Ashley DeCarlo: ‘I Don’t Want to Wish I’d Done More’

January 18, 2019

Ashley DeCarlo ’19 (above) shows off her crepe-making skills at Farmhouse Crepes in Downtown Storrs.  Ashley also handles their social media in addition to her regular duties, plus a job at Geezeo in Glastonbury, not to mention a full set of classes and cheerleading!  (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Ashley DeCarlo ’19 (above) shows off her crepe-making skills at Farmhouse Crepes in Downtown Storrs. Ashley also handles their social media in addition to her regular duties, plus a job at Geezeo in Glastonbury, not to mention a full set of classes and cheerleading! (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Ashley DeCarlo could best be described as unstoppable.Continue Reading

Joe Ercolano Named State Director of CTSBDC

January 4, 2019

Joe Ercolano (above) will lead a team of business advisors dedicated to small business growth in Connecticut as the new Director of CTSBDC (Photo Courtesy of CTSBDC)
Joe Ercolano (above) will lead a team of business advisors dedicated to small business growth in Connecticut as the Director of CTSBDC (Photo Courtesy of CTSBDC)

Joe Ercolano has been named the State Director of the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC), effective immediately. Ercolano, a former executive at Pitney Bowes, most recently served as the CTSBDC’s Acting State Director.Continue Reading

Family Businesses: ‘Your Name is On It!’

January 2, 2019

Cal Miller-Stevens, left, and her niece Capri Frank pose for a photo inside the store at Miller Foods, Inc., a fourth-generation, family owned and operated food business located in Avon, Conn. Behind them is a photo taken in the early 1960s, in the same location. From left is family matriarch Margaret "Oma" Miller and her two daughters, Sandi Trudeau (Frank's mother) and Miller-Stevens. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Cal Miller-Stevens, left, and her niece Capri Frank pose for a photo inside the store at Miller Foods, Inc., a fourth-generation, family owned and operated food business located in Avon, Conn. Behind them is a photo taken in the early 1960s, in the same location. From left is family matriarch Margaret “Oma” Miller and her two daughters, Sandi Trudeau (Frank’s mother) and Miller-Stevens. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

UConn Revamps Family Business Program, Offers Bootcamp, Summer Internship Program to Help Multi-Generational Companies Thrive

Ask Julie Paine-Miller, vice president of Paine’s Inc. Recycling and Rubbish Removal, what it is like to be employed in a family-owned business, and she will share that some of her fondest childhood memories involve riding in her family’s garbage trucks.

“I have a deep-seated love for trash!,” Paine-Miller said with a laugh. “I have memories of being around the trucks from the time I was a little girl.”Continue Reading