Starwood Hotels & Resorts expands in Africa

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has strengthened its position as a hotel operator in Africa with the signing of three new Sheraton hotels in Mauritania, Guinea and South Sudan by 2017. With these signings, Starwood is on track to increase its African portfolio by over 30 percent with more than 15 new hotels set to […] [Read More]
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West Redding’s Mark Twain Library goes solar

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The Mark Twain Library in West Redding is switching to solar energy. The library, started by and named for the famous author who lived just up the road, will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18 at 439 Redding Road. A reception will follow. Sound Solar Systems, an Old Greenwich-based sustainable […] [Read More]
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Ex UConn basketball star promoting wine in Fairfield

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Fairfield package store Harry’s Wine & Liquor Market will be hosting former University of Connecticut women’s basketball star Kara Wolters next Saturday, Nov. 16, for a two-hour event promoting the line of wines by UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma. The event, which will run from 12 to 2 pm., will include tastings of three […] [Read More]
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Milford’s Subway Restaurants dishing out new line of sandwiches

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Milford-based Subway Restaurants, the world’s largest restaurant chain, announced this past week the launch of the “Fiery FOOTLONG Collection,” a line of sandwiches featuring the Creamy Sriracha Sauce that blends spicy chili peppers “to heat up customers’ sandwiches as colder weather season begins,” the company said in a release. The new collection includes the Sriracha […] [Read More]
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People’s Bank tops in New England

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People’s United Bank, a subsidiary of People’s United Financial, was recently named the top lender of SBA real estate and equipment loans (504 loans) in New England. It was also named the SBA’s top small business loan (7a loans) provider in Vermont and best real estate and equipment loan giver in Maine. Between last October […] [Read More]
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Connecticut cracks Top 5 in energy efficiency

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Hold on to your well-insulated ski caps, Nutmeggers: Connecticut has been named fifth most energy-efficient state in the country, according to a report by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. The report, issued this week, commended the state for its commitment to energy efficiency and recently adopted energy strategy, which apparently put it […] [Read More]
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Stamford finance firm offers November profits to veterans fund

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Mischler Financial Group — a California investment bank and institutional brokerage with a Stamford office — is pledging 10 percent of its November profits to Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, a national outfit that gives college scholarships and school counseling to children of soldiers killed in combat. Mischler, which was founded in 1994, is owned […] [Read More]

FairfieldCountyJobs.com postings see modest gains in Oct.

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Job postings on FairfieldCountyJobs.com rose 1% in October, compared with September of this year, the regional job board reported Thursday. The most widely posted job titles were positions in accountancy, health services and administration, while accounting, financial services and health care industries accounted for the highest volume of postings for October. Nevertheless, no single industry […] [Read More]
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