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People’s United posts record profit Bank will now put its know-how to the test in N.Y.
FactSet to add 200 jobs – LifeCare too … 3 Editorial: Nobody administers a physical like the FTC – unless it’s the Supreme Court … 4 In the field: things are looking up for United Rentals and co. … 8
BY ALEXANDER SOULE
ith a new tagline on billboards and a swath of new signs to come in New York supermarkets, People’s United Financial Inc. had its highest-ever profit at $58.6 million in the first quarter. During the quarter, People’s United unveiled
a new slogan: “What know-how can do.” It is about to find out in New York, where the Bridgeport-based bank is rapidly building up its commercial lending staff in Westchester County, N.Y., even as it takes over branches in Stop & Shop supermarkets run by RBS Citizens Bank. The company continues also to assimilate Bank of Smithtown – since acquiring the Long Island bank, People’s United has
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charged off $111 million in loans. “We’ve been working the Westchester market from Connecticut for a number of years, and now we have people on the ground there,” CEO Jack Barnes said in a conference call with investment analysts. “We’ve recently hired several more people in the commercial real estate market, lined up with (metropolitan) New York People’s, page 6
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As corporations dodge taxes, small business gets the bill BY J ANICE KIRKEL
Sea changes for Sikorsky, up and down … 10 The List: hospital checklist, in fact. 12 Also … “If you analyzed sales during a hurricane in Florida, the computer would simply say that promotions didn’t work that week.” 11
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BY ALEXANDER SOULE
f Michael O’Malley set out looking for ways to haul his venerable consulting organization into the social media era, as it turned out it was Generation Y that found him. In Norwalk, this ain’t your grandfather’s
SCORE no more. Long saddled with a bit of a dowdy reputation – that can happen with an acronym standing for Service Corps of Retired Executives – Fairfield County SCORE is on a vigorous pace to more than double its clientele this year. The Norwalk organization already had
The amount the average American small business had to pay in 2011 to cover the cost of corporate abuse of tax havens was $2,116. The amount an individual tax filer had to pay was $426. Both are the findings of a report by U.S. PIRG, the federation of state public interest research groups, which says that every year, corporations and wealthy individuals avoid paying an estimated $100 billion in taxes by shifting income to offshore tax havens. Of that $100 billion, $60 billion is avoided specifically by corporations. A study by the General Accounting Office found that at least 83 of the top 100 publicly traded corporations use offshore tax havens. “When corporations shirk their tax burden by shifting profits legitimately made in the U.S. to offshore tax havens like the Caymans, the rest of us must pick up the tab through either cuts to public spending priorities, higher taxes or more debt,” said Dan Loop, page 6
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Bridgeport reflects, then looks to rebuild BY ALEXANDER SOULE
ridgeport has chosen three developers to move forward with the planned Downtown North Village District project spanning six city blocks, which if completed would add more than 125,000 square feet of commercial space and more than 200 units of downtown housing. The deal was announced on the eve of a somber day in late April, when the city paused to remember the L’Ambiance Plaza downtown construction collapse 25 years ago. Mayor Bill Finch and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy were among the hundreds who paid tribute to the 28 people who died and 16 who were injured in the 1987 collapse of a residential building under construction. The city is now looking to build up a dilapidated stretch of buildings north of the Holiday Inn. Spinnaker Real Estate Partners, Navarino Capital Management, and Schipper & Co. USA beat out five other competitors, and have two months to reach a formal land disposition agreement for the mix of residential and commercial projects they have proposed. “For the most part, the buildings have been empty and deteriorating for many years and the idea here is to get moving,” said Donald Eversley, director of planning & economic development for the city of Bridgeport, in a written statement. “Ultimately, the city will reap its rewards by the increased new tax value of the blocks and the influx of new residents and businesses.” Navarino Capital would lead construc-
Bridgeport has reached agreements with three companies to redevelop a dilapidated stretch of its downtown district.
tion on a new parcel bounded by Congress, Main, Gold and Middle streets, while redeveloping the Davidson Fabrics/Boy’s Club building. The company expects to create more than 90,000 square feet of commercial space and more than 160 residential units. An overhaul of the former Fairfield Uniform building at 1163 Main St. will be led by Schipper & Co USA Inc. and Tip Toes Real Estate L.L.C., with Schipper affiliate Colorblends occupying the building for its flower bulb import business, along with a “tulip museum” on the ground
floor. Colorblends currently is located at 747 Barnum Ave. Spinnaker proposed redeveloping the HL Green and Kaye’s buildings, including some demolition work, to create 35,000 square feet of commercial space and about 30 residential units. Spinnaker would create another 20 residences at the site of the K&R building on Main St. and multiple buildings to the rear that front on Golden Hill St., possibly to include commercial space as well. Spinnaker is among the few developers to have pursued projects across lower Fairfield
County – in Stamford, it owns the former Clairol plant now being rebuilt for use by Chelsea Piers as a sports complex, and by NBC Sports Group and the NHL Network as a television studio. In Bridgeport, it successfully redeveloped the Main Street building now used by Casey Family Services. And in Norwalk, the company proposed but has yet to move forward substantively on the District 95-7 project that if built could total more than 600,000 square feet of office space, as well as residential units, shops and a hotel.
Gold coastal property Chelsea Piers death draws OSHA penalty The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is fining American Building L.L.C. $50,000 in the death of a worker at the Chelsea Piers construction site in Stamford. While installing metal roofing Oct. 25 last year at the 1 Blachley Road project in Stamford, Javier Salinas of Danbury fell 35 feet to his death. Salinas’ family subsequently sued American Building, the project’s prime contractor Ashforth Co. Inc., Merritt Contractors Inc., Chelsea Piers Connecticut L.L.C. and property owner Stamford Exit 9 L.L.C., a development group that includes Spinnaker Real Estate Partners, Michael Wise Associates and the Connecticut Film Center. The Connecticut Department of Labor separately brought American Building owner John Dosky up on a criminal charge of failing to pay back wages.
OSHA said American Building failed to ensure that safety harnesses for Salinas and two other workers were tethered to an anchorage point to protect him against a fall. Another worker’s lanyard was too long. “Inadequate and ineffective fall protection can be as dangerous and deadly as no fall protection at all,” Robert Kowalski, OSHA’s area director in Bridgeport, said in a statement. “This employer was well aware that these workers were exposed to falls but did not take steps to eliminate a significant hazard. A combination of proper fall protection and effective training could have prevented this needless loss of life.” The company has 15 business days to dispute the fine.
Ups and downs Asking rates for premier office space in Fairfield County showed a “healthy” increase in the words of commercial brokerage Jones
Lang LaSalle, but rents remain down for available Class B space. “The first quarter started off with a pick-up in activity in Fairfield County with tenants seemingly rejuvenated and interested in pursuing new space options,” Robert Ageloff, head of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Stamford office, said in a statement. “When economic indicators for the fourth quarter were released and revealed a less positive economic environment, many businesses reverted to a more bearish stance. Although labor market fundamentals remain weak, there are new government and private sector-run programs in place to encourage business expansion.” Jones Lang LaSalle reported a slight increase in the overall Fairfield County vacancy rate to 22.3 percent. Average asking rents made the biggest gain in two years however, up 4.8 percent from the fourth quarter last year to nearly $36 a square foot.
Merrimac renews Investment company Merrimac Corp. renewed its lease at First Stamford Place a year in advance of expiration, with the company providing investment services. The Stamford complex is owned by New York City-based Malkin Properties and totals more than 800,000 square feet of space. Merrimac committed to 3,000 square feet of space at 100 First Stamford Place through 2016. – Alexander Soule Clarification Due to incomplete reporting, a page 5 article in the April 23 edition (“Amid crackdown, a warning”) should have specified that Griswold Special Care pays all applicable taxes and is in good standing. The Connecticut Senate bill on which the company testified has since been tabled.
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FactSet, LifeCare each to add 200 jobs BY ALEXANDER SOULE
ov. Dannel P. Malloy asked the State Bond Commission to approve a $2 million loan for FactSet Research Systems Inc., which would convert to an outright grant if the company adds 200 jobs as promised. With a $1.8 million state loan at 2 percent interest, meanwhile, Shelton-based LifeCare Inc. plans to add another 200 jobs to its workforce of about 165. As first reported by the Fairfield County Business Journal, Lonza Group is in the process of vacating two floors at 501 Merritt 7 in Norwalk following its acquisition of Arch Chemicals, which had been based there. FactSet occupies one floor of 501 Merritt 7 in Norwalk, having filled available space in its original building next door at 601 Merritt 7. FactSet supplies information and feeds on financial markets for institutional investors, earning $46.7 million in its second fiscal quarter ending in February on revenue of $199 million. The company has 640 employees in Norwalk, more than 5,500 worldwide. “We were coming off an incredibly volatile equity market both in Europe and the U.S. at the end of the summer … and obviously our market has kind of stabilized and started to head in the right direction,” said FactSet CEO Philip Hadley in a March conference call. “Our clients tend to react differently as a group – the sell side goes into shutdown mode immediately and it takes them some time to recover. The buy side gets cautious and takes a wait-and-see attitude. I think obviously what starts to happen is the market starts to fix itself and our client base gets a little bit more confident.” The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) will provide a 10-year, $2 million loan at a rate of 2.5 percent for FactSet to
add 200 jobs over five years. FactSet may also be eligible for job creation tax credits and up to $8 million in urban reinvestment tax credits. LifeCare’s expansion will cost a total of $3.7 million, as the company upgrades its Web capabilities. The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development will forgive as much as $750,000 if Life Care meets its job targets.
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Connecticut is also providing Peter Paul Electronics a $2.5 million loan to move coil operations to New Britain from Puerto Rico. LifeCare provides a wide range of programs intended to boost employee productivity and loyalty, including varying advisory services for health, finance, and family services, among others. Some 61,000 companies use LifeCare’s services, covering 51 million members. In February LifeCare promoted Doug Klinger to CEO, replacing founders Peter and Jeff Burki. Klinger previously was president of North American operations for Massachusetts-based Monster Worldwide Inc., and before that held the same title at Cigna Health Services. Connecticut is also providing Peter Paul Electronics a $2.5 million loan to move coil operations to New Britain from Puerto Rico, creating 75 jobs over five years in addition to the 125 employees it currently has. And Malloy is seeking a $1.5 million forgivable loan to Beacon Industries, which is in the process of acquiring TECT Power in Newington. Both companies make parts for the aerospace industry.
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s if Dr. John Murphy did not have enough to worry about on the regulatory front – given who knows how many local, state and federal agencies touching his Western Connecticut Health Network – add another he perhaps did not expect to get to know in taking the job a few years back. Hello, Federal Trade Commission. Earlier in April, Norwalk Hospital and Danbury Hospital floated the idea of an affiliation or outright merger under Western Connecticut Health, which runs both the latter hospital and New Milford Hospital. Any such deal would amount to a spinal fusion of sorts for Fairfield County’s health system, creating a north-south access of health services supported by myriad physicians offices attached to the three hospitals. Any such merger would leave Stamford Hospital standing as the last solo acute-care hospital in Fairfield County, with Bridgeport Hospital and Greenwich Hospital part of Yale New Haven Health System (which now is in the process of acquiring the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven), and St.
Vincent’s Medical Center part of Ascension Health. Generally, hospitals have sought such deals in a bid to cut costs by pooling their purchasing power and
Two Illinois hospitals abandoned plans to merge after a federal judge issued an injunction sought by the FTC, which said the deal would limit competition and so raise health-care costs.
paring expenses through shared services. Only this past month, however, two Illinois hospitals abandoned plans to merge after a federal judge issued an injunction sought by the FTC, which said the deal would limit competition and so raise health-care costs.
Greenwich Hospital CEO Frank Corvino acknowledges Yale New Haven had taken a look at Norwalk Hospital in the past with an eye on a combination, as part of its own scouting for expansion opportunities. At St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, meanwhile, Dr. Stuart Marcus is now president, freeing up time for CEO Susan Davis to shuttle between Bridgeport and Florida, where she is helping out an Ascension facility in Jacksonville. Only in March, Ascension announced it would absorb six hospitals in California. The Fairfield County Business Journal scheduled a roundtable on hospitals and health care for April 26, with Western Connecticut Health’s Murphy among the featured panelists. He, Corvino, Davis and others face dizzying questions these days as the Obama administration wheels the gurney of health reform through the federal and state agencies charged with implementing it. We’ve been known to ask some tough questions – but nothing like the FTC’s interrogators.
Left, right – or wrong Nobody is asking tougher questions these days than Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy, the key swing votes as the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether to pull the plug on ObamaCare. And no Supreme Court ruling in recent years will do more to answer questions faced by businesses families and the health care industry itself, all trying to work out budgets – in the latter case, with May looming as prime budgeting season for the hospitals for the fiscal years starting each October. For any readers in a full-body cast the past several months and no Internet access, the Supreme Court is expected to release its decision in late June. Either way it goes, it will get your EKG doing calisthenics.
Not that there’s any good answer here. If the Affordable Care Act’s opponents see a future health-care system in the same mess as Medicare, the rest of us are still mindful of a recent past peppered with double-digit percentage increases in health premiums. It’s the single-digit difference in the opinions of nine justices that matters now. “We’re all waiting to see what the Supreme Court will do,” says Quinton Friesen, COO of Greenwich Hospital. “It’s very difficult to plan. You don’t know if you are going left or right.”
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People’s United posts profit — From page 1
… So we are, as we’ve indicated, putting a lot of focus there and continuing to build our teams and efforts out.” The Stop & Shop branches are key to the banks retail lending efforts and also play a significant role in small business lending, according to CFO Kirk Walters. The overall cost of operating an in-store branch is a third less than a traditional branch. “We do get a nice chunk of loan vol-
ume through those branches,” Walters said. “Almost 30 percent of business banking loans come through those branches … When we open the in-stores, (we see) a lift with our business banking in the small end of middle market commercial because we’re open seven days a week and it’s very convenient for them.” Even as it continues to jettison jobs under Barnes, People’s United plowed the vast bulk of what it earned in the first quarter into repurchasing shares of its own stock. The $56 million failed to move the needle on People’s United shares (Nasdaq: PBCT), which gained 13 cents over three months to close at $13.23 per share, before tailing back
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won the accolade of SCORE chapter of the year in 2007 on the eve of the recession. As much as a rebounding economy, chapter leader O’Malley chalks up Fairfield County SCORE’s more recent gains to efforts to run ongoing workshops, now numbering more than 100 for the calendar year – with several addressing emerging technologies such as cloud computing and social media. The chapter has done so with youthful reinforcements one might not expect to see at SCORE. O’Malley noted the additions of two SCORE counselors both in their early 20s, one a former Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. employee now with sister company Otis Elevator, another a woman from Westchester County, N.Y., who contacted O’Malley at the suggestion of her father, who had consulted with SCORE in the past. O’Malley has been openly recruiting counselors to keep pace with the push for more clients, with a significant percentage doing so from the position of volunteers still pursuing careers in their chosen fields, in addition to the retirees SCORE has long stood for. O’Malley added that 40 percent of Fairfield County SCORE’s consultants today are women. SCORE officially launched in 1964, but by an earlier milestone hits its half-century
mark upon the arrival of its 2013 fiscal year this October. In 1953, following the creation of President Eisenhower’s Small Business Act, a Wilmington, Del., businessman formed a consulting service that SCORE says planted the seed for the national organization. SCORE also has chapters in Shelton and Danbury. The organization remains the best consulting deal in town, offering unlimited free one-on-one sessions to help launch or run a small business, workshop series focused on starting a business and myriad forums addressing issues business owners face. At the Darien Library May 2, it offers its second forum in a week’s time on social media strategies. On May 16 at the Wilton Library, SCORE assesses cloud computing technology. SCORE’s local client roster includes some who run companies today squarely in the realm of emerging media. A Columbia University professor who volunteers at SCORE Norwalk three times a week helped Judy Virgulak start her own marketing agency, with JuMarMarketing L.L.C. consulting on social media strategies and other new media, located today just up the street from SCORE’s new Norwalk offices on East Main Street. As for SCORE Norwalk? O’Malley says the chapter is active on LinkedIn and has a presence on Facebook, but for now has no plans to push a Twitter feed. As it turns out, he’s not having any issues getting the word out to – and through – Generation Y.
off in April. Other regional banks similarly have seen their shares tread water or languish in value during the first quarter, including Buffalo, N.Y.-based First Niagara Financial Group Inc. and Waterbury-based Webster Financial Inc. First Niagara is wrapping up the acquisition of HSBC branches in the Northeast, including several in Fairfield County. “We, like everyone else, are putting on … loans and securities at yields and spreads that are dilutive to (net interest margin),” said Greg Norwood, CFO of First Niagara, in a conference call. “That’s not a bad thing – it’s the old ‘volume-versus-rate’ play, and as
Out of the loop (hole)— From page 1
Smith, tax and budget associate for U.S. PIRG and one of the report’s co-authors. Smith went on to say that small businesses are hurt additionally by corporate tax dodging “since they can’t hire armies of well-paid lawyers and accountants to use offshore tax loopholes.” Bruce Kaminstein is CEO of Casabella Holdings in Congers, N.Y., a household furnishings company with 70 employees and $40 million in yearly sales. “It’s frustrating to know we are subsidizing their tax bills.” he said. “We get very little in tax breaks. We all play by the rules of the game. I think government is completely unaware of the tax burden on small businesses.” PIRG calculated that if the $60 billion burden from multinational companies using tax havens was shouldered entirely by small businesses, each state’s small businesses would have to chip in hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars more. The largest total sum would be borne by small businesses in California, $7 billion, with New York right behind, at $5.2 billion. PIRG also detailed what it felt were some of the more extreme tax avoidance strategies: • eBay got a $131 million tax refund in 2010, despite reporting pre-tax profits of $848 million to its shareholders and paying its CEO $12 million. Its tax avoidance strategies include 31 subsidiaries in nine tax havens. • Wells Fargo avoided paying almost $18 billion in federal income tax from 2008-2010, partly by using 58 subsidiaries in offshore tax havens. Meanwhile, from 2008-2010, Wells Fargo reported $49 billion in profit to shareholders. And even with the profits and tax subsidies, as of the end of 2010, Wells Fargo still had not repaid $5 billion in bailout money. • Prudential Financial got a federal income tax refund of $722 million in 2010, despite reporting $2.4 billion in profits that
long as we keep making new profitable loans and continue to engage our customers, we feel good about that.” During his own conference call, Webster Bank CEO James Smith said his company has been working to hold up its pricing, particularly on commercial loans. “That is not a fluke,” Smith said. “Every one of these new relationships that we’re putting on is getting scrubbed in terms of what is the economic profit that will generate from the relationship, and ... it’s a tougher hurdle … You’ll find the same thing on the consumer side, particularly as regards to jumbo mortgage lending.” year. It uses 36 tax haven subsidiaries. Last November, a study by Citizens for Tax Justice and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy issued a study of the federal income tax paid, or not paid by 280 profitable Fortune 500 corporations. It found that 30 of the companies paid no federal income tax from 2008 to 2010. In 2011, all but four of them paid no tax. General Electric was second on the list, with a negative federal income tax rate of 45.3 percent from 2008 to 2010, and a rate of minus 18.9 percent for the four-year period including 2011. The study found that it has paid virtually nothing in federal income taxes over the past decade. A negative income tax rate means the company made more money after tax than before tax. GE’s low taxes are mainly due to the tax situation of its finance arm, GE Capital, which makes big profits, but generates big tax “losses” that reduce its taxable income from its other businesses. “GE Capital does a lot of things, a lot of leasing,” said Bob McIntyre, director of Citizens for Tax Justice. “A company that wants to buy a nuclear power plant gets GE to be the owner and leases it back. GE Capital gets to take the depreciation and the interest deductions. You put those together, it not only makes leasing profits tax free, but they get excess tax breaks they can use to shelter the rest of their income. Their tax breaks exceed their income. They throw off tax breaks like crazy. They’re the poster child that got Reagan interested in tax reform. We closed the loopholes for a while, but they lobby and get them reinstated.” Phineas Baxandall is senior analyst for tax and budget policy for U.S. PIRG. He said attempting to close loopholes is a “clumsy technique” for trying to make corporations pay their taxes. “More effective are more sweeping recommendations,” he said. With regard to offshore tax havens, he said that “if a company has management and control in the U.S., then it should be taxed in the U.S., as opposed to creating a P.O. box somewhere and saying that the economic activity is happening where the P.O. box is in the Cayman Islands.”
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GE turns corner on its real estate unit BY ALEXANDER SOULE
apital Real Estate turned its first profit since the economic panic of 2008, as its parent GE Capital exceeded first-quarter expectations amid overall growth at General Electric Co. Fairfield-based GE and Norwalk-based GE Capital have among Fairfield County’s largest workforces at just more than 4,000 employees, according to totals the companies reported in March to the Fairfield County Business Journal.
good execution and delivering big backlogs.” While GE Capital saw a slight increase in delinquency rate on commercial and real estate loans, Immelt called GE Capital Real Estate’s profit on commercial real estate “quite significant.” “Finally, we’re able to originate profitable new business,” Immelt said. “We’re originating new business in excess of a 3 percent return on investment and our ongoing net income growing by 27 percent is a good sign.”
During the quarter, GE Capital took a $200 million charge as it leaves Ireland’s mortgage market, which GE CFO Keith Sherin called “the most challenged mortgage book” that GE Capital has. “I think we continue to see stabilization across on the financing receivables side and with loss provisions and write-off stabilization across almost all the portfolios of GE Capital,” Sherin said. “I would expect you’re going to continue to see a little bit of a decline as we work our way through the write-offs for existing provided losses,
but the new provisions that we’re laying on today are representative of pretty good run rate, I would say, a very healthy run rate based on a good backdrop. The main change that we’ve seen is the decline in the marks and the write-offs in the equity book in (GE) Real Estate, specifically, so the run rates for new provisions for financing receivables are pretty good rates and at historically low levels.” Editor’s note: The reporter holds shares of GE.
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GE revenue totaled $35.2 billion, down 8 percent from the first quarter of 2011 due to its divestment of NBC Universal to Comcast Corp. in January that year. The loss of NBC Universal profits resulted in GE earnings rising just 1 percent from last year. Similarly, last year’s sale of Garanti Bank, Turkey’s second largest bank, had a big impact on results for Norwalk-based GE Capital. Excluding Garanti, however, GE Capital saw profits increase 27 percent from the first quarter of 2011. GE scheduled its annual meeting for April 25 in Detroit after press deadline. In a conference call the previous week to review GE’s first quarter results, CEO Jeff Immelt said the company is unlikely to seek any major new acquisition this year as it works to assimilate big deals of late. “We may do some smaller ‘bolt-ons,’ but we got a lot on our plate,” Immelt said. “I really want to get all the energy acquisitions nailed … We never say never, but I just don’t want to do a big deal this year. We’ve got 11 percent organic growth, 20 percent orders growth … Our focus is on
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In the field The U.S. Department of Labor certified about 100 workers who are slated to lose jobs at the Shelton facility of PerkinElmer Inc. to receive expanded unemployment benefits, to include training, subsidized health insurance premiums and allowances to relocate to a new job. Under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act, the U.S. government awards benefits in cases where workers have lost jobs due to foreign competition. The TAA decree covers on-site workers from Monroe Staffing
and Adecco, according to the Connecticut Department of Labor. PerkinElmer is based in Waltham, Mass. Last year, its senior-most local executive said the company had 600 employees in Shelton.
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OL&T buys Interdom After loading up with $20 million in new funding, Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corp. acquired Interdom Partners Ltd., one the largest companies providing cargo container transport services between ports and railways. The companies did not disclose financial terms. Odyssey Logistics disclosed $20 million in new funding during the quarter from Trident Capital and other undisclosed investors. Palos Heights, Ill.-based Interdom has 50 employees and has had double-digit growth the past three years. Its founder Rick Rudie pioneered independent stack train service and the first independent double-stack service for steamship carriers. Danbury-based OL&T provides a range of shipping logistics services.
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Including the $20 million raised by Odyssey Logistics and Technology Corp., eight Fairfield County companies received more than $33 million in venture capital in the first quarter. PricewaterhouseCoopers reported the funding totals in its quarterly MoneyTree survey published with the National Venture Capital Association, using data from Thomson Reuters. Nationwide, venture capital investment fell 19 percent from the fourth quarter last year. Connecticut’s VC total was nearly $59 million, due to $25 million for New Havenbased Kolltan Pharmaceuticals Inc. That easily bested the $15 million reported for the fourth quarter last year, but below the $75 million in the first quarter of 2011.
United Rentals revenue is up with construction at sites like New York City’s Freedom Tower.
URI posts profit United Rentals Inc. had its best-ever first quarter, despite a still wobbly construction sector on which the Greenwich-based company relies on for much of its equipment leases. First-quarter United Rentals sales was up 25 percent to $656 million, and the company’s $13 million profit chipped away at the $20 million it lost a year ago. By the end of April, United Rentals expected to complete its $2.4 billion acquisition of RSC Holdings Inc., a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based rival that earned $11 million in the first quarter on $408 million in revenue, likewise up 25 percent. “The commercial sector is up,” Matt Flannery, executive vice president of United Rentals, said in a conference call. “Right here in lower Manhattan, we have got five major projects going on with the four Freedom Towers and the 9/11 Memorial as well as a PATH transportation upgrade.”
Jobs march upward The Fairfield County area added an estimat-
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ed 3,300 jobs in March, with many sectors aided by continued warm weather stretching into the spring. Department of Labor estimates actually had construction jobs statewide declining by the biggest margin of any industry on a month-over-month basis. The sector’s job count was up by just 400 jobs from a year ago, with punishing winter weather leading to much repair work last spring. Connecticut’s unemployment rate was 7.7 percent in March, the lowest mark in three years and down a tenth of a point from February, as was the U.S. jobless rate, to 8.2 percent. After dropping in February, average weekly jobless claims rose in March, but were still at their second-lowest level in more than a year.
Cloud firm heads east The founder of Sirrocco Systems is relocating his California-based start up to Connecticut after receiving $1.2 million in backing from the Connecticut Innovations Inc. venture capital fund. At the height of the telecommunications and Internet bubble in 1999, John Reeves sold his data networking device maker Sirrocco in Wallingford to Massachusettsbased Sycamore Networks Inc. Reeves new startup NextCloud Inc. focuses on cloud-computing services
for mid-size companies. Currently listing a headquarters locale in Sacramento, NextCloud will be based in Wallingford with an additional office in Stamford.
Pac-Kit paces Acme Q1 Thanks in part to Acme United Corp.’s acquisition of Norwalk-based Pac-Kit Co., first-quarter sales totaled $16.9 million, up 17 percent from a year ago, and the company doubled profits to just over $250,000. Fairfield-based Acme sells a wide range of products for use in schools, as well as cutting instruments and first-aid kits – in Pac-Kit it picked a company that provided first-aid kits in the age of polar exploration. The company has more than 150 employees. First quarter sales totaled $16.9 million, up 17 percent from a year ago, and Acme United doubled sales to just over $250,000.
sales dropped 2 percent to $23.8 million. Trans-Lux dropped about a dozen jobs last year, giving it under 140 in all. Rye, N.Y.-based Gabelli Funds L.L.C. was Trans-Lux’ largest shareholder with some 18 percent of the company’s common stock.
North Castle eyes Palladio North Castle Partners took an undisclosed stake in Palladio Beauty Group, a Hollywood, Fla.-based maker of herbal and vitaminenriched cosmetics and skincare products. Founded by Chip Baird, Greenwichbased North Castle focuses private equity investments in consumer health-oriented companies, with its portfolio including GloProfessional, Mineral Fusion, Red Door Spas, and Spa Lady.
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Digital publisher Ruckus Media Group released Ruckus Reader, an iPad program that provides feedback for parents An auditor removed a “going concern” warn- on children’s progress in reading, matching ing from Trans-Lux Corp.’s annual report, standards under the Common Core State months after the company raised $8.3 mil- Standards. Ruckus has offices in Wilton and New lion late last year in a sale of preferred and common stock and settled debt with lenders. York City. “Mobile devices have created an enticing Trans-Lux sells digital billboards, score-S:10” boards and signage, and other LED lighting, world of entertainment and convenience, with its headquarters in Norwalk and a but at the same time, they have created new manufacturing plant in Des Moines, Iowa. challenges for parents,” Ruckus CEO Rick The company lost $1.4 million last year as Richter, said in a statement. “We are trying
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Ruckus’ new app charts reading progress.
to make sense of all the options available to children in a digital age and strive to understand when screen time is delivering real educational value. With children gravitating to interactive technologies and content at an early age, it is critical to embed reading fundamentals in these new formats.” The Ruckus applications crunches a weekly report assessing progress on phonics and word recognition, print awareness, fluency, alphabetic knowledge, sequencing and story comprehension in real time. – Alexander Soule
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n a marked departure for Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., the manufacturer shipped fewer than 40 helicopters in the first quarter, after five aircraft did not make it out the door before April due to an unspecified quality issue with a parts supplier. Sikorsky earned $136 million as sales dropped 15 percent to below $1.4 billion, with strong sales for spare parts offsetting the lower helicopter shipments. The Stratford-based manufacturer had expected lower profits in the first quarter as it absorbs additional costs from a delayed contract to supply Canada with maritime helicopters. On the plus side, in February the United Kingdom-based Bond Aviation Group placed an order for 16 Sikorsky S-92 helicopters, marking Sikorsky’s largest-ever order for the helicopter. Sikorsky shipped just 39 helicopters during the quarter, 34 for military use and just five for commercial use. Sikorsky shipped at least 70 helicopters in each of the previous three quarters and 58 helicopters in the first quarter of 2011. In a conference call last week, CFO Greg Hayes said five Sikorsky helicopters did not
ship as expected due to the supplier issue. Those aircraft have since shipped. Sikorsky will deliver five helicopters to Canada this year, Hayes said, with the bulk to follow next year as Sikorsky irons out glitches in the aircraft’s mission software. “We’re working with the customer all the time,” Hayes said. “It’s a great helicopter.” Hartford-based UTC earned $407 million in the first quarter as revenue tailed off 2 percent to $12.4 billion. Aviation systems maker Hamilton Sundstrand was the lone division of six at UTC to increase both sales and profits from a year ago. UTC is in the process of acquiring aerospace and defense conglomerate Goodrich Corp., which is scheduled to release its own first-quarter result April 26. UTC has been divesting smaller business units to raise cash for the $16.4 billion deal. Hayes said he feels “really good” about lining up the necessary financing to complete the Goodrich acquisition.
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MMA mines data to help companies get the best marketing bang BY JANICE KIRKEL
n trying to explain what his business does and how it does it, Pat Cummings reached for a quote. “John Wanamaker once said, ‘I know half my marketing is wasted – I just don’t know which half,’” he said. Cummings is the CEO of Wilton-based Marketing Management Analytics, which helps companies quantify what they are getting for the money they spend on marketing, and even aims for a specific return on investment.
“Corporate coffers have never been richer. But people are conservative. They’re worried about spending too much. They want a quantifiable number as to what their money is returning.”
—Pat Cummings, CEO, Marketing Management Analytics
“Most chief marketing officers don’t have the metrics out there that can measure what you get for each spend,” Cummings said. “We help companies know what they get for every element of their media.” MMA began in 1989 as Media Marketing Assessment. It became known for developing ways to measure the effects of advertising and other marketing components on sales. It looks at both the short- and longterm effects of advertising and helps companies decide where to spend on marketing across countries, categories and brands and develop price and promotion strategies. Cummings has been CEO of MMA since August. “Our business is marketing mix, a form of analytics that helps companies understand how to make their marketing investment,” he said. “We collect data across a variety of indicators and use statistical models to lay out why things happened. Then we use that to predict what will happen. We take indicators from the company or the economy to predict how the company’s brands or marketing will drive growth.”
Two forms of data go into the MMA mix – behavioral data, attitudinal and market research data, as well as financial data – and economic and sales figures. Cummings explained why computers alone cannot do the job. “If you just relied on a computer to do a model you would fail,” he said. “If you analyzed sales during a hurricane in Florida, the computer would simply say that promotions didn’t work that week or in weeks thereafter.” Cummings said the specificity MMA’s methods provide is in demand now, in uncertain economic times, as companies want to know just how their marketing dollars are paying off. That, he said, is what was responsible for a 123 percent jump in the company’s revenues in the first quarter. MMA does not publicly release its financial results. “Companies are concerned about topline growth,” he said. “Whether they’re spending or cutting there’s concern that their marketing dollars are not working.” Cummings outlined a case study. “A large manufacturing company was the client. They made consumer products. They had a budget of less than a billion dollars. We assigned a return on investment across their different marketing elements – radio, TV, and so on. We told them we could improve their return on investment by 20 to 30 percent if they reallocated their marketing budget. On average we can improve it by 14 to 20 percent. To be able to attribute those increases to our work can be very significant. And word gets around.” Still, companies are cautious right now. “Most of the companies we work with, their war chests are full,” Cummings said. “Corporate coffers have never been richer. But people are conservative. They’re worried about spending too much. They want a quantifiable number as to what their money is returning.” The clients that seek out MMA tend to be in retailing, restaurants, and pharmaceuticals. All three are very data-intensive, which plays to MMA’s strengths. And it doesn’t seem that the economic uncertainty is weighing too heavily on the company. “We’ve heard there’s a recession but chosen not to participate,” Cummings said. “Companies need this more than ever. What keeps me up at night is building the team, finding talent. Tell college grads to get an MBA in analytics or econometrics. There are jobs out there for them.” FAIRFIELD COUNTY BUSINESS JOURNAL • Week of April 30, 2012 11
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St. Vincent's Medical Center 2800 Main St., Bridgeport 06606 576-6000 • stvincents.org
Bridgeport Hospital 267 Grant St., Bridgeport 06610 384-3000 • bridgeporthospital.org
Western CT Health Network/ Danbury Hospital 24 Hospital Ave., Danbury 06810 739-7000 • danburyhospital.org
Norwalk Hospital 34 Maple St., Norwalk 06856 852-2000 • norwalkhospital.org
Stamford Hospital 30 Shelburne Road, Stamford 06902 276-1000 • stamfordhospital.org
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Susan L. Davis Stuart Marcus M.D., FACS Lawrence Scheck, M.D. FACC 1903
William M. Jennings Bruce M. McDonald M.D. Senior vice president, medical affairs Audrey Wise 1878
John M. Murphy M.D. Matthew Miller M.D. Andrea Rynn firstname.lastname@example.org 1885
Daniel DeBarba Eric Mazer M.D. Maura Romaine 1895
Brian Grissler Sharon Kiely M.D. Scott Orstad email@example.com 1896
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Oncology, cardiac surgery, bariatrics, family birthing center, orthopedics, medicine, family health center, behavioral health, wound care center, stroke, geriatrics rehabilitation
The Connecticut Burn Center, Joel E. Smilow Heart Institute, The Norma F. Pfriem Cancer Institute (including The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center), center for geriatrics, center for wound healing and hyperbaric medicine, center for sleep medicine, robot-assisted surgery, joint reconstruction center, Ahlbin Centers for Rehabilitation Medicine, industrial medical center, women’s care center (including high-and low-risk maternity services), Yale-New Haven Children’s at Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing
Network anchored by two nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital, and New Milford Hospital, has centers of excellence in women’s health, cardiovascular and cancer services; minimally invasive and joint and spine surgery; digestive disorders and radiology and diagnostic imaging; specialized programs for neonatology with a Level IIIb neonatal intensive care unit; and accredited sleep disorder centers
Women's and children's services, orthopedics, neurology, sleep center, cardiac and vascular, Whittingham Cancer Center, GI services, integrated medicine, bariatric services, minimally invasive surgery, hyperbaric medicine and wound care, Level II trauma center
Level II trauma center with nationally recognized adult intensive care unit, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, affiliated with New YorkPresbyterian Healthcare System, teaching affiliate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; signature services, including cancer, heart and vascular institute, orthopedics and women’s health; specialty centers, including the CyberKnife Center, the centers for surgical weight loss, integrative medicine and wellness, robotic surgery, women’s breast center, children’s specialty center, endoscopy, sleep medicine, diabetes and endocrine and wound care
Cancer institute, center for joint replacement, The Spine Institute at Greenwich Hospital, infertility/in-vitro fertilization, weight loss and diabetes center, hyperbaric chamber and wound healing, high-risk pregnancy-perinatology, palliative care, pediatric specialty center, center for healthy aging, breast center, integrative medicine
Sigurd Ackerman M.D. Sigurd Ackerman M.D. Heather Porter firstname.lastname@example.org 1931
Nonprofit psychiatric hospital providing inpatient and longerterm residential transitional living programs for adolescents; specialty programs for chronic pain and addiction, intensive dialectical behavior therapy for personality disorders, addiction, co-occuring disorders, psychotic disorders; an academic affiliate of the Yale University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Peggy Hardy RN, CEN, MS Stewart Levine M.D. Whitney Wasserman email@example.com 1898
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Child and adolescent services, adult dual services (inpatient and outpatient), inpatient and outpatient behavioral health and addiction services for children, adolescents and adults
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Code purple: Yale New Haven IT workers staff a Greenwich Hospital “command center” for the launch of a new electronic medical record system.
An Epic delivery at Greenwich Hospital BY ALEXANDER SOULE
fter more than two years of planning an epic, electronic medical record system – or an Epic system, more accurately – for Greenwich Hospital CEO Frank Corvino it came down to a few anxious moments in mid-April. “Everyone is waiting for the baby to be born at this point,” Corvino confessed, less than 48 hours before flipping the switch on a system from Verona, Wis.-based Epic Systems Corp. that brings Greenwich Hospital into the new world of electronic medical records (EMR) under federal health reform. For more than two years, hundreds of people within Yale New Haven Health System have worked to implement an Epic Systems EMR platform from a Trumbull office where Yale New Haven has its information technology operations based. As the case with EMRs around the country, Epic will be extended to independent physicians affiliated with Yale New Haven, Greenwich Hospital and Bridgeport Hospital. “People are excited about it,” Corvino said. “I made the rounds this morning and people were chomping at the bit … There was very little resistance to changing this because I think everyone realized this will be great for patients.” Yale New Haven is spending $25 million on the project. To qualify for federal reimbursements, it must be able to demonstrate the Epic system has “meaningful use” for
patients, doctors and other stakeholders in improving operations and health information access, while cutting costs and errors. “The daunting piece of it is bringing everyone to the same platform,” said Quinton Friesen, chief operating officer at Greenwich Hospital. “It’s like going from DOS to Windows. The platform is totally changing. We’ve spent thousands and thousands and thousands of hours of time training staff.” What’s more, the Epic system of course will be under ongoing evolution over time. The federal HITECH of 2009 set aside more than $19 billion to develop health-care information technology; the $184 million venture capitalists invested in the sector was the highest quarterly total tracked by Mercom Capital Group. The first quarter totals included the $500,000 Connecticut Innovations Inc. invested in MyCare Inc., with Yale New Haven System using the Westport-based start-up’s search engine for doctors to find information in electronic medical records. Plenty of options were available for Yale New Haven Hospital, of course, including Kansas City, Mo.-based Cerner Corp. whose revenue topped $2.2 billion last year. The GE Healthcare division of Fairfield-based General Electric Co. aims an EMR platform called Centricity at larger physician practices, and other Epic rivals include longtime health IT stalwart Meditech. After choosing Epic’s EMR system, Yale New Haven hired Daniel Barchi as chief information officer – chiefly for his
experience implementing Epic at the Roanoke, Va., hospital where he previously worked. If Barchi knows Epic’s anatomy better than most, he is happy with the results as it pertains to his own physiology – particularly when it comes to Epic’s MyChart feature that furnishes people with swift status updates following doctor’s visits. “I had blood drawn at 7:15 a.m., and I had an email two hours later telling my results,” Barchi recalled. “That was my ‘wow’ moment as a patient.” For now, on a Saturday in late April, Barchi was manning a “command center” in the hospital’s auditorium staffed with anywhere from 60 to 100 clinicians and computer experts to help staff work out any kinks. “I hope there’s no reason to call it the ‘emergency room,’” Barchi said. Regardless of the level of intensive care staff required that day, Friesen noted the job is hardly done with continued system “optimization” over several months at Greenwich Hospital; and Yale New Haven Hospital and Bridgeport Hospital to follow with their own implementations this year and next. If the scene at the command center might seem like Greenwich Hospital’s attempt to send a man to the moon, Friesen and all are mindful that electronic medical records simply point doctors, nurses and staff on a trajectory for better patient care. “EMR is like a building block,” Friesen said. “It’s not the end in itself – it simply creates a strong foundation.”
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Rx Connecticut Anthem, Children’s in standoff Connecticut Children’s Medical Center has let expire its contract with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, saying the carrier did not allow for adequate rate increases necessary to cover the services it provides. In a statement, Anthem countered that Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is shifting the burden of shortfalls in government payments to insurance carriers. The hospital’s position, Anthem added, is that it needs to earn a profit of more than 50 percent on all insurance policies, which the carrier said was an unreasonable increase to pass along to its customers. “This is a serious but necessary step,” Martin Gavin, CEO of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, said in a prepared statement. “We cannot continue to absorb operating losses that result from insurance companies failing to meet their fair obligations.” Connecticut Children’s Medical Center said it would continue to treat Anthem members while petitioning the
company for continued coverage. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy pressed the organizations to reach an agreement, but at deadline had not said whether he would actively intervene. The contract termination applies to patient and family services at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford and other locations, including Fairfield, Shelton, Danbury and Stamford.
No lull in health costs Health care costs rose 3.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011 from a year earlier, a slowing rate of inflation from the 4 percent increase between 2010 and 2011, according to Thomson Reuters, which has a large office in Stamford. The index tracks per capita health care spending for people with employer-sponsored coverage, including hospital care, physician services and prescription drugs. Hospital costs showed the steepest growth through the fourth quarter of 2011, increasing 5.6 percent annually. Both physician and drug costs reflected a 2.3 percent year-over-year hike, reflecting increases over both marks for the third
quarter of 2011. “Insurance costs are still on the rise,” said Gary Pickens, chief research officer at the Thomson Reuters Center for Healthcare Analytics. “Hikes in all of the key areas would seem to imply the country has yet to reach a lull in spending.”
Survey says … Gentiva Health Services led all Fairfield County home health care agencies on a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) survey of the sector. Of patients polled by CMS, 88 percent said they would recommend Trumbullbased Gentiva, compared with an 80 percent average elsewhere in Connecticut and nationally. CMS says it is the first such survey of home health care agencies. In addition to an overall recommendation, CMS queried patients on provider communication skills, whether care was provided in a courteous and respectful way and whether the agency discussed medicines, pain, and home safety. Greenwich Hospital is the runaway leader among its Fairfield County peers
on a CMS hospital poll, with 84 percent of its patients saying they would “definitely recommend” it. Danbury Hospital had the next best rate at 74 percent, with the state average 72 percent. Bridgeport Hospital trailed those in Fairfield County with just 64 percent of patients saying they would recommend it.
HMO settles with state Connecticut is in line for $1.6 million stemming from a Medicaid fraud settlement with WellCare Health Plans Inc., a health maintenance organization based in Florida. Connecticut joined eight other states and the federal government in the $138 million settlement announced by the U.S. Department of Justice. WellCare had contracts with the various states’ Medicaid programs to provide managed-care services to enrolled program beneficiaries. The federal government and states jointly fund the Medicaid program. About $3.2 million of the settlement amount is attributable to the Connecticut Medicaid program, of which the state’s net share is about $1.6 million. – Alexander Soule
HIPAA 1050, ICD 10 – and a whole lot of zeroes BY MARY STUART KILNER
Throughout Fairfield County and the rest of the nation, health care practices are facing big changes, including new HIPAA compliance requirements for patient records and more complex medical-coding requirements. With the sluggish economy, uncertain reimbursements, rising costs and other issues, many health care providers are already feeling a cash-flow strain. Being prepared, especially for smaller practices, is essential. On Jan. 1, Version 1050 of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) went into effect. It mandates that health care providers have the ability to report when patient records are accessed and by whom, and to identify what part of the record was viewed. It applies to records that are shared with the patient’s permission, as well as those that are breached. The second big shift is the switch in
medical coding systems, from ICD-9 to ICD-10, which becomes effective in 2013. ICD-10 is far more complex, with the current number of codes – about 13,600 – rising to nearly 70,000. These changes will impact physician practices, diagnostic facilities, homecare providers, residential centers, public and not-for-profit health care organizations. Retraining staff and updating IT systems will be a major undertaking. Fairfield County health care providers need to assess their readiness, develop a plan and identify professional advisers. Among the issues to consider for both HIPAA and ICD-10 include: What’s required in terms of training and how will it affect operations? While transition costs such as training are quantifiable, there are also hidden costs, such as reduced efficiency and productivity. This could mean seeing fewer patients or more time needed to do billing or compliance. In Fairfield County especially, the federally funded organization eHealth Connecticut is your best resource for information and technical support needed to make a successful transition. In addition,
medical societies, state departments of health and newly formed regional extension centers are all great resources for how to manage the transitions. Do I need to change or upgrade any software or hardware? Do I have enough cash to meet normal replacement needs plus any new ones? Most businesses will require a comprehensive audit of equipment and technology, particularly if the last audit was done more than a year ago. That will help determine if the equipment and systems are capable of meeting Version 1050 reporting requirements and ICD-10. One good strategy is to create a map of all potential repositories of patient information, from imaging equipment to billing software. Businesses may find that they need to upgrade, replace or buy new hardware and software. Health care bankers can also help an organization think about how cash flow will be impacted, and if they have sufficient liquidity to accommodate a temporary revenue slowdown. Cash flow may tighten, for instance, as new or upgraded systems and equipment are installed, staff
is trained, and billing and reimbursement cycles slow down. Health care bankers are trained to customize loans to take into account installation, training and new billing cycle periods when assessing the loan amount. Under these circumstances, cash management becomes even more important. Your banker should be a resource to help assess ways to accelerate cash capture through a change in collection methods and, in some cases, the addition of certain low-cost technology. Health care providers are facing a challenging present and an uncertain future. By planning ahead, updating equipment, training staff and enlisting bankers and other professional advisers, they can comply with new regulations and keep their businesses in the black. Mary Stuart Kilner is a Providence, R.I.based senior vice president and regional manager for specialty banking for Waterburybased Webster Financial Inc., with oversight for Fairfield County and Westchester County, N.Y. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Medicine’s small business owners BY SUSAN L. DAVIS
f physicians have essentially been small business owners, hospitals have been their workshop. Before our eyes, they are cobbling together a new business relationship – with caring the focus. Hospitals and physicians traditionally have been paid for the volume of care they provide, and little had been done to change that. Now the Affordable Care Act focuses on population health and has a payment model that rewards quality and cost savings, while providing incentives for electronic patient information sharing. While no one knows what the final details of health reform will look like, the change from volume- to value-based payment will change the system of care. Improving population health and quality outcomes requires alignment between providers, especially the physician and the hospital. Traditionally independent of each other, these two groups of providers find themselves facing a new world and a new way of working together to
deliver care. There are many models that are being developed across health care in the United States to bring hospitals and physicians closer together. However, the most common of these models include the employment of physicians by hospitals. Employment is not a desired option for every physician, but for those who find it an attractive model, there are many opportunities.
Physicians, hospitals – and patients The independent practice of medicine today can present many challenges to a physician. The increasing cost of the practice, overhead along with decreasing reimbursement, investment requirements in information technology and quality reporting requirements make small, single-specialty practices difficult to maintain. Employment by a health system or hospital provides the small medical practice or independent physician economies of scale, giving them access to information technology systems and providing management
services that will enable the physician to focus on the care of their patients. For hospitals, the employment of physicians is an opportunity to align incentives and develop a continuum of care for the patients. Clearly, the patient is the most important component in examining a hospital/physician employment model. Today we see significant increases in chronic illness such as diabetes and heart failure. The employment model allows for systems to be implemented between the hospital and the physician’s office that will better monitor the patient and coordinate their care. This care coordination will ensure that the patient gets the appropriate care in the best setting to treat and manage their symptoms. These care management systems are proven to improve outcomes and decrease cost.
in some cases the trust between the two has not been strong. However, both parties realize that they have to change and that change requires each to give up some independence, change their focus and look at building a relationship that puts the patient and their needs above all others. This is certainly achievable. There are many places across our country where change is happening and it is benefiting the communities the hospital and physicians serve. This is an exciting time to be part of the health-care system. While we cannot predict what will happen with reform, hospitals and physicians are partnering through different models to create systems that will improve care across a continuum for their patients. Together hospitals and physicians are changing the health care landscape and improving the way we work together to deliver care.
While hospital/physician employment may on the surface seem easy, it is not. Physicians have been trained to be independent small business owners. The hospital has been the workshop for the physician and
Susan L. Davis is CEO of St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport and St. Vincent’s Health Services. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Treating tweeners, teens and twentysomethings, too BY JANICE KIRKEL
firstname.lastname@example.org As Dr. Marcie Schneider puts it, this is a very transitional age group. Not only are their bodies and minds transitioning, so is the responsibility for their medical care. She founded Greenwich Adolescent Medicine in July 2005. But her training and experience in adolescent medicine goes back much farther than that. After completing her pediatric residency at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, she went to North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset where she did her fellowship training in adolescent medicine. There she stayed for 13 years. During that period she was associate chief of the division of adolescent medicine and medical director of the eating disorders program. In 1999, Greenwich Hospital recruited her to start an adolescent medicine program. Six years later, she founded the practice where she remains today. Another doctor, Sara Buchdahl Levine, joined in July 2008. “It’s a relatively small field,” Schneider said. “There are only about 600 or 700 of us in the whole country who are boarded (board certified) in this sub-specialty.” She said being a specialist in adolescent medicine is different than being a pediatrician who says he or she also treats adoles-
cents. Half of what she does, she said, is general well care of adolescents, who are defined as being between the ages of 10 and 25. The American Academy of Pediatrics defines the end of pediatrics as age 22. But the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine says it’s the end of the 25th year or when a person turns 26. “Most kids between 22 and 25 are floating,” Schneider said. “They’re in grad school, they haven’t settled down.” Her office gets very few new 25-year-olds; most of the older patients started when they were much younger. As for the other half of being a specialist in adolescent medicine, she said that consists of working in the sub-specialities of eating disorders, obesity, gynecological issues, behavioral issues and growth and development. Treatment usually begins with what is known as a HEEADSSS (heads) assessment, a screening acronym for all the areas of a patient’s life that should be examined – home, education or employment, eating, activities, drugs, sex, suicidality, safety and strengths. “A 12-year-old might be asked, ‘Are you going to parties? Are kids your age dating?’ I recently saw a young woman who was thinking of going on birth control pills. Initially she decided not to. Then she called back, reconsidering. We’re trying over time to give kids more responsibility for their
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health care.” The issue of patient confidentiality and parental involvement is a sticky one, especially since New York state has no minimum age for patient confidentiality. “Sometimes what I do,” said Dr. Karen Browner-Elhanan, the medical director and adolescent specialist at BridgeSpan Medicine in White Plains, “is say to the parent, ‘I’m going to examine your child now, why don’t you have seat in the waiting room and we’ll call you in.” She said she and the two other doctors in her practice, Jody Ross and Patricia Avvocato, try to be more understanding of the lifestyle of an adolescent. “There’s a real
difference in approach to the management of adolescence. And here, an adolescent gets it all under one roof, whether it’s a mental health issue or an eating disorder. It’s a more general approach.” Schneider expressed similar sentiments. “We put in the looking-at-thewhole-person part of it,” she said, “even if we’re dealing with a chronic disease, like diabetes, asthma, or Crohn’s disease. We need to know where they’re going to school, if it’s time for college, what resources they’ll have, anything so they’ll be able to live as happy and healthy a life as they can.” And when it is time for a patient to leave home and go to college, Schneider says she has a role to play there too. “We want to make sure they know what medications they’re on, that they know how to access the health service at school. Also, that they know that they have to give their parent permission to talk to the health service, or else they can’t. Even though they’re not at home anymore, they want Mom and Dad to still be involved.”
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Join the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester and our partners in taking a Stand Against Racism.
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UJA-Federation of New York’s Westchester Business and Professional Division
2012 Annual Luncheon honoring
Mark Levenfus Managing Partner, Marks Paneth & Shron, LLP
Mark Weingarten Partner, DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP
Thursday, May 17, 2012 Brae Burn Country Club Purchase, New York Cocktails & Hors d’Oeuvres at 11:30 a.m. Lunch & Program at 12:30 p.m. This event is intended for donors of $500 or more to UJA-Federation’s 2012 Annual Campaign. Cover charge: $125 per person. (The cover charge represents the value of the event and is not tax-deductible.) For further information, please contact Carol Lehrer at email@example.com or 1.914.761.5100 ext. 131.
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Helping Small Businesses Gain the Fairfield County Welcomes the Travelers Championship
Benefits of Diversifying Their Workforce
Celebrating the Travelers designated Championship’s new office grand beneficiaries, Many in small - Engagement opening Stamford, a reception of Labor, Office of Disability TheEmployment Hole in businesses are Policy and seeks to drive businesses’ unwith other diverse was held at Trump Parc Stamford on the Wall Gang challenged when investment March 2nd, andit featured a special derstanding of the return on Camp andof communities, such comes addressing from PGA TOUR diversity and inclusion in the as the LGBT comguest toappearance theworkforce. Greater Human Resource What are the benefitsH to munity with spendprofessional Billy Andrade. a rhiring t f o ar did Theincluding Travelers J a y c with e e Add s. issues the Championship is verse workforce and partnering ing power of $880 Connecticut’s only PGA TOUR event Also, more than 130 other need to identify and Us In/DiversityWorks? billion, according to and the is looking to expand its reach Connecticut par ticipated hire best local - Lower costcharities to hire qualified, vetted can- the National Gay & 21074-10-75-4-9. This document does not into Southern Connecticut with the in tournament fundraisers in 2009 talent. In today’s current economic climate didates. The program delivers candidates Lesbian Chamber opening of an office at 707 Summer to help generate dollars for their spenecessarily reflect the views or policies of it is more important than ever to create a di- with diverse educational backgrounds, var- of Commerce Street in Stamford. The office space cific causes. In 2009, the Travelers verse workforce to position an organization ied skill sets and a strong work ethic. Diversifying your workforce with candi- the Office of Disability Employment Policy, was generously donated million for long-term, sustainable growth. by The Championship - Reduced donated turnover $1.08 with additional dates who are trained in the competitive skills U.S. Department of Labor, nor does the Ashforth Company and the tourna- to non-profit organizations throughThe WorkPlace created Add Us In/Di- supports from staff once an employee is your business seeks will provide opportunities mention of trade names, commercial prodment has also partnered with The out the state. versityWorks to support small businesses board.are excited for the opporto enhance your brand and increase revenue ucts, or organizations imply endorsement Business Council of Fair field to help on “We by the U.S. Government. to hirethe andexpansion. leverage the talent of people tunity - Taxtocredits smallofbusinesses: The through access to new markets. with be aforpart the Fair field The WorkPlace conducts comprehenwith“We disabilities, including lesbian, gay, biDepartment of Economic Community DeTo learn more call Jamie Goddard at welcome the Travelers County community,” said Travelers sive planning, and coordinates regional sexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuvelopment has streamlined the process (203) 610-8540 or visit www.workplace.org. Championship to the Fair field County Championship Tournament Director workforce development programs preThe Business of Fairfield annu2010 Walter H. Wheeler, Jr. Leadership ness Council. He has actively engaged his to colals with said disabilities. The program spefor small businesses obtain Travelers tax credits, area,” Chris Council Bruhl, President &County Nathan Grube.Theto “The pare people for careers while strengthenally an exceptional leader regional reducing Award will presented E. Taber, Chairleagues in by community service opportunities, worked cializes in matching qualified, significantly the be time and effortto Richard Preparation of this item was funded CEO,recognizes The Business Council.job-ready “Theirof the Championship is a premier statewide ing thetoworkforce forhousing, employers. Forhas more talent with community. the needs of employers. neededand to apply for of taxthe credits when Office of Disability Policy, business man Board & hirCEO, the First County Bank Employment on tirelessly for access affordable and philanthropy reaches all cornersThe of event, we’re eager to continue information,through visit www.workplace.org. theThrough state and wish greatJr. to a with great partnership with initiative is funded by the U.S. Department inghave people disabilities and veterans. U.S. Department of Labor, Grant OD- supportive, the we Walter H.them Wheeler, Leadership Tuesday, October 5th.the beenNo. deeply personal leadersuccessThe as Business they increase their pres- businesses, charities and Award, Council demonstrates its com- volunteers, Mr. Taber is a respected community leader con- ship and the Bank’s community investments, in exence in the region.” leadership and offers fans aofrole Connecticut. Without them, mitment to volunteer tributing his time and leadership to a variety of area panding educational opportunities for all children. The tournament donates 100% of the success of this tournament would model for all businesspeople emulate. award, non-profits including the Housing Development For more information on this year’s Walter H. net proceeds ever y year totoits two The not be possible.” named after the visionary Pitney Bowes leader, cel- Fund, Stamford Partnership, the United Way, the Wheeler Jr. Leadership Award Dinner, please conebrates corporate leadership in our community. Downtown Special Services District, and The Busi- tact The Business Council at 203-359-3220.
Richard E. Taber, Chairman of the Board & CEO, First County Bank
Money to Grow Your Business: Small Business Financing Workshop May 16
Leadership Fairfield County: Small Business Qualified uses for small Access. Connections. Solutions. Financing Workshop business loan program:
LEADERSHIP NETWORK SNAPSHOTS
(CEDF) on May 16 to ask your Save the Date: Fund questions and learn more about this loan program. Completed applicaLegislative Leadership Breakfast Join the City of Stamford and the tions can also be submitted at the
• Fast decision making – loans within 30 days from completed application
• Purchase of equipmentdevelopment or machinery Leadership Fair field leadership Economic Development workshop. • Construction of leasehold improve- Community County is a professional activities. Participants March 24, 2010 Wednesday, May 16 and non-profit representatives. For more information ments development program are encouraged to actively Registration: 7:45am Breakfast Program: 8:00 – 9:30am is a business Human Capital Council leadership Employee wellness 5:00pm that contact Elizabeth Bradley broadens theGovernment skills andCenter, engage in dia- at ebradley@businessfaircostspresenters Cost: $45 members; $55 non-members Stamford succession announced • Relocation – and Business Council - issue. perspectives of organizaand take advantage field.com. Stamford Plaza Hotel and Conference • Working capital 4th Floor, Cafeteria Susan Johnson, Vice logue In 2007Center and 2009, a team of member executives tional leaders and provides of their expertise by asking For more information, please call 203-359-3220 • Inventory President, Strategic Talconducted “Healthy Workplace” employer recognition the withis free, individuthoughtful andNew thought proThisregion workshop but must of commercial debt, in- forming? group entyou Management &• Refinancing Diverprograms which celebrated the accomplishments of als who areby prepared to voking questions. pre-register phone 203-977-5089 or cluding credit cards, and Twelve “trusted advisors,” leaders of firms who peer-selected employers and shared their experiencsity Leadership for Pitney serve catalysts for posiMonthly sessions, begin- have come together for a onlineas www.cityofstamford.org related expenses advise business leaders, Bowes Inc., has• Other beenbusiness es in events and publications. These were among the tive change. Established ning in March and concludof dialogues facilitated by Business Council best received events we’ve ever presented. named Chair of the Human ingseries in 1992 by the Business in November, last from director Lucy Baney, CEO of Access Technologies Please join us to hear from University The State of Connecticut has recentis this program Capital Council.Why Susan Members involved in our Health Care Council and Council of Fairfield County, three hours to essential a full day, Group. Participants have shared perspectives on the Susan of Connecticut President Herbst Resources Officers Roundtable have ly“Leadership” launched 2 new programsCathy to Candland, succeeds Chief Human for small business? has lending served with the majority running relationship between advisor and client, discussed in her first public speaking engagement Friday, June 22 later help small businesses with working capiCEO, expressed interest in holding another program more than 300 executives fromAdvantage 80+ from•Human 8:00 amounts a.m. to 1:00 be Loan fromp.m. $10KAll to will $250K the potential of forming an ongoing peer group, and in Fairfield County. President Herbst’s tal or with hiring staff. The Community Resourcing, who held the this year, but believe that the opportunity to improve companies, non-profit organizations and held• Low on Fridays. cost term loans (up to 10 years) explored ways in which theirstated unique sets for of knowl11:30am Registration vision UConn is to create a Economic Development (CEDF) position for is two years. wellness may be larger than can be met in a single government agencies. Fund Sites visited will be in Stamford, at 4% interest rate 12:00-2:00pm edge and experiences can be efficiently with “sophisticated, well-educated andorinnothe Each non-profit organization run- Bridgeport, SPEAKER OF THE shared HOUSE HOUSEevent MINORITY SENATE PRESIDENT PRO Luncheon SENATE MINORITY TheprofesCouncil provides publication. year, lending mid to senior level Newtown, and • Money can be usedHartford for any legitiStamford Marriott Hotel CHRISTOPHER DONOVAN LEADER LARRY CAFERO TEMPORE PRO TEMPORE broader leadership network. A by citizenry” achieved employing ning the are loanselected programby fortheir the and of Norwalk the state, Board Directors Later this month, fifteen of theLEADER most knowledgesionals organizaand the will include Business city halls,Council a vative mate business purpose DONALD WILLIAMS JOHN MCKINNEY $65 member; $85“wellness-active” non-member lively LinkedIn Group Discussion is also underway. “a laser-like focus on academic achievetions 1994, to participate in this educational transportation center, a waste water with ongoing of able individuals from our most since has provided millions of dol- analysis • No loan fees group expects to make and announce program. size loans is limited to human 25. treatment public and public charment and investing in thethe economic deLegislative leaders decifrom Connecticut General Assembly will participate regional capital is-facility,The members will meet to explore potential additional in aclars in smallClass business to help cre• No prepayment penalties Please call 203-359-3220 or visit sions on mission, criteria for participation and ser- ofoftivities Participants receive exposure to the ter schools, the State Capitol, a hospital, a moderated discussion the issues the State. Moderated by velopment infrastructure theprimary Universues, serves as a steering and roles forfacing The Business Council. ate and retain thousands of jobs in • Likely lower coverage ratios than businessfairfield.com vicesfacility, over the nextothers. 4-6 weeks. more information critical issues a correctional among theFor Business Council’s VP first-hand of Public Policy, Joeaction McGee, we will use our famous sity.” We invite you to hear her with committee for facing related Fairfield BusinessCounty Counciland programs A report, recommendations, will be state. commercial banks through on-site visits, moderated interIf you would like to find out more contact Lynn Spreadbury at lspreadbury@business“straight to the questions” format to be followed by moderated Q&A. And our vision and strategy for the University and andToservices, providesmust a forum for50 peer presented to the Board of Directors at its September qualify businesses employ or best •practicFinance professionals you promise: No speeches. Really. action with working professionals, lecthis program pleaseguide contact fairfield.com. es exchanges acts a public policyabout advocate. meeting. For more information contact Tanya Court UConn Stamford. fewer workers, beand current onas state taxes, and through the process tures, discussion groups, and other Tanya Court at 203-359-3220. It is been comprised of business, at firstname.lastname@example.org. have in operation for at leastacademic, one year. government
University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst to Keynote Annual Meeting June 22
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Artists build professional skills In the past I have talked about how artists working to make a living from their artwork are a special category of small businesses. Recently the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County hosted a marketing workshop for artists called Savvy, Seen & Sold! presented by speaker Denise DiGrigoli Amuso, co-founder of Troy Fine Art Services Inc. This informative workshop, which drew 35 artists, provided instruction on how to get out there and get sold. Although there are plenty of general marketing resources out there, making marketing tools and techniques relevant to artists is much needed. Artists are often uncomfortable talking about the business side of selling their artwork, so a workshop targeted at their special needs and presented exclusively for artists is well received. In the workshop, artists discussed the state of the overall art market, reviewed how to consistently execute business and marketing plans and gained thoughtful insights into market opportunities. Amuso provided artists with seven great ways to market art and tips to manage the sales process for the growth of their business. Amuso has been guiding artists to breakthrough results for years via the Cultural Alliance’s artist mentorship program. This program matches Fairfield County artists with a designated artist mentor who is prepared to provide guidance in one of the following areas: artistic critique, marketing strategies, artist statements, copyright issues, contacts, residencies and grants and more. Visit the www.CulturalAllianceFC.org for more information on the services we provide to support artists. Ryan Odinak, Executive Director
Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County
The mission of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is to support cultural organizations, artists and creative businesses by providing promotion, services and advocacy. For more information, visit CulturalAllianceFC.org or email infoCulturalAllianceFC.org or call 256-2329. For events lists, visit FCBuzz.org.
Arts & Culture of Fairfield County
Perishing in the Parish A young nun dies under mysterious circumstances in a remote parish in northern Michigan. Her superior, Father Rivard, stands charged with her murder. The action alternates between interrogations, testimony and scenes from the past, which reveal that Father Rivard, being banished to the small, up-country Michigan parish, fell in love with Sister Rita. When circumstances force her to move into the rectory with him, his anguish becomes unbearable. Their relationship inevitably spells tragedy, but not until the explosive and surprising climax of the play is the full extent of their sacrifice made clear and the identity of the murderer revealed. This production is directed by John B. Coppola of New Rochelle, N.Y., and stars Richard Warren of Bridgeport as
Father Rivard, Kate Telfer of Greenwich as Sister Rita, and Barbara Lencheck of Norwalk as Mrs. Shandig. The cast, most of whom are returning actors from previous DAC productions, also features Darien teacher Abigail J. Warren, performing for the first time with her uncle. Adele Bernstein provided custom musical arrangement for the show, and Mrs. Keefe’s fifth-grade class at Brookside School in Norwalk recorded “The Lilac Song,” the show’s theme. Performances will be held at the DAC Weatherstone Studio, 2 Renshaw Road, Darien, May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 at 8 p.m., and May 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors. For tickets or more information, please contact the DAC Box Office at 655-5414, or visit arts.darien.org.
The spring lecture series returns to the Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan with two lectures featuring Silvermine Guild Artist members David Dunlop and Suzanne Benton. Dunlop will present “How to Stimulate Creative Thinking and How to Sell It” May 6 at 4:30 p.m., and “A Bridge Between Cultures” will be presented by Benton June 10 at 4:30 p.m. Artists, psychologists, economists and neuroscientists’ research have all observed what conditions make us more creative. Dunlop will explore what conditions are needed for generating creativity. Subjects that will be addressed include: how to spark more creative designs within functional limits; how to expand your repertoire of options;
and with this knowledge, how do we become more effective salespeople, managers, gardeners, chefs, musicians and artists. Benton will be sharing tales and anecdotes from her months in India and Bangladesh in 2011. Beyond being busy with making art, exhibiting, performing, leading workshops and reconnecting with old friends in these fabled lands, Benton was also observing and juxtaposing her experiences both present and past from trips in the 1990s and the 1970s. All lectures are held at the School of Art Auditorium (Sara Victoria Hall) and ticket prices are $10 per person for members and $12 per person for nonmembers. For more information, call 966-6668 ext. 2 or visit silvermineart.org.
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on the record Bankruptcies
The following petition was filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Bridgeport. Chapter 11 indicates the filer intends to submit a plan of reorganization to the court. Chapter 7 indicates a liqui- 39 Lewis Street Associates. Fit out dation of assets. an existing commercial space for tenant Portco Capital Securities at 39 Lewis St., Greenwich. Estimated Four Kids Enterprises L.L.C., 485 cost: $150,000. Filed March 1. Howard Ave., Bridgeport. Chapter 11, filed April 9, case no. 12-50661. Assets: $500,000 to $1 million. Li- A. Pappajohn Co., Norwalk, conabilities: $1 million to $10 million. tractor for Belle Haven Club. ConType of business: limited liability struct a new tennis court building company. Debtor’s attorney: Ste- at 100 Harbor Drive, Greenwich. phen P. Wright, Harlow Adams & Estimated cost: $645,000. Filed Friedman P.C., Milford. March 8.
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Construction Services of Somers, Somers, contractor for Danbury Hospital. Perform interior renovations at an existing commercial building, Locust Avenue, Danbury. Estimated cost: $750,000. Filed March 29.
Hawley Construction Corp., Corporate Construction Ser- Danbury, contractor for 25 Gervices L.L.C., Charlotte, N.C., mantown Road L.L.C. Perform alcontractor for 83 Wooster Heights terations at an existing commercial L.L.C. Perform interior alterations building, 33 Germantown Road, at an existing commercial build- Danbury. Estimated cost: $690,140. ing, 83 Wooster Heights, Danbury. Filed March 22. Estimated cost: $110,000. Filed March 6. Hawley Construction Corp., Danbury, contractor for GermanDePalma, Rick, Ridgefield, con- town Plaza Associates L.L.C. Pertractor for DXR Corp. Perform form alterations at an existing cominterior alterations at an existing mercial building, 30 Germantown commercial building, Backus Av- Road, Danbury. Estimated cost: enue, Danbury. Estimated cost: $70,000. Filed March 22. $50,000. Filed March 7.
A. Pappajohn Co., Norwalk, contractor for Belle Haven Club. Construct a new boathouse at 100 Harbor Drive, Greenwich. Estimated cost: Fortunato Construction Group, $312,000. Filed March 8. Kensington, contractor for Plumtrees Plaza L.L.C. Perform interior A. Pappajohn Co., Norwalk, con- renovations at an existing commertractor for Ridgebury Office Invest- cial building, 63 Newtown Road, ment L.L.C. Perform alterations at Danbury. Estimated cost: $850,000. an existing commercial building, 44 Filed March 22. Old Ridgebury Road, Danbury. Estimated cost: $276,767. Filed March 20. Gargano Builders L.L.C., Branford, contractor for Pic Associates Baut Studios Inc., Swoyersville, L.L.C. Fit out an existing comPa., contractor for Holy Trinity mercial space for tenant Edible Orthodox Church. Construct an Arrangements at 380 W. Putnam addition at an existing commercial Ave., Greenwich. Estimated cost: building, 66 Joe’s Hill Road, Dan- $68,915. Filed March 14. bury. Estimated cost: $60,000. Filed March 27.
Gilbane Building Co., Brooklyn, N.Y., contractor for Danbury Hospital. Construct an addition at an existing commercial building, Locust Avenue, Danbury. Estimated cost: $12.1 million. Filed March 6.
Gesualdi Construction Inc., Stamford, contractor for Property BLT Reserve L.L.C. Construct a CT OBJLW One Corp. Fit out an existing commercial space for tenclubhouse building for ant XPO Logistics at 5 Greenwich multifamily housing at Woodland Office Park, Greenwich. Estimated Road, Danbury. Estimated cost: cost: $125,000. Filed March 5. $1.2 million. Filed March 22.
Horizon Retail Construction, Sturtevant, Wis., contractor for Danbury Mall L.L.C. Perform interior alterations at an existing commercial building, 7 Backus Ave., Danbury. Estimated cost: $255,000. Filed March 21. K&M Construction Services Inc., Ridgefield, contractor for Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. Perform interior demolition at an existing commercial building, 15 Backus Ave., Danbury. Estimated cost: $55,000. Filed March 13.
Mill Pond Company L.L.C. Fit out an existing commercial space for tenant Adam Kessner at 207 E. Putnam Ave., Cos Cob. Estimated cost: $100,000. Filed March 27. Mizzy Construction Inc., Plainville, contractor for Boehringer Ingleheim. Construct a retaining wall at an existing commercial building, 39 Briar Ridge Road, Danbury. Estimated cost: $90,000. Filed March 12. Murray Contracting L.L.C., New Fairfield, contractor for Robert Layok, trustee. Perform alterations at an existing commercial building, 4 Beaver Brook Road, Danbury. Estimated cost: $50,000. Filed March 7.
Precision Environments, West Chester, Ohio, contractor for The B.F.Goodrich Co. Perform interior alterations at an existing commercial building, 100 Wooster Heights, Danbury. Estimated cost: $2 million. Filed March 20. Richards Corp., Terryville, contractor for The B.F.Goodrich Co. Perform interior renovation at an existing commercial building, 100 Wooster Heights, Danbury. Estimated cost: $1.6 million. Filed March 6. RMS Greenwich L.L.C. Construct a retaining wall at an existing commercial building, 318 Valley Road, Riverside. Estimated cost: $80,000. Filed March 8.
Paul Dinto Electrical Contracting Inc., Waterbury, contractor for 55 Old Ridgebury Road L.L.C. Perform alterations at an existing commercial building, 55 Old Ridgebury Road, Danbury. Estimated cost: $1.2 million. Filed March 19.
Signature Construction Group, Stamford, contractor for Ponderosa Property L.L.C. Fit out an existing commercial space for tenant Greenwich Hospital at 15 Valley Drive, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $67,000. Filed March 1.
PC Construction Co., South Burlington, Vt., contractor for Danbury Mall L.L.C. Fit out an existing commercial space for tenant L.L.Bean at 7 Backus Ave., Danbury. Estimated cost: $1.2 million. Filed March 5.
Solar Energy Systems, Brooklyn, N.Y., contractor for Gera Danbury L.L.C. Install rooftop solar panels at an existing commercial building, 100 Reserve Road, Danbury. Estimated cost: $350,000. Filed March 26.
Powers Construction Co., Danbury, contractor for Seymour KBE Building Corp., Farming- Powers, trustee. Perform exterior ton, contractor for Danbury Mall renovations at an existing commerL.L.C. Perform interior alterations cial building, 6 Commerce Drive, at an existing commercial building, Danbury. Estimated cost: $180,000. 7 Backus Ave., Danbury. Estimated Filed March 19. cost: $75,000. Filed March 8.
Strazza III, Anthony, Stamford, contractor for Steamboat Road Associates. Fit out an existing commercial space for tenant Citi Private Bank at 660 Steamboat Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $150,000. Filed March 2.
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on the record Dacruz, Anabela and Jonathan Dacruz. Perform alterations at an existing single-family residence, 53 Stadley Rough Road, Danbury. Estimated cost: $50,000. Filed March 28.
Henkes, Nancy and Robert Henkes. Perform interior renovations at an existing singlefamily residence, 7 Sunset Road, Old Greenwich. Estimated cost: $95,000. Filed March 20.
Darek Franek Construction, Stamford, contractor for Sarah and 14 Lockwood Avenue L.L.C. Charles Mills. Re-roof an existing Construct additions and perform single-family residence at 44 Calrenovations at an existing single- houn Drive, Greenwich. Estimated family residence, 14 Lockwood cost: $67,750. Filed March 22. Ave., Greenwich. Estimated cost: $350,000. Filed March 16. Davenport Property Management, Stamford, contractor for 44 Winthrop Drive L.L.C. Con- Elizabeth and Scott Stuart. Perstruct a new single-family residence form alterations and renovations at 44 Winthrop Drive, Greenwich. at an existing single-family resiEstimated cost: $1 million. Filed dence, 10 Bobolink Lane, GreenMarch 19. wich. Estimated cost: $150,000. Filed March 23.
Hicks Construction, Ridgefield, contractor for Adam Broderick and Peter Goldstein. Perform interior renovations at an existing singlefamily residence, 15 Shoreview Lane, Danbury. Estimated cost: $90,000. Filed March 5.
Andreou, Lenna and Jorge Beristain. Construct additions and perform interior alterations at an existing single-family residence, 246 Riverside Ave., Riverside. Estimated cost: $400,000. Filed March 6.
Island View Woodworks L.L.C., Branford, contractor for Mary Fergusson and Graham Tanaka. Perform interior renovations at an existing single-family residence, 35 Glen Avon Drive, Riverside. Estimated cost: $100,000. Filed March 26.
Wilcon Holdings L.L.C. Fit out an existing commercial space for tenant Hermes of Paris at 289 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich. Estimated cost: $150,000. Filed March 28.
Baldinucci, Biagina. Construct an addition at an existing singlefamily residence, 99 Bible St., Cos Cob. Estimated cost: $150,000. Filed March 2. BG Construction, New Canaan, contractor for Stephan Gans. Perform interior renovations at an existing single-family residence, 74 Long Meadow Road, Riverside. Estimated cost: $190,000. Filed March 13. Cardillo Pools and Spas, New Rochelle, N.Y., contractor for Doron Sabag. Install an in-ground pool and enclosure at an existing singlefamily residence, 409 Round Hill Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $77,500. Filed March 19. Ceci Brothers Inc., Greenwich, contractor for Alexa Maddock. Construct retaining walls at an existing single-family residence, 29 Field Point Drive, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $56,600. Filed March 15. Codfish Hill Construction L.L.C., Bethel, contractor for Madeline Ridge L.L.C. Construct two townhouse units at 38 South St., Danbury. Estimated cost: $185,000. Filed March 22.
Dos Santos, Joseph. Construct an addition at an existing single-family residence, 7 Topfield Road, Danbury. Estimated cost: $71,400. Filed March 26. Drelich, Meera and Robert Drelich. Perform interior alterations at an existing singlefamily residence, 37 Ridgeview Ave., Greenwich. Estimated cost: $150,000. Filed March 15. Georgio Custom Builders L.L.C., Rye, N.Y., contractor for Jade Home L.L.C. Construct a new single-family residence at 25 Stillman Lane, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $1.8 million. Filed March 2.
Hobbs Inc., New Canaan, contractor for Thomas Sinchak. Install a new generator at an existing singlefamily residence, 541 Indian Field Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $145,000. Filed March 22.
Kyriakos, Nicholas, Greenwich, contractor for Joel Kave, trustee. Perform interior renovations at an existing single-family residence, 84 Field Point Circle, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $700,000. Filed March 6. Lee Schettino Construction L.L.C., New Canaan, contractor for Elizabeth Thomas. Perform interior renovations of an accessory building at an existing singlefamily residence, 50 Richmond Hill Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $120,000. Filed March 28.
Gervais Brothers Roofing, Newtown, contractor for Acme 2 Realty L.L.C. Re-roof an existing singlefamily residence at 64 West St., Danbury. Estimated cost: $68,000. Loparco Associates, Greenwich, contractor for 109 Dingletown Filed March 28. L.L.C. Perform interior renovations at an existing single-family Glen Gate Co., Wilton, contractor residence, 109 Dingletown Road, for Jana and Brian Neff. Install an Greenwich. Estimated cost: in-ground pool and enclosure at $100,000. Filed March 2. an existing single-family residence, 767 Lake Ave., Greenwich. EstimatMcInerney Building & Remodeled cost: $85,000. Filed March 9. ing, Ridgefield, contractor for Rachel and Jaideep Khanna. Perform Grunow Builders, Darien, con- interior renovations at an existing tractor for Wendy and Jason Block. single-family residence, 163 John Construct additions and perform St., Greenwich. Estimated cost: interior renovations at an existing $300,000. Filed March 14. single-family residence, 30 Ridge Brook Road, Greenwich. Estimated Ocean North Pools L.L.C., Stamcost: $175,000. Filed March 7. ford, contractor for Christina Lange. Install an in-ground pool and enclosure at an existing singlefamily residence, 108 Shore Road, Old Greenwich. Estimated cost: $75,250. Filed March 21.
Ocean North Pools L.L.C., Stamford, contractor for Matthew Emrich. Install an in-ground pool and enclosure at an existing singlefamily residence, 213 Riverside Ave., Riverside. Estimated cost: $57,200. Filed March 20. O’Malley, Beth. Construct an addition at an existing single-family residence, 90 Bowman Drive North, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $140,000. Filed March 26. RAM Construction L.L.C., Stamford, contractor for Yelena and Alexander Chulack. Perform interior renovations at an existing singlefamily residence, 38 Langhorne Lane, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $150,000. Filed March 5. Rosa Carpentry Inc., Greenwich, contractor for Barbara and Christopher Lovely. Perform interior renovations at an existing singlefamily residence, 21 Zygmont Lane, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $68,000. Filed March 7. Signature Pools Inc., Norwalk, contractor for 123 Doubling Road L.L.C. Install an in-ground pool and enclosure at an existing singlefamily residence, 123 Doubling Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $78,000. Filed March 12. Sinelli, Deborah and Luis Basagoiti. Perform interior renovations at an existing single-family residence, 11 Echo Lane, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $75,000. Filed March 27.
Bridgeport Police Federal Credit Union, Bridgeport. Filed by Kimberley Rotunno, Stratford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Rosenberg and Press L.L.C., Stratford. Action: The plaintiff alleges that the defendant illegally repossessed and resold a financed vehicle, which caused him Vaclavik, Peter, Yonkers, N.Y., to incur a substantial financial loss. contractor for Jung and David The plaintiff seeks damages in exPeng. Construct an addition at an cess of $15,000 plus applicable costs existing single-family residence, 19 and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed Northridge Road, Old Greenwich. March 2. Case no. CV126025791. Estimated cost: $440,000. Filed March 13. Brown Court Apartments L.L.C., Hartford. Filed by Carol Aldave, Webster Avenue L.L.C., Riverside, New Haven. Plaintiff’s attorney: contractor for Heather and Andrew Shepro & Hawkins L.L.C., StratDevries. Perform interior renova- ford. Action: The plaintiff alleges tions at an existing single-family that she fell while visiting the defenresidence, 161 Riverside Ave., River- dant’s premises as the result of an side. Estimated cost: $75,000. Filed unsafe condition arising from negMarch 21. ligence on the part of the defendant, its agents and employees, which caused her to suffer serious, painCourt Cases ful injuries and to incur substantial medical expenses. The plaintiff seeks damages in excess of $15,000 plus applicable costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed March 5. Case no. CV126025809. Toll CT III L.P., Newtown, contractor for The Hills at Rivington. Construct a new four-family residence at Reserve Road, Danbury. Estimated cost: $979,230. Filed March 6.
Bridgeport Superior Court
Air & Liquid Systems Corp., et al., Piscataway, N.J. Filed by Sharon and James Ziettlow, Estacada, Ore. Plaintiff’s attorney: Early Lucarelli Sweeny & Meisenkothen L.L.C., New Haven. Action: The plaintiff alleges that the defendants negligently exposed the plaintiff James Ziettlow to asbestos in the workplace despite extensive evidence of the dangers of such exposure and that, as a result of this exposure, he suffered serious and painful disorders and has incurred substantial, continuing medical expenses. The plaintiffs seek damages in excess of $15,000 plus applicable costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed March 6. Case no. CV126025817.
Solimine Contracting L.L.C., Danbury, contractor for Barbara and David Koger. Construct an addition at an existing single-family residence, 24 Hickory St., Danbury. BMW Financial Services North Estimated cost: $55,000. Filed America L.L.C., Hartford. Filed by Stephen Kirby, Stratford. Plaintiff’s March 13. attorney: Shepro & Hawkins L.L.C., Stratford. Action: The plaintiff alSound Beach Properties L.L.C., leges that the defendant illegally Stamford, contractor for Annette repossessed and resold a financed Lester. Construct additions and vehicle, which caused him to incur perform interior renovations at an a substantial financial loss. The existing single-family residence, plaintiff seeks damages in excess of 10 Winding Lane, Greenwich. $15,000 plus applicable costs and Estimated cost: $400,000. Filed reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed March 16. March 2. Case no. CV126025790. Tallman Building Company Inc., Southport, contractor for Amanda and Daniel Tapiero. Construct additions and perform alterations at an existing single-family residence, 37 Rock Ridge Ave., Greenwich. Estimated cost: $550,000. Filed March 23.
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Connecticut Post Mall L.L.C., et al., Hartford. Filed by Rosemarie Stonaha, Stratford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Matthew S. Hirsch, Trumbull. Action: The plaintiff alleges that she fell while a business invitee on premises owned or otherwise under control of the defendants as the result of an unsafe condition arising from negligence on the part of the defendants, their agents and employees, which caused her to suffer serious, painful injuries and to incur substantial medical expenses. The plaintiff seeks damages in excess of $15,000 plus applicable costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed March 5. Case no. CV126025810. Ingersoll-Rand Co., et al., Piscataway, N.J., et al. Filed by John Moran, Griswold. Plaintiff’s attorney: Embry & Neusner, Groton. Action: The plaintiff alleges that the defendants negligently exposed him to asbestos in the workplace despite extensive evidence of the dangers of such exposure and that, as a result of this exposure, he suffered serious and painful disorders and has incurred substantial, continuing medical expenses. The plaintiff seeks damages in excess of $15,000 plus applicable costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed Feb. 29. Case no. CV126025751.
on the record People’s United Financial Inc., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Evelyn Tkacs, Stratford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Law Office of Kevin W. Finch, Milford. Action: The plaintiff alleges that her hand became trapped in an automatic teller machine while a business invitee on premises owned or otherwise under control of the defendant, as the result of an unsafe condition arising from negligence on the part of the defendants, their agent and employees, which caused her to suffer serious, painful injuries and to incur substantial medical expenses. The plaintiff seeks damages in excess of $15,000 plus applicable costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed March 6. Case no. CV126025832. Rose Construction Company L.L.C., Bridgeport. Filed by National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford, Hartford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Weinstein Weiner Ignal Vogel & Shapiro P.C., Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff alleges that it provided business insurance for the defendant during the period from May 2008 to May 2009 and that related premiums of $10,325 remain outstanding and past due from the defendant despite repeated requests for payment from the plaintiff. The plaintiff seeks repayment of all outstanding amounts plus interest, costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed Feb. 29. Case no. CV126025714. Westport Builder Group L.L.C., Westport. Filed by Ven Muralidharan, Monroe. Plaintiff’s attorney: Adam S. Falls, Stratford. Action: The plaintiff alleges that the defendant defaulted a May 2011 home improvement contract between the parties in that it failed to complete the work on a timely basis, provided substandard work and materials and filed a mechanic’s lien against the plaintiff’s property without probable cause, causing the plaintiff to incur a substantial financial loss. The plaintiff seeks damages in excess of $15,000 plus applicable costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed March 2. Case no. CV126025778.
Danbury Superior Court Branhaven River and Farm Properties L.L.C., et al., Hartford, et al. Filed by Osaka-Seoul Restaurant L.L.C., Brookfield. Plaintiff’s attorney: Collins Hannafin Garamella Jaber & Tuozzolo, Danbury. Action: The plaintiff alleges that the negligent construction procedures used by the defendant and its contractors caused fire damage to the plaintiff’s premises and effects and that remediation has been effectively prohibited by defendants. The plaintiff seeks damages in excess of $15,000 plus applicable costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed March 27. Case no. CV126009055.
Credits, Clients and Awards Eastern Land Management (ELM), a provider of commercial landscaping and design, recently donated materials and volunteers to the Domus Foundation as part of the Planet Day of Service, an annual event, which unites the U.S. landscape industry with local communities. A total of 25 volunteers from ELM and Domus created a new perennial garden on the grounds of Domus Trailblazers Academy Charter School in Stamford.
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Sunday, May 6
GE Capital, Corporate Finance in Norwalk has announced the following individuals have been appointed as chief commercial officers for its equipment finance and commercial lending teams. Eric Dusch will serve as chief commercial officer for the equipment finance team, which provides equipment loans and leases to mid-market companies nationwide. Dusch has 21 years of commercial leadership experience at GE Capital, most recently as senior managing director of commercial marketing for GE Capital for the Americas.
Curnan Inc., Westport. Filed by The Ridgefield Supply Co., Ridgefield. Plaintiff’s attorney: Zullo & Jacks Law Office L.L.C., East Haven. Action: The plaintiff alleges that prior to the date of this action it delivered goods and/or services to the defendant and that $30,244 relating to those deliveries remains outstanding and past due from the defendant despite repeated requests or payment by the plaintiff. The plaintiff seeks repayment of all outstanding amounts plus interest, costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed March 29. Case no. CV126009073. Jessean L.L.C., et al., Brookfield, et al. Filed by Fieldstone Plaza Condominium Association Inc., New Fairfield. Plaintiff’s attorney: Robert A. Byers, New Fairfield. Action: The plaintiff alleges that the defendant has been delinquent in its payment of common charges and that $4,675 of these charges remain outstanding and past due from the defendant despite repeated requests or payment by the plaintiff. The plaintiff seeks repayment of all outstanding amounts plus interest, costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees, including without limitation by means of foreclosure on the unit subject to interests of senior secured creditors. Filed March 27. Case no. CV126009057.
Ed Santa of Shelton was recently promoted to vice president of Bridgeport-based Santa Buckley Energy. Santa will be responsible for the petroleum division, which provides sales of heating oils and motor fuels to commercial accounts throughout New England. Most recently, Santa ran the successful dual-fuel program for Santa Buckley. He is the grandson of the founder of Santa Buckley’s parent company, Santa Energy Corp.
Conversations with Business Leaders lecture featuring Jeffrey R. Immelt, chairman and CEO of General Electric as guest speaker, 5 p.m., Seldin Performing Arts Center at the St. Luke’s School, 377 N. Wilton Road, New Canaan. For information, call 594-5005 or visit newcanaanlibrary.org.
Thursday, May 10 Stamford Chamber of Commerce “Annual State of the City Address,” 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Stamford Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, 2701 Summer St., Stamford. $75 nonmembers; $70 members at the door; $60 members pre-registered. For information, call 359-4761.
Bob McCarrick will serve as chief commercial officer for the lending team, which focuses on providing customized asset-based and cash-flow financing to mid-market companies across the U.S. McCarrick brings 18 years of experience to Corporate Finance and most recently served as senior managing director, corporate finance, for GE Capital’s Healthcare Financial Services business. Oscar V. Fornoles of Trumbull has been named director of prospect research at Sacred Heart University. Fornoles, a graduate of California State University at Northridge, held a similar position at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, where he guided and conducted research that supported a $500 million advancement campaign. He also managed and directed prospect research at the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Washington, D.C.; the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Foundation; and California Lutheran University.
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on the record Newtown Savings Bank, et al., Newtown. Filed by the town of Newtown. Plaintiff’s attorney: Cohen & Wolf P.C., Danbury. Action: The plaintiff alleges that multiple defendants claim the $98,110 residual amount from surety bond payments relating to a failed construction project. The plaintiff therefore seeks a court order determining the beneficiary for the residual funds and subsequent to disbursement, a release from liabilities plus applicable costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed March 29. Case no. CV126009077. The Ten Balmforth Avenue L.L.C., et al., Danbury, et al. Filed by James Council, Danbury. Plaintiff’s attorney: Robert C. Koetsch, Stratford. Action: The plaintiff alleges that he fell while a tenant on premises owned or otherwise under control of the defendants as the result of an unsafe condition arising from negligence on the part of the defendants, their agents and employees, which caused him to suffer serious, painful injuries and to incur substantial medical expenses. The plaintiff seeks damages in excess of $15,000 plus applicable costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed March 30. Case no. CV126009078. TSD Properties L.L.C., et al., Danbury. Filed by American Tax Funding L.L.C., Jupiter, Fla. Plaintiff’s attorney: Marcus Law Firm, North Branford. Action: The plaintiff alleges that the defendants have been delinquent in their payment of municipal taxes, which have been assigned to plaintiff for collections and that remain outstanding and past due from the defendant despite repeated requests for payment by the plaintiff. The plaintiff seeks repayment of all outstanding amounts plus interest, costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees, including without limitation by means of foreclosure on the defendant’s property in Danbury subject to interests of senior-secured creditors. Filed March 29. Case no. CV126009072.
Stamford Superior Court
Metropolitan Tower Life Insurance Co., et al., Long Island City, N.Y., et al. Filed by Stone Street Capital L.L.C., Bethesda, Md. Plaintiff’s attorney: Law Office of Derek M. Johnson L.L.C., New Britain. Action: The plaintiff alleges that it wishes to make a lump sum settlement of periodic structured payments from the defendant and that the defendant refuses to assent to the conversion. The plaintiff therefore seeks a court judgment expediting conversion of the structured payments plus applicable costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed March 9. Case no. CV126013257.
Cosi Inc., Stamford. Filed by Florence Flashman, Ringwood, N.J. Plaintiff’s attorney: Costello & McCormack P.C., Fairfield. Action: The plaintiff alleges that she fell while visiting the defendant’s premises as the result of an unsafe condition arising from negligence on the part of the defendant, its agents and employees, which caused her to suffer serious, painful injuries and to incur substantial medical expenses. The plaintiff seeks damages in excess of $15,000 plus applicable costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed Silver Centurion Taconic Estates March 12. Case no. CV126013269. L.L.C., et al., Greenwich. Filed by Hudson Valley Bank N.A., Yonkers, N.Y. Plaintiff’s attorney: Quatrella Firestone Building Products & Rizio L.L.C., Fairfield. Action: Company L.L.C., et al., Old SayThe plaintiff alleges that it is the brook, et al. Filed by Public Serowner of an April 2008 $7 million vice Mutual Insurance Co., New mortgage note issued by the deYork City. Plaintiff’s attorney: fendant Silver Centurion Taconic Halloran & Sage L.L.P., Hartford. Estates, for which payment was Action: The plaintiff alleges that a guaranteed by co-defendants, and delaminated roof, constituting an that amounts relating to that note unsafe condition arising from the remain outstanding and past due defendants’ negligent installation from the defendants despite reprocedures, caused extensive dampeated requests for payment by the ages to its insured’s premises and plaintiff. The plaintiff seeks repayeffects or which it was obliged to ment of all outstanding amounts reimburse its insured. The plaintiff plus interest, costs and reasonable seeks repayment of all amounts attorneys’ fees, including without paid to its insured in its role as limitation by means of foreclosure subrogee for the insured plus interon the note subject to interests of est, costs and reasonable attorneys’ senior secured creditors. The plainfees. Filed February 2007. Case no. tiff seeks repayment foreclosure CV126013231. plus interest, costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed March 12. Greenwich Sports Chiropractic Case no. CV126013268. Medicine P.C., et al., Greenwich. Filed by Linda Ginter, Old GreenSix Hundred Twenty-Three wich. Plaintiff’s attorney: Zeldes Steamboat L.L.C., et al., GreenNeedle & Cooper, Bridgeport. Acwich, et al. Filed by Connecticut tion: The plaintiff alleges that the Community Bank N.A., Greendefendants have been guilty of prowich. Plaintiff’s attorney: Brown & fessional malpractice in connection Welsh P.C., Meriden. Action: The with their negligent acupuncture plaintiff alleges that it is the owner treatment of the plaintiff, which of a February 2008 $2.3 million caused her to suffer serious, painmortgage note issued by the defenful injuries and to incur substandant Six Hundred Twenty-Three tial medical expenses. The plaintiff Steamboat, for which payment was seeks damages in excess of $15,000 guaranteed by co-defendants, and plus applicable costs and reasonthat amounts relating to that note able attorneys’ fees. Filed March 12. remain outstanding and past due Case no. CV126013265. from the defendants despite repeated requests for payment by the plaintiff. The plaintiff seeks repayment of all outstanding amounts plus interest, costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees, including without limitation by means of foreclosure on the note subject to interests of senior secured creditors. Filed March 13. Case no. CV126013283.
U.S. District Court
Royal Bank of Scotland p.l.c. Filed by Tina Hudak. Plaintiff’s attorney: Joshua R. Goodbaum and Nina T. Pirrotti. Action: claim filed in connection with denial of overCentral Credit Services Inc. Filed time compensation. Filed April 10. by Regina Framularo. Plaintiff’s atCase no. 12CV00539. torney: Joanne S. Faulkner. Action: claim filed under the Fair Debt Collection Act. Filed April 10. Case no. Stamford Health Systems Inc., 12CV00538. et al. Filed by Julia Mumm. Plaintiff’s attorney: Heena Kapadia. Action: claim filed in connection with Comverge Inc. Filed by Nxegen job discrimination. Filed April 11. L.L.C., et al. Plaintiff’s attorney: Case no. 12CV00546. Josiah T. D. Butts, Nuala E. Droney, Craig A. Raabe and James A. Wade. Action: claim filed in connection USI Insurance Services of Conwith patent infringement. Filed necticut Inc., et al. Filed by April 9. Case no. 12CV00528. Melissa Ibbison. Plaintiff’s attorney: Thomas W. Bucci. Action: claim filed in connection with job Cumberland Farms Inc. Filed by discrimination. Filed April 11. John Garceau. Plaintiff’s attorney: J. Case no. 12CV00545. Lawrence Price. Action: claim filed in connection with personal injury. Filed April 9. Case no. 12CV00527.
Duffy Jr., Joseph, Danbury. Seller: Megan and David Samoskevich, Danbury. Property: Lot 3, Danbury town map 7139, Danbury. Amount: $355,000. Filed April 3. Fallon, Amy and David Hirsch, Old Greenwich. Seller: Victoria and Jeffrey Quake, Old Greenwich. Property: 53 Lockwood Ave., Greenwich. Amount: $1.9 million. Filed April 2. Frano, Katherine and Steven Frano, Greenwich. Seller: Maureen and William Leibrock, Greenwich. Property: Lot 4, Greenwich town map 4174, Greenwich. Amount: $570,000. Filed April 2. Kovner, Michael, Greenwich. Seller: the estate of Mary Combe, Greenwich. Property: 25 Wilshire Road, Greenwich. Amount: $1.9 million. Filed March 29.
Enhanced Recovery Company L.L.C. Filed by Etta Brown. Plaintiff’s attorney: Joanne S. Faulkner. Action: claim filed under the Fair G5 L.L.C., Brewster, N.Y. Seller: Debt Collection Act. Filed April 10. Nabeel Sabbagh, Danbury. ProperCase no. 12CV00536. ty: 23 Padanaram Road, Danbury. Amount: $525,000. Filed April 2.
Lencsak, Nathalie and Christian Lencsak, Los Angeles, Calif. Seller: Riverstone Partners L.L.C., Norwalk. Property: Unit 304, Riverstone of Greenwich, Greenwich. Amount: $717,500. Filed March 30.
Enhanced Recovery Company L.L.C. Filed by June Watts. Plaintiff’s attorney: Joanne S. Faulkner. Action: claim filed under the Fair Debt Collection Act. Filed April 10. Case no. 12CV00535.
Levy, Russell, trustee, Commack, N.Y. Seller: Mary and Wayne Firmender, Danbury. Property: 61 Ta’agan Point Road, Danbury. Amount: $951,000. Filed April 2.
Hanover Insurance Co. Filed by the town of Scotland. Plaintiff’s attorney: Ronald F. Ochsner. Action: claim filed in connection with notice of removal of an existing action to an alternative venue. Filed April 11. Case no. 12CV00542. National Business Capital Inc. Filed by 3081 Main Street L.L.C. Plaintiff’s attorney: Aytan Y. Bellin. Action: claim filed in connection with a Federal question. Filed April 10. Case no. 12CV00531. OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Filed by Godfrey Memorial Library Inc. Plaintiff’s attorney: Robert W. Lynch. Action: claim filed in connection with notice of removal of an existing action to an alternative venue. Filed April 9. Case no. 12CV00526. Portfolio Recovery Associates L.L.C. Filed by Maria Foster. Plaintiff’s attorney: Angela K. Troccoli. Action: claim filed under the Fair Debt Collection Act. Filed April 11. Case no. 12CV00548.
Real Estate Holdings L.L.C., Greenwich. Seller: Oak Ridge Street Partners L.L.C., Greenwich. Property: 40 Oak Ridge St., Units 1 and 2, Greenwich. Amount: $1.6 million. Filed March 30. RLB Belle Haven Holdings L.L.C., Greenwich. Seller: 204 Otter Rock Road L.L.C., Greenwich. Property: 204 Otter Rock Road, Greenwich. Amount: $13.8 million. Filed April 2.
Lindland, Melinda and David Lindland, Greenwich. Seller: Skylark L.L.C., New Haven. Property: 3 Connecticut Ave., Greenwich. Amount: $575,000. Filed April 3.
Maschwitz, Barbara and Santiago Lima Q., Greenwich. Seller: Lori and Richard Capossela, Greenwich. Property: 22 Summit Road, Riverside. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed Chitturi, Lina and Kiran Vup- April 2. pala, New York City. Seller: Nekoda Bragg, Greenwich. Property: 22 Indian Field Road, Greenwich. Mayer, Virginia, Old Greenwich. Seller: Ralph D’Andrea, William J. Amount: $900,000. Filed April 3. D’Andrea and William D’Andrea, trustees, Greenwich. Property: Couture, Gloria and Paul Cou- Lot 21, Greenwich town map 877, ture, Danbury. Seller: Lorraine Greenwich. Amount: $775,000. and Frederick Whitlock, Danbury. Filed April 3. Property: 18 Driftway Point Road, Danbury. Amount: $310,000. Filed Pi, Yanping and Sanle Zhang, April 3. Orange. Seller: Cynthia Steinmetz, Greenwich. Property: 40 Locust Curtis, Angela and Roswell Cur- Road, Greenwich. Amount: $1.7 tis Jr., Cos Cob. Seller: Patricia million. Filed April 3. Cassano, Rye Brook, N.Y. Property: Unit 29, Lyon Farm Condominium, Greenwich. Amount: $775,000. Filed April 4.
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on the record Schelz, Stephen, trustee, Stamford. Seller: 100 Lewis Street L.L.C., Mamaroneck, N.Y. Property: 100 Lewis St., Greenwich. Amount: $1.5 million. Filed March 29. Schelz, Stephen, trustee, Stamford. Seller: 172 Milbank L.L.C., Mamaroneck, N.Y. Property: 172 Milbank Avenue West, Greenwich. Amount: $3.2 million. Filed March 30. Smith, Ann, Greenwich. Seller: Katherine Soderstrom, trustee, Greenwich. Property: Unit 2D, Harbor View Condominium, Greenwich. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed April 2. Smith, Clarice and Thurston Smith, Greenwich. Seller: Theresa and Robert Bray, Riverside. Property: 29 Revere Road, Riverside. Amount: $1 million. Filed April 2. Tristao, Inez and Patric Pereira, Danbury. Seller: Sybil and George D’Aiello, Danbury. Property: 44 Fairmount Drive, Danbury. Amount: $372,500. Filed April 2. Zenker, David, Vero Beach, Fla. Seller: Elish Hickey, Greenwich. Property: 101 Lewis St., Unit N, Greenwich. Amount: $950,000. Filed April 4.
Foreclosures Benbow, George, et al. Creditor: HSBC Bank USA N.A. Property: 1077 Old Town Road, Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed April 3. Bright, George, et al. Creditor: U.S. Bank N.A., trustee. Property: 834 Connecticut Ave., Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed April 4. Carmona, Arturo, et al. Creditor: U.S. Bank N.A. Property: 44 Autumn St., Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed April 3. Ferreira, Charles, et al. Creditor: Astoria Federal Savings and Loan Association. Property: 34 Well Ave., Danbury. Mortgage default. Filed March 28. Gard, Allan, et al. Creditor: Hudson City Savings Bank. Property: 107 E. Elm St., Greenwich. Mortgage default. Filed April 4.
Medina, Jorge, et al. Creditor: Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Property: 39 Division St., Danbury. Mortgage default. Filed March 28.
Gooden, Carol and George Gooden, Danbury. $6,374 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by V. Michael Simko Jr. Property: 38 Lombardi St., Danbury. Filed April 2.
Olivo, Steven, et al. Creditor: Creekside Condominium Association Inc. Property: 2 Belmont Lane, Guevara, Marcial, Bridgeport. Unit A, Danbury. Delinquent com- $3,337 in favor of RAB Performance Recoveries L.L.C., Paramus, mon charges. Filed March 27. N.J., by Stephen A. Wiener. Property: 71 Elizabeth St., Bridgeport. Storm, Mary, et al. Creditor: Mi- Filed April 3. dirst Bank. Property: Unit 1305, Village Square Condominium, Danbury. Mortgage default. Filed Kalata, Brian, Bridgeport. $3,237 in favor of RAB Performance ReApril 2. coveries L.L.C., Paramus, N.J., by Stephen A. Wiener. Property: 71 Vimos, Italo, et al. Creditor: U.S. Elizabeth St., Bridgeport. Filed Bank N.A., trustee. Property: 38 April 3. Purcell Drive, Danbury. Mortgage default. Filed April 3. Kantzas, Karla, Bridgeport. $8,480 in favor of Wells Fargo Financial CT Inc., Des Moines, Iowa, by Gary J. Judgments Greene. Property: 109 Emerald St., Bridgeport. Filed April 4. Aquino, Dawn, Cos Con. $15,081 in favor of American Express Bank F.S.B., Salt Lake City, Utah, by Sara Llanos, Jesus, Bridgeport. $8,876 M. Gould. Property: 40B Cos Cob in favor of Wells Fargo Bank, Des Moines, Iowa, by Gary J. Greene. Ave., Cos Cob. Filed April 2. Property: 341 Red Oak Road, Bridgeport. Filed April 4. Bassett, Gale, Danbury. $1,726 in favor of Midland Funding L.L.C., San Diego, Calif., by Stephen A. Lopes, Adevair, Danbury. $1,437 Wiener. Property: 6 S. King St., in favor of American Express Centurion Bank F.S.B., Salt Lake City, Danbury. Filed April 2. Utah, by Sara M. Gould. Property: 34 Patriot Drive, No. B4, Danbury. Edmonds, Sebastian, Bridgeport. Filed April 2. $2,008 in favor of New Haven Postal EFCU, New Haven, by Robert C. Lubus Jr. Property: 118 Huntington Lynch, Timothy, Danbury. $5,053 in favor of Asset Acceptance L.L.C., Road, Bridgeport. Filed April 4. Warren, Mich., by Joseph M. Tobin. Property: 206 Westview Ave., DanEscobar, Dario, Danbury. $3,272 bury. Filed April 4. in favor of RAB Performance Recoveries L.L.C., Paramus, N.J., by Stephen A. Wiener. Property: 174 Rodriguez, Milagros and Jose Shelter Rock Road, Danbury. Filed Rodriguez, Bridgeport. $1,581 in favor of Robert Russo MD & AsMarch 29. sociates, Bridgeport, by Joseph P. Latino. Property: 228 Wheeler Ave., Esposito, Floridalma, Bridgeport. Bridgeport. Filed April 3. $587 in favor of Fairfield County Imaging, Salem, N.H., by Stephen A. Wiener. Property: 35 Wilkens Silveira, Ludmila, Danbury. $2,293 in favor of Target National Ave., Bridgeport. Filed April 3. Bank, Minneapolis, Minn., by Stephen A. Wiener. Property: 27 Frascone, Richard, Danbury. Homestead Ave., Danbury. Filed $4,181 in favor of Capital One March 29. Bank (USA) N.A., Richmond, Va., by Stephen A. Wiener. Property: 144 Stadley Rough Road, Danbury. Tucker, Hattie, Danbury. $971 in favor of Danbury Hospital, DanFiled March 29. bury, by Robert L. Peat. Property: 35 Harrison St., Danbury. Filed April 9.
Vidmar, Dubravka, Danbury. $464 in favor of the Danbury Office of Physicians Services P.C., Danbury, by Robert L. Peat. Property: 29 Harwood Drive, Danbury. Filed April 2.
Holly Hill L.L.C. and The Gateway Development Group Inc., Greenwich. Filed by Marjam Supply Co., West Hartford, by Donald Fradette. Property: 1114 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Amount: $168,283. Filed April 3.
Young Men’s Christian Association of Greenwich Inc., Greenwich. Filed by Suntech of Connecticut Inc., North Branford, by Robert Rich. Property: 50 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Amount: $362,767. Filed March 29.
Vittorio, Joseph, Bridgeport. $783 in favor of Robert Russo MD & Associates, Bridgeport, by Joseph P. Latino. Property: 27 Canterbury Road, Bridgeport. Filed April 3.
Lis Pendens ILO Enterprises L.L.C., Bethel. Filed by Jose Gonzalez, East Hartford, by Jose Gonzalez. Prop- The following filings indicate a legal erty: 64-1/2 Bells Lane, Danbury. action has been initiated, the outAmount: $4,500. Filed April 2. come of which may affect the title to the property listed. Wilson, Kimberly, Danbury. $1,693 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat. 673 Connecticut Avenue L.L.C., Property: 60 Nabby Road, No. 24, et al., Bridgeport, et al. Filed by Danbury. Filed April 5. Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Bruce Park L.L.C., Greenwich. Benchmark Municipal Tax Services Filed by Perform Concrete Inc., Ltd., Bridgeport. Property: 980 Bethel, by Mario Luis. Property: Central Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to Liens Lots 1 and 2, Greenwich town map foreclose on the property to recover 406, Greenwich. Amount: $10,087. delinquent municipal taxes assigned to the plaintiff for collection. Filed March 28. Filed April 4.
Federal Tax Liens – filed
Anthony J. Rivera Insurance L.L.C., 1944 Boston Ave., Bridgeport. $34,620, Federal unemployment tax, FICA and employee withholding tax. Filed April 4. Charter Mechanical Services Inc., 679 Lindley St., Bridgeport. $3,734, FICA and employee withholding. Filed April 4. Phang, Juliette, 74 Yacht St., No.76, Bridgeport. $35,192, responsible corporate officer. Filed April 4. Wonderland of Ice Associates Inc., 123 Glenwood Ave., Bridgeport. $43,762, corporate income tax. Filed April 4. Steph and Jenny L.L.C., 281 Main St., Danbury. $18,996, FICA and employee withholding tax. Filed April 2.
Mechanic’s Liens-filed 1380 East Putnam Avenue L.L.C., Old Greenwich. Filed by Greenwich Drains, Stamford, by Michael DeCarlo. Property: 1380 E. Putnam Ave., Old Greenwich. Amount: $3,829. Filed March 30.
Young Men’s Christian Association of Greenwich Inc., Greenwich. Filed by Shepard Steel Company Inc., Hartford, by Keith Wolf. Property: 50 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Amount: $411,519. Filed March 29.
79 Carroll Avenue L.L.C., et al., Bridgeport, et al. Filed by Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Services Ltd., Bridgeport. Property: 79 Carroll Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on the property to recover delinquent municipal taxes assigned Young Men’s Christian As- to the plaintiff for collection. Filed sociation of Greenwich Inc., April 4. Greenwich. Filed by Semac Electric Company Inc., New Britain, by Craig Palmer. Property: 50 E. A&L Holdings L.L.C., et al., Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Amount: Bridgeport, et al. Filed by Walter M. Spader Jr., North Branford, for $228,339. Filed March 29. Tower Lien L.L.C., Brooklyn, N.Y. Property: 605 Wood Ave., BridgeYoung Men’s Christian Asso- port. Action: to foreclose on the ciation of Greenwich Inc., Green- property to recover delinquent muwich. Filed by Pecora Brothers Inc., nicipal taxes assigned to the plainGreenwich, by Sylvester Pecora tiff for collection. Filed April 4. Jr. Property: 50 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Amount: $162,245. AGI Rubber Company Inc., et Filed March 29. al., Bridgeport, et al. Filed by Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for BenchYoung Men’s Christian Asso- mark Municipal Tax Services Ltd., ciation of Greenwich Inc., Green- Bridgeport. Property: 173 Stratford wich. Filed by Worth Construction Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreCompany Inc., Bethel, by Gregory close on the property to recover deSpuches. Property: 50 E. Putnam linquent municipal taxes assigned Ave., Greenwich. Amount: $4.1 to the plaintiff for collection. Filed million. Filed March 29. April 4. Young Men’s Christian Association of Greenwich Inc., Greenwich. Filed by Thyssenkrupp Elevator Corp., New York City, by Susan McLaughlin. Property: 50 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Amount: $55,800. Filed March 29.
Andreev, Vera, et al., Bridgeport, et al. Filed by Walter M. Spader Jr., North Branford, for Tower Lien L.L.C., Brooklyn, N.Y. Property: 605 Wood Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on the property to recover delinquent municipal taxes assigned to the plaintiff for collection. Filed April 4.
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on the record APS Chestnut Street L.L.C., et al., Bridgeport, et al. Filed by Walter M. Spader Jr., North Branford, for American Tax Funding L.L.C., Jupiter, Fla. Property: 138A Chestnut St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on the property to recover delinquent municipal taxes assigned to the plaintiff for collection. Filed April 4. Bennett, Robert, et al., Bridgeport, et al. Filed by Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Services Ltd., Bridgeport. Property: 620 Seaview Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on the property to recover delinquent municipal taxes assigned to the plaintiff for collection. Filed April 4. Blake, Pixie, et al., Bridgeport, et al. Filed by Hunt Leibert Jacobson P.C., Hartford, for GMAC Mortgage L.L.C., Horsham, Pa. Property: 394 Pequonnock St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $232,000 dated April 2008. Filed April 4. Blois, Patrick, et al., Greenwich, et al. Filed by Hunt Leibert Jacobson P.C., Hartford, for Investors Savings Bank, Short Hills, N.J. Property: 14 Buckingham Lane, Greenwich. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $1.3 million dated January 2008. Filed March 28. Brian Harris L.L.C., et al., Bridgeport, et al. Filed by Walter M. Spader Jr., North Branford, for American Tax Funding L.L.C., Jupiter, Fla. Property: 172 Chestnut St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on the property to recover delinquent municipal taxes assigned to the plaintiff for collection. Filed April 4. Chmielewski, Elizabeth, et al., Danbury, et al. Filed by Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Plymouth Park Tax Services L.L.C., Whippany, N.J. Property: 29 Austin St., Danbury. Action: to foreclose on the property to recover delinquent municipal taxes assigned to the plaintiff for collection. Filed April 9. Cobblestone L.L.C., et al., Bridgeport, et al. Filed by Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Services Ltd., Bridgeport. Property: 1834 Seaview Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on the property to recover delinquent municipal taxes assigned to the plaintiff for collection. Filed April 4.
Dumeny, Jimmy, et al., Bridgeport, et al. Filed by Bendett & McHugh P.C., Farmington, for U.S. Bank N.A., Minneapolis, Minn. Property: 180 Dupont Place, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $263,110 dated June 2005. Filed April 3. Harker, Peter, et al., Bridgeport, et al. Filed by Walter M. Spader Jr., North Branford, for American Tax Funding L.L.C., Jupiter, Fla. Property: 216 Chestnut St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on the property to recover delinquent municipal taxes assigned to the plaintiff for collection. Filed April 4. Hellmann, Eugene, et al., Danbury, et al. Filed by Alan P. Rosenberg, West Hartford, for Park Ridge Condominium Association Inc., Danbury. Property: Unit 8, Building 18, Park Ridge Condominium, Danbury. Action: to foreclose on the unit to recover delinquent common charges due the association. Filed April 4. Henrique, Rodrigo, et al., Danbury, et al. Filed by Gregg A. Brauneisen, Danbury, for Stetson Place Association Inc., Danbury. Property: Unit 6, Stetson Place, Danbury. Action: to foreclose on the unit to recover delinquent common charges due the association. Filed April 3. Hoffman, Arthur, et al., Bridgeport, et al. Filed by Max L. Rosenberg, Stratford, for Success Village Apartments Inc., Bridgeport. Property: 300 N. Bishop Ave., Building 94, Apt. 16, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on the unit to recover delinquent common charges due the association. Filed April 3.
Mazariegos, Edwin, et al., Danbury, et al. Filed by Hunt Leibert Jacobson P.C., Hartford, for Bayview Loan Servicing L.L.C., Coral Gables, Fla. Property: 5 Woodside Ave., Unit 63, Danbury. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $141,740 dated February 2007. Filed April 9. McBride Jr., Willie, et al., Bridgeport, et al. Filed by Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Services Ltd., Bridgeport. Property: 413 Ridgefield Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on the property to recover delinquent municipal taxes assigned to the plaintiff for collection. Filed April 4. McGran, Donald, et al., Danbury, et al. Filed by Alan P. Rosenberg, West Hartford, for The Ridgewood Condominium Association Inc., Danbury. Property: Unit 29, Ridgewood Condominium, Danbury. Action: to foreclose on the unit to recover delinquent common charges due the association. Filed March 29. Moore, Reginald, et al., Danbury, et al. Filed by Lawrence M. Garfinkel, West Warwick, R.I., for Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., trustee, Los Angeles, Calif. Property: 1 Laurel St., Danbury. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $295,120 dated November 2004. Filed April 2.
Morrissey, Kevin, et al., Danbury, et al. Filed by the Law Office of Martha Croog L.L.C., Hartford, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., trustee, Bloomington, Minn. Property: 33 Chestnut St., Danbury. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount Kupersmith, Corey, et al., Green- of $344,000 dated July 2007. Filed wich, et al. Filed by Alexander J. April 2. Trembicki, Westport, for People’s United Bank, Bridgeport. Property: 2 Cowray Park Drive, Greenwich. Njoku, Okwudiri, et al., BridgeAction: to foreclose a delinquent port, et al. Filed by Steven G. Berg, mortgage in the original principal Norwalk, for Carriage Crossamount of $3.3 million dated June ing Condominium Association, Bridgeport. Property: 33 Boston 2007. Filed March 29. Terrace, Unit 14, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on the unit to reLombardi Jr., Nicholas, et al., cover delinquent common charges Greenwich, et al. Filed by Patrick due the association. Filed April 4. J. Walsh, Ridgefield, for Fairfield County Bank, Ridgefield. Property: 26 Hettiefred Road, Greenwich. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $100,000 dated November 2006. Filed March 28.
Padilla, Ivan, et al., Bridgeport, et al. Filed by Steven G. Berg, Norwalk, for Bretton Arms Condominium Association Inc., Bridgeport. Property: 201 Bretton St., Unit C6, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on the unit to recover delinquent common charges due the association. Filed April 4.
Singleton, Sandra, et al., Bridgeport, et al. Filed by Max L. Rosenberg, Stratford, for Success Village Apartments Inc., Bridgeport. Property: 136 Court D. Building 65, Apt. 136, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on the unit to recover delinquent common charges due the association. Filed April 3.
Perez, Eleuterio, et al., Bridgeport, et al. Filed by Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Services Ltd., Bridgeport. Property: 160 Dupont Place, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on the property to recover delinquent municipal taxes assigned to the plaintiff for collection. Filed April 4.
Walt, Kevin, et al., Danbury, et al. Filed by Christopher K. Leonard, Danbury, for Sunrise Ridge Condominium Association Inc., Danbury. Property: Unit 34, Building C, Sunrise Ridge Condominium, Danbury. Action: to foreclose on the unit to recover delinquent common charges due the association. Filed April 3.
Mortgages 11 Precision Road L.L.C., Danbury, by John Griffin. Lender: Union Savings Bank, Danbury. Property: 11 Precision Road, Danbury. Amount: $530,000. Filed March 29. 21 Grigg Street L.L.C., Greenwich, by Kimberly Isztwan. Lender: Fieldpoint Private Bank & Trust, Greenwich. Property: 21 Grigg St., Greenwich. Amount: $225,000. Filed April 4.
Fiorita, Malinda, Greenwich, by Malinda Fiorita. Lender: The Greenwich Bank & Trust Co., Rodas, Manuel, et al., Bridgeport, et al. Filed by Juda J. Epstein, Bridge- Wells Fargo Bank N.A., et al., Greenwich. Property: 25 W. Elm St., port, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Minneapolis, Minn., et al. Filed Unit 14, Greenwich. Amount: $3.8 Services Ltd., Bridgeport. Property: by Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for million. Filed March 30. 620 Seaview Ave., Bridgeport. Ac- Victorian Woods Condominium tion: to foreclose on the property to Association Inc., Bridgeport. Prop- Floridia, Biagio, Norwalk, by recover delinquent municipal taxes erty: 980 Lindley St., Unit 201H, Biagio Floridia. Lender: Fairfield assigned to the plaintiff for collec- Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on County Bank, Ridgefield. Property: the unit to recover delinquent com- 65 Ogden St., Bridgeport. Amount: tion. Filed April 4. mon charges due the association. $100,000. Filed April 4. Filed April 4. Sanchez Sr., Hernan, et al., Danbury, et al. Filed by Patrick J. Walsh, G5 L.L.C., Brewster, N.Y., by Ridgefield, for Ridgefield Bank Wilcox, Gregory, et al., Danbury, Frank Galizia. Lender: Union SavMortgage Corp., Ridgefield. Prop- et al. Filed by Gregg A. Brauneisen, ings Bank, Danbury. Property: erty: 7 Orwich Court, Danbury. Danbury, for Crossroads Condo- 23 Padanaram Road, Danbury. Action: to foreclose a delinquent minium Association Inc., Danbury. Amount: $393,750. Filed April 2. mortgage in the original principal Property: Unit 1-53, Crossroads amount of $496,710 dated April Condominium, Danbury. Action: to foreclose on the unit to recover Jebson Building L.L.C., Green2008. Filed March 28. delinquent common charges due wich, by Malinda Fiorita. Lender: The Greenwich Bank & Trust Co., the association. Filed March 29. Sancho, Gloria, et al., BridgeGreenwich. Property: 104 Field port, et al. Filed by Juda J. Epstein, Point Road, Greenwich. Amount: Bridgeport, for Plymouth Park Williams, Violet, et al., Bridge- $3.8 million. Filed March 30. Tax Services L.L.C., Whippany, port, et al. Filed by Bendett & N.J. Property: 1331 E. Main St., McHugh P.C., Farmington, for Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on Connecticut Housing Finance Au- MAZ L.L.C., Greenwich, by Mithe property to recover delinquent thority, Rocky Hill. Property: 120 chael Zelenz Jr. Lender: Jose Hermunicipal taxes assigned to the Hollister Ave., Bridgeport. Action: rera, Union City, N.J. Property: plaintiff for collection. Filed April 3. to foreclose a delinquent mortgage 37 Sherwood Place, Greenwich. in the original principal amount of Amount: $101,000. Filed April 3. $123,339 dated November 2010. Santana, Marcos, et al., Bridge- Filed April 3. Powers, Alice and Melvyn Powport, et al. Filed by Richard M. ers, trustees, Greenwich, by Alice Shapiro, Hamden, for Regency Condominium Association Inc., Yu, Young Eil, et al., Bridgeport, and Melvyn Powers. Lender: FairBridgeport. Property: Unit 2B, Re- et al. Filed by Max L. Rosenberg, field County Bank, Ridgefield. gency Condominiums, Bridgeport. Stratford, for Success Village Apart- Property: 6 Commerce Drive, Action: to foreclose on the unit to ments Inc., Bridgeport. Property: Danbury. Amount: $475,000. Filed recover delinquent common charg- 200 Court D, Building 59, Apt. 200, March 29. es due the association. Filed April 4. Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on the unit to recover delinquent comRLB Holdings Belle Haven mon charges due the association. L.L.C., Greenwich, by Raymond Simmons, Daisy, et al., Bridge- Filed April 3. Bartoszek. Lender: Citibank N.A., port, et al. Filed by Juda J. Epstein, New York City. Property: 204 Otter Bridgeport, for Benchmark MuRock Road, Greenwich. Amount: nicipal Tax Services Ltd., Bridge$14 million. Filed April 2. port. Property: 29 DeKalb Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on the property to recover delinquent municipal taxes assigned to the plaintiff for collection. Filed April 4.
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on the record New Businesses
Braulio Auto Repair, 10 Pahioque Ave., Danbury 06810, c/o Braulio Serrata. Filed March 28.
The Business Journal is not responsible for typographical errors contained Brickhouse Models Inc., 68 Highin the original filings. land Ave., Apt. 340, Bridgeport 06604, c/o Teyonda Riley. Filed March 27. AB Construction L.L.C., 307 Court D, Building 46, Bridgeport 06610, c/o Alfredo Bueno. Filed Briggs Landscape Design, 153 March 26. Pine St., Greenwich 06830, c/o Katherine Briggs. Filed April 4.
Liliana’s Cookie Shop, 9 Sylvan Road, Danbury 06811, c/o Liliana Ramirez. Filed March 27.
Piper Planning and Consulting, Tabitha, 328 Garfield Ave., Bridge2 Sheridan St., Unit 304, Danbury port 06606, c/o Alice Yangra. Filed 06810, c/o Daniel Reilly. Filed March 26. March 26.
G&G Enterprise, 31 Evers St., The Little Latin Kitchen, 3927 Bridgeport 06610, c/o Armindo Main St., Bridgeport 06606, c/o Armando Silva. Filed March 29. Guedeo. Filed March 27.
Yard Jerk, 1065 Housatonic Ave., PKS Maintenance, 200 Greenwich Bridgeport 06606, c/o Andre SpenAve., Greenwich 06830, c/o Paul ce. Filed March 26. Sayegh. Filed March 19.
Floors Unlimited L.L.C., 365 Cherry St., Bridgeport 06605, c/o Thomas Liberati. Filed March 28.
Grace and Mercy Baptist Church, Lovely Nails, 532 Pequonnock St., Patents 95 Baldwin St., Bridgeport 06607, Bridgeport 06604, c/o Long Tran. The Pratley Company L.L.C., 10 Elm St., Cos Cob 06807, c/o Peter c/o Bonita Beason. Filed March 29. Filed April 2. Adaptive grand tour. Patent no. Pratley. Filed March 20. 8,159,493 issued to Loic M. Lecerf, ACVB General Contractor, 690 The Hope Card, 39 Ash St., Bridge- Margaret Fischer Art, 10 Grimes France; and Guillaume M. BouchaSylvan Ave., Bridgeport 06606, c/o Byram Bait and Tackle, 35 N. Wa- port 06605, c/o Porfirio Guzman. Road, Old Greenwich 06870, c/o PS Photoshotz, 129 Carol St., rd, France. Assigned to Xerox Danbury 06810, c/o Sonja Grube. Corp., Norwalk. Margaret Fischer. Filed March 15. Antonio Bruga. Filed March 29. ter St., Greenwich 06830, c/o Fred- Filed April 4. Filed March 19. erick Stahl III. Filed April 3. Advanced Dermatology Care, 107 Newtown Road, Suite 2C, Canelo Auto Repair, 41B South Danbury 06810, c/o Jennifer Retter. St., Danbury 06810, c/o Miledy Filed April 5. Montano. Filed March 29. Affordable Rent-a-Car Inc., 1349 Boston Ave., Bridgeport 06610, c/o Jean-Charles LeFranc. Filed March 26.
Charles’ Household Repairs and Maintenance, 231 Ogden St., Bridgeport 06606, c/o Charles Hines. Filed April 3.
Antique Floors, 59 Edgemoor Road, Bridgeport 06606, c/o Sander Zica. Filed March 28.
Chipotle Mexican Grill, 49 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich 06830, c/o M. Steven Ells. Filed April 5.
Arhi Makedonia Painting Contractor, 274 Bronx Ave., Bridgeport 06606, c/o Efthimios Konstandinidis. Filed March 26.
Christina Tracy & Associates Real Estate, 49 Sinawoy Road, Cos Cob 06807, c/o Christina Tracy. Filed March 22.
Ark Roofing and Construction, CT Smart Senior’s Care L.L.C., 800 Greystone Road, Bridgeport 342 Pacific St., Bridgeport 06604, 06610, c/o Anthony Profeta. Filed c/o Suzetta Walters. Filed March 22. March 27. Artistic Victory Jewelry, 3898 Main St., Bridgeport 06606, c/o Joao Marques. Filed March 28.
D&Z Oil Corp., 534 Merritt St., Bridgeport 06606, c/o Solman Nomani. Filed April 4.
Dalmo’s Painting, 253 Nation St., B&V Market Inc., 11 Spring St., Bridgeport 06606, c/o Dalmo SchDanbury 06810, c/o Jackie Vazquez. inna. Filed March 27. Filed March 29. Bailiwick Group, 27 Morningside Drive, Greenwich 06830, c/o Cynthia Schutzman. Filed March 29.
Danbury Grassroots Tennis & Enrichment Program, 196 Main St., Danbury 06810, c/o Carl Bailey. Filed March 21.
Black Heart Rocks, 155 Brewster St., No. 5A, Bridgeport 06605, c/o Jane Silvestro. Filed March 28.
Designer Gen Plus, 300 Holland Road, Bridgeport 06610, c/o Ronald Champlin. Filed April 2.
I Be Glazing, 439 Greenwood St., Marina Cleaning Services, 52 Bridgeport 06606, c/o William Ben- Balmforth Ave., Second floor, Dan- Pure Delight Natural Foods, 7 bury 06810, c/o Marina Silva. Filed Padanaram Road, Unit H167, Danson. Filed March 22. bury 06811, c/o Thomas Martins. March 29. Filed March 28. Integrity Motors L.L.C., 217 White St., Danbury 06810, c/o Tony Mario’s Barber Salon, 602 E. Main St., Bridgeport 06608, c/o R&J Automotive Products, 118 El Hayek. Filed March 19. South St., Danbury 06810, c/o JefMaria Cruz. Filed March 29. frey Levine. Filed March 21. J Hotel, 1114 E. Putnam Ave., Riverside 06878, c/o John Fareri. Filed Matrix Executive Suites, 39 Old Ridgebury Road, Danbury 06810, Roescal Deli and Grocery, 2839 March 15. Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport 06605, c/o Glen Nelson. Filed March 29. c/o Robin Calderon. Filed April 2. Jahve Roofing and Siding, 10 Harding Place, Danbury 06810, c/o MCM Interiors, 51 Dandy Lane, Cos Cob 06807, c/o Catherine Ma- SAL Development and General Patrick Alvarez. Filed March 28. Construction, 433 Stanwich Road, digan. Filed March 28. Greenwich 06830, c/o Adam Shack. Joan’s Bridal Boutique, 3803 Filed April 3. Main St., Bridgeport 06606, c/o Now Nero, 5 Stuart Drive, Danbury 06811, c/o Ryan Nero. Filed Joan Anderson. Filed March 27. Sanrogo, 145 Kohanza St., DanApril 5. bury 06811, c/o Sandra McNerney. Joe Jots, 10 Center Road, Old Filed March 29. Greenwich 06870, c/o Joseph Ofaia Catering, 22 East Gate Road, Danbury 06811, c/o Antonio Alves. Gianquinto. Filed April 4. Sklenar Strategic Partner L.L.C., Filed March 21. 500 W. Putnam Ave., No. 400, JR Limousine Service, 15 E. PutGreenwich 06830, c/o Christine nam Ave., Suite 400, Greenwich Omar Zabian Co., 112 Milbank Sklenar. Filed March 20. 06830, c/o Juan Rodriguez. Filed Ave., Suite BA, Greenwich 06836, c/o Omar Zabian. Filed April 5. April 4. Sonny’s Produce, 28 Henry St., Greenwich 068730, c/o Chung Lee. Kelly Galanopoulos Consulting, Palette Earth, 21 Pecksland Road, Filed March 13. 19 Morningside Drive, Greenwich Greenwich 06831, c/o Frances 06830, c/o Kelly Galanopoulos. Gormley. Filed March 22. South Spanish Congregation of Filed March 27. Jehovah’s Witnesses, 245 HunThe Personal Landscape, 4 La- tington Turnpike, Bridgeport KTS Services, 63B Valley Road, fayette Court, No. 5A, Greenwich 06610, c/o Adrian Flores. Filed Cos Cob 06807, c/o Anthony La 06830, c/o Emily Lopatin. Filed April 5. March 26. Pegna. Filed March 26.
The Springs at Watermark, 3030 La Gran Placita Meat Market, Petcetera Professional Dog Park Ave., Bridgeport 06604, c/o 2119 E. Main St., Bridgeport 06610, Walking, 65 Calderwood Court, David Freshwater. Filed April 3. Boom Pow Cupcake, 362 Bond Dowling Group Wealth Man- c/o Shannel Mejias. Filed March 28. Bridgeport 06605, c/o Sharon Kandos. Filed April 2. St., Bridgeport 06610, c/o Latoya agement, The, 30 Myano Lane, Stroud Capital, 68 Otter Rock Johnson. Filed March 22. Suite 22, Stamford 06902, c/o Sean Law Office of Carole D. Brown Road, Greenwich 06830, c/o Ethan Dowling. Filed March 20. L.L.C., 679 Courtland Ave., 1st Pieceful Acre Needlearts, 66 Sug- Stround. Filed March 21. Booth Day Care, 122 Oskleag St., Floor, Bridgeport 06605, c/o Carole ar Hollow Road, Danbury 06811, c/o Jo Ann Brown. Filed April 2. Bridgeport 06606, c/o Annie Booth. Family Flames, 330 Pequonnock Brown. Filed March 28. Subway Restaurant, 529 North Filed April 3. St., Bridgeport 06604, c/o RayAve., Unit 2, Bridgeport 06604, c/o mond Walters. Filed March 27. Raman Singh. Filed March 22.
Adopting feature of buried electrically conductive layer in dielectrics for electrical anti-fuse application. Patent no. 8,159,042 issued to: Chih-Chao Yang, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Lawrence A. Clevenger, LaGrangeville, N.Y.; Timothy J. Dalton, Ridgefield; Nicholas C. Fuller, Ossining, N.Y.; and Louis C. Hsu, Fishkill, N.Y. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, N.Y. Apparatus and method for print apparatus rotational assembly cleaning blade adjustment. Patent no. 8,160,467 issued to: Michael F. Zona, Holley, N.Y.; Aaron Michael Burry, Ontario, N.Y.; Bruce Earl Thayer, Webster, N.Y.; and Peter Paul, Webster, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Automated systems and methods for prepress workflow processing. Patent no. 8,159,688 issued to Eric deBeus, Redondo Beach, Calif. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Bottle. Patent no. D657,684 issued to Shriram Venkataraman, Danbury and Kim D. Lufkin, Auburn, N.H. Assigned to Tropicana Products Inc., Bradenton, Fla. Cart with xero module lift assist. Patent no. 8,160,475 issued to Mark A. Atwood, Rush, N.Y. and James J. Spence, Honeoye Falls, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Color error diffusion. Patent no. 8,159,720 issued to Zhigang Fan, Webster, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.
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on the record Composite biocidal particles. Patent no. 8,158,158 issued to: David F. Gavin, Cheshire; Craig Waldron, Wolcott; Robert J. Martin, Monroe; and George A. Polson, Harwinton. Assigned to Arch Chemicals Inc., Norwalk. Corona effluent sensing device. Patent no. 8,159,236 issued to Richard Klenker, Canada. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Crimp and release of sutureholding buttress material. Patent no. 8,157,149 issued to: Lee Olson, Wallingford; Ernie Aranyi, Easton; and Patrick Mozdzierz, Rocky Hill. Assigned to Tyco Healthcare Group L.P., North Haven. Data binding in multiple-marking engine printing systems. Patent no. 8,159,713 issued to: Martin E. Banton, Fairport, N.Y.; Mark S. Jackson, Rochester, N.Y.; Norman W. Zeck, Webster, N.Y.; and Peter A. Crean, Penfield, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Dithioketopyrrolopyrrole-based polymers. Patent no. 8,158,744 issued to: Yiliang Wu, Canada; Ping Liu, Canada; Anthony James Wigglesworth, Canada; and Nan-Xing Hu, Oakville, Canada. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Gum-massaging oral brush. Patent no. 8,156,600 issued to: Michael Roberts, Brookfield; Thomas Craig Masterman, Brookline, Mass.; Edward H. Park, Sharon, Mass.; Scott Batson, Wakefield, Mass.; Philip Sweeney, Taunton, Mass.; Mingchih M. Tseng, Hingham, Mass.; and Stephen C. Witkus, Grafton, Mass. Assigned to The Gillette Co., Boston, Mass. Illumination system coherence remover with a series of partially reflective surfaces. Patent no. 8,159,651 issued to: Huibert Visser, The Netherlands; Jacob Fredrik Friso Klinkhamer, the Netherlands; Lev Ryzhikov, Norwalk; Scott D. Coston, New Milford; Adel Joobeur, Milford; Rob Vink, The Netherlands; and Yevgeniy Shmarev, LaGrangeville, N.Y. Assigned to ASML Holding N.V., the Netherlands and ASML Netherlands B.V., the Netherlands.
Imposition enhancements to support documents with foldout pages. Patent no. 8,159,712 issued to Javier A. Morales, Rochester, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.
Method and system for architecting a secure solution. Patent no. 8,161,525 issued to Arthur Miles Gilbert, Bethel and James J. Whitmore, Carlisle, Pa. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, N.Y.
Interconnection method for tightly packed arrays with flex circuit. Patent no. 8,156,641 issued to: Dan Leo Massopust, Powell Butte, Ore.; John Richard Andrews, Fairport, N.Y.; and Chad J. Slenes, Sherwood, Ore. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.
Method and system for memory protection and security using credentials. Patent no. 8,161,287 issued to: Michael Backes, Switzerland; Shmuel Ben-Yehuda, Israel; Jan Leonard Camenisch, Switzerland; Ton Engbersen, Switzerland; Zorik Machulsky, Israel; Julian Satran, Israel; Leah Shalev, Israel; Lithographic apparatus and de- Ilan Shimony, Israel; Thomas Basil vice manufacturing method. Pat- Smith, Wilton; and Michael Waident no. 8,159,647 issued to: Arno ner, Switzerland. Assigned to InJan Bleeker, The Netherlands; Do- ternational Business Machines minicus Jacobus Petrus Adrianus Corp., Armonk, N.Y. Franken, The Netherlands; Peter C. Kochersperger, Easton; and Kars Zeger Troost, The Netherlands. As- Method and system for page exsigned to ASML Holding N.V., ception programming utilizing The Netherlands and ASML Neth- metadata. Patent no. 8,159,687 issued to Javier A. Morales, Ironderlands B.V., The Netherlands. equoit, N.Y. and Michael E. Farrell, Ontario, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Media hold-down system having Corp., Norwalk. cross-process chambering. Patent no. 8,157,369 issued to: Linn C. Hoover, Webster, N.Y.; Barry Method and system for surgical Paul Mandel, Fairport, N.Y.; Ruddy modeling. Patent no. 8,160,326 Castillo, Briarwood, N.Y.; Mat- issued to: James Andrew Zug, Penthew Dondiego, West Milford, N.J.; ryn, Calif.; Micah Aaron Forstein, Joannes N. M. deJong, Hopewell Topeka, Kan.; and Emil Michael Junction, N.Y.; and Lloyd A. Wil- Saraga Jr., Apex, N.C. Assigned to liams, Mahopac, N.Y. Assigned to Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc., Stamford and FUJIFILM Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Corp., Japan. Metal high dielectric constant transistor with reverse-T gate. Patent no. 8,159,028 issued to: Leland Chang, New York City; Isaac Lauer, White Plains, N.Y.; and Jeffrey W. Sleight, Ridgefield. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, N.Y.
Method and system for surgical planning. Patent no. 8,160,325 issued to: James Andrew Zug, Penryn, Calif.; Micah Aaron Forstein, Topeka, Kan.; and Emil Michael Saraga Jr., Apex, N.C. Assigned to Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc., Stamford and FUJIFILM Corp., Japan.
Multiple carrier-mailing machine. Patent no. 8,160,974 issued to: Richard Schoonmaker, Wilton; Edilberto I. Salazar, Brookfield; David W. Beckstrom, Milford; Boris Rozenfeld, New Milford; Robert A. Cordery, Danbury; and George M. MacDonald, New Canaan. Assigned to Pitney Bowes Inc., Stamford. Optical encoder assembly with a flexible beam. Patent no. 8,158,924 issued to Bjoern Erik Brunner, Beaverton, Ore. and David D. Martenson, Oregon City, Ore. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Practice apparatus for tying knots. Patent no. 8,157,297 issued to: James Spilbor, Stormville, N.Y.; Claudinei Moreira, Trumbull; and Pete Monteleone, Pawling, N.Y. Assigned to Know Your Knot L.L.C., Pawling, N.Y. Printer driver, apparatus and methods for conrolling a printer from a devmode data structure. Patent no. 8,159,701 issued to Jonathan Allen Edmonds, Silverton, Ore. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Printer driver, apparatus and methods for controlling a printer from a devmode data structure. Patent no. 8,159,702 issued to David Salgado, Victor, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.
Silver nanoparticle ink composition for highly conductive features with enhanced mechanical properties. Patent no. 8,158,032 issued to: Ping Liu, Canada; Yiliang Wu, Canada; and Nan-Xing Hu, Canada. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.
Surgical stapling instruments, including a cartridge having multiple staples sizes. Patent no. 8,157,152 issued to: Henry E. Holsten, Covington, Ga.; Frank J. Viola, Sandy Hook; Clifford L. Emmons, Oakville; John W. Beardsley, Wallingford; Russell Heinrich, Madison; and Nicola Cullinan, East Bethel. Assigned to Tyco Healthcare Simplifying and speeding the Group L.P., North Haven. management of intra-node cache coherence. Patent no. 8,161,248 issued to: Matthias A. System and method for dimenBlumrich, Ridgefield; Dong Chen, sional rating using RFID techCroton-on-Hudson, N.Y.; Paul W. nology. Patent no. 8,159,330 issued Coteus, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.; to John F. Braun, Fairfield. Assigned Alan G. Gara, Mount Kisco, N.Y.; to Pitney Bowes Inc., Stamford. Mark E. Giampapa, Irvington, N.Y.; Phillip Heidelberger, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.; Dirk Hoenicke, Os- System and method for presentsining, N.Y.; and Martin Ohmacht, ing message threads. Patent no. Yorktown Heights, N.Y. Assigned 8,161,381 issued to Paula S. Newto International Business Ma- man, Los Altos, Calif. and Michelle Q. Wang Baldonado, Palo Alto, chines Corp., Armonk, N.Y. Calif. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. SN containing hole-blocking layer photoconductor. Patent no. 8,158,315 issued to Jin Wu, Web- System and method for selecting ster, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., a package structural design. Patent no. 8,160,992 issued to: Barry Norwalk. Glynn Gombert, Rochester, N.Y.; John Oliver Walker, Rochester, N.Y.; Stain removal. Patent no. Philip Crane Rose, Sodus, N.Y.; and 8,158,570 issued to Stephen Nor- Jennifer Colleen Perotti, Pittsford, man Batchelor, Great Britain and N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Matthew Tynan, Great Britain. Norwalk. Assigned to The Sun Products Corp., Wilton. Unsaturated acids for fading protection of colors derived Staple line reinforcement for from natural sources used in anvil and cartridge. Patent no. beverage products. Patent no. 8,157,151 issued to: Michael D. In- 8,158,183 issued to: Glenn Roy, gmanson, Stratford; Sachin Shah, Beacon, N.Y.; Stephen Letourneau, Milford; and Joseph McNellis, Bris- Cos Cob; Cathy Culver, Valhalla, tol. Assigned to Tyco Healthcare N.Y.; and John Behrens, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Assigned to PepsiCo Group L.P., North Haven. Inc., Purchase, N.Y.
Process for preparing stable pigmented curable solid inks. Patent no. 8,158,693 issued to: Marcel P. Breton, Canada; Michelle N. Chretien, Canada; Barkev Keoshkerian, Canada; and Peter G. Odell, Surgical stapler with timer Canada. Assigned to Xerox Corp., and feedback display. Patent no. Norwalk. 8,157,150 issued to: Frank J. Viola, Method and apparatus for proSandy Hook; Gregg Krehel, Newviding intelligent de-activation town; Michael A. Soltz, North Haof electronic devices in aircraft. Method, apparatus and systems Self-testing ground fault circuit ven; Robert J. DeSantis, Redding; Patent no. 8,160,577 issued to Da- to retrieve GCRS from histori- interrupter (GFCI) with end of Henry E. Holsten, Covington, Ga,; vid R. Bailin, Westport and Charles cal database. Patent no. 8,159,715 life (EOL) detection that rejects and Russell Heinrich, Madison. AsAbraham, Los Gatos, Calif. As- issued to: Lalit K. Mestha, Fairport, false EOL information. Patent signed to Tyco Healthcare Group signed to Global Locate Inc., San N.Y.; Alvaro E. Gil, Rochester, N.Y.; no. 8,159,794 issued to: John R. L.P., Mansfield, Mass. Yao Rong Wang, Webster, N.Y.; and Baldwin, Newtown; Robert FanJose, Calif. Zhigang Fan, Webster, N.Y. As- zutti, Naugatuck; and Daming Yu, Easton. Assigned to Hubbell Inc., Surgical stapling apparatus with signed to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Shelton. Method and system for analog locking mechanism. Patent no. frequency clocking in processor 8,157,148 issued to Paul A. Scirica, cores. Patent no. 8,161,314 issued Mop pad. Patent no. D657,927 isHuntington. Assigned to Tyco to: Lawrence Jacobowitz, Wap- sued to Paul Adams, Monroe and Set of nested bowls. Patent no. Healthcare Group L.P., Norwalk. pingers Falls, N.Y.; Mark B. Ritter, David Quinlan, Plantsville. As- D657,628 issued to Laura B. Sink, Sherman; and Daniel J. Stigliani Jr., signed to Unger Marketing Inter- Norwalk and James Andrew Sandor, Trumbull. Assigned to Conair Hopewell Junction, N.Y. Assigned national L.L.C., Bridgeport. Corp., Stamford. to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, N.Y.
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faces&places ‘Magic Moments’ More than 300 guests recently attended the sixth annual Magic Moments fundraiser for the Kennedy Center’s Autism Project, which offers services for children, adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder and also provides support for the families. The event, held at the Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University, raised a net profit of more than $113,000 for the Autism Project. All photograph identifications are from left unless otherwise noted. Photographs by Stuart Walls/ Woodstock Studio
1. Joe Vittoria, president of Pez Candy Inc. in Orange, and Jeff Dworken. 2. Dr. Pietro Andres and his wife, Kristine, with Anne and Peter Foley. 3. Ben Taylor, son of Carly Simon and James Taylor, sang at the benefit. 4. Mike Lynch and his wife, Diana Paulin, right, with Karen Simon, center. 5. Paul and Joy Horton.
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Cyber Security & Connecticut Business: Mitigating Risk How secure is your customer information? How about your personnel files and proprietary client lists?
Jobs: The Long Road Back
onnecticut’s March jobs numbers reinforced not only the tenuous nature of the state’s economic recovery, it also provided a clear reminder of how far we have to go.
“Job growth this year is basically just half a percent and that’s not spectacular by any stretch of the imagination. And we’ve only recovered less than one-third of the jobs that were lost during the recession.”
After two successive months of growth, Connecticut lost 2,700 jobs in March. The state Department of Labor did revise February’s numbers to 6,000 new jobs, against a previously reported gain of 4,900 positions.
Gioia also noted that while the state’s unemployment rate fell slightly to 7.7 percent in March, that was largely attributable to people leaving the workforce rather than job gains.
Job growth in Connecticut +6,000
Source: Connecticut Department of Labor
+5,400 total state employment
March 2008 = 1.71 million March 2012 = 1.63 million
“Some of the sectors that showed strong gains earlier in the year, showed losses in February,” said CBIA economist Pete Gioia. “That really illustrates the fragile nature of the state’s economic recovery while highlighting just how far we have to go to restore our economy.
While noting that the state’s unemployment rate now stood at a three-year low, Governor Dannel Malloy also noted that “we have a lot more work to do.” “While I’m certainly pleased that our unemployment rate continues to decline, we still have a long way to go in this growing recovery,” he said. Among the major employment sectors, trade, transportation, and utilities lost 2,300 jobs while construction—after two months of sizable gains—shed 1,300 jobs. Manufacturing lost 600 jobs. Professional and business services added 600 jobs and financial activities increased by 400 jobs. The public sector added 400 jobs. The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Labor Market Area added 3,100 positions while the Hartford-West HartfordEast Hartford LMA lost 1,200 jobs. Norwich-New London shed 1,100 positions. ➤ Read more at gov.cbia.com
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Issues & polIcIes
Bill Requires On-Demand Personnel Files
ith all of the employment laws, regulations, and personnel issues facing Connecticut employers, adding more administrative requirements should be done sparingly. A proposal (HB 5235) in the state House, however, significantly expands employers’ obligations for personnel files with unnecessary, burdensome and duplicative documentation mandates. HB 5235 imposes strict new deadlines on Connecticut employers to produce any employee’s personnel file, including disciplinary letters, whenever an employee
requests it—including up to one year after he or she leaves the company. State law already requires an employer to provide current and former employees with a copy of their personnel files, as well as retain such files for at least one year after termination, and there seems to be little problem in how that is being complied with. Under HB 5235, employers would have just three days after the request to produce the files, or in the case of a former employee, 10 days.
Establishing rigid deadlines such as this fail to account for variations in current practices where, in some cases less time may be sufficient, or in other instances more time may be needed due to offsite storage of files. What HB 5235 attempts to do is already part of Connecticut workplace law and would therefore unnecessarily add to an employer’s administrative burdens at a time when they are struggling to succeed in a tough economy. ➤ Read more at gov.cbia.com
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y now you’ve probably driven down Route 9A in Hawthorne and seen the sign outside of the Color Group Building. Don’t call the cops – but there are now four additional businesses under the familiar sawtooth roof. We’ve been accused of collaborating with one another. Yes, we’re collaborating and there is nothing criminal about it – in fact it works like a charm. We recently completed a catalogue for a large Westchester packaged food distributor. We designed it, photographed it, produced it, and printed it. All without ever sending anything out of our cells at 168 Saw Mill River Road.
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The hottest new hamburger franchise in the County “The Westchester Hamburger Company” has a truly distinctive neon sign over their front door that was also created and produced by the collaborators at Color Group. We invite you to take advantage of our wild bunch. We’re not handcuffed together but we are very close and as you can see, we do work very well together. Whatever your project may be, the collaborators at Color Group will get it done for You. We’ll be keeping an eye out for you – don’t leave town without checking in with us.
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