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FCBJ TODAY Your banker might be even less bullish than you … 3 Accounting board ponders a small business alternative to U.S. GAAP … 7
Gold coastal property: Restoration Hardware to renovate Greenwich Avenue landmark … 8
BY ALEXANDER SOULE
In the field: Kayak reportedly delays IPO amid continuing Facebook fallout … 11
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Tronox move comes amid court battle Chemical company pursues
Changing tastes, changing times As sales of antiques wanes, shop owner tweaks business
BY MARY SHUSTACK
arriet Roughan not only knows her antiques, but she knows her business. Estate Treasures of Greenwich, her longtime consignment shop in Riverside, has kept up with the times by fine-tuning its offerings. A simple walk through the 7,400-squarefoot treasure trove of a showroom will unearth everything from traditional English bone
china tea service to stately gilded-framed mirrors to estate jewelry dripping with gems – but it will also yield modern lamps, throw pillows, contemporary wooden boxes and reproduction cachepots. “The antiques business is not as strong at it was,” Roughan says. “That market has changed, and because it has changed and the young people’s decorating habits have changed, we have changed.” As with many antiques shops faced with Changing tastes, page 6
s it headed to court in an attempt to recover billions of dollars, chemicals giant Tronox Inc. simultaneously is relocating its headquarters to Stamford from Oklahoma City, with the state promising $3 million in financing. Tronox claims status as the world’s thirdlargest producer of titanium dioxide, with other producers including DuPont, Huntsman Corp. and Cristal Global. The pigment is used to whiten products ranging from paint to paper to plastic, with major Tronox customers including Benjamin Moore Paints, Sherwin Williams and PPG. In all, more than 1,000 companies buy titanium dioxide from Tronox, giving it an estimated 12 percent of the worldwide market share. In the three months ending March 31, Tronox reported an $86 million profit on revenue totaling $443 million. Tronox will add up to 100 jobs at 1 Stamford Plaza in Stamford, with the company offering cost-of-living adjustments for those that choose to move to the state. At deadline, Tronox had yet to list any open job positions on its website. The company’s arrival is a welcome development given Lonza AG’s decision to wind down its Norwalk office that once was the headquarters of Arch Chemicals, acquired by the Swiss company last year. In mid-May, the U.S. Department of Tronox move, Indeed, page 11
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BY ALEXANDER SOULE
Colangelo generates Ad Club buzz
n a recent ad campaign conceived by Colangelo for Burt’s Bees, a woman gazes at a half-dozen shades of gloss planted on a mirror by her own lips. As for Colangelo? It got more than twice as many smooches from Advertising Club of Connecticut judges – in tints of gold, silver and bronze. The Darien agency dominated the Advertising Club of Connecticut’s 2012 awards, taking home seven gold awards among 15 total, by far the most of any Fairfield County entity. Colangelo received two gold awards alone for its work for Diageo, which has its North American headquarters in Norwalk. Held in late May, it was the 58th annual awards show by the Ad Club, which marks its centennial next year. In all, the Ad Club gave out more than 80 gold, silver and bronze awards to 17 Connecticut-based agencies and shops. The show comes on the eve of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the biggest show for the communications industry, and amid an ongoing “creative cor-
ridor” effort to plant Fairfield County on the map as a destination for agencies looking to establish new offices. Despite its frequent trips to the dais, Colangelo missed out on the three top awards bestowed by the Ad Club. Cronin and Co. of Glastonbury took home the “gold pen” award for best copywriting, for its work on a TV ad campaign series for Liberty Bank. New Havenbased Aaron Kotowski Photography received the “gold brush” award for best art direction, for the “stunning” photography in the judge’s words used in an integrated marketing campaign for Lockheed Martin. Adams & Knight Inc. of Avon grabbed best of show, for its “lobster days” poster series for Mystic Seaport. “A bold, vibrant, and playful campaign – it is outstanding design that demands your attention,” judges wrote. “The concept is big, bold and impossible to ignore. The photography is absolutely stunning, the art direction is solid, coupled with exceptional
graphic design and you have an outstanding series.” Adams & Knight of Avon was the only agency to top Colangelo with 20 awards in all, with its work
for Mystic Seaport capturing a dozen of them. Adams & Knight was also recognized for a campaign it conducted on behalf of the education nonprofit Excel Bridgeport. Colangelo also won multiple awards for work on behalf of a single client, including Diageo, Filippo Berio olive oil, Church & Dwight condoms and Holistic Select pet food. Other Colangelo clients to receive award-winning work included: • Jazzeria pizza restaurant chain;
• Prince tennis gear; • Sledgehammer wine; and • Seventh Generation household products. Other Fairfield County agency winners included Stamford-based Marquardt & Roche and Partners, for its work on behalf of Copper Development Association; and WSAA Inc. of Westport, which bills itself as “the world’s smallest ad agency” and which won for an “image book” it produced for the Westport-based Mitchell’s Family of Stores. Norwalk-based TFI Envision Inc. won an award recognizing its pro-bono “Heeling Autism” advertising for Guiding Eyes for the Blind in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. And nonprofits received accolades all their own, including Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk whose “BooZoo” promotion was recognized in a “potpourri” category, and University of Bridgeport student Melissa Matos, whose logo for the school’s music program won an award in a student category of the Ad Club program.
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Banks cut jobs again
BY ALEXANDER SOULE
onnecticut banks pared jobs a second straight quarter, another worrisome signal for the economy even as one bank’s survey suggested few businesses expect to cut jobs this year, and as the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York predicted moderate and strengthening growth. Banks cut 330 jobs in Connecticut in the first quarter, a 2.4 percent decrease from three months earlier even as banks in the rest of the nation essentially held employment flat, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Connecticut banks’ workforce numbers remain above their levels of a year earlier, but at less than 1 percent. JPMorgan Chase & Co. Inc., which has absorbed derision in the past several weeks following massive trading losses, is the lone national bank with a major Fairfield County presence to continue to add U.S. jobs, with more than 3,800 employees in the first quarter, a nearly 2 percent increase. The local job cuts came even as bank profits in Connecticut plunged by more than a third from the first quarter of 2011 to $160 million, with loans down slightly and deposits up significantly. “The headwinds retarding recovery are well known,” said William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in a late May briefing on the regional economy. “Consumers have been de-leveraging in response to the large losses in wealth generated in large part by the collapse in home prices. Housing activity remains depressed for many reasons. These include the large, ‘shadow’ inventory making its way through the foreclosure pipeline, tight underwriting standards for new mortgage origination and the sharp slowdown in household formation. “Although the corporate sector as a whole is now reasonably healthy, there still is a significant constraint on the availability of credit to small business,” Dudley said. “The uncertainty about how Congress and the (Obama) administration will address the 2013 federal ‘fiscal cliff’ is likely to inhibit hiring and investment by business.”
HSBC’s exit from the Fairfield County market may have contributed to the uneven performance by state banks in the aggregate in the first quarter, after First Niagara Financial Group Inc. bought up HSBC branches here in May and stated that HSBC shifted some continuing business to New York branches. But HSBC held a slim share of the statewide deposit and loan market, limiting its capability to move the needle in any significant way.
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“Although the corporate sector as a whole is now reasonably healthy, there still is a significant constraint on the availability of credit to small business.”
– William Dudley, President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
People’s United Financial Inc. trimmed another 335 jobs across its Northeast operations in the first quarter, a whopping 6 percent drop that left the Bridgeport-based bank with fewer than 4,900 workers in all as reported to FDIC on a full-time equivalent basis, even as deposits and loans increased during the quarter. People’s United was coming off a fourth quarter last year in which it shed some 170 jobs. On paper, banks continued seeing improved performance from their loans, as net charge offs dropped to just under 0.4 percent of all loans outstanding, down from more than 0.6 percent in the fourth quarter last year; and as nonperforming loans dropped by a more modest margin to below 2.5 percent of all loans outstanding. This spring, First Niagara released its first annual survey of business owners in southwest Connecticut, reporting that just 9 percent of those polled expect to cut jobs this year, and 28 percent expecting to increase their employee bases. “Many are focused on growing their businesses in a financially realistic way by increasing their workforces and investing in fixed asset acquisitions,” David Ring, First Niagara’s New England regional president based in New Haven, said in a statement.
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FAIR ARGUMENT “(Chris Donovan’s) lawyer has made it very clear to us that while she recognizes the importance of Chris speaking directly to the public, we must take great care not to do anything that might interfere with this important federal inquiry … That means no questions about what he told the FBI.”
– Gabe Rosenberg, communications director, Donovan for Congress
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t is perfectly apparent to us – what we cannot understand is why it appears that was not the case with the people who represent us. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy did not immediately say it, so we will: Christopher Donovan must temporarily suspend his campaign for Murphy’s Fifth District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The reason being that the FBI arrested Donovan’s campaign director and levied charges of influence peddling on legislation in the Connecticut General Assembly where Donovan represents Meriden and is speaker of the state House of Representatives. Meriden resident Robert Braddock Jr. was charged on suspicion of soliciting and concealing campaign payments and then stubbing out legislation in the Connecticut General Assembly deemed burdensome by “roll-your-own” tobacco shops. Braddock pleaded innocent and Donovan was not named in a May 31 FBI affidavit. Consider this an ironclad statement – we do not presume any guilty conduct on the part of Donovan. The actions alleged by the FBI could have easily transpired without his knowledge. Lock this one in iron as well – we do presume he has no right to campaign to represent the state of Connecticut in Washington, D.C. until he has come out with that full explanation. We fully believe in the doctrine that someone is innocent unless proven guilty. But this is not a trial – it is a campaign, with a different set of standards. Connecticut cannot send a man to Congress with even a whiff of graft floating in his general vicinity. Not after former Gov. John Rowland. Not after umpteen instances of funny money in Bridgeport, Hartford, Waterbury, Shelton – the list goes on and on, ad nauseam. Until Donovan can answer all questions on the allegations, he cannot continue his quest for Congress. Malloy immediately issued a statement demanding Donovan give a full explanation of what he knows. After trotting out his new campaign manager Tom Swan to field questions, Donovan took questions himself a few days later – but did not shed any additional light on details surrounding Braddock.
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With that information not immediately forthcoming, Malloy’s immediate next move, as one of the two most prominent Democrats in Connecticut, should have been a demand for Donovan to suspend his campaign until he airs that explanation. Contacted the morning of June 1 after the FBI filed its charges, Malloy office spokesman Andrew Doba declined to speak immediately on the record about whether the governor considered making such a demand, while noting the short time that had elapsed and the calling attention to the governor’s statement decrying the charges as “despicable” and demanding facts. Whatever statements Malloy has made on the situation and or plans to make going forward, he simply should have done more in the moment – the word “suspend” should have been in the first sentence rolling off his tongue. There are demands for explanations, and then there is demanding accountability until such explanations are forthcoming. It was Malloy who in 2010 ran on a platform of transparency, who touted his background as a onetime federal prosecutor. It was Malloy who promised businesses
a fair playing field in Hartford – incidentally, a playing field kept pretty clean by his predecessor Gov. M. Jodi Rell who was left with the unenviable job of cleaning up Rowland’s mess. The candidate and our other elected representatives must be made to recognize that no immediate action in the form of a temporary campaign suspension demand simply deepens the distrust the residents and businesses of Connecticut have for the whole lot of them. A suspended campaign is just that – one that can be resumed, and in Democratdominated Connecticut, one that any individual in that party can resume with little difficulty. If Donovan’s lawyers have any boilerplate legal concerns about him making statements, the good news is that there is a U.S. House of Representatives election every two years. There is nothing stopping Donovan from picking up his quest in 2014 when presumably all facts are out. If he’s the best Democrat for the job, he can prove it in the primary that year. It’s your vote. Use your best judgment – just expect your elected representatives to do the same.
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CPAs mull GAAP alternative
BY ALEXANDER SOULE
fter long deliberation, the Norwalkbased Financial Accounting Foundation established a new council to improve how bookkeeping standards are set for private companies, even as the country’s largest accountancy group revealed plans to develop new rules for small businesses. The new Private Company Council created by the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) will determine whether exceptions or modifications to existing U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) are necessary to help people get a better view of company financials.
input from stakeholders and released a proposal last fall. According to AICPA, the vast majority of stakeholders agreed with the panel that action must be taken to make private company financial statements more relevant, less complex and cost-beneficial. “The plan approved by the trustees strikes an important balance,” Polley said in a statement. “On one hand, the plan recognizes that the needs of public and private company financial statement users, preparers and auditors are not always aligned. But at the same time, the plan ensures comparability of financial report-
substantial experience working with private companies. This month, FAF issued a call for nominations for PCC members, who will have a three-year term and may be reappointed for an additional term of two years. “There is evidence that improved financial reporting helped spur investment at critical moments in our economic history,” Polley wrote in April. “In today’s world, with unprecedented access to financial information via the Internet, the need for relevant and comparable financial reporting is perhaps greater than ever.”
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“One-size U.S. GAAP does not fit all companies, especially smaller, privately held businesses.”
— Gregory Anton
The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), meanwhile, plans to develop a financial reporting framework to meet the needs of some privately held small and medium-size businesses, promising it will be a less-complicated and less-costly alternative to GAAP. “One-size U.S. GAAP does not fit all companies, especially smaller, privately held businesses,” Gregory Anton, a Colorado accountant who is AICPA chairman, said in a statement. “We recognize that the FAF has moved in the right direction and the AICPA will continue to be fully engaged with the FAF and the Private Company Council. While doing so, we will also use our resources and expertise to develop an enhanced … financial reporting framework that is objective, relevant and responsive to the concerns of preparers and users of small and medium private company financial statements where GAAP financial statements are not required.” FAF CEO Terri Polley signaled her support for AICPA’s new project. FAF’s Private Company Council (PCC) initiative stems in part from a panel formed in 2009 by it, AICPA and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. After receiving the panel’s report in January 2011, FAF gathered
ing among disparate companies by putting in place a system for recognizing differences that will avoid creation of a ‘twoGAAP’ system.” In response to concerns by some, FAF trustees agreed to create a smaller council than originally proposed and to have it meet at least five times a year, a more frequent schedule than first envisioned. PCC meetings will be open to the public, with most to take place at FAF’s Norwalk offices but up to two meetings annually possibly be held elsewhere. PCC will have nine to 12 members, to include a variety of users, preparers, and practitioners with
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BY PATRICK GALLAGHER
Experts weigh the cost of social media
ith the cost of social media training, support and management ranging from hundreds of dollars an hour to as much as $5,000 a month, businesses not fully on-board with the social wave are skeptical of whether the investment is worth the return. As social media evolves and becomes more fully integrated into the broader marketing strategies of the businesses that are active in the social sphere, however, expert assistance is becoming increasingly vital, panelists said at a May 31 roundtable, “Social Media: Love or Hate It.” “With all the people in social media, you really need to be able to stand out and distance yourself from the crowd,” said Bruce Newman, vice president of The Productivity Institute L.L.C. in Carmel, N.Y., who moderated the discussion. “If social media is going to be a major component of your overall marketing strategy, you really should have an outside person doing it,” or at least acting as a guide, Newman said. The panel was hosted by the Fairfield County Business Journal and its sister publication, the Westchester County Business Journal, and was held at Valbella restaurant in Riverside. Featured were Chris Dessi, CEO of Silverback Social L.L.C. in Chappaqua, N.Y., Jonathan Kinzler, principal of American Interactive Marketing L.L.C. in Stamford, David Menken, partner of McCarthy Fingar L.L.C. in White Plains, N.Y., Kris Ruby,
Changing tastes, changing times — From page 1
buyers’ evolving tastes (often more modern/casual than formal/traditional) coupled with the economic downturn, Estate Treasures still showcases fine antiques, but also contemporary furnishings, decorative accessories and gifts. “I don’t want them to say ‘You can’t go into Estate Treasures,’” she says of her reaching out beyond the luxury marketplace. Sure Roughan says her 34-year-old shop has its celebrity and decorator clientele, but she wants to lure more buyers who will find their own treasures within her artfully jam-packed surroundings. “It’s value for the dollar that’s very important… Getting a good deal is the name of the game for a lot of people.” And things are priced to sell. “We are not a museum,” she says with a smile. “I don’t want to admire it. I want to sell it.” Roughan is still very particular about what merchandise she stocks, no matter
founder and CEO of Ruby Media Group in Mount Kisco, N.Y., and Jack Serpa, executive vice president for Engage 121 Inc., whose U.S. headquarters is in Norwalk. Where in the Dessi past, companies experimented with the likes of Twitter and Facebook as they surged in popularity, companies are now seeking a more integrated social media strategy, Ruby said. “Before 2012, people really just wanted social media ... but now they see social media really as an extension of public relations,” she said. The most common mistake cited by the panelists is for a company to jump into social media without having a strategy. “Whether you want to use Pinterest or Twitter or LinkedIn, you have to stop and ask yourself two simple questions: What are the business goals that I’m trying to achieve and do I get those business goals realized using any of these social platforms,” Serpa said. “If you break it down to those two simple questions, it’s a good, core way of determining if it’s worth spending $2,000 a month for someone else to do it (or) if it’s worth spending two hours a day for me to do myself.” Options for companies seeking outside assistance range from consultations and training to ongoing monitoring and content creation to full-service public relations and social media integration.
Services offered by the panelists’ respective firms include the creation of a social media strategy, the creation of actual content – from Tweets to videos to email marketing campaigns to traditional press releases, and the ongoing monitoring of a company’s social media platforms and interactions with consumers, among other offerings. The one-time services – such as training or the installation of several social media platforms – often start in the hundreds of dollars and range as high as several thousand dollars, depending on a company’s size and goals. For ongoing support and monitoring, social media specialists typically charge a monthly retainer that ranges from a couple thousand dollars to $5,000 on a case-by-case basis. Gauging the results of a social media presence can be difficult, however, despite free analytics services offered by Google Inc. Through Google and other fee-based software, a company can get a sense of how consumers are arriving at their website, how long those consumers are staying on the site and what they’re buying. “But it’s not going to be a definitive
return on investment,” Dessi said. “I understand people want a direct one-to-one correlation. Right now, with the current tools we have and without breaking the bank on some very powerful tracking software, it’s very difficult to get that.” One way to measure return on investment is for a company to specify exactly what its goals are prior to launching a social media campaign, Kinzler said. “Key performance indicators can be anything from mentions in publications, blogs, retweets, etcetera, to the number of fans created for a Facebook page,” Kinzler said. “The important question to ask yourself is: What are the key performance indicators that drive a meaningful return on investment for your business?” When weighing the cost of social media assistance, Newman said it’s important to also account for the time a company or individual might spend on their own. “You start thinking about the cost of social media, you also have to consider how much time you’re spending on this,” he said. “If I’m a business and I’m putting 16, 20 hours a month into social media, that’s a lot of time and that’s a high cost off the bat.”
“This business is such a repeat business,” she says. “I would say 90 percent of my client base is repeat customers.” And they are the ones who most anxiously await her now-signature tent sales, which fill the space in front of the East Putnam Avenue store for a few weeks in spring and fall (and continue in a nearby
hotel in January). The current sale, which continues through June 19, features items from an ornate Victorian desk to a French settee to a mod chair. “The Eames chair is from the ’50s,” she says. “We blend it all.” And in doing so, Roughan continues to hit the needs of her audience.
the era. It’s been that way from the start. “There was nobody doing consignment 30 years ago,” she says. “That was an unusual thing.”
“We are not a museum. I don’t want to admire it. I want to sell it.”
– Harriet Roughan
She still hits the road for buying trips to Europe and loves to spot trends at the famed furniture markets of High Point, N.C. “I love to go to England to see how furniture is made. All my tables that come from Italy, I’ve watched them being made.” She also offers upholstery from Lee Industries and handcrafted furniture and home accents from Theodore Alexander. It’s all designed to please her longtime customers while attracting new ones.
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State licensing requirements overly burdensome, study finds BY PATRICK GALLAGHER
f one aspires to be a conveyor operator, forest worker or home- entertainment system installer, they best look for work outside of Connecticut, a new study on occupational licensing requirements suggests. Likewise, farm labor contractors, animal control officers and backflow prevention assembly testers may be better off seeking employment outside New York state.
“They keep people out of the occupation of their choice. They force people to spend a lot of time and effort earning a license instead of earning a living.”
— Dick Carpenter
Nationwide, licensing requirements for low- and moderate-income occupations act as “substantial” barriers to employment and can hinder job growth, according to the Institute for Justice study, “License to Work.” The study examined 102 occupations that require a license in at least one of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, and that are recognized by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as having an average wage that falls below the national average for all professions. Connecticut ranked as the 15th-most “broadly and onerously licensed state,” while New York ranked 40th, based on the study’s findings. The ranking factors the number of occupations, out of the 102 surveyed, that are licensed in a given state, as well as the burdens associated with obtaining those licenses. Connecticut requires licenses for 54 out of the 102 occupations that were surveyed and is the sole state to require a license for conveyor operators and for forest workers and one of three states to require a license for home entertainment installers. The fees associated with obtaining those licenses are $142, $129 and $92, respectively. At least one exam is required for each of the three occupations. The Constitution State is among 30 states to require a license for glazier contractors – who install glass, aluminum window systems and skylights, among other items – but Connecticut requires five-plus years of
education and experience compared with the national average of 500 days training for that occupation. In New York, 33 of the 102 occupations that were surveyed required licenses, however, the study found the burdens for those licenses often exceeded the national average. New York is one of nine states to license farm labor contractors, one of 17 to license animal control officers, and one of 18 to license backflow prevention assembly testers and crane operators. The fees for the latter four occupations range from $50 for animal control officers to $200 for farm hands, and the corresponding education and experience requirements tops out at three years for crane operators. “The study really reveals how irrational and overly burdensome many of these licensing regimes are,” said Dick Carpenter, a co-author of the study and director of strategic research at the Washington nonprofit. “It’s important to keep in mind, we didn’t study doctors and lawyers and teachers and dentists – we studied low and moderate-income occupations.” While the study did not look directly at the relationship between licensure and employment figures, Carpenter said the sometimes-stringent requirements could very well be stifling job growth. “They keep people out of the occupation of their choice. They force people to spend a lot of time and effort earning a license instead of earning a living,” he said. Across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the 102 occupational licenses studied demand an average of $209 in associated fees, one exam and about nine months of training. In addition, 35 occupations require an average of more than one year of education and training. The licensing requirements have the greatest impact on “minorities, those of lesser means and those with less education,” the authors state in the report. At least some of the licensing requirements appear to be justified. In just one example, a 2008 crane collapse in New York City resulted in seven dead and another 24 injured, perhaps lending credence to the state’s relatively tough licensing rules for that profession. However, Carpenter said, many of the requirements are more likely the result of various industry groups lobbying their respective state’s legislature in hopes of limiting competition. “What’s at work tends to be a desire to protect themselves from competition,” he said. “We’ve looked at this process again and again and this is what we see happening.” Carpenter said some states, such as Michigan and Florida, are either in the process of reviewing their licensing requirements or have already done so.
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Metro Green units open Jonathan Rose Cos. and Malkin Properties formally opened Metro Green Residences, a 50-unit green housing project next to Stamford’s primary rail station. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Mayor Mike Pavia and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes were on hand for a May 30 ribbon cutting. At deadline, most units were leased in the seven-story building, with 40 units designated for households with incomes ranging from 25 percent to 60 percent of
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the area’s median income, and 10 more at market rates. Metro Green Residences was designed by the Stamford office of Perkins Eastman Architects. Jonathan Rose Cos. and Malkin Properties are seeing LEED Gold certification for the building. “Metro Green is not just a great little corner of Stamford that’s going to make a difference in this city,” Himes said. “This is pointing us in the direction – and by ‘us’ I mean Norwalk and Bridgeport and Chicago and L.A. – of what the future of the American city looks like.”
Those on hand at a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the opening of Metro Green Residences in Stamford are from left, Peter Malkin of Malkin Properties, resident David Harris, Jonathan Rose of Jonathan Rose Cos., U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, Mayor Michael Pavia, NRX board member Elise Coleman, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Nick Lundgren of DECD, Treva Franks of CTE, Elliot Hobbs of JPMorgan Chase, Anthony Malkin and Ann Soja of First Sterling. Photo by Freeman Productions L.L.C.
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Restoration Hardware expands Restoration Hardware reportedly plans to lease a former U.S. Post Office building in Greenwich, with the company already operating a location a few blocks up Greenwich Avenue. Malkin Properties bought the former U.S. Post Office building at 310 Greenwich Ave. building last August for more than $15 million, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that Restoration Hardware is taking up quarters there. Restoration Hardware has an existing store at 239 Greenwich Ave., as well as in downtown Westport. The U.S. Post Office building was designed in 1915 and is on the National Register of Historic Places, which called “inspired” the structure’s design to fit the triangular property formed by the intersection of Greenwich Avenue and Arch Street.
TrexQuant in Stamford Startup investment firm TrexQuant Management took a lease for more than 3,000 square feet of space at 300 First Stamford Place in Stamford. Founded by Tyger Park, TrexQuant uses statistically based equity strategies from the analysis of data stemming from news, academic publications, statistical analysis and trading experience. First Stamford Place is owned by New York City-based Malkin Properties.
Home sales up again Single-family home sales in Connecticut increased more than 25 percent in April compared with the same month a year ago, the fourth consecutive
year-over-year increase. Condominium sales also increased, rising 14 percent to just over 500 units sold, according to the Boston-based Warren Group, publisher of The Commercial Record. Nearly 1,950 homes sold statewide, up from 1,550 in April 2011. Year-to-date sales are up almost 11 percent to just over 6,100 homes. The price of the median home and condo, however, dropped in April. “Low mortgage rates and an improving job market in Connecticut are encouraging buyers to enter the market,” said Timothy Warren Jr., CEO of The Warren Group, in a written statement. “It looks like the months ahead will continue to be positive as the strong spring and summer market heats up. Typically, June is the biggest month of the year for real estate closings.”
Nature preserve opens Aspetuck Land Trust opened the newly acquired, 34-acre Randall’s Farm Nature Preserve. Once a working dairy farm operated by the Randall family, the property was acquired in 1983 by Southport resident Joan duPont and donated to Aspetuck Land Trust in 2011. “I grew up in this area and I have long enjoyed the beauty and serenity of farmland that is now becoming scarce,” duPont said in a statement. “I am very pleased to be part of establishing a nature preserve like this which future generations can enjoy.” Aspetuck Land Trust maintains 44 trailed nature preserves on more than 1,700 acres in Easton, Weston, Westport and Fairfield. – Alexander Soule
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ask andi Bringing in top people without a revolution
It seems to me that employees are scared when owners bring in someone from the outside, especially at the upper level. I know we have to recruit outsiders in order to grow. And right now I have a big hole to fill near the top of the organization. How do I get my people more comfortable with the changes that are coming?
Thoughts of the Day: Recruiting the best talent contributes to a company’s success. Recruit all the time. Show employees how growth is good for everyone. Help individual employees feel more secure by using individual growth plans. Turn employees into recruiters. When it comes to talent development ask these questions: • Does each employee have a written training and development plan? • Do employees understand that growth is essential for the health of the firm? • Is there a backup or two for every position; for every management slot? • Is there a clearly mapped out organization chart, showing how the company is today and how it plans to grow over the next few years? • Are skills and attributes in writing for every position? • Which positions may need filling before an internal backup is ready? The best managers and business owners are always recruiting, even when they don’t have an opening. They never know when their next top performer may be on the hunt for a new job; they get that it may be when they aren’t actively looking. A policy of interviewing all the time increases the chance of crossing paths with A-level talent. Tell employees to expect to see a steady flow of outsiders coming in for interviews. Explain that interviews bring to the table ideas, opportunity and sometimes new contributors. Make it clear that since the company is growing, additional employees will always be needed. Keep in mind that motivated self-interest is where every individual starts. “What’s in it for me?” is a question that every employee asks. Make sure that each employee knows the answer to where they stand and how they grow. Map out what each employee has to do to progress to the next level and the level after that. Get each person focused on his or her personal development plan. When openings come up, post the job opportunity. Even if internal candidates are
not yet fully qualified, let them interview. Treat the interviews as a way to educate interested employees on what is required to move into that job. Involve a number of people in the interview process. Actively debate pros and cons of top candidates. Is there general agreement that the outsider would be a good fit for the job opening and company culture? Encourage employees to bring in leads
to new candidates. People who are vetted by employees have a higher likelihood of fitting into the company’s culture. More eyes looking for talent all the time increases your company’s potential to find just the right person. If you find a good candidate and you’re not ready to hire, put that person on a toptalent list. Tell them you intend to circle back when you’re ready. Consider rewarding
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employees with a small bonus anytime one of their candidates is hired. 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.
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Kayak delays IPO Travel website purveyor Kayak Software Corp. reportedly is delaying an initial public offering of stock, following Facebook Inc.’s recent IPO struggles. Kayak is based in Norwalk and has its technology operations centered in Concord, Mass. Kayak postponed a planned IPO “road show” with prospective investors, according to a Bloomberg report citing a single, unidentified source. Morgan Stanley is leading the IPO, with Kayak hoping to raise $150 million. Kayak first filed for an IPO in November 2010.
WWE, Hearst rumble A simmering feud escalated into legal action, after a Hearst Connecticut Media Group newspaper filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission claiming World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. assisted the U.S. Senate campaign of former CEO Linda McMahon. On Monday, the Manchester Journal Inquirer reported filing the complaint against Stamford-based WWE, ratcheting up a feud dating to February when the newspaper published a column critical of how
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McMahon amassed her personal fortune. In May, WWE executive Brian Flinn sent a letter to the Journal Inquirer, stating the column “clearly was intended to state that WWE is a ‘business of violence, pornography, and general raunch,’” in Flinn’s words. Flinn demanded a retraction by June 4, saying WWE would otherwise seek any remedies to include legal action. “Our broadcast programming is TV-PG and has always appeared on basic cable or broadcast television,” Flinn wrote. “WWE is family entertainment. In fact, 40 percent of the millions of fans who attend our live events bring their children.”
OperationsInc adds jobs board OperationsInc acquired AllCountyJobs. com, which runs nearly 30 online job boards in the Northeast including FairfieldCountyJobs.com. The Stamford-based companies did not disclose financial terms. Chris Russell founded AllCountyJobs. com in 1999, and will remain with the combined company. OperationsInc said it plans to add human resources content and services to AllCountyJobs.com websites. “Acquiring AllCountyJobs.com … rep-
OperationsInc CEO David Lewis acquired the AllCountyJobs online jobs board. Credit: CBIA.
resents an opportunity to build on the success Chris has created in the array of sites, while also leveraging our knowledge and expertise in the areas of job seeking for both employers and candidates,” David Lewis, CEO of OperationsInc, said in a statement.
GE Transportation moving GE Transportation reportedly is designating Chicago as its new headquarters, moving 50 people there initially with plans to add 100 more. Since 1907, GE Transportation has been based in Lawrence Park Township, Pa. outside Erie. The company has added more than 1,300 employees in the past year to give it 5,500 workers there today, according to the Erie News-Times. GE Transportation is one of six major divisions under Fairfield-based General Electric Co. In the first quarter, GE Transportation reported an operating profit of $232 million on revenue of $1.3 billion. CEO Lorenzo Simonelli said Chicago’s location makes it more efficient for GE Transportation to reach its customers. The Chicago Tribune reported the company received no incentives from Chicago or Illinois. “I understand that there is a lot of emotion and a lot of history with regard to GE being in Erie,” Simonelli told the Erie Times-News. Last week, GE Transportation announced plans to build a locomotive manufacturing plant in Kazakhstan, which eventually will produce some 400 diesel locomotives annually.
New rail stop for Stamford? Stamford is considering a third rail station on East Main Street, with the Southwest Regional Planning Agency scheduling a hearing June 14 to take public input. SWRPA has a $180,000 federal study to study the feasibility of a rail station east of downtown. Steve Wise, a co-developer of the future home of NBC Sports and Chelsea Piers Connecticut, told the Stamford Advocate the companies would support a new station.
Health-y job growth The health care and social services industry will register the biggest job gains in Connecticut over two years through 2013, according to new estimates, with a recently resurgent manufacturing sector steeling itself for a decline. The health care sector will add an estimated 11,700 jobs between 2011 and 2013, according to the Connecticut Department of Labor, representing more than half the state’s total gains over that period. Over the preceding two years tracked by the Labor Department, health care and social services similarly led all employment sectors with a 6,700-job gain; with medial administrative jobs including temporary help outstripping it as ranked by percentage job gain. “The health care and social assistance sector … has been driven by trend-dominated growth propelled by demographics as the large baby-boom generation has been aging,” stated DOL economist Daniel Kennedy in the June edition of The Connecticut Economic Digest published Thursday.
Ruger resumes orders Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc.’s enviable problem is over after the company resumed taking orders from independent gun wholesalers after maxing out its production lines. Fairfield-based Ruger has factories in Newport, N.H., and Prescott, Ariz., and an engineering office in Enfield, Conn. In the first quarter, Ruger received firearms orders in excess of 1 million units, leading it to temporarily suspend acceptance of new orders while it worked through the backlog. The first quarter is typically the biggest season for gun shows, with election-year uncertainty over gun laws also possibly driving demand. Ruger maintained production last summer at elevated levels in expectation that sales would be higher, but still got caught short on inventory. “With the idea that we’d go through an election cycle in 2012 and that that might hold demand the way it did back in ’08 and ’09, we decided we would change our practice,” said CEO Mike Fifer at Ruger’s annual meeting in early May. “Rather than slowing down manufacturing during the summer, when retail sales to consumers generally appear to slow down a little bit, we would just keep cranking along with production and we would take inventory risks during the summer of 2011.” Ruger earned $15.5 million in the first quarter on $112 million in revenue, up by half from a year earlier.
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Justice and Tronox headed to federal court in Manhattan to pursue at least $15 billion from defendant Anadarko Petroleum Corp., which spent $16.4 billion to acquire Kerr-McGee Corp. shortly after Tronox was spun off from Kerr-McGee in 2005 in an initial public offering of stock. The Justice Department and Tronox claim Houstonbased Anadarko improperly shifted massive liability for environmental cleanups to Tronox that should have been kept on Kerr-McGee’s books. Anadarko’s general counsel expressed confidence last month
Firm gobbles up Applebee’s sites Greenwich-based American Franchise Capital Inc. is buying more than 30 Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants, mostly in Missouri and Indiana. American Franchise Capital is run by William Georgas and Trevor Ganshaw, with Georgas previously a co-owner of the Georgas Group, a franchise company that included nearly 50 Applebee’s restaurants. DineEquity Inc., which also owns IHOP Restaurants, said the deal should result in net proceeds of $26 million.
Pilot schools chosen Bridgeport and Norwalk will pilot a new teacher and principal evaluation system being developed by the Connecticut Department of Education, a key component of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s bill to improve schools statewide. More than 35 districts and district
the company would prevail in court, with the trial still ongoing at press deadline. In 2009, Tronox filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection from creditors citing the environmental liabilities as a result of the transaction. Tronox completed the bankruptcy restructuring in 2011. Tronox CEO Thomas Casey previously led Integra Telecom Inc. and One Communications Corp., the latter having acquired the former Connecticut Broadband via a predecessor company. Titanium ore purchase prices are increasing significantly and those costs are threatening margins, Casey said in a February conference call. The company hiked prices 40 percent between 2010 and 2011, and expects difficulties with permit-
ting to limit new sources of its core ore for the next few years. With an eye on bolstering its access to titanium ore, Tronox is acquiring the mineral sands business of Exxaro Resources Ltd., with South Africa-based Exxaro getting shares of Tronox as part of the deal. The deal is contingent on South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) on the transfer of mining rights at a mine there and other regulatory requirements. If the companies complete the deal, the new Tronox will have 3,500 employees in 16 countries. The company’s biggest plant is in Hamilton, Miss. “This will assure us not only of 100 percent of the necessary supply for our
pigment operations, but also allow us to benefit from the margin strength in this industry regardless of where it occurs in the supply chain,” Casey said in February. Only in March, the CEO of The Woodlands, Texas-based Huntsman did not rule out attempting to acquire Tronox, in a conference call with investment analysts. “I’ve been very public in saying that if there is a consolidation in the (titanium oxide) industry that we would like to be part of that, that we would see ourselves as a candidate for that,” said CEO Peter Huntsman. “Tronox is a good example, but certainly there are other areas where partnering and combination of businesses would enhance shareholder value.”
groupings applied to participate in the pilot program, which allows districts to sideline teachers or principals if they do not meet standards after being given the opportunity to improve. “The selection of these pilot districts is another step forward in our effort to fix what’s broken in our public schools,” Malloy said in a prepared statement. “Without a fair and reliable evaluation system, teachers and administrators are left with no clear indicators of where they are succeeding and where they should improve.” The University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education will publish an analysis of the pilot program results by October 2013.
previously CEO of Specialized Packaging Group Inc. in Hamden, which in 2009 merged into Philadelphia-based PaperWorks Industries. PaperWorks is the third largest integrated recycled paperboard company in North America. Quinnipiac also announced that it will partner with the Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology to establish the ConnCAT Entrepreneurial Academy, where inner city youth will learn how to launch their own businesses.
Seth Pruitt of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. The AQR Insight Award is designed to encourage and honor academics who are impacting the world of investing. Kelly and Pruitt used disaggregated valuation ratios to predict market returns more accurately. “While aggregate measures such as the market’s overall book-to-market ratio can contain predictive information, we find significantly more predictability when using price ratios of individual stocks,” Kelly said in a statement released by AQR. Two other researchers were recognized with AQR Insight Award Distinguished Papers accolades: • Robert Novy-Marx of the University of Rochester, who quantified how stocks’ profitability can be used to enhance the performance of value portfolios; and • Steve Ross of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who uncovered a new approach to determine market forecasts of risk and return using option data. – Alexander Soule
AQR awards $100k A Greenwich hedge fund recognized researchers at the University of Chicago and the Federal Reserve for developing ways to more accurately predict market returns over one-month and one-year time horizons. Up to three papers share a $100,000 prize. From hundreds of submissions, AQR Capital Management L.L.C. presented its first annual AQR Insight Award to Bryan Kelly of the University of Chicago and
Quinnipiac gets $1M gift Carlton Highsmith donated $1 million to accelerate entrepreneurship studies at Quinnipiac University’s School of Business, with the Hamden school matching Highsmith’s gift. A Quinnipiac trustee, Highsmith was
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In a stealth operation worthy of its newest secret helicopters, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. swooped in to embed a high-tech incubator at the new Stamford Innovation Center, with the Stamford iCenter itself launching with a half-dozen startups in house, while hosting a Stamford Startup Weekend March 30 and April 1. At the same time, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy confirmed he met in late
A day before the U.S. Commerce Department revealed that the economy added 243,000 jobs in January, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli warned that hiring in New York and the Hudson Valley has lagged over the past six months. Between December 2009 and December 2011, the state’s private sector regained 183,600 – or 58 percent – of the jobs that were lost during the recession. During that same period the state as a whole saw the return of 46 percent of all jobs that were lost, well above the national average of 34 percent, DiNapoli noted in his
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percent and 51.6 percent, respectively. In the three-county region, “Gains in education, health services and tourism have been partially offset by sizable losses in government, construction and manufacturing,” DiNapoli wrote. Unemployment in the region fell to 6.4 percent last December from 7.2 percent in December 2009; however, the report noted that much of that decline was due to a drop in the state’s labor force rather than employment increases. Compounding the slow recovery, the financial securities industry, which DiNapoli called “the state’s economic engine” and which accounts for a third of the state’s gross
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Compass Diversified Holdings
Rich Foley Executive vice president, sales and marketing 2002
Jennifer L. Wyman Director of marketing 2007
61 Wilton Road, Stamford 06880 221-1703 • compassequity.com
David Redhill 2003
1633 Broadway, New York, NY 10019 (212) 436-2000 • deloitte.com
Diageo North America Inc.* P.O. Box 778, Hartford 06142 229-2100 • diageo.com
EMCOR Group Inc. 301 Merritt 7, Norwalk 06851 849-7800 • emcorgroup.com
Frontier Communications Corp. 3 High Ridge Park, Stamford 06905 614-5600 • czn.net
General Electric Co. 3135 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield 06828 373-2211 • ge.com
The IHC Group 96 Cummings Point Road, Stamford 06902 358-8000 • independenceholding.com
IMS Health Inc.
J.H. Cohn L.L.P.* 76 Batterson Park Road, Farmington 06032 (860) 678-6000 • jhcohn.com
Purdue Pharma L.P.
Russ Gasdia Vice president, sales and marketing 2006
201 Tresser Blvd., Stamford 06615 588-8000 • purduepharma.com
RBS Americas 600 Washington Blvd., Stamford 06109 rbs.com • citizensbank.com
Sturm Ruger & Company Inc.
Theresa McLaughlin Group executive vice president, chief marketing and communications officer, Citizens Financial Group Inc. 1995 Noreen McNicholas Director, marketing 2005
2800 Main St., Bridgeport 06606 576-6000 • stvincents.org
Christopher Killoy Vice president, sales and marketing 2006
1 Lacey Place, Southport 06890 259-7843 • ruger.com
Paula D. Politio CMO, UBS Wealth Management Americas 2009
677 Washington Blvd., Stamford 06912 719-3000 • ubs.com
Craig Coffey Senior vice president and CMO 2011
United Rentals Inc.
Beth Comstock Senior vice president and CMO 2003
United Technologies Corp.
Charles G. Ludmer Principal and CMO, Nexia International Liaison 2008
Brett Keller 2002
800 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk 06854 299-8000 • priceline.com
Mava K. Heffler Vice president and CMO NA
Betty Nelson Vice president, global marketing 2011
901 Main Ave., Suite 612, Norwalk 06851 845-5200 • imshealth.com
Robert Birge 2009
55 N. Water St., Suite 1, Norwalk 06854 899-3100 • kayak.com
St. Vincent's Medical Center
Jeffrey C. Smedsrud Chief marketing and strategy officer 2007
CMO Year appointed
Andy Fennell Chief marketing officer, Diageo P.L.C. 2008
Rama Sudhakar Vice president for marketing and communciations 2007
1073 N. Benson Road, Fairfield 06824 254-4000 • fairfield.edu
Name, address, phone number Area code: 203 (unless otherwise noted) Website
Juan Corsillo Senior vice president and CMO 2012
4 Greenwich Office Park, Greenwich 06830 622-3131 • ur.com
1 Financial Plaza, Hartford 06101 (800) 728-7000 • utc.com
Carey E. Bond CMO of United Technologies Corp. and president, Sikorsky Global Helicopters 2009
Webster Bank 145 Bank St., Waterbury 06702 578-2202 • websteronline.com
Michelle M. Crecca Executive vice president and CMO, Webster and Webster Bank 2008
World Wrestling Entertainment 1241 E. Main St., Stamford 06902 352-8600 • wwe.com
Xerox Corp. 45 Glover Ave., Norwalk 06856 (800) 334-6200 • xerox.com
Michelle D. Wilson Chief marketing officer 2011
Christa Carone Vice president and CMO 2008
Questions or comments, call (914) 694-3600, ext. 3005. Source: Information obtained from company websites. * Company has locations in Fairfield County NA Not available.
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Creating and enhancing a brand Bob Rozycki
The other end of the funnel BY ALEXANDER SOULE
ooking to engage new customers on social media? Be prepared to do it guerrilla-style, with meaningful one-one-one interactions, rather than throwing messaging at a Facebook wall in hopes something will stick. Panelists addressed the question at a May 31 roundtable on social media hosted by the Fairfield County and Westchester County Business Journals in Riverside (see related article on page 6). Panelists included Chris Dessi, CEO of Silverback Social in Chappaqua, N.Y., who suggested too many businesses make the mistake of seeing social media as a way to cheaply chase new customers, rather than using it to cement relationships with existing customers. “The paradigm shift here needs to be for everyone … not to think of social media as where it fits within your marketing funnel – ‘Okay, we have an email campaign and we have a print campaign and we have a point of purchase and all that stuff; hey, let’s add social media,’” Dessi said. “No – it’s on the other end of the funnel where once that customer has gone through the funnel, to manage to and through the happy customer. Give them that platform so they can share their stories, those wonderful stories about your brand and that interaction. “Social media … surrounds the funnel,” Dessi contin-
ued. “This is a definitive, cultural shift. It has nothing to do with, ‘Gee, should I do a print buy?’ or ‘Should I do an email campaign?’ It’s everything … It’s going to be, ‘I love that brand, I want to talk to that brand.’”
“I actually think Facebook has a very strong advertising platform which if used correctly can be incredibly powerful for a business.”
— Kris Ruby
Still, in a 2011 survey by Wildfire Interactive Inc., 44 percent of respondents said Facebook adds value to their marketing efforts due to its effectiveness in recruiting new customers. Just 18 percent of respondents cited Facebook’s value for inducing existing customers to make more frequent purchases. “I actually think Facebook has a very strong advertis-
ing platform which if used correctly can be incredibly powerful for a business,” said Kris Ruby, a Greenwich resident who is CEO of Ruby Media Group in Mount Kisco, N.Y. “You can actually do ads around wall posts you want to target to a very specific area. You can say, ‘I want to target people within 10 miles of my business located in this Zip code. I only want to target women, and I want to target women between 32 and 40 years old. And you can do that – it really will go directly to that demographic. “I think that’s an incredibly powerful tool,” Ruby said. “If used correctly, that can result not only in ‘likes’ but can result in leads that can be very powerful and are hard to get in a different way online.” In that maelstrom of content, the conversations that matter are the ones that mentioned one’s brand last night, according to Jack Serpa, executive vice president in the Norwalk office of Engage 121. “The first key step to doing social (media), whether you want to put your toe into it or you really want to go big … is to listen,” Serpa said. “Wouldn’t it be crass if I just walked in here and started handing out $20 coupons to buy this snazzy tie, without me knowing whether you even wanted a tie or not? Don’t do that in social (media) either – don’t just jump in and start making offers to use your product or service. Start by listening; find the conversations that are relevant to your business and then tactfully engage those conversations.”
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Three sources told Private Equity Hub of Catterton’s plans for a new fund, which would represent its first significant new capital raise since 2008. The company’s sixth fund, raised in 2006, has generated an investment rate of return of 8.6 percent, according to the most recent data from PSERS cited by Private Equity Hub.
Greenwich firm in buy mode KarpReilly L.L.C. won capital commitments totaling $300 million for a pair of funds focused on investments in growth consumer companies. Former Apax Partners executives Allan Karp and Chris Reilly created their initial fund in 2008 with capital commitments totaling $180 million. Greenwich-based KarpReilly’s portfolio companies include Bob’s Discount Furniture, Dollar Tree Stores and Targus Inc., among others.
Shoppers mull major buys Consumers spend 11 weeks on average researching major purchases of $500 or more, according to GE Capital, with six in 10 respondents starting the process online, but most purchases completed at a store. Stamford-based Rothstein Tauber Inc. conducted the survey for Norwalk-based GE Capital, querying some 3,000 shoppers nationwide in the market for major items like appliances, electronics, home improvements, jewelry and lawn equipment. Depending on the category, the length of time spent researching the purchase took between 38 and 115 days, and 76 days on average. The companies also reported: • more than 60 percent of consumers begin product research online, but 89 percent complete their purchase at a retail store; • consumers visited two to three online retailers and a similar number of stores before making their purchase; and • nearly 70 percent of shoppers said they knew how they would pay before they entered the store to make their purchase. – Alexander Soule
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University of Connecticut Fairfield County Welcomes the Travelers Championship
President Susan Herbst to Keynote Annual Meeting June 22
Celebrating the Travelers designated Championship’s new office grand beneficiaries, Chris Bruhl, President a& CEO, The state seems to be committing long-term opening in Stamford, reception The toHole in Business Council of Fairfield County will change for the first time in decades. was held at Trump Parc Stamford on the Wall Gang Please join us to hear from University of present County Information Join us for an in-depthCamp review of what’s March the 2nd,Fairfield and featured a special and Connecticut President Susan Herbst in her first Exchange’s annual economic issues and on the books, what’s on the drawing board, guest appearance from PGA TOUR the Greater public speaking engagement in Fairfield Countrends report. Billy Andrade. and what Connecticut’s future professional H a r could t f o look rd ty. President Herbst’s stated vision for UConn The year, Travelers Championship is like. Jaycees. This in addition to providing a look is to create a “sophisticated, well-educated and Connecticut’s only PGA TOUR event at the region’s people and economy “by- Also, more than 130 other innovative citizenry” achieved by employing “a and is looking to examine expand some its reach the-numbers,” we will of the Connecticut charities par ticipated laser-like focus on academic achievement and into Southern Connecticut with the in tournament fundraisers in 2009 June 15, 2012 significant issues that have the potential to investing in the economic development infraopening of an office at 707 Summer to help generate dollars for their spebreak our state out of the status quo. Street in Stamford. The office space cific causes.Landmark In 2009,Square the Travelers structure of the University.” We invite you to Location: ConferThe Connecticut challenges of economgenerously donated by global The Championship donated $1.08 million ence Center, Stamford hear first-hand her vision and strategy for the icwas recession and steadily increasing Ashforth Company and the tourna- to Cost: non-profit organizations through$35 members; $45 non-memUniversity and UConn Stamford. competition are now being addressed, for ment has also partnered with The outbers. the state. Continental breakfast will be the first time in generations, by an experiBusiness Council of Fair field to help “We are excited for the opporserved. Friday, June 22 enced, energetic executive in the state’s tunity To register: Please contact with the expansion. to be a part of the FairThe field 11:30am Registration chief“We executive position. From education Business Council at 203-359-3220 welcome the Travelers County community,” said Travelers 12:00-2:00pm Luncheon to energy, tax policy to transportation, the Championship Tournament Director Championship to the Fair field County Stamford Hotel ness Council. He has actively engaged his colThe Business Council of Fairfield County annuThe 2010 Walter H. Wheeler, Jr.Marriott Leadership area,” said Chris Bruhl, President & Nathan Grube. “The Travelers $65 member; $85 non-member This annual event presents the research and analyses of The Business ally an exceptional regional Award will be presented E. Taber, Chairleagues in community service opportunities, worked CEO,recognizes The Business Council. leader “Theirof the Championship is a premier statewide to Richard Please call 203-359-3220 or visit businessfairCouncil’s Fairfield County Information Exchange professional staff and volbusiness community. man of the to Board & CEO, First County Bank on tirelessly for access to affordable housing, and has philanthropy reaches all corners of event, and we’re eager continue field.com unteer leadership team. The Information Exchange isTuesday, the onlyOctober entitywith focusing theThrough state and wishH. them greatJr. to have a great partnership the we Walter Wheeler, Leadership 5th.the been deeply supportive, through personal leaderexclusively understanding Fairfield economy. The Fairfield County success ason they increase their pres- County’s businesses, volunteers, charities and Award, The Business Council demonstrates its comMr. Taber is a respected community leader con- ship and the Bank’s community investments, in exInformation is served by of regional ence in the region.” leadership fans aofcommittee Connecticut. Without them, mitment to Exchange volunteer anda steering offers role tributing his timebusiness and leadership to a variety of area panding educational opportunities for all children. The tournament donates 100% of the success of this Ellis, tournament would leaders including The Ashforth Company, CB Richard Connecticut model for all businesspeople to emulate. The award, non-profits including the Housing Development For more information on this year’s Walter H. net proceeds y year to&its two LLP, not beJones possible.” Light & Power,ever Finn Dixon Herling Lang LaSalle, O’Connor named after the visionary Pitney Bowes leader, celFund, Stamford Partnership, the United Way, the Wheeler Jr. Leadership Award Dinner, please conDavies, LLP, and TD Bank. ebrates corporate leadership in our community. Downtown Special Services District, and The Busi- tact The Business Council at 203-359-3220.
Richard E. Taber, Chairman of the Board & CEO, First County Bank
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LEADERSHIP NETWORK SNAPSHOTS Summit July 24-26
Implementing Public-Private Partnerships in Connecticut June 14
for Public-Private Partnerships, will Save the Date: cilconvene a one day workshop that will cover not only the new statute for state Legislative Leadership Breakfast owned properties, but will also provide
Leadership Fair field leadership development townships and cities with methods for County is a professional activities. Participants March 24, 2010 addressing public needs through the non-profit representatives. For more information development program that encouraged to actively Registration: 7:45am Breakfast Program: 8:00 –of9:30am Human Capital Council leadership areand Employee wellness is a business use public-private partnerships. The state of Contion, seeking procurecontactpresenters Elizabeth Bradley broadens succession the skills andannounced engage in dia- at ebradley@businessfairCost: $45 members; $55 non-members – and Business Council -legislation, issue. there Under recent state necticut is hosting the ment, and looking to perspectives of organizalogue and take advantage Stamford Plaza Hotel and Conference Susan Johnson, Vice field.com. In 2007Center and are 2009, a team of provisions member executives regulatory that make only Coast Small build relationships. tionalEast leaders and provides For more information, please call 203-359-3220 President, Strategic Tal- of their expertise by asking conducted “Healthy Workplace” employer recognition possible the use of PPPs for infrastructhe region Innovation with individuthoughtful andNew thought pro- forming? Business This trade sumgroup ent Management & Diverprograms whichture celebrated accomplishments of projects.the Event panels will outline als who are prepared to voking questions. Research Conference mit is ideal for small Twelve “trusted advisors,” leaders of firms who peer-selected employers and shared their experiencsity Leadership for Pitney Connecticut’s framework, financing serve as catalysts Monthly sessions, beginin 2012. This is for an posito midsize tech com- have come together for a es in events and publications. These were among the business leaders, Bowes Inc., has been advise tools available through partnerships tive change.for you Established in March and concludopportunity to named Chair of the Human ning panies seeking R&D series of dialogues facilitated by Business Council best received events we’ve ever presented. and national best practices. in 1992 in November, last from learn how by to the gain Business ac- Capital Council. Susan ingdirector funding, customers or Lucy Baney, CEO of Access Technologies Members involved in our CouncilCouncil and Council of Fairfield County, threebusiness hours topartnerships; a full day, Last fall,Health The Care Business cess to the $2.4 billion Group. Participants have shared perspectives on the succeeds Cathy Candland, Chief Human Resources Officers Roundtable have “Leadership” served with manufacturers the majority running published ‘A Stronger Recovery, A in available has federal looking between and client, discussed expressed interest in holding another program later CEO, more than 300 executives fromAdvantage 80+ fromHuman 8:00 a.m.relationship to 1:00 p.m. All will advisor be Competitive Future: Meeting Our InSBIR/STTR grants; Resourcing, who held the thefor more customers, that the opportunity to improve companies, non-profit organizations and held on Fridays. potential of forming an ongoing peer group, and this year, but believe frastructure Financing Needs’ outlining learn about exporting your products exports opportunities and alliances; explored ways which their unique sets of knowl- wellness may be position for two years. larger than can be met in a single government agencies. Sites visited will be in in Stamford, the state’s infrastructure needs and a andEach interface with commercial and Bridgeport, and collegesNewtown, and and universities edge experiences can beSPEAKER efficiently with OF THE shared HOUSE partnerships HOUSEevent MINORITY SENATE PRESIDENT PRO SENATE MINORITY TheprofesCouncil provides or publication. year, mid to senior level Hartfordlooking and Public-private (PPPs) range of investment options. Recoggovernment reps from China, Israel, of Norwalk forDirectors partners commercialize CHRISTOPHER DONOVAN LEADER LARRY CAFERO TEMPORE LEADER PRO TEMPORE broader leadership network. the organizaBoard this month, of the knowledgesionals are selected by their andtothe will include Business cityresearch. halls,Council a draw upon the assets Aof bothLater the pubnizingfifteen the scope of most investment DONALD WILLIAMS JOHN MCKINNEYneeded India andparticipate the United Kingdom; and analysis If youofregister by June 15 thewater sumlively LinkedIn Group Discussion is also underway. tions to in this educational transportation center, a waste with ongoing able individuals from our most “wellness-active” lic and private sectors and can provide and the dearth of funding available, present innovations directly to treatment mit costisis $495, a group savings of $200. The expects to make and announce program.your Class size is limited to human 25. facility, public and public charLegislative leaders decifrom resources the Connecticut General Assembly will participate regional capital members will meet to explore potential additional in aclong-term infrastructure and PPPs could an effective way by for the major corporations Northrup Ina steering addition,the many small companies sions mission, criteria fora participation and ser- of tivities Participants receiveincluding exposure to the aster schools, Stateon Capitol, a hospital, moderated discussion primary issues thebeState. Moderated sues, serves and in roles forfacing The Business Council. related services, not oftenthe possible state to address itsuse infrastructure upGrumman, Sikorsky, Pratt & and inprograms Connecticut are eligible for reimvices over the nexta 4-6 weeks. more information critical issues Fairfield County a correctional facility, among others. theFor Business Council’s VP of Public Policy, Joeaction McGee, we will our famous committee for facing relatedBoeing, Business Council A report, with recommendations, will be an era of declining public budgets. grades.by moderated Q&A. And our through on-site visits, moderated interIf you would like to find out more contact Lynn Spreadbury at lspreadbury@businessWhitney, Merck, Sherwin Williams, bursement. “straight to the questions” format to be followed and services, provides a forum for peer best practicto the Board of Directors at its September Connecticut’s Office ofpresented Policy and Full event info is available at www. action withUtilities, working professionals, lecplease contact fairfield.com. Northeast BASF, more, Full this eventprogram details are available at promise: No speeches. Really. es exchanges and acts as aand public policyabout advocate. meeting. For more information contact Tanya Court Management and the National Counbusinessfairfield.com. tures, discussion groups, and other Tanya Court at 203-359-3220. who be scouting for openacademic, innova- government www.ctinnovations.com. It is will comprised of business, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Two names, but one focus
Still River Editions/Connecticut Photographics co-owners Mark Savoia and Catherine Vanaria have seen a lot of changes in their 25 years in business. In 1987, the pair moved from Boston to Danbury. After seeing a need for photographic services in the area, they founded Connecticut Photographics, a full-service photographic lab. As film-based services have become a rarity, Savoia and Vanaria have each focused on a niche. Vanaria specializes in printing traditional black and white photographs from film under the Connecticut Photographics name. Savoia is a fine-art digital printmaker and imaging specialist whose side of the business is now called Still River Editions. Printer and fine art imaging associate Lys Guillorn is their sole employee. All three are artists themselves and understand the challenges of making artwork and putting it out in the world. “Our focus is on the arts community,” Savoia says. “We are artists and speak the language of our clients. Our mission is to make the finest prints of our clients’ artwork and photography and to serve as a resource for the community.” Since 2009, they have been writing about clients’ shows and other local art events on their blog stillrivereditions.blogspot.com. And in 2011, the Gallery at Still River Editions began hosting quarterly shows of photography and prints of fine artwork. The public is invited to the opening reception for “Orientation,” an exhibit of prints by Bernard Boffi, Saturday, July 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. For more information, go to stillrivereditions. com, ctphoto.com or email Mark Savoia at mark@ stillrivereditions.com or call 791-1474.
FCBUZZ ‘MaGical’ Guest Renowned author, essayist and playwright Joan Didion will be a guest at a Westport Country Playhouse symposium June 17, following the 3 p.m. performance of her play “The Year of Magical Thinking.” Didion will appear on the stage with David Kennedy, associate artistic director at the playhouse. Following the symposium, Didion will sign copies of her books that will be available for purchase. “I have been a passionate reader of her work for many years, and her book and the play she made of it are extraordinarily meaningful to me,” said Mark Lamos, artistic director at the theater. “Ms. Didion’s appearance at our symposium is indeed an ‘event’ for our audiences and our community and it will add immeasurably to the experience of seeing her play.” “The Year of Magical Thinking,” featuring actress Maureen Anderman as Didion, is about the author’s actual experience rebuilding her life during the year after her spouse’s death and her capacity to emerge strengthened from even the most shattering of life’s trials. Nicholas Martin directs. The Judy Point Charitable Trust is production sponsor. The play runs June 12-30. Subscriptions are available offering up to 40 percent off single tickets. Single ticket prices, starting at $30, are subject to change based on availability. The playhouse is at 25 Powers Court, Westport. For
Joan Didion © Brigitte Lacombe
more information or tickets, call 227-4177, toll-free at (888) 927-7529 or visit westportplayhouse.org.
Lys Guillorn, Mark Savoia and Catherine Vanaria Still River Editions/Connecticut Photographics Members, Cultural Alliance Fairfield County
The mission of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is to support cultural organizations, artists and creative businesses by providing promotion, services and advocacy. For more information, visit CulturalAllianceFC.org or email infoCulturalAllianceFC.org or call 256-2329. For events lists, visit FCBuzz.org.
Arts & Culture of Fairfield County
The Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan is proud to present a special evening of music, featuring troubadour Arieb Azhar. Sharp eloquence, humanist politics
and mystic poetries are given a global voice by this singer-songwriter and his acoustic band from Islamabad, Pakistan. This special performance will be Sunday, June 24 at 5 p.m. Azhar’s leads a quartet of musicians in an eclectic mix of urban and folk-based songs grounded in Sufi and other humanist poetries from across Eurasia. Azhar pays tribute to Irish balladeers, Croatian gypsies, Punjabi traders and ancient Sanskrit texts. “Rather than preserving ‘pure’ art forms, we try to express the human soul the best we can, while making use of all influences we have absorbed along the way.” This musical event is part of Center Stage, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts. Seating is limited and advance reservations are suggested. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. For more information, call 966-9700, ext. 22, or go to silvermineart.org.
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on the record International Nail & Spa Corp. II, 889 High Ridge Road, Stamford. Chapter 11, filed May 18, D&T Carpentry Corp. and case no. 12-50915. Assets: $50,000 James Kiosek, Bethel. $25,000 in to $100,000. Liabilities: $1 million favor of Kamco Supply Corp. of to $10 million. Creditors: NewNew England, Wallingford. Prop- bank, $650,000; M&M Construcerty: 30 Budd Drive, Bethel. Filed tion Group, $471,645; Eugene May 11. Kim, $300,000; Sound Garden, $140,000. Type of business: corporation. Debtor’s attorney: Ellery Viking Development L.L.C., et E. Plotkin, Law Office of Ellery E. al., Shelton. $63,000 in favor of Plotkin L.L.C., Stamford. Webster Bank N.A., New Britain. Property: 5 Boysenberry Lane, Building Shelton. Filed May 1.
Bankruptcies The following petitions were filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Bridgeport. Chapter 11 indicates the filer intends to submit a plan of reorganization to the court. Chapter 7 indicates a liquidation of assets. Bartoli Electric Group Inc., 17 Rome St., Norwalk. Chapter 7, filed May 18, case no. 12-50929. Assets: $50,000 to $100,000. Liabilities: $500,000 to $1 million. Type of business: corporation. Debtor’s attorney: Ellery E. Plotkin, Law Office of Ellery E. Plotkin L.L.C., Stamford.
Commercial 2 Corporate Drive L.L.C. Perform interior alterations at an existing commercial building, 2 Corporate Drive, Shelton. Estimated cost: $68,000. Filed April 24. 2 Corporate Drive L.L.C. Perform interior alterations at an existing commercial building, 2 Corporate Drive, Shelton. Estimated cost: $111,770. Filed April 19. Avalon Shelton III L.L.C. Perform interior alterations at multifamily housing at 185 Canal St., Shelton. Estimated cost: $210,826. Filed April 11. Avalon Shelton III L.L.C. Perform interior alterations at multifamily housing at 185 Canal St., Shelton. Estimated cost: $634,533. Filed April 11.
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Avalon Shelton III L.L.C. Perform interior alterations at multifamily housing at 185 Canal St., Shelton. Estimated cost: $395,734. Filed April 11. Avalon Shelton III L.L.C. Perform interior alterations at multifamily housing at 185 Canal St., Shelton. Estimated cost: $464,987. Filed April 11. Avalon Shelton III L.L.C. Perform interior alterations at multifamily housing at 185 Canal St., Shelton. Estimated cost: $514,460. Filed April 11.
CRP Enterprises Inc., Bethany, contractor for Deborah and Andrew Gordon. Construct an accessory building at an existing singlefamily residence, 194 Greenley Road, New Canaan. Estimated cost: $50,000. Filed April 25.
H. R. Baker Carpentry, contractor for Russell Hanson. Construct additions and perform alterations at an existing single-family residence, 46 Herman Ave., Darien. Estimated cost: $105,000. Filed April 27.
252 Grove Lane L.L.C. Construct a new single-family residence at 91 Richard Blvd., Shelton. Estimated cost: $140,700. Filed May 8.
Dougherty & DeLeo, Darien, contractor for Angie and Richard Grimm. Construct additions and perform alterations at an existing single-family residence, 11 Lake Drive, Darien. Estimated cost: $350,000. Filed May 2.
J. R. Stanley Builders, Monroe, contractor for Pauline and David Musto. Construct an addition at an existing single-family residence, 320 W. Hills Road, New Canaan. Estimated cost: $200,000. Filed April 30.
E. L. Wagner Co., Bridgeport, contractor for Cris and Chris Leone. Install an in-ground pool and enclosure at an existing singlefamily residence, 26 Bittersweet Lane, Darien. Estimated cost: $140,000. Filed May 2.
Klauser, Jeff. Construct a new single-family residence at 105 Wesley Drive, Shelton. Estimated cost: $187,840. Filed May 10.
Bigelow & Fleming, South Easton, Mass., contractor for Duracell Inc. Construct an addition at an existing commercial building, 252 Grove Lane L.L.C. Construct 14 Research Drive, Bethel. Esti- a new single-family residence at 95 mated cost: $146,000. Filed April 4. Richard Blvd., Shelton. Estimated cost: $140,700. Filed May 8. Clark Construction, Ridgefield, contractor for Wee Burn Country Club. Perform interior alterations at an existing commercial building, 410 Hollow Tree Ridge Road, Darien. Estimated cost: $150,000. Filed April 27.
252 Grove Lane L.L.C. Construct a new single-family residence at 115 DELC L.L.C. Perform interior al- Richard Blvd., Shelton. Estimated terations at an existing commer- cost: $132,000. Filed April 12. cial building, 230 Long Hill Cross Road, Shelton. Estimated cost: 5K Development, New Canaan, $65,510. Filed May 9. contractor for Michele and Jeffrey Jacob. Construct an addition at an Kovacs Construction Corp., existing single-family residence, Danbury, contractor for the town 687 Smith Ridge Road, New Caof Bethel. Construct a new pump- naan. Estimated cost: $325,000. ing station at 33 Plumtrees Road, Filed April 30. Bethel. Estimated cost: $529,000. Filed April 23. Bear Paw Builders, Westport, contractor for Joseph Cesare. PerOatley Plumbing & Heating, form interior renovations at an Oxford, contractor for Berkshire existing single-family residence, Industrial Corp. Install HVAC 21 Searles Road, Darien. Estimated systems at an existing commer- cost: $80,000. Filed May 1. cial building, 23 Berkshire Blvd., Bethel. Estimated cost: $69,000. Bennett, John, Wilton, contractor Filed April 2. for Harish Bhandari. Construct a new single-family residence at 37 R&S Construction Services, Hilton St., Darien. Estimated cost: Middlebury, contractor for CE $550,000. Filed April 13. Bethel L.L.C. Perform exterior renovations at an existing commercial building, 83 Stony Hill Canaan Construction, Wilton, Road, Bethel. Estimated cost: contractor for Paul Ippolito. Perform interior renovations at an $185,000. Filed May 3. existing single-family residence, 131 Pequot Lane, New Canaan. Signature Construction Group, Estimated cost: $175,000. Filed Stamford, contractor for E. W. Ba- April 18. tista Family L.P. Perform interior alterations at an existing commercial building, 7 Francis J. Clarke Carney, Brian, Norwalk, contracCircle, Bethel. Estimated cost: tor for Mary and Arthur Bellis. Construct additions and perform $253,374. Filed April 19. alterations at an existing singlefamily residence, 22 Marianne TD Properties L.L.C. Perform Road, Darien. Estimated cost: interior alterations at an existing $250,000. Filed April 7. commercial building, 409 Bridgeport Ave., Shelton. Estimated cost: Castlegate Corp., Waterbury, $75,000. Filed May 2. contractor for Cris and Chris Leone. Construct an accessory building at an existing single-family residence, 26 Bittersweet Lane, Darien. Estimated cost: $100,000. Filed May 2.
Laurel Rock Co., Wilton, contractor for Christa and John McNamara. Install an in-ground pool ERI Building & Design, Darien, and enclosure at an existing singlecontractor for Mr. and Mrs. Kent family residence, 69 St. Nicholas Eppley. Construct a foundation Road, Darien. Estimated cost: only for a new single-family resi- $70,000. Filed April 9. dence at 6 Contentment Island, Darien. Estimated cost: $100,000. Liesegang Building, Ridgefield, Filed April 23. contractor for Karen and Matthew Perry. Construct additions Faucher, T. M., Darien, contractor and perform alterations at an exfor Mary and Walter Miller. Con- isting single-family residence, 354 struct additions and perform al- Hollow Tree Ridge Road, Darien. terations at an existing single-fam- Estimated cost: $1 million. Filed ily residence, 5 Marianne Road, April 12. Darien. Estimated cost: $800,000. Filed April 18. MacNicholl, James. Construct a new single-family residence at 47 Finn Builders, New Fairfield, Benedict Road, Bethel. Estimated contractor for Jacqueline Capra. cost: $180,000. Filed April 16. Perform interior alterations at an existing single-family residence, 22 Deep Valley Road, New Canaan. New Hope Carpentry, Fairfield, Estimated cost: $205,000. Filed contractor for Paula Kennedy. Construct a new single-family resApril 25. idence at 50 Sleepy Hollow Road, New Canaan. Estimated cost: $1.5 Gold Hands Building Construc- million. Filed April 23. tion, Stamford, contractor for Parker’s Glen L.L.C. Perform interior renovations at an existing New Ridge Builders, Darien, single-family residence, 65 Parker’s contractor for John McNamara. Glen, New Canaan. Estimated Construct additions and perform alterations at an existing singlecost: $80,000. Filed April 26. family residence, 69 St. Nicholas Road, Darien. Estimated cost: Grunow, Ben, Old Greenwich, $107,000. Filed April 3. contractor for Pam and Duncan Prichard. Construct additions and perform alterations at an existing single-family residence, 208 Leroy Ave., Darien. Estimated cost: $50,000. Filed May 9.
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on the record P. Holko Renovations L.L.C., Danbury, contractor for Julia and Charles Morgan. Perform interior alterations at an existing singlefamily residence, 1025 Smith Ridge Road, New Canaan. Estimated cost: $54,000. Filed May 4.
Toll CT II L.P. Construct a new single-family residence at 49 Great Hill Drive, Bethel. Estimated cost: $185,000. Filed May 4.
Toll CT II L.P. Construct a new single-family residence at 51 Great Hill Drive, Bethel. Estimated cost: Peerless Consulting, Riverside, $196,000. Filed May 4. contractor for Tracy and William Shepard. Construct additions and perform alterations at an existing Ullrich, Carol and Daniel Ullrich. single-family residence, 45 Chris- Construct an addition at an existing tie Hill Road, Darien. Estimated single-family residence, 4 Meadowlark Drive, Shelton. Estimated cost: cost: $475,000. Filed May 7. $56,220. Filed March 30. Pelham Homes L.L.C., Ridgefield, contractor for Ann and Michael Lobdell. Perform interior alterations at an existing singlefamily residence, 112 Clearview Lane, New Canaan. Estimated cost: $725,000. Filed April 26. Richards, Joan, New Haven, contractor for Abby and Mike Flanagan. Perform interior renovations at an existing single-family residence, 19 Blueberry Lane, Darien. Estimated cost: $115,000. Filed April 13. Sandoval Landscape, Stamford, contractor for Anne and Alexander Phillips. Install an outdoor fireplace at an existing single-family residence, 945 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan. Estimated cost: $60,000. Filed April 25. Scalise, Jeff, Darien, contractor for Spencer Segura. Construct an accessory building at an existing single-family residence, 24 Tokeneke Trail, Darien. Estimated cost: $250,000. Filed May 2. Stonebridge Builders L.L.C., Monroe, contractor for Alejandra and Patrick Conroy. Construct an addition at an existing single-family residence, 34 Gower Road, New Canaan. Estimated cost: $200,000. Filed April 26. Swimm Pools Inc., Darien, contractor for Barbara and Mark Schmidt. Install an in-ground pool and enclosure at an existing singlefamily residence, 99 Myanos Road, New Canaan. Estimated cost: $75,000. Filed May 7. Toll CT II L.P. Construct a new single-family residence at 45 Great Hill Drive, Bethel. Estimated cost: $196,000. Filed May 4. Toll CT II L.P. Construct a new single-family residence at 47 Great Hill Drive, Bethel. Estimated cost: $185,000. Filed May 4.
Vanveen, Kevin. Perform interior alterations at an existing singlefamily residence, 115 Maltby St., Shelton. Estimated cost: $65,000. Filed April 19. Verma, Sushi and Rashid Verma. Construct additions and perform alterations at an existing singlefamily residence, 2 Wilson Ridge Road, Darien. Estimated cost: $65,000. Filed May 7.
Augustyn’s Blue Goose Inc., Orange. Filed by Laurie Prince, Stratford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Antignani & Maresca, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff alleges that she fell while a business invitee on the defendant’s premises as the result of an unsafe condition arising from negligence on the part of the defendant, its agents and employees, which caused her to suffer serious, painful injuries and to incur substantial medical expenses. The plaintiff seeks damages in excess of $15,000 plus applicable costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed April 17. Case no. CV126026645. Forstone 350 L.L.C., Norwalk. Filed by Tyshan Allen, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Bershtein Bershtein & Bershtein P.C., Hamden. Action: The plaintiff alleges that he was struck by an elevator door while visiting the defendant’s premises as the result of an unsafe condition arising from negligence on the part of the defendant, its agents and employees, which caused him to suffer serious, painful injuries and to incur substantial medical expenses. The plaintiff seeks damages in excess of $15,000 plus applicable costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed April 17. Case no. CV126026639.
Warrington Homes L.L.C., Darien, contractor for Eel Pond L.L.C. Construct additions and perform alterations at an existing single-family residence, 379 Hollow Tree Ridge Road, Darien. Estimated cost: $1.5 million. Filed Green Star Energy Solutions April 27. L.L.C., Brookfield. Filed by Kamco Supply Corp. of New England, Wallingford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Winthrop Woods Development Robert A. Ziegler, Plainville. AcL.L.C. Construct a new single- tion: The plaintiff alleges that family residence at 57 Church St., it intends to initiate a civil acShelton. Estimated cost: $175,080. tion against the defendant in the Filed May 2. amount of at least $75,000 and that it anticipates a favorable decision by the court with regard to the suit. The plaintiff therefore Court Cases seeks a court order attaching the defendant’s assets in an amount sufficient to ensure payment of the anticipated favorable judgment plus applicable costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed April 12. Air-Gas East Inc., et al., Hartford, Case no. CV126026554. et al. Filed by Barbara and Philip Maule, East Berlin. Plaintiff’s attorney: Early Lucarelli Sweeney Jonca Law Group, Livonia, Mich. & Meisenkothen L.L.C., New Ha- Filed by The Lawyers’ Group Adven. Action: The plaintiff alleges vertising Inc., Darien. Plaintiff’s that the defendants negligently attorney: Law Office of Lori M. exposed the plaintiffs to asbestos Dion L.L.C., Fairfield. Action: The in the workplace despite extensive plaintiff alleges that the defendant evidence of the dangers of such failed to observe payment terms exposure and that, as a result of of an April 2011 marketing serthis exposure, the plaintiffs suf- vices agreement among the parties fered serious and painful disor- and that $12,243 relating to that ders and have incurred substantial agreement remains outstanding continuing medical expenses. The and past due from the defendant plaintiffs seek damages in excess of despite repeated requests for pay$15,000 plus applicable costs and ment by the plaintiff. The plaintiff reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed seeks repayment of all outstanding amounts plus interest, costs and April 16. Case no. CV126026583. reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed April 18. Case no. CV126026688.
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Odetah Camping Resort Inc., Bozrah. Filed by the estate of Jose de Castro, et al., Seymour, et al. Plaintiff’s attorney: Andrew J. Pianka, Seymour. Action: The plaintiff alleges that the decedent Jose de Castro drowned while a business invitee on the defendant’s premises as the result of an unsafe condition arising from negligence on the part of the defendant, its agents and employees, which caused Jose de Castro to suffer a wrongful, untimely death. The plaintiff seeks damages in excess of $15,000 plus applicable costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed April 17. Case no. CV126026625. PARCC Health Care Inc., Bridgeport. Filed by Arlene Williams, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Barrister Law Group L.L.C., Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff alleges that she fell while visiting the defendant’s premises as the result of an unsafe condition arising from negligence on the part of the defendant, its agents and employees, which caused her to suffer serious, painful injuries and to incur substantial medical expenses. The plaintiff seeks damages in excess of $15,000 plus applicable costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed April 13. Case no. CV126026564. Success Systems Inc., Stamford. Filed by Verifone Inc., Clearwater, Fla. Plaintiff’s attorney: Sugarmann & Sugarmann, New Haven. Action: The plaintiff alleges that prior to the date of this action it delivered goods and/or services to the defendant and that $6,500 relating to those deliveries remains outstanding and past due from the defendant despite repeated requests for payment by the plaintiff. The plaintiff seeks repayment of all outstanding amounts plus interest, costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed April 16. Case no. CV126026599.
Vision Express Inc., Huntington Park,Calif. Filed by Robert Dempsky, Norwalk. Plaintiff’s attorney: Thomas G. Cotter, Stratford. Action: The plaintiff alleges that he was the victim of a truck-unloading accident involving the defendant’s vehicle as the result of an unsafe condition arising from negligence on the part of the defendant, its agents and employees, which caused him to suffer serious, painful injuries and to incur substantial medical expenses. The plaintiff seeks damages in excess of $15,000 plus applicable costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed April 18. Case no. CV126026686.
Executive Transportation Services Inc., Newtown. Filed by Fleetcor Technologies Operating Company L.L.C., Norcross, Ga. Plaintiff’s attorney: Sugarmann & Sugarmann, New Haven. Action: The plaintiff alleges that prior to the date of this action it delivered goods and/or services to the defendant and that $11,649 relating to those deliveries remains outstanding and past due from the defendant despite repeated requests for payment by the plaintiff. The plaintiff seeks repayment of all outstanding amounts plus interest, costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed May 7. Case no. CV126009405.
Danbury Superior Court
Marc Glassman Inc., Hartford. Filed by Emma Keeler, New Milford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Joseph Dobrowolski, New Haven. Action: The plaintiff alleges that she fell while visiting the defendant’s premises as the result of an unsafe condition arising from negligence on the part of the defendant, its agents and employees, which caused her to suffer serious, painful injuries and to incur substantial medical expenses. The plaintiff seeks damages in excess of $15,000 plus applicable costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed May 2. Case no. CV126009358.
Contracting Advisors Ltd., et al., Brookfield. Filed by FM Home Improvement Inc., Orange, N.J. Plaintiff’s attorney: Randall J. Carreira, Bridgewater. Action: The plaintiff alleges that prior to the date of this action it delivered goods and/or services to the defendants and that $167,309 relating to those deliveries remains outstanding and past due from the defendants despite repeated requests for payment by the plaintiff. The plaintiff seeks repayment of all outstanding amounts plus interest, costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed May 3. Case no. CV126009368.
Miracle Farms Nursery Company Inc., Bethel. Filed by Northeast Horticultural Sales L.L.C., Sandy Hook. Plaintiff’s attorney: Thomas L. Kanasky, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff alleges that prior to the date of this action it delivered goods and/or services to the defendant and that $66,194 relating to those deliveries remains outstanding and past due from the defendant despite repeated requests for payment by the plaintiff. The plaintiff seeks repayment of all outstanding amounts plus interest, costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed May 7. Case no. CV126009399.
Contracting Advisors Ltd., et al., Brookfield. Filed by TCHE Bagual L.L.C., Bethel. Plaintiff’s attorney: Randall J. Carreira, Bridgewater. Action: The plaintiff alleges that prior to the date of this action it delivered goods and/or services to the defendants and that $69,711 relating to those deliveries remains outstanding and past due from the defendants despite repeated requests for payment by the plainThomas D. Lininger & Associ- tiff. The plaintiff seeks repayment ates, et al., Citrus Heights, Calif. of all outstanding amounts plus Filed by The Lawyers’ Group Ad- interest, costs and reasonable at- Tilson Financial L.L.C., et al., vertising Inc., Darien. Plaintiff’s torneys’ fees. Filed May 3. Case no. Hartford, et al. Filed by Rachel and Brandon Platt, Chicago, Ill. Plainattorney: Law Office of Lori M. CV126009370. tiff’s attorney: Benjamin B. Hume, Dion L.L.C., Fairfield. Action: The Weston. Action: The plaintiffs alplaintiff alleges that the defendants lege that the defendant employed failed to observe payment terms of defective workmanship on home an October 2010 marketing serthey purchased, which caused vices agreement among the parties extensive water damage to their and that $19,392 relating to that premises and effects resulting in a agreement remains outstanding substantial financial loss for repair and past due from the defendants and replacement. The plaintiffs despite repeated requests for payseek damages in excess of $15,000 ment by the plaintiff. The plaintiff plus applicable costs and reasonseeks repayment of all outstanding able attorneys’ fees. Filed May 3. amounts plus interest, costs and Case no. CV126009371. reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed April 18. Case no. CV126026684.
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GoECart in Bridgeport, a provider of ecommerce solutions, has announced the launch of GoECart 360, a web-based e-commerce suite with a focus on emerging brands and growing mid-sized retailers. The service is expected to help merchants provide a successful online shopping experience to customers.
American Heart Association Go Red For Women Leadership Breakfast, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Darien Community Association Inc., 274 Middlesex Road, Darien. For information, call (914) 694-6464.
Jennifer MacKenzie of Fairfield has joined TD Bank as manager of the store located at 1643 Post Road in Fairfield. MacKenzie has seven years of banking experience. Most recently, she served as a business banker at JPMorgan Chase in Greenwich.
Richard Bieder has been presented with the Career Service Award from the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association for his distinguished career in law. Bieder is a partner at the law firm of Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder. ARI of Connecticut Inc. recently held its annual Walk for Independence at Cove Island Park in Stamford. More than 350 people participated in the walk and raised $40,000 in donations to support ARI’s programs. Attendees at the event included state Representative Daniel Fox and Stamford Board of Representatives member Gloria DePina. Brian Del Gatto, regional managing partner of Wilson Elser’s Connecticut office, has received the Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA) Distinguished Service award. TLA is an independent, international bar association. Del Gatto also serves as chairman of Wilson Elser’s national transportation, cargo and logistics practice, and is a member of the executive committee.
Ira D. Reifer has joined the law firm of Pullman & Comley L.L.C. as an associate in the employee benefits practice. Reifer holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Towson State College and a Juris Doctorate degree from George Washington University Law School. Previously, he served as an associate in the global benefits and tax practices at an international law firm. The firm has offices in White Plains, N.Y.; Bridgeport, Hartford, Stamford and Waterbury.
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Wednesday, June 13 Bridgeport Regional Business Council’s Annual Meeting, noon, Trumbull Marriott, 180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull. $65 nonmembers; $55 members. For information, call 335-3800. “Getting the Most from Microsoft Excel,” 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Four Point Sheraton, 426 Main Ave., Norwalk. $149. For information, call (800) 867-4340. “Upholding the Law Without an HR Department,” 7:45 to 9:15 a.m., Hyatt Regency, 1800 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. $299. For information, call (800) 596-7040.
Tuesday, June 19 “Ways to Fund Your Business,” a two-hour SCORE workshop, 6:30 p.m. check-in; 7 p.m. program, UConn Stamford, 1 University Place, Stamford. For information, call 831-0065 or visit scorenorwalk.org.
Wednesday, June 20 Stamford Chamber of Commerce’s “Business after Hours,” 5 to 7:30 p.m., Hampton Inn & Suites, 26 Mill River St., Stamford. $25 nonmembers; $20 members at the door; $15 registered members. For information, call 359-4761.
Snapshot The Kennedy Center recently held its 61st awards dinner and annual meeting hosted by the Bridgeport Holiday Inn. Ten outstanding individuals and companies were named recipients of community, consumer and employer awards that “Create Hope and Celebrate Potential,” in keeping with this year’s theme.
Wilson Properties in Wilton has received a “Summer Saver” award from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The company was recognized for its outstanding commitment and leadership in reducing energy consumption and air pollution.
Christine Brown of Fairfield, right, who was recognized as the 2012 winner of the Kennedy Center Vision Award; with Martin D. Schwartz, president and CEO of The Kennedy Center.
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PRA Wallingford L.L.C., et al., East Hartford. Filed by First American Title Insurance Co., Stamford. Plaintiff’s attorney: DiSerio Martin O’Connor & Castiglioni, Stamford. Action: The plaintiff alleges that it was obliged to pay $434,470 under its performance bond because of the defendants’ nonperformance and that the defendants have refused to reimburse it for its payment despite repeated requests. The plaintiff seeks repayment of its payment under the performance bond plus interest, costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed May 3. Case no. CV126013810.
Boehringer Ingleheim Corp., et al., Hartford. Filed by Frank Sardinha, Las Vegas, Nev. Plaintiff’s attorney: Lynch Traub Keefe & Errante P.C., New Haven. Action: The plaintiff alleges that his use of the unsafe drug Pradaxa, which was negligently manufactured and marketed by the defendants, caused him to suffer serious, painful injuries and to incur substantial medical expenses. The plaintiff seeks damages in excess of $15,000 plus applicable costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed May 1. Case no. CV126013778. Sylvan Knoll Section I Inc., et al., Stamford. Filed by Carol C&L Cleaners Inc., Stamford. Doshna, Stamford. Plaintiff’s atFiled by the estate of Rafaela torney: Eric L. Reinken, Stamford. Volpe, et al., Stamford. Plaintiff’s Action: The plaintiff alleges that attorney: Eric L. Reinken, Stam- she fell while residing in premises ford. Action: The plaintiff alleges owned or otherwise under control that the decedent Rafaela Volpe of the defendants as the result of fell while visiting the defendant’s an unsafe condition arising from premises as the result of an unsafe negligence on the part of the decondition arising from negligence fendants, their agents and employon the part of the defendant, its ees, which caused her to suffer seagents and employees, which rious, painful injuries and to incur caused Rafaela Volpe to suffer se- substantial medical expenses. The rious, painful injuries and to incur plaintiff seeks damages in excess of substantial medical expenses. The $15,000 plus applicable costs and plaintiff seeks damages in excess of reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed $15,000 plus applicable costs and May 3. Case no. CV126013816. reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed May 4. Case no. CV126013824. Healthrax International Inc., et al., Glastonbury, et al. Filed by Veralynn Bernal, Scarsdale, N.Y. Plaintiff’s attorney: Harris Harris & Schmid, Norwalk. Action: The plaintiff alleges that she was routinely sexually harassed during her employment with the defendant Healthrax and was finally wrongfully terminated, which caused her to incur a financial loss and to suffer emotional stress. The plaintiff seeks damages in excess of $15,000 plus applicable costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed May 1. Case no. CV126013781. Levco Tech Inc., Stamford. Filed by Associated Indemnity Corp., Novato, Calif. Plaintiff’s attorney: Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, Stamford. Action: The plaintiff alleges that the defendant’s negligence during equipment replacement procedures caused contamination to its insured’s property and it was obliged to reimburse its insured for remediation expenses. The plaintiff seeks reimbursement of amounts paid to its insured in its role as subrogee for the insured plus interest, costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Filed April 27. Case no. CV126013766.
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Aramark Corp. Filed by Keyona Strickland. Plaintiff’s attorney: Angelo Cicchiello, Emanuele Cicchiello and Michael Petela Jr. Action: claim filed under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Filed May 16. Case no. 12CV00726.
Salamander Designs. Filed by Eloida Torres. Plaintiff’s attorney: Emanuele R. Cicchiello. Action: claim filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Filed May 18. Case no. 12CV00748.
Southern New England TeleAT&T Inc. Filed by Jayne Portio. phone Co. Filed by Stephen Plaintiff’s attorney: Fary E. Phel- Smith. Plaintiff’s attorney: Wilan. Action: claim filed under the liam G. Madsen and Kera L. Paoff. Employee Retirement Income Se- Action: claim filed under the Famcurity Act(ERISA). Filed May 17. ily and Medical Leave Act. Filed May 17. Case no. 12CV00737. Case no. 12CV00746. Citigroup Management Corp. Filed by Maria Tameta. Plaintiff’s attorney: Vincent F. Sabatini. Action: claim filed in connection with a petition for removal of an existing job discrimination suit to an alternative venue. Filed May 21. Case no. 12CV00765. Country Motors II Inc. Filed by Cathy Worthy. Plaintiff’s attorney: Sergei Lemberg. Action: claim filed under the Truth in Lending Act. Filed May 17. Case no. 12CV00734. Emirates Trading Agency L.L.C. Filed by Noble Resources Limited. Plaintiff’s attorney: Claurisse Campanale-Orozco. Action: claim filed under the U.S. Arbitration Act. Filed May 16. Case no. 12CV00732.
EOS CCA. Filed by Melanie Osich. Plaintiff’s attorney: Angela K. AAA Automatic Transmission, Troccoli. Action: claim filed under et al. Filed by The American Auto- the Fair Debt Collection Act. Filed mobile Association Inc. Plaintiff’s May 16. Case no. 12CV00728. attorney: Christopher F. Girard and Edward J. Heath. Action: claim filed in connection with trade- Fred N. Durante Jr. General mark infringement. Filed May 17. Contractor Inc. Filed by Local 478 Annuity Fund, et al. Plaintiff’s Case no. 12CV00740. attorney: Thomas M. Brockett. Action: claim filed in connection Air & Liquid Systems Corp., et al. with a labor contract issue. Filed Filed by Shirlee and Richard Pren- May 21. Case no. 12CV00767. tice. Plaintiff’s attorney: Christopher Meisenkothen. Action: claim filed in connection with a petition Indicon Inc. Filed by Vanguard for removal of existing asbestos liti- Products Corp. Plaintiff’s atgation to an alternative venue. Filed torney: Irve J. Goldman. Action: claim filed in connection with noMay 21. Case no. 12CV00758. tice of an appeal regarding a bankruptcy matter. Filed May 15. Case All State Construction Inc. Filed no. 12CV00725. by Continental Casualty Company, et al. Plaintiff’s attorney: Frank J. Szilyagi. Action: claim filed in con- Moran Foods Inc. Filed by Robert nection with breach of contract. G. Kiefer. Plaintiff’s attorney: ErFiled May 17. Case no. 12CV00736. ick I. Diaz-Vasquez. Action: claim filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Filed May 18. Case no. American Center for Law 12CV00756. and Justice Inc., et al. Filed by American Center for Law and Justice Northeast Inc. Plaintiff’s Radioshack Corp. Filed by Mr. attorney: William G. Madsen and Cigar II L.L.C. Plaintiff’s attorney: Todd D. Steigman. Action: claim David Seidman. Action: claim filed filed in connection with breach of in connection with a nonmotor contract. Filed May 16. Case no. vehicle tort. Filed May 17. Case no. 12CV00735. 12CV00730.
Bluewater Yankee Hill L.L.C., Westport. Seller: Patricia and John Thomas, Westport. Property: 15 Yankee Hill Road, Westport. Amount: $1.7 million. Filed May 9.
Blackman, Alexandra, Darien. Seller: Katrina and David May, Darien. Property: Lots 10 and 11, Darien town map 241, Darien. Amount: $1.5 million. Filed May 3.
Grace Bible Church Inc., Shelton. Seller: The Shelton Congregational Church, Shelton. Property: 269 Coram Ave., Shelton. Amount: $240,000. Filed April 30.
Bliss, Elizabeth and Richard Bliss, Port Chester, N.Y. Seller: Julie and Matthew Aliapoulos, New Canaan. Property: 120 Rosebrook Road, New Canaan. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed March 26.
Green Leaf L.L.C., Shelton. Seller: Joyce Kisluk, trustee, Hamden. Property: Lot 13, Shelton town map 245, Shelton. Amount: $264,500. Filed May 3.
Stratex Oil & Gas Inc. Filed by Jennifer Grundy. Plaintiff’s attorney: Gregory J. Ligelis. Action: claim filed in connection with a motion for injunctive and declara- MCP 6 Armstrong L.L.C., Bostory relief. Filed May 18. Case no. ton, Mass. Seller: Armstrong Park Associates L.L.C., New Haven. 12CV00750. Property: 6 Armstrong Road, Shelton. Amount: $8.2 million. Filed TYR Natural Spring Water Inc., May 2. et al. Filed by TYR Sport Inc. Plaintiff’s attorney: Jennifer M. DelMonico. Action: claim filed in Silvermine Guild of Artists of connection with trademark in- New Canaan, New Canaan. Seller: fringement. Filed May 21. Case no. Lask Holdings L.L.C., Norwalk. Property: 1028 Silvermine Road, 12CV00761. New Canaan. Amount: $755,000. Filed April 4. Uretek L.L.C., et al. Filed by Maria Palacios. Plaintiff’s attorney: Ruth D. Weissmanb. Action: claim filed SIR-1 Webb L.L.C., Westport. under the Civil Rights Act. Filed Seller: Jean and Henry Hamps, Westport. Property: 1 Webb Road, May 18. Case no. 12CV00755. Westport. Amount: $697,500. Filed April 26. Valspar Corp. Filed by Christine Garofalo. Plaintiff’s attorney: Todd D. Steigman. Action: claim Stratford 183 L.L.C., Bridgeport. filed under the Fair Labor Stan- Seller: Donna Protska, Shelton. dards Act. Filed May 18. Case no. Property: 139 Fourth Ave., Stratford. Amount: $200,000. Filed 12CV00753. May 4.
Commercial 19 Apple Tree Holdings L.L.C., Westport. Seller: Apple Tree L.L.C., Westport. Property: 19 Apple Tree Lane, Westport. Amount: $995,000. Filed April 30. 884 Oenoke Ridge L.L.C., New Canaan. Seller: Abigail Elbaum and Peter Grossman, trustees, New York City. Property: 884 Oenoke Ridge Road, New Canaan. Amount: $4.2 million. Filed April 3. 89 Heritage Hill L.L.C., New Canaan. Seller: Ann Andresen, Kansas City, Mo. Property: Unit 89, Oenoke Apartments, New Canaan. Amount: $325,000. Filed March 26.
Bowman, Serena and Bradley Bowman, Darien. Seller: Diana Larr, Darien. Property: 11 McLaren Road South, Darien. Amount: $1.5 million. Filed May 9. Branca, Melanie, Darien. Seller: Martha Wright, Darien. Property: 10 Mayflower Road, Darien. Amount: $2.5 million. Filed May 3. Brown, Susan and Stephen Brown II, New Canaan. Seller: Carolyn and Michael Wind, New Canaan. Property: 264 Ponus Ridge, New Canaan. Amount: $2 million. Filed March 21. Cahill, Ryan, Shelton. Seller: Arthur Heyse, Shelton. Property: 61 Poplar Drive, Shelton. Amount: $280,000. Filed May 1. Castiglione, Kathleen and Mark Castiglione, New Canaan. Seller: ING Bank F.S.B., Wilmington, Del. Property: 81 Lukes Wood Road, New Canaan. Amount: $1.5 million. Filed March 29. Clancy, Sara and Stephen Clancy, Bethel. Seller: Catherine and Leonard Hurgion Jr., Bethel. Property: 53 Walnut Hill Road, Bethel. Amount: $335,000. Filed May 7.
Amorosino, Robin and Charles Amorosino III, New York City. Seller: Candace and Michael Miller, Danbury. Property: 4 Shore Corroon Jr., Robert, Fairfield. Road, Danbury. Amount: $1.2 Seller: Denise and Patrick McConnell, Westport. Property: 4 Spritemillion. Filed May 9. view Ave., Westport. Amount: $1.3 million. Filed May 3. Barnett, Larry, New Canaan. Seller: George Schreyer, Trumbull. Property: Lot 11, New Canaan Denoyer, Anna and Timothy town map 1479, New Canaan. Denoyer, Darien. Seller: Tina and Amount: $550,000. Filed March 30. Kevin Stimpson, Darien. Property: 6 Highland Ave., Darien. Amount: $1.2 million. Filed May 7. Bartlett, Tanya, Danbury. Seller: Cynthia and William Cassidy, Bethel. Property: 7 Andrews St., DiBiasio, Daniel, Darien. Seller: Bethel. Amount: $337,500. Filed Barbara Wells, South Londonderry, Vt. Property: 7 Waverly Road, May 10. Darien. Amount: $2.1 million. Filed May 2. Bergstrom, Lisa and Daniel Columbi, White Plains, N.Y. Seller: Tracy and Trace Gallagher, Doyon, Steven, Bethel. Seller: Manhattan Beach, Calif. Property: Cathleen Spiro, Bethel. Property: 9 Sugar Maple Lane, Westport. 1005 Lexington Blvd., Unit 1905, Amount: $2.1 million. Filed May 2. Bethel. Amount: $250,000. Filed May 14.
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on the record Dunne, Erin and Evan Dunne, Norwalk. Seller: Roberta and Anthony Vanech, Darien. Property: 22 Edgewood Road, Darien. Amount: $1 million. Filed May 7. Elias, Diane and Donald Putrimas, Burbank, Calif. Seller: Mary Jane and Andrew Fasekas, Stratford. Property: Lot 6, Rolling Woods, Stratford. Amount: $343,000. Filed May 8. Ferency, Christopher, Shelton. Seller: Sheryl and Mark Williams, Shelton. Property: 387 Buddington Road, Shelton. Amount: $255,000. Filed April 30.
Heffering, Marcia, Greenwich. Seller: Margit and James Andersen, Danbury. Property: Lots 3, 4, 19 and 20, Danbury town map 1495, Danbury. Amount: $250,000. Filed May 8.
Marketto, Carmella, Sabrina Angiolillo and William Angiolillo, Shelton. Seller: Lisa and Raj Sharma, Shelton. Property: 16 Plante Lane, Shelton. Amount: $630,000. Filed May 4.
Heyd, Sandra and John Heyd, New Canaan. Seller: Estate of Robert Monahan, New Canaan. Property: 205 Main St., Unit 42, New Canaan. Amount: $720,000. Filed April 9.
Mounts, Lisa and Charles Mounts, Greenwich. Seller: Marnie and Jeffrey Musbaum, Westport. Property: 31 Old Hill Road, Westport. Amount: $2.1 million. Filed May 7.
Johnson, Ana and Brandon Johnson, New York City. Seller: Pieka Construction L.L.C., Fairfield. Property: 7 Half Mile Common, Westport. Amount: $2 million. Filed April 27.
Nair, Sanjeeta and Pravin Nair, Danbury. Seller: Toll CT II L.P., Newtown. Property: 10 Lockwood Circle, Bethel. Amount: $459,116. Filed May 8.
Firmender, Mary, Danbury. Seller: Victoria and Mario Banac, Danbury. Property: 11 Royal Road, Johnson, Julianne and Thomas Danbury. Amount: $341,000. Filed Johnson, New Canaan. Seller: JenMay 8. nifer and John Ferm, New Canaan. Property: 31 Thurton Drive, New Canaan. Amount: $2.1 million. Fitch, Heidi and Chester Kuch- Filed March 29. ta, Southport. Seller: 61 Maple Avenue South L.L.C., Westport. Property: 61 Maple Avenue South, Kanter, Erin and Thomas Westport. Amount: $4.3 million. Kanter, New Canaan. Seller: Filed May 2. BOKF N.A., Oklahoma City, Okla. Property: 4 Valley Lane, New Canaan. Amount: $1.8 milFoxton, Virginia and Mark Fox- lion. Filed April 5. ton, Westport. Seller: Leslie Ramik and Ronald Besson, Westport. Property: 28 Rice’s Lane, Westport. Kelly, Erinn and Paul Kelly, Amount: $785,000. Filed May 8. Darien. Seller: Robert Woods Jr., Darien. Property: 30 Goodwives River Road, Darien. Amount: $2.9 Fraioli, Maria and Carlo Fraioli, million. Filed May 1. Westport. Seller: One Stony Point West L.L.C., Westport. Property: 1 Stony Point West, Westport. Leach, Mary and Michael Amount: $4.7 million. Filed April 27. Leach, Westport. Seller: Marie DiPasquale, Westport. Property: 111 Regents Park, Westport. Amount: Gaviria, Ruth, Norwalk. Seller: $825,000. Filed May 9. Vanbrodt Estates L.L.C., Fairfield. Property: 72 Old Road, Westport. Amount: $830,000. Filed May 10. Levinson, Daniel, Westport. Seller: Makiko and Daniel Coakley, Westport. Property: 42 Owenoke Geissinger, Anne and John Park, Westport. Amount: $2.3 milGeissinger, Bismarck, N.D. Sell- lion. Filed May 10. er: Estate of Jean Rawls, Darien. Property: 9 Sylvan Road, Darien. Amount: $1.6 million. Filed May 2. Liu, Mary Jane, Westport. Seller: Mary and Michael Leach, Westport. Property: 37 Danbury Ave., Gianpaolo, Dorrinne and Can- Westport. Amount: $1.2 million. dace Rodak, Shelton. Seller: Mi- Filed May 3. chele and Jeffrey Conklin, Shelton. Property: 29 Sorrel Drive, Shelton. Amount: $288,000. Filed April 27. Magnuson, Elizabeth and Robert Magnuson, Westport. Seller: Mary Jane Liu, Westport. Property: Grube, Joyce, Danbury. Seller: 5 Raphael Way, Westport. Amount: Frank La Barbera, Gettysburg, $1.2 million. Filed May 1. Pa. Property: 10 Hayestown Road, Unit 9, Danbury. Amount: $273,000. Filed May 7.
O’Leary, Katherine and Matthew Imholt, Norwalk. Seller: Meghan and W. Matthew Tetro, Stratford. Property: 36 Vine St., Stratford. Amount: $306,000. Filed May 11.
Solomon, Katherine and Norman Solomon, Easton. Seller: John Paul Development L.L.C., Shelton. Property: Unit 12, Aspen Ridge Estates,Shelton. Amount: $735,000. Filed April 30.
Marino, Joseph, et al. Creditor: Hudson City Savings Bank. Property: 74 Allyndale Drive, Stratford. Mortgage default. Filed May 9.
Haley, Stella, Stratford. $1,472 in favor of David W. Pager D.D.S., Stratford, by Joseph P. Latino. Property: 104 Feeley St., Stratford. Filed May 7.
Orellana, Martin, et al. Creditor: Domenico Chiera. Property: 20 Hansen, Guy, Westport. $820 in Wade, Mary and William Wade, Virginia Ave., Danbury. Mortgage favor of Midland Funding L.L.C., Darien. Seller: Mary and John Ke- default. Filed May 7. San Diego, Calif., by Stephen A. ane, Darien. Property: 30 HamilWiener. Property: 60 Clinton Ave., ton Lane, Darien. Amount: $2.2 Westport. Filed May 10. Toro, Ralph, et al. Creditor: million. Filed May 4. GMAC Mortgage L.L.C. Property: 14 Budd Drive, Bethel. Mortgage Hovan Jr., Andrew, Stratford. Wells, Elisabeth, New Canaan. default. Filed May 7. $814 in favor of Robert Russo Seller: Claudia and Andrew M.D. & Associates, Stratford, by Scholtz, Naples, Fla. Property: 181 Joseph P. Latino. Property: 37 MatSouth Ave., Garage Unit 34, New Ugalde, Joseph, et al. Creditor: thew Drive, Stratford. Filed May 8. HSBC Bank USA N.A., trustee. Canaan. Amount: $920,000. Filed Property: 44 Purcell Drive, DanApril 3. bury. Mortgage default. Filed May 7. Lariccia Patricia, Stratford. $2,647 in favor of Midland Wells, Elisabeth, New Canaan. Funding L.L.C., San Diego, CaJudgments Seller: Claudia Scholtz, Naples, Fla. lif., by Stephen A.Wiener. PropProperty: 181 South Ave., Unit 16, erty: 412 Burritt Ave., Stratford. New Canaan. Amount: $920,000. Aceneth, Mary, Stratford. $6,444 Filed May 10. Filed April 3. in favor of U.S. Equities Corp., South Salem, N.Y., by Linda Levine, Steven, Westport. $32,123 Zausner, Christina and Steven Strumpf. Property: 131 Garden St., in favor of Green & Gross P.C., Zausner, Sherman. Seller: Dorit Stratford. Filed May 8. Bridgeport, by Miller Rosnick
Parker, Melissa,Westport. Seller: West Co., Weston. Property: 35 and Michael Raskin, Westport. Charcoal Hill Road, Westport. Property: 1165 Harbor Road, Aiello-Stempert, Lori, Stratford. Amount: $3.5 million. Filed May 11. Westport. Amount: $1.3 million. $3,385 in favor of Bridgeport AnFiled May 2. esthesia, Bridgeport, by Joseph P. Latino. Property: 80 Okemack Patmore, Christopher, Darien. Trail, Stratford. Filed May 7. Seller: Marian George, Darien. Property: 4 Forest Road, Darien. Foreclosures Carrasquillo, William, Bethel. Amount: $1.5 million. Filed May 10. $570 in favor of the Danbury OfBixby, Ronald, et al. Creditor: fice of Physicians Services P.C., Rainey, Laura and Richard Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Property: Danbury, by Stephen A. Wiener. Rainey, Westport. Seller: 4 Ledge- 32 Oil Mill Road, Danbury. MortProperty: 22 Knollwood Road, moor L.L.C., Westport. Property: gage default. Filed May 7. Bethel. Filed May 10. 4 Ledgemoor Lane, Westport. Amount: $2.3 million. Filed May 2. Cerino, Maureen, et al. Credi- Donald-Otto, Florence, Shelton. tor: TD Bank N.A. Property: 6020 $1,320 in favor of Midland FundRodia, Barbara and Robert Ro- Main St., Stratford. Mortgage deing L.L.C., San Diego, Calif., by dia, Newtown. Seller: Cranberry fault. Filed May 9. Stephen A. Wiener. Property: 26 Estates L.L.C., Fairfield. Property: Treeland Road, Shelton. Filed May Unit 21, Cranberry Hill Estates, 1. Shelton. Amount: $488,652. Filed Cody, Bruce, et al. Creditor: Wells May 1. Fargo Bank N.A. Property: 4 Cross Hill Road, Bethel. Mortgage de- Flores, Omar, Stratford. $1,932 in fault. Filed May 7. favor of Midland Funding L.L.C., Serino, Robert, Ansonia. Seller: San Diego, Calif., by Stephen A., Julie and Frank DeMarco, Shelton. Wiener. Property: 88 Jackson Ave., Property: 3 Ridge Lane, Shelton. Cross Ridge L.L.C., et al. CrediStratford. Filed May 10. Amount: $310,000. Filed April 27. tor: The Wilton Bank. Property: 58 Cross Ridge Road, New Canaan. Mortgage default. Filed March 21. Galt, Barbara, Darien. $20,979 in Siglinger, Keith, Shelton. Seller: favor of Midland Funding L.L.C., Daniel Pekera, Trumbull. PropSan Diego, Calif., by Stephen A. erty: 51 West St., Shelton. Amount: Davis, Charles, et al. Creditor: Wiener. Property: 59 Echo Drive $253,000. Filed May 2. Saxon Mortgage Services Inc. North, Darien. Filed May 14. Property: 96 Kanungum Trail, Shelton. Mortgage default. Filed Simpson, Christine and Steven May 8. Gordon, Luis, Stratford. $631 in Simpson, Darien. Seller: Linda favor of Bridgeport Anesthesia, and Charles Goodyear III, New Bridgeport, by Joseph P. Latino. Canaan. Property: 374 Hollow Property: 12 Howard St., Stratford. Tree Ridge Road, Darien. Amount: Filed May 7. $1.8 million. Filed May 3.
D’Amico August & Butler P.C. Property: 16 Taylor Lane, Westport. Filed April 30. Morgan, Patrick, New Canaan. $1,477 in favor of Dominick Fuel Inc., Norwalk, by Philip H. Monagan. Property: 760 Valley Road, New Canaan. Filed March 28. Murphy, Paula, Shelton. $1,712 in favor of Portfolio Recovery Associates L.L.C., Norfolk, Va., by Joseph M. Tobin. Property: 288 Isinglass Road, Shelton. Filed April 27. Palacios, Jose, Bethel. $19,178 in favor of U.S. Equities Corp., South Salem, N.Y., by Linda Strumpf. Property: 58 Whippoorwill Road, Bethel. Filed May 8. Reekie, Karen, Stratford. $877 in favor of Asset Acceptance L.L.C., Warren, Mich., by Joseph M. Tobin. Property: 259 Reeds Lane, Stratford. Filed May 10. Sabbagh, Kurt, Danbury. $12,384 in favor of SNET Information Services Inc., New Haven, by Leslie Marcarelli-Naizby. Property: 33 Mendes Road, Danbury. Filed May 9.
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on the record Senger, Debra and Stephen Senger, Bethel. $1,051 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat. Property: 9 Cindy Lane, Bethel. Filed May 10.
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Bobil Inc., 31 Lake Ave., Danbury. $4,219, FICA and employee Shirra. Rita, Stratford. $868 in withholding tax, Section 6721 of favor of Robert Russo M.D. & the Internal Revenue Code. Filed Associates, Stratford, by Joseph P. May 7. Latino. Property: 201 Wood Ave., Stratford. Filed May 8. Fitness Ventures L.L.C., 13 Stony Hill Road, Bethel. $11,762, FICA Tepper, Jacob, Shelton. $6,306 in and employee withholding tax. favor of Elizabeth Rivera, Bridge- Filed May 7. port, by Michael E. Rizzo. Property: 15 Huntington Circle, Shelton. Golf Performance Center Inc., Filed May 3. 88 Sugar Hollow Road, Danbury. $51,185, FICA and employee withWeide, Harry, Shelton. $11,498 in holding tax. Filed May 7. favor of Midland Funding L.L.C., San Diego, Calif., by Stephen A. Wiener. Property: 443 Wooded Westport Music Center L.L.C., 1460 Post Road East, Westport. Lane, Shelton. Filed April 26. $11,376, FICA and employee withholding tax. Filed May 7. Westrup, Susan, Westport. $17,935 in favor of Discover Bank, Salem, N.H., by Raymond G. LeFoll. Property: 26 Little Fox Lane, Westport. Filed May 10.
Banbury, Wendy and Anthony Banbury, Westport. Filed by Cleanmark Services Inc., Westport, by Helmuth Krause. PropElrac L.L.C., by Eric Stone. Land- erty: 7 Long Lots Lane, Westport. lord: Jade Aircraft Sales Inc. Prop- Amount: $720. Filed April 27. erty: 1400 Stratford Road, Stratford. Term: five years, commencing Ilo Enterprises L.L.C., Danbury. May 1, 2011. Filed May 11. Filed by Fairfield Insulation & Building Products, Norwalk, by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., by Joseph McCurdy. Property: 64 Charles Veley. Landlord: ESP Wex- Bells Lane, Danbury. Amount: ford I L.L.C. Property: 33 Platt $5,130. Filed May 9. Road, Shelton. Term: two years, commencing May 1, 2011. Filed May 3.
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Sieckhaus, Danielle and Michael Sieckhaus, New Canaan. Filed by Moonlight Excavating L.L.C., Roxbury, by Robert Turiano. Property: 92 Parish Road, New Canaan. Amount: $31,340. Filed April 2.
Fitness Ventures L.L.C., 13 Stony Hill Road, Bethel. $13,780, Federal unemployment tax, FICA and employee withholding tax. Filed May 7. WFB L.L.C., Stamford. Filed by York Builders L.L.C., Avon, by Fernando Rodrigues. Property: Keepers Inc., P.O. Box 524, Strat- 155 Research Drive, Stratford. ford. 4,132, Federal unemploy- Amount: $28,996. Filed May 4. ment tax, FICA and employee withholding tax. Filed May 7. Kish, Julia, P.O. Box 524, Stratford. $24,165, responsible corporate officer. Filed May 7. Westport Music Center L.L.C., 1460 Post Road East, Westport. $29,292, FICA and employee withholding tax. Filed April 30.
Cambizaca, Edgar, et al., Bethel, et al. Filed by Bendett & McHugh P.C., Farmington, for Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., trustee, The following filings indicate a legal Los Angeles, Calif. Property: 124 action has been initiated, the out- Grassy Plain St., Bethel. Action: to come of which may affect the title to foreclose a delinquent mortgage the property listed. in the original principal amount of $327,000 dated October 2006. 261 Canal Street L.L.C., et al., Filed May 8. Shelton, et al. Filed by Thomas J. Welch, Shelton, for the city of Canola, Joaquin, et al., Stratford, Shelton. Property: 261 Canal St., et al. Filed by Christopher J. SmedShelton. Action: to foreclose on ick, Milford, for the town of Stratthe property to recover delinquent ford. Property: 45 Sands Place, municipal taxes. Filed May 7. Stratford. Action: to foreclose on the property to recover delinquent Amoroso, Joseph, et al., Strat- municipal taxes. Filed May 7. ford, et al. Filed by Christopher J. Smedick, Milford, for the town of Canola, Joaquin, et al., Stratford, Stratford. Property: 1415 North et al. Filed by Christopher J. SmedAve., Stratford. Action: to fore- ick, Milford, for the town of Stratclose on the property to recover ford. Property: 45 Sands Place, delinquent municipal taxes. Filed Stratford. Action: to foreclose on May 7. the property to recover delinquent municipal taxes. Filed May 11. Balducci, Patrick, et al., Stratford, et al. Filed by Hunt Leibert Cody, Colin, et al., Stratford, et Jacobson P.C., Hartford, for Green al. Filed by Robert A. Pacelli Jr., Tree Servicing L.L.C., Tempe, Ariz. Bridgeport, for Far Mill River Property: 1840 James Farm Road, Condominium Association Inc., Stratford. Action: to foreclose a Stratford. Property: Unit 76B, Far delinquent mortgage in the origi- Mill River Condominium, No. nal principal amount of $378,800 4, Stratford. Action: to foreclose dated April 2007. Filed May 9. on the unit to recover delinquent common charges due the associaBallaro, David, et al., Stratford, et tion. Filed May 4. al. Filed by Christopher J. Smedick, Milford, for the town of Stratford. Connolly, John, et al., Westport, Property: 41 California St., Strat- et al. Filed by John M. Gasidio, ford. Action: to foreclose on the Westport, for The Convent Mews, property to recover delinquent Westport. Property: Unit 4, The municipal taxes. Filed May 8. Convent Mews, Westport. Action: to foreclose on the unit to recover Bindner, Josephine, et al., Strat- delinquent common charges due ford, et al. Filed by Lawrence M. the association. Filed April 27. Garfinkel, West Warwick, R.I., for Reverse Mortgage Solutions Couture, Jo Ann, et al., New Inc., Spring, Texas. Property: 10 Canaan, et al. Filed by Bendett & Unity Drive, Stratford. Action: to McHugh P.C., Farmington, for foreclose a delinquent mortgage Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., in the original principal amount trustee, Los Angeles, Calif. Properof $493,500 dated July 2007. Filed ty: 12 Village Drive, New Canaan. May 8. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal Bouchard, Deborah, et al., Shel- amount of $650,000 dated March ton, et al. Filed by Michael A. Al- 2005. Filed April 10. bis, East Haven, for Tamarac Ridge Condominium Association Inc., Cullin, Curt, et al., Westport, et Shelton. Property: Unit 27, Tama- al. Filed by Neil A. Lippman, Norrac Ridge Condominiums, Shel- walk, for First Niagara Bank N.A., ton. Action: to foreclose on the Buffalo, N.Y. Property: 182 Wilton unit to recover delinquent com- Road, Westport. Action: to foremon charges due the association. close a delinquent mortgage in the Filed May 3. original principal amount of $1.9 million dated August 2008. Filed Bunns, Zachary, et al., Danbury, May 1. et al. Filed by Franklin G. Pilicy, Watertown, for Hatter’s Yard Condominium Association Inc., Danbury. Property: Unit 10, Building B, Hatter’s Yard Condominium, Danbury. Action: to foreclose on the unit to recover delinquent common charges due the association. Filed May 8.
Della Rocco, Duke, et al., Shelton, et al. Filed by Hunt Leibert Jacobson P.C., Hartford, for PNC Bank N.A., Pittsburgh, Pa. Property: 74 Soundview Ave., Shelton. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $465,500 dated July 2008. Filed May 7.
Lemus, Edvin, et al., Stratford, et al. Filed by Bendett & McHugh P.C., Farmington, for Onewest Bank F.S.B., Pasadena, Calif. Property: 933 Huntington Road, Stratford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $253,600 dated October 2006. Filed May 10.
Downey, George, et al., Stratford, et al. Filed by Christopher J. Smedick, Milford, for the town of Stratford. Property: 16 Goodwin Place, Stratford. Action: to foreclose on the property to recover delinquent municipal taxes. Filed May 7.
Lopes, Jean, et al., Danbury, et al. Filed by Hunt Leibert Jacobson P.C., Hartford, for Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., trustee, Los Angeles, Calif. Property: 42 Hillandale Road, Danbury. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $65,000 dated January 2004. Filed May 8.
Eoanou, John, et al., Westport, et al. Filed by Robert Laplaca, Westport, for SFB Holdings L.L.C., New York City. Property: 53 Sturges Highway, Westport. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $400,000 dated September 2010. Filed May 10.
Maddox, Beth, et al., New Canaan, et al. Filed by Lawrence M. Garfinkel, West Warwick, R.I., for Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., trustee, Los Angeles, Calif. Property: 94 Bayberry Road, New Canaan. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original Ford, Nadine, et al., Danbury, principal amount of $875,000 datet al. Filed by Alan P. Rosenberg, ed December 2006. Filed April 3. West Hartford, for The Ridgewood Condominium Association Inc., Danbury. Property: Unit 93, Mahmud, Shireen, et al., StratRidgewood Condominium, Dan- ford, et al. Filed by Bendett & bury. Action: to foreclose on the McHugh P.C., Farmington, for unit to recover delinquent com- U.S. Bank N.A., trustee, Minnemon charges due the association. apolis, Minn. Property: 1936 Main Filed May 9. St., Stratford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $325,000 Horne, Steven, et al., Bethel, et dated July 2005. Filed May 10. al. Filed by Christopher K. Leonard, Danbury, for Timber Oak Association Inc., Bethel. Property: McGlashan, Sharon, et al., 19 Sampson Terrace, Unit 1003, Danbury, et al. Filed by Nicole Bethel. Action: to foreclose on the R. Fernandes, Armonk, N.Y., for unit to recover delinquent com- Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., mon charges due the association. trustee, Los Angeles, Calif. ProperFiled May 10. ty: 75 South St., Danbury. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount Horner, Steven, et al., Danbury, of $261000 dated June 2007. Filed et al. Filed by Christopher K. Leon- May 7. ard, Danbury, for Timber Oak Association Inc., Danbury. Property: Unit 1003, Timber Oak, Danbury. Park, Jin Soo, et al., New Canaan, Action: to foreclose on the unit et al. Filed by Hunt Leibert Jacobto recover delinquent common son P.C., Hartford, for Deutsche charges due the association. Filed Bank National Trust Co., trustee, May 9. Los Angeles, Calif. Property: 131 Weed St., New Canaan. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in Kramer, Barbara, et al., Strat- the original principal amount of ford, et al. Filed by Christopher J. $434,000 dated March 2004. Filed Smedick, Milford, for the town of March 27. Stratford. Property: 395 Wilbar Drive, Stratford. Action: to foreclose on the property to recover Pazura, Robert, et al., Shelton, et delinquent municipal taxes. Filed al. Filed by John J. Ribas, BridgeMay 7. port, for Country Walk Condominium Association Inc., Shelton. Property: Unit 30, Country Walk Condominium, Shelton. Action: to foreclose on the unit to recover delinquent common charges due the association. Filed April 30.
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on the record Pongpit, Nyom, et al., Stratford, et al. Filed by Christopher J. Smedick, Milford, for the town of Stratford. Property: 41 Johnson Ave., Stratford. Action: to foreclose on the property to recover delinquent municipal taxes. Filed May 7. Sabados, Rudolph, et al., Westport, et al. Filed by Bendett & McHugh P.C., Farmington, for The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, New York City. Property: 9 Sunny Acres Lane, Westport. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $561,000 dated July 2007. Filed May 2. Salvio, Carl, et al., Stratford, et al. Filed by Christopher J. Smedick, Milford, for the town of Stratford. Property: 627 California St., Stratford. Action: to foreclose on the property to recover delinquent municipal taxes. Filed May 7. Serrano, Martha, et al., Danbury, et al. Filed by Hunt Leibert Jacobson P.C., Hartford, for Bank of America N.A., Charlotte, N.C. Property: 5 Woodside Ave., Unit E50, Danbury. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $156,665 dated September 2008. Filed May 8. Shedlock, Michelle, et al., Stratford, et al. Filed by Christopher J. Smedick, Milford, for the town of Stratford. Property: 55 Hawkins St., Stratford. Action: to foreclose on the property to recover delinquent municipal taxes. Filed May 7.
Swist, Keith, et al., Stratford, et al. Filed by Hunt Leibert Jacobson P.C., Hartford, for Onewest Bank F.S.B., Pasadena, Calif. Property: 180 Lambert Drive, Stratford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $270,000 dated November 2007. Filed May 7.
Electric Heater Co., Stratford, by William Newbauer Jr. Lender: First Niagara Bank N.A., Buffalo, N.Y. Property: 45 Seymour St., Stratford. Amount: $1.6 million. Filed May 11.
Bethel R/C Racing, 74 Reservoir St., Bethel 06801, c/o Scott Murphy. Filed April 26.
Done Right by James, 317 Jen- Koko FitClubs of Fairfield nings Road, Fairfield 06825, c/o County, 283 Mariomi Road, New James Molwitz. Filed May 4. Canaan 06840, c/o Peter Buckley. Filed April 17.
Bethel Reiki, 53 Old Hawleyville Road, Bethel 06801, c/o Pamela Pollard. Filed May 3.
Dorman’s Tree Service, 21 Taylor Ave., Bethel 06801, c/o Anthony Dorman. Filed May 10.
Franklin Management Inc., Fairfield, by Peter DiDomenico. Lender: The Bank of Fair- Bethel Service L.L.C., 214 GreenVasquez, Ronie, et al., Stratford, field, Fairfield. Property: 56 Post wood Ave., Bethel 06801, c/o John et al. Filed by Franklin G. Pilicy, Road West, Westport. Amount: Ziolkowski. Filed April 20. Watertown, for Deerfield Woods $425,000. Filed April 26. Condominium Association Inc., Bridgehampton Consulting, Stratford. Property: Unit 122, P.O. Box 611, New Canaan 06840, Grace Bible Church Inc., ShelDeerfield Woods, Stratford. Acc/o Mehran Talaie. Filed April 9. tion: to foreclose on the unit to re- ton, by Richard Lynn. Lender: TD Bank N.A., Cherry Hill, N.J. Propcover delinquent common charges erty: 269 Coram Ave., Shelton. Building and Property Services, due the association. Filed May 7. Amount: $192,000. Filed April 30. 111 Elm St., No. 10, New Canaan 06840, c/o Dennis Ross Jr. Filed Vena, Bernard, et al., Stratford, et April 25. Lumar Lake Avenue Realty al. Filed by Christopher J. Smedick, L.L.C., Norwalk, by Mario GaMilford, for the town of Stratford. Property: 350 Greenfield Ave., lasso Sr. Lender: Webster Bank Butternut Alpacas, 36 Valley Stratford. Action: to foreclose on N.A., New Britain. Property: 11 Stream Drive, Danbury 06811, c/o the property to recover delinquent Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury. Penelope Hartz. Filed May 10. Amount: $1.2 million. Filed May 9. municipal taxes. Filed May 7. Wallace, Vincent, et al., Stratford, et al. Filed by Bendett & McHugh P.C., Farmington, for Bank of America N.A., Charlotte, N.C. Property: 49 McGrath Court, Stratford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $165,000 dated November 2006. Filed May 10.
Ellis Hayes Properties, 17 Country Place, Shelton 06484, c/o Christopher Hayes. Filed May 9.
Lyn Evans Potpourri Design, 103 Elm St., New Canaan 06840, c/o Linda Shotkus. Filed May 3. Martins Painting, 2 Oil Mill Terrace, Danbury 06810, c/o Geraldo Martins. Filed May 8.
Elm Restaurant, 73 Elm St., New Canaan 06840, c/o Brian Lewis. Mi Therapy Spa, 4B Elizabeth St., Filed April 4. Building 109, Bethel 06801, c/o Manyi Wang. Filed April 12. EPS Advantage, 4 Cobble Hill Road, Westport 06880, c/o Elizabeth Schlater. Filed May 4.
MK Event Studio, 111 Cherry St., New Canaan 06840, c/o Mary Keating. Filed April 12.
Exseed Soil Products, 85 Old Charles Millet Spray Inc., P.O. Hawleyville Road, Bethel 06801, New Way, The, 14 Charles Place, Box 2430, Darien 06820, c/o Dar- c/o Jeffrey Demers. Filed May 9. Suite B, New Canaan 06840, c/o rin Lamorte. Filed April 5. Nicholas Sadler. Filed April 10.
Oakview L.L.C., Danbury, by Richard Jowdy. Lender: Webster Bank N.A., New Britain. Property: Lots 68 and 83, Chambers Road, Danbury. Amount: $234,385. Filed Clancy J. Purcell Yard Cleaning, 132 Leavenworth Road, Shelton May 7. 06484, c/o Clancy Purcell. Filed May 8. Silvermine Guild of Artists Inc., New Canaan, by Roger Mudre. Lender: The Bank of New Ca- Classic Refinishers, 5 Bullet Hill naan, New Canaan. Property: 1028 Road, Danbury 06811, c/o BrenSilvermine Road, New Canaan. nen Zaborowskiu. Filed May 8. Amount: $562,500. Filed April 4.
Webb, Maria, et al., Stratford, et al. Filed by Christopher J. Smedick, Milford, for the town of Stratford. Property: 90 Winfield Drive, Stratford. Action: to foreclose on Victor Construction L.L.C., the property to recover delinquent Westport, by Mark Victor. Lender: municipal taxes. Filed May 7. Savings Bank of Danbury, Danbury. Property: 35 Silent Grove North, Westport. Amount: $1.1 Shedlock, Michelle, et al., Mortgages million. Filed May 2. Stratford, et al. Filed by Christopher J. Smedick, Milford, for 52 North Street L.L.C., Danbury, the town of Stratford. Property: by David Cowin. Lender: Union New Businesses 55 Hawkins St., Stratford. Ac- Savings Bank, Danbury. Property: tion: to foreclose on the property 52 North St., Danbury. Amount: to recover delinquent municipal $225,000. Filed May 7. The Business Journal is not respontaxes. Filed May 11. sible for typographical errors contained in the original filings. 75 Beachside L.L.C., Westport, by Sullivan, Julie, et al., Shelton, et Andrew Fishman. Lender: Bank al. Filed by Hunt Leibert Jacob- of America N.A., Houston, Texas. Bella Violet, 66 Center St., Shelson P.C., Hartford, for American Property: 75 Beachside Ave., West- ton 06484, c/o Violeta Hidalgo. Home Mortgage Servicing Inc., port. Amount: $2.5 million. Filed Filed May 9. Irving, Texas. Property: 9 Lakeview May 4. Ave., Shelton. Action: to foreclose a Bethany Interiors, 90 Hemlock delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $180,000 Bluewater Yankee Hill L.L.C., Hill Road, New Canaan 06840, c/o dated May 2007. Filed May 7. Westport, by Darren Andreoli. Bethany Forfang. Filed April 16. Lender: Fairfield County Bank, Ridgefield. Property: 15 Yankee Bethel Eye Café, 5 School St., Hill Road, Westport. Amount: $3.6 Bethel 06801, c/o Peter Link. Filed million. Filed May 9. May 9.
Effidia, 263 Dan’s Highway, New Canaan 06840, c/o Dina Srinivasan. Filed April 27.
Luxury Shower And Bath, 145 Plumtrees Road, Bethel 06801, c/o Lorraine Settanni. Filed April 25.
Clockwise, 24 Mountainville Road, Danbury 06810, c/o Timothy Strano. Filed May 10. Consultancy, The, 13 Salt Box Lane, Darien 06820, c/o Simon Little. Filed May 4. Crystalogo, 785 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan 06840, c/o Kathleen Steinger. Filed April 30. Cstefanico, 136 Pembroke Road, No. 72, Danbury 06811, c/o Cheryl Stefani. Filed May 10. D&D Construction, 55 Cherry Hill Road, Stratford 06614, c/o Matthew Decker. Filed May 14. Deb-Bee’s All Natural, 111 West Ave., Darien 06820, c/o Deborah Nelson. Filed April 9.
Frolov Technology Express, 3 Sycamore Court, Bethel 06801, c/o Dimitri Frolov. Filed April 19. Gilbertie Excavation, 3 Irwood Lane, Westport 06880, c/o Ingrid Gilbertie. Filed May 9.
O’Malley’s Training L.L.C., 87 Dodgingtown Road, Bethel 06801, c/o Sean O’Malley. Filed April 26. Post Road Builders L.L.C., 25 Old Kings Highway North, Darien 06820, c/o Charles Hartigan. Filed May 9.
Glazer Accounting, 525 Bridgeport Ave., Suite 204, Shelton 06484, c/o Sheila Glazer. Filed May 5. Quality Fence, 9 South St., Bethel 06801, c/o Alex Marke. Filed May 7. GRMC Solutions, 28 Long Lots Road, Westport 06880, c/o Gregory Wood. Filed May 9. Redding Roasters, 81 Greenwood Ave., Bethel 06801, c/o Kaitlyn Heisler. Filed May 4. Hite Consulting, 2 Heather Lane, Darien 06820, c/o Jennifer Hite. Filed April 18. RMD Plumbing, 56 Reservoir St., Bethel 06801, c/o Rebecca de Silva. Filed April 30. Hungryface, 10 Netop Trail, Shelton 06484, c/o Vanessa Pastore. Filed May 8. Rosie’s Roti, 1655 Post Road East, Westport 06880, c/o Jacqueline Jean. Filed May 4. Iris, 4 Balmforth Ave., Danbury 06810, c/o Joan Gayle. Filed May 10. Sabella Brothers Electric, 487 Main St., Westport 06880, c/o Scott Sabella. Filed May 11. J. R. Lopes Landscaping, 32 Eastwood Road, Danbury 06811, c/o Jean Lopes. Filed May 2. Simmons and Shepard Wedding Photography, P.O. Box 1706, New Canaan 06840, c/o Kanna Shepard. Filed April 17.
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on the record Tomas Painting L.L.C., 131 Milford Ave., Stratford 06615, c/o Alfonso Tomas. Filed May 10.
Anti-notch3 agonist antibodies and their use in the treatment of notch3-related diseases. Patent no. 8,187,839 issued to: Kang Li, San Diego, Calif.; Bin-Bing Vanguard Logistics, 16 Goodhill Stephen Zhou, Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.; Road, Bethel 06801, c/o Beryl An- Wenjuan Wu, Houston, Texas; Sek ton. Filed April 16. Chung Fung, Gaithersburg, Md.; and Sanjaya Singh, Sandy Hook. Vera’s Trattoria, 33 Mill Plain Assigned to Genentech Inc., Road, Danbury 06811, c/o Vera South San Francisco, Calif. Karaqi. Filed May 9. Apparatus and method for reWhelk, The, 575 Riverside Ave., ducing vibration and noise in Westport 06880, c/o Massimo Tul- a printer. Patent no. 8,186,676 issued to: Carl T. Urban, Portland, lio. Filed May 3. Ore.; Michael D. Long, Portland, Ore.; Paul Vangasse, Portland, Ore.; Wonder Workshop Films, 15 and Brent R. Jones, Sherwood, Ore. Wildcat Road, Darien 06820, c/o Assigned to Xerox Corp., NorSebastian Podesta. Filed March 30. walk. Yellow Bird and Bee, 503 Silvermine Road, New Canaan 06840, c/o Mary Scott. Filed May 11. Younique, 117 Village Drive, Shelton 06484, c/o Kimberly Phipps. Filed May 1. Your Hometown Puzzle, 7 Seepwood Lane, Westport 06880, c/o Richard Moises. Filed April 30.
Patents Alignment tool for mounting electrical switches and receptacles. Patent no. D660,734 issued to: Marcus J. Shotey, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Jeffrey P. Baldwin, Phoenix, Ariz.; and John Klein, Gilbert, Ariz. Assigned to Hubbell Inc., Shelton. Alignment tool for mounting electrical switches and receptacles. Patent no. D660,733 issued to: Marcus J. Shotey, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Jeffrey P. Baldwin, Phoenix, Ariz.; and John Klein, Gilbert, Ariz. Assigned to Hubbell Inc., Shelton. Analgesic combination of oxycodone and N-[3(formylamino)-4-oxo-6-phenoxy-4H-1-benzopyran-7-yl] methanesulfonamide. Patent no. 8,188,107 issued to: Ronald M. Burch, Wilton; Paul D. Goldenheim, Wilton; and Richard S. Sackler, Greenwich. Assigned to Purdue Pharma L.P., Stamford. Anti-backup mechanism. Patent no. 8,187,287 issued to Joseph W. Blake III, New Canaan.
Distributing SRE codes in halftone pixels pattern in supercell. Patent no. 8,189,237 issued to Jon McElvain, Manhattan Beach, Calif. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Electrical cord with tamperresistant mechanism. Patent no. 8,187,012 issued to: Jeffrey P. Baldwin, Phoenix, Ariz.; Marcus J. Shotey, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Richard L. Cleghorn, Tempe, Ariz.; Ryan K. Liebengood, Mesa, Ariz.; Jason Thomas, Mesa, Ariz.; Kenneth C. Booth, Mesa, Ariz.; and John Klein, Gilbert, Ariz. Assigned to Hubbell Inc., Shelton.
Method and system for drying ink on a substrate material. Patent no. 8,186,272 issued to: Jay Reichelsheimer, Shelton; Richard A. Sloan Jr., Southbury; and George M. Macdonald, New Canaan. Assigned to Pitney Bowes Inc., Stamford. Method and system for performing monetary transactions from multiple source accounts. Patent no. 8,190,518 issued to Darryl T. Rathbun, Stratford and Alexandra Mack, Monroe. Assigned to Pitney Bowes Inc., Stamford. Method and system for synchronization of digital-media playback. Patent no. 8,190,680 issued to Michael Spilo, Greenwich and Jonathan Daub, New York City. Assigned to Netgear Inc., San Jose, Calif.
Electronic amusement device and method for operating a game offering continuous reels. Categorizer with user-con- Patent no. 8,187,084 issued to Jay trollable calibration. Patent no. S. Walker, Ridgefield and James A. 8,189,930 issued to: Jean-Michel Jorasch, Westport. Assigned to InRenders, France; Caroline Privault, ternational Game Technology, France; and Eric H. Cheminot, Reno, Nev. Methods and systems for evaluFrance. Assigned to Xerox Corp., ating the impact of consolidatNorwalk. ing print shops on inventory Grid-support system for a track- levels. Patent no. 8,190,488 issued er-mounted solar panel array to Sudhendu Rai, Fairport, N.Y. Colored barcode decoding. Pat- for rooftop applications. Patent and Patrick Dennis Regan, Victor, ent no. 8,186,593 issued to Stephen no. 8,188,414 issued to Edward J. N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., C. Morgana, Rochester, N.Y. and R. Linke, Milford. Assigned to Opel Norwalk. Victor Klassen, Webster, N.Y. As- Inc., Shelton. signed to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Methods of treating with antiInhibitors of the interaction factor D antibodies. Patent no. Comparable diagnostics for re- between HMGB polypeptides 8,187,604 issued to: Ling-Ling newable energy power systems. and toll-like receptor 2 as anti- An, Boyds, Md.; Sek Chung Fung, Patent no. 8,190,395 issued to: inflammatory agents. Patent no. Houston, Texas; Robert F. Kelley, Asaf Peleg, Astoria, N.Y.; Michael 8,188,041 issued to Kevin J. Tracey, San Bruno, Calif.; Henry B. LowHerzig, New York City; and Shawn Old Greenwich and Huan Yang, man, El Granada, Calif.; Sanjaya Kerrigan, Stamford. Assigned to Douglaston, N.Y. Assigned to The Singh, Sandy Hook; and Herren Locus Energy L.L.C., New York Feinstein Institute for Medical Wu, Boyds, Md. Assigned to GeCity. Research, Manhasset, N.Y. nentech Inc., South San Francisco, Calif. Computer-based communica- Method and apparatus for addtion systems and arrangements ing skills to a database of skills Omni-protocol engine for reassociated therewith for indi- by determining if new issues are configurable bit-stream procating user status. Patent no. similar previous issues that were cessing in high-speed networks. 8,189,046 issued to John T. Rob- resolved. Patent no. 8,190,545 is- Patent no. 8,189,599 issued to: inson, Yorktown Heights, N.Y. and sued to: Michael E. Browne, Sta- Viswa Sharma, San Ramon, Calif.; Michael E. Wazlowski, New Fair- atsburg, N.Y.; Carole A. Jannak, Roger Holschbach, Blaine, Minn.; field. Assigned to International Austin, Texas; Sandra K. Johnson, Bart Stuck, Westport; and William Business Machines Corp., Ar- Cary, N.C.; Colin James Parris, Chu, Cambridge, Mass. Assigned monk, N.Y. Brookfield; Katherine June Pears- to RPX Corp., San Francisco, Calif. all, Georgetown, Texas; Bernadette Marie Wing, Austin, Texas; RuCone-capped nail polish bottle. dolph John Younger III, Staatsburg, Optical sensor for characterPatent no. D660,715 issued to April N.Y. Assigned to International izing a substrate. Patent no. Vignone, Newtown. Assigned to Business Machines Corp., Ar- 8,189,197 issued to: William H. Verla International Ltd., New monk, N.Y. Wayman, Ontario, N.Y.; ChuWindsor, N.Y. Heng Liu, Penfield, N.Y.; and James R. Beachner, Webster, N.Y. AsMethod and apparatus for signed to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Dispensing applicator for flu- printing on variable thickness ids. Patent no. 8,186,897 issued to print media. Patent no. 8,186,787 Jack W. Kaufman, Merrick, N.Y. issued to Russell W. Holbrook, Polymeric intermediate transfer and James Brown, Armonk, N.Y. Southbury and Daniel Vetter J. members. Patent no. 8,187,711 Assigned to Biomed Packaging Williams, Woodbury. Assigned to issued to: Jin Wu, Pittsford, N.Y.; Systems Inc., Norwalk. Pitney Bowes Inc., Stamford. Yuhua Tong, Webster, N.Y.; Jonathan H. Herko, Walworth, N.Y.; and Brian P. Gilmartin, Williamsville, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.
System and method for transporting fluid through a conduit Patent no. 8,186,817 issued to: Brent R. Jones, Sherwood, Ore.; Brian Walter Aznoe, Sherwood, Ore.; Charles Russell Firkins, Newberg, Ore.; Darrell Ray Finneman, Albany, Ore.; and James Michael Bonicatto, Portland, Ore. Assigned Reticle inspection systems and to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. method. Patent no. 8,189,203 issued to: Yevgeniy Konstantinovich Shmarev, Lagrangeville, N.Y.; Eric System for maintaining temBrian Catey, Danbury; Robert Al- perature of a fluid in a conduit. bert Tharaldsen, Sherman; and Patent no. 8,186,818 issued to: Richard David Jacobs, Brookfield. Brent R. Jones, Sherwood, Ore.; Assigned to ASML Holding N.V., Brian Walter Aznoe, Sherwood, Ore.; Charles Russell Firkins, NewThe Netherlands. berg, Ore.; Darrell Ray Finneman, Albany, Ore.; and James Michael Software-based trading turret. Bonicatto, Portland, Ore. Assigned Patent no. 8,189,566 issued to: to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Aseem Bakshi, Stamford; Rajnish Jain, Fairfield; Andrew G. Klaiber, Trumbull; Kathleen N. Udall, Ox- Systems and methods for conford; and Ravi K. Vankayala, Mil- trolling substrate flatness in ford. Assigned to IPC Systems printing devices using vacuum Inc., Jersey City, N.J. and/or the flow of air. Patent no. 8,186,675 issued to Francisco Zirilli, Penfield, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Split variational inference. Pat- Corp., Norwalk. ent no. 8,190,550 issued to Guillaume M. Bouchard, France and Onno Zoeter, France. Assigned to Tamper-resistant electrical deXerox Corp., Norwalk. vice. Patent no. 8,187,011 issued to: issued to: Jeffrey P. Baldwin, Phoenix, Ariz.; Marcus J. Shotey, ScottStructure and method to form sdale, Ariz.; Richard L. Cleghorn, EDRAM on SOI substrate. Patent Tempe, Ariz.; Ryan K. Liebengood, no. 8,188,528 issued to: Chengwen Mesa, Ariz.; Jason Thomas, Mesa, Pei, Danbury; Kangguo Cheng, Ariz.; Kenneth C. Booth, Mesa, Guilderland, N.Y.; Herbert L. Ho, Ariz.; and John Klein, Gilbert, Ariz. New Windsor, N.Y.; Subrama- Assigned to Hubbell Inc., Shelton. nian S. Iyer, Mount Kisco, N.Y.; Byeong Y. Kim, Lagrangeville, N.Y.; Geng Wang, Stormville, N.Y.; and Toner compositions and proHuilong Zhu, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. cesses. Patent no. 8,187,780 issued Assigned to International Busi- to: Gwynne McAneney-Lannen, ness Machines Corp., Armonk, Canada; Guerino G. Sacripante, N.Y. Canada; Edward G. Zwartz, Canada; and Maria N. V. McDougall, Canada. Assigned to Xerox Corp., System and method for location Norwalk. management and emergency support for a voice-over Internet protocol device. Patent no. Toner-image processing ma8,189,568 issued to: Chaoxin Qiu, chine with charge compensation Austin, Texas; Richard L. Khan, and method thereof. Patent no. San Ramon, Calif.; Robert F. Dai- 8,190,043 issued to Eric M. Gross, ley, Austin, Texas; Keith Joseph Rochester, N.Y. and Yongsoon Eun, Allen, Austin, Texas; and Geoffrey Webster, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox R. Zampiello, Norwalk. Assigned Corp., Norwalk. to AT&T Intellectual Property I L.P., Atlanta, Ga. User-adaptable ink-status conveyance system. Patent no. System and method for payment 8,186,785 issued to: Christopher for business reply mail. Patent Ryan Gold, Tigard, Ore.; Ernest no. 8,190,525 issued to: Thomas J. Israel Esplin, Sheridan, Ore.; FredFoth, Trumbull; John G. Desmond, erick T. Mattern, Portland, Ore.; Fairfield; Amy E. Harris, West- Brent Rodney Jones, Sherwood, port; and Jill Q. Chen, Norwalk. Ore.; and Michael A. Fairchild, Assigned to Pitney Bowes Inc., Vancouver, Wash. Assigned to XeStamford. rox Corp., Norwalk. Product display tray. Patent no. 8,186,520 issued to: Raymond M. Schneider, Port Washington, N.Y.; Richard Jay, Westport; and Eleanor Lovinsky, Brooklyn, N.Y. Assigned to Display Technologies, College Point, N.Y.
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Variable compression surgicalfastener apparatus. Patent no. 8,186,556 issued to Frank Viola, Sandy Hook. Assigned to Tyco Healthcare Group L.P., Mansfield, Mass.
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Are CFOs the real CEOs? Find out what our panel of experts has to say. JUNE 26
11:30 a.m. buffet lunch Program begins at noon at 1133 Westchester Ave. White Plains, NY A roundtable conversation presented by Westfair Communications Inc.
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Panel in formation
Lots of advisors suit up, show up and keep up. But how many know when to speak up?
Russell Boyle Partner, CFO Practice, Egon Zehnder International Matt Budd Chairman of The Financial Executives Networking Group (The FENG) Patrick Lapera CFO, Bacarella Transportation Services
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