“Why I’m Going to Business Day”

02.10.2012
Issues & Policies

It takes a very special event to motivate business leaders to leave their offices for a few hours. Connecticut Business Day, they say, is one of them.

“I urge every Connecticut manufacturer to join me at Business Day,” said Kris Lorch, President, Alloy Engineering, in Bridgeport [in photo, above].  

“Come meet face-to-face with your state representative or senator and invite them to come to your place of business, because they need to know who you are and the issues and challenges you face every day in Connecticut.”

It’s the one day of the year when businesses take center stage among state legislators, agency officials and the Capitol news media.

Connecticut Business Day 2012 is set for Wednesday, Feb. 29 at the state Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

Employers know that it’s their best chance to see what’s going on firsthand at the Capitol– and to be seen by the people who will vote on legislation with an impact on businesses.  

“I strongly believe that a majority of legislators understand the concerns of small business owners throughout the state,” says Mark DiVenere, president of GEMCO Manufacturing in Southington. “Unfortunately, this majority is not being heard. I‘m going to Business Day to voice my concerns and to let my representatives know that, while we are prepared to help find solutions, business as usual in Hartford has to come to an end.”  

There's also strength in numbers, with hundreds Connecticut business leaders expected to attend once again this year.

“I’m going to Connecticut Business Day,” says Jamie Scott, corporate officer of Air Handling Systems in Woodbridge, “because it’s truly a great opportunity to show unified support for the value business and industry brings to theConnecticut economy.”

There’s another good reason to be at Business Day, said Lorch.

“While you’re there,” said Lorch, “meet the people at CBIA who work for you and me everyday advocating for the issues that affect your business and your employees.”

Connecticut Business Day is sponsored by CBIA and the Connecticut Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

Register today, or contact CBIA’s Adam Ney at 860.244.1933 or adam.ney@cbia.com for more information.

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