Candidate Nicastro hosting workshop Tuesday for business owners

– Tomorrow, State Senate candidate and local entrepreneur Mike Nicastro will host a workshop with local business owners, higher education officials and community leaders to address the growing issue of jobs for college graduates and the upcoming wave of retiring business owners known as the silver tsunami.

The workshop will be a collaborative effort to understand the concern with the silver tsunami and how the state of Connecticut can move forward with solutions. Nicastro will be joined by Drew Harris Professor of Entrepreneurship at CCSU, Dean of the School of Business at CCSU Ken Colwell and President of Charter Oak College Ed Klonoski

Mike Nicastro is running for the 31st state senate district which includes, Bristol, Plainville, Plymouth, Thomaston and Harwinton. Mike is focused on five points:

Succession Planning – Addressing the close to 47% of small businesses that are owned by residents who are 55 years of age or older -a small business “Silver Tsunami.”and an economic peril.

Fiscal management- Developing a fiscally sound budget is not a “set it and forget it” effort.

Innovation – Reinvigorating a sense of innovation in our economy and in how we govern.

Entrepreneurship – =Celebrating and encouraging innovation to inspire the entrepreneurs in our midst.

Succession Planning – Addressing the close to 47% of small businesses that are owned by residents who are 55 years of age or older -a small business “Silver Tsunami.”and an economic peril.

Higher Education – Supporting the state’s higher education assets in its colleges and universities and the opportunity they give to our future generations.

The Nicastro for the 31st campaign continues to grow and the fundraising under SEEC rules is near the finish line.

Those interested in learning more or joining the campaign can do so by calling 860-202-0348 or

visit online at votenicastro.com or via Facebook.

Mike Nicastro

Mike Nicastro