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‘Fair work week’ bill passes state Senate; Opponents say it will...

If the bill is passed, Connecticut would become only the second state to have such legislation.

SBA’s restaurant fund applications open on May 3; Free drinks for...

The #CTDrinksOnUs campaign features participating Connecticut restaurants offering a complimentary drink to vaccinated patrons who order food.

Even with more federal money and proposed legislation, restaurants still hungry...

According to the latest data, about 98,000 employees are back to working in Connecticut's hospitality sector – something that usually employs around 150,000.

Latest easing of Covid restrictions: Reopening of bars, elimination of most...

“We’re going to be outside on May 1, and outside gives us some confidence a little like last year," Gov. Ned Lamont said. 

Business groups urge CT to use fed funds to address $700M-plus...

Employers currently are solely responsible for repaying the $700 million that the state borrowed from the federal government to pay pandemic-related unemployment compensation benefits. With interest, they said, that sum could rise to $1 billion.

CT Senate unanimously passes bill easing outdoor dining rules

The bill allows cities and towns to loosen zoning rules and other regulations to help restaurants through March 31, 2022.

Small businesses (finally) seeing sunny skies ahead

“We started about a year and a half ago,” Demetrius Glover, owner of wellness and community-building event company SolHaus in Stamford, said, “so with Covid, doing meditation and live entertainment at company events became difficult.”

CT relaxes outdoor dining restrictions, accelerates vax schedule

“These relaxed rules could be the start of a new Connecticut tradition that increases activity in our towns,” Gov. Ned Lamont remarked.

CT Restaurant Association, DoorDash deliver grants to struggling dining establishments

"It’s critical we save as many local restaurants as possible so they can be part of Connecticut’s post-Covid economic recovery,” said CRA Executive Director Scott Dolch.

Early reviews positive for Gov. Lamont’s easing Covid restrictions

"Connecticut has earned it," the governor said. "It feels pretty good that we're able to do this."

Lamont considering easing restrictions on gatherings, capacity on March 19

That expansion would involve the increase of indoor private events from 25 to 100 people (with a maximum capacity of 50%) and outdoor events from 50 to 200 people.

Events industry leaders plead with state to ease Covid restrictions

"This devastation has caused significant hardship on our employees, fellow vendors, and all of the supporting ancillary businesses, which is approximately 32,000 jobs per month.”

Lamont eases some restrictions on restaurants, houses of worship as most...

As of last night, Connecticut’s daily positivity rate stood at 3.86% -- the first time since November that that number was below 4%.

Another $35 million in CT small-business aid coming by year’s end

Connecticut Restaurant Association Executive Director Scott Dolch said the move will help "hundreds and hundreds" of restaurants to remain open through the winter months.

CT restaurant group calls for creation of Covid-relief grant program

More than 600 Connecticut restaurants, caterers and event venues have closed since the pandemic began.