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Career Assistance Event for Displaced Subway Employees   
February 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Parsons Memorial Gymnasium Read More
Milford Career Assistance Program

CERC rebrands as AdvanceCT; hires VP of business development      
Following several months of discussion, The Connecticut Economic Resource Center Inc. -  the nonprofit corporation that seeks to advance business formation, retention, recruitment and growth in Connecticut - has rebranded as AdvanceCT.

The rebranding effort represents a strategic transition stemming from Gov. Ned Lamont's plans for the organization to collaborate more closely with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) to drive business recruitment and retention.

AdvanceCT also announced the hiring of David Campbell as vice president of business development. Campbell will lead recruitment efforts by growing relationships with national and international business clients and engaging with strategic partners across the state. Read More 

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Yale's 'Snowball' message: 'You can do it!' (and we'll help)  
Playful antics, collegiate costumes, and an energizing spirit of possibility marked the Fair Haven School's winter assembly Jan. 31, where pre-school through 8th-grade students received a serious motivational pitch: It's never too early to begin thinking about college.

That was the message Yale President Peter Salovey and other dignitaries emphasized at "Snowball," an annual celebration of the Yale-funded New Haven Promise scholarship program that also underscores the local school's perennial drive to inspire college aspirations in its students.

The scholarship program provides up to 100% of tuition for Elm City public school students who graduate high school with at least a B (3.0) average and who attend a two- or four-year public college in Connecticut, or up to $2,500 toward tuition at an in-state private, not-for-profit institution. Yale annually contributes up to $4 million per year.

Since the scholarship's inception in 2011, Promise has awarded $17 million in college funding to more than 1,500 New Haven public school students. Read More 

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Zero-Waste Pavement Plant On Tap  
A local road construction company plans to build a recycling facility near the Mill River to convert torn-up and discarded pavement into roadway patching material - while creating no new waste in the process.

Jeffrey Laydon of Laydon Industries described his family business's planned new recycling work at Tuesday night's regular monthly Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) meeting on the ground floor of 200 Orange St.

Laydon and local attorney Jim Segaloff appeared before the commissioners to support a special exception application by East Street Development LLC, a holding company owned by Laydon. The exception would allow for an industrial use not currently covered by the city's zoning regulations at 59 New St., 517 Grand Ave., 539 Grand Ave., and Railroad Avenue.

That new use is an apparently preternaturally efficient recycling process that allows for ripped up roadway waste to be repurposed as a warm mix that can be applied, during any season, to patch utility cuts and other bumpy, worn out stretches of pavement. Read More 

2/19 Collab Spring Accelerator Information Session at NHFPL Read More 
2/27 1- 4 p.m. Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce 2020 Internship & Career Fair Read More 
Small Biz Series at BOROUGH496 Read More 
Guilford Has Zero-Interest Home Improvement Loans For Eligible Owners Read More 
Connecticut Launches New Website With Census Information Read More  
Gov. Lamont Announces Upgrades to Connecticut's Rail System Read More 
Governor Lamont Announces 1st Proposals of 2020 State of the State: Retooling Connecticut's Business Assistance Programs Read More