CTNext Executive Director Glendowlyn Thames Given Business Champion Award

Rocky Hill, Conn.
– October 6, 2017 – CTNext, Connecticut’s go-to resource for entrepreneurial support, today announced that Executive Director Glendowlyn Thames was awarded the Business Champion Award at the LootScout Capital Summit in recognition of her dedication, commitment and ongoing efforts to support entrepreneurs and small businesses in Connecticut. The award was given by Anthony Price, founder of the Capital Summit, an annual gathering of top speakers and business growth experts from across the state.

“Glendowlyn Thames is the prototype leader that tirelessly promotes entrepreneurs and small-business owners in Connecticut,” said Price. “Her enthusiasm and focus on practical solutions are what business owners need. Glendowlyn knows that the spirit of entrepreneurship is alive and well in the state and is the foundation of economic growth, jobs and opportunities for all.

“On behalf of our presenting sponsor, Farmington Bank, I am proud to present the 2017 LootScout Capital Summit Business Champion Award to Glendowlyn.”

As executive director of CTNext, Glendowlyn manages and oversees the array of strategic economic development programs focused on fostering entrepreneurship, startups and growth-stage businesses while cultivating a robust innovation ecosystem on behalf of the State of Connecticut.

“This is a tremendous honor for me personally and is a reflection of all the great work being done at CTNext to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in our state,” said Thames. “I am grateful to Anthony and his team at LootScout for this recognition.”

About CTNext
CTNext is Connecticut’s go-to resource for entrepreneurial support. The goal of the program is to build a more robust community of entrepreneurs and to accelerate startup growth by providing access to talent, space, industry expertise, services, skill development and capital to foster innovation and create jobs for people in Connecticut. CTNext launched in 2012 and has more than 1,900 members in its network.


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