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Chester components maker is CT exporter of the year

The U.S. Small Business Administration said it has named the president of Chester custom metal components manufacturer Chapco Inc. its Small Business Exporter of the Year for Connecticut.

CBIA offers vision, dental plans to small firms

The operator of Connecticut’s largest private healthcare exchange for small businesses says it has added voluntary vision and dental plans to its benefits offerings.

Energize CT saved customers $81M in 2014

More than 990,000 Connecticut businesses, municipalities, and residents used the various Energize Connecticut programs last year, saving a total of $81 million in energy costs for the year.

40% of small cos. likely to file insurance claim

Four in 10 small businesses are likely to file property or general liability insurance claims over the next decade, according to an analysis of claims data by The Hartford Financial Services Group.

Green Guide publishes Spring edition

Doosan plans to succeed where UTC failed. Connecticut has revamped motorists' commutes. The state Green Bank enters its next phase.

Time to do away with minimum-pricing law

Small package store owners flocked to the State Capitol last week protesting Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's plan to extend liquor store hours and undercut arbitrary minimum-pricing laws.

Study: CT shellfish population at risk

A study co-authored by the Natural Resources Defense Council named Connecticut as one of the 15 most at-risk states with a coastal economy at risk of ocean acidification.

National Science Foundation awards UConn $300K

The National Science Foundation has awarded UConn $300,000 to become an I-Corps Site and create the Accelerate UConn program, fostering entrepreneurship and creating businesses out of technology...

CT small biz grew January payrolls slightly

Connecticut companies with less than 20 workers grew their workforces by an average of 0.08 percent in January, according to an index compiled by Intuit QuickBooks.

Study: Fewer CT employers offer health insurance

The number of Connecticut employers who sponsor health insurance for their workers has fallen significantly since 2004, according to a study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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