Chambers to host expo in Trumbull

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The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Bridgeport Regional Business Council and its Bridgeport, Stratford and Trumbull Chamber of Commerce affiliates will host the Come Together for Business Expo 2013 on Monday from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Trumbull Marriott, 180 Hawley Lane. The luncheon speaker will be James Smith, chairman and CEO […] [Read More]
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XPO Logistics buys Optima Service Solutions

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XPO Logistics, Greenwich-based provider of transportation logistics services in North America, has acquired Optima Service Solutions, a non-asset provider of last-mile logistics services for major retailers and manufacturers in the United States. The cash purchase price was $26.6 million with no assumption of debt. Founded in 1997, Optima had revenue of $35.7 million for the […] [Read More]
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ACG chapter hosts private equity expo

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More than 300 middle-market dealmakers are expected to attend the Connecticut chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth Private Equity Expo on Dec. 6 from 7:30 to 10 a.m., at the Stamford Marriott, 243 Tresser Boulevard. Among them will be private equity professionals, investment bankers, lenders, corporate development officers, lawyers and other service providers focused […] [Read More]
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Blyth rejects unsolicited conditional bid from CVSL

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The board of directors of Blyth, a Greenwich-based direct-to-consumer company and designer and marketer of health and wellness products, beauty products and candles and accessories for the home sold through the direct selling and direct marketing channels, has unanimously rejected the unsolicited conditional proposal from CVSL to acquire the company. The board said it retained […] [Read More]
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EVTV finds new ways to market a message

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Stamford-based production and marketing company EVTV has introduced a new business strategy, “Idea Agents”, a way to consolidate their branding and communications work across multiple platforms, from web-based video to banner ads to social media. The 30-year-old company is profiled in today’s Advocate, but check out one of the recent videos they’ve produced as part […] [Read More]
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Patent Properties sees net income fall

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Patent Properties, a Stamford-based intellectual property company that develops and commercializes its portfolio of assets and is creating a disruptive licensing solution for the mass market of patent owners and users, reported a net loss of $7.1 million or 76 per diluted share for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with net income of […] [Read More]
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Greenwich investment expert named to board of Lake Forest College

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Doni Fordyce-Urfirer has been named to the board of trustees at Lake Forest College in Illinois. Fordyce-Urfirer, a Lake Forest College alumna and resident of Greenwich, is a founding partner of Stone Key Capital, an investment firm focused on the government and commercial technology sectors. Her career in senior executive and investment management has spanned […] [Read More]
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SCORE marks Small Business Saturday

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SCORE, a non-profit association dedicated to helping small businesses throughout the United States and its territories through education and mentorship, is kicking off its 50th anniversary by celebrating Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30. Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to purchase gifts and dine out at locally owned and operated businesses. Many small businesses […] [Read More]
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