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Each week, Ari Santiago interviews a thriving CT manufacturing leader to share the positive messages around the industry with two goals:

1) To share best practices amongst manufacturing business leaders to help each other to grow and succeed

2) To spread the word throughout the state that manufacturing is a growing part of our economy and offers exciting opportunities for incredible, well-paying careers 


Ari Santiago is the President, CEO and Founder of IT Direct, a Technology Managed Service Provider in Hartford, CT. He has a passion for the manufacturing industry and the incredible impact it is making on our local economy. IT Direct focuses on providing its manufacturing clients the technology, support, and strategic guidance they need to not only meet their business goals but to drive future success. 


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Apr 2, 2020

Today's Made in America with Ari Santiago is an extremely important and timely episode. Learn all about the Paycheck Protection Program, a governmental program through the SBA that is part of the CARES Act, from Frank Milone, Partner at Fiondella, Milone & Lasaracina. Frank talks to Ari about the details of the program and the application process.


Thanks to this program, some businesses may be eligible to receive a loan of up to $10 million. There is also potential for loan forgiveness that would essentially turn this loan into a government grant. Learn more right now! The application period begins tomorrow and ends June 30th, 2020.


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