A new partnership has been formed to enhance communication between members of the public and community leaders on important issues in the Capitol region, and public events to facilitate the conversation are already on the calendar for this month.
Working in collaboration, CT News Project (parent of CT Mirror), WNPR, and the […]
They are some of Connecticut’s most successful companies that you’ve never heard of. And perhaps a few that you have. What they have in common is ownership. They’re owned by women – in some cases 100 percent owned.
Who are they?
Among the leaders are Farmington-based Companions & Homemakers, which topped […]
The value of Connecticut’s maritime economy is nearly $7 billion, according to a new report researched and developed by the University of Connecticut at Avery Point. The industry contributes nearly 40,000 jobs to the state, according to “Valuing the Coast: Economic Impacts of Connecticut’s Maritime Industry issued in conjunction with Sea Grant, […]
Let the “Jen will succeed Geno” rumor mill begin. Again.
A month ago, UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma signed a new $10.86 million contract, a deal designed to keep him at the university through the 2017-18 season.
“This is just a unique place and a unique situation,” Auriemma […]
Newly incorporated companies with one female director have a 27% lower risk of becoming insolvent than comparable firms with all-male boards, according to a team of researchers led by Nick Wilson of Leeds University Business School in the UK and reported in the Harvard Business Review. The effect decreases as the number of […]
Each day in the United States, about 130,000 people move from one county to another. That’s the bottom line of the new migration patterns released by the U.S. Census Bureau, which include a web mapping application intended to provide users with a simple interface to view, save and print county-to-county migration flows maps […]
In 2008 only two states allowed voters to register online. By the 2012 election 13 states had online registration systems up and running. Currently, at least 14 additional states are considering legislation that would allow online registration, according to the organization Nonprofit Vote.
Four additional states — Connecticut, […]
Nearly 100 Connecticut municipalities, hospitals and organizations are promoting organ and tissue donation awareness by flying flags that read “Donation Saves Lives” during April, the 10th annual National Donate Life Month.
Connecticut’s flag flying campaign is part of a national initiative, Flags Across America, to honor and celebrate the hundreds of […]
When Connecticut’s sales tax inched upwards from 6 percent to 6.35 percent in 2011, the state made its way into the top ten sales tax states, leaving behind a gaggle of 16 states perched at 6 percent or slightly higher, but below the new Nutmeg rate of 6.35 percent.
Today, according to […]
Town squares across the U.S. were built to inspire goodwill and be the hearts of their communities, often with stately landmarks and surrounding colorful shops and cafés. Travel + Leisure magazine went in search of the squares keeping that spirit alive, emphasizing smaller towns, with populations of 50,000 or less. […]
What’s in a name? In the banking industry in Connecticut, quite often it is the name one of the state’s towns. Although there are more than two dozen out-of-state banks dotting our landscape, nearly an equal number of locally-based institutions have not only adopted the name of their hometown, they’re keeping that […]
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and State Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein have made public information collected from dozens of charities related to the shooting deaths at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The data collected thus far indicates that 43 charities have collected nearly $20.4 million and have distributed nearly $2.9 […]
Connecticut has the third highest percentage of ultra-high net worth individuals per capita, according to an analysis developed by the cable business network CNBC.
The network’s website noted, on America’s tax filing deadline day, that “one of the enduring legacies of the Occupy Wall Street movement” from a year ago is […]
Connecticut Main Street Center (CMSC) has announced that three Connecticut Main Street designated organizations have been accredited as 2013 National Main Street Programs for meeting organizational performance standards set by the National Trust Main Street Center. Simsbury Main Street Partnership, Upper Albany Main Street (Hartford) and Main Street Waterbury have been recognized for outstanding […]