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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Bankwell reports soaring Q3 earnings

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Bankwell Financial Group, parent company of Bankwell Bank in New Canaan, reported net income surged to $1.3 million, or 35 cents per share, for the third quarter of 2013, compared with $172,000, or 6 cents a share, during the same period of 2012. The earnings represent the third consecutive quarter of record profit. “The Company’s […] [Read More]
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Ridgefield Chamber urges holiday shoppers to “keep it local”

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The Retail Committee of the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce has launched a “keep it local” campaign during the holiday shopping season. The campaign features an icon intended to be shared and spread via various electronic and social media. Through this effort, the committee hopes to increase activity in the local economy, as local businesses redistribute […] [Read More]
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Upcoming networking meeting with Stamford Business Group

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The Stamford Business Group is planning a free networking meeting at 7:29 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the cafeteria at 9 West Broad Street, Stamford. The topic of discussion will be “Dumping The Unwanted Client”. For information, visit www.StamfordBusiness.com or call Ronny Kaplan at 203.329.2421. or email:  StamfordBusinessGroup@gmail.com [Read More]
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How’s Connecticut stack up in energy efficiency?

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If you’re interested in energy efficiency and care about how Connecticut stacks up then you should be looking forward to this afternoon. That’s when the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy will announce its 2013 “State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.” The ranking covers all 50 states and Washington D.C., but it will highlight the best 10 […] [Read More]
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