Thanksgiving may be all about turkey, but odds are that most people around the table will wash it down with a cup of coffee. According to the latest National Coffee Drinking Trends (NCDT) market research study, 63 percent of adults age 25-39 report drinking coffee every day, an increase of five percent […]
Four Hartford-based nonprofit organizations have received a boost from some of the region’s up-and-coming leaders participating in the flagship program of Leadership Greater Hartford (LGH). The Hartford Consortium for Higher Education, Oak Hill School, CountMeIn! Hartford and GreenShare Technology saw rising and established leaders from diverse career backgrounds – corporate, government, small business, […]
Charitable organizations associated with the Travelers Championship, Connecticut’s only PGA TOUR event, were well-served in 2013 – the event generated a record $1,253,000 for 180 charities throughout the region.
It is the largest annual amount the tournament has given since Travelers became title sponsor in 2007, helped in part by 2013 winner […]
The latest list of the best places to live in America, produced annually by Money magazine, places Sharon, MA atop the list, followed by Louisville, CO and Vienna, VA. Three Connecticut towns made the list – Brookfield at #26, Cheshire at #39 and Simsbury at #50.
The annual published list varies […]
When Zagat recently set out to select the best pizza in each of the nation’s 50 states, the competition both fierce and tasty. That’s certainly true of Connecticut, where special pride is taken in pizza specialties in every corner of the state. It was the white clam pie at Pepe’s on Wooster […]
The theme will be “Nonprofit and Voluntary Action in an Age of Turbulence” when more than 600 researchers, leaders and teachers from around the nation gather in Hartford later this week for the annual convention of ARNOVA – the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action.
As the leading organization […]
Connecticut ranks 47th among the states in conscientiousness, but #12 in extroversion and #16 in neuroticism, according to a new study published in a scientific journal and reported in TIME magazine. Overall the state falls into the “temperamental and uninhibited” category, as does much of the Northeast, led by Vermont, Massachusetts and […]
The percentage of Connecticut workers who live outside the Constitution State is among the highest in the country, ranking 13th overall, at 6.4 percent. Data from the American Community Survey of the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that Delaware has the largest percentage of workers who reside outside the state, at 14.8 percent. (The District […]
It took root when he was a 9-year-old earning nickels and dimes at the Hartford Regional Market, gained impetus at Hartford High School and was cultivated at the University of Richmond. By the time Ray Fraser graduated college in 2011 with a business degree in marketing and finance, he was convinced that […]
Leaders of Connecticut’s Democratic and Republican parties declared victory in last week’s municipal elections around the state, and each had solid examples to back up their claims. Writing in the Journal Inquirer, one columnist summed it up, stating that “as usual the municipal elections were determined by local issues and personalities and […]
The entrepreneurial spirit of a Connecticut-based business was the big winner as Voncierge, a virtual wedding planning start-up seeking financial resources to expand its innovative services nationwide, earned the top prize in a “Shark-Tank”-like competition at the Western Mass Business Expo in Springfield, MA.
Founder and CEO Mee-Jung Jang impressed a panel of […]
When Westport-based Newman’s Own Foundation launched a national fundraising competition aimed at supporting the work of veterans organizations across the country – coupled with plans to contribute an additional $180,000 to the most successful efforts – the inclusion of a Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN) job training initiative for veterans was encouraging.
At the recent inauguration of Yale University’s first new President in two decades, the call for a greater emphasis on entrepreneurship did not go unnoticed. This weekend, the first annual “Y-Hack” will put an estimated 1,200 innovative, primarily computer science and engineering, students and cutting edge industry minds together for an intense 24-hour […]
Echoing concerns that “a house divided against itself cannot stand,” a new study is raising alarm about the dramatically increasing percentage of low income students in American public schools – and the implications for the education of a generation of school children.
A new study from the Southern Education Foundation […]