Category: Business

Bridgeport Mayor Ganim, SMBE Director Gee Remind Local Business Owners of Emergency Relief Funds Currently Available

Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim, Small & Minority Business Enterprise Director Fred Gee remind local business owners that there are still resources available to provide emergency relief to businesses impacted by COVID-19; such as Emergency Injury Disaster Loans. Emergency Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) of up to $150,000 are available to business owners via the Small…

Norwalk Receives AAA Ratings

“Triple A” bond rating awarded with stable financial outlook despite global COVID-19 pandemic Norwalk, CT – Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling announced today that the City of Norwalk received confirmation that the three major rating agencies, Moody’s Investors Service, S&P Global Ratings, and Fitch Ratings each have reaffirmed the city’s “Triple A” bond rating with a…

Webster Bank Donates $25,000 Disaster Relief Grant to American Red Cross

WATERBURY, CT – Webster Bank on Wednesday announced it is donating $25,000 to the American Red Cross to support disaster recovery efforts in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias. This donation will assist American Red Cross chapters throughout Webster’s footprint as they assist families and communities with recovery efforts. This donation will also provide necessary…

Lamont announces launch of business.ct.gov

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Wednesday announced the launch of business.ct.gov – an online, one-stop-shop where entrepreneurs can easily find information and quickly create a checklist with everything required to start up or manage their business in Connecticut. The online service will make it easier to do business in the state, support small…

Bridgeport Mayor Ganim Suspends Parking Meter Fees and Enforcement, Encourages Residents to Eat Local, Shop Local in Bridgeport

Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim reminds residents and visitors of Downtown Bridgeport that officials have put a hold on the collection of parking meter fees and will not enforce parking meter payments in an effort to support customers of local businesses and reenergize local economy in the City of Bridgeport. Mayor Ganim stated, “In order…

CT lawmakers urge USDA to reconsider decision preventing shellfish farmers from receiving financial relief during COVID-19

WASHINGTON, DC – — On Friday, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and U.S. Representatives John Larson (CD-1), Rosa DeLauro (CD-3), Joe Courtney (CD-2), Jim Himes (CD-4), and Jahana Hayes (CD-5) called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (UDSA) to reverse its decision to prohibit shellfish aquaculture from being eligible for direct…

Bysiewicz and members of Governor’s Countil on Women and Girls launch financial literacy portal

Hartford, CT – Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, chairwoman of the Governor’s Council on Women and Girls, and members of the council’s Economic Opportunity and Workforce Equity Subcommittee today announced the launch of the Financial Literacy Portal — an initiative that will ensure helpful resources from state agencies are centralized and non-profits that support financial literacy are highlighted.  The website was developed after the…