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Lamont Administration Issues Business Guidance

Posted on March 23, 2020 by admin


The state’s Department of Community and Economic Development on Sunday night issued its guidance for business owners regarding Gov. Lamont’s executive order that closes non-essential businesses to help combat the spread of COVID-19. The governor on March 20 issued an executive order that goes into effect Monday, March 23, and 8 p.m. Read the executive order here, and you can review the clarifying guidance about what businesses are exempt from the order here. A great number of types of businesses

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House GOP Leader Klarides OpEd: Despite a health crisis, hope springs eternal

Posted on March 20, 2020 by admin


Amid the onslaught of pandemic news that has jolted Americans and Connecticut residents over the spreading health crisis, jarring their daily routines, disrupting their lives and leaving them to question their faith in government, spring arrived on Thursday, March 19, at 11:49 p.m.

It came a little ahead of usual — in fact, the earliest spring in a century. Normally the season begins on March 20 or 21. In other times, this most certainly would have brightened our hearts and doors, as sunshine finally

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COVID-19 Outbreak Response: Small Businesses Can Apply for SBA Loans

Posted on March 17, 2020 by admin


Connecticut small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak can now apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (up to $2 million) through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA.)

You can learn more about the program at, and check out its three-step process in English or en Espanol. You can begin the online application process here.  Need help? Call SBA at 1-800-659-2955.

Additionally, small business owners with questions about the SBA loan program or other types

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