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Smulders hits right tune with health-conscious consumers

John Stearns |

Michael Smulders studied music and envisioned playing in an orchestra percussion section. Instead, he conducts a natural foods company on a rapid growth trajectory.

Health insurers rein in small group rate hikes

Greg Bordonaro |

Connecticut's small employers, which have long felt the brunt of ever-increasing healthcare costs, could get some relief in 2016.

Oil dealers, gas stations offer workers 5% car insurance discount

The more than 13,000 employees of the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association's membership on Tuesday became eligible for a 5 percent discount on their auto insurance.

State-backed entrepreneur program awards $44K to startups

Administrators for CTNext said the state-backed program has awarded $10,000 grants to four Connecticut startups, including two in Greater Hartford.

Legislature largely ignores businesses’ pleas

Brad Kane |

The state's business community did not get what it wanted this legislative session. Not even close.

From Cuba to CT Thomas builds top minority-owned business

John Stearns |

Kenia Thomas, head of the largest minority-owned business in the Hartford region, wonders what her life would have been like had her parents not fled Cuba after the revolution, when she was 5 years...

The Linden to again house a restaurant

Gregory Seay |

The restaurant owners of South Windsor's Mill on the River, The Republic Restaurant in Bloomfield and three other area eateries say they will open their sixth later this year in The Linden building...

CT sees more sole proprietorships

The number of Connecticut businesses with no paid employees ticked up slightly in 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau revealed Wednesday.

Summer Green Guide publishes

Dive deep into the environmental law enforcement at the Connecticut Attorney General's Office, take a look back at 75 years of garbage at the Hartford Landfill, find out how to create fashionable...

Hill finds business is alive in ‘death care’ industry

Stan Simpson |

A gifted guitarist as a teenager, the stars were aligning for Howard Kenton Hill as graduation approached in 1986.

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