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A podcast for the business-minded in Connecticut. Interviews consist of business and community leaders that delve into the highs and lows of doing business in Connecticut.

BizCast provides new content every week, introduces members of CBIA staff, and tells stories about how businesses are innovating and growing in Connecticut!

CBIA BizCast Connecticut Business & Industry Association

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A podcast for the business-minded in Connecticut. Interviews consist of business and community leaders that delve into the highs and lows of doing business in Connecticut.

BizCast provides new content every week, introduces members of CBIA staff, and tells stories about how businesses are innovating and growing in Connecticut!

    CBIA BizCast: Wren Laboratories' Rapid COVID-19 Test

    CBIA BizCast: Wren Laboratories' Rapid COVID-19 Test

    Wren built a special buffer that enables them to collect the saliva while protecting the COVID RNA sample from any degradation. This is especially important for detecting low viral loads.

    The lab’s work with the federal Food and Drug Administration indicates the test is highly accurate and will likely detect all known mutants including the Delta or Indian mutation, Kidd said.
    The test has a 24-hour turnaround time and Wren Labs has the capacity to run thousands of tests each day.

    CBIA members can get a special discount on rapid COVID testing from Wren Laboratories here:
    https://wrencovidtesting.com/cbia

    • 28 min
    Stratford's Mayor Laura Hoydick

    Stratford's Mayor Laura Hoydick

    Stratford Mayor Laura Hoydick joins CBIA's BizCast to share how the town came together to navigate the pandemic and the innovative strategies her team is employing to support businesses and the recovery.

    "We're very fortunate that our community has worked well together for decades," Hoydick says. "We knew our strengths from prior tragedies and we deployed those during the pandemic."

    The first 90 days were the most difficult for the town, but they were able to keep manufacturing and construction operating, two critical elements of the local economy.

    "For us, it was about getting the correct information out to the public," Hoydick said. "You would hear so many things on so many different mediums--and you didn't know what to believe.

    "We wanted to help calm people down, even if it was a little bit."

    Please rate, review, and subscribe to the BizCast wherever you get your podcasts—we appreciate your support! If you have a story to tell, contact Katie Krajcik (katie.krajcik@cbia.com).

    • 14 min
    Post-Merger Chat with CLA's Joe Kask

    Post-Merger Chat with CLA's Joe Kask

    CBIA president and CEO Chris DiPentima talks with CliftonLarsonAllen managing principal Joe Kask and the accounting firm's chief practice officer for the Northeast, James Watson, about key takeaways from the acquisition of blumshapiro.

    Kask, the former CEO of blumshapiro, says many opportunities were created because of the January, 2021 merger—opportunities not just for employees, but for clients and communities.

    “This firm accepted all of our employees as one of their own,” said Kask. “We share the same values, the same culture and the same commitments.”

    Nationally, CLA has provided $1.1 million to community organizations focusing on education, employment, and entrepreneurship since the acquisition.

    Please rate, review, and subscribe to the BizCast wherever you get your podcasts—we appreciate your support! If you have a story to tell, contact Katie Krajcik (katie.krajcik@cbia.com).

    • 40 min
    What 2020 Taught Us About Leadership

    What 2020 Taught Us About Leadership

    McCarter & English LLP's Moy Ogilvie, Bigelow Tea's Cindi Bigelow, Otis Elevator Co's Robin Fiala, InCord's Meredith Shay, and Medtronic's Valerie Finarty shared stories and insights on leadership and navigating the pandemic at CBIA's May 26 When Women Lead conference.

    Patience, empathy, and listening skills are what helped these Connecticut business leaders guide their companies through the coronavirus pandemic.

    Please rate, review, and subscribe to the BizCast wherever you get your podcasts—we appreciate your support! If you have a story to tell, contact Katie Krajcik (katie.krajcik@cbia.com).

    • 41 min
    Shipman & Goodwin's Three Partner Leadership Team

    Shipman & Goodwin's Three Partner Leadership Team

    CBIA’s BizCast talks with Leander Dolphin, Kent Nevins, and James Ruggeri, the new three partner leadership team at Hartford-based law firm Shipman & Goodwin.

    The co-managing partners share the background behind the decision to expand the leadership model following the retirement of former managing partner Alan Lieberman at the end of 2020.

    “The thing that was important to the partnership was to have diversity, in every different way," says Dolphin. "Geographic diversity, diversity of ideas, and even diversity in the practice groups from which the three of us come.”

    The attorneys also share the ways they balance their practice responsibilities with their leadership roles, noting the importance of open lines of communication and their supporting staff.

    Dolphin, who is one of the featured speakers at CBIA's May 26 When Women Lead conference, also discusses the importance of diversity, saying “we understand we need to reflect our community."

    Please rate, review, and subscribe to the BizCast wherever you get your podcasts—we appreciate your support! If you have a story to tell, contact Katie Krajcik.

    • 20 min
    Cigna's Wendy Sherry

    Cigna's Wendy Sherry

    Cigna's Wendy Sherry by Connecticut Business & Industry Association

    • 19 min

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