On the cusp of his retirement as CBIA president and CEO, Joe Brennan talks with Made in America podcast host and IT Direct president and CEO Ari Santiago on the business organization's history, accomplishments, and what he sees for the future.

From its humble beginnings as the Society for the Encouragement of Connecticut Manufactories to the business community's voice at the state Capitol, CBIA has grown and changed substantially throughout the years.

Brennan and Santiago discuss CBIA's role during the coronavirus pandemic, the creation and accomplishments of the Connecticut Manufacturer's Collaborative, and the transition to Brennan's successor, Chris DiPentima.

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