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Business news covering smaller companies and the industry.

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

Cortnie Purdy-Fausner

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Acclaimed Conn. attorney wrestles with family law’s growing complexity

Thomas P. “Thom” Parrino, co-founder of Westport-based law firm Nusbaum & Parrino P.C., received a Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement membership this summer. | Photo provided

September 22, 2016 - 11:52pm

Big E firsts highlight growth of Connecticut beer making, food tourism

A Connecticut craft beer garden at The Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts, offers a taste of the Nutmeg State's growing craft beer industry. | Photo courtesy of the Connecticut Office of Tourism

September 21, 2016 - 3:22pm

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

Felicia Stevens

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Conn. profitability hits 10-year high but investment view skeptical

The Connecticut Business and Industry Association’s 2016 Survey of Connecticut Businesses, released Sept. 9, showed profitability at a 10-year high thanks to increasing sales and internal company cost-cutting. | Photo by Doug Kerr via Flickr

September 19, 2016 - 5:21pm

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

Betsy Mikesell

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CBIA's $400K spending plan adds new dimension to Conn. politics

A plan by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association to spend more than $400,000 on advertising to elect its endorsed candidates to the General Assembly has sparked debate about the extent that business groups should be involved in party politics. | Photo courtesy the Connecticut Governor's Office, via Flickr

September 15, 2016 - 8:23pm

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

Brad Axelrod

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Hartford Capital Summit: Facebook could be good for your bankbook

Bankjoy CEO Michael Duncan, photographed at last year's Hartford Capital Summit, is scheduled to return Oct. 6 for a presentation called “The Business Plan is Dead!” | Photo courtesy of Erika Sievert

September 12, 2016 - 3:01pm

Throwing shade: Conn.’s tobacco road faces eroding industry

O.J. Thrall Inc. in Windsor is one of two Connecticut River Valley farms to have planted tobacco shade crops this year. | Photo by James Mosher/Crain's Connecticut

September 6, 2016 - 5:19pm

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