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.


Fabricare Cleaners Moves Locations in Noroton Heights

DARIEN, Conn., Oct. 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fabricare Cleaners is a full-service, eco-friendly dry cleaner that goes far beyond dry cleaning. Fabricare, voted Top Dry Cleaner in Fairfield County, is passionate about their customers and about caring for their fine garments.

Hearst Connecticut Media Group Names Edgerton, Inc. a Winner of the Hearst Connecticut Top Workplaces 2019 Award

MONROE, Conn., Oct. 17, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edgerton, Inc. has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by Hearst Connecticut Media Group. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

Gluten-Free New England Serves Up 1st Boston Expo

SIMSBURY, Conn., Oct. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gluten-Free New England, LLC presents their first Greater Boston expo on Sunday, October 27, 2019, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Boston Marriott Burlington in Burlington, Mass. The event includes 75 gluten-free vendors as well as food trucks, cooking demos and educational seminars.

After, Inc. Publishes Latest Research on California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) – Effective Jan. 1, 2020 – and Its Implications for Manufacturers

NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After, Inc., a pioneer in the Warranty Services industry, has delivered innovative warranty marketing, analytics and program management services to top-tier manufacturers since 2005. As an industry leader, After, Inc. stays on top of regulations that may affect its manufacturing clients. The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) is one of these.

After, Inc. to Sponsor and Speak at 10th Annual Extended Warranty and Service Contract Innovations Conference in Nashville

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After, Inc., a leader Warranty Analytics Solutions since 2005, will sponsor the Extended Warranty and Service Contract Innovations Conference in Nashville, TN on September 18-20, 2019. The company also announced today that it will join a panel discussing how to “Tailor Your Message to Different Market Segments,” alongside industry giants like General Motors and Electrolux.

Five Steps to Get Your Adult Child ‘Unstuck’: Darien Wellness Hosts a Conversation on This Important Topic

DARIEN, Conn., Sept. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Darien Wellness, Fairfield County’s premier mental health group, is excited to kick off its second annual Lunch & Learn series with an important topic for Connecticut families. Across the nation, young adults (age 18 and up) are suffering from the inability to successfully launch themselves into adulthood. Darien Wellness, in collaboration with Greenwich’s Institute for Restoring Cognitive Health, will be holding a discussion addressing this crisis.

Managing General Agency Paragon Insurance Launches Nationwide Workers’ Compensation Insurance Program

AVON, Conn. and SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 26, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC (“Paragon”), a national multi-line specialty MGA (Managing General Agency) based in Avon, Conn., today announced the addition of a new nationwide Workers’ Compensation Insurance Program.

C Diff Foundation with Leading Gastroenterologists Paul Feuerstadt, MD and Caterina Oneto, MD Announce Clinic Dedicated For C.difficile

HAMDEN, Conn., Aug. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — C Diff Foundation, a one hundred percent volunteer, world renowned 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization announced today that the Foundation will offer the first ever clinic sponsored by the C Diff Foundation and dedicated to patients diagnosed and recovering from a C. difficile infection (CDI).

Best Friends Pet Hotel Announces ESOP Acquisition Led by Mosaic Capital Partners, Becoming the Largest Employee-Owned Pet Care Company

NORWALK, Conn., June 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Best Friends Pet Hotel, a national operator of pet hotels with 30 locations throughout the United States offering boarding, grooming, doggy day camp, training and retail services at each of its locations, announced today its Employee Stock Ownership Plan, or ESOP, acquisition led by Mosaic Capital Partners.

After, Inc. Announces Publication of ‘First of its Kind’ Study of Millennials and Extended Service Plans (ESPs)

NORWALK, Conn., May 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In December 2018, After, Inc. launched its “Millennials and Extended Service Plans” study, to investigate the attitudes and behavior of Millennials regarding manufacturers’ product warranties and Extended Service Plans (ESPs).

Paragon Insurance Holdings Improves and Enhances Public Entity Program with Transition to a New Underwriter / Insurance Carrier

AVON, Conn., March 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC (“Paragon”), a national multi-line specialty Program Manager based in Avon, Conn., today announced a definitive agreement to move their public entity program to a new A+ XV insurance carrier.

After, Inc. to launch new QuickReg solution at Warranty Chain Management (WCM) Conference on March 12-14, 2019

NORWALK, Conn., March 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After, Inc., a global leader in the warranty services industry since 2005, announced today that it will launch QuickReg, its next-generation registration tool, at the Warranty Chain Management Conference next week.

After, Inc. to showcase its latest predictive analytics solutions at the Field Service Medical Conference on Feb. 25-27, 2019

NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 11, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After, Inc., the global leader Warranty Analytics Solutions since 2005, will be a major participant in the Field Service Medical Conference on February 25-27, 2019. The company announced today that it plans to introduce a powerful suite of optimization solutions at the conference, designed specifically for Medical Device & Medical Equipment manufacturers, to help reduce the costs and customer satisfaction impacts of unplanned service repairs.

Paragon Insurance Holdings, LLC Acquires Argo Landscapers Program

AVON, Conn., Jan. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings, LLC, a national multi-line specialty program manager, today announced it has contracted with Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO) to assume MGA responsibilities for Argo’s Landscape Contracting program, effective January 1, 2019.

After Inc. Releases Warranty Analytics 2.0 White Paper

NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 31, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After, Inc., the global leader in Warranty 2.0 solutions, announced today that it has just released its latest research on the warranty analytics industry. After, Inc.’s white paper, “Warranty Analytics 2.0 – Addressing the Gaps in Current Software Solutions,” provides an analysis of the warranty services market, outlines the differences between warranty management and warranty analytics software.

Prevail Reinsurance System selected by Tower Insurance as the leading edge technology solution to automate reinsurance administration

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 11, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Prevail Consulting, Inc., a leading insurance industry technology and professional services provider, today announced a contract with Tower Insurance to license the Prevail Reinsurance System (PRS) to support Tower’s reinsurance operations. Under this new contract, Prevail will install PRS and deliver implementation and professional services.

PowerGuard Adds Top Warranty and Service Agreement Specialist Dan Cantafi in Connecticut

GLASTONBURY, Conn. and IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services – a renewable energy program manager based in the United States – announced today the addition of warranty and service agreement specialist Dan Cantafi as the firm’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He will be based in Glastonbury, Conn. and report to PowerGuard’s Co-Founder, Mike McMullen and COO Scott Gunnison.

Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC Adds Tonya Fuller and Ashley Forslund to Winery and Brewery Team

AVON, Conn. and NAPA, Calif., June 21, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC (“Paragon”), a national multi-line specialty MGA (Managing General Agency) based in Avon, Conn., today announced that Tonya Fuller has joined the firm as Vice President, Winery and Brewery. Additionally, Ashley Forslund has become a member of the Paragon team in the role of Senior Underwriter, Winery and Brewery, working in close collaboration with Fuller.

Bed Bug Finders Says Proactive Bed Bug Detection is Key

STRATFORD, Conn., June 13, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bed bugs can be a devastating experience for families and homeowners. For landlords, property owners and managers, not being proactive enough when it comes to tackling bed bugs in their properties can result in dire financial and emotional distress. That’s why Bed Bug Finders LLC says being proactive is the best thing to do.

EPIC Holdings Adds Janine Walter, SPHR, SHRM-SCP as Chief Talent Officer

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and STAMFORD, Conn., June 4, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Holdings, Inc. (parent company of EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants) today announced the addition of industry leading human capital professional Janine Walter, SPHR, SHRM-SCP who will join as the firm’s Chief Talent Officer and become a member of the EPIC Executive Committee. For the past 11 years Walter has held senior executive positions at major insurance intermediaries.

Prevail Consulting, Inc. announces contract with Medical Assurance Society New Zealand Limited to license Prevail Reinsurance System

STAMFORD, Conn., May 8, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Prevail Consulting, Inc., a leading insurance industry technology and professional services provider, today announced a contract with Medical Assurance Society New Zealand Limited (MAS) to license the Prevail Reinsurance System (PRS) to support MAS’s reinsurance operations. Under this new contract, Prevail will install PRS and deliver implementation, application and data migration services.

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.

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.