Almost 500 business people from across the state were in Hartford at the Legislative Office Building  this morning for Connecticut Business Day.

CBIA's Joe Brennan called this year's event "one of the most successful Business Days ever" and said it demonstrated that the business community was closely following events at the State Capitol.

Business leaders heard from Gov. Dannel Malloy, who laid out, "in honest terms," the elements of his budget and answered tough questions from the audience.

House MInority Leader Larry Cafero and Senate Minority Leader John McKinney followed, telling the overflow crowd that if they wanted positive change in Hartford, the business community must become more active.

Business Day was sponsored by CBIA and the Connecticut Association of Chambers of Commerce Executives.