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Why are so many people still hesitant to return to the...

“It’s a shift in power, away from the companies and towards the employees,” said SHU professor Jeanine Andreassi.

CT office of SBA, on record-setting lending tear, promises to redouble...

“Our grants and programs will still have a very important part to play in the small business ecosystem in 2022 – and beyond,” says Connecticut SBA District Director Catherine Marx.

Restaurant industry facing winter of discontent – again

“I’m telling restaurateurs that their job is still survival,” Connecticut Restaurant Association President and CEO Scott Dolch says. “The next six months are going to be critical."

E-commerce effect overrated, says retail expert

“If retail was just about buying things we need in the most convenient way possible, it would not exist,” averred Michael Berne.

Survey: Restaurant sector still hurting from pandemic

The Delta variant dampened indoor dining at 88% of restaurants in the state, according to the report.

Stamford Chamber’s annual meeting features upbeat forecast from Lamont, victory lap...

Outgoing Mayor David Martin said he couldn't imagine how either of his successors -- State Rep. Caroline Simmons or Bobby Valentine -- could “mess this up."

CBIA: Growing labor shortage, high taxes main barriers for CT businesses

According to the group's latest survey, 80% of employers report difficulty finding and retaining employees and 35% say the labor shortage is the greatest obstacle to growth.

Nearly $10.5 million in fed funding coming to CT’s dairy, aquaculture...

“These strategic investments in agriculture are in great need for farmers to continue operating and providing safe, affordable, and healthy foods to residents,” said the executive director of the Connecticut Farm Bureau Association.  

Small business picture still grim during post-pandemic recovery

One recent survey found that 44% of small business owners have less than three months’ cash reserves – a particularly worrisome situation should another Covid-related shutdown or other emergency arise.

Mohegan Sun at 25: Numbers are up, and that’s before sports...

Although sports wagering goes into effect on Oct. 7, Mohegan Sun may not yet be on board. "“We would rather roll it out properly than too quickly,” says President and CEO Ray Pineault.

The WorkPlace, expecting wave of post-pandemic job seekers, offers pop-up employment...

With federal and state unemployment bonuses now expired, there could be a returning tsunami of people looking for regular employment – and unsure of how to find it.

Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre (finally) reopens

New are a series of tiles at the entrance, which can be personalized by music fans -- for a few hundred bucks.

CT’s events sector, seeing momentum, keeping wary eye on Delta variant

While Connecticut’s meetings and events business relies heavily on air travelers, it is now refocusing its efforts to attract those able to travel here by car.

Cost of treating unvaccinated to CT hospitals in June-July: $9.5M

Of the 773 adult patients admitted to hospitals with Covid-19 in June and July, 98.3% were estimated to be unvaccinated.

Tough future for CT restaurants as winter months loom

"The harsh reality is that it’s getting harder trying to balance rising costs” with revenue, says Connecticut Restaurant Association Executive Director Scott Dolch.