Running a business is hard work. Running a business in Connecticut is harder with high taxes, numerous workplace mandates, and the challenge of finding skilled workers.

But as tough as it is to make your business succeed in Connecticut, it's even harder to do it alone.

That's just one reason why thousands of businesses belong to CBIA and one reason why you should make time to attend Connecticut Business Day March 20.

Hundreds of business leaders and our partner chambers of commerce from across the state will converge on the state Capitol Wednesday, March 20 for Connecticut Business Day.

It's your opportunity to tell legislators how proposals like paid family medical leave and raising the minimum wage impact your ability to grow your company and create jobs.

Registration begins at 8:30 am in Room 2D of the Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave., Hartford, and the program starts at 9 am in Room 2C.

Meet with Your Lawmakers

CBIA president and CEO Joe Brennan opens the program along with Lynn Ward, representing the Waterbury Regional Chamber and the Connecticut Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

We expect to hear from Governor Ned Lamont about his recent budget proposal and the impact it will have on the state's economy and your business.

Regional breakout sessions then give you the opportunity to interact with local lawmakers and discuss the most critical challenges business leaders are facing.

After the breakouts, attendees are encouraged to schedule personal meet-and-greets with legislators. CBIA is happy to help assist you with this.

Thanks to the support from chambers of commerce and other business and trade groups, Business Day is free of charge.

But please register so we can reserve your place—and ensure your voice will be part of the discussion.