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Rep. Perone Honored with Champion of Small Business Award

Rep. Chris Perone (D-Norwalk), who received the award during a recent ceremony in Chicago, spearheaded an initiative to expand the state’s Insurance Reinvestment Fund (IRF) to allow other types of companies access to those tax credits and loans. The measu

In recognition of his commitment to spurring job growth in Connecticut, , D-, has reportedly been honored with a 2012 Champion of Small Business award from the National Coalition for Capital.

Perone, who received the award during a recent ceremony in Chicago, spearheaded an initiative to expand the state’s Insurance Reinvestment Fund (IRF) to allow other types of companies access to those tax credits and loans. The measure is credited with saving Torrington-based plastics manufacturer Seitz.

"With banks not lending money in this recession, companies who need financing need new ways to access capital," House Deputy Majority Leader Perone, representing the 137th District, said in a press release posted on his House website. "I don't build the factory, or what to make — but as a , I can help put money into the hands of the people who can."

For more, check out the press release.

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