CRMA Golf Outing set for Tuesday
Hold the date for our Fall event
News and notes from around the State Capitol
News and notes from around the state

  • Final notice: the CRMA Golf Outing is set for this coming Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at the Wampanoag CC in West Hartford. You can find more information about the event by going here.
  • We very excited about this year’s event! As we move towards the shotgun start of the event, just days from now, we still have some space available if you and any of your colleagues would like to support us.
  • The CRMA Golf Outing is an important fundraiser for us, so any support you can provide will be welcomed.


Hold the date for our next big event

  • We are also gearing up for our NEXT big event, held annually in the fall. This year we’re making some changes to the day, INCLUDING MOVING THE EVENT FROM A LUNCHEON TO A BREAKFAST PROGRAM.
  • We are still holding the event at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, and will still be spotlighting the retail industry and all that we stand for.
  • So please hold Wednesday, October 12th on your calendar for this year’s event and look for more information in next week’s FF.


News and notes from around the State Capitol


  • President Pro Tem of the State Senate Martin Looney and Speaker of the House Matt Ritter are making a pitch to raise Connecticut’s profile in the mix of Presidential Primaries. You can go here to see more about those efforts.
  • On the breaking news front, the Courant’s Chris Keating has reaction in Connecticut political circles to the United States Supreme Court decision on Roe v Wade, announced today. You can go here to see that.
  • Earlier this week longtime Manchester State Senator Steve Cassano of Manchester surprised many by announcing that he WILL NOT seek re-election for another term. Cassano has served in various elected capacities for decades, including in the Senate since 2011. CT Mirror has the story here.
  • Connecticut’s minimum wage rises to $14 an hour July 1, up $1. It’s the fourth annual increase since 2019 and the next raise, to $15 an hour, is set for June 1, 2023.  Details reported by The Hartford Courant here.
  • Lamont is one of eight governors on a bipartisan work group that will study state-level solutions to gun violence and safety at schools, according to the National Governors Association. More about the effort is reported here.


Other news and notes from around the state

  • Lamont has directed state agencies to waive credit and debit card transaction fees for the fiscal year that begins July 1, a move that is said to save residents and businesses $6 million over the coming 12 months. CT Mirror reports on the announcement here.
  • A showcase of Black-owned businesses is set to return to New Haven this October after a nine-year hiatus. New Haven BIZ reports on the return of the Connecticut Black Expo here.
  • The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Board of Regents passed a resolution Thursday that provides additional support to refugees and asylum seekers seeking education at the 17 CSCU institutions. Hartford Business Journal has the details here.
  • Middletown-based Liberty Bank announced it has replaced all of its ATMs with new faster, more reliable machines. New Haven BIZ has the details here.
  • President Biden plans to appoint Mohegan tribal leader Marilynn Malerba as U.S. treasurer, making her the first Native American to hold that position — and the first Native woman to have her signature appear on American currency. NPR has news of the planned appointment here.