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Emergency Management Symposium Returns After Two-Year Hiatus

What started as a discussion about how state and local governments can better respond to disasters following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 has turned into an annual event attended by more than 500 municipal, state, and business leaders. The 2022 Connecticut Emergency Management Symposium will begin at 8 a.m. tomorrow (Wed., April 27) at the Aria Banquet Hall in Prospect, and will feature discussions about the state's reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as cybersecurity, school security, and...

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Financial Institutions Donate Funds to Aid Ukraine

While the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, various financial institutions in Connecticut are donating substantial funds to assist Ukrainians both here and abroad. Middletown-based Liberty Bank, recently announced that the Liberty Bank Foundation approved a $25,000 grant dedicated to the American Red Cross of Connecticut to help conduct humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine through the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), bank representatives said.The grant will help provide...

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Foxwoods Announces Lineup for ‘Women Leading Industry’ Celebrity Brunch Summit

The public will get a chance to meet and ask questions of local and national celebrity guests about a variety of topics including business and branding, officials from Foxwoods Resort Casino have announced. Tickets are now on sale for “Women Leading Industry” Celebrity Brunch Summit, which will start at 11:30 a.m. April 16 at the casino’s Premier Ballroom. The event will feature discussions regarding the technology, music and arts, and entertainment industries where participants can attend...

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Mercy High School students donate toys to children in Ukraine

Students from Mercy High School put together over 500 shoe boxes filled with toys, which will be sent to children in Ukraine. The initiative started after a supporter of the school saw a social media post from Realty ONE Group CEO Kuba Jewgieniew – whose own children wanted to find a way to help – to fill shoe boxes with toys. Jewgieniew took to Facebook and other social media platforms to raise awareness of the project, which is a nationwide effort. Mercy students separated the toys for...

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Connecticut Bar Association Names Day Pitney Attorney as 2022 Ladder Award Recipient

The Connecticut Bar Association has named a Day Pitney attorney who specializes in intellectual property as the winner of its 2022 Ladder Award. Elizabeth “Beth” Alquist, an Intellectual Property Partner at Day Pitney LLP in Hartford, is also chair of the firm's Litigation Department. She will be honored at the 2022 Pathways to Leadership for Women Lawyers dinner on Thursday at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville.The Women in the Law Section and Young Lawyers Section's Women in the Law Committee...

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Public Voting Underway for 2022 CT Entrepreneur Awards

The public has until March 6 to weigh in with their choices for the 6th Annual Connecticut Entrepreneur Awards, as 90 finalists – including individuals, businesses and organizations from throughout the state – compete to win. Voting is now open in 10 community categories, including Venture, Community Builder, Space, Corporate/Institutional, Education, Funding, Economic Development, Event and Program. The category for Entrepreneur is the most popular with 32 finalists vying for the top prize....

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reSET Opens Applications for Latest Food Incubator

Those who have an idea for a small, sustainable food business have until Feb. 8 to apply for a spot in this year’s Food Incubator offered by reSET, the Hartford-based non-profit. The Food Incubator is open, free of charge, for individuals and micro-enterprises (businesses of five people or less) that are Connecticut-based. The virtual program is 12 weeks long and will cover business planning, acquiring customers, marketing & branding, pricing, regulations & licenses, and getting into...

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Insurance Association of Connecticut Hires New General Counsel

The Insurance Association of Connecticut (IAC) has hired an attorney from the Legislative Commissioner’s Office to be its General Counsel. The IAC cited Brooke Foley’s experience with the state legislature and the legislative process as one of the reasons it is bringing her on. “Brooke will be an excellent advocate for our state’s insurance industry and we are very pleased to have her on board,” IAC President Eric George said.Now a Glastonbury resident and mother of two children, Foley has an...

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Center for Latino Progress Announces New Executive Director

The Center for Latino Progress has hired a new executive director, the organization recently announced. Arleen Cohen, who has been the interim executive director since July, officially started the executive director position this month after the group’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to hire her. She succeeds Yanil Teron, who retired in June 2021 after 20 years leading the organization. Cohen has been with CLP for 12 years. She was CLP’s director of finance before becoming interim...

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