Connecticut Business News

Connecticut Business News – including entertainment, finance, health and medical, non-profit, public policy and technology news from Connecticut, U.S.A. (Conn., CT), as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


Paragon Insurance Holdings Invests in Cloud Business Intelligence (BI) to Enhance Analytics Capabilities

AVON, Conn., March 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings, LLC (‘Paragon’), a national multi-line specialty MGA, has selected LeapFrogBI, LLC, an agile business intelligence provider, and Sisense, Inc., to develop an advanced data warehouse and enable enhanced reporting capabilities.

Paragon Insurance Holdings Announces Equity Investment from Edgewood Partners Insurance Center and Oak Hill Capital Partners

AVON, Conn., Jan. 29, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings, LLC (“Paragon”), a national multi-line specialty MGA, announced today that Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC) and Oak Hill Capital Partners have taken an equity stake in the company. The investment from EPIC and Oak Hill will further propel Paragon’s organic and M&A growth strategies and create greater opportunity for Paragon’s agency, carrier and reinsurance trading partners.

Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC Names Andrew Petersen as Regional President and EVP of Reinsurance Operations

AVON, Conn., Jan. 23, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings, LLC (“Paragon”), a national multi-line specialty MGA, today announced the addition of Andrew Petersen to the Paragon executive management team as Regional President and EVP of Reinsurance Operations. Petersen will report to Ron Ganiats, Paragon’s CEO.

EPIC Insurance Acquires Product Warranty Analytics Specialist After, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NORWALK, Conn., June 19, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the acquisition of After, Inc. – a product warranty analytics firm based in Norwalk, Conn. The Acquisition was made primarily to further strengthen and grow EPIC subsidiary company, PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services – a renewable energy program manager based in the United States.

EPIC’s Mark Millard and Michael Turk to present at 2017 Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) Annual Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and STAMFORD, Conn., April 4, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Principals Mark Millard and Michael Turk are among the featured risk management and insurance professionals who will be presenting at the RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition being held in Philadelphia, Pa. on April 23-26.

Artist Recreates The Infamous Boston Massacre

SOUTHBURY, Conn., March 1, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nationally renowned Southbury Connecticut artist-historian Don Troiani has unveiled his painting of the momentous Boston Massacre. That encounter on a cold March night set forth a series of antagonistic events that climaxed in the start of the American Revolution 5 years later.

Philip Stevens joins Optima Group as Director

FAIRFIELD, Conn., Feb. 23, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Philip C. Stevens has joined Optima Group, Inc. as Director, with responsibility for helping the firm’s clients achieve their goals through the development of business and marketing strategies as well as the deployment of communications initiatives. A seasoned executive from the financial services and insurance industries, Philip was most recently with Pappas MacDonnell, Inc., where he worked with a variety of clients in banking, investment management, insurance and business services.

EPIC Insurance Adds Christopher J. Giuditta as Vice President in the Northeast

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 30, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Christopher J. Giuditta has joined the firm as a vice president. Giuditta will focus on the cultivation and development of new revenue opportunities throughout EPIC’s Northeast Region.

EPIC adds Timothy B. Ward to Risk Solutions Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 12, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that casualty risk management professional Timothy Ward has joined the firm’s Stamford, Connecticut-based EPIC Risk Solutions Practice as a Principal and Casualty Practice Leader.

PPRN Radio Announces April 25 Premiere of ‘The Online Film Show with Phil Hall’

NAUGATUCK, Conn., April 4, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PPRN Radio is pleased to announce the addition of a new program to its schedule: “The Online Movie Show with Phil Hall,” a weekly celebration of films and filmmaking. ‘The Online Movie Show’ will have its premiere on April 25, 2016 and will broadcast live on PPRN Radio on Monday nights at 7 p.m. ET.

Frank Nicodemus Honored For 50 Years of Vintage Car Restoration

LAKEVILLE, Conn., Sept. 14, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lime Rock Park presented one very special trophy as part of its ‘Sunday in the Park’ concours d’elegance over the Labor Day weekend, this one to Frank Nicodemus of Wappinger’s Falls, N.Y. in honor of his fiftieth year in restoring vintage cars.

EPIC adds Broker Bob Baldauf in Connecticut

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 19, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Bob Baldauf has joined the firm as a property and casualty insurance broker/producer for EPIC’s Risk Solutions team based in Stamford, Conn.

FlashCash is Contactless Smart Card Technology for Commercial Laundry

CHESTER, Conn., Aug. 3, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Greenwald Industries is the designer and developer of FlashCash, a laundry payment technology that is currently the leading contactless laundry payment technology in Europe. Installed in thousands of machines, FlashCash use is growing by leaps and bounds.

Specialty Relocation Services Company Commits to Fight Hunger – J.E. Kelleher Inc. Becomes Partner of Move For Hunger

BRISTOL, Conn., Jan. 23, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Move For Hunger is proud to announce the partnership of J.E. Kelleher Inc. of Bristol, Conn. at the Mission Level. J.E. Kelleher joins other relocation industry leaders in supporting Move For Hunger, the only non-profit organization that works within the relocation industry to end hunger.

Buyer Beware – Not all Bed Bug Heat Treatment Systems are the Same

STRATFORD, Conn., July 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In its 5th year of business and hundreds of bed bug inspections performed, Bed Bug Finders LLC announces a service option for eradication of bed bugs by means of a unique heat treatment process.

VLP’s Corporate Practice Continues to Grow with Addition of Marcus Wilkinson

NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 16, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of its corporate practice with the addition of Marcus Wilkinson, who joins as a partner based in Connecticut. Marcus Wilkinson handles angel investments, venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate matters.

From Hangovers to Head Lice: What Do Head Lice and Hangovers Have in Common? CT-based Healthcare Entrepreneur George Coleman

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., July 2, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the early 1980’s George Coleman, head of Dermedics Laboratories in Bridgeport, Conn., teamed up with the former Keneric Industries to reformulate and market an over-the-counter pharmaceutical product designed to treat the symptoms of hangovers. The product, Dr. Seltzer’s Hangover Helper, went on to become the best-selling hangover remedy in the U.S. It was eventually sold to a well-known manufacturer and, after almost 20 years on the market, was discontinued when that manufacturer was sold.

Prevail Launches the Prevail Reinsurance System Hosted Solution

NEW CANAAN, Conn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Prevail Consulting, Inc., a leading software and technology services provider for the property and casualty insurance industry, today announced the launch of its Prevail Reinsurance System Hosted Solution. Companies will now have the ability to manage their reinsurance business in a secure and scalable environment, while reducing the costs associated with in-house IT infrastructure, personnel and maintenance.

New Mobile Heat Truck is the New Weapon Against Bed Bugs and Other Pests

STRATFORD, Conn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Northeast Heat Treatment LLC announces this week the launch of a new business serving Connecticut and Massachusetts and upper Middle Atlantic areas businesses, apartment buildings and homes.

Prevail Reinsurance System Selected by Triple-S Propiedad

NEW CANAAN, Conn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Prevail Consulting, Inc., a leading insurance industry consulting and technology services provider, today announced a contract with Triple-S Propiedad, Inc. to license the Prevail Reinsurance System to support all of Triple-S’s reinsurance operations. Triple-S Propiedad has utilized a variety of Prevail’s technology consulting services over the past 10 years.

The Not-So-Silver Lining of Cloud Computing: Intuit Goes Dark for Two Days, Giving Pause to the Small Business Owner

NORWALK, Conn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Things did not go as planned when Joe Presto of the Norwalk-based IT consulting firm Desktop Guerrillas tried to send out his monthly invoices last Tuesday night. After error messages kept popping up, Presto did a Google search and quickly determined that the issue was with Intuit’s system, not his own. The next morning he learned the full scope of the outage: 300,000 of Intuit’s clients had been affected.

Bed Bugs Beware: There is a New Sheriff in Town!

MADISON, Conn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CT Bed Bug Dogs announces this week the launch of a new business serving Connecticut residents and businesses. It’s important to note that this sheriff does not wear a gun – he wears a dog collar! More specifically, Ruby, Pasha and Willie are adorable rescue dogs who have been highly trained and certified to find these critters wherever they are hiding which allows an immediate and focused extermination effort based on their findings.

Snow White Contemplates Suicide – Filmmaker set to take Snow White to the Dark Side

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A dark and brooding adaptation of the classic fairy tale, Snow White, will go into production this October. Several horror/fantasy film blogs broke the news about the new independent film production from Goodnight Film earlier this month. Connecticut filmmaker A.D. Calvo will introduce a much darker twist to the original Grimm fairytale, incorporating such controversial – but sadly topical and relevant – themes as drug abuse and teen suicide.

Prevail Launches its Cession Web Service with access to Prevail Reinsurance System

NEW CANAAN, Conn., May 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Prevail Consulting, Inc., a leading software and technology services provider for the property and casualty insurance industry, today announced the launch of its Cession Web Service. The Prevail Cession Web Service enables seamless integration of the Prevail Reinsurance System Cession Engine with websites, enterprise portals, corporate intranets and extranets, policy administration and loss management applications and other interactive services.

Lehmann and Lehmann Legal Communications Announces Connecticut Seminar on ‘Eliminating Your Debts’

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., March 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lehmann & Lehmann Legal Communications announced today a free seminar on how to systematically reduce and eliminate debt through individualized plans. The seminar, including a question and answer session, will take place at the Grassy Hill Lodge in Derby, Connecticut on Wednesday, March 25, at 7:00 p.m.

Introducing TaxiLite, a Better Way to Hail a Cab! Increase Visibility at Night and in Bad Weather

STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hailing a taxicab just got easier and safer with TaxiLite(R). TaxiLite features a bright flashing LED which can be seen up to three city blocks away. Designed to fit in pocket or purse, TaxiLite features a whistle and a convenient key ring attachment.

Canines Battle Bed Bugs in New Business Venture

STRATFORD, Conn., Dec. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bed Bug Finders, LLC announces this week the launch of a new business serving Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. It’s a business that was created to help homeowners and businesses deal with the ever-growing bed bug population in North America. In New York City alone, in 2007, there were over 7,000 complaints filed with the New York City Department of Health.

St. Petersburg State Ballet On Ice in ‘Sleeping Beauty on Ice’

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Direct from Russia, the ST. PETERSBURG STATE BALLET ON ICE, with its award-winning cast of 35 ice skaters, presents a magical family show, “Sleeping Beauty on Ice.” Two special performances at the Palace Theatre in Stamford, CT (Stamford Center for the Arts) take place on Sunday, December 7th, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Prevail Consulting Unveils New Reinsurance Solution at the 2008 IASA Conference

NEW CANAAN, Conn., May 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Prevail Consulting, Inc., a leading consulting and technology services provider for the property and casualty insurance industry, will be featuring their new Prevail Reinsurance System at the 2008 Insurance Accounting and Systems Association (IASA) annual conference in Seattle from June 1-June 4.

Back Pain Treatment Proven 86-Percent Effective

STAMFORD, Conn., March 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Approximately 80 percent of Americans suffer from low back pain. Second to the common cold, low back pain is the number one reason for a visit to a primary care doctor. And it is the fifth most frequent cause of hospitalization. Dr. Scott Bender, D.C., of the Connecticut Spine & Health Center in Stamford, Connecticut, offers hope for those who suffer from the agonizing, oft-times debilitating pain of low back ailments.