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Patrick Steel


Energy efficiency programs rev up manufacturer's growth

With new “stop gate dampers” at each machine and improvements to the 150-horse power motor, Connecticut Spring & Stamping's upgraded system is much more energy efficient. (Photo Courtesy of CJPR)

April 26, 2017 - 6:52pm

Tech center aims to make social service workers more mobile, slice costs

Assisted Living Technologies Inc. President Ron D'Aquila, left, and Fred Gauthier of Patient Advocate for You examine a MedMinder, which monitors dosages of prescription drugs, at the Technology Center of Meriden. Besides being a showroom for equipment handled by Assisted Living Technologies, the center offers training for social service workers seeking accreditation. | Photo Courtesy of Alliances by Alisa Media Relations

April 14, 2017 - 11:11am

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

Nancy Coffey


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

Nuclear option: Millstone says bill pushes electric prices lower; opponents skeptical

Representatives of Millstone Nuclear Power Station say Connecticut electricity prices are likely to drop if it's allowed to compete in a state-run procurement process as outlined in Senate Bill 106. Opponents, including AARP, say the opposite will happen. | Photo by James Mosher for Crain's Connecticut 

March 15, 2017 - 12:45pm

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

Sweet spot: UConn basketball alum nabs role as sugar group’s first female CEO

Courtney Gaine has used lessons learned from playing from Geno Auriemma, UConn's highly successful women's basketball coach, to advance in her career. She was recently named the first-ever female CEO of The Sugar Association Inc., the U.S. sugar industry's trade group.

(Courtesy of the University of Connecticut)

March 8, 2017 - 12:24pm

Greater Hartford business groups aren't embracing planned casino

The tribes who run Foxwoods Resort Casino (above) and Mohegan Sun hope to build a $300 million casino in East Windsor. | Photo via Creative Commons

March 6, 2017 - 11:50am