotics competitors
ShorelinePlus.com
Over 1500 high school students are expected to compete in the 2012 Connecticut FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, March 29 - 31 at Hartford's Connecticut Convention Center.
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Target Will Feature Items From Connecticut Home Accessories Store
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Thursday, 12 January 2012
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Target Corp. will launch a handful of exclusive shops inside its stores that sell everything from candy to clothing. Five shops, which include The Privet House, a Connecticut home accessories store, will open inside Target stores in early May and remain open for six weeks.
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BOLT Infographic Highlights Staggering Growth of Women-Owned Small Businesses ... - MarketWatch (press release)
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Thursday, 12 January 2012
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BOLT Infographic Highlights Staggering Growth of Women-Owned Small Businesses ...
MarketWatch (press release)
"At BOLT we have noticed an increase in female small business owners contacting us to protect themselves, but the truth is, regardless of their gender, the size of their business, or the industry in which they play, our exclusive focus
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SUBWAY® Adds 24,000 Jobs in 2011, Expects to Add 25,000 in 2012
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http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnc/20120112/NY34579MILFORD, Conn., Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Through the opening of more than 2,400 restaurants worldwide, including 1,100 new locations just in the U.S. and Canada alone, the SUBWAY® restaurant chain created approximately 24,000 new foodservice job and career...


 
Secretary Merrill, Congressman Courtney, Commerce Dept. Boost Small Business - Examiner.com
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Wednesday, 11 January 2012
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Secretary Merrill, Congressman Courtney, Commerce Dept. Boost Small Business
Examiner.com
Secretary of the State for Connecticut Denise Merrill, Congressman Joe Courtney (D-2) and various federal specialists—primarily representing the US Department of Commerce and the Connecticut Department of Agriculture—all gathered at 10am this morning ...

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Study shows smaller businesses warming to their banks - Danbury News Times
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Friday, 06 January 2012
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Study shows smaller businesses warming to their banks
Danbury News Times
"Last year, Citizens Bank was the second highest producer of SBA loans in New England with 241 loans for $35 million and among the top SBA lenders in Connecticut." With small business owners, it seems that adding the personal touch to banking can make ...

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Year-end tally - Westfair Online
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Friday, 06 January 2012
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Westfair Online

Year-end tally
Westfair Online
Credit: Office of the governor If Malloy dedicated the second half of the year to improving Connecticut's business landscape, the first half was about what businesses hate most – higher taxes. The governor's hikes spanned personal, small-business and ...

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CMG Holdings Group, Inc. Launches UsaveCT, Inc. - MarketWatch (press release)
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Friday, 06 January 2012
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CMG Holdings Group, Inc. Launches UsaveCT, Inc.
MarketWatch (press release)
One of the reasons we are excited to launch in New Haven and expand across Connecticut is the Department of Economic and Community Development's dedication to job creation, small business economic growth and their commitment within digital media ...

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Fed should look at boosting housing, small firms: Rosengren - Reuters
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Friday, 06 January 2012
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Wicked Local (blog)

Fed should look at boosting housing, small firms: Rosengren
Reuters
"In addition, I believe that policymakers can and should continue to look at ways to better target fiscal and monetary policy to address the housing and small business financing problems we are seeing in this recovery." One of the Fed's most dovish
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Portland to Host Session on Small Business Assistance - Patch.com
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Friday, 06 January 2012
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Portland to Host Session on Small Business Assistance
Patch.com
State Representative Christie Carpino and EDC Consultant Mary Dickerson will be available to answer questions about Connecticut's Small Business Assistance Programs. The legislation, passed in late 2011, offers financial incentives for business ...

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Deadline to Apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans for Southbury Main Street ... - MarketWatch (press release)
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Thursday, 05 January 2012
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Deadline to Apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans for Southbury Main Street ...
MarketWatch (press release)
5, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The US Small Business Administration is reminding businesses in Connecticut that working capital loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private non-profit
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Conn. officials wrapping up informational sessions for small business ... - The Republic
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Monday, 02 January 2012
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Conn. officials wrapping up informational sessions for small business ...
The Republic
Under the new legislation, small business owners can seek loans and grants and receive tax credits for new hires. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the informational sessions allow people to meet with state officials, ask questions and fill out their ...
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Some New Year's resolutions state government should make - Foothills Media Group
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Friday, 30 December 2011
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Some New Year's resolutions state government should make
Foothills Media Group
As a struggling small business owner myself, I viewed that as a smack in the face. Small businesses drive our job growth. They allow our main streets to be vibrant. Let's not forget these jobs engines in 2012. Stop saying, “Connecticut is open for ...

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Five pitfalls that could result in small business failure - AmsterdamPrinting.com
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Thursday, 29 December 2011
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Five pitfalls that could result in small business failure
AmsterdamPrinting.com
As Keith Camhi, co-owner of Great Play - a Stamford, Connecticut-based fitness gym for kids - told Fox Business, "It is not sufficient to have a great offering. You have to go out and get people to come through the doors and experience it."

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GE Funding Agrees To $70 Million Settlement With Federal, State Officials
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Friday, 23 December 2011
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Stamford-based GE Funding Capital Market Services, Inc. has agreed to pay $70 million in a settlement with federal officials and investigators in Connecticut and 23 other states stemming from a probe into bid rigging on municipal investments.
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Small business owners see little prospect for change in Washington, DC - Catholic Online
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Thursday, 22 December 2011
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Small business owners see little prospect for change in Washington, DC
Catholic Online
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Corey Shaker, CEO of Hometown Auto Retailers, a dealership chain based in Waterbury, Connecticut says that car sales are bouncing back. He also said that some potential customers may have second thoughts about buying ...

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Obama backers wrong to dismiss Cain - Stamford Advocate
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Wednesday, 21 December 2011
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Obama backers wrong to dismiss Cain
Stamford Advocate
Small business owners in Connecticut are highly alarmed by the sharp increase in electricity costs. Like every household in America, they depend heavily on affordable electric energy. Higher utility bills divert resources away from capital expansion ...

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Tangoe dips $23.5M into ProfitLine purchase
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Tuesday, 20 December 2011
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Fresh off its summertime IPO, Connecticut communications software company Tangoe Inc. paid $23.5 million Monday to buy ProfitLine Inc., a provider of telecom expense and mobility management services.
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95 Conn. small businesses applied for state help - The Hour
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Sunday, 18 December 2011
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95 Conn. small businesses applied for state help
The Hour
AP HARTFORD -- Connecticut economic development officials have received 95 applications for the state's new Small Business Express Program, and say they expect more. The program includes loans and grants to help small companies purchase equipment, ...

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Cost-Cutting At The Hartford Will Increase In 2012, Company Says - Hartford Courant
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Thursday, 08 December 2011
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Cost-Cutting At The Hartford Will Increase In 2012, Company Says
Hartford Courant
The company wants to increase revenues on its life insurance, specialty commercial, small-business commercial and mutual funds business. Those business lines are already producing high profit returns, and the goal is to boost sales while maintaining ...

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Guest columnist: Edict raises questions about Malloy's priorities - Norwich Bulletin
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Thursday, 08 December 2011
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Guest columnist: Edict raises questions about Malloy's priorities
Norwich Bulletin
This new and strange arrangement would have us see private-sector employees become state employees, bypassing small business. This was heretofore unheard of. This concept isn't new. It has repeatedly come up in legislative sessions, and most recently ...

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First Niagara prices stock shares for sale - Buffalo News
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Thursday, 08 December 2011
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Buffalo News

First Niagara prices stock shares for sale
Buffalo News
First Niagara agreed July 30 to buy HSBC's entire upstate retail branch operation in the Buffalo, Albany, Rochester, Syracuse and Hudson Valley areas, which includes $14.8 billion in deposits and $2.5 billion in small business, mortgage and consumer ...

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New Jobs On the Way: CT Jobs Bill Being Implemented - Public News Service
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Monday, 28 November 2011
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New Jobs On the Way: CT Jobs Bill Being Implemented
Public News Service
The Small Business Express package works like this, Smith explains. "If they want to add any employees, if they want to add or buy a new piece of equipment, we have the opportunity to either provide them with a low-interest-rate loan or an outright ...

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Obama Promotes 'Small Business Saturday' to Boost Economy - ABC News (blog)
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Wednesday, 23 November 2011
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New York Daily News

Obama Promotes 'Small Business Saturday' to Boost Economy
ABC News (blog)
America can follow Arizona, Maine and Connecticut, to build a system of small-dollar PUBLIC funding for Congressional and the Presidential elections. No union money, no big lobby money, no special interest kickbacks, no secret Citizens United
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SBA disaster loans assistance given during tropical storm Irene - ShorelinePlus.com
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Tuesday, 22 November 2011
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SBA disaster loans assistance given during tropical storm Irene
ShorelinePlus.com
By US Small Business Administration CONNECTICUT, CT - The US Small Business Administration approved disaster loans totaling $7767300 to help homeowners and businesses recover after Tropical Storm Irene devastated parts of Connecticut in August. ...

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Revving the Small Business Growth Engine - Patch.com
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Tuesday, 22 November 2011
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Revving the Small Business Growth Engine
Patch.com
Courtesy of DECD Small business owners in need of low-cost funding will be interested to know that Catherine H. Smith, Commissioner at the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), is on a series of road shows across north ...

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Small business focus: A friend as well as a dentist - PennLive.com
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Monday, 21 November 2011
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Small business focus: A friend as well as a dentist
PennLive.com
After he graduated from the DMD program at the University of Pennsylvania's Dental School, Reardon moved to Connecticut to practice dentistry for two years in the Navy. Reardon moved to Chester County in 1978 and opened a dental office in Phoenixville ...

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State's General Assembly adopts $180M program to 'Reinvent Connecticut' - Torrington Register Citizen
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Friday, 18 November 2011
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State's General Assembly adopts $180M program to 'Reinvent Connecticut'
Torrington Register Citizen
The $180 million in new funding, specifically targeted to Connecticut's small business community, is part of Governor Malloy's strategy to “reinvent Connecticut” — the buzzwords that were used at a recent forum to inform business
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Neopost USA Introduces The Simple, Powerful Choice For Small Business and Home ... - MarketWatch (press release)
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Thursday, 17 November 2011
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Neopost USA Introduces The Simple, Powerful Choice For Small Business and Home ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Neopost USA, headquartered in Milford, Connecticut, is the American operating company of the Neopost Group, based in France. With its two flagship brands of Neopost and Hasler, Neopost USA partners with its customers to help them achieve
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Church Hill Classics’ Frame My Future Scholarship Contest 2012 Send
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Monday, November 14, 2011
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Thousands in Conn. enter 2nd week without power - Fox News
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Monday, 07 November 2011
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The Associated Press

Thousands in Conn. enter 2nd week without power
Fox News
"I think there's going to be a huge trickle-down effect and we may not know the results for several months," said Andy Markowski, Connecticut director for the National Federation of Independent Business. "I don't know of any small business that can
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As exchange board begins work, advocates still seeking change - The Connecticut Mirror
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Thursday, 03 November 2011
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As exchange board begins work, advocates still seeking change
The Connecticut Mirror
And what we have is we have no consumers," said Kevin Galvin, a small business owner who has been active in pushing for state-level health reforms and serves as chairman of Small Business for a Healthy Connecticut. He noted that while state Healthcare ...

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New technology powers Greenwich home during storms - Ct Post
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Wednesday, 02 November 2011
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New technology powers Greenwich home during storms
Ct Post
The CHP system is a combined heat and power system that is a mini power plant for a home or small business. Photo: Bob Luckey / Greenwich Time | Buy This Photo George Woodcock, left, and Chris Dockery, right, both of Yanmar America Corporation, ...

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McMahon endorses Romney - Politico (blog)
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Wednesday, 02 November 2011
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McMahon endorses Romney
Politico (blog)
I am proud to endorse Mitt Romney for president because he understands that government does not create jobs; the hardworking small-business owners across this country do. "Because we have experience creating jobs and growing a business, Gov. ...
Linda McMahon Endorses Mitt Romney for PresidentRoll Call
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House Approves Small-Business Bills - Wall Street Journal (blog)
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Wednesday, 02 November 2011
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House Approves Small-Business Bills
Wall Street Journal (blog)
James Himes (D-CT), the measure raises the bank shareholder threshold for SEC registration to 2000 from 500. The threshold has not been adjusted since 1964. The two bills aim to indirectly bolster job creation among small businesses. ...

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