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Herbert was a leader in health care, sports and economic development.
"What a lot of businesses donâ€™t do is look at their revenue quarterly," Amenda observed.
"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.â€
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.
"This fight continues, and something of this magnitude typically takes time to become law," said Mayor Joe Ganim at press conference. A coalition of elected officials and business leaders gathered in Bridgeport to reaffirm their support of MGM Resorts Internationalâ€™s waterfront hotel & casino plan.
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.
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.
Pending regulatory approval, the project -- designed to provide a more environmentally friendly and cost-effective energy source -- is expected to begin construction in the second quarter of 2018.
After about five months on the job, the former ConnectiCare and Bridgeport Bluefish honcho is diligently working to up the BRBC's profile.
New admission taxes and an expiring lease are among the challenges facing the independent baseball team.