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Local Ring to Opening Bell

A local teen and local companies rang the opening bell for the New York Stock Exchange.



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    There were some local faces at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday morning.

    When the New York stock exchange opened this morning, Connecticut was well represented.

    Mallory Keivman, 13, of Manchester is the inventor of Hiccupops and she stood with Steve and Scott Case, of Startup America, to celebrate the organization’s first anniversary of helping startup companies grow.

    Keivman told the Hartford Business Journal that she came up with the remedy because she suffered from recurring hiccups. Her company has filed for a patent and hopes to bring the product to market this spring.

    Combat 2 Career was also there to begin the trading day.

    Meghan Brunaugh and Charlotte Creech, who both have MBAs from the University of Connecticut, founded the start-up to help veterans and people in the military pursue higher education and transition into civilian careers.

    TutaPoint, founded here in Connecticut, was also there. Michael Callaghan and Ryan Duques founded the company. Duques is a Madison native and Elizabeth Kelly, director of operations, has a master’s degree from Central Connecticut State University and is a computer technology teacher in Connecticut.