Hartford bedding maker Gold Bond Mattress is seeing larger bedding manufacturers open production plants in central Connecticut, to be nearer to their customers.

Bullish U.S. mattress makers choose Greater Hartford as Northeast logistics hub

Some of America's leading bedding makers are waking up to the time and cost savings from centralizing mattress manufacturing in Greater Hartford, making it logistically easier and cheaper to ship...

Charlie Peake (left) is a retired businessman turned SCORE consultant who helped entrepreneur Kelly Strayer, who started HyWinds Technologies, a Simsbury-based maker of water-resistant pockets for lacrosse sticks, with the logistics of launching her startup venture.  Peake voluntarily consults with various startups  at the Simsbury Public Library  (pictured in the background).

Volunteer group SCORE helps startups, small businesses launch, grow

Like many aspiring entrepreneurs, Kelly Strayer's idea for a business originated from a home-grown problem.

Bruce Fiedorowicz recently assumed the reins as executive director of Aerospace Components Manufacturers (ACM) in Rocky Hill. Fiedorowicz spent more than three decades in aerospace, with his last stop at GKN Aerospace Engine Systems New England in Newington.

Fiedorowicz takes ACM's reins amid surging aeroparts sector

For nearly 18 years, a band of Connecticut and western Massachusetts aeroparts suppliers — Aerospace Components Manufacturers (ACM) — has relied on one person to coordinate and promote...

 
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Roos to lead Mark Twain House through new strategic plan

Q&A talks with Pieter Roos, executive director of the Mark Twain House & Museum.

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Patrick McMahon wants to help downtowns throughout Connecticut come alive — and he's in a good position to do that.

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Q&A with Brenden Roche, senior marketing coordinator, SCA Pharmaceuticals

What? A company moving to Connecticut? Significant job-growth plans?

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