Category: Business

Bridgeport Mayor Ganim, SMBE Director Gee Remind Local Business Owners of Emergency Relief Funds Currently Available

Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim, Small & Minority Business Enterprise Director Fred Gee remind local business owners that there are still resources available to provide emergency relief to businesses impacted by COVID-19; such as Emergency Injury Disaster Loans. Emergency Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) of up to $150,000 are available to business owners via the Small…

Webster Bank Donates $25,000 Disaster Relief Grant to American Red Cross

WATERBURY, CT – Webster Bank on Wednesday announced it is donating $25,000 to the American Red Cross to support disaster recovery efforts in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias. This donation will assist American Red Cross chapters throughout Webster’s footprint as they assist families and communities with recovery efforts. This donation will also provide necessary…

Lamont announces launch of business.ct.gov

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Wednesday announced the launch of business.ct.gov – an online, one-stop-shop where entrepreneurs can easily find information and quickly create a checklist with everything required to start up or manage their business in Connecticut. The online service will make it easier to do business in the state, support small…

CT lawmakers urge USDA to reconsider decision preventing shellfish farmers from receiving financial relief during COVID-19

WASHINGTON, DC – — On Friday, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and U.S. Representatives John Larson (CD-1), Rosa DeLauro (CD-3), Joe Courtney (CD-2), Jim Himes (CD-4), and Jahana Hayes (CD-5) called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (UDSA) to reverse its decision to prohibit shellfish aquaculture from being eligible for direct…

Bysiewicz and members of Governor’s Countil on Women and Girls launch financial literacy portal

Hartford, CT – Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, chairwoman of the Governor’s Council on Women and Girls, and members of the council’s Economic Opportunity and Workforce Equity Subcommittee today announced the launch of the Financial Literacy Portal — an initiative that will ensure helpful resources from state agencies are centralized and non-profits that support financial literacy are highlighted.  The website was developed after the…

Governor Lamont, other governors announce multi-state agreement to develop regional supply chain for PPE and medical equipment

HARTFORD, CT – Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, and Delaware Governor John Carney today announced a joint multi-state agreement to develop a regional supply chain for personal…