Slate Ballard, cofounder of the coworking space The Grove, and Derek Koch, CEO of the product-development firm Independent Software, share five things you need to know about starting a business in New Haven, Connecticut.
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Few parts of America are waspier than Fairfield County, Connecticut. Buy a house there, and it practically comes with acceptance letters to Exeter and Princeton. Which makes what Amsterdam design studio UXUS Design have done in Wilton nothing short of revolutionary. They’ve taken a 1930s hunting lodge — a WASP-approved monument to Colonial Revivalism, with Georgian touches -– and given it a tres-chic European makeover. The place has sofas by Dutch design goddess Hella Jongerius, a claw-like Dear Ingo lamp from Moooi, and even an Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair in neon orange.
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal issued a subpoena today to Craigslist over the prostitution ads often displayed in the classifieds Web site's "casual encounters" section. Reports indicate that Craigslist may be earning over $35 million in revenue from these ads.
Schools aren't immune to rising energy prices, and like other organizations, they are increasingly seeking innovative designs to cut costs and save energy. Project FROG, a manufacturer of smart building systems, is helping The Watkinson School in Hartford, Connecticut become a leader in the green school space with a new Center for Science and Global Citizenship.