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The Business Council of Fairfield County folding in face of COVID-19

The move comes less than three months after the board named Erin Flynn its new president and CEO after Chris Bruhl retired from that position after 30 years.

Connecticut releases specifics about small business bridge loans

“We believe this program provides the quick, short-term financial assistance (small businesses and nonprofits) need to maintain operations and weather this storm," said Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner David Lehman.

U.S. Senate passes $2 trillion aid bill; Blumenthal warns CT still...

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) told webinar listeners yesterday that “we have tried to do very quickly what normally would have taken months. I hope we can get money out as soon as possible.”

New study says Americans working an average of three extra hours...

The U.K., France, Canada, and Spain are seeing a two-hour increase.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Lamont officially denies borders, roads being shut down; Signs...

To date, more than 5,898 tests have been conducted in Connecticut among both state and private laboratories. Approximately 113 people have been hospitalized.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Deaths at 19 as wait for fed aid continues

Targeted at companies with up to 100 employees, as well as nonprofits and sole practitioners, the loans will come with 18-month terms at 0% interest, and capped at $75,000.

COVID-19 LATEST: Fed stimulus bill to be voted on today; CT...

As for personal protective equipment (PPE), the governor said that while the wait continues for federal supplies to arrive, "We're not gonna sit around and wait for the cavalry to come in." Lamont said the state is "vetting lots of different options, offers" for PPE, "some of which seem a little shady, frankly."

Norwalk’s Ranger Ready Repellents pivots to producing hand sanitizer

The first 20,000 units of Ranger Ready Hand Sanitizers are expected to ship on April 10 and are being made available exclusively to the State of Connecticut for use by emergency medical services, hospitals and first responders.

CT’s rate of personal income growth ranked 48th in the nation

The coronavirus effect will be a factor in the Commerce Department’s next report, due in June. As of now, Connecticut has gained back 83% of jobs lost in the Great Recession; as of Monday, nearly 100,000 unemployment claims have been submitted as businesses continue to shut down.

Connecticut Restaurant Association warns Lamont that many eateries ‘will never reopen’...

“Restaurants were the first businesses to be immediately and severely impacted by this crisis, and without your immediate assistance they will also be Connecticut’s first industry‐wide casualty,” Connecticut Restaurant Association Executive Director Scott Dolch warned the governor.

ConnectiCare offers free telehealth services through May 31

ConnectiCare has announced that members can temporarily use telehealth for covered medical and mental health services at no cost through May 31. “We know our...

COVID-19 UPDATE: 10 deaths in CT; Hospitals increasing capacity; Federal aid...

Dr. Matthew Cartter, the state epidemiologist with the Department of Public Health, estimated that the number of deaths will be "much greater" than the approximately 300-600 recorded each flu season.

Greenwich’s Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey becomes first CEO for Partnership for CT

The nonprofit announced yesterday that it is donating 60,551 laptops to students attending high school in some of the state’s most under-resourced school districts.

Murphy co-sponsors bill to force Trump to federalize manufacture, distribution of...

“The current system, in which states and hospitals are competing against each other for scarce equipment, is both unnecessary and barbaric,” U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) declared.

Greenwich luxury condo complex sells out for $25M-plus

The completion of the sales "underscores the overall buyer demand for new construction, city-inspired living in traditionally suburban markets,” said Joanne Mancuso, a real estate agent in Houlihan Lawrence’s Greenwich office.