Sen. Formica, Sen. Martin Welcome “Women Owned Business Day” to the State Capitol

May 4, 2017


Harford – On May 3, Senator Paul Formica (R-East Lyme) and Senator Henri Martin (R-31) joined fellow state lawmakers hosting the 4th Annual Women Owned Business Day at the CT Capitol to discuss the importance of supporting women entrepreneurs.

“Women-owned businesses bring in more than $15 million in annual revenues to Connecticut,” said Sen. Formica. “These entrepreneurs are vital to job growth and play a leading role in growing our state’s economy. It was an honor to welcome so many women business owners to the Capitol in celebration of their accomplishments, their ability to overcome challenges, and their unrelenting contributions to our state.”

Sen. Henri Martin said the Women’s Business Development Council, which sponsored the event, provides valuable guidance and resources for women entrepreneurs.

“Starting and running a business can be difficult in any state, but we know Connecticut is especially difficult,” Sen. Martin said. “For 20 years, the Women’s Business Development Council has helped women and their businesses become the strong economic drivers the state needs more of. I was glad to meet the council members and the incredible business women who came to the Capitol.”