Business Council of Fairfield County honors Bigelow

By Bill Fallon

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From left, Cindi Bigelow, president and CEO of Bigelow Tea and the 2014 Walter H. Wheeler Jr. Business Leadership Award honoree; Johnna G. Torsone, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Pitney Bowes Inc.; Michael M. Wathen, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the 2013 award honoree; Reyno A. Giallongo, chairman of the board and CEO, First County Bank, and chairman, board of directors, The Business Council of Fairfield County. From left, Cindi Bigelow, president and CEO of Bigelow Tea and the 2014 Walter H. Wheeler Jr. Business Leadership Award honoree; Johnna G. Torsone, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Pitney Bowes Inc.; Michael M. Wathen, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the 2013 award honoree; Reyno A. Giallongo, chairman of the board and CEO, First County Bank, and chairman, board of directors, The Business Council of Fairfield County.

The Business Council of Fairfield County has been honoring members of the business community for their accomplishments and leadership service in the community for 38 years and did so again recently at a Stamford awards event.

The Walter H. Wheeler Jr. Business Leadership Award is named after the former Pitney Bowes leader.

“I am so pleased to accept this unbelievable honor, for all the employees of Bigelow Tea,” said company President and CEO Cindi Bigelow. Noting the average employee has been with the company for 18 years, she said, “I am accepting this award for our employees.”

Under a business ethos that touches lives “one at a time,” Bigelow said, “We are moving mountains.”

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Bill Fallon
Bill Fallon is editor of the Fairfield County Business Journal. He has worked at Westfair Communications for more than five years, previously editing an upstate New York daily and a national motorcycle magazine in Nevada. He attended Iona Prep in New Rochelle, N.Y., and the University of Virginia.

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