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Fairfield County Newsmakers, 12.15.2014

Hospital’s Dream Ball celebrates a decade

More than 800 people attended Stamford Hospital’s 10th annual Dream Ball Gala at Tully Health Center in Stamford. This year, the gala raised more than $700,000, making for a total of more than $5.4 million since its inception. In addition to dinner and dancing, the ball featured a live auction, Giving Tree and Paddle Raise. Next year’s gala is set for Sat., Nov. 7. For more information, contact Kari Pollak at 203-276-2554 or kpollak@stamhealth.org.

Orthodontist’s Invisalign selected as top 100 case

Fairfield Orthodontic Associates announced that an Invisalign treatment performed by co-owner Patricia A. Bendick, DDS, was selected as a “Top 100” case and will be featured at the 2014 Invisalign National Summit in the 2014 Invisalign Gallery publication. Bendick has completed numerous courses in Invisalign and was one of the first orthodontists in the world certified in Invisalign and Invisalign teen.

For more information about Bendick and orthodontics, visit fairfieldorthodonticassociates.com or call 203-452-9888.

Powell appointed CFO for Waveny

Waveny LifeCare Network of New Canaan appointed Shaun Powell as chief financial officer. Powell’s responsibilities include managing all accounting functions, financial issues and fiscal reporting. He joins Waveny with nearly 15 years experience in accounting and finance, previously serving as a contract chief financial officer, accounting consultant and controller.

Webster Bank wins Law Tribune award

Waterbury-based Webster Bank was named Connecticut’s top bank for law firms by readers of the Connecticut Law Tribune. Webster has received the online survey’s highest distinction, the Gold Award, each year consecutively since 2007. More than 700 Connecticut attorneys and law firm professionals cast their votes.

BHHS names top sales executives in Norwak

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, a real estate company with offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, announced its top sales executives in the Norwalk office. In November, top honors went to the Maher-Drury & Assoc. team as the top-listing agent and the Balazs-Byington team won top-seller.

‘See Mom Run’ health and wellness book published

Ridgefield resident Megan Searfoss published “See Mom Run: Every Mother’s Guide to Getting Fit and Running Her First 5K.” The book is a guide for busy mothers looking to lose weight by walking, jogging or running a race.

The book is available at Barnes & Noble for $15.99. For more information, visit runlikeamotherrace.com.

Artist’s exhibit in Hudson City Savings Bank

Roxbury resident Jeanne Steers is exhibiting her “Visage” collection in the Hudson City Savings Bank in Cos Cob through December, 100 E. Putnam Ave. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Steers is the owner of Steers Studios, a design studio specializing in web design, graphic design and illustration.

The exhibit is free to the public. Artwork is for sale. For more information, visit jeannesteers.com.

Radar joins LogicSource

Norwalk-based LogicSource appointed Andrew Radar as vice president of client solutions. Prior to joining, Radar served as vice president of the enterprise improvement practice for AlixPartners.

Westport Country Playhouse awarded $75,000

Westport Country Playhouse was awarded a $75,000 challenge grant from Newman’s Own Foundation to increase individual donations. The challenge launched Dec. 2 to coincide with #GivingTuesday, a national day of philanthropy, and runs through Dec. 31.

The grant will help increase awareness of the playhouse as a nonprofit and, ideally and in turn, inspire patrons to donate. To donate, visit westportplayhouse.org/support or call 203-571-1138.

Fiduciary Investment Advisors appoints Salak

Windsor-based Fiduciary Investment Advisors, an investment consulting firm, appointed Andrew Salak associate director of wealth advisory services. Salak will become a member of the wealth advisory services team, along with Lindsay Mermell, Cindy Vitek and Mary Legg.

Salak previously served as financial advisor in the wealth management division for Morgan Stanley.

Wachter joins Charkit Chemical Corp.

Norwalk-based Charkit Chemical Corp. appointed Lee Wachter senior vice president of operations. Wachter’s responsibilities include leading all global supply chain operations.

Prior to joining Charkit, he founded Interactive Ingenuity and was interim chief operating officer and chief information officer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from Syracuse University and an MBA from Northeastern University.

Dionisio named vice president at Hub International

New York-based Hub International Northeast Limited, with offices in Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, appointed Rose Dionisio as vice president of personal lines, based out of its Fairfield office.

Dionisio previously served as a personal markets senior branch manager at Liberty Mutual Insurance. She is a licensed life, health, property and casualty producer in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

The boys of summer of Trumbull

Christopher Gallo of Shelton celebrates the 25th anniversary of Trumbull’s victory in the 1989 Little League World Series with his book, “Unlikely Champions: A Miracle in Williamsport,” available for $24.95 on Amazon.com. He is a certified public accountant in Shelton and opened his own consulting/forensic accounting practice after retiring in 2012.

Creativity International selects TFI Envision

Norwalk-based TFI Envision Inc. was selected as an award winner in the 44th annual Creativity International Print & Packaging Design Awards. The jury selected works for outstanding design that included Goodwill of Western & Northern Connecticut Inc., “The Stuff Good is Made of” billboard advertising campaign; Dove Men & Care set packaging for Father’s Day; and Dove Mother’s Day gift box packaging.

Pentegra Retirement Services appoints Johnson

White Plains, N.Y.-based Pentegra Retirement Services, with an office in Shelton, appointed Jeffrey Johnson as a regional director for its qualified plan sales. Johnson will be based in Phoenix, Ariz., to spearhead the company’s business development efforts in the southwest.

Sussman elected fellow of American College of Environmental Lawyers

The American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) elected Mark R. Sussman a 2014 Fellow. Sussman is an attorney for law firm Murtha Cullina LLP, with offices in Stamford, Hartford and New Haven, as well as Boston and Woburn, Mass.

The ACOEL is an organization of some 200 members nationwide, including six from Connecticut. Sussman was selected based on his experience and standards in environmental law.

Information for these features has been submitted by the subjects or their delegates.

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