People's United Bank, a subsidiary of People's United Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: PBCT), announced today that Sara Longobardi, Senior Vice President Customer Relationship Development, and New York retail market leader, will be promoted to Senior Executive Vice President Retail Banking following the retirement on March 31 of Robert D'Amore, Senior Executive Vice President Retail and Business Banking.

People’s Bank promotes senior VP

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Sara Longobardi has been promoted to senior executive vice president for retail banking at People’s United Bank, the company announced Thursday morning. Longobardi, who’s worked over 20 years at People’s, will assume the position being vacated by Robert D’Amore, who is retiring on March 31. Longobardi is currently senior vice president for customer relationship development […] [Read More]
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Praxair signs deal with South Korean steel maker

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Praxair Inc., Danbury-based producer, marketer and seller of industrial gas, has signed a long-term contract with Taewoong Steel Co. to supply high-purity oxygen to the company’s steel mill facility in Busan, Korea. Praxair will construct a new 180-tons-per-day air separation plant and pipeline in the Mieum Foreign Industrial Zone in Busan that will serve Taewoong, […] [Read More]
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Terry Lautz, PhD

source: http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/moynihan/kpac/Faculty_Affiliates/

UConn-Stamford hosting event on China

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A professor from Syracuse University will be speaking about China’s economic and political strategies at an event in Stamford on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Terry Lautz, PhD, will be offering a lectured entitled “China’s Quest for Soft Power.” The evening will kick off with networking and refreshments from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m., while the presentation and […] [Read More]
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Norwalk’s Bolt Tech reports big earnings jump

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Bolt Technology, the Norwalk-based seismic-data company whose products look for offshore oil and natural gas, reported higher earnings for the quarter that ended Dec. 31, as sales of underwater robotics and the company’s marine seismic-data acquisition quickened. Net income in the most recently completed quarter was $3.02 million, or 35 cents a share. That was […] [Read More]
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United Rentals reports strong fourth quarter

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United Rentals Inc., Stamford-based equipment rental company with 832 rental locations in 49 states and 10 Canadian provinces, reported net income of $140 million, or $1.31 per diluted share for the fourth quarter, compared with $41 million, or 40 cents per diluted share, for the same period the prior year. For the fourth quarter of […] [Read More]
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Withers Bergman to host talk with “Mr. Condiment” Nick Loeb

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Entrepreneur Nick Loeb will be guest speaker at the next “Inside the Entrepreneurial Mind” series, hosted by law firm Withers Bergman. The event will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor, 500 Steamboat Road, Greenwich. Loeb is the founder and CMO of The Crunchy Condiment Company, which […] [Read More]
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Kapil Mohindra, co-founder, Skystream Markets; source: Sustainablebrands.com

Stamford tech firm gets $4 million investment, big board appointee

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Skystream Markets, an upstart Stamford firm that facilitates trading in the renewable-energy and environmental markets, on Tuesday announced a $4 million Series A investment. The company has also appointed to its board of directors Daniel Rappaport, former chairman and CEO of the New York Mercantile Exchange (1993 through 2001). The funding — generally, the first […] [Read More]
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Starwood Capital Group acquires U.K. portfolio

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Starwood Capital Group acquires U.K. portfolio Starwood Capital Group, a Greenwich-based global private investment firm, has acquired, through an affiliate, a portfolio of United Kingdom properties from the Premier Property Group alongside Catalyst Capital, a European investment and asset management company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The portfolio of 10 properties includes Princes […] [Read More]
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