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WOMEN WITH DRIVE A Rye, N.Y., event attracts successful Fairfield County women … 5

CBIA LAUNCHES CT20x17

WOMEN, THE ECONOMY AND SUCCESS PAGE 5

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FCBJ this week

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HEY, LOOK ME OVER The job search, never easy, can overwhelm today … 8

CONCERTED PUSH TO BETTER THE BUSINESS CLIMATE By BiLL FaLLOn Bfallon@westfairinc.com

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HOTELIER UPS PRESENCE Starwood adds 130,000 square feet to its Stamford offices … 10

troika of national surveys recently delivered an old-fashioned drubbing to the Nutmeg State. Connecticut is at the bottom half of states in which to do business in recent polls by Bloomberg, CNBC and Forbes. CNBC ranked it No. 45 overall and 49th in transportation. The Connecticut Business and Industry Association has assembled a three-year program, called CT20x17, to change those numbers through action on two broad fronts: business climate and transportation.

FCBUZZ All work and no art make the businessperson a dull networker … 26

From left, Phyllis W. Haynes, Catherine Cleare, Veronique Lee and Fran Pastore

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MEDIA PARTNER

A WRINKLE IN THE BUSINESS MODEL iRoning BoaRd enteRs tHe 21st centuRY

By CrySTaL kang ckang@westfairinc.com

WHEN WESTPORT ENTREPRENEUR David Farnworth walked into a Target store four years ago to purchase a new ironing board, he was disappointed. The design options were limited and the boards were bulky, noisy, difficult to fold and unstable. That’s when Farnworth realized the … irony: The ironing board, which was patented by Sarah Boone of New Haven in 1892, is one of the most commonplace household items today, yet it is one of the least technologically advanced tools out there. Inspired by the idea of revolutionizing the ironing board and possessing a technical back-

ground, Farnworth founded his startup last July with his colleague Tony Yao. They named their company Instinctive Works L.L.C. Their product, an ironing board, or iBoard, reflects a surfing theme. The boards come in three sizes and designs. They are aqua blue and gray and have either a striped pattern or Hawaiian flower design. The covers are heat resistant and they come with replaceable sleeves. The feet are made of a three-piece fiber glass plastic, and they also have one-inch thick foam padding designed to be skid and scratch resistant on all surfaces, Farnworth said. The large and round shape of the feet enhances the balance and stability of the ironing board; they are modeled on the round lunar module » Ironing, page 6

David Farnworth, co-founder of Instinctive Works, L.L.C.


Reenie Brown

High fashion goes to the dogs By Frank Pagani

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ast month, the “who’s who” in the fashion world gathered at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan to honor Reenie Brown on the 25th anniversary of her founding the Fashion Accessories Benefit Ball, the first of its kind nonprofit organization in the industry devoted exclusively to raising money for charities. Since its establishment in 1990, FABB has raised almost $10 million and more than 70 charities have received funding. This year’s gala benefited the Coalition for the Homeless, City Harvest and the Humane Society of the U.S. It comes as no surprise that Brown considers FABB to be the crowning achievement of her career. Yet, it’s a career track she did not consciously pursue. “I really had no particular interest or craving for fashion,” she said. “From a very early age, I knew I wanted to be successful.” A defining moment that profoundly shaped her life occurred at age 10 when her family became homeless. That painful experience and brief encounter with poverty had a powerful impact on her. She knew that if she did well at school and pursued a college education, doors of opportunity would open and provide her with financial security and independence. It was also the 1960s, a time when most young women got married at an early age. That was not an option for the ambitious Brown, who wanted first to pursue a career. That inner drive motivated her to study at the University of Connecticut. “I worked and put myself to college and became the first member of my family to obtain a college degree.” But when she graduated, she discovered that employers pigeonholed young women in the workplace. “It was a big thing in those days to become an airline stewardess,” she said. “I got a job offer from American Airlines but turned it down because I had higher aspirations.” Brown did not know it at the time, but by her determination to counter the conventional wisdom of what a young woman of her generation was expected to do, she was paving the way for professional women in the years ahead. Her first job was editor for Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., a four-year stint

that firmly grounded her for the next and what would become the most significant job of her career in 1973 when she was named editor of “Handbags,” a small format black-and-white pamphlet for the fashion industry that had a small circulation. Lacking staff support, she did everything herself — from copywriting and photography to editing and layout — and relaunched the publication in a full-color format with the new name “Accessories.” It was a time when most women were stay-at-home moms and when a “Mad Men” ethos ruled in many industries. The fact “Accessories” became a leading and award-winning trade publication speaks to Brown’s visionary talent and business acumen. Then in 1981, she founded “Accessories The Show,” the first and successful accessories trade show in the U.S. That would serve as inspiration for her next big idea that occurred in 1990. “I thought there was potential in staging a very-well-attended annual big fashion industry party to benefit charities.” Thus FABB was born. The FABB concept, which was a success from the beginning, was to honor industry leaders each year and use the proceeds generated for worthy causes. Charities selected would appeal to everyone such as Hole in the Wall Gang, Save the Children, Coalition for the Homeless, the Wildlife Land Trust, the Wounded Warrior Project and breast cancer causes. FABB is the single largest charity event in the accessories industry, attracting more than 800 attendees. In addition to her legacy as an accomplished female business leader, Brown has been passionate about ending cruelty to animals. Some years ago during a trip to Puerto Rico, she said, “It broke my heart to see homeless cats and dogs roaming the streets and beaches.” The solution was for her and a veterinarian to establish a nonprofit orga-

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nization called PAWS (an acronym for the Puerto Rico Animal Society) to help reduce the numbers of homeless dogs and cats trough spray/neuter, adoptions and education. The spring has been a busy time for Brown. She recently moved into a retirement community in Redding. But, considering her responsibilities as chair woman of FABB and serving on the board of the Humane Society of the United States, her calendar is as full as ever. She is also blessed with a

close circle of family, friends and associates. Two of her most avid admirers are Brooklyn Dodger, a 14-year-old Bichon mix dog and Isabella, a 13-year-old halfSiamese cat — both of whom were rescued by Brown. The Winners Circle highlights the accomplishments of female entrepreneurs and of male and female attorneys in Fairfield County. Contact Bill Fallon with nominations: bfallon@westfairinc.com.


Starwood ups Harbor Point presence

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uilding and Land Technology, owner and developer of Harbor Point, a mixed-use waterfront development in Stamford, announced Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has inked a new 430,000-squarefoot, 20-year lease for its global headquarters at One StarPoint there, adding 130,000 square feet to the hotelier’s footprint. The deal envisions another 340 jobs coming to Stamford. Carl R. Kuehner III, CEO of BLT, and Kenneth Siegel, chief administrative officer and general counsel of Starwood, made the announcement. New York City-based Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, a commercial real estate advisory firm that operates a Greenwich office, represented Starwood Hotels in the transaction. “For the past two years we have enjoyed being part of the evolution of Harbor Point, and we are excited to continue being part the transformation of this historic waterfront area,”

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said Siegel. “Starwood has been an early stakeholder in many destinations around the world and we are proud to be one in our new hometown as well. This expansion and the addition of 340 additional jobs is further testament to our commitment to our Stamford community and the state of Connecticut.” Starwood relocated its headquarters to Connecticut in January 2012, bringing more than 800 jobs to Stamford. Connecticut provided Starwood with tax credits and job-linked financing incentives. “We remain focused on attracting major corporations to Connecticut,” said Kuehner, who has overseen the development of Harbor Point. “Corporations like Starwood drive our region’s economic growth, so we strive to meet their needs and make it an easy decision to locate here at Harbor Point.” Built in 1989 and renovated in 2011, One StarPoint is a 430,000-square-foot class A office property consisting of two towers. Starwood currently occu-

Starwood Hotels is expanding at One StarPoint, seen here in a BLT photo.

pies 300,000 square feet and under the new lease will be able to expand into additional space as it becomes available. Harbor Point encompasses a com-

plete neighborhood, featuring a mile of waterfront, more than 4,000 residential units and several million square feet of commercial development. — Bill Fallon

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ith a vote of 144-0 in May, members of the state House of Representatives followed their Senate counterparts in passing Senate Bill 27, Connecticut’s Recycling and Materials Management Strategy. The 36-member Senate had already passed the bill unanimously. With vigor, the state’s recyclables could reach 60 percent of the waste stream. With luck, some of that waste will have monetary value. The move is supported by the Hartford-based consumer advocacy nonprofit the Connecticut Public Interest Research Group (ConnPIRG), which notes more than $10 million in recoverable materials is now going up the smokestack every year. The state now burns 2,850 tons per day at its two plants (private industry takes in smaller amounts), with just above 10 percent of state trash finding landfills and about 25 percent recycled. A recycle/reuse goal of 60 percent in the next decade is in the legislation and, accordingly, an education program is

attached to the bill. The move is a radical departure for the state, which now begins a slow pirouette away from the always-contentious waste-to-fuel solution that reduced volume, but reinforced via air pollution the difficulties of getting rid of garbage. Still, remaining trash in the state is likely to burn, if at a much lower rate. Reducing waste has been a longstanding priority of ConnPIRG, whose director, Abe Scarr, called the bill “a win for public health, the environment and the economy.” Said Scarr, “Wasting less and reusing and recycling more is a no-brainer, which is why both the House and Senate passed this bill unanimously. We still have a lot of work to hit our goal of doubling our reuse and recycling rate in the next 10 years, but it’s a goal we can and should hit, moving Connecticut closer to zero waste.” Citing the potential earth shift in dealing with waste, ConnPirg said in a statement, “The bill is an important step in the transformation of ‘solid waste

SPEAKING OF … TRASH “WateR and aiR, tHe tWo essential fluids on WHicH all life dePends, HaVe Become gloBal gaRBage cans.” – Environmentalist Jacques Cousteau “tHe otHeR eXcePtion WHeRe We did not at all RestoRe tHe Place to its oRiginal condition is tHe suRRounded islands. BefoRe We installed ouR faBRic, We Had ouR WoRKeRs RemoVe 42 tons of gaRBage off tHe BeacHes of tHose islands. We neVeR BRougHt tHe gaRBage BacK.” – Artist Christo

management’ into ‘materials management.’ Forty years ago, Connecticut decision makers decided to shift from landfills to incinerators as its primary solid waste management strategy. Now, the state is deciding to shift away from incinerators and toward efforts to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost. According to a recent Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) study, more than 70 percent of what we currently burn in incinerators could be reused, recycled or composted. It is estimated that the commodity value of material burned in incinerators is more than $10 million per year.” The major provisions of the bill include: • a goal of diverting 60 percent of waste from landfills and incinerators by 2024 through reduction, reuse, recycling and composting; • DEEP will amend the state Solid Waste Management Plan to hit that goal; • a new recycling education foundation will form, titled “Recycle CT”; and • DEEP will issue a Request For Proposals to redevelop the incinerator in Hartford. That incinerator and a second in Preston are run by the quasi-governmental Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority and handle the trash of 50 municipalities, by far the largest wasteto-energy provider in the state. For more information and to contact the Connecticut Public Interest Research Group, the website is ConnPIRG.org.

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Creating generation success Women align with education, STEM

Fran Pastore

BY CRYSTAL KANG ckang@westfairinc.com

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panel of eight women business leaders and entrepreneurs in Fairfield and Westchester counties shared the hardships and joys of achieving success recently in Rye, N.Y. Among the messages was out with the dolls and in with the moon launch for young girls. The Women with Drive luncheon hosted by Westfair Communications and the Fairfield County Business Journal — privately held and woman-owned — offered hundreds of women opportunities to network and ask questions on topics ranging from social media as a marketing tool to managing stress. The event, held at the historic Wainwright House on Stuyvesant Avenue, was sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich and White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital. Connecticut-based panelists included Fran Pastore, founder, president and CEO of the Connecticut Women’s Business Development Council; Catherine Cleare, an interior designer based in Greenwich; Phyllis W. Haynes, founder and president of Southern Relishes, who launched her business from her West Haven home; and Veronique Lee, co-owner of ATELIER360, a sustainable goods shop in Greenwich. The event began with moderator Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson, princi-

pal in Westchester County, N.Y., public relations firm Thompson & Bender, sharing U.S. Census data that illuminate improvements made in employment statistics and annual revenue for womenowned businesses. Women-owned businesses employ 7.7 million people, which is 40 percent more than three of the nation’s largest employers — McDonald’s, IBM and Walmart — combined, Bracken-Thompson said. Women-owned businesses generate revenues of $1.3 trillion, and over the past 15 years, they have seen a 58 percent increase in revenue, she added. The gradual rise in revenue is attributed to a bill called the Women’s Business Ownership Act of 1988, Pastore said. The passage of this bill was the impetus for the Fair Credit Act, which allowed women to access capital for commercial purposes without having a male co-signer. The bill also mandated that the U.S. Census Bureau start gathering and reporting data on women-owned businesses and established the National Women’s Business Council. Pastore serves on the national council. While there, she has seen the number of federal contracts granted to women-owned businesses increase, but it still falls short of the 5-percent mark. “For about 21 years, there has been an unwritten law that women should receive 5 percent of all government contracts,” Pastore said. “President Clinton put in place a 5-percent rule that has never been met.” But through the women-owned Small Businesses Administration procurement program, women have received more government contracts over the past two decades, and researchers have been holding the federal government accountable by keeping track of recorded statistics. The event shifted to a question-andanswer session where Fairfield County women were asked to share about the best piece of advice anyone gave them before they started a business and personal business philosophies that are attributed to the owners’ success. Cleare, who is in the luxury residential design industry, said the best piece of advice she got before starting her business is to keep educating herself. “The generation I come from, very often I’d hear people say, ‘I’m not going » » Women, page 11

Citrin Cooperman Corner Preparing Your Business for Sale By AlAn G. BAdey, CPA Citrin CooPermAn

Alan G. Badey

Michael Carter/ Carter Morse & Mathias

The current climate surrounding mergers and acquisitions can be summed up in one short word -hot. Interest and activity are increasing steadily across a number of industries, buyers are more aggressively looking to close transactions before an auction occurs, and larger companies and private equity firms are now bidding for small companies. If you’ve been thinking about selling your company, the time is now. Here are a few tips to help you prepare: IdentIfy and artIculate your objectIves. When it comes to succession planning, your goals need to be clear. “Educate yourself on M&A trends and industry valuation metrics, get more comfortable with the valuation process, and know if your company is a high or low performer,” says Michael Carter, founding principal and managing director of Carter Morse & Mathias, an independent investment bank located in Southport, Connecticut. “Think about your business model and how you can enhance it to build shareholder value.” plan your exIt. Exit strategy doesn’t necessarily mean “sale.” Many owners are now looking for assistance in taking their companies to the next level – and that can mean raising capital for shareholder liquidity or for accelerating growth. In either case, one can sell a minority share, majority share or 100 percent. Finding a partner with capital, a successful track record of growing companies, and industry knowledge is very attractive because it often provides access to international markets, a larger network of contacts, greater financial sophistication, and state-of-the-art technology. get a handle on your Intellectual property. “Not having a clear understanding of your Intellectual Property (IP) can be a major hurdle for business owners looking to sell,” says Michael. “Before you get to the closing table, make sure you assess what IP you think you own, your rights under your contracts, your IP pipeline, and how you are protecting your brand and patents.” Failing to do so can significantly impact value. dIversIfy your control. Reeling back an owner’s involvement in the day to day increases the value of your business. Transition from working in the business to

on the business. It’s critical that the business is not dependent on any one person. “Make sure all conflict is resolved before transactions take place,” Michael says. “Lock in managers you want to retain with a certain percentage of equity and keep them motivated,” he says. Create the ability to transition your operations with ease. You want to be able to go on vacation and be confident the company can run smoothly. Improve your governance and controls. Many middle market business owners tend to have a hands-off approach to their internal controls. “Most of them do not have proper governance and are usually without a working board of directors,” Michael says. “They are making decisions very often without a really good review aside from themselves and their spouse.” Better control over internal functions leads to a smoother process and reporting for all parties involved and will create higher value for your company when it comes time to sell. dIve deeper Into your data. A company may have higher than average margins, quality people, and adequate financial controls and processes, but without having a firm grasp of what type of information is being generated, the business has a blind spot and is likely missing an opportunity, according to Michael. “Understanding your data can provide insights into customer relationships, recurring revenues, and profitability by customers, products and sales reps,” he says. For example the mail order industry naturally uses data to better target customers, making the right offer at the right time with the right product. consIder the tax ImplIcatIons. Proper tax planning is a critical component of a solid financial foundation. As you gear up for a sale, work with your tax advisor to make sure you are structuring your company for capital gains rather than ordinary income. As the majority of transactions are asset purchases, place emphasis on building intangible assets that create capital gain. By structuring your assets and the transaction properly you can save the 20 percent differential in rates. About the Author: Alan G. Badey, CPA is the managing partner of Citrin Cooperman’s White Plains office. He works closely with business owners to develop their companies and translate complex issues into actionable plans. Alan can be reached by phone at 914-949-2990 or via email at abadey@citrincooperman.com. Citrin Cooperman is a full-service accounting and business consulting firm with offices in White Plains, NY; Norwalk, CT; New York City; Livingston, NJ; and Philadelphia, PA.

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Ironing — » » From page 6

landing pads that touched down on the moon. What’s different about these ironing boards is the diversity of colors and sizes, the comfort and ease at which the tables can be quietly set up and quickly collapsed and the higher level of stability and convenience compared to traditional boards, Farnworth said. Sales of iBoards, which hit the Amazon market in April, have been doubling and tripling each week, Farnworth said. Instinctive Works showcases 15 different ironing board products that are currently selling “like hot cakes,” and the company expects to expand to K-Mart, Sears and Bed Bath & Beyond online storefronts this month, he added. “By the time you choose two different patterns and colors, four replacement covers for the table top, have three different types of boards, design a hanger system in two different colors, you get 15 different products, Farnworth said. “Could we have had more? Yes. But financially, we’re a small startup business, so we gotta manage our inventory.” Farnworth said the goal is to capture 10 percent of the national ironing board market. He estimated that on average 7 million ironing boards are sold nationally each year, which generates revenues between $400 and $500 million. This means he wants to eventually sell 700,000 boards a year and earn annual revenues between $25 and $30 million.

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“We’re going to market a lot more aggressively than before,” Farnworth said. “I’m trying to get our products into Target, Crate & Barrel, Williams-Sonoma. I think our products would best suit the retail space at those retailers. We need to get into big stores like Target because a lot of stores look at Target as a barometer for what to sell. That’s the main thrust of why we want to get into one of these big accounts.” Farnworth, who came from Great Britain 14 years ago, began his career at Duracell in Connecticut in the world of hearing aids. He was a problem solver and inventor from the start. For eight years, he was part of a product design team that made it easier for consumers to put tiny batteries inside hearing aids, which could often take hours. Afterward, he managed a brand at Fairfield-based Acme Corp. called Westcott, which specializes in school, craft and home office supplies, where he patented between 30 and 40 products. There he met his future business partner Yao, who is now in Shanghai. Each morning, Yao calls from China via Skype and updates Farnworth on the manufacturing front. Meanwhile, Farnworth shares about the progress made in marketing the ironing board products and meeting with buyers to get their products in stores. Farnworth also manages a California-based distribution center, which houses all the ironing boards. “We want to expand globally as well,” Farnworth said. “Tony’s role is manufac-

David Farnworth, co-founder of Instinctive Works, L.L.C.

turing, but he wants to get distributors in Asia, and I want to get distributors in Europe, the U.S. and Canada.” The iBoards are not just hitting the home goods sector of virtual retail store fronts, but the plan is to introduce them to the hotel market, which means coming up with new colors and design concepts that are tailored to a more sophisticated audience, Farnworth said. “This board right now goes more towards younger generations than older,” Farnworth said. “I couldn’t see my mother walking into Bed Bath & Beyond and picking up this.”

He added that in his designs, he has ventured into the beige and chocolate color palettes. Farnworth is the father of an 11-yearold son and daughter who are twins. He said as much as possible, his children provide input on his products that help him move forward. “My daughter is the head of Instagram marketing,” Farnworth said. “They’re both creative. The hope is one day they’ll be involved in the business. I’ll show them colors and designs, and both have an input in everything. They’re really excited about it.”

Westport park in line for $3.1M makeover

onnecticut is expected to allot $3.1 million for improvements at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, Gov. Dannell Malloy’s office has announced, saying the money would be approved by the state Bond Commission. The commission was slated to meet after press time May 30 in the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. Sherwood Island is the state’s first state park. It was pieced together in 1914 and today is 238 acres. Its pavilion was built in 1961 and is to be part of the overhaul. The funding will allow the Department of Construction Services,

in conjunction with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, to install a new roof on the pavilion along with solar panels for electricity and hot water. The plumbing and bathroom facilities will be updated, upgrades will be made to the concession area and necessary site landscaping will be completed. “Sherwood Island is Connecticut’s first state park and is visited by hundreds of thousands of parkgoers every year,” Malloy said in a statement. “It is also home to the state’s 9/11 memorial and therefore has a special place in the state park system. The main pavilion has not seen any major renovations in

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nearly 25 years and is showing its age.” Malloy also said, “Our state parks are destinations for millions of people every year and provide many recreational opportunities, including swimming, fishing, boating, and hiking. They also contribute significantly to the state’s economy.” Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Robert Klee said, “The improvements we plan at Sherwood Island State Park will greatly improve the park-going experience for the thousands of visitors the park receives every year.” “This year we pay tribute to the environmental vision of Connecticut’s early leaders. Our state has an expansive

system of 107 state parks and 32 state forests,” said state Sen. Toni Boucher, R-Wilton. “Sherwood Island State Park was the first of its kind in Connecticut. It is also the home to Connecticut’s victims of Sept. 11 and their families. This beautiful memorial overlooking Long Island Sound may be the only place for some family members to reflect and to pay their respects. It is a moral obligation for the state to keep this area in good repair.” “As vice chair of the Energy and Technology Committee, I’m especially pleased with the solar panel installation on the pavilion roof,” said state Rep. Jonathan Steinberg, D-Westport. — Bill Fallon


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The new job search

sHifting foRtunes RemaKe tHe ‘HelP Wanted’ Quest By CrySTaL kang ckang@westfairinc.com

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n Fairfield County, where companies compete to attract the most qualified job candidates in a small, densely populated area, finding the right recruit is a challenge. Operations Inc., a Norwalk-based human resources consulting firm that offers recruitment advice and hiring

guidelines for small to midsize companies, navigates various job markets until the ideal candidate surfaces. Among other concerns, a candidate increasingly wants to be near a train station. Twenty-five years ago, his company wasn’t needed, said David Lewis, who founded Operations Inc. in 2001. Most businesses could simply place a job posting in the classified section of a local

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newspaper and expect readers to all look in the same place. “Nowadays we have to imagine a market with 100 newspapers all with classified sections,” Lewis said. “There are so many options and alternatives as to how you go about finding candidates that it’s becoming daunting for the average recruiter, human resources department or hiring manager to pick the right places to do open casting and call recruiting, which is posting a job somewhere and seeing who shows up for the audition.” Operations Inc. serves a niche of companies that choose to outsource their HR services, Lewis said. He added that the only way to keep up with the evolving HR market is to become an expert when it comes to hiring potential employees who will not just fit the bill, but who will adapt to the work culture and gel with the people at the company. “There’s an ongoing process of keeping up with what the market has to bear,” Lewis said. “Once you’ve done that, it’s getting down to understanding what the company is trying to find in terms of a new hire and historically what they’ve done in the past to employ people. It’s become a more granular scientific approach.” Lewis said his employees are trained to ask questions of their clients to find out what defines the ideal job candidate and what qualities current and past employees have attributed to pros and cons of their recruitment. “Our job is not just to do what anybody could do,” Lewis said. “Anybody could put a job posting up, read through resumes and pick out who could be a good fit. What distinguishes us is it’s much more thoughtful, scientific and delivered approached designed to improve the challenges of finding the right people to fill open positions.” Operations Inc., which provides assistance in compliance, liability management and HR administration, including training and development and recruitment, employs 50 people. Once the HR team draws a pool of candidates for their clients, the next hurdle is creating an interview process that helps sift interviewees. “Typically, personality profiling, skills-based testing and looking at the job candidate’s interviewing process, which can involve multiple interviewers, are strategic exercises,” Lewis said. “But not a lot of companies understand how to divide and conquer. If we have list of

15 to 20 questions we’d like answered from a candidate, we won’t have time for thoughtful responses. Instead of asking four people to interview the person, give each person in the interview process three or four questions to ask as part of their to-do list. That way, you use the time you have across the board of four people more productively.” Lewis added that personality profiling, which often requires candidates to take a 15-minute survey on the computer, helps recruiters understand a candidate’s working style, what type of manager they need to thrive and how they may fit in. But the test is more useful when managers optimize the results by using them to guide that employee during his or her term of employment and nurtures him or her on the job. Consultants at Operations Inc. also recommend math tests or organization skills tests that save time in the interview. “You’re playing a game of ‘trust me’ in an interview if you ask, ‘Are you good with numbers?’ and they say, ‘Yes,’” Lewis said. “But if you give someone a test and you say, ‘Take this,’ you can validate that information for yourself, and you don’t have to take time out of the interview to ask those questions when they can take a test from home. “I’d much rather find out my new accounting person is not good with numbers before rather than after I hire them,” he said. Recruitment is often flawed by interviewers asking the wrong questions or they may not misinterpreting responses, Lewis said. “If you go very deep, you realize most managers are poor interviewers, and they need better training and a better understanding of how to conduct interviews and interpret the results.” In Fairfield County, talented candidates are more attracted to businesses along the New Haven line train station than farther away from transportation hubs, he said. “If you’re not a business located up against train station, then you, like your counterparts, will struggle with finding talent in this market because of the combination of the cost of living and the ongoing traffic woes as it relates to Merritt Parkway and I-95,” Lewis said. Often, the market is “artificially held down” by the fact that some businesses are far from the train station and the commute is long and arduous, Lewis said.


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to do this, this and this unless my boss pays for it,’” Cleare said. “There was this idea that somehow it was somebody else’s responsibility to educate yourself. What I figured out early on was you have to keep educating yourself because change happens whether or not you like it or invite it.” Lee, who specializes in artisan and sustainable fashion, said her business philosophy is shaped by four socially responsible pillars: making sure products are handmade by artisans; are organic; are made of repurposed material; and are made in the U.S. “We have designers who are coming up with innovative fabric made out of recycled coffee grounds or plastic,” Lee said. The event ended with questions from the audience about how to get past the gender barrier women entrepreneurs face as they access capital to fund their businesses.

“There are unlimited examples of two people with different genders going in before a group of venture capitalists and the one that looks like the one at the other end of the table is the one that gets funding despite the fact that they have identical business plans, Pastore said. She then asked the rhetorical question, “What can we do?” “We get more women — our daughters, our nieces, our granddaughters, or friends’ daughters — into the field of STEM,” Pastore said, referencing the science, technology, engineering and math acronym. “When we encourage young women to go into the field of economics and finance and technology and engineering, they are then going to have a seat at the table.” She added that it’s not about replacing someone who is sitting at the table. It’s about “making room at the table.” “It starts at the very beginning stages when we buy Legos for boys and Barbies for girls,” Pastore said. “We need to buy Erector Sets for girls and Barbies for boys.”

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Danbury Ice Arena. Talks will include topics like crowd funding, branding, marketing, Twitter and LinkedIn. Tickets are available online at madhackers.com. Music and food are free, and parking is available for $3 all day at the Patriot Garage adjacent to the Green. Proceeds will go to the nonprofit Danbury Hackerspace, which is opening Thursday at the Danbury Innovation Center. The CityCenter Danbury and the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce are partnering with the city of Danbury to present the event. Event sponsors include Hearst Media Services, NewOak, Matrix Corporate Center and Savings Bank of Danbury.

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November election. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a nonpartisan nonprofit, previously called for New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate Cuomo’s office after press reports said the governor’s top aides were using private email accounts and untraceable text messages to conduct official business. Other candidates nominated for May’s Scoundrel of the Month included Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and New York’s Rep. Michael Grimm, a Republican from Staten Island, who was indicted in April on corruption charges. — Bill Fallon


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eadership Greater Bridgeport (LGB), an affiliate of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, recently unveiled a renovation of the McGivney Community Center’s art room. The McGivney Community Center, at 338 Stillman St. in Bridgeport, had an art room deemed “outdated, cramped and underutilized.” The project team devoted nine months to design, fundraising and execution of the renovation. Each year, LGB recruits some 30 representatives from the business community to participate in a series of leadership development programs offering the participants a behind-the scenes view of the challenges and opportunities facing the Bridgeport region. Participants in each LGB class select community service projects from proposals that are submitted by nonprofit members of the Business Council. The McGivney Center started in 1992 and remains a safe haven for after-school and summer activities for youths. The Leadership Greater Bridgeport “Class 25” undertook the renovation of the McGivney Community Center art room. The project garnered help from Jason Alt, University of Bridgeport; Michael Bensh, Fletcher Thompson Inc.; Bob Dzurenda, Hall Neighborhood House; Maureen Funke, The WhitingTurner Contracting Co.; Aziza Hill, The United Illuminating Co.; Carmen Luna, TD Bank; Kathleen Richardson, Connecticut Basement Systems; and Brenda Valentin, Aquarion Water Co. LGB is recruiting for “Class 26,” which begins in September. For more information, contact Executive Director Lori King at 203-335-3800. — Bill Fallon

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Getting managers to think strategically i see people falling into a hole of being comfortable, not thinking strategically. they come in, do a day of tactical work and go home. they’re not helping me solve the big challenges our company is facing right now. seems like they spend more time keeping their heads down than they do looking up to see what else they can do to get us where we need to go. THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: Make sure your managers are on board with where the company is headed. Facilitate conversations about the challenges that have to be solved over the next three to five years. Brainstorm solutions and break actions down into bite-size chunks. Agree on priorities — resource allocation, actions

to be taken and results to be achieved. Have a way to track outcomes so that your managers can build confidence that things are working while they identify and fix problems that crop up. Work backward. Get on the same page by mapping out a clear picture of where the company is going. Some managers may shy away from putting goals down on paper for fear they may not hit them. Teach managers it’s better to strive for a goal and come up short than being unclear where the company is headed by not making any goals. Make sure that goals involve growth of customers, markets, revenue and knowledge. These become the foundation for future success. Everyone on your management team should contribute to the definition of where the company is going and how it will get there. Engage people by creating a collaborative learning environment. Ask people to read books, articles and attend conferences so that they can learn to make a greater contribution. Base planning on facts, not fiction.

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Do research on where the company’s potential future markets, clients, products, employees, revenue and margins are likely to come from. Make sure they all line up. Avoid the temptation to chase a great idea that has little chance of delivering profit, believing that your company will be the one in a million that figures out how to break through. That’s called the bleeding edge. You could easily end up wasting resources and losing opportunity chasing a dream that is too hard to bring to reality. Make sure your managers have time to think. Often as companies downsize to weather economic turbulence, managers become increasingly focused on the tactical aspects of the job they need to do. Those managers who remain end up doing extra duty, with a full plate of assignments taking up all of their work time, and then some. Time to pause, reflect, think about strategy goes out the window. Set up management meetings. Have the managers report on what’s going on and the challenges they’re facing. Brainstorm possible solutions and, most critically, make sure they’re focused on the top goals of the firm. Start and end each meeting on time, encouraging participants to want to come back for another round of strategic thinking. Work with your managers to build a plan made up of small steps that lead to the company’s strategic goals. Identify how steps interlink and which comes first, second and third. Estimate how long it will take to accomplish each step. Allow for things to go wrong by estimating bigger timeframes than needed to accomplish critical activities. If things go well everyone will be ahead of the game,

and if things do go off track there’s room for recovery built into the plan. Use meetings as a way to ensure managers take time out of their busy day to refocus, plan and reflect on what’s working, and what needs fixing. Give managers exercises to complete between meetings. Challenge them to research solutions outside the company and gather information from a wide range of internal sources. Managers who are having a hard time participating need to be met with oneon-one. Find out what’s getting in the way. Do they lack commitment? Do they not get the point that they have to think about the larger picture as well as act to deal with immediate needs? Or do they need training? Make it easier for managers to sort through the noise of day-to-day as they practice prioritizing strategies. Ask them to report on key result areas tied to strategic objectives. Make sure that whatever you plan to track is simple to get to and ties directly to the company’s long term goals. Regularly re-focus everyone on the top priorities of the company by checking results vs. goals. Looking for a good book? Try “10 Steps to Successful Strategic Planning” by Susan Barksdale and Teri Lund. Andi Gray is president of Strategy Leaders Inc., strategyleaders.com, a business consulting firm that specializes in helping entrepreneurial firms grow. She can be reached by phone at 877-238-3535. Do you have a question for Andi? Please send it to her, via email at AskAndi@StrategyLeaders.com or by mail to Andi Gray, Strategy Leaders Inc., 5 Crossways, Chappaqua, NY 10514. Visit AskAndi.com for an entire library of her articles.

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By SCOTT E.D. SkyrM

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ixty-six billion dollars. That’s how much money has been lost by rogue traders over the years. Granted, sometimes there’s a fine line between a Wall Street trader taking an enormous loss and labeling him as “going rogue,” but if you look at the 45 largest trading losses of all time, at least 40 can be attributed to rogue traders. In “Rogue Traders,” I tell the stories of some of the largest trading losses of all time. There were very few rogue trading losses before the 1980s. In fact, there was only one, in 1974, that was large enough to show up in the history books: the $180 million loss by Herstatt Bank in Germany on foreign exchange trading, which led to its collapse. In the 1980s, there was $1.6 billion in losses. In the 1990s, that number shot up to $18.6 billion. This century, the number has grown to $45.9 billion. There’s got to be a reason. I define a rogue trader as someone who’s taken unauthorized trading positions or risks — someone who’s manipulated a market, hidden losses, partaken in some kind of illegal activity, someone who arrived at a fork in the road and took the wrong path. When I first became a junior trader in the early 1990s, my boss gave me some interesting advice. He told me the first thing I’d learn was “what not to do.” He was basically telling me that I was going to make mistakes and he expected it. He expected that I’d take losses — granted, only for a short period of time. In one way, “Rogue Traders” is about “what not to do.” In my book, there are seven rogue trader stories, including David Heuwetter, of Drysdale; Howard Rubin, of Merrill Lynch; Joe Jett, of Kidder Peabody; Nick Leeson, of Baring Brothers; Brian Hunter, of Amaranth; Jerome Kerviel, of Société Générale; and Tom Hayes, of the Libor scandal. Philosopher George Santayana wrote a famous statement in 1905 in his book “Reason in Common Sense.” He said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” That quote was answered by Kurt Vonnegut years later: “I’ve got news for Mr. Santayana: we’re doomed to repeat the past no matter what. That’s what it is to be alive.” But just because some people don’t

learn from mistakes, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t. “Rogue Traders” is about money made and money lost. It’s about bosses who looked the other way when there were clear signs of trouble. It’s also about what people do when they can’t face a setback, a loss or a crisis. Often, it’s what fairly normal people do when confronted with professional ruin. Prior to the 1960s, Wall Street banks were all set up as private partnerships. There was unlimited personal liability and everybody who was taking risk had their money tied up at the firm. The head trader watched everyone on the trading floor — his retirement money was tied up in the firm, too. It was a system that had unlimited downside for all those involved. In the 1950s and 1960s, these firms began to incorporate. As their size grew, the partners wanted to limit their personal liability. Merrill Lynch incorporated in 1952 and Paine Webber in 1969. It solved the problem of unlimited personal liability, but people still had their money tied up at the company. In the 1970s and 1980s, things really began to change when all the firms became public companies. Merrill Lynch went public in 1971, Salomon Brothers in 1978, Bache was sold to Prudential Insurance in 1981, Kidder Peabody was sold to General Electric in 1986, and Morgan Stanley went public in 1986. “The world changed in some fundamental ways, and most of us were not on top of it. We were almost dragged into the modern world,” according to John Gutfreund, the CEO of Salomon Brothers. The partnership structure that had incentivized the employee-owners to take conservative risks was beginning to disappear. Risks were being taken by low-level employees, and traders who lost huge amounts of money lost their jobs only to get second, third and even fourth chances. The system became even worse in the 1990s. Most of the investment banks were absorbed by global commercial banks. They had global trading operations, which were next to impossible to manage, and the old, conservative nature of the business was entirely gone. The whole system was upside down: The downside became limited and the upside unlimited.

The regulatory Dodd-Frank Act was passed in 2010, so hopefully going forward, rogue trader losses won’t happen. But still, the “London Whale” rogue trading event occurred at JPMorgan in 2012. So when’s the next rogue trading event? Perhaps if someone learns from the mistakes of the past we might figure out how to prevent it.

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THE LIST

Bank Presidents Ranked by total bank assets; listed alphabetically in the event of a tie.

Name • Number of branches in county Headquartera address Telephone number • Website (Area code: 203 unless otherwise noted) JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. • 46 270 Park Ave., New York City 10017 800-678-1051 • jpmorganchase.com Bank of America N.A. • 50 101 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28255 800-432-1000 • bankofamerica.com Citibank N.A. • 19 399 Park Ave., New York City 10022 702-796-4201 • citibank.com

Bank president

Total bank assets ($ rounded)

Year established Number of employees

Jamie Dimon

1.9 trillion

1824 203,881

Brian T. Moynihan

1.5 trillion

1904 174,892

Eugene M. McQuade

1.3 trillion

1812 192,244

John G. Stumpf

1.3 trillion

1870 227,759

W. Edmund Clark

204 billion

1852 25,490

Irene M. Dorner

186.8 billion

2004 7,145

Bruce Van Saun

105 billion

2005 15,490

Frederick H. Waddell

97.1 billion

1889 13,873

Gary M. Crosby

36.9 billion

1870 5,927

Katherine August-deWilde

34.4 billion

2010 2,110

Gerald P. Plush

20.1 billion

1870 2,823

Gerald L. Hassell

16.9 billion

1869 1,761

Stephen R. Brown

2.9 billion

1972 445

Date appointed

December 2005 January 2010 July 2009

Wells Fargo Bank N.A. • 35 101 N. Philips Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104 605-575-7332 • wellsfargo.com TD Bank N.A. • 18 2035 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808 302-351-4560 • tdbank.com HSBC Bank USA N.A. • Three 1800 Tysons Blvd., McLean, VA 22102 800-975-4722 • banking.us.hsbc.com RBS Citizens N.A. • Three 1 Citizens Plaza, Providence, RI 02903 401-861-0091 • citizensbank.com Northern Trust • One 50 S. La Salle St., Chicago, IL 60603 312-630-6000 • northerntrust.com First Niagara Bank N.A. • 15 P.O. Box 514, Buffalo, NY 14095 716-819-5877 • fnfg.com First Republic Bank • One 111 Pine St., San Francisco, CA 94111 415-392-1400 • firstrepublic.com Webster Bank N.A. • 25 145 Bank St., Waterbury 06702 800-325-2424 • websteronline.com BNY Mellon N.A. • Two 500 Grant St., 1 Mellon Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15262 412-234-5000 • bnymellon.com Hudson Valley Bank • Four 21 Scarsdale Road, Yonkers, NY 10707 914-961-6100 • hudsonvalleybank.com

August 2005

December 2002 January 2010

October 2013 January 2008

December 2013

This is a sampling of area bank presidents. If you have anyquestions or concerns please contact westfaircommunications@gmail.com Source: Information on employee size was obtained from BauerFinancial Inc., Coral Gables, Fla. 33114; (800) 388-6686; bauerfinancial.com; data as of March 2013. Compiled from data as reported to federal regulators. Although the financial data obtained

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May 2012

from these sources is consistently reliable, its accuracy and comprehensiveness cannot be guaranteed by BauerFinancial Inc. Information for number of branches (current as of August 2013) and total assets (current as of March 2013) and was obtained from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. website fdic.gov or from institution websites.Additional data was obtained through bank proxy statements and company websites.


SPECIAL REPORT

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

CBIA — » From page 1

Long-term data are being gathered now from the public and private sector — businesses and common citizens — to determine paths of action by CT20x17. Meantime, the CBIA’s legislative gears will continue to turn, addressing and inf luencing economic policy and addressing business-related issues, as with its recent transportation summit in Stamford.

“the question is: How can we grow the pie for everybody? that is what this is really all about — growing the pie instead of fighting over smaller and smaller pieces of the same pie.”

Joseph F. Brennan, CBIA senior vice president. Photo by Bill Fallon

“We won’t come up with every solution,” said Joseph F. Brennan, 59, CBIA senior vice president, speaking of CT20x17. “But we must accept the premise that unless we improve the business environment and make Connecticut competitive, we run the risk of not maintaining the good quality of life we have.” Brennan came to the Business Journal office bearing a raft of economic statistics and brochures — including a digestible 12-pager titled “How Do We Build A Better Economic Future for Connecticut” — all under the broad banner, “Moving Connecticut Up.” Its mission is to march the state into the top 20 business-friendly/business-attractive states in the U.S. by 2017. CBIA President and CEO John Rathgeber called the top-20 aspiration “a goal that should receive broad-based bipartisan support from Connecticut’s government officials.” In a letter introducing CT20x17, he wrote, “Reaching

that goal is not just a business imperative; it’s critical for all Connecticut citizens who want the opportunity for a better future that good jobs and economic growth bring.” “The economy is not a zero-sum game,” Brennan said. “The question is: How can we grow the pie for everybody? That is what this is really all about — growing the pie instead of fighting over smaller and smaller pieces of the same pie. “This is not a cynical business-community effort,” he said “At its core this can help everyone in Connecticut.” The days when Connecticut’s status as a slate-roofed redoubt against difficulties — if they ever existed outside myth — are over. Brennan, an attorney who joined the CBIA in 1989, cited a legislative anecdote from the early 1990s to make the point. “A company

had a plant in Connecticut and a plant in Arkansas and they were considering shutting the Connecticut plant in favor of Arkansas. A Connecticut legislator said, ‘Well, if you want to move to Arkansas, be my guest.’ That’s not good policy. “We don’t have a lot of resources,” Brennan said. “Our biggest advantage — always our No. 1 resource — is our world-class workforce.” The competition, he said, is busy. “It’s unbelievable what other states are offering,” he said. “Other states are working hard on transportation, education, energy infrastructure and many of them have a lower cost of doing business than Connecticut.” The state-sponsored competition was represented among the brochures Brennan carried in the form of a slickly produced “Start-Up NY” promotion.

It boasted tax-free zones for businesses. “Come and join us,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo urges from across the border. “I’ve enclosed a Start-Up NY video.” The ads are prominent on TV, too. Brennan described the CT20x17 campaign as data-gathering in nature, although it will coincide with the CBIA’s ongoing, pro-business legislative agenda. “We hear businesses say they want to invest, but not in Connecticut,” Brennan said. “We’ve got to turn that around. We’re trying to make this positive. There’s no blame and there’s no finger-pointing. “The question is, what kind of state can we be?” he said. “Can we be one that offers benefits to its citizens and its businesses? How do we get there? Let’s work together to come up with solutions.”

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he Stamford Innovation Center in the old Town Hall hosted its contribution to Internet Week New York on May 21 via an event titled “The Art of Business, Celebrating Internet Week.” Organizers reported a full house. The main speaker was Andrew Bergmann, creative director at CNN, who heads the CNNMoney effort. Bergmann was joined by representatives of the technology, art, fashion, architecture and design arenas. — Bill Fallon

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By anDrEW SCHULZ

Robust year for private foundations Fairfield-based Foundation Source, which bills itself as the nation’s largest provider of comprehensive services for private foundations, has released its 2014 Annual Report on Private Foundations. According to the report, 2013 was a strong year for private foundations with less than $50 million in assets, a segment that constitutes 98 percent of all U.S. foundations. The combination of a recovering stock market and additional contributions by their funders resulted in increased foundation endowments for a second straight year, in spite of charitable distributions that exceeded the 5 percent minimum by almost 50 percent.

since the recession began in 2008, foundation distributions have consistently exceeded the 5 percent minimum every year. despite the still sizeable disbursements, aggregate giving in real dollars was slightly down in 2013 from 2012 (2.5 percent), suggesting that some of the foundations in this year’s report used 2013 as a rebuilding year.

Having observed the consistently high rate of giving among these foundations over the past five years, we are no longer surprised by their generosity. Indeed, these foundations have demonstrated time and time again that compliance with the 5 percent minimum distribution requirement is not what drives their philanthropy. Now in its third year, the report from Foundation Source is significant in that all other foundation research focuses on the “mega foundations,” those that make up just the top 2 percent of all foundations yet hold » Foundations, page 22

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Foundations — » From page 21

roughly 70 percent of foundation assets. Extrapolating data from these largest foundations to the entire community can lead to significant misunderstandings about the sector as a whole. Top findings from the 2014 report include: • Average foundation endowments grew by 14.1 percent. In aggregate, assets held by the foundations sampled in the report grew from $2.36 billion at the end of 2012 to $2.69 billion by the end of 2013 (a 14.1 percent increase). This was the second straight year of asset growth by the foundations in the study, reflecting a continuing and sustained recovery of the economy in general. Endowment growth was the product of investment returns and new contributions to the foundations by their funders. • In 2013, the foundations in the report distributed 7.3 percent relative to their average asset balances, an amount well in excess of that which is required by law. More than a third of the foundations (35 percent) distributed 10 percent

or more. Since the recession began in 2008, foundation distributions have consistently exceeded the 5 percent minimum every year. Despite the still sizeable disbursements, aggregate giving in real dollars was slightly down in 2013 from 2012 (2.5 percent), suggesting that some of the foundations in this year’s report used 2013 as a rebuilding year. • Foundations with assets of less than $10 million awarded nearly as much in general support grants — close to 50 percent — as they awarded in grants for specific projects, contradicting the view that foundations rarely provide general operating support. Interestingly, the larger foundations in the report ($10 million to $50 million), gave much more in specific purpose grants than general support grants by a 3-to-1 ratio, suggesting a preference for project funding as foundations increase in asset size. Foundation Source’s report is based on the transactions of 714 Foundation

Source clients, collected between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2013. The data represent actual foundation transactions recorded by Foundation Source (not opinion surveys or estimates) as it processed grants and paid expenses on behalf of its U.S. clients and recorded investment information. Because most studies rely on data from foundation tax returns, and the returns aren’t publicly available for at least a year, the reported results are often outdated before they’re even published. In 2012 and 2013, the Annual Report on Private Foundations included a section about how foundations allocated their assets among investment classes (for example, cash, equity and fixed income). This year, in response to strong interest from donors and financial advisers on this topic, Foundation Source plans to release a separate report looking at aggregated asset investment data in 2013. That report is expected this fall. Foundation Source’s administrative

services, online foundation management tools and philanthropic advisory services provide a complete outsourced solution for private foundations. The result: better-run, more effective foundations and more enjoyable philanthropy. Our clients supply the funds, the vision and the philanthropic goals; we provide everything else. Today, Foundation Source provides its services nationally to more than 1,100 family, corporate and professionally-staffed foundations of all sizes. We work in partnership with wealth management firms, law firms, accounting firms and directly with individuals and families. The complete report can be downloaded at foundationsource.com. Andrew Schulz is executive vice president at Foundation Source, headquartered in Fairfield with offices in Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, South Florida, Washington, D.C., and WinstonSalem, N.C. He can be reached at Aschulz@foundationsource.com.

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Changes at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking spring has heralded exciting changes at the center for contemporary Printmaking (ccP), located in mathews Park in norwalk. two additional printmakers have been hired, an international print exchange program launched, our facilities reorganized and our printing presses refurbished. a new heating system, aquatint box and a new printing press have been installed. additional program and facility improvements are planned as ccP prepares to celebrate our 20th anniversary in 2015. new collaborations with local, national and international arts colleagues will bring further recognition and attention to ccP and to the artist/printmakers who work in our studios. all are geared toward further enhancing ccP’s reach as a thriving, vibrant cultural destination for residents of norwalk, fairfield county and the larger metropolitan area. the center is committed to broadening and deepening the artistic and technical skills of professional artists in our region through a year-round series of workshops taught by leading printmakers from around the country. this spring, the center is reconnecting with norwalk Public High schools in programs that provide printmaking experiences for sophomores and juniors, offering opportunities for young artists to immerse themselves in ccP’s creative, professional artistic environment. during the coming months, a major new public artwork will materialize on West ave in norwalk. the center for contemporary Printmaking is proud to be coordinating the public art commission, “gateway to norwalk — celebration of Public art,” on behalf of the city of norwalk, the norwalk Redevelopment agency and the state of connecticut department of transportation. this project will augment the West avenue corridor development now underway. Partnerships with local businesses have taken on new importance for community-based nonprofits such as ccP. a recent survey conducted by americans for the arts in our region provided a wake-up call. When asked why their business did not contribute to the arts, 60 percent of small business owners revealed that they had never been asked. the fault lies with us and we are renewing our efforts to engage our local entrepreneurs and small business owners in partnerships to create a creative force for dynamic arts inspired living in norwalk. Nomi Silverman interim executive director center for contemporary Printmaking member, 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.

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BERNIE WILLIAMS AT THE RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE the legendary Yankees slugger and chart-topping guitarist returns. after one of the most storied careers in baseball, which included four gold glove awards, six american league pennants and an american league championship series mVP award, Bernie Williams launched his second career as a jazz guitarist and didn’t miss a beat. Having topped the contemporary jazz Billboard chart with no. 1 singles, recorded albums with guests as varied as Bruce springsteen and Jon secada, and been invited to sit in with the allman Brothers Band at their storied Beacon theatre residencies, Williams established himself as a formidable talent instantly and hasn’t slowed down. Join in on a charity softball game at 1 p.m. with Bernie and friends sunday June 8. Players will include dwight “doc” gooden, Bobby Valentine and Bernie’s Band members. the event is a benefit for Hillside food outreach and the Ridgefield Playhouse arts for everyone Program. there will also be complimentary wine and cheese tastings and a reception with local artists in the lobby of the Ridgefield Playhouse prior to the concert, which follows the game. there are various ticket price

levels and the purchase of a concert ticket includes the softball game or tickets to the softball game can be purchased independently. Visit RidgefieldPlayhouse. org or call the box office at 203-438-5795 for tickets and information. the Ridgefield Playhouse is a 500-seat nonprofit performing arts center in Ridgefield, which brings amazing world-class acts to the community.

VISIT FIVE FABULOUS GARDENS WITH THE WESTPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

the Westport Historical society has a special treat in store for fairfield county green thumbs on sunday, June 8 – a Hidden garden tour of five beautifully manicured properties followed by a “toast the tour” party, with food, drinks and music under a tent on Westport’s Veterans green. the annual garden tour takes place 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and is accompanied by a marketplace on the green showcasing jewelry, accessories and decorative objects for the home and garden by area artisans and craftspeople. the after-party runs from 6-9 p.m. and includes live and silent auctions.

“this year’s tour is the perfect spring tonic for any lingering winter blahs after our experience of five months of cold, dreary weather,” said edward f. gerber, chairman of the tour. the five gardens are the result of years of planning, planting and pruning and reflect the vision of the owners and, in some cases, professional garden designers. it’s a great opportunity for garden enthusiasts to learn how others deal with such obstacles as an overabundance of shade, variations in dry and wet soil and marauding deer. drop by the Westport Historical society or go to westporthistory.org to buy tickets. the garden tour is self-guided, and ticketholders must come to Westport Historical society headquarters the day of the tour to pick up directions to the Hidden gardens. tour tickets are $40 for society members, $50 for nonmembers and $55 when purchased the day of the tour. the Westport Historical society is at 25 avery Place across from town Hall.

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BUSINESS JOURNAL aTTaCHMEnTSFiLED Calise, Michael F., et al., Weston. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford. $271,000 in favor of Connecticut REO L.L.C. Property: Charles Broch, Weston. Filed May 9. Calise, Michael, et al., Westport. Filed by Geoffrey K. Milne. $271,000 in favor of Connecticut REO L.L.C. Property: 215 Post Road West, Westport. Filed May 9. Per Tutti Pizza L.L.C., et al., Bethel. Filed by Cohen & Wolf P.C., Danbury. $67,804 in favor of Second Bethel Associates L.L.C. Property: 25 Glassy Plain St., Bethel. Filed May 8. Three Feathers L.L.C., et al., Weston. $280,114 in favor of The Nature Conservancy of Connecticut Inc. Property: Parcel 100022, Whipporwill Lane, Weston. Filed April 22.

aTTaCHMEnTSrELEaSED Woodworth, William, Greenwich. Released by Philip Russell. $300,000 in favor of Martin R. Shaw and Darlene Shaw. Property: 39 W. Brothers Drive, Greenwich. Filed May 14.

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COmmERCIaL 112 associates L.L.C., Stamford, contractor for self. Replace the tenant in an existing commercial space with no construction at 110 Washington St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $1,000. Filed May 15. a Pappajohn Co. Norwalk, contractor for Merritt 7 Venture L.L.C. Perform alterations to the corridor and restrooms of a hotel at 401 Merritt 7, Seventh floor, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $120,000. Filed May 14. a Pappajohn Co. Norwalk, contractor for Merritt 7 Venture L.L.C. Perform alterations to the corridor and restrooms of a hotel at 401 Merritt 7, Fourth floor, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $51,000. Filed May 14.

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a Pappajohn Co. Norwalk, contractor for Merritt 7 Venture L.L.C. Renovate bathrooms in a hotel at 101 Merritt 7, Seventh floor, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $43,000. Filed May 14.

i Park norwalk L.L.C., Greenwich, contractor for self. Perform interior fit-out of an existing commercial space for new tenant at 761 Main Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $1.1 million. Filed May 13.

a Pappajohn Co. Norwalk, contractor for MCP Medical Partners Inc. Add handicap bathroom to waiting area in an existing commercial space at 40 Cross St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed May 13.

J.a. rosa Construction L.L.C., Wolcott, contractor for the town of Weston. Replace windows and perform related work at 115 School Road, Weston. Estimated cost: $1 million. Filed May 7.

Belle Haven Club, Greenwich, contractor for self. Construct temporary tent, electrical generator and lights for a private party on commercial property at 100 Harbor Drive, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $3,000. Filed between May 12 and May 16.

JC Properties, Trumbull, contractor for self. Replace the tenant in an existing commercial space with no construction at 8 Monroe St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $1,000. Filed May 14.

Bisono Carpentry, Danbury, contractor for Two Forty Eight White Street L.L.C. Perform interior fit-out of an existing commercial space for new tenant at 248 White St., Danbury. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed between April 28 and May 9. Blackwell, richard, Milford, contractor for Winasor USA, Inc. Food Bazaar. Perform roof renovations and construct storage mezzanine in an existing commercial space at 500 Sylvan Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $85,000. Filed May 15. Capital Construction Services inc., Danbury, contractor for Danbury Mall L.L.C. Perform interior fit-out of an existing commercial space for new tenant at 7 Backus Avenue Main, Danbury. Estimated cost: $150,000. Filed between April 28 and May 9. City Harvest, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Add steel beams to a commercial structure at 499 Washington Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed May 13. Core States Construction, Danbury, contractor for Danbury Mall L.L.C. Construct three energy-server units in an existing commercial space at 7 Backus Avenue Main, Danbury. Estimated cost: $700,000. Filed between April 28 and May 9. Cove Tent Co., Stamford, contractor for Marko T. Sonnenberg. Construct temporary tent, electrical generator and lights for a private party on commercial property at 34 Field Point Circle, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $1,800. Filed between May 12 and May 16. ESE Lifestyle, West Hollywood, Calif., contractor for Greenwich Retail L.L.C. Construct temporary tent, electrical generator and lights for a private party on commercial property at 310 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich. Estimated cost: $24,000. Filed between May 12 and May 16. FiP Contractors inc., contractor for Boehringer Ingerheim Pharmaceuticals. Perform interior demolitions and renovations in an existing commercial space at 39 Briar Ridge Road, Danbury. Estimated cost: $2.3 million. Filed between April 28 and May 9. Hour Property association, Wilton, contractor for self. Construct office and meeting area in an existing commercial space at 346 Main Ave., Suite 1, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed May 13.

Jonathan Villani & associates, Hawthorne, N.Y., contractor for GHP 79 Newcd L.L.C. Perform minor interior alterations to an existing retail space at 79 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Estimated cost: $28,000. Filed between May 12 and May 16. kims Center L.L.C., Wilton, contractor for self. Perform interior renovations of an existing commercial space for new tenant at 130 New Canaan Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed May 14. Miteh Co. Tent & Party, Stratford, contractor for Ashley Sikora. Construct a temporary tent for a special event on a commercial property at 124 Old Battery Road, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $995. Filed May 16. njaal, Svege and Son, Danbury, contractor for Danbury Lodge. Perform interior fit-out of a dwelling for a new tenant at 36 Sugar Hollow Road, Unit 120, Danbury. Estimated cost: $200,000. Filed between April 28 and May 9. Olympic Construction L.L.C., contractor for Lelme Danbury L.L.C. Perform interior alterations to an existing commercial space at 100 Mill Plain Road, Danbury. Estimated cost: $38,247. Filed between April 28 and May 9. r M S Construction L.L.C., Danbury, contractor for RMS Turner Hill L.L.C. Construct a new clubhouse on existing commercial property at Turner Road, Danbury. Estimated cost: $410,000. Filed between April 28 and May 9. raise High Construction, Norwalk, contractor for Norwalk Yacht Club. Perform minor renovations on the kitchen and bathroom at yacht club at 10 Nathan Hale Drive, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $46,560. Filed May 15. ray, Pat & Ceasar Spagnoulo, Shelton, contractor for self. Replace the tenant in an existing commercial space with no construction at 18 Harbor Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $1,000. Filed May 14. ray, Pat and Ceasar Spagnoulo, Shelton, contractor for self. Replace the tenant in an existing commercial space with no construction at 18 Harbor Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $1,000. Filed May 14. Stamford Tent, Stamford, contractor for Zephera M. Georges and John A. Georges. Construct temporary tents, electrical generator and lights for a private party on commercial property at 25 Conyers Farm Drive, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $3,000. Filed between May 12 and May 16.

Stamford Tent, Stamford, contractor for Charles H. Tyler and Kerry A. W. Tyler. Construct temporary tents, electrical generator and lights for a private party on commercial property at 36 Pheasant Lane, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $6,000. Filed between May 12 and May 16. T.r. Sono Partners, Norwalk, contractor for self. Replace the tenant in an existing commercial space with no construction at 116 Washington St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $1,000. Filed May 14. Town of greenwich, Greenwich, contractor for self. Construct temporary tents and lights for a fundraiser on public property at 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $3,000. Filed between May 12 and May 16. Town of greenwich, Greenwich, contractor for self. Build a temporary office trailer near beachfront at Todds Driftway Lane, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $5,000. Filed between May 12 and May 16. Town of Wilton, Wilton, contractor for self. Perform alterations to the antennas of an existing commercial space at 128 Mather St., Wilton. Estimated cost: $21,000. Filed May 15. Wolford retail Builders, contractor for Edens. Perform interior alterations to an existing commercial space for a new tenant at 4543 Main St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $535,000. Filed May 13.

RESIdEnTIaL 21-23 East Putnam ave Co. L.L.C., Greenwich, contractor for self. Perform minor interior alterations to an existing residence for a new tenant at 21 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Estimated cost: $3,000. Filed between May 12 and May 16. american Carpet South inc., Passaic, N.J., contractor for Shari Cooke. Install new cabinets in the kitchen of an existing singlefamily residence at 15 Madison Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed May 16. andino, Juana. Bridgeport, contractor for self. Perform exterior renovation of two gable dormers for windows at 16 Platt Place, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $18,000. Filed May 13. archer renovations & Construction, contractor for Greta Simone Alain, trustee. Perform interior renovations to an existing single-family residence at 13 Fairmount Drive, Danbury. Estimated cost: $3,200. Filed between April 28 and May 9. Benham, Stan and robert Benham, Norwalk, contractor for self. Remove attic, kitchen cabinets and sink, revert attic bed and bathroom to a second-floor apartment at 20 Wilton Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $5,000. Filed May 14. Blansfield Builders inc., Danbury, contractor for John V. Faraci Jr. and Hea Faraci. Build patio, sitting wall and an exterior masonry fireplace at an existing single-family residence at 62 Ridge St., Greenwich. Estimated cost: $41,000. Filed between May 12 and May 16.

Campos, Olga, Norwalk, contractor for self. Amendment to include entry portico with steps to grade at 3 Hollow Tree Road, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $4,000. Filed May 13. Carousel Development, Weston, contractor for Thomas C. Janson. Construct a new pavilion at an existing single-family residence at 73 Lords Highway, Weston. Estimated cost: $25,000. Filed April 29. Connecticut Demolitions inc., Greenwich, contractor for 32 Willowmere Circle L.L.C. Demolish an existing single-family residence at 32 Willowmere Circle, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed between May 12 and May 16. Cousins, ashley B. and Michele r., Wilton, contractor for self. Perform work in the basement of an existing single-family residence at 84 Forest Lane, Wilton. Estimated cost: $25,000. Filed May 7. Dominick, Paula a. and Salvatore M. Dominick, Wilton, contractor for self. Add a deck to an existing single-family residence at 43 Wicks End Lane, Wilton. Estimated cost: $60,000. Filed May 6. East Coast renovators L.L.C., Stratford, contractor for 162 Pine Street L.L.C. Add a firewall in basement to separate laundry from general basement area at 162 Pine St., Greenwich. Estimated cost: $2,000. Filed between May 12 and May 16. Eisenberg, Janet and Jeff L. Manza, Wilton, contractor for self. Perform additions and alterations to an existing single-family residence at 29 Grey Rocks Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $325,000. Filed May 6. Fainelli, Douglas W., Greenwich, contractor for self. Change bathroom tub to shower and install plumbing in an existing single-family residence at 2 Putnam Hill, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $2,000. Filed between May 12 and May 16. FJC Designs & Constructions L.L.C., Greenwich, contractor for CAZ Properties L.L.C. Perform renovations on the kitchen, bathroom and remove boiler and radiators and install new heating and air conditioning in attic at 18 Cary Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $58,500. Filed between May 12 and May 16. Florczyk, Urszula, Wilton, contractor for Donald R. Mimlitch. Perform alterations to an existing single-family residence at 36 Village Walk, Wilton. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed May 15.

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Fortier, richard P., Newtown, contractor for Cha Walker and Megan Tabor. Replace interior doors, upgrade kitchen, install washer and dryer and remodel two bathrooms at 172 Putnam Park, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $80,000. Filed between May 12 and May 16. garcia, neriberto, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Remodel a kitchen in an existing single-family residence at 1839 Central Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed May 12. gimbrere, Michael, Greenwich, contractor for Robert Gee and Rosemary Gee. Perform fit-out of an existing single-family residence, expand kitchen and add a twocar garage with storage above at 38 Pine Hill Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $30,000. Filed May 13.

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NEWSMAKERS plus awards and events PRICE NAMED PRESIDENT Wallingford-based Edible Arrangements L.L.C. announced that Robert Price, former senior vice president and chief marketing officer for CVS/pharmacy, has been named president of the fruit bouquet company.

FARMHOUSE REPLICA BOOSTS CAMPAIGN In support of the Greenwich Land Trust’s $1.5 million campaign to restore and maintain the Louise Mueller Preserve on Round Hill Road, People’s United Bank has funded the design and construction of an approximately 1/10th scale replica of the property’s farmhouse at 5’x10’. The preserve provides the Greenwich Land Trust with four acres of open space, including gardens and orchards, the farmhouse, three barns, a stone potting shed and the remains of a greenhouse.

XEROX SUPPORTS MUSEUM The Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum has received a major grant of $20,000 from the Xerox Foundation in support of its educational and cultural programs. The 1864 mansion on the Norwalk waterfront is a rarity, predating many of America’s landmark estates by decades, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. (A page 1 story on the mansion in the May 19 FCBJ misspelled Mathews as Matthews.)

Lockwood Mathews’ Patsy Brescia, left, and Susy Gilgore accept a check from foundation President Mark Conlin.

VETERAN MARKETER AND BIGELOW TEA JOIN CT CHALLENGE EFFORT The Southport-Based CT Challenge welcomes Pamela (Pam) Dey as director of marketing, communications and digital strategy. Dey possesses more than 20 years experience in brand building and will expand the reach of the state’s health, wellness and nutrition programs to a broader audience of cancer survivors. And through, Fairfield-based, Bigelow Tea Co. CT Challenge will be better able to help cancer survivors rebuild, improve and prolong their lives through mind-body health, exercise, nutrition and community-building support programs tailored to their needs.

Cindi Bigelow, left, and Jeff Keith.

VOICES FOR CHILDREN WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS Connecticut Voices for Children, a New Haven-based organization dedicated to improving opportunities for children across the state, has three new board members. David Nee, a Fairfield resident, recently retired as the first executive director of the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, founded in 1993 to improve education for Connecticut’s children. Nancy Roberts (not pictured), a resident of West Hartford, is the former president of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, a regional association of grant makers in Connecticut, where she served for 22 years. Ann Baker Pepe, a Hamden resident, serves as the director of development at the Foote School, an independent K-9 preparatory school in New Haven

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ATTORNEY TO RECEIVE STATE SOCIAL STUDIES AWARD The statewide Connecticut Council for Social Studies named Stephen P. Wright, of the law firm Goldman, Gruder & Woods, as one of four recipients of the 2014 Bruce Fraser Friends of Social Studies Award. The award is given to nonteaching professionals who have shown outstanding support for the social studies and its teaching in Connecticut, according to the council.

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Hotel Zero Degrees in Norwalk announced that it has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. The accolade is given to establishments that consistently receive outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.

The Norwalk Parking Authority presents “Vicarious” as the summer exhibit for Maritime Garage Gallery, at 11 N. Water St. Exhibiting artists include Ingrid Baron, Bobbie Bernstein, Hu Lindsay, Gayle Gleckler, Maya Santagelo and Heidi Lewis Coleman. Free and open to the public from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

SCORE Fair�ield County and the Westport Library present a free Internet marketing small business workshop, “Content Marketing for Small Businesses,” 6-8 p.m. Check-in at 5:30 p.m., Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport. Register at scorenorwalk.org.   The Southern Connecticut chapter of Society for Human Resource Management will host a dinner program on big data, 5:30 p.m. networking; 6 p.m. dinner; followed by the program with William McDonald, director of human resources, IBM’s Smarter Workforce unit. The Norwalk Inn & Conference Center, 99 East Ave., Norwalk. $45 members; $35 in-transition members; $58 nonmembers; $15 students. Richard Guy Wilson, will give an 11 a.m. talk titled, “Edith Wharton’s Gilded Age: Fiction and Architecture.” This lecture will explore Edith Wharton’s interest in the visual arts and how her houses impacted her �iction. A book signing courtesy of Elm Street Books in New Canaan will follow.

The Stratford Chamber of Commerce, an af�iliate of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, will hold a ribbon cutting and open house at 4 p.m. to welcome Caregiver’s Home Solutions to 2875 Main St, Suite 200 in Stratford. Stratford Mayor John Harkins will attend. Contact Mary Dean at 203-335-3800 or dean@brbc.org, for more information.

Westport Resources Charity Golf Classic at Connecticut Golf Club, 915 Black Rock Tpk., Easton, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. bene�itting Fair�ield County Community Foundation. Entry fee: $450 / golfer; $1,500 / foursome. For more information, contact Chris DeLaura at Westport Resources: 203-226-0222.

CPA SOCIETY ELECTS LEADERS The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants announced three Fairfield County CPAs have been elected its board of directors for the 2014-2015 year: President-elect Bruce L. Blasnik, CPA of Stamford; partner in the firm of O’Connor Davies L.L.P. in Stamford; Treasurer Frank A. Rowella Jr., CPA of Ridgefield; managing partner of Reynolds & Rowella L.L.P., with offices in Ridgefield and New Canaan; and Member-at-Large/Advisory Council Chairman Eliot M. Bassin, CPA, certified fraud examiner of Stamford; partner in the firm of Bregman & Company P.C. in Stamford. 

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on the record Guaglianone, Victor F., Wilton, contractor for self. Perform additions and alterations to an existing single-family residence at 66 Pine Oak Lane, Wilton. Estimated cost: $462,000. Filed May 7. Guildin, Andreas and BR., Greenwich, contractor for self. Demolish an old garage and build a new garage with second floor, laundry room, office and mudroom at 3 Wesskum Wood Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $198,500. Filed between May 12 and May 16. Gustavson, Richard, Danbury, contractor for self. Build a new attached garage with a workshop at Bronson Road, Danbury. Estimated cost: $52,000. Filed between April 28 and May 9. Hunter, Henry, Norwalk, contractor for self. Perform repairs due to broken water pipe, replace sheetrock, remove secondfloor closet and install hardwood flooring in an existing single-family residence at 196 Silvermine Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed May 15. Johnson, Amalia and John Johnson, Norwalk, contractor for self. Perform additions for mudroom and half bathroom in an existing single-family residence at 17 Amundsen St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $45,000. Filed May 14. JWH Designs L.L.C., Rye, N.Y., contractor for Andrew B. Morton. Perform interior alterations to the kitchen, pantry and bathroom of an existing single-family residence at 271 Lake Ave., Greenwich. Estimated cost: $250,000. Filed between May 12 and May 16. L Manea L.L.C., Weston, contractor for Jennifer Carberry and Helen Plaia. Repair, enlarge and connect decks at an existing single-family residence at 9 Fall Ridge Road, Weston. Estimated cost: $16,000. Filed April 29. Lazzaaro, Joseph, Norwalk, contractor for self. Rebuild the front wall and roof of a residential garage at 174-176 Jones Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $3,600. Filed May 14. LCC Home Improvement, Stratford, contractor for Jose Gonzalez. Construct an access ramp on residential property at 167 Linen Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $3,000. Filed May 15. Macnicholl, Jim, Bethel, contractor for Barbara Gladnick and Gerald Gladnick. Remodel two existing bathrooms on the first floor in a condominium at 204 Gillies Lane, Unit 1/03, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $25,000. Filed May 14. Marcelo, Luz Maria Lourdes O. and Jonathan P. Tan, Wilton, contractor for self. Add a deck to an existing single-family residence at 37 Sugar Loaf Drive, Wilton. Estimated cost: $12,000. Filed May 6. Mastroni Excavating Inc., Monroe, contractor for Kat Lupo and Jonathan J. Lupo. Demolish a garage at an existing single-family residence at 325 Shore Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $5,500. Filed between May 12 and May 16. Matailo, Pilar, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Perform interior renovations to the dormer of an existing single-family residence at 170 Alba Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $7,000. Filed May 15. New Neighborhood L.L.C., Bridgeport, contractor for self. Perform interior renovations to the doors and walls in an existing single-family residence at 306 Judson Place, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $400. Filed May 13.

Newton, Becky J. and Mark A. Newton, Wilton, contractor for self. Perform additions and alterations to an existing single-family residence at 21 Scarlet Oak Drive, Wilton. Estimated cost: $35,000. Filed May 6. North Atlantic Construction Corp., Stamford, contractor for Mid-Fairfield Aids Project L.L.C. Relocate kitchen on second floor, create new bathroom, add new closets and two bedrooms on first floor and create an office in basement space at a twofamily residence at 9 Moore Place, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $55,000. Filed May 14. Orkney, William, Groton, contractor for ECP East Avenue L.L.C. Re-roof office building at 69 East Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $33,100. Filed May 13. Perschino, Glenn, Norwalk, contractor for Stephen Wegiel. Construct a front porch with stairs at an existing single-family residence at 14 Hawkins Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed May 16. Placido Investments L.L.C., contractor for self. Perform interior demolitions and renovations in an existing single-family residence at 25 Rowan St., Danbury. Estimated cost: $2,000. Filed between April 28 and May 9. R&F Services, Trumbull, contractor for Waterman 3030 Park. Combine separate apartments into one at 3030 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $28,000. Filed May 13. Richard Purcell Construction, Westport, contractor for John Wanat and Jean Wanat. Perform second-floor additions to sitting room, bedroom and bathroom at 17 Grays Farm Road, Weston. Estimated cost: $200,000. Filed April 29. Rivera, Jorge, Southport contractor. Perform interior renovations to the basement of an existing single-family residence at 760 Lakeside Drive, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed May 14. Roccos Real Estate & Yard L.L.C., Danbury, contractor for self. Construct a temporary accessory pole garage building at 24 Beaver Brook Road, Danbury. Estimated cost: $10,500. Filed between April 28 and May 9. Samuel Edward and Samantha Parker III, Weston, contractor for self. Add frost wall foundation to a kitchen in an existing single-family residence at 166 Newtown Turnpike, Weston. Estimated cost: $50,000. Filed May 12. Schuman, Susan Frances, Danbury, contractor for self. Replace a porch and roof on an existing single-family residence at 47 James St., Danbury. Estimated cost: $1,200. Filed between April 28 and May 9. Schwartz, Terrie L. and Christopher J. Giovino, Wilton, contractor for self. Construct an in-ground pool at an existing single-family residence at 63 Liberty St., Wilton. Estimated cost: $50,000. Filed May 1. Szabo, Steve, Norwalk, contractor for Ron McKnight. Remove and install roof of an existing single-family residence at 8 Splitrock Road, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $8,980. Filed May 14.

Toll CT II L.P., Newtown, contractor for Greyrock of Wilton L.L.C. Construct a new house at 6 River Ridge Lane, Wilton. Estimated cost: $503,980. Filed May 7. Toll CT II L.P., Newtown, contractor for Greyrock of Wilton L.L.C. Construct a new house at 3 River Ridge Lane, Wilton. Estimated cost: $526,470. Filed May 7. Truvue L.L.C., Trumbull, contractor for Ryan Hercheroether. Perform interior renovations to an existing single-family residence at 9 Rome St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $45,000. Filed May 16. Turner, Marcia, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Build out a basement in an existing single-family residence at 301-303 Garfield Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $1,000. Filed May 13. Valley Roofing & Siding Inc., Ansonia, contractor for Charles Krueger. Remove and install roof of an existing single-family residence at 39 East Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed May 14. Valverde, Raul A. and Samaniego Valverde, Danbury, contractor for self. Construct additions to a half bathroom in an existing single-family residence at 34 Olive St., Danbury. Estimated cost: $2,500. Filed between April 28 and May 9. Warrington Homes L.L.C., Darien, contractor for Laura Grable. Perform fit-out of a new single-family residence with two and one-half stories and an interior two-car garage at 1 Rowayton Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $87,000. Filed May 14. Westchester Modular Homes, Bethel, contractor for Patricia Kirsch and John Kirsch. Construct a new modular home with a two-car garage, front portico, central air conditioning, finished attic, basement and patio on side porch at 8 Dorchester Lane, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $750,000. Filed between May 12 and May 16. Z & G Home Improvement L.L.C., Wilton, contractor for Roger and Uta Peters Randall. Construct new master bathroom, laundry room, bedroom, bathroom and sitting room in an existing single-family residence at 42 Silver Ridge Common, Weston. Estimated cost: $190,000. Filed May 8.

COURT CASES

Bridgeport District Court Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co., Hartford. Filed by Pamela G. Neuendorf, Shelton. Plaintiff’s attorney: Coyne, Von Kunn, Brady & Fries, Stratford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this motor vehicle suit against the defendant alleging that she collided with an underinsured motorist and suffered injury. The insurance policy carried by the underinsured motorist is inadequate to fully compensate for the damages. The plaintiff alleges that her injuries are the legal responsibilities of her insurance company, the defendant. The plaintiff claims judgment and money damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interests and costs and such other relief in equity or law may provide. Filed May 12. Case No. 14cv6042943.

Tide Mill Restoration L.L.C., Fairfield, contractor for Mikov Svetoslav and Amy Jansen. Perform basement renovations and bathroom installation in an existing single-family residence at 15 Grey Fox Lane, Weston. Estimated cost: $37,000. Filed April 29.

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MCVAC Enviromental Services Inc., New Haven. Filed by Aldaine Hines, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: James O. Gaston. Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendant alleging that he was hit by a car driven by an employee of the defendant. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interests and costs. Filed May 12. Case No. 14cv6042980. Progressive Northwestern Insurance Company, Mayfield Village, Ohio. Filed by Jannette Marzan, et al., Stratford. Plaintiffs’ attorney: David J. Laudano, Stratford. Action: The plaintiffs have brought this insurance suit against the defendant alleging that they suffered in a car accident while under the defendant’s insurance coverage. They have submitted a claim to the insurance company, the defendant, yet they had failed to compensate the plaintiffs for their loss, resulting in a breach of contract. The plaintiffs claim money damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other relief as is just and equitable. Filed May 13. Case No. 14cv6042985. Safeco Insurance Company of Illinois, Hartford. Filed by Doythia McKenzie, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: James O. Gaston. Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff has brought this motor vehicle suit against the defendant alleging that she collided with an underinsured motorist and suffered injury. The insurance policy carried by the underinsured motorist is inadequate to fully compensate for the damages. The plaintiff alleges that her injuries are the legal responsibilities of her insurance company, the defendant. The plaintiff claims judgment and money damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interests and costs. Filed May 12. Case No. 14cv6042947. Shrom Properties L.L.C., Bridgeport. Filed by the Water Pollution Control Authority of the city of Bridgeport, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Russell D. Liskov, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach of contract suit against the defendant alleging that it had not paid for services provided to the defendant. The plaintiff has made a demand for the balance of $1,085, yet has not received payment. The plaintiff claims monetary damages, taxable costs, interest, attorney’s fees and any just and further relief as deemed appropriate by the court. Filed May 12. Case No. 14cv6042969. Sonic Entertainment Group L.L.C., et al., Stratford. Filed by American Express Bank FSB, Salt Lake City, Utah. Plaintiff’s attorney: Benjamin P. Mann, Zwicker & Associates, Enfield. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach of contract suit against the defendants alleging that they had failed to make timely payments to the plaintiff for a credit account. The plaintiff has declared the entire outstanding principal balance due and has made a demand for the balance of $11,288. The plaintiff claims $11,288 in monetary damages and court costs. Filed May 12. Case No. 14cv6042944.

Danbury District Court Devito Builders, Hartford. Filed by Amazon Concrete Inc., Danbury. Plaintiff’s attorney: Randall J. Carreira, New Preston. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach of contract suit against the defendant alleging that it had not paid for construction goods provided to the defendant. The plaintiff has made a demand for the balance of $11,445. The plaintiff claims monetary damages, costs, prejudgment interest, post judgment interest and such other and further relief as deemed appropriate by the court. Filed May 12. Case No. 14cv6015162.

EAN Holdings L.L.C., et al., St. Louis, Mo. Filed by Laurie A. Psenicnik, New Milford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Collins Hannafin P.C., Danbury. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendants alleging that she was hit by a car owned by the defendants. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interests and costs and such other and further relief as the court may deem fair and just. Filed May 8. Case No. 14cv6015139.

Geico General Insurance Co., Hartford. Filed by Michelle Shushan, Stamford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Nicholas R. Nesi, East Haven. Action: The plaintiff has brought this motor vehicle suit against the defendant alleging that she collided with a motorist and suffered injury. The plaintiff alleges that her injuries are the legal responsibilities of her insurance company, the defendant. The plaintiff claims money damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interests and costs. Filed May 12. Case No. 14cv6022123.

Lake Candlewood Building & Renovation L.L.C., et al., Bethel. Filed by Brenda Gilbert, et al., Danbury. Plaintiffs attorney: Christopher G. Winans, Danbury. Action: The plaintiffs have brought this breach of contract suit against the defendants alleging they gave the defendants $20,000 to begin building a new house for them. Plaintiffs canceled the transaction and demanded a return of their deposit, yet had not received payment. Plaintiffs claim money damages, prejudgment interest, post-judgment interest, attorney’s fees, punitive damages and such other relief as the court deems in equity. Filed May 6. Case No. 14cv6015118.

Great Northern Insurance Co., Hartford. Filed by Margaret M. Cole, Greenwich. Plaintiff’s attorney: Nusbaum & Parrino, P.C. Action: The plaintiff has brought this motor vehicle suit against the defendant alleging that she collided with an underinsured motorist and suffered injury. The insurance policy carried by the underinsured motorist is inadequate to fully compensate for the damages. The plaintiff alleges that her injuries are the legal responsibilities of her insurance company, the defendant. The plaintiff claims judgment and money damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interests and costs and such other and further relief as the court may deem just and equitable. Filed May 12. Case No. 14cv6022120.

N & S Auto Sales L.L.C., et al., Danbury. Filed by David Periello, Southbury. Plaintiff’s attorneys: Minchella & Associates L.L.C., Middlebury. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendants alleging that he slipped on defective staircase owned by the defendants and sustained injury. This dangerous condition was allegedly allowed to exist due the negligence of the defendants and their employees. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000, costs and such other and further relief as the court may deem just and equitable. Filed May 12. Case No. 14cv6015156. Wausau Medmal Management Services L.L.C., Wausau, Wis. Filed by Clear Data Strategies L.L.C., Danbury. Plaintiff’s attorney: Pastore & Dailey L.L.C., Stamford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach of contract suit against the defendant alleging that it had been contracted to provide software systems to the defendant. The defendant allegedly failed to monitor the implementation of the software system and failed to provide timely approval dates, making it impossible for the plaintiff to perform obligations. Plaintiff claims damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs. Filed May 8. Case No. 14cv6015143. Western Connecticut Medical Group Inc., et al., Danbury. Filed by Connie Lock, Danbury. Plaintiff’s attorney: Russell J. Berkowitz, Stamford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this medical malpractice suit against the defendants alleging that they failed to properly administer anesthesia during spinal surgery. As a result, plaintiff allegedly went into hypoxia, causing her to sustain permanent brain damage. Plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interests and costs and any further relief in law or equity, which may appertain. Filed May 8. Case No. 14cv6015136.

Stamford District Court David Alvarado Technologies, Stamford. Filed by Lev & Berlin P.C., Norwalk. Plaintiff’s attorney: Mark Stern & Associates L.L.C., Norwalk. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach of contract suit against the defendant alleging that it had not been provided with proper equipment and services bought from the defendant. The plaintiff has made a demand for goods to conform and comply with the express warranty provided by the defendant. The plaintiff claims monetary damages, costs, prejudgment interest, treble damages and such other and further relief as in law or equity may pertain. Filed May 5. Case No. 14cv6022075.

JMS Carting L.L.C., Stamford. Filed by the city of Stamford. Plaintiff’s attorney: John P. Regan, Stamford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach of contract suit against the defendant alleging that it had not paid for waste-disposal services provided to the defendant. The plaintiff has made a demand for the balance of $200,630. The plaintiff claims monetary damages, taxable costs, interest, attorney’s fees and any just and further relief as deemed appropriate by the court. Filed May 13. Case No. 14cv6022130. USI Facilities Management Services Inc., et al., Stamford. Filed by Marsha Humphrey, Stamford. Plaintiff’s attorney: John J. Morgan, Stamford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendants alleging that she slipped on a slippery floor owned by the defendants and sustained injury. This dangerous condition was allegedly allowed to exist due to the negligence of the defendants and their employees. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000, costs and such other and further relief as the court may deem just and equitable. Filed May 9. Case No. 14cv6022112.

SUPERIOR COURT Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich. Filed by Mary Ann Gibson, West Haven. Plaintiff’s attorney: Zeldes, Needle & Cooper P.C., Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff has brought this product liability suit against the defendant alleging that she was unable to brake a car produced by the defendant and sustained injuries in a crash. This defective design was allegedly allowed to exist due to the negligence of the defendant and its employees. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $75,000, compensatory damages, punitive damages, attorney’s fees, interest, costs and such other and further relief as may pertain. Filed May 15. Case no. 14cv00698. GE Capital Retail Bank, Schenectady, N.Y. Filed by Jodie Cowan. Plaintiff’s attorney: Lemberg & Associates L.L.C., Stamford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this classaction suit against the defendant related to unfair debt collection practices. Plaintiff alleges the defendant made illegal automated calls to the defendant’s cell phone despite not getting the plaintiff’s permission. Plaintiff claims $5 million in monetary damaged, injunctive relief to prevent unlawful practices, statutory damages, treble damages and such other and further relief in law or equity may appertain. Filed May 14. Case no. 14cv00696.


on the record Hartford Hospital, Hartford. Filed by Antonio Pizzoferrato. Plaintiff’s attorney: Jeffrey D. Cedarfied, Bristol. Action: The plaintiff has brought this age discrimination suit against the defendant alleging that he was underpaid due to a dispute over his job designation. The defendant allegedly told the plaintiff he was too old for his position and was retaliated against and fired. Plaintiff claims his old position back, all pay and fringe benefits, breach of contract award, costs, attorney’s fees and such other and further relief as may pertain. Filed May 15. Case no. 14cv00702. Karma Culture L.L.C. Filed by Barbara Zakhar. Plaintiff’s attorney: Shepherd, Finkelstein, Miller & Shah L.L.P., Chester. Action: The plaintiff has brought this classaction suit against the defendant alleging that it misrepresented its vitamin water products. Specifically, the defendant allegedly claimed that mixing vitamins with water would impede the effectiveness of the vitamins over time, when there was no evidence to back this claim. Plaintiff claims $5 million in monetary damages, injunctive relief to prevent misleading advertising, unlawful profits, statutory damages, general damages, special damage and attorney’s fees. Filed May 14. Case no. 14cv00693. Keystone Equipment Finance Corp., West Hartford. Filed by Sojitz American Capital Corp., N.Y. Plaintiff’s attorney: Day Pitney LLP, Hartford. Action: The plaintiff is minority shareholder of the defendant. The plaintiff has brought this suit against the defendant alleging that it acted in an illegal, oppressive and fraudulent manner against the plaintiff. The defendant allegedly refused dividends due to plaintiff, refused to sell and refused request for the plaintiff to inspect the finances of the defendant. Plaintiff claims dissolution of the defendant and such other and further relief as the court may deem fair and necessary. Filed May 15. Case no. 14cv00697. Metro-North Commuter Railroad, New Haven. Filed by Curtis Evans, West Haven. Plaintiff’s attorney: Charles Goetsch Law Office L.L.C., New Haven. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal-injury suit against the defendant alleging that he was injured in a train crash on the defendant’s train. The crash was allegedly due to the defendant’s negligence in that it failed to properly monitor the train’s speed. Plaintiff claims monetary damages in a judgment and any such other and further relief as the court finds just and equitable. Filed May 16. Case no. 14cv00704. Midland Funding L.L.C., et al. Filed by Gary Palmer, Greenwich. Plaintiff’s attorney: Law Offices of Joanne Faulkner, New Haven. Action: The plaintiff has brought this fair debt collection suit against the defendants alleging they tried to collect debt that they knew had expired and threatened to take illegal action against the plaintiff. Plaintiff claims statutory damages, costs, attorney’s fees, and such other and further relief as the court may deem fair. Filed May 14. Case no. 14cv00691. Midland Funding L.L.C., et al. Filed by Gary Palmer, Greenwich. Plaintiff’s attorney: Law Offices of Joanne Faulkner, New Haven. Action: The plaintiff has brought this fair debt collection suit against the defendants alleging they falsely misrepresented debts owed by implying there could be interest applied to an interest-free account. Plaintiff claims statutory damages, costs, attorney’s fees and such other and further relief as the court may deem fair and necessary. Filed May 14. Case no. 14cv00692.

Pro Park America Inc. Filed by Sami Issu, Enfield. Plaintiff’s attorney: self representing. Action: The plaintiff has brought this discrimination suit against the defendant alleging that she had been fired due to her age, sex, religion and national origin. Plaintiff claims that defendant also terminated many others with the same religion and national origin as hers. Plaintiff claims consequential damages, a trial by jury and all other damages, which are applicable. Filed May 14. Case no. 14cv00695. Secor L.L.C., Hartford. Filed by Premium Sports Inc., San Francisco, Calif. Plaintiff’s attorney: Lonstein Law Office, Ellen Ville, N.Y. Action: The plaintiff has brought this copyright-infringement suit against the defendant alleging that it illegally intercepted the plaintiff’s media and broadcast it without their authorization. Plaintiff claims $260,000 in monetary damages, costs, attorney’s fees, statutory penalties, interest and any such other and further relief as the court finds just and equitable. Filed May 16. Case no. 14cv00706.

DEEDS

COMMITTEE DEEDS ATFH Real Property L.L.C., Jupiter, Fla. Appointed committee: Christopher Greenwood, Bridgeport. Property: 63-65 Fourth St., Bridgeport. Amount: $36,515. Docket no. 13cv6034655S. Filed May 13.

COMMERCIAL 25 Lockwood L.L.C., Greenwich. Seller: Suzanne B. Graham, Greenwich. Property: 21 Lake Drive, Greenwich. Amount: $1.5 million. Filed May 15. 34 Buckfield Lane L.L.C., Wilmington, Dela. Seller: Kimberly B. Fisher, Greenwich. Property: 34 Buckfield Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $1. Filed May 16. 34 Buckfield Lane L.L.C., Wilmington, Dela. Seller: Ashley B. Dewey, Vergennes, Vt. Property: 34 Buckfield Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $1. Filed May 16. 48 Cavalry L.L.C., Westport. Seller: Bell Homes Inc., Westport. Property: Lot 21, Map 1676, Weston. For no consideration paid. Filed April 28. 650 Brooklawn Avenue L.L.C., Fairfield. Seller: Steiber Realty L.L.C., Bridgeport. Property: 630-666 Brooklawn Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $815,000. Filed May 12. 73 Hollister L.L.C., Bridgeport. Seller: MVF Enterprises L.L.C., Southington. Property: 73 Hollister L.L.C., Bridgeport. Amount: $60,000. Filed May 13. 79 Strickland L.L.C., Greenwich. Seller: Susan Limocelli, Cotuit, Mass. Property: 79 Strickland Road, Greenwich. Amount: $805,000. Filed May 15. Chester Woodfield L.L.C., Stamford. Seller: Frederic A. Bourke Jr., Aspen, Colo. Property: 17 Fort Hills Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $9 million. Filed May 15. DGR Leasing Inc., Norwalk. Seller: John Mete, Norwalk. Property: 11 Sheila Court, Norwalk. Amount: $158,400. Filed May 16. Frei Real Estate L.L.C., Bridgeport. Seller: Stadler Construction L.L.C., Bridgeport. Property: 72 Marion St., Bridgeport. Amount: $99,750. Filed May 12.

Glennbern L.L.C., Westport. Seller: Samuel F. Bell, Palm Beach, Fla. Property: 18 Aspentuck Glenn, Weston. For no consideration paid. Filed April 28. Grassy Plains Development L.L.C., Westport. Seller: Grassy Plains, Westport. Property: 33 Grassy Plains Road, Westport. Amount: $525,000. Filed May 9. Hollowood L.L.C., Yonkers, N.Y. Seller: Katherine Vitti, Greenwich. Property: 7 Hollow Wood Lane, Parcel A, Greenwich. Amount: $175,000. Filed May 12. JOA Greenwich L.L.C., Greenwich. Seller: Michael L. Ossorio, Naples, Fla. Property: West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. Amount: $2.5 million. Filed May 13. Lucien Investors L.L.C., Stratford. Seller: CT Tax Liens 5 L.L.C., Farmington. Property: 30 Park Blvd., Bridgeport. Amount: $60,000. Filed May 12. MSA CT L.L.C., Boca Raton, Fla. Seller: Jairo M. Machado, Stamford. Property: 9 Melrose Ave., Greenwich. For no consideration paid. Filed May 16. New Kimar L.L.C., Greenwich. Seller: Associated Properties II L.L.C., Westport. Property: 623 Steamboat Road, Greenwich. Amount: $4.8 million. Filed May 16. Rock Harbor Builders L.L.C., Sherman. Seller: Codfish Hill Construction L.L.C., Bethel. Property: 173 Walnut Hill Road, Bethel. Amount: $125,000. Filed May 9. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Oklahoma City, Okla. Seller: Bac Home Loan Servicing L.P., Norwalk. Property: 42 S. Main St., Unit 301, Norwalk. Amount: $10. Filed May 14. Seven MW Realty L.L.C., Westport. Seller: 670 Post Road L.L.C., Westport. Property: 670 Post Road, Westport. Amount: $1. Filed May 9. Shelter For The Homeless Inc., Stamford. Seller: Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now Inc., Norwalk. Property: Parcel A and B, Map 1937, Norwalk. Amount: $200,000. Filed May 16. Stadler Construction L.L.C., Bridgeport. Seller: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., McLean, Va. Property: 72 Marion St., Bridgeport. Amount: $99,750. Filed May 12. Stanton Devizes L.L.C., Greenwich. Seller: Daniel H. Fitzgerald, Greenwich. Property: North Street, Greenwich. Amount: $5.1 million. Filed May 16. Town of Weston, Weston. Seller: Mitchell L. Beck and Patricia A. Beck, Weston. Property: 101 Catbrier Road, Weston. Amount: in exchange for other property. Filed May 2. Westport Ave Partners L.L.C., New Rochelle, N.Y. Seller: Crest Motel Corp., Norwalk. Property: 596 Westport Ave., Westport. Amount: $12,660. Filed May 9.

QUIT CLAIM

650 Brooklawn Avenue L.L.C., Fairfield. Grantor: Tony Makari, Bridgeport. Property: 942-944 Madison Ave. and 938-940 Madison Ave., Bridgeport. For no consideration paid Field May 12. 9 Aspetuck Lane L.L.C., Weston. Grantor: Quadrat Property Series, Weston. Property: 9 Aspetuck Lane, Weston. Amount: $1. Filed April 28. Adatto, Eleonora C., trustee, Norwalk. Grantor: Eleonora C. Adatto, Norwalk. Property: 12 Dock Road, Norwalk. Amount: $10. Filed May 14. Allen, Dayna L., Newtown. Grantor: William E. Allen, Newtown. Property: Parcel A-1, 6679, Newtown. For an undisclosed amount. Filed May 5. Allison, Diana and Alice V. Goodman, Westport. Grantor: Alice V. Goodman, Westport. Property: 40 Pequot Trail, Westport. Amount: $1. Filed May 14. Amorim, Giselle Fernandes, Bethel. Grantor: Szymon Kostyk, Bethel. Property: 8 Cherry Lane, Bethel. Amount: $10. Filed May 9. Bank Street Real Estate Management Corp., Bridgeport. Grantor: Eldad Yagen, Bridgeport. Property: 44-46 Rosedale St., Bridgeport. For no consideration paid. Filed May 15. Bardos, Lynda M., Norwalk. Grantor: Peter J. Bardos, Norwalk. Property: 166 Richards Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $1. Filed May 14. Blair, Douglas and Gretchen McMahon, Norwalk. Grantor: Suntrust Bank, Norwalk. Property: 199 Gregory Blvd., Unit F-4, Norwalk. For no consideration paid. Filed May 13. Blanco, Felicia, Vincent Grieco and Joseph Grieco, Newtown. Grantor: Paulo Grieco and Rose Grieco, Newtown. Property: 14 Stone Gate Drive, Newtown. Amount: $1. Filed May 6. Boyle, Julita A., Newtown. Grantor: William P. Boyle, Newtown. Property: 31 Fawnwood Road, Newtown. Amount: $1. Filed May 9. Buchamam, Robin Lynn, Newtown. Grantor: Louis J. Holland, Newtown. Property: Little Brook Lane, Newtown. For no consideration paid. Filed May 5. Carusone, Fausto and Steven A. Carusone, Westport. Grantor: Fausto Carusone, Westport. Property: 97 Newtown Turnpike, Weston. For no consideration paid Field April 30. Cirignano Limited Partnership #3, Bayville, N.Y. Grantor: Cirmin Development L.L.C., Bayview, N.Y. Property: Lots 7, 8, 9, 10, Map 209, Bethel. Amount: $1. Filed May 6. Cirignano Limited Partnership #3, et al., Bayville, N.Y. Grantor: Cirmin Development L.L.C., Bayview, N.Y. Property: Lot 11, Map 209, Bethel. Amount: $1. Filed May 6.

13 Turkey Hill Drive L.L.C., Trumbull. Grantor: Scott Garrett, Westport. Property: 13 Turkey Hill Road, Westport. For no consideration paid. Filed May 6.

Durkin, Suellyn O’Rourke, trustee, Westport. Grantor: John Thomas Durkin and Suellyn O. Durkin, Westport. Property: 7 Clifford Lane, Westport. Amount: $1. Filed May 6.

500 North Avenue L.L.C., Stratford. Grantor: Millionaire Club Inc., Stratford. Property: 2060 E. Main St., Bridgeport. Amount: $1. Filed May 15.

Ewen, Ann, trustee, Newtown. Grantor: Ann Ewen, Newtown. Property: 8 Hillcrest Drive, Newtown. For no consideration paid. Filed May 15.

Foltopoulos, Theone, trustee, Norwalk. Grantor: Theone Foltopoulos, Norwalk. Property: Parcel A, Map 8426, Norwalk. Amount: $1. Filed May 15.

Sisto Enterprises L.L.C., Shelton. Grantor: Deborah Ann Farrell, Shelton. Property: 89 Codfish Hill Road, Bethel. For an undisclosed amount. Filed May 15.

Glennbern L.L.C., Westport. Grantor: Bell, Samuel F., Palm Beach, Fla. Property: 14 Aspetuck Glenn, Weston. For no consideration paid. Filed April 28.

Solinger, Elizabeth E., trustee, Westport. Grantor: Irwin D. Sollinger and Elizabeth E. Sollinger, trustees, Westport. Property: 102 Bayberry Lane, Westport. Amount: $1. Filed May 8.

Glennbern L.L.C., Westport. Grantor: Bell, Samuel F., Palm Beach, Fla. Property: Lot 10, Map 2703, Weston. For no consideration paid. Filed April 28. Goodman, Alice V., Norwalk. Grantor: Alice V. Goodman, Norwalk. Property: 204 Westport Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $1. Filed May 16. Iacono, Louise D. and Ludovico A. Ianoco, Wilton. Grantor: Bryce M. Birdsall, Ancram, N.Y. Property: 148 Drum Hill Road, Wilton. Amount: $1. Filed May 5. Izokaitis, Mandy, Carley Barbosa and Tammy Sullivan-Colwell, Derby. Grantor: James Norling, Sebring, Fla. Property: 36 Housatonic Drive, Newtown. For an undisclosed amount. Filed May 13. Joseph, Neila, Bridgeport. Grantor: Junior Joseph, Bridgeport. Property: 79-81 Bronx Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $1. Filed May 13. McDonough, Joanne M. and William J. McDonough, Weston. Grantor: Joanne M. McDonough, Weston. Property: 13 Scatacook Trail, Weston. Amount: $1. Filed May 2. Meghan Beard Inc., New York, N.Y. Grantor: Meghan L. Beard and Thomas T. Galati, Newtown. Property: 148 Taunton Hill Road, Newtown. Amount: $1. Filed May 6. Minino Homes Inc., Douglaston, N.Y. Grantor: Cirmin Development L.L.C., Bayview, N.Y. Property: Lots 3, 4, 5, 6, Map 209, Bethel. Amount: $1. Filed May 6. Nagy, Nicholas, Shelton. Grantor: Nicholas Nagy, trustee, Shelton. Property: 16 Hills Lane, Westport. For no consideration paid. Filed May 12. Nikki’s Future Holdings L.L.C., Norwalk. Grantor: Diana V. Romano, Norwalk. Property: Unit 234 of Rolling Ridge Condominium No. 3, Norwalk. Amount: $1. Filed May 16. Nimkoff, Louis and Robert Nimkoff, Winter Park, Fla. Grantor: Mary Nimkoff, trustee, Weston. Property: 26 Buttonball Lane, Weston. For no consideration paid. Filed April 22. Pawleska, Margorzata and Janusz Pawelski, Bridgeport. Grantor: Henry Pawelski, Bridgeport. Property: 295 N. Bishop Ave., Bridgeport. For no consideration paid Filed May 12. Pearl Harbor Estate L.L.C., Stamford. Grantor: Zhitao Song, Great Neck, N.Y. Property: 857 Pearl Harbor St., Bridgeport. For no consideration paid. Filed May 14. Pool, David C., Wilton. Grantor: Nancy A. Pool, Wilton. Property: 11 Bittersweet Trail, Wilton. For no consideration paid. Filed May 12. Pool, David C., Wilton. Grantor: Nancy A. Pool, Wilton. Property: Unit 5 of Village Walk Condominium, Wilton. For no consideration paid. Filed May 12.

Straughn Jr., Leyland, Bridgeport. Grantor: Cathy R. Straughn, Bridgeport. Property: 870 Briarwood Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $1. Filed May 15. Zielinski, Claire, Westport. Grantor: Claire M. Zielinski, Westport. Property: 24 High St., Westport. Amount: $1. Filed May 15.

RESIDENTIAL Allen, Steffen, Norwalk. Seller: Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas. Property: 187 Flax Hill Road, Unit C11, Norwalk. Amount: $185,000. Filed May 16. Almeida, Hilary Gail Fresman, trustee, Teaneck, N.J. Seller: Gerald Fresman and May Fresman, Teaneck, N.J. Property: 1 Briar Ridge Drive, Unit 33, Bethel. Amount: $1. Filed May 7. Alston, Catherine O., Bronx, N.Y. Seller: Gerald Garceau, Guilford. Property: 3436 Herkimer St., Bridgeport. Amount: $240,000. Filed May 13. Alward, Bernardine M., Newtown. Seller: Toll CT III L.P., Newtown. Property: 1231 Brookside Home, Newtown. Amount: $357,943. Filed May 7. Armstrong, Elizabeth R. and Mark R. Armstrong, Greenwich. Seller: Mark R. Armstrong and Elizabeth R. Armstrong, Greenwich. Property: 40 Crescent Road, Greenwich. For no consideration paid. Filed May 15. Armstrong, Elizabeth R. and Mark R. Armstrong, Greenwich. Seller: Mark R. Armstrong, Greenwich. Property: 40 Crescent Road, Greenwich. For no consideration paid. Filed May 15. Armstrong, Elizabeth R. and Mark R. Armstrong, Greenwich. Seller: Elizabeth R. Armstrong, Greenwich. Property: 40 Crescent Road, Greenwich. For no consideration paid. Filed May 15. Arreguin, Jose, Esperanza Contreras, Silverio Contreras Avalos and Veronica Alvarez, Norwalk. Seller: Louise Esposito, Las Vegas, Nev. Property: 8 Meredith Court, Norwalk. Amount: $503,000. Filed May 13. Barnes, Alfonzo, Bridgeport. Seller: Alaerte Alves, Bridgeport. Property: 58 Rocton Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $230,000. Filed May 14. Baxer, Marta H. Mulyk, Newtown. Seller: John Faig and Kristin Faig, Norwalk. Property: 47 Winding Lane, Norwalk. Amount: $549,000. Filed May 16. Beck, Patricia A. and Mitchell L. Beck, Weston. Seller: Town of Weston. Property: 101 Catbrier Road, Weston. Amount: in exchange for other property. Filed May 2. Blaber, Jacquelyn and Justin Blaber, Denver, Colo. Seller: Special Assets L.L.C., Trumbull. Property: 40 Elmwood Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $545,000. Filed May 14.

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on the record Boughner, Franziska Kluge and Robert Boughner, Greenwich. Seller: Matthew H. Johnson Jr., Weston. Property: 33 Old Mill Road, Weston. Amount: $433,300. Filed May 9. Bowers, Cynthia L. and Anthony D. Bowers, Carlsbad, Calif. Seller: Brendan T. Baker and Jenna A. Baker, Westport. Property: 12 Rayfield Road, Westport. Amount: $1.7 million. Filed May 13. Broady, Diana and Raymond Broady, San Diego, Calif. Seller: Manuel Pires and Fernanda Pires, Westport. Property: 5 Abbot’s Lane, Westport. Amount: $1.6 million. Filed May 6. Brown, Nancy J., Norwalk. Seller: Italia Cordovano, Norwalk. Property: 153 Rowayton Woods Drive, Norwalk. Amount: $430,000. Filed May 13. Butcher, Pascale, Bridgeport. Seller: Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas. Property: 150 Beachview Ave., Unit 288, Bridgeport. Amount: $123,000. Filed May 15. Byrne, Tara A. and Robert F. McNutt, Stamford. Seller: Andrew W. Hull and Christina Hull, Norwalk. Property: Lot 41, Map 1048, Norwalk. Amount: $354,000. Filed May 12. Caggiano, Elena E. and Marco J. Caggiano, New York, N.Y. Seller: Norma Smith, Westport. Property: 16 Compo Parkway, Westport. Amount: $3 million. Filed May 8. Cairns, Megan and Daniel Cairns, Bethel. Seller: Andrew J. Etter and Danielle Etter, Houston, Texas. Property: 6 Adams Drive, Bethel. Amount: $260,000. Filed May 15. Calvey, Grace M. and Brian J. Calvey, Darien. Seller: Toll CT III L.P., Newtown. Property: 1236 Brookside Home, Newtown. Amount: $435,661. Filed May 5. Carpini, Katherine and James Delli Carpini, Weston. Seller: Patricia Menti, Bethel. Property: 37 Reservoir St., Bethel. Amount: $200,000. Filed May 7.

Coman, Gavina and Michael Coman, Westport. Seller: 28 Ferry Lane East L.L.C. Westport. Property: 28 Ferry Lane, Westport. Amount: $3.3 million. Filed May 5. Connor, Lily Ross and Matthew Magsig, East Hamton, N.Y. Seller: David J. Kappos and Leslie Y. Kimball, New York, N.Y. Property: 30 Charcoal Hill Road, Westport. Amount: $1.7 million. Filed April 28.

Ferreira, Sergio, Stratford. Seller: Maria L. Bonilla-Guzman and Flor Guzman, Bridgeport. Property: 55 Concord St., Bridgeport. Amount: $55,000. Filed May 12.

Cozzolino, Maria M. and George R. Cozzolino, Newtown. Seller: Toll CT III L.P., Newtown. Property: 1232 Brookside Court, Newtown. Amount: $399,712. Filed May 12.

Finazzo, Lina, New Fairfield. Seller: Bethel Danbury Two L.L.C., White Plains, N.Y. Property: 8 Bristol Terrace, Unit 3704, Bethel. For an undisclosed amount. Filed May 16.

Dall, Janeth Maria Alfredsson and Jonathan Dall, Wilton. Seller: Eric R. Myers and Michele C. Myers, Wilton. Property: 8A, Map 4774, Wilton. Amount: $990,000. Filed May 5.

Fischer, Karen L. and Harold E. Fischer, Weston. Seller: Claudio Ridolfi, Weston. Property: 16 Hill Crest Lane, Weston. Amount: $1.2 million. Filed May 16.

Damle, Sucheta and Sarvesh Damle, Stamford. Seller: Mark A. Newton and Becky J. Newton, Wilton. Property: 21 Scarlet Oak Drive, Wilton. Amount: $658,000. Filed May 8. Demartin, Joanna L., New York, N.Y. Seller: Thomas P. Libonate, Farmington. Property: 7 Saw Mill Road, Weston. Amount: $875,000. Filed May 2. Devassy, Nedumpully J., Stamford. Seller: Albert J. Gombar Jr. and Linda J. Gombar, Westport. Property: 16 Highland Road, Westport. Amount: $602,000. Filed May 8. DiBuono, Amanda L. and James P. DiBuono, Danbury. Seller: George R. Cozzolino and Maria M. Cozzolino, Bethel. Property: 23 Pound Sweet Road, Bethel. Amount: $500,000. Filed May 9. Distel, Christine, Norwalk. Seller: Justin D. Lemay and Jessica A. Lemay, Norwalk. Property: Unit 2 of Glenrock Condominium, Norwalk. Amount: $652,800. Filed May 14. Dolan, Debra E., Wilton. Seller: Betsy C. Gillin, Salem, N.H. Property: 48 Cedar Road, Wilton. Amount: $600,000. Filed May 13.

Carrena, Luis, Easton. Seller: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Property: 2370 North Ave., Unit 10F, Bridgeport. Amount: $68,000. Filed May 13.

Dolzall, Christina and Craig Ashurst, Newtown. Seller: Debbie Aurelia Halstead, Newtown. Property: 21 Copper Creek Circle, Newtown. Amount: $185,000. Filed May 13.

Carusone, Fausto, Westport. Seller: Sam H. Sadegi, Wilton. Property: 97 Newtown Turnpike, Weston. Amount: $150,000. Filed April 30.

Doran, Leah and David Doran, Greenwich. Seller: Bernard Kinahan, Greenwich. Property: 12 Webb Ave., Greenwich. Amount: $880,000. Filed May 12.

Chazur, Jason, Bridgeport. Seller: U.S. Bank N.A. Property: 476 Hawley Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $155,100. Filed May 14.

Du Toit, Ingrid and Gavin F. Du Toit, Greenwich. Seller: Salvatore Sabia and Elizabeth Sabia, Greenwich. Property: 9 Fado Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $1.5 million. Filed May 15.

Cheshire, Cheng R., Shelton. Seller: Sandra Torony and Gregory Maret, Newtown. Property: Lot 5, Map 6425, Newtown. Amount: $434,000. Filed May 8. Cho, Susan P. and Anthony J. Piperno III, New York, N.Y. Seller: Dennis Jay Crumbine and Maureen D. Crumbine, Greenwich. Property: 150 Pecksland Road, Greenwich. Amount: $3.3 million. Filed May 15. Coblenz, Craig, Rye, N.Y. Seller: Greenwich Academy Inc., Greenwich. Property: 20 Church St., Unit B15, Greenwich. Amount: $465,000. Filed May 12. Colbert, Amy Foster and Ross Colbert, Norwalk. Seller: Ashlin C. Quirk, Norwalk. Property: 333 Flax Hill Road, Norwalk. Amount: $420,000. Filed May 12.

Farberov, Lubov and Michael Farberov, Norwalk. Seller: Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas. Property: 4 Wayfaring Road, Norwalk. Amount: $235,000. Filed May 16.

Ercan, Metin Riza, Watertown. Seller: George C. Guidera Jr., Redding. Property: 7 Banks Drive, Weston. Amount: $400,000. Filed April 24. Eyerly, William, Bridgeport. Seller: The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, New York, N.Y. Property: 2625 Park Ave., Unit 15H, Bridgeport. Amount: $41,400. Filed May 12. Ezzo, Diane M., Norwalk. Seller: Matthew Herring, Norwalk. Property: Unit 5-9 of Ledgebrook Condominium, Norwalk. Amount: $269,000. Filed May 13. Fable, Ellen S., Westport. Seller: Rachel O’Connor, Newtown. Property: 30 Watkins Drive, Newtown. Amount: $425,000. Filed May 16.

Fleisher, Robbie-Lyn, Westport. Seller: Michael D. Fleisher, Brooklyn, N.Y. Property: 29 Blue Ribbon Drive, Westport. Amount: $1. Filed May 7. Fox, Melissa M. and Colin L. Fox III, Norwalk. Seller: Scott L. Mangan and Susan D. Mangan, Wilton. Property: 43 Old Highway, Wilton. Amount: $850,000. Filed May 9. Fredriksen, Monica and Scott Spezzano, Norwalk. Seller: Gregory W. Plonowski and Debbie Plonowski, Norwalk. Property: Lot 1, Map 7984, Norwalk. Amount: $331,000. Filed May 15. Garofalo, David, Monroe. Seller: Frances Vaneedan, Bridgeport. Property: 35 Hingins Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $73,000. Filed May 12. Gilbert, Meera and Andrew Gilbert, Greenwich. Seller: 33 Club Road Partners L.L.C., Greenwich. Property: 33 Club Road, Greenwich. Amount: $5.9 million. Filed May 14. Gittes, Adam L. and Ellen P. Gittes, Greenwich. Seller: Kenneth Brandes and Paula Brandes, Greenwich. Property: 32 Welwyn Road, Greenwich. Amount: $2.2 million. Filed May 14. Golden, Michael R. and Susan E. Golden, Greenwich. Seller: Daryl Byrne Fleuren, Goodlettsville, Tenn. Property: Unit 124, Building 10 of Greenwich Hills Condominium III, Greenwich. Amount: $785,000. Filed May 13. Gomes, Carlos R., West Haven. Seller: Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Property: 34 Mencel Circle, Unit 197, Bridgeport. Amount: $55,500. Filed May 12. Gordon, Julie and Christopher F. Greene, Norwalk. Seller: Benjamin L. Peck and Jelueh M. Peck, Norwalk. Property: Lot 18, Grand View Park, Norwalk. Amount: $425,000. Filed May 16. Gray, Hope and Jeffrey Tamucci, Norwalk. Seller: Jeffrey Tamucci, Norwalk. Property: 2 Woodland Court, Norwalk. Amount: $1. Filed May 14. Harris, Terry L., Stratford. Seller: Suntrust Mortgage Inc., Richmond, Va. Property: 46 Hamilton St., Unit 4, Bridgeport. Amount: $64,414. Filed May 12.

Koche, Saryn and Kevin Koche, New York, N.Y. Seller: Michael Harris Smith, Westport. Property: 6 Bobwhite Drive, Westport. Amount: $1.8 million. Filed May 15. Kozlark, Margaret A. and Randy A. Heller, Norwalk. Seller: James P. Fossi, Norwalk. Property: Lot 2, Map 8525, Norwalk. Amount: $458,500. Filed May 13. Kropp, Matthew and Rosanne Kropp, Wayne, Pa. Seller: Paul Joseph Santacaterina and Mary Louise Santacaterina, Weston. Property: 39 Silver Ridge Common, Weston. Amount: $1.6 million. Filed May 14. Laing, Ariel and John Laing, Wilton. Seller: James O’Brien and Karen C. O’Brien, South Salem, N.Y. Property: 47 Spoonwood Lane, Wilton. Amount: $927,500. Filed May 14. Lancetti, Louise A. and Sebastian M. Lancetti, Greenwich. Seller: Margarita Freyre Tomai, Greenwich. Property: 70 North St., Greenwich. Amount: $1.4 million. Filed May 12. Laverty, Eunice, Brookfield. Seller: Christopher J. O’Connor and Lisa J. O’Connor, Newtown. Property: 37 Sugar St., Newtown. Amount: $170,000. Filed May 13. Lee-Farlow, Michelle and Matthew C. Farlow, New York, N.Y. Seller: Noel B. Velasco and Jennifer B. Velasco, Westport. Property: 8 Wakeman Road, Westport. Amount: $2.3 million. Filed May 12 Lerner, Caryn Ann, Westport. Seller: George S. Lawrence Jr. and Trish M. Lawrence, Westport. Property: 24 Vista Ave., Westport. Amount: $2.4 million. Filed May 15. Levin, Whitney S. and Ross B. Levin, Weston. Seller: Vivian Simmons, Weston. Property: 75 Steep Hill Road, Weston. Amount: $1.8 million. Filed April 21. Lewis, Mari and Ian Lewis, Weston. Seller: Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut, Bridgeport. Property: 186 Valley Forge Road, Weston. Amount: $543,500. Filed May 2. Linsky, Aaron, Norwalk. Seller: Thomas J. Wojciechowski and Julia M. Wojciechowski, Wilton. Property: Lot 13, Map 2242, Wilton. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed May 8. Li-Seabrooks, Huan H. and Michael LiSeabrooks, Bridgeport. Seller: Supreme Acquisitions L.L.C., New Haven. Property: 1324 E. Main St., Bridgeport. Amount: $245,000. Filed May 13. Lissette, James, Westport. Seller: Harold E. Fischer and Karen L. Fischer, Weston. Property: 130 Newtown Turnpike, Weston. Amount: $1.2 million. Filed May 16. Lublinsky, Tatiana, Boris Lublinsky and Michael Lublinsky, Westport. Seller: Michael C. Dawson and Connee J. Dawson, Westport. Property: 195 Regents Park, Westport. Amount: $870,000. Filed May 9. Mahr, Andras, Bridgeport. Seller: Carolan Sudol, Westport. Property: 10 Fresenius Road, Westport. Amount: $493,000. Filed May 7.

McCall, Louisa R. B. and Christian S. McCall, Greenwich. Seller: James L. Paradise Jr. and Elizabeth A. Paradise, Greenwich. Property: 520 North St., Greenwich. Amount: $2.7 million. Filed May 14. McDade, Michael, Bridgeport. Seller: The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Hartford. Property: 10 Olean St., Norwalk. Amount: $201,570. Filed May 14.

Pan, Qinfen, Stamford. Seller: Donald G. Eder and Doris L. Eder, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. Property: Unit 355 of Rolling Ridge Condominium, Norwalk. Amount: $234,000. Filed May 15.

McKenna, Kathleen A., Bethel. Seller: Eugene J. Gaisser and Kathleen Gaisser, Ridgefield. Property: 6 Idlewood, Unit 149, Bethel. Amount: $225,000. Filed May 16.

Parkinson Jr., Geoffrey, trustee, Greenwich. Seller: Susan Klein, Greenwich. Property: 13 Valley Drive, Greenwich. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed May 14.

Mejia, Maria A., Stamford. Seller: Bethel Danbury Two L.L.C., White Plains, N.Y. Property: 6 Bristol Terrace, Bethel. For an undisclosed amount. Filed May 5.

Paul, Bradie and Craig Paul, Weston. Seller: Peter S. Stack and Sonya B. Stack, Switzerland. Property: 117 Treadwell Lane, Weston. Amount: $1.3 million. Filed April 21.

Mello, Regina L. and John D. Mello, Westport. Seller: Sholes Real Estate L.L.C., Westport. Property: 53 Turkey Hill, Road South, Westport. Amount: $1.8 million. Filed May 13.

Peck, Jelueh M. and Benjamin L. Peck, Norwalk. Seller: Judith L. Welty, Wilton. Property: 14 Wilton Acres, Wilton. Amount: $680,000. Filed May 16.

Messier, John L., Norwalk. Seller: DGR Leasing Inc., Norwalk. Property: 11 Sheila Court, Norwalk. Amount: $158,400. Filed May 16. Mitchell, Jennifer F. and Robert T. Mitchell, Wilton. Seller: Robert E. Murenia and Dale P. Murenia, Wilton. Property: Lot 2, Map 3337, Wilton. Amount: $335,000. Filed May 13.

Peele, Patricia L. and Franklin D. Peele, Bridgeport. Seller: Luz Santiago and Juan Vazquez, Bridgeport. Property: 120 Woodrow Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $225,000. Filed May 15. Pizarro, Daniel, Trumbull. Seller: Mario Jaisaree, Bridgeport. Property: Lots 126 and 127, Willow St., Bridgeport. Amount: $115,000. Filed May 12.

Moranski, John J., et al., Fairfield. Seller: Nancy C. Saipe, Westport. Property: 9 Hen Hawk Lane, Westport. Amount: $665,000. Filed May 5.

Poreman, Susan M. and Mark T. Poreman, Norwalk. Seller: Thomas T. Thresher and Maureen B. Thresher, Wilton. Property: 167 Heather Lane, Wilton. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed May 6.

Morris, Christopher J., Brookfield. Seller: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., McLean, Va. Property: 10 Maple Avenue Extension, Bethel. Amount: $110,000. Filed May 7.

Presley, Alexis B., Douglas F. Presley and Daryl Styner-Presley, Westport. Seller: Tory A. Sullivan, Norwalk. Property: 71 Aiken St., Unit L1, Norwalk. Amount: $327,000. Filed May 12.

Moschini, Aldo, Greenwich. Seller: Tracy Mullen, Greenwich. Property: 396 North St., Greenwich. Amount: $3.8 million. Filed May 16.

Pribyl, Sarah and Jeffrey Pribyl, New York, N.Y. Seller: George N. Fugelsang and Susan P. Fugelsang, Gulf Stream, Fla. Property: 17 Calhoun Drive, Greenwich. Amount: $3.3 million. Filed May 16.

Mossa, Jacqueline H., Norwalk. Seller: Lori J. Kaine and Kenneth G. Kaine, Wilton. Property: 9 Fairfax Ave., Wilton. Amount: $472,700. Filed May 13.

Ravert, Linda, Ridgefield. Seller: Patricia A. Hargraves, Bethel. Property: 8 Vera Drive, Bethel. Amount: $295,000. Filed May 8.

Mustafaj, Marline B. and Orhan Mustafa, Bridgeport. Seller: Charles Sandlin and Judith Sandlin, Bridgeport. Property: 55 Rusling Place, Bridgeport. Amount: $140,000. Filed May 12. Nedeljko, Sherri and Matjas Nedeljko, Loveland, Ohio. Seller: Bethel Danbury Two L.L.C., White Plains, N.Y. Property: 7 Hopkins Court, Unit 6302, Bethel. Amount: $452,400. Filed May 12. Nikou, Jennifer, New Rochelle, N.Y. Seller: Rosalind Childs Fogg and Gardner E. Fogg, Saint Louis, Mo. Property: Unit 408 of Palmer Point Condominium, Greenwich. Amount: $404,800. Filed May 12. Niv, Caitlin P. and Dror Niv, Greenwich. Seller: Constance L. Carroll, Greenwich. Property: 78 Pecksland Road, Greenwich. Amount: $8.9 million. Filed May 15.

Jenner, Amy, Weston. Seller: John S. Anastasi and Catherine M. Anastasi, Weston. Property: 22 White Oak Lane, Weston. Amount: $1.2 million. Filed May 16.

Marjani, Sadie L., Stamford. Seller: Amy S. Jenner, Weston. Property: 41 Merry Lane, Weston. Amount: $675,000. Filed April 22.

Nonirit, Christophe M., Norwalk. Seller: George Shedlock Jr. and Donna J. Shedlock, Bridgeport. Property: 134 French St., Bridgeport. Amount: $154,000. Filed May 13.

Johnson, Olivia and Jacek Bugaj, Jersey City, N.J. Seller: Anne S. Herndon, Wilton. Property: Parcel A, Map 290, Wilton. Amount: $685,000. Filed May 16.

Marks, Mathew M., Bridgeport. Seller: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Property: 57-59 Carleton Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $100,000. Filed May 13.

Nova, Ria and Josh Nova, Hong Kong. Seller: Monique Bosch and Fred Hawrysh, Westport. Property: 7 Hawthorne Lane, Westport. Amount: $1.5 million. Filed May 6.

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Owen-Smith, Jessica, Greenwich. Seller: James P. Crimmons, Placerville, Colo. Property: Riversville Road, Greenwich. Amount: $975,000. Filed May 16.

Rivera, Alberto, Bridgeport. Seller: Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas. Property: 327 Lexington Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $52,000. Filed May 15. Rock Harbor Builders L.L.C., Sherman. Seller: Codfish Hill Construction L.L.C., Bethel. Property: 175 Walnut Hill Road, Bethel. Amount: $125,000. Filed May 9. Rooney, Nancy B., Norwalk. Seller: Pennymac Loan Services L.L.C., Norwalk. Property: 49 Day St., Unit 202, Norwalk. Amount: $115,000. Filed May 12. Sandberg, Dorothy H. and Garrett B. Sandberg, Greenwich. Seller: Gregory B. Hertz, Greenwich. Property: Lot 6, Prospect St., Greenwich. Amount: $829,000. Filed May 16. Sarzynski, Marta and Tomasz Sarzynski, Norwalk. Seller: Marta Sarzynski, Norwalk. Property: 52 Barbara Drive, Norwalk. Amount: $1. Filed May 16. Scheck, Zuzana and Mark Scheck, Stratford. Seller: Elizabeth J. Petrino, Bridgeport. Property: 1610 Fairfield Ave., Unit 110, Bridgeport. Amount: $23,750. Filed May 12.


on the record Segiet, Andrea R. and William W. Segiet Jr., San Antonio, Texas. Seller: Jay C. Swift and Nora A. Swift, Bethel. Property: 7 Carriage Drive, Bethel. Amount: $410,000. Filed May 7. Serrano, Ismael, Bridgeport. Seller: Omar Arce, Bridgeport. Property: 120-124 Reed St., Bridgeport. Amount: $230,000. Filed May 12. Stoupnitzky, Marianne and Gregory Stoupnitzky, Greenwich. Seller: Ann D. Smith, Greenwich. Property: 40 W. Elm St., Unit 2D, Greenwich. Amount: $1.3 million. Filed May 12. Strawn, Danielle M. and Leonard O. DaSilva, Bethel. Seller: Patricia B. Ives, Newtown. Property: Lot 16, Map 2576, Newtown. Amount: $315,000. Filed May 9. Taro, Nicholas Anthony and Diana Taro, Greenwich. Seller: Mark D. Kandl and Paula Kandl, Greenwich. Property: 45 Prospect St., Greenwich. Amount: $525,000. Filed May 14. Vargas, Andres Silva and Maria Ines Iregui Chala, Bridgeport. Seller: David Pierre, Bridgeport. Property: 122 Glenvale Terrace, Bridgeport. Amount: $98,000. Filed May 12. Velez, Juan C., Fairfield. Seller: The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, Chandler, Ariz. Property: 58 May St., Bridgeport. Amount: $128,000. Filed May 12. Veras, Leandra and Stephen Veras, Md. Seller: Elizabeth J. Austin and Mark S. Gerzfred, New York, N.Y. Property: 2612 North Ave., Unit A-4, Bridgeport. Amount: $180,000. Filed May 12. Vigneault, Lorraine H., Norwalk. Seller: Michael R. Vigneault and Lorraine H. Vigneault, Norwalk. Property: 206 Gregory Blvd., Norwalk. For no consideration paid. Filed May 16. Vincent, Jay T., Bethel. Seller: Bank of America N.A., Chandler, Ariz. Property: 24 Hickok Ave., Bethel. Amount: $58,000. Filed May 9. Walchuk, Elizabeth and Matthew Spring, Westport. Seller: Priscilla K. Boyle and J Gilbert Plantinga, Westport. Property: 22 Timber Lane, Westport. Amount: $850,000. Filed April 28. Wilder, Anastasia, Greenwich. Seller: Constance J. Stiles-Hewitt, Greenwich. Property: 1465 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Amount: $345,000. Filed May 12. Williams, Johnathan A., Newtown. Seller: Patrick H. Lynch, Bethel. Property: 84 Kingswood Road, Unit 17, Bethel. Amount: $236,500. Filed May 14. Worsdale, Jean E. and Raymond E. Worsdale, Westport. Seller: Michael Loughney and Bridget Loughney, Westport. Property: 34 Terra Nova Circle, Westport. Amount: $1.2 million. Filed May 14 Xia, Ping and Shihan Ma, Weston. Seller: Kerstin Mendeloff, Weston. Property: 27 High Noon Road, Weston. Amount: $754,500. Filed May 15. Yim, Sue and David Yim, Westport. Seller: Urs Leo Kaestli and Penny Sokotch Kaestli, Westport. Property: 118 Morningside Drive, Westport. Amount: $1.5 million. Filed May 13.

Zaro, Nancy and Joseph Zaro, Greenwich. Seller: J. David Heap and Margaret L. Heap, Greenwich. Property: 35 Langhorne Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $1.5 million. Filed May 16.

FORECLOSURES Balkcom, Sharon E., et al. Creditor: U.S. Bank N.A., Miamisburg, Ohio. Property: 101 Louisiana Ave., Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed May 12. Bortolot, Richard, et al. Creditor: Hudson City Savings Bank, Paramus, N.J. Property: 280 Beardsley St., Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed May 12. Cole, Michael D., et al. Creditor: JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Houston, Texas. Property: 409 Glendale Ave., Unit C-3, Bridgeport. Delinquent common charges. Filed May 14. Dos Santos, Reni A., et al. Creditor: Bank of America N.A., San Diego, Calif. Property: 11 Plumtrees Road, Bethel. Mortgage default. Filed May 12. Ellen, L., Jones, at al. Creditor: HSBC Bank USA, Fort Mill, S.C. Property: 29 North Ave., Westport. Mortgage default. Filed May 12. Jones, Kendrea N., et al. Creditor: PHH Mortgage Corp., Mount Laurel, N.J. Property: 202 C Virginia Ave., Unit 312, Bridgeport. Delinquent common charges. Filed May 14. Lajara, Angel, et al. Creditor: HSBC Bank USA N.A., Buffalo, N.Y. Property: 70 Strand St., Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed May 15. Prado, Luis P., et al. Creditor: JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Jacksonville, Fla. Property: 2430 Old Town Road, Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed May 13. Rodriguez, Jaime, et al. Creditor: Citimortgage Inc., Calabasas, Calif. Property: 157-159 Salem St., Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed May 13. Roussas, Vasiliki, et al. Creditor: First Niagara Bank, Buffalo, N.Y. Property: 217 Virginia Ave., Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed May 13. Stark, Michael, et al. Creditor: JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Jacksonville, Fla. Property: 212 Hawleyville Road, Bethel. Mortgage default. Filed May 5. Weston, Keith, et al. Creditor: Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Fort Mill, S.C. Property: 15 Sable St., Norwalk. Mortgage default. Filed May 13.

JUDGMENTS Axis Point L.L.C. and Terry Friedberg, Westport. $71,502 in favor of Rex Lumber Co., South Windsor, by Howard E. Kantrovitz, Hamden. Property: 118 Wilton Drive, Westport. Filed May 12. Garcia, Francy, Westport. $69,766 in favor of Cavalry SPV I L.L.C., Valhalla, N.Y., by Tobin & Melien, New Haven. Property: 6 Sue Terrace, Westport. Filed May 5. Giannitti, Ellen and Salvatore D. Giannitti Jr., Weston. $7,758 in favor of F & M Electrical Supply Co. Inc., Danbury, by Randall J. Carreira, New Preston. Property: 10 Christopher Hill, Weston. Filed April 21.

Godbout, Jennifer J. and Steven Godbout, Newtown. $894 in favor of Danbury Eye Physicians & Surgeons P.C., Danbury, by Joseph P. Latino, Waterbury. Property: 9 Ferris Road, Newtown. Filed May 15. Jordanides, Carol, Norwalk. $10,095 in favor of Amos Financial L.L.C., Stamford, by Law Offices of Frank N. Peluso, P.C., Stamford. Property: 5 Pink Cloud Court, Norwalk. Filed May 13.

Ovation Biotech Inc., 1720 Post Road East, Ste 214C, Westport. $42,092, quarterly payroll taxes. Filed May 5.

Paulemon, Markenson, 1837 Broadbridge Ave., Bridgeport. $10,640, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 14.

Pochodaj, Gregory, 5 River Road, Suite 107, Wilton. $232,196, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 8.

MECHANIC’S LIENSFILED

Tobias, Marcelo D., 51 Bassick Ave., Bridgeport. $9,351, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 14.

Lynch, David N., Wilton. $18,707 in favor of Asset Acceptance L.L.C., Warren, Mich., by Tobin & Melien, New Haven. Property: 83 Vista Road, Wilton. Filed May 5.

Westport Music Center L.L.C., 1460 Post Road East, Westport. $17,181, quarterly payroll taxes. Filed May 5.

Millberry, Cathy and James K. Millbury, Newtown. $635 in favor of Anesthesia Associates of Danbury P.C., Danbury, by Tolisano & Danforth L.L.C., Ellington. Property: 70 Currituck Road, Newtown. Filed May 12.

FEDERAL TAX LIENSRELEASED

Walker, Donna, Bethel. $1,534 in favor of PC Wood Floor and Supplies, West Hartford, by Shelton & Shelton L.L.C., West Hartford. Property: 5-7 Juniper Road, Bethel. Filed May 4.

LEASES Eva’s Deli, Bakery and Pizza L.L.C., by George Hartikostas. Lender: Maria Quitans. Property: 3777 Main St., Bridgeport. Term: 5 years, commencing June 1, 2014. Filed May 14. McDonalds USA L.L.C., by Catherine A. Griffin. Lender: 1700 Park Avenue L.L.C. Property: Lot 1A, Block 1011, Map 10-1, Bridgeport. Term: 30 years, commencing April 8, 2013. Filed May 13.

LIENS

FEDERAL TAX LIENSFILED Berman, Frauke and Richard Berman, 2 Sterling Drive, Westport. $310,606, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 7. Coleman, Paul, 129 Grovers Ave., Bridgeport. $156,110, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 13.

Aiello, Jennifer, 3 River Ave., Apt. 2B, Greenwich. $40,403, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 12. Brown, Dirk R., P.O. Box 2511, Westport. $20,575, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 5. Carter, Mary A. and John T. Carter, 160 Newfield Ave., Bridgeport. $9,138, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 14. Christensen, Karen A. and Jeffrey L. Christensen, 37 Bob White Lane, Wilton. $146,392, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 5. De Pietros Resturant Inc., 36 Riverside Ave., Westport. $21,262, quarterly payroll taxes. Filed May 5. DeSouza, Alexander, 375 Seaview Ave., Bridgeport. $32,549, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 14. England, Charmine and Samuel England, 29 Griffin Ave., Bridgeport. $19,970, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 14. Farrell, Joseph P., 4 Hawthorne Hill Road, Newtown. $25,884, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 12. Gerlach, Pamela, 16 Partridge Drive, Bethel. $9,614, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 5.

Davis, Anthony S., 2005 Chopsey Hill Road, Bridgeport. $34,603, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 14.

Gianopoulos, Constantine, 477 Riversville Road, Greenwich. $23,509, failure to file correct information returns. Filed May 14.

Dinino, Ennio, 123 Huntington Road, Newtown. $41,893, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 14.

Gianopoulos, Constantine, 477 Riversville Road, Greenwich. $18,715, failure to file correct information returns. Filed May 14.

Geary, Maryann T. and Robert F. Geary, 12 Ricky Beth Lane, Greenwich. $23,429, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 14.

Gianopoulos, Constantine, 477 Riversville Road, Greenwich. $18,170, failure to file correct information returns. Filed May 14.

Green, Jason M., 198 Newfield Ave., Bridgeport. $10,033, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 14.

Gianopoulos, Constantine, 477 Riversville Road, Greenwich. $15,933, failure to file correct information returns. Filed May 14.

Griffith, Bruce, 320 Seventh Ave, Apt. 134, Brooklyn, N.Y. $365,608, tax debt on personal income. Filed April 28.

Gianopoulos, Constantine, 477 Riversville Road, Greenwich. $3,759, failure to file correct information returns. Filed May 14.

Levy, Sloane and Glenn Blicht, 65 Old Driftway, Wilton. $125,337, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 12.

Lieberman, Lauren and Richard Lieberman, 102 Valley Road, Apt. 16, Greenwich. $41,356, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 12.

Murillo, Fernando, 42 Blueberry Hill Road, Weston. $67,333, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 5.

Ogrady, Paul V. and Michele V. Ogrady, 32 Indian Hill Road, Wilton. $12,653, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 12.

Crowther, Susan and Ivan Crowther, Wilton. Filed by Carpenter Construction L.L.C., Newtown. Property: 45 Belden Hill Road, Wilton. Amount: $2,202. Filed May 8. Trade Winds Construction, et al., Beacon Falls. Filed by Connecticut Hydronics L.L.C., Naugatuck, by Thomas Wargo. Property: 51 Hillside Road, Weston. Amount: $3,815. Filed May 7.

MECHANIC’S LIENSRELEASED Lametta & Sons Construction Co., Inc., et al., Westport. Released by U.S. Insulation Corp., Bethel, by John Taconis. Property: 55 Valley Road, Westport. Amount: undisclosed. Filed May 9.

LIS PENDENS 288 Knowlton Street L.L.C., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Thomas G. Ganim, Bridgeport, for Teresa Fernandes, et al. Property: 288 Knowlton St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $450,000, dated March 2007. Alston, Gregory V., Bridgeport. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 873-875 Kossuth St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $219,200, dated August 2008. ATFH Real Property L.L.C., Bridgeport. Filed by Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for the Water Pollution Control Authority For the city of Bridgeport. Property: 565-567 William St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a water use lien and all inchoate liens due to non-payment of fees. Filed May 13. Bonny, Richard K., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Leopold & Associates, Stamford, for Deutsche Bank National Trust, trustee, Los Angeles, Calif. Property: 505 Platt St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $171,000, dated November 2004. Brown, Patrick A., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for Deutsche Bank National Trust, trustee, Los Angeles, Calif. Property: 35 Seltsam St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $280,000, dated June 2006. Calise, Michael, Post Rost East and Uncas L.L.C., et al., Westport. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for Connecticut REO L.L.C. Property: 740-748 Post Road East, and 2A Owenoke Park, Westport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount. Dated May 2008. Filed May 9. Calloway, Heidi, et al., Norwalk. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for HSBC Bank USA N.A., Buffalo, N.Y. Property: 1 Shorefront Park, Norwalk. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $253,000, dated March 2004.

Cascella, Scott, et al., Norwalk. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for HSBC Bank USA N.A., Buffalo, N.Y. Property: 41 Wolfpit Ave., Unit 1-G, Norwalk. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $50,000, dated September 2004. Courtney, John D., et al., Bethel. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 49 Quaker Road, Bethel. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount. Dated May 1993. Filed May 13. Dejesus, Zelmira, Norwalk. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 17 Harriet St., Norwalk. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $195,000, dated July 2005. Deselin, Massimiliano, Newtown. Filed by The Witherspoon Law Offices, Farmington, for Newtown Savings Bank, Newtown. Property: 4 Still Hook Road, Newtown. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount. Dated May 2007. Filed May 12. Deutsche Bank National Trust, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg LLP, Stamford, for Success Village Apartments Inc., Bridgeport. Property: 200 Court D, Building 59, Apartment 200, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a statutory lien for past due common charges and assessments. Filed May 14. Effren, Jerry, et al., Norwalk. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for Citimortgage Inc., O’Fallon, Mo. Property: 10 Platt St., Unit 1, Norwalk. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $245,000, dated May 2004. Esposito, Linda H., et al., Norwalk. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, New York City. Property: 29 Adams Ave., Norwalk. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $326,250, dated April 2006. Feliciano, Robert M., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Mark A. Krasnow, Bridgeport, for Foxledge Condominium Association Inc., Bridgeport. Property: Unit 59 of Foxledge Condominium, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a statutory lien for past-due common charges and assessments. Filed May 13. Frost, Leroy A., et al., Greenwich. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for U.S. Bank N.A., trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 4 Willow Road, Greenwich. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $750,000, dated April 2007. Fusco, Alphonse A., et al., Norwalk. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 10 Robins Square East., Norwalk. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $292,500, dated April 2005. Ganley, Robert F., et al., Westport. Filed by Bendett and McHugh P.C., Farmington, for The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, New York City. Property: 124 Reservoir Ave., Westport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount. Dated May 2004. Filed May 14.

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on the record Godbout, Donald A., et al., Newtown. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for Caliber Home Loans Inc. Property: 26 Bradley Lane, Newtown. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount. Dated October 2012. Filed May 8.

Orengo, Adolfo A., Bridgeport. Filed by Marinosci Law Group P.C., Warwick, R.I., for Nationstar Mortgage L.L.C., Lewisville, Texas. Property: West Park Street, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $288,000, dated May 2008.

Hamilton, Jacqueline, Bridgeport. Filed by Marinosci Law Group P.C., Warwick, R.I., for Pennymac Loan Services L.L.C., Moorepark, Calif. Property: 1140 Kossuth St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $245,531, dated November 2008.

Pertinelli, Sally, Bridgeport. Filed by Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg LLP, Stamford, for Success Village Apartments Inc., Bridgeport. Property: 253 Court D, Building 42, Apartment 253, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a statutory lien for past due common charges and assessments. Filed May 14.

Hollant, Marie O., et al., Norwalk. Filed by Mark Sank & Associates L.L.C., Stamford, for West Cedar Manor Association Inc., Norwalk. Property: Unit 1 of Cedar Manor Condominium, Norwalk. Action: to foreclose on a statutory lien on property for past due common charges and assessments. Filed May 16. Kotos, Daniel J., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for HSBC Bank USA N.A., Buffalo, N.Y. Property: 77 Bartram Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $75,000, dated December 2007. Koval, Peter A., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for Bank of America N.A., Charlotte, N.C. Property: 393 Intervale Road, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $302,470, dated February 2008. Marozik, Helga and John Marozik, Weston. Filed by Dyan M. Kozaczka, Orange, for town of Weston. Property: 27 Richmond Hill, Weston. Action: to foreclose on a statutory lien on property for past due common charges and assessments. Filed May 5. Mitra, Spira and Jit Mitra, et al., Greenwich. Filed by Glass & Braus, Fairfield, for U.S. Bank N.A., trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 1397 King St., Greenwich. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $1 million, dated January 2007. Montero, Elayn and Anthony Montero, et al., Bethel. Filed by Dyan M. Kozaczka, Orange, for the Plumtree Heights II Condominium Association Inc., Bethel. Property: 37 Eagle Rock Hill, Unit 164, Bethel. Action: to foreclose on a statutory lien for past due common charges and assessments. Filed May 8. Naylor, Maryellen, Wilton. Filed by Cohen and Wolf P.C., Orange, for the town of Wilton. Property: 260 Ridgefield Road, Wilton. Action: to foreclose on a statutory lien on property for past due common charges and assessments. Filed May 6. Newsome Jr., Michael, Bridgeport. Filed by Ury & Moskow L.L.C., Fairfield, for Bridgeport Gateway Apartments Inc., Bridgeport. Property: 34 Alanson Road, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a cooperative association lien for past due common charges and assessments. Filed May 12. Nnacheta, Chukwuemeka C., Bridgeport. Filed by Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Eastwood Condominium Association of Bridgeport, Bridgeport. Property: 67 Louisiana Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a statutory lien for past due common charges and assessments. Filed May 13.

Trujillo, Janmarie and Edgar Negron, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Cohen and Wolf P.C., Orange, for Habitat for Humanity of Costal Fairfield Inc., Bridgeport. Property: 270 Bunnell St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a promissory note and mortgage deed in favor of the defendant in the original principal amount of $82,327, dated April 2006. Vladimirsky, Arkady, Bridgeport. Filed by Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for the Water Pollution Control Authority for the city of Bridgeport. Property: 1200-1204 E. Main St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a water use lien and all inchoate liens due to nonpayment of fees. Filed May 13. VMF REO1 Inc., Bridgeport. Filed by Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for the Water Pollution Control Authority for the city of Bridgeport. Property: 1225 Connecticut Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a water-use lien and all inchoate liens due to nonpayment of fees. Filed May 13. Wadas, Stephanie and Edward Wadas, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg L.L.P., Stamford, for Success Village Apartments Inc., Bridgeport. Property: 24 Court A, Building 27, Apartment 24, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a statutory lien for past due common charges and assessments. Filed May 14. Welty, Judith, et al., Wilton. Filed by Bendett and McHugh P.C., Farmington, for U.S. Bank N.A., trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 63 Wilton Crest Condominiums, Wilton. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $225,000, dated June 2005. Willie, Eileen M., et al., Bethel. Filed by Leopold & Associates, Stamford, for Bank of America N.A., Charlotte, N.C. Property: 5 Fleetwood Ave., Bethel. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount. Dated November 2006. Filed May 12.

MORTGAGES

Commercial 13 Turkey Hill Drive L.L.C., Stamford, by Harold Platz. Lender: Case Real Estate Capital L.L.C., Rochelle Park, N.J. Property: 13 Turkey Hill Road, Westport. Amount: $1.4 million. Filed May 6. 15 Arch Street Associates L.L.C., Wilton, by Joseph Tomas. Lender: Bankwell Bank, New Canaan. Property: 15 Arch St., and 13 Lynes Place, Norwalk. Amount: $2.5 million. Filed May 13.

650 Brooklawn Avenue L.L.C., Fairfield, by Tony Makari. Lender: Steiber Realty L.L.C., Fairfield. Property: 630-666 Brooklawn Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $612,500. Filed May 12. BLD Parcel I Owner L.L.C., Miami Beach, Fla., by Robert W. Christoph Jr. Lender: Department of Economic and Community Development, Hartford. Property: Stratford Avenue, Pembroke Street, Ann Street, East Main Street, Bridgeport. Amount: $10 million. Filed May 12. Distinctive Property Investments L.L.C., Las Vegas, Nev., by Diane Reis Braaten. Lender: Sachem Capital Partners L.L.C., Branford. Property: 46 Sunset Pass, Wilton. Amount: $63,000. Filed May 12. FXCM Holdings L.L.C., New York, N.Y., by Dror Niv. Lender: Bank of America N.A., Houston, Texas. Property: 78 Pecksland Road, Greenwich. Amount: $7.6 million. Filed May 15. J & J Greenwich L.L.C., Greenwich, by Jong Won Lee. Lender: New Millennium Bank, New Brunswick, N.J. Property: 1137 E. Putnam Ave. and 5 Sheephill Road, Greenwich. Amount: $620,000. Filed May 13. JOA Greenwich L.L.C., Greenwich, by Jong Won Lee. Lender: New Millennium Bank, New Brunswick, N.J. Property: West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. Amount: $2.5 million. Filed May 13. Lucien Investors L.L.C., Bridgeport, by John J. Dierna. Lender: Pinncle Financial Services L.L.C., Bridgeport. Property: 67 Red Oak Road, Bridgeport. Amount: $48,000. Filed May 12. Seven MW Realty L.L.C., Westport, by Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP, Waterbury. Lender: Bank of America N.A., Stamford. Property: 630 Post Road East and 670 Post Road East Westport. Amount: $9.6 million. Filed May 9. Stanton Devizes L.L.C., Greenwich, by D. T. Ignacio Jayanti. Lender: First Republic Bank, San Francisco, Calif. Property: 961 North St., Greenwich. Amount: $3.5 million. Filed May 16. Stanton Devizes L.L.C., Greenwich, by D. T. Ignacio Jayanti. Lender: First Republic Bank, San Francisco, Calif. Property: 961 North St., Greenwich. Amount: $70,000. Filed May 16. The Center For Family Justice Inc., Bridgeport, by Debra Greenwood. Lender: People’s United Bank, N.A., Bridgeport. Property: 753 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $680,000. Filed May 12. The Center For Family Justice Inc., Bridgeport, by Debra Greenwood. Lender: People’s United Bank, N.A., Bridgeport. Property: 753 Fairfield Ave., 748 State St., 754-756 State St., 951 Park Ave. and 738-740 State St., Bridgeport. Amount: $150,000. Filed May 12. Westport Ave Partners L.L.C., New Rochelle, N.Y., by Gerald S. Selisgohn. Lender: Astoria Federal Savings and Loan Association, Jericho, N.Y. Property: 596 Westport Ave., Westport. Amount: $6.7 million. Filed May 9.

650 Brooklawn Avenue L.L.C., Fairfield, by Tony Makari. Lender: Newtown Savings Bank, Newtown. Property: 942-944 Madison Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $907,500. Filed May 12.

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NEW BUSINESSES 3WG Specialty Paper, 23 Old Kings Highway, Greenwich 06870, c/o Ai Yang, Zhanbo Liu and Chunhua Li. Filed May 16. All God’s Children, 2445 Madison Ave., Bridgeport 06606, c/o Bertha Pleasant. Filed May 15. All Things Greek, 3777 Main St., Bridgeport 06606, c/o George Hatzikostas. Filed May 14. Alter Fabrication, 160 New Canaan Ave., Norwalk 06851, c/o Travis McCormack. Filed May 12. Alter Home Improvement and Fabrication, 160 New Canaan Ave., Norwalk 06851, c/o Travis McCormack. Filed May 12. Alter Home Improvement, 160 New Canaan Ave., Norwalk 06851, c/o Travis McCormack. Filed May 12. Angelina’s Restaurant, 1092 Post Road East, Westport 06880, c/o Pizza Dough L.L.C. Filed May 5. Baence Brothers Construction, 1052 Capital Ave., Bridgeport 06606, c/o Edvaldo Baence. Filed May 16. Bravo Parties, 163 Jones Ave., Bridgeport 06604, c/o Walter Carmasco. Filed May 15. Cathy’s Nail, 60 Huntington Turnpike, Bridgeport 06610, c/o Bac T. Nguyen. Filed May 15. Cathy’s Nail, 60 Huntington Turnpike, Bridgeport 06610, c/o Kim Heim Do. Filed May 15. Celeste Home Cleaning, 200 Main Ave., Apt. 1, Norwalk 06851, c/o Juan Rivera. Filed May 12. Charlotte Rauner Design, 50 Lafayette Place, Greenwich, c/o Edward Haskell. Filed May 12. Clutch Photography, 1610 Fairfield Ave., Unit 101, Bridgeport 06605, c/o Mariela Pinedo. Filed May 14. Compo Trading Co., 606 Post Road East, Unit 616, Westport 06880, c/o R B A L.L.C. Filed May 8. Crystal Dodge Jeep Ram City, 468 Putnam Ave., Greenwich 06830, c/o Jonathan Wade. Filed May 13. El Dan Market, 138 Marigolo Lane, Bridgeport 06606, c/o Lukengu Tshimpanga. Filed May 13. Gamel Grant, 26 Coltoun Ave., Bridgeport 06604, c/o Gamel Grant. Filed May 12. Giovanni’s Landscaping & Fencing, 11 Fairview Ave., Norwalk 06850, c/o Giovanni Chetta. Filed May 16. Jonathan Dubose, 39 Carroll Court, Bridgeport 06607, c/o Jonathan Dubose. Filed May 13. Jones Cleaning Service, 225 Anthony St., Bridgeport 06605, c/o Tammy Rosbuizo. Filed May 16.

Jones New York, 517 Westport Ave., Norwalk 06851, c/o Jones Apparel L.L.C. Filed May 14.

Wayne Street Grocery, 251 Wayne St., Bridgeport 06606, c/o Ruben D. Polanco. Filed May 12.

K & D Mini Mart, 823 Maplewood Ave., Bridgeport 06605, c/o Naomi Doran. Filed May 16.

We Go Pher You!, 34 Riverview Drive, Norwalk 06850, c/o Sheri M. Brown. Filed May 13.

L Mason Real Estate, 300 Cleveland Ave., Bridgeport 06604, c/o Louis Masson. Filed May 14.

PATENTS

Liberty Tax Service, 304 Main Ave., Suite 9, Norwalk 06851, c/o Fit Associates Inc. Filed May 14. Madison’s Closet, 5 Ely Ave., Norwalk 06854, c/o Shawn Boswell and Jessica Boswell. Filed May 12. Main Pizza House, 4171 Main St., Bridgeport 06606, c/o Ismet Yaglidere. Filed May 14. Mak’s Deli, 652 Brooklyn Ave., Bridgeport 06604, c/o Youssef Mukari. Filed May 15. Mario’s, 636 Brooklawn Ave., Bridgeport 06604, c/o Mario Teola. Filed May 12. Mi Pueblo Restaurant and Bakery L.L.C., 1222 State St., Bridgeport 06606, c/o Alexander Mortinez. Filed May 12. Michael’s At The Grove, 42 Vail Road, Bethel 06801, c/o Crystal Penny L.L.C. Filed May 6. Midtown Jazz Records, 12 E. Putnam Ave., Unit 393, Greenwich, c/o Julian Wild. Filed May 13. New Tonelli’s Restaurant, 41 High Grassy Plains Road, Bethel 06801, c/o Michael F. Lofrumento. Filed May 6. Nicoll Brooks, 12 Sasqua Road, Norwalk 06855, c/o Beth Nicoll. Filed May 13. Nine West Outlet, 517 Westport Ave., Norwalk 06851, c/o Nine West Holdings Inc. Filed May 14. Norwalk Cab Co., 163 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk 06854, c/o Norwalk Taxi Inc. Filed May 15. Paint Works House Painting & Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, 13 Glen Hill Road, Norwalk 06851, c/o Craig Saris. Filed May 16. Patricia Ann Dubose, 39 Carroll Court, Bridgeport 06607, c/o Patricia Ann Dubose. Filed May 13. Piehole Distilling Co., 801 Main Ave., Norwalk 06851, c/o Diageo Americas Supply Inc. Filed May 14. Steven A. Weisblatt, MD, 600 Steamboat Road, Greenwich 06830, c/o Steven A. Weisblatt, MD. Filed May 16. Teel Technologies Inc., 16 Knight St., Norwalk 06850, c/o Catherine Brown. Filed May 13. Thump Keg Brewing Co., 801 Main Ave., Norwalk 06851, c/o Diageo Americas Supply Inc. Filed May 16. True Commercial Real Estate L.L.C., 7 Hollybock Road, Suite 200, Wilton, c/o Dominick Musilli. Filed May 9.

The following patents were issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C.   Counterfeit deterrence using fullwidth array scans.  Patent no. 8,737,901 issued to Mark F. Enzien, Penfield, N.Y.; and Gregg A. Bonikowski, Rochester, N.Y.  Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.   Display screen with mobile printto-cloud software application icon.  Patent no. D705,809 issued to Shane Jewitt, Webster, N.Y.  Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.   Electronic shopper catalog.  Patent no. 8,738,456 issued to Neil Robert Sembower, Webster, N.Y.  Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.   Parcel advertising system and method.  Patent no. 8,738,441 issued to James Chen-Hwa Ho, Long Beach, Calif.; and Todd Avery Outten, Santa Monica, Calif.  Assigned to Zadspace, Inc., Norwalk.   Publish/subscribe broker messaging system and method.  Patent no. 8,738,704 issued to Daniel Stark, Webster, N.Y.; and Jeremy Lee Reitz, Marion, N.Y.  Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.   Purchase handoff in a travel search engine.  Patent no. 8,738,599 issued to Brian E. Barth, Palo Alto, Calif.; Stewart A. Kelly, Cupertino, Calif.; and Marcel D. Janssens, Palo Alto, Calif.  Assigned to Kayak Software Corp., Norwalk.   Substrate media height measurement system and method.  Patent no. 8,737,906 issued to Joannes N. M. de Jong, Hopewell Junction, N.Y.; and Thomas Wyble, Williamson, N.Y.  Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.   Systems and methods for enhanced cellular automata algorithm for traffic flow modeling.  Patent no. 8,738,336 issued to Ming Yang, Fairport, N.Y.  Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.   Video-based method for parking angle violation detection.  Patent no. 8,737,690 issued to Orhan Bulan, Greece, N.Y.; Robert P. Loce, Webster, N.Y.; Edgar A. Bernal, Webster, N.Y.; Yao Rong Wang, Webster, N.Y.; and Graham S. Pennington, Webster, N.Y.  Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.   Virtual electronic paymaster method and system.  Patent no. 8,738,480 issued to Elton T. Ray, Lakeville, N.Y.  Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.


BUSINESS CONNECTIONS ISSUES & POLICIES

EVENTS

No Summer Vacation for Many Business Issues

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tate lawmakers may have finished the 2014 session of the General Assembly earlier this month, but lots of work is just starting now on some of the most important issues they considered.

CBIA’s 2014 Environmental & Energy Conference

Task forces, committees, boards and other groups will be meeting throughout the summer and into the fall to study issues and in many cases, prepare recommendations for potential legislation in upcoming legislative sessions. Others are working on the regulatory angle of critical issues. Membership in these groups depends on the specific issues and what they’re asked to accomplish, but myriad interests are often represented: including state policymakers, legislators, advocates, professionals, business representatives, and others. Among the initiatives being explored this summer are those: f Improving Connecticut’s state and local tax system f Making Connecticut’s unemployment compensation system more fiscally stable f Creating a Connecticut Retirement Security Board and mandating a feasibility study on the creation and implementation of a public retirement plan f Investigating a plan to compensate employees who are out of work on family and medical leave

This program is sponsored by Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP, Day Pitney LLP, Pullman & Comley LLC, Murtha Cullina, and Halloran & Sage LLP.

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onnecticut’s premier environmental and energy conference welcomes keynote speaker Robert Klee, commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, along with leading experts in business energy and environmental issues.

f Expanding the state’s shared work program to more small businesses f Adopting a medical fee schedule for certain workers’ compensation-related services

Keynote speaker:

Obviously, these are very important issues to Connecticut employers who could be impacted by recommendations and, ultimately, decisions made. These groups are just another step in the process of potential legislation or regulation. There is much work to do to improve Connecticut’s economy, business climate, and competitiveness. f Read more at gov.cbia.com

Robert Klee, Commissioner, DEEP Klee will discuss his agency’s top priorities affecting Connecticut businesses. This annual program also features a legislative recap, regulatory review, and information-packed breakout sessions to help your business stay ahead of changes in policy and technology. Topics include: f Environmental compliance f EPA and DEEP enforcement trends

HEALTHCARE

f DEEP’s cleanup initiative

Access Health: State Exchange Focuses on Dollars

f Brownfields and development issues

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Last year, the board approved an assessment of 1.35% of premium which equals about $25.7 million.

f Energy opportunities for businesses of all sizes

At last week’s meeting, the board approved a 1.35% assessment for next year as well which could bring in about $28.2 million for the state’s exchange—close to half of its planned fiscal year budget of approximately $66.8 million.

Date: Friday, June 6, 2014

he state’s health insurance exchange (Access Health) will continue to meet this summer to prepare for its next open enrollment in November (for individuals) and to plan for its future. At its May meeting, Access Health’s Board of Directors discussed enrollment, marketing, and finances—including a market assessment the exchange uses to help pay for its operations.

This legislative session, the budget implementer bill (HB 5597) gave the state exchange the power to enforce this assessment on health and dental insurance carriers by reporting those who don’t pay up to the Connecticut Department of Insurance.

Subcommittees of the state exchange are expected to meet during the summer, including one on strategy. f Read more at gov.cbia.com

f Natural gas update

Time: Registration & continental breakfast: 7:30 am Program: 8:30 am–3:15 pm

SCAN TO REGISTER!

Place: Coco Key Resort & Convention Center 3580 East Main St., Waterbury Cost: EPC members, $65; CBIA members, $95; nonmembers, $125 f Register at cbia.com/events

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS CRITERIA

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n its third year, this popular award is open to any CFO who has worked a minimum of two years for a company in Fairfield County. Three winners will be chosen by a distinguished panel of judges; one from a company with fewer than 100 employees, another from a company with 101 to 500 employees and the third from a company with more than 500 employees.

NOMINATIONS ACCESSIBLE AT WESTFAIRONLINE.COM/CFO-OF-THE-YEAR-NOMINATE/ NOMINATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM NOW THROUGH AUG. 1

AWARDS CELEBRATION SAVE THE DATE, MEET THE CANDIDATES AND CELEBRATE THE 2014 FAIRFIELD COUNTY CFO OF THE YEAR WINNERS WITH GUESTS AND COLLEAGUES.

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