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May 29, 2017 — Lifetime Achievement Awards

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G R E AT E R H A R T F O R D ' S B U S I N E S S N E W S w w w. H a r t f o rd B u s i n e s s . c o m For more B2B news visit MAY 29, 2017 Volume 25, Number 23 $3.00 Subscribe online the biggest sales lead generation day of the year on 2017 until the ALL NEW Only 10 days June 8th Index ■ Reporter's Notebook: PG. 5 ■ Week in Review: PG. 6 ■ Deal Watch: PG. 10 ■ Movers & Shakers: PG. 14 ■ Nonprofit Notebook: PG. 15 ■ Opinion & Commentary: PG. 19 Skills Gap As Connecticut's demand for certain trade skills intensifies, so has interest from pupils and employers in the 100 or so post-secondary career/ trade schools, including one of the state's biggest and oldest, Porter & Chester Institute. PG. 3 Bubble Watch Boston Fed Chief Eric Rosengren recently sounded a tone of caution about the potential for economic conditions that cause rising realty values, including those in Hartford, to reverse course. PG. 5 CT bars, restaurants face lawsuits over fight-night broadcasts By Matt Pilon mpilon@HartfordBusiness.com A litigious California compa- ny is attempting to squeeze more than $1.3 million from Connecticut restaurants and bars for allegedly showing professional boxing matches without a proper license. Since April, J & J Productions, which owns closed-circuit TV and pay-per-view distribution rights to professional boxing broad- casts, has sued eight Connecticut eateries and watering holes in federal court, including several in Greater Hartford, as part of a nationwide crackdown against businesses that display fights without paying the required com- mercial sublicensing fee. Most of the Connecticut suits demand $170,000 in damages, plus attorneys' fees. A commercial sublicense often costs much more than ordering a fight at home, and federal law Continued on page 8 P H O T O | A N D R E Y _ P O P O V, S H U T T E R S T O C K . C O M Andy Bessette Travelers Cos. Cheryl Chase Chase Enterprises Margaret Lawson Independent consultant Skip Gengras Gengras Motor Cars Recognizing business leaders whose engagement in our business community has had significant positive economic impact locally and will teach future generations by example. 2017 SPECIAL SECTION PGS. 22–32

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