Nestle Waters and Zephyr sign five-year contract

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Nestle Waters North America has granted a five-year manufacturing contract to Zephyr Fluid Solutions of Newtown. Zephyr will provide the display and transportation racks to be used in Nestle Water’s Direct trucks, which organize and carry packs of bottled water, including Nestle’s Poland Spring, Pure Life, Perrier and S. Pelligrino products, to homes and offices. […] [Read More]
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CMA names Bugbee Commodore for March event

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Robert Bugbee, president of Scorpio Tankers in Monaco and New York City, has been named as the Connecticut Maritime Association Commodore for 2014. He follows a long succession of influential maritime industry leaders as commodore. The 2014 Commodore Award will be presented to Bugbee on March 19, 2014 at a gala dinner marking the conclusion […] [Read More]
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Shipping costs key for shoppers, says Pitney Bowes study

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The National Retail Federation forecasts holiday sales will rise 3.9 percent to $602.1 billion — a slight improvement from last year. eMarketer projects 2013 U.S. retail ecommerce holiday season sales will to grow about 15.1 percent to $61.8 billion, up from $53.7 billion in 2012. With that, a survey by Stamford-based Pitney Bowes found nearly […] [Read More]
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GE stock soars to 5-year high

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General Electric shares soared to a 5-year high yesterday on news the company is spinning off its North American consumer lending unit. The stock closed at 27.22, its highest level since 2008. GE announced on Friday that it would spin off its consumer lending unit through an IPO in 2014 as part of its planned […] [Read More]
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GE gives $15 million to Newtown for community center

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Fairfield-based General Electric has donated $15 million to build and operate a community center in Newtown. Town officials said Monday that after last December’s shooting deaths of 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary, it was clear the town needs a central meeting place. The announcement came just before the regular Board of […] [Read More]
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Pitt Sotheby’s Realty lures Chinese buyers

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William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty announced that the company is the exclusive state of Connecticut, Westchester County, N.Y., and Berkshire County, Mass., real estate marketing partner of Caimeiju.com, a real estate website that focuses on connecting real estate professionals with high-end Asian consumers. Caimeiju, translating as both “selecting a beautiful residence” […] [Read More]
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Light the Lights with CityCenter Danbury

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  It’s that time of year already? Holiday lights and music will be the focus of CityCenter Danbury’s annual gathering, Light the Lights,  held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Danbury Public Library’s Plaza, 170 Main Street. The event will feature music, dancing, cookies and hot chocolate, and appearances by Mayor […] [Read More]
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Lessons in how to get “tough” at Fairfield University

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It’s one of the oldest sayings in the book: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” But how, exactly? What sets those with the initiative to strive harder apart from the rest? That’s what Lewis Schiff, author of the recently published book “Business Brilliant: Surprising Lessons from the Greatest Self-Made Business Icons”, hopes […] [Read More]
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