Plans underway for next CRMA Live Broadcast!
Privacy task force updates and other news and notes from around the Capitol
News and notes from around the state

  • We are getting excited about our next Live Broadcast that will take place Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm.
  • While final details are in the midst of being finalized, we can tell you that the topics to be discussed will be ones that will have a direct impact on your business.
  • We are looking at examining in more detail the challenges currently confronting retailers with supply chain, and the most up-to-date information regarding the Biden Administration’s plans for combating the COVID-19 virus, including mandating vaccines.
  • Please mark your calendar for Oct 13th and join us. It will be time well spent.
  • If you missed our first Live Broadcast, you can watch it on demand by going to our website,


Privacy Task Force and more news and notes from the State Capitol

  • As we reported in last weeks FF, Sen. James Maroney held his first task force meeting to review the issues surrounding legislation on consumer privacy.
  • This task force meeting dealt primarily with the so-called issues of right to cure. The right to cure is a concept that allows a business – like a retailer – that runs afoul of the requirements of the law the ability to fix or cure the mistake they made, before any enforcement action is taken.
  • Because the issue of consumer privacy is so important to retailers’ interaction with our customers and the legislation that is being considered is pretty complex, the right to cure for ANY size retailer is critical.
  • We will keep a close watch on that aspect of the privacy issues as this process moves along, but please understand that the issue of consumer privacy will impact any size retailer, so this issue remains a high priority for us.
  • The next meeting of the task force is expected to be sometime in October. We will be watching and will update you on what takes place.
  • The General Assembly will be back in session on Monday to extend Governor Lamont’s emergency authority through February 15. NBC Connecticut has the story here.
  • The House Republican leader and friend of CRMA Vin Candelora wants the majority Democrats to take up crime legislation. Our friend Chris Keating of the Hartford Courant has the story here.


Other news and notes from around the state

  • Older residents and workers at risk are now eligible for Pfizer booster shot in a revised overnight ruling by the CDC, and Connecticut is ready. The Hartford Courant has the latest here.
  • The State Department of Labor is saying some people may have been paid too much in unemployment and they want some of that money back. CTNewsJunkie has the details here.
  • Milford-based Subway Restaurants saw sales increases at its stores after menu changes and a new ad campaign. New Haven BIZ has the numbers here.
  • Indra Nooyi and James Smith, who serve as co-chairs on AdvanceCT’s board of directors, are departing after nearly three years. They will be succeeded by Margaret Keane, a former CEO of Synchrony Financial, and Jeff Sonnenfeld, senior dean for leadership studies at the Yale School of Management. Hartford Business Journal has the news here.
  • Travelers plans to vacate about 150,000 square feet of leased space in downtown Hartford — although the number of workers in the city will remain unchanged. Hartford Business Journal reports on the plans here.
  • A new influencer campaign highlighting the dining, shopping, experiences, and other services that are unique to the state has been launched by the State. Fairfield County Business Journal has the details here.