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Connecticut companies boost billboard buys with social media shares

New Haven-based FreshBev Craft Juicery is among the Connecticut companies using national event days to increase brand awareness in its home-state market.

(Courtesy of Outfront Media Inc.)

April 4, 2017 - 2:12pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

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Following McMahon, Connecticut women continue SBA winning streak

Carla Bartolucci, founder and president of North Stonington-based Euro-USA Trading Co. and Jovial Foods Inc., has been honored by the U.S. Small Business Association as its 2017 Connecticut Small Business Person of the Year. She is also eligible for the national award that will be given out later this year by SBA Administrator and Greenwich resident Linda McMahon. | Photo courtesy of the U.S. Small Business Administration 

March 22, 2017 - 2:13pm

Granola restaurateurs rolling out food truck amid expansion

Julie Mountain, left, and Dana Noorily, co-founders of The Granola Bar restaurant group, are restarting their food truck amid an expansion that includes the start of a catering business and planned openings this year in Stamford and Rye, New York.

(Courtesy of The Granola Bar) 

March 17, 2017 - 4:04pm

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Bruce Carlson

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Business groups say retiree tax cuts are just one step to growing economy

About two dozen bills have been introduced during this year's General Assembly that aim to reduce or eliminate income taxes on Social Security and pensions. | Photo of the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford via Creative Commons

March 10, 2017 - 4:02pm

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Eugene A. “Gene” Sheehan III

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Real estate investor looks to channel ad agency charm into holistic healing

The site of the former Keiler & Co. advertising agency is now home to the Bridge Healing Arts Center, whose organizers are looking to bring dozens of holistic medicine practitioners together under one roof. | Photo by James Mosher for Crain's Connecticut

February 27, 2017 - 11:59am

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Gregor McCluskey

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