If there’s one thing Connecticut employers learned in 2015, it’s the power of presence.

Now they’re going to have to exercise that power again.

bizday16Connecticut Business Day on Wednesday, March 9, (9:30 am-noon, State Legislative Office Building) gives business leaders another opportunity to be front-and-center at the State Capitol as lawmakers meet during the 2016 legislative session.

Getting there and parking:

Download the Business Day flyer with important parking and transportation information.


Registration & Networking (Room 2B) | 9:30-10 am 

Welcome (Room 2C) | 10 am

  • JoAnn Ryan, President & CEO, Northwest Connecticut’s Chamber of Commerce, and Chair, CACCE
  • Joe Brennan, President and CEO, CBIA

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (Room 2C)| 10:15 am

2016 Legislative Update & How to Effectively Engage Legislators (Room 2C) | 10:05 – 11:05 am       

New, interactive session with innovative click-polling technology.* Gain deeper insights into the issues at the Capitol and how companies across Connecticut are engaging their elected officials.


  • Bonnie Stewart, VP Government & Public Affairs, General Counsel
  • John Emra, President, AT&T Connecticut

*CBIA and CACCE thank AT&T for sponsoring the click-polling technology.

Regional Breakout Sessions | 11:15 am- 12:15 pm*  

Now that you’ve gained insight into the issues of the session, it’s time to meet with your local and regional legislators and help educate them on the issues that matter to you and your business.

  • Fairfield & New Haven Counties (Room 2A)
  • Tolland & Windham Counties (Room 1B)
  • Middlesex & New London  Counties (Room 2B)
  • Hartford & Litchfield Counties (Room 1C)

(*See list of legislators attending below.)

Unlocking the state’s enormous economic potential begins with making Connecticut more competitive, and that’s what the General Assembly has to focus on this year.

This year’s session is a short one—three months from February to early May. That should make Connecticut Business Day 2016 a key milestone in employer-lawmaker communications for the legislative session.

Legislators attending (as of 3.4.16)

  • Sen. Henri Martin (R-Bristol)
  • Sen. Kevin Witkos (R-Canton)
  • Rep. Sam Belsito (R-Tolland)
  • Rep. Eric Berthel (R-Watertown)
  • Rep. Vin Candelora (R-N. Branford)
  • Rep. Christie Carpino (R-Cromwell)
  • Rep. Michelle Cook (D-Torrington)
  • Rep. Chris Davis (R-Ellington)
  • Rep. Doug Dubitsky (R-N. Windham)
  • Rep. Joe Gresko (D-Stratford)
  • Rep. Susan Johnson (D-Willimantic)
  • Rep. Noreen Kokoruda (R-Madison)
  • Rep. David Labriola (R-Oxford)
  • Rep. Tim LeGeyt (R-Canton)
  • Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey (D-Fairfield)
  • Rep. Russ Morin (D-Wethersfield)
  • Rep. Gayle Mulligan (R-Hebron)
  • Rep. Cara Pavalock (R-Bristol)
  • Rep. Kim Rose (D-Milford)
  • Rep. Peggy Sayers (D-Windsor Locks)
  • Rep. John Scott (R-Mystic)
  • Rep. Bill Simanski (R-Granby)
  • Rep. Caroline Simmons (D-Stamford)
  • Rep. Prasad Srinivasan (R-Glastonbury)
  • Rep. Mark Tweedie (R-Manchester)
  • Rep. Tami Zawistowski (R-East Granby)

Connecticut Business Day is free of charge and supported by Connecticut chambers of commerce and other business and trade groups.