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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.

When and how to reopen? Opinions vary widely

Around the state, some favor opening businesses now, while others favor slowly rolling out certain sectors. Even Gov. Ned Lamont, who has said an official strategic announcement will be made on May 20, is now indicating some reopenings could occur sooner.

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.

Gov. Lamont announces members of Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group

The panel of local health, business, workforce, and education experts organized by AdvanceCT will consult with the governor's administration and legislative leadership on the reopening of Connecticut’s economy and education system.

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 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.

DECD Chief David Lehman: ‘Amazing challenge’ to fix state’s woes, but...

“We are focusing on what money is going out and what we are getting in return,” the Greenwich resident says. “Ultimately it’s about the cost to the taxpayer – and I am certainly one of those."

State budget finished, but work may just be starting on outstanding...

Highway tolls and whether or not to expand state-sanctioned gambling are still unresolved.

Connecticut lost 400 jobs in February

Despite the revised data, the state unemployment rate remained at 3.8 percent.

Mixed reaction to Gov. Ned Lamont’s budget proposal

Among those criticizing aspects of the new governor's plan: Hospitals, accountants, and Republican lawmakers.