W.R. Berkley sees jump in net income

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W.R. Berkley, Greenwich-based insurance holding company, reported net income for the first quarter of $170 million, or $1.25 per share, compared with $117 million or 83 cents per share for the same period in 2013. Written premiums increased by 11 percent, and the return on equity was 15.7 percent, according to the company. “We had […] [Read More]
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United Rentals joins the Campbell Institute as charter member

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United Rentals, Stamford-based equipment rental company, been named a charter member of the Campbell Institute, the environmental, health and safety center of excellence of the National Safety Council. The institute provides a forum for prominent companies in diverse industries to share their expertise through EHS research, partnerships and a collaborative knowledge base. “We’re honored and […] [Read More]
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Stamford mayor to meet with Pitney Bowes CFO

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Stamford’s Mayor David Martin is slated to meet with Pitney Bowes CFO Michael Monahan on Friday, according to his weekly schedule released Tuesday. The subject of the meeting, which will take place at the Government Center, was not specified and the press is not invited to attend. Last month, the company announced that it was […] [Read More]
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American Express leases space at First Stamford Place

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American Express will move this summer from 400 Atlantic St. to First Stamford Place, a building owned and managed by Empire State Realty Trust, a REIT managed by the Malkin family. In a press release that came out late Monday, the landlord announced that American Express had leased 10,842 square feet at 100 First Stamford […] [Read More]
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Lionell L. Nowell III, 59, of Cos Cob

Cos Cob man re-elected to power company board

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Lionel L. Nowell III, of Cos Cob, was re-elected to the board of directors for American Electric Power, the publicly traded company based in Columbus, Ohio. Nowell, a 59-year-old former senior vice president and treasurer of PepsiCo, has been a director at AEP since 2004. He is also a director of Reynolds American and Bank […] [Read More]
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Frontier expands into rural Pennsylvania

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Frontier, a telecommunications company based in Stamford, on Tuesday announced that the company had invested $75.2 million in its effort over the last three years to expand into eastern Pennsylvania. Frontier, which has traditionally focused on smaller rural markets, last year announced that it had acquired AT&T customers in Connecticut. The company, located at High […] [Read More]
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Chef Marceio Carvalho, Restaurateur Ramze Zakka, owner Adam Zakka, Greenwich United Way Campaign Co-chair Brook Urban, and Manager Christopher Vaughn.

Greenwich Ave restaurants raising funds for United Way

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The Greenwich United Way announced Monday that, from next Monday, April 28,  to Sunday, May 4, the Greenwich Avenue restaurants Terra and Mediterraneo will be raising money by hosting what they’re calling a “Week of Caring.” Throughout, part of the restaurants’ proceeds will benefit the United Way. It will be the ninth year in which […] [Read More]
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Connecticut not among highest on cannabis list

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Connecticut may have legalized medical marijuana, but the Nutmeg State isn’t very high on the list of top visitors to online cannabis resource Leafly.com. With the arrival of April 20 — or “420,” or National Pot Day, as some call it — the owners of Leafly, including a former Greenwich investment banker, released a handful […] [Read More]
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