State’s STEP UP program matches workers, employers

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The WorkPlace Inc., Southwestern Connecticut’s regional workforce development board, based in Bridgeport, reported that since its establishment last spring, 2,000 state residents have found work through the Subsidized Training & Employment Program. A total of 575 employers have taken advantage of the STEP UP as a way to recruit talent and build their businesses. STEP […] [Read More]
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Hispanic Federation hires head of Danbury non-profit

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The Hispanic Federation has hired Ingrid Alvarez-DiMarzo for its newly created state director position in Connecticut. Based out of Hartford, she will lead HF’s recently launched expansion into Connecticut including supporting member non-profit agencies and coordinating advocacy efforts on behalf of the state’s 500,000 Latinos. With over 20 years experience in non-profit management and capacity […] [Read More]
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What to watch for: SAC Capital guilty plea?

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Last week,  reports were buzzing that a major shoe was about to drop in the federal government’s case against Stamford’s SAC Capital Advisors. Word on the street was that the embattled hedge fund — the brainchild of Greenwich’s multibillionaire Steven A. Cohen — could at any moment plead guilty to securities fraud, agree to stop […] [Read More]
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CCI completes energy conversion

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Castleton Commodities International, a Stamford-based energy solutions provider, announced that one of its units, CCI Energy Solutions, has completed its first energy conversion project in New York City by partnering with Services for the UnderServed, a New York-based non-profit organization that supports individuals and families facing challenging life situations. The conversion to natural gas has […] [Read More]
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Starwood increases repurchase authorization

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide recently announced that the company’s share repurchase authorization has increased by an additional $250 million. As of Oct. 30, the total amount available under the authorization is approximately $614 million. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is a Stamford-based hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,169 properties in nearly […] [Read More]
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Banking giant to speak at Westport women’s lunch

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Peyton Patterson, president and CEO of Bankwell Financial Group, will offer the keynote address at next Thursday’s second-annual Working Women’s Luncheon, put on by the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce. There are still spots open to register — $65 for chamber members; $75 for “future” members — for the event at The Inn at Longshore, which […] [Read More]

“We’ve been able to make it happen in Greenwich”

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Here’s a few highlights from my interview with Phil McIntyre, CEO of the Brand Gallery, the Greenwich-based media company. McIntyre talks about the recent launch of his new business division, Standard Directors, a live action film production operation that works with advertising agencies and high-profile clients like BBC America and Univision. On the process of […] [Read More]
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Blyth reports quarterly loss

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Blyth, a Greenwich-based direct-to-consumer company and designer and marketer of health and wellness and beauty products, as well as candles and accessories, reported a net loss of $11.2 million or 70 cents per share for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with net income of $745,000 or 4 cents per share for the same […] [Read More]
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