Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield behavioral-health manager Ana Secondo (foreground) with her team of employee assistance program (EAP) case managers at the health insurer's Wallingford call-in center. Anthem has seen a rising number of EAP calls involving opioid misuse, signaling, Secondo says, growing public awareness — and less stigma — about their hazards.

Employee assistance programs offer a bridge to addiction recovery

For most of his 46 years, Dino has worked lifting heavy loads at Connecticut construction sites, as a crane operator.

NYMBUS President David Mitchell says financial-technology services providers, or “fintechs'', like his aim to assist smaller, community banks in Connecticut and New England move deeper into the Digital Age.

CT fintechs reimagining the banking landscape

With the recent arrival of a financial-technology, or “fintech,'' company in Glastonbury, community banks and credit unions in Connecticut and New England are bracing for intensified...

Biowave's neurostimulator is a pain relief device, and opioid alternative, used by the New York Giants football team.

Data analytics, medical devices offer opioid alternatives

Like baseball, basketball and other arenas where data is invaluable, analytics has come to pain management.

Alan Venitosh, ops director at South Windsor’s Telefunken Elektroakustik, demonstrates camera security functions throughout the company’s office.

CT companies increasingly tap ‘Internet of Things’ for innovation

The Internet of Things is evolving rapidly as more devices connect to the internet and each other, but businesses are already exploiting IoT to help manage operations and collect data — a trend...

 
This week's focus

Realty pros show housing-market optimism; pessimistic about office/retail space

Q&A talks about the state of the commercial realty market with Erron Smith, associate director of business development at the Connecticut Economy Resource Center.

Westfarms' retail boulevard preps for new competition

Soon, the competition will get even more intense. Next spring, West Hartford's Corbins Corner will become the Corbin Collection, a new shopping center at 1445 New Britain Ave. across from Westfarms...

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