Westport Library speaker says he’s got new way to do marketing

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The Westport Public Library is bringing in town resident Joesph Jaffe on Thursday night to talk about his new approach to marketing: “ZERO.” Specifically, the South African’s new formula combines “zealots,” “entrepreneurship,” “retention” and “owned assets.” That cocktail is supposed to help companies tackle the accelerating forces of “technology disruption, consumer changes and innovation evolution […] [Read More]
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Diageo, Combs team up for joint venture

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Diageo, a global premium drinks business which has its North American headquarters in Norwalk, and Sean Combs, rapper, record producer, actor and chairman, Combs Wine & Spirits, have furthered their relationship by creating a new joint venture that has purchased luxury tequila brand DeLeón. The joint venture, a 50/50 global partnership between Diageo and Combs […] [Read More]
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Diageo wins top shelf in Whisky Awards

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Bottoms up, Fairfield County. Whisky Advocate just dubbed Norwalk’s Diageo “Distiller of the Year.” Diageo, a global leader in spirits, beer and wine, won praise for spicing up the global whiskey landscape by investing in its Scotland distillery, pressing forward on sustainability efforts and significantly innovating across its impressive portfolio of whiskey, a release said. “This […] [Read More]
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Gartner accepting nominations for excellence awards

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Gartner is accepting nominations until Jan. 24 for the fifth annual Gartner Enterprise Information and Master Data Management Excellence Awards. The contest’s three finalists will present their case studies during the Gartner Enterprise Information and Master Data Management Summit in April and the winner will be announced at the event. Entries will be reviewed by […] [Read More]
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Wheelock acquires Texas master-planned community

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Wheelock Street Capital Acquires Second Master-Planned Community in Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Wheelock Street Capital has acquired the 925-acre master-planned community of Devonshire in Forney, Texas from Hunt Properties. The single-family development is partially built, and there are plans for future development including an elementary school. The community is approved for 3,000 residences, of which about […] [Read More]
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Starwood Capital completes purchase of San Diego portfolio

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Starwood Capital Group, Greenwich-based private investment firm, has completed, through a controlled affiliate, the acquisition of a 12-building office and research and development portfolio in the San Diego. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The properties, totaling 1.1 million square feet, are located in Sorrento Mesa and Rancho Bernardo — two of the fastest-growing […] [Read More]
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GE unit partners in Texas oil deal

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GE Energy Financial Services, Vess Oil, partner for third time GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of General Electric, has formed its third partnership with a Vess Oil Corp., affiliate to purchase oil reserves in East Texas for $108 million. The partnership is acquiring about 13,000 acres and associated Woodbine production from an affiliate of […] [Read More]
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People’s hires Mid-Atlantic regional manager

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Bridgeport-based People’s United Bank announced Friday that David Denlinger has joined the bank as “Mid-Corporate Banking Regional Manager, Mid-Atlantic.” Denlinger was most recently senior vice president of commercial banking at Wells Fargo Bank, where he developed and managed mid-corporate relationships across a broad range of industries, a release said. Before that he was senior banker […] [Read More]
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