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Top Achillion exec to chair CBIA board

Patricia Daddona |

Mary Kay Fenton, chief financial officer at New Haven drugmaker Achillion Pharmaceuticals, has been elected to lead the Connecticut Business & Industry Association's board of directors.

W. Hartford law firm opens fourth office in Boston

Patricia Daddona |

West Hartford law firm Seiger Gfeller Laurie LLP has opened an office in Boston, its fourth in the Northeast.

'Small Business Saturday' this week in Hartford

Gregory Seay |

Nearly a dozen downtown Hartford merchants and service providers will participate in the day-long “Small Business Saturday'' promotion this Saturday.

HSB, startup cyber-risk insurer team

Gregory Seay |

A Silicon Valley insurance startup and Connecticut’s Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance have teamed up to offer commercial cyber-risk coverage, the companies say.

Survey: CT business climate not likely to improve soon

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut residents are pessimistic about the state's current business climate and its potential to improve, according to the latest InformCT Consumer Confidence Survey.

Time to rein in state aid to businesses


Among the government initiatives that will see less funding in the years ahead is the state's Small Business Express program, which was created in 2011 to provide capital to smaller companies in...

Hartford yoga studio closes suddenly downtown

Patricia Daddona |

Hartford Sweat, a downtown yoga and fitness studio, closed its doors suddenly Thursday, after the owner says she struggled to sustain the business.

Canadian company acquires Glastonbury tech support firm

Patricia Daddona |

Glastonbury electrical industry tech support provider IndustrySmarts has been acquired by Canada's JDM Technology Group, software providers for the architecture, engineering and construction...

Military family finds entrepreneurship offers healing

Scott Whipple Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

While U.S. Marine Gulaid Ismail was serving in Iraq last decade two of his friends committed suicide. Later, Ismail suffered a nervous breakdown and was honorably discharged. If it weren't for Davina...

SBA lending on the rise in Connecticut

Patricia Daddona |

The U.S. Small Business Administration backed 819 small business loans in Connecticut totaling more than $284 million in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, helping create and retain more than 6,200 jobs...

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