Cultural Alliance of Western CT awarded two grants

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The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut has received two 2014 grants for its ongoing services and efforts on behalf of a ten-town region. The Connecticut Office of the Arts, Department of Economic and Community Development has awarded $30,855 to the Cultural Alliance, as a Designated Regional Service Organization, to support the state’s creative economy and […] [Read More]
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KODA partners with California renewable oil company

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Stamford’s KODA Distribution Group and Solazyme, a renewable oil and bioproducts company, announced they have entered into a distribution partnership in the lubricants and metal working fluids industry. Solazyme’s Renewable Tailored High Oleic Algal Oil will be represented in the US and Canada by Monson Companies, a KODA Distribution Group Company, according to a press […] [Read More]
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Marriott Trumbull and restaurant offering 11-month-long deal

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Parallel Post, the restaurant at the Marriott Trumbull Merritt Parkway, recently had its one-year anniversary. How are they celebrating? For the next 11 months, the hotel and restaurant are offering a special package — valid Thursdays through Sundays until Dec. 20, 2014 — that includes “deluxe accommodations” at the hotel and breakfast for two for […] [Read More]
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First County Bank offers grant applications to local nonprofits

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The First County Bank Foundation is accepting applications for its 2014 grant for nonprofit organizations in lower Fairfield County. The deadline for submitting standard grant applications is March 31. In order to be eligible for the grant, organizations must have nonprofit tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and serve the communities […] [Read More]
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Update: Malloy unveils legislation to assist social entrepreneurs

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In a follow-up to an earlier blog post previewing the governor’s economic development announcement, Malloy today introduced that he plans to introduce legislation to help businesses that promote social benefits, also known as social enterprises. “By creating a new corporate entity – the benefit corporation – Connecticut entrepreneurs can start businesses that compete in the […] [Read More]
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The cost of gridlock

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Much of the media has been fastened on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s Bridgegate scandal. Some have surmised that readers have been devouring the story, in part because who can’t relate to a traffic jam? Here in southwestern Connecticut, it’s a daily reality for driving to work. But what exactly is the cost of all […] [Read More]
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Stamford’s Charter makes a bold bid for Time Warner Cable

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Charter Communications has sent a letter to Time Warner Cable, offering a proposal that the two communications giants “immediately engage in discussions to conclude a merger agreement to combine the companies”, according to a press release issued Tuesday by Charter. The Stamford-based broadband communications company is offering $37.8 billion for the second largest cable operator […] [Read More]
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GE Capital Retail Finance teams with Kobie Marketing

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GE Capital Retail Finance teams with Kobie Marketing As the retail industry dissects the 2013 holiday shopping results, GE Capital’s Retail Finance business and Kobie Marketing are introducing a new Integrated Multi-Tender Loyalty solution this week that leverages GE Capital Retail Finance’s 80 years of expertise and a customer engagement and loyalty technology platform from […] [Read More]
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