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"These upgrades will save the city considerable money over the long-term and ultimately benefit the taxpayers of Bridgeport," says Mayor Joe Ganim.
"We need a shot in the arm and MGM is more than a shot in the arm," said the BRBC's Dan Onofrio about the proposed casino resort complex in Bridgeport.
The oldest great-granddaughter of Santa Energy Corp.'s founders says her past BRBC experiences "inspired me to get more involved and really see what makes the city tick.”
The 144th annual meeting of the BRBC comes at a significant time for the organization as President Mickey Herbert is leaving and no successor has yet been named.
Questions about traffic, increasing casino competition from neighboring states, and the wisdom or breaking the state compact with the tribes operating Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods remain, say several observers.
James C. Smith and Robert Patricelli, co-chairmen of the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth, outlined the challenges and possible solutions facing Connecticut's economy.
The Bridgeport Regional Business Council (BRBC) has announced that Mickey Herbert will be stepping down as president and CEO.
Having spent much of 2017 transforming the group's internal functions, Herbert is now focusing on developing a three-year strategic plan.
Fairfield County-based business leaders were not concerned that the Dow Jones' 1,175-point drop on Feb. 5 was the harbinger of bad tidings.
Donahue cited economic development for Bridgeport and the surrounding communities as her key focus in the strategic planning process, with “job creation of all kinds” as her goal.
Margaret Price, CEO of Ridgefield Supply Co., ensures that members of her corporate team are present at a half-dozen national and regional industry happenings each year.
Martin D. Schwartz became the organization’s first president and CEO in 1978.