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Special Workshop en Español: Financiar Un Negocio (Financing a Business)

Workshop teaches Spanish language business owners how to apply for financing and loans.

JOBS Act schism

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes are on opposite sides on the merits of the JOBS Act.

Opinions split on real estate bill

Appraisers and real estate agents are on opposite sides of the aisle on a bill that would authorize “price opinions” in Connecticut.

In the field

Pat Callahan is wrapping up a 30-year career at Pepperidge Farm, and other Fairfield County business news.

Startup squared

One local franchisee wanted to experience her own startup – and to do so with a startup franchisor.

Legal briefs

XL sued a defunct Greenwich hedge fund, and other law news in Fairfield County.

In the field

Connecticut extracted merger concessions from Northeast Utilities, and other news affecting Fairfield County businesses.

Planes, trains and DNA

John Stafstrom Jr. has handled the legal paperwork on some of Connecticut’s knottiest public finance deals.

Shark tank, Stamford-style

Stamford hopes to add a dash of élan to its inaugural Startup Weekend.

Double-whammy loans loom large

Some area banks are struggling with restructured loans in which borrowers remain in arrears.

Jepsen’s focus turns to investors

Following February’s $25 billion mortgage settlement, Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen is going after the credit rating agencies.

In the field

Home ownership ticked up in Fairfield County last year, and other news affecting Fairfield County businesses.

Loan drought continues

Community banks in Fairfield County only barely increased small business loans last year, with the state taking another crack at the problem.

Finance points

The SEC is changing hedge fund investor rules.

Step one: commit to change

The Foundation for Personal Financial Education offers free, no-sell financial literacy workshops at area companies.