Trump administration reconsiders, OK's casino in East Windsor

With its former leader facing a criminal investigation of potential political influence, the U.S. Department of Interior abruptly reversed course Thursday and announced it has accepted a gambling...

Liberty, Simsbury Bank to merge

Middletown's Liberty Bank and Simsbury Bank & Trust, two of central Connecticut's leading community lenders, say they will merge by fall in a $71 million deal.

Hartford Police Chief Rosado departing for Pratt job

Hartford Police Chief David Rosado is leaving his post after barely a year, to join Pratt & Whitney Co. His last day is April 12.

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Hartford's Chango Rosa to close

The Bear's Restaurant Group, which operates several eateries in Greater Hartford, said it will close its Chango Rosa restaurant at Hartford's Union Station next week.

CT starts 2019 with net job loss, after second revision

Just weeks after a data revision that cut Connecticut's 2018 job gains in half, the first month of the new year started with a similar treatment.

Hoops, hockey, crossword events add to 'March Madness' tourism spending

The NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament in downtown Hartford won't be the only collegiate event generating tourism dollars for the state this weekend.

Report: New England employers still shouldering highest employee costs

New England employers are still shelling out the nation's highest employee compensation packages, federal officials said Wednesday.

Lamont leads CT debt 'road show'

Connecticut's governor, treasurer and other senior officials have begun a four-city “investor road show,'' pitching the state's upcoming $850 million debt issue and its economy as good...

With committee vote, lawmakers map potential path to tolls

A legislative committee took the first steps Wednesday on what would be a long and complex journey to implement a comprehensive system of electronic highway tolls in Connecticut, voting party lines...

Public option health insurance bills clear committee

Legislation that would extend state health benefits to small businesses, nonprofits and individuals cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, winning a favorable vote from the Insurance and Real Estate Committee.

Hartford HealthCare to add Norwich hospice provider to homecare business

Hartford HealthCare (HHC) said it's reached an affiliation agreement to add a Norwich hospice provider to its homecare business.

Bill allows EW casino

The Tribal Winds Casino in East Windsor and a proposed gambling facility in Bridgeport got the backing of a legislative committee Tuesday, but the measures are far from done with debate.

Before biz crowd, Lamont defends min. wage, paid family medical leave

Facing a business crowd unhappy about proposals to raise the minimum wage and implement paid family medical leave, Gov. Ned Lamont defended his support for those policies, saying the workplace needs...


Largest women-owned businesses in Greater Hartford

Ranked by number of local employees as of March 2019

RankBusinessNo. of local employees
1Companions & Homemakers, Farmington2,326
2Merry Employment Group Inc., Manchester1,200
3Charter Oak Building Maintenance Inc., Rocky Hill238
4Carla's Pasta Inc., South Windsor208
5Orion Protective Services Inc., South Windsor152

Source: Each business via survey

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