Monthly Archives: March 2012

A good place to start is with Start Up CT!

Entrepreneur, Eric Knight, returns to “Open For Business” to discuss in detail all the exciting business initiatives that are unfolding here in CT.  One of them is the Start Up CT program that has recently sponsored three events throughout CT.  The events were well attended with budding entrepreneurs bringing their new business ideas with them, with hopes that they would be one of the lucky businesses chosen to be worked with.

Eric also discusses, like some other recent guests on “Open For Business,”  that he believes the current administration is very pro-business and goes on to speculate that the CT economy will begin to see the positive effects of all of the initiatives unfolding within our borders.  Eric always brings a lot of energy and know-how to the table and this interview is no exception.


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Show 45 | Black-Eyed and Blues Music Show

Krown Washington Batiste – Steal Away Debbie Davies – Sittin 7 Cryin Brian MacDonald – Carmelita Sugar Ray & the Blue Tones – Talk to Me Mike Crandall Band – Just Livin the Blues Tas Cru – Money Talks Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers – Sinners Street Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers – Can’t Lose What You NeverContinue Reading

45 Foot Paper Airplane Takes Flight

By Daniel Terdiman, CNET Everyone likes a good paper airplane. But how much do you love a 45-foot paper airplane? The answer is clear: A lot..Continue Reading

Show 44 | Black-Eyed and Blues Music Show

AJ Jansen – Bars Cars & Old Guitars, Jeff Pitchell – When it All Comes Down Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers – Take Me With You When You Go Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez – Love Make You Do Stupid Things Spiritual Rez – Baby’s Mama Brian Mac Donald – Mid-Life Mambo Sugar Ray & theContinue Reading

The Mercurial | Occupy Danbury “F’s” The Banks

If you know anyone who has lost their job, or who is underpaid, or has been underpaid, then you probably know people who have almost lost their house, whether they told you or not. That’s speculation. Foreclosures, however, are factually easier to talk about, because you can drive around and see them. They’re common enough nowContinue Reading

So much for the Tea Party movement in Connecticut

Richard Wieland, a relative newcomer to the field of presumptive Republican challengers of Democratic Congressman Jim Himes, was a one-man band at a political caucus for House candidates Thursday night in Greenwich that was promoted by members of the Tea Party movement. Keep Reading …

Show 42 | Black-Eyed and Blues Music Hour

Playlist: Juicy Fruit – Cobalt Rhythm Kings, Hellfire – Joe Louis Walker, Annie – Entrain, Let the Guitar do the Work – Jimmy Thackery, One Eyed Jack – Tas Cru, The last words of a Fool – Sugar Ray Norcia & the Bluetones, Runnin’ Hot – Brian MacDonald, One Day Away -Jeff Pitchell, Butter withContinue Reading

AT&T Refuses To Identify Its Vendor Who Hacked Connecticut Cell Phone Accounts

AT&T Friday refused to reveal the identify of its vendor whose employee illegally hacked into at least five Connecticut cell phone customers’ accounts. Keep Reading …

A Sustainable Lawn – You Can Grow That!

Just as sure as blades of green grass are beginning to show in the lawn outside my office window, thoughts of lawns will start creeping into Connecticut home owners’ heads. This spring I want Connecticut lawn owners … no, I want lawn owners across the U.S. to repeat this phrase: You can grow that sustainableContinue ReadingContinue Reading

CONNSTEP CEO Del Conte: Manufacturing in CT is Alive and Well!

Bonnie Del Conte, president & CEO of CONNSTEP, shares with Tommy Russo how the manufacturing industry in CT, though somewhat still struggling, is in certain sectors vibrant and even growing. Since 1994 CONNSTEP has been helping small and midsize manufacturing firms to compete and expand. Bonnie has been with CONNSTEP for over 8 years andContinue ReadingContinue Reading