CT State Business Advocate Pays Visit To Local CEO’s



Stamford, CT [November 12, 2008]:  Rob Simmons, CT State Business Advocate was the honored guest at the October 16th meeting of The CEO Roundtable (, The group was formed in 2001 by David Lewis, President and founder of OperationsInc, and John Engel, CEO of, founder and former President of e-Media.  This meeting allowed for a forum to discuss such issues as the recent economic downturn and its affect on local businesses, transportation in Fairfield County, job market challenges for businesses in our area, and incentives / programs in place / in process for small business in CT.

Current membership consists of approximately thirty local CEO’s – a group of the best and brightest small to medium business leaders in the area. Held eight times annually, these dynamic, free-flowing sessions provide an opportunity for top-level executives to meet and network with their peers, and to discuss their business challenges, successes and opportunities.

Since the first meeting took place in August of 2001, the roundtable program has proven to be an invaluable resource for CEOs and top-level decision-makers dealing with business and operational issues and opportunities. Over ninety companies have participated in the meetings since the group’s inception, representing a diverse mix of industries and services. The Group has also hosted a variety of special Guests including Lieutenant Governor Michael Fedele – State of CT, Mayor Dannel Malloy – Stamford, CT and Congressman Christopher Shays.

“We greatly appreciated Rob’s attending our meeting and providing his insights and expertise to our group and its members ”, said David Lewis, CEO of OperationsInc. “We’re hopeful our concerns about the state of the CT economy as it pertains to small business will be carried back to Hartford care of his capable hands.“

To learn more about The CEO Roundtable, please contact David Lewis directly at 203.322.0538 or

OperationsInc is located at 992 High Ridge Road, Second Floor, Stamford, CT 06905 and David can be reached at (203) 322-0538 or