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Graduation For 16 Hispanic Entrepreneurs In New Britain

Katherine Robles receives her graduation certificate from from professor Samuel Irizarry at the Hispanic Business Entrepreneurial Program Graduation at the CCSU Institute of Technology & Business Development.   Photo Credit: Wesley Bunnell | New Britain Herald her with Farmington Bank held  on Wednesday June 1st.

As Richard C. Mullins Jr. began calling each graduate to the front of the downtown conference room, so began a commencement ceremony that hadn’t occurred in the city for over a decade.

The 16 graduates, who hailed not only from New Britain but from Stamford, New London, Hartford and beyond, had completed the Hispanic Business Entrepreneurial Program, the only business course taught in Spanish in the
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More than 60% Of Latinos In CT Don’t Have Access To Retirement Savings

 

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Bill Sarno

CTLatinoNews.com

Currently, more than 600,000 state residents, including about 62 percent of Latinos compared to 38 percent of whites, do not have access to a retirement savings vehicle at their place of employment, according to statistics from Connecticut AARP, one of the chief advocates for  HB 5591bill, which is  winding its way through the state’s legislature.

According to Martin Cabrera Jr., chief executive officer of Cabrera Capital Markets, in his testimony for HB 5591 at a recent legislative public hearing, this amounts to roughly 94,000 Hispanics in Connecticut without payroll deduction plans at work.

The employment-based voluntary retirement savings measure could substantially brighten the ...

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Unique New Bike Shop Offers Hartford Teens Diverse Opportunities

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Bill Sarno

CTLatinoNews.com

The opening of a bike shop on Park Street in Hartford may be a few months off, but what is  happening at a two-room storefront a block west from South Green already is generating a lot of interest and enthusiasm in this Latino neighborhood and beyond.

For now, the closed and unadorned storefront, mostly occupied by used bicycles, and a sign reading “BiCi Co.” posted at the gated entrance to an adjacent alley that provides access to the shop’s back room, are the most visible indicators to passersby and visitors to the Center for Latino Progress upstairs that 97 Park Street is ...

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