Hundreds of business leaders from across the state will attend Connecticut Business Day 2021 on Tuesday, March 16.

The virtual event begins at 8:30 am with a welcome session and remarks from Gov. Ned Lamont about Connecticut’s reopening efforts and how the vaccine rollout impacts the economic recovery. 

A bipartisan group of legislators who signed and support CBIA’s Rebuilding Connecticut policy pledge will discuss their priorities for driving the state’s recovery.

The 11-point Rebuilding Connecticut policy recommendations are designed to help employers—particularly struggling small businesses—manage the high costs of navigating COVID-19 restrictions, create and retain jobs, and lead the state’s economic recovery and growth.

CBIA’s Eric Gjede will provide an update on the latest from the 2021 General Assembly session, including the status of key legislative proposals.

Joe Eyer, VP of public affairs for AT&TKelly Memphis, senior manager of government relations and stakeholder engagement practice for the Public Affairs Council, and Sarah Locke-Henderson, manager of U.S. Public Engagement for DoorDash will provide insight, resources, and tools for effectively engaging with legislators and the importance of grassroots advocacy.


CBIA is Connecticut’s largest business organization, with thousands of member companies, small and large, representing a diverse range of industries from every part of the state. For more information, please contact Joe Budd (860.244.1951).