“A Small Business Blogger’s View of Connecticut’s Small Business Landscape” – March 15th Meeting

9 03 2012

Our speaker will be  Adam K. Ney Assistant Director of Public Affairs, Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA).

Adam is a long-time employee (24+ years) of CBIA and besides helping to drive the association’s grass-roots legislative, he also works with CBIA member companies and other NGOs to help identify and promote small business opportunities and activities in Connecticut.  Adam also writes and manages content not only for CBIA’s Small Business blog, but also for the association’s manufacturing and green business blogs.  Here’s a link to the small business blog for members of FINE to review http://www5.cbia.com/smallbusiness/.

At next week’s meeting, Adam will discuss current small business activities in the state including;

·The Department of Economic and Community Development’s (DECD’s) Small Business Loan program initiated by the special legislative session this past Fall

·Small Business issues before the legislature

·Some non-legislative activities that are promoting small business growth in Connecticut

·Open discussion

Note that we will be meeting in the Smilow Lounge, on the second floor of the playhouse, and that we have shortened the meeting to end at 10:30 in order to reduce the cost of the room rental.

As we discussed at the last meeting, since the Playhouse tripled our rent and are charging for set up and take down time, we will need to charge more for this meeting, $10.

We have been looking for a new location and will likely be meeting at the Westport Library, however, since they have a 6 meeting per year limit, the other meetings would be at the Wilton Library unless we can find another Westport location.

Hope to see you there.

Ed and Bette Lynn 



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