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“Open for Business,” a Key Issues Forum on Connecticut’s Business Climate with Gov. Malloy

Posted 03/01/2011
Posted by David Isgur

Is Connecticut truly open for business?  How can the state stay competitive in the national and global economies?  These and other business related topics will be discussed during “Open for Business” at the University of Hartford’s Lincoln Theater on Tuesday, March 1, from 7 to 8 p.m..  Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy, United Technologies Corp. Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Gregory Hayes, and University of Hartford Professor of Finance Susan Coleman will participate in the forum moderated by Hartford Courant columnist and editor Tom Condon.

The Key Issues Forum, co-sponsored by The Hartford Courant and FOX CT, and presented in partnership with the University of Hartford, is free and open to the public.  To reserve a seat in Lincoln Theater, call the University of Hartford box office at 860.768.4228 or 1.800.274.8587.

First-year Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says “Connecticut is open for business.”  He will discuss just what that means with Greg Hayes, senior vice president and chief financial officer for Connecticut’s largest private employer, United Technologies Corp., and Susan Coleman, professor of finance in the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business, a member of the Connecticut Small Business Advisory Board and an expert in small business finance strategies. The conversation will be moderated by Tom Condon, Courant columnist and editor of the Sunday “Place” section. Questions will be taken from the audience. Tickets are available through the University’s box office at 860.768.4228 or 1.800.274.8587.

For more than two decades, The Hartford Courant has held Key Issues Forums on critical community issues. The University of Hartford was chartered in 1957 with the mission to be a “private university with a public purpose.”  (Learn more at

The “Open for Business” Key Issues Forum will be live-streamed on and