Shelton resident J. Allen Kosowsky has been appointed to the Small Business Incubator Advisory Board by House Republican Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr., Representative Perillo has announced. “Mr. Kosowsky is a well-respected certified public accountant who has done business in Shelton since 1985. His office provides a wide range of business and financial consulting services to area businesses and law firms. His background and experience make him uniquely well-qualified to serve on a state panel that fine-tunes a program that helps technology-based small businesses gain a foothold in Connecticut and contribute to economic growth and job creation,” Perillo said.
“At a time when Connecticut has been hard-hit by a recession that has hung on for more than a year and pushed our unemployment rate to 8 percent, we need to do everything we can to improve the business climate, stimulate economic growth, and preserve and expand the employment base in our state. The Small Business Incubator Advisory Board has an important role to play in bringing about positive economic change in Connecticut. I am confident that Mr. Kosowsky will play a key role in carrying out the mission of this important state panel and I was pleased to recommend him to Representative Cafero,” Perillo said.
“I hope that your service in this position will be challenging and satisfying. I know that the talent and expertise you bring to it will be of great value and service to our state and its citizens. On behalf of the people of Connecticut, please accept my thanks for your willingness to accept the challenge of public service and my congratulations on your appointment to this important post,” Representative Cafero, R-Norwalk, said in a letter to Mr. Kosowsky informing him of his appointment to the panel.
The Small Business Incubator Advisory Board is a 12-member state panel that evaluates and recommends changes to the state’s Small Business Incubator Program guidelines. The program provides grants to small businesses operating in incubator facilities, which provide low-cost space and business services to newly formed technology-based small businesses, Perillo said.