Fairfield County Good Things Happening, 6.22.2015

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People’s United Bank celebrates grand reopenings

Bridgeport-based People’s United Bank is hosting two grand reopening celebrations for its Nutmeg Square Stop & Shop branch and Mill Plain Stop & Shop branch locations, June 24. The Nutmeg Square event at 72 Newtown Road in Danbury begins at 8:30 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting and check presentation to Hillside Food Outreach. The Mill Plain celebration at 44 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury begins at 5 p.m. Raffle prizes and refreshments are being offered.

For more information, contact Valerie Carlson, vice president, corporate communications at 203-338-2351.

Ninth annual ARI walk for independence

Stamford-based Always Reaching for Independence (ARI) of Connecticut Inc., a nonprofit that strives to enrich the lives of people with disabilities and their families, had a turnout of more than 300 people at its walk at Cove Island Park, May 3, raising nearly $30,000 for ARI. Sponsors included Stamford Hospital, The Umbrella Club, Fleet Feet of Stamford, Stamford Plus Magazine and The Stamford Advocate, Subway of West Main Street, ShopRite, W.B. Mason, Liz Sue Bagels and MBA Graphics. For more information, contact Gerard Gasparino at 203-324-9258, ext. 3023.

New chairman for Norwalk Hospital

Norwalk Hospital appointed Edward Mahony of Fairfield as the new chairman of its board of directors. He is replacing Diane Allison, who completed her term as chairwoman. Mahony joined the Norwalk Hospital board in 2011 and has since served on several committees, including finance, audit and corporate compliance and quality. He currently serves as vice president and CFO of Purdue Pharma, where he oversees the fiscal, procurement and information technology matters.

Norwalk Seaport Association’s Commissioning Day

Representatives from New York City-based General Growth Properties presented the Norwalk-based Norwalk Seaport Association with a $1,000 donation as part of the association’s Commissioning Day event May 16.

Third annual Norwalk Art Festival

More than 150 artisans featuring art in ceramics, jewelry, wearable art and other fine arts and crafts are attending the third annual Norwalk Art Festival, June 27-28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine, Mathews Park, 295 West Ave., Norwalk. In addition to showcasing their work, the artists are sharing their artistic processes with patrons. The festival kicks off with Mayor Harry Rilling creating the first original work of art, noon, June 27.

UTI-Noorwood partners with Mercedes-Benz

Norwood, Mass.-based Universal Technical Institute (UTI-Norwood) partnered with Mercedes-Benz of Fairfield to highlight the value of science, technology, engineering and math education in transportation careers. The partnership’s “Future Tech” event June 2 included 15 students enrolled in a UTI program and their parents at the Mercedes-Benz dealership in Fairfield. The event included alumni discussions and information about the program.

United Way’s Day of Action mobilizes hundreds

Stamford’s United Way of Western Connecticut partook in the United Way’s annual Day of Action with nearly 200 volunteers from 13 businesses and corporations June 10 and is scheduled to continue participation during the last two weeks of June. Local companies have registered for projects including cleaning up playgrounds, landscaping, painting and planting gardens. In addition to the volunteer efforts, businesses have donated thousands of dollars worth of materials and supplies in support of Day of Action projects.

ONS expands medical practice in Stamford

Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists PC, a multispecialty practice with offices in Greenwich and Stamford, is opening an expanded medical office and physical therapy facility in north Stamford. The new office is off the Merritt Parkway at exit 35, 5 High Ridge Park, Stamford. A grand-opening celebration, “Your Prescription for Success: A Sports Medicine Event” is being held June 22, 6-8p.m. The new location will serve will the practice’s growing patient population in Stamford, New Canaan, Darien and surrounding communities.

Goodwill launches retail customer service training program

Bridgeport-based Goodwill of Western & Northern Connecticut Inc., a nonprofit that provides employment and support services to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment, is recruiting participants for its retail customer-service training program for out-of-school youths, ages 16-24. This program entails seven weeks of classroom and on-the-job instruction. Classes are being held at the Waterbury Career Center at 828 Lakewood Road, Waterbury. For more information, email careercenter@gwct.org.

Bankwell promotes Drake to first vice president

Bankwell, a commercial bank with locations throughout Fairfield County, promoted Mary Lynn M. Drake of New Canaan to first vice president. Drake’s responsibilities include managing the bank’s human resources, facilities management, purchasing and administrative areas. Drake first joined the bank in 2002.

Webster Bank promotes three

Waterbury-based Webster Bank promoted three members of treasury to senior vice president.

Todd DellaCamera of Wilton, senior vice president, funding manager, joined Webster in 2013 as the funding manager after serving 23 years in treasury and risk management positions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the University of Rochester.

Rebecca Maxwell of Meriden, senior vice president, treasury sales, joined Webster in 1997 and the treasury sales group in 2003. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College and a master’s degree in finance and management from the University of Connecticut.

Richard Razza of Watertown, senior vice president, treasury portfolio manager, joined Webster in 2009 as a treasury portfolio manager after spending 17 years in the banking business. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Post University and is currently enrolled in the MBA program at the University of Connecticut.

Bridgeport Hospital appoints Scagliarini

Pamela Scagliarini of Milford was promoted to chief operating officer of Bridgeport Hospital and senior vice president of Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS). She is replacing Norma G. Roth, who recently accepted the position of president and CEO at Greenwich Hospital, also part of YNHHS. Scagliarini has been with the health system for more than 20 years, starting as a coordinator in the purchasing department at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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