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Chris DiPentima and Joe Brennan discuss CBIA leadership transition

The incoming and outgoing chief executives of the CBIA, Chris DiPentima and Joe Brennan, discuss the transition process.

CBIA names Chris DiPentima as next chief executive

DiPentima is division president of Leggett & Platt Aerospace, which includes Pegasus Manufacturing in Middletown.

Connecticut sustains massive job loss of 266,300 in April

Leisure and hospitality, retail trade, and education and health services saw the greatest losses.

Group of CT Senate Dems question May 20 reopening; Lamont stays...

A group of 11 State Senate Democrats has sent a letter to Gov. Ned Lamont questioning the prudence of starting to reopen some state businesses on May 20 – concerns that the governor tried to assuage during today’s briefing.

Plan unveiled to reopen CT restaurants, retail, offices on May 20...

After some back-and-forth over the past few weeks as to whether when some shuttered Connecticut businesses could start to reopen, Gov. Ned Lamont today affirmed that a number of sectors -- including restaurants, retailers, and hair salons -- will begin to open on May 20.

COVID-19 LATEST: CT hospitalizations drop for first time; Deaths near 1,100

The state saw the number of COVID-19-postive cases in its hospitals decline for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

New initiatives to encourage CT manufacturers to produce medical equipment announced

The Manufacturing Innovation Fund board has retooled its Manufacturing Voucher Program in order to provide grants of up to $75,000 to companies that adjust production to make in-demand medical equipment.

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.

CBIA’s Brennan praises CT Gov. Lamont for ‘very good job’ in...

In light of the crisis, Brennan reversed previously announced plans to retire.

CBIA confirms CEO Joe Brennan’s retirement after news leaks at Hartford...

A spokesman confirmed to the Business Journal that the exec will exit in late June – an official date has yet to be determined – and that the CBIA’s board of directors’ search for Brennan’s replacement is already underway.

Reactions to Lamont’s speech, budget: Good, but room for improvement

On tolls, Fairfield First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick said the governor “needs to once and for all just give it up. He’s changed positions so many times, and the way it stands now it’s not going to make anywhere near the money that’s needed.”

CBIA to state legislators: Prioritize job creation and economic growth

“The main focus of this legislative session must be on making it easier for employers to grow in Connecticut as opposed to what we’ve seen over the last several years, with new costs and mandates hampering much-needed growth," says CBIA president and CEO Joe Brennan.

Connecticut gained 100 jobs in December

CBIA's Pete Gioia called the job gains "a fairly weak number."

CBIA offering identity-theft protection service to small-business members

“Identity theft continues to expand at an exponential rate,” says CBIA Service Corp. President Ken Comeau. “This growing threat has resulted in an increased demand for quality identity monitoring and restoration services.”

Connecticut shed 1,500 jobs in October

The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk corridor in September added 700 jobs last month.