Category: Business

Governor Lamont announces Connecticut receives first credit rating upgrade in more than 20 years

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Wednesday announced that Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded Connecticut’s General Obligation bonds credit rating from “A1” to “Aa3,” making it the first credit rating upgrade the state has received since February 2001. “This upgrade from Moody’s is the first for our state in more than 20 years and…

Payroll jobs post slight January 2021 decline (-100): unemployment rate at 8.1% on newly benchmarked data

WETHERSFIELD, CT – Connecticut payroll employment was essentially unchanged in January 2021, dropping just 100 jobs (‑0.01%) after a revised 4,600 (‑0.3%) decrease in December 2020. This is the third monthly job loss after six consecutive seasonally adjusted monthly jobs gains. Statewide employment is now 127,300 (-7.5%) positions lower than a year ago at 1,570,700…

AGW SoNo Partners announce new business concept contest with a free commercial pop-up space prize on Washington St in South Norwalk

March 3, 2021, South Norwalk, CT: Local real estate collective, AGW SONO Partners, announced its latest Washington Street project this week with the call for entrepreneurs to pitch their business concept and be entered to win a free commercial pop-up space on Washington Street in the Historic SoNo District. The concept is another initiative put…

13,500 Square Foot Office Space Sublease Available in Darien is Represented by Choyce Peterson

Norwalk, CT – Choyce Peterson, Inc. (www.choycepeterson.com), a full-service commercial real estate brokerage and consulting firm, announced they are exclusively representing a 13,500 square foot office suite available for sublease at 1 Thorndal Circle in Darien, CT. Choyce Peterson Principal John Hannigan, Vice President Adam Cognetta, and Vice President Charlene O’Connell comprise the brokerage team.…

Department of Consumer Protection, Attorney General William Tong, Better Business Bureau celebrate National Consumer Protection Week

Consumers are invited to participate in virtual events during National Consumer Protection Week February 28 – March 6 Everyone can fall victim to fraud and scams, and even legitimate businesses can provide incomplete contractual information, omit important details or present misleading advertising. Being a smart consumer is your best defense against scams, fraud, and identity…

As complaints spike and more shopping is done online, Consumers are reminded to make holiday returns or exchanges as soon as possible

The Department of Consumer Protection is reminding consumers to be aware of return and exchange policies as they continue their holiday shopping this year. Buyers should read the terms and conditions prior to submitting their order to understand their return and exchange rights, as well as the remedies available if a package is seriously delayed.…

Norwalk business among the recipients of the BBB 2020 Marketplace Excellence Awards

CROMWELL, CT – On December 10th, during their virtual Annual Meeting, Better Business Bureau Serving Connecticut (BBB) announced the winners of the 2020 Marketplace Excellence Awards. This year’s awards were revamped to reflect the current business arena were designed to highlight businesses that hold ethics as a core value in their day to day operations.…

Webster Banker Named to American Bankers Association Foundation Board

WATERBURY, CT – Webster Bank is pleased to announce Kathy Luria, senior vice president, Community Affairs, director of philanthropy, has been named to the American Bankers Association Foundation Board of Directors. The ABA Community Engagement Foundation, known as the ABA Foundation, is a 501(c)3 corporation. Through its leadership, partnerships and national programs, the foundation supports…