FEC client featured in The Cape & Plymouth Business News

Posted on 30. Oct, 2013 by in business development, economic development, entrepreneurs, Health Information, Recent Company News

FEC has been involved with our client, Best of Care, to support their growth strategy, which includes their recent acquisition of Boston-based Independence Home Health Care. This move expands their territory into 35 new towns and adds 30 staff members. Read about how this respected father/son team has grown their family-owned home care agency over […]

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Waterloo Canada: Most successful innovation eco-system in North America

Posted on 08. Mar, 2013 by in angel investing, Blog, business development, economic development, entrepreneurs, innovation

Over 100 of Connecticut’s entrepreneurs, hub teams, investors, state officials attended a thought provoking event March 4 in New Haven. Iain Klugman, CEO and President of Communitech, has been instrumental in developing one of the world’s most successful startup ecosystems, in Waterloo, Ontario. Over the last few years alone, Communitech has helped companies raise more than […]

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Connecticut Innovation EcoSystem is in Good Hands

Posted on 15. Jun, 2012 by in Blog, economic development, entrepreneurs, innovation

The following is part of an article from CT Dept. of Economic and Community Development about Casey Pickett, one of Connecticut’s young innovators who is actively looking to grow new and vibrant businesses in our State. Read on. “Casey Pickett, Innovation Director, Department of Economic and Community Development Look out, land of steady habits. When […]

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White House calls Ira Yellen to discuss mentoring and internship to spur the economy

Posted on 22. Jan, 2012 by in Blog, business development, community, economic development, entrepreneurs

Your Ideas for Putting Americans Back to Work Back in November, for the latest installment of the White House’s Advise the Advisor series, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Nancy-Ann DeParle asked Americans for their ideas for executive actions or steps that President Obama could take, without waiting for Congress to act, to help out middle class families and […]

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First Experience Communications Mentors Connecticut Innovations Startup

Posted on 15. Jul, 2011 by in Blog, economic development, entrepreneurs

Shizzlr, a model company for the Connecticut Startup Economy, is growing quickly and efficiently, thanks to a committed group of mentors, investors and advisors. We’ve been helping them build a marketing communications strategy, while our other colleagues are assisting them with legal, accounting and financing. Check out the update in the premiere issue of the […]

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Governor Participates in a Dialogue with the CT Tech Council

Posted on 08. Apr, 2011 by in Blog, business development, connecticut, economic development, innovation, technology

Last night, Governor Dannel Malloy of CT engaged in a thoughtful hour and half dialogue with board members of the CT Tech Council (CTC) at the Greenberg Center at Yale. Members represent a diverse cross section of businesses in CT, from small business owners to large corporations i.e., UTC, Comcast. The governor outlined his budget […]

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Women in Innovation Awards is a Winner

Posted on 01. Apr, 2011 by in award, Blog, connecticut, economic development, entrepreneurs, innovation, technology

This is one of the best CT events. The women honored at the yearly Connecticut Technology Council’s Women in Innovation are our unsung heros in science, math, computer science and most importantly as leaders and mentors to young women. I get tired of all the negative stuff. It was refreshing to see and hear what […]

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Matthew Nemerson's Story Featured in Hartford Business Journal

Posted on 08. Nov, 2010 by in Blog, connecticut, economic development

Long time friend and colleague Matthew Nemerson was featured in this week’s Hartford Business Journal. Sujata Srinivasan’s article provides a glimpse into the deep attention Matthew gives to our businesses and our communities. His attitude is exactly the kind organizations need during an economic turning point, like the one we’re faced with right now. Working […]

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Global Economic Forecast from McKinsey

Posted on 23. Feb, 2010 by in Blog, economic development, What we\'re reading

Good reading for economic conditions that could affect our business here and abroad. Economic Conditions Snapshot, February 2010: McKinsey Global Survey results http://bit.ly/bBWCPZ

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Connecticut Innovations: A Decade of Investment

Posted on 27. Jan, 2010 by in Blog, connecticut, economic development, entrepreneurs

This post is primarily geared toward our clients, but any person thinking strategically about their business’s future in Connecticut should be aware of the role of Connecticut Innovations (CI). It’s a hybrid investment vehicle that is neither public, nor private. Since its creation in 1989, it has invested “$124.9 million” in “90 Connecticut companies”, including […]

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