Department of Economic and Community Development commissioner David Lehman announced the formation of an ad hoc task force May 9 that will provide support to small businesses for implementing the state's reopening guidelines.

Reopen Connecticut Small Business Implementation Task Force members:

  • Lyle Wray (chair), Capitol Region Council of Governments
  • Cindy Bombard, Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce
  • Joe Brennan, CBIA
  • Nancy Cowser, seCTer
  • Joe Ercolano, Small Business Development Center
  • Cathy Graves, New Haven Small Business Academy
  • David Griggs, MetroHartford Alliance
  • Kim Hawkins, HEDCO
  • Larry McHugh, Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce
  • Patrick McMahon, CT Main Street
  • Julio Mendoza, Spanish American Merchant Association
  • Dan Onofrio, Bridgeport Regional Business Council
  • Fran Pastore, Women’s Business Development Council
  • Garrett Sheehan, Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce
  • Tony Sheridan, Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut
  • Lynn Ward, Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commerce