How Fairfield County businesses are handling the snow

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Forced to contend with snow storms and treacherous commutes, a number of Fairfield County businesses have allowed their employees to work remotely this season, according to a recent survey conducted by the Business Council of Fairfield County. The Business Council surveyed 182 human resource departments on their companies weather-related work policies. Of that number, 22 […] [Read More]
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Connecticut tourism industry seeks Pineapple nominees

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Connecticut’s tourism industry is accepting nominations for the 2014 Pineapple Awards recognizing individuals and organizations that exemplify tourism excellence in Connecticut. Named for the international symbol of hospitality, the Pineapple Awards honors people and places from the three state tourism districts — Eastern, Central and Western. Awards are presented in four categories including Excellence in […] [Read More]
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Greenwich Associates study sees more institutional use of ETFs

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Institutional investors are using fixed income exchange traded funds as they adjust their portfolios to adapt to post-financial crisis regulatory changes and rising interest rates, according to a new report, “Institutional Investors Turning to Fixed-Income ETFs in Evolving Bond Market,” from Stamford-based Greenwich Associates. Changes to fixed income portfolios of corporate and public pensions, foundations […] [Read More]
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Citizens Bank Foundation donates $5,000 to Shehan Center

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The Citizens Bank Foundation has made a $5,000 donation to the Cardinal Shehan Center of Bridgeport. The donation will support the center’s “After School and Saturday” program, which offer a safe haven where children can participate in experiences that would otherwise be inaccessible to them, a release issued Feb. 27 said. The program is for […] [Read More]
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Bankwell hires new VP for commerical/industrial lending

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David Canet has joined Bankwell as vice president of commercial and industrial lending. Canet will be charged with expanding that portion of Bankwell’s loan portfolio in Fairfield and the surrounding counties in Connecticut and New York, a release said.  Canet is based at Bankwell’s Bedford Street offices in Stamford.  A Stamford resident, he earned his […] [Read More]
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GE Capital unit provides more than $5.5 billion in 2013

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GE Capital’s Telecom, Media and Technology  financing business completed 59 deals totaling more than$5.5 billion in 2013. The TMT business addressed the financial needs of customers in the cable, towers, data centers, wireless, metro fiber, radio, television, digital media, education services and software sectors. “We bring significant industry knowledge to our client relationships,” said Pete […] [Read More]
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BofA, Merrill Lynch cardholders get free Fairfield History Museum visit

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Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders are getting free admission this weekend — March 1 and 2 – at the Fairfield Museum and History Center and its new exhibition: “Wonder Women of Fairfield.” The exhibit highlights the “fascinating lives of notable women who helped build and shape our community,” a release said. That includes […] [Read More]
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Regional Chambers hosting Thursday morning networking event

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The Bridgeport Regional Business Council, Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, Milford Chamber, Orange Chamber are hosting a before-hours networking event from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 6. The event costs $15, will feature plenty of coffee and opportunities to mingle. It’s taking place at the Studio Offices of Star 99.9, WPLR, WYBC, The Fox […] [Read More]
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