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Arena decision weighs heavily on Hartford's entertainment future

Matt Pilon |

In 2024, Hartford will be an entertainment magnet.

Personal chef caters to health-conscious customers

Stan Simpson |

Paul Finney is in the “personal chef” business, which may seem odd because the bulk of his clients are senior citizens — some on fixed incomes.

Front Street's Nixs is Hartford's first EB-5 project

Matt Pilon |

This Friday, when Nixs Hartford opens its first Connecticut restaurant and lounge on Front Street, it will be partly thanks to foreign investors from China and Vietnam who jointly anteed up at least...

CT tourism contest winner unveiled

Westport has emerged as the fan-favorite victor in a tourism contest sponsored by the state, officials announced.

Microscopy conference infuses region with $4.5M

The Microscopy Society of America's annual conference this week in Hartford will have a $4.5 million economic impact on the region, according to the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau, which...

Hooray Beer! CT craft brewers realize national trend

Brad Kane |

After years of trailing behind nearby states and the rest of the nation, Connecticut's burgeoning craft beer industry is finally creating some buzz.

Survey: CT Millennials spend on coffee, ignore fast food

Millennials in Connecticut are among the biggest spenders at coffee shops, while they rank nearly last in fast food spending, according to an analysis by Level Money, which makes a mobile app for...

100-plus people to rappel down Hartford hotel

A fundraiser for drug and alcohol addiction treatment next week will feature more than 100 people rappelling down the Hilton Hartford next week, organizers announced.

Riverfront Recapture's Marfuggi to retire

Joseph R. Marfuggi, long-time president and CEO of Riverfront Recapture, said he is planning to retire from the nonprofit organization, which hopes to have a successor chosen within six months.

Convention bureau’s Van Parys to retire; Phelps to take over post

Michael Van Parys will retire in August as president of the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau, the public-private organization announced.

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