In addition to its lobbying efforts, the Connecticut Business and industry Association has long produced some terrific programs for businesses.  I’m scheduled to speak at two such programs over the next month or two.

  • First, on May 13th, the CBIA has refreshed their HR Conference to address issues that are most pressing to businesses today. I’ll be

At a CBIA seminar yesterday where I spoke, several speakers discussed the challenges that exist for companies in these economic times. One CBIA economist projected that the current recession will not bottom out in Connecticut until late summer or fall 2009.

But the times also present opportunities, as well, the speakers said. Indeed, now may be

At the CBIA Annual Meeting last night, I had the pleasure of hearing a keynote address by Elizabeth Teisberg, co-author of the book: Redefining Health Care: Creating a Value-Based Competition on Results.  Her presentation focused on the importance of taking a comprehensive approach to health care reform — one that controls costs, improves patient outcomes and

For employers in Connecticut, this isn’t exactly the best of times. But it isn’t the worst of times either. That seemed to be the message of a variety of economists at a conference I attended yesterday sponsored by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association.

In fact, a CBIA survey released yesterdacourtesy morgue filey (and sponsored by