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Entries Tagged as 'Ernest Trefz'

The Trefz Touch: ‘Damn It, Ernie, You Can Have My (Bleeping) Tootsie Roll Too’

February 27th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

When it came to the art of negotiation, Bridgeport business leader Ernie Trefz was a marvel. Almost everything with Ernie who died Saturday morning was subject to give and take. (Trefz services here.) Former Bridgeport Economic Development Director Mike Freimuth, now executive director of the Capital Regional Development Authority, was sometimes on the other side […]

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A ‘Horatio Alger’ Career–Business Titan Ernie Trefz

February 26th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Ernie Trefz, a Bridgeport business community titan for decades whose Downtown-based Trefz Corporation owned dozens of McDonalds franchises, commercial real estate and apartment buildings, passed away Saturday morning. He was a major benefactor of the University of Bridgeport including a business school named for him. He was 84.

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Trefz: UB Is Family–Business School Unveiled, Finch Attends Ceremony

September 10th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Saluted by university officials, business titans, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and Mayor Bill Finch, Ernest C. Trefz, better known as Ernie, announced on Tuesday he was “proud to play a role in the past, present and future” of the University of Bridgeport that dedicated a new business school in the entrepreneur’s name featuring a newly […]

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Malloy Celebrates Groundbreaking For Ernest Trefz School Of Business At UB, Mayor A No Show

November 20th, 2013 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Governor Dan Malloy on Wednesday joined University of Bridgeport officials at the groundbreaking for the Ernest Trefz School of Business in honor of the UB supporter and trustee. Mayor Bill Finch, continuing his boycott of UB because of his opposition to an arm of the Unification Church that rescued the university financially more than 20 […]

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Step Right Up–Royal Court Crowned For Barnum Festival

May 7th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Best of Bridgeport

From the Barnum Festival: www.barnumfestival.com The six newest members of the 2013 Barnum Festival Royal Family were selected Sunday, May 5th at the Holiday Inn in Bridgeport. The royal court will play a key role in the 65th Barnum Festival, the annual salute to the life and achievements of P.T. Barnum, world famous entrepreneur and […]

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A Barbour’s Cut Showcased At Discovery Museum

August 31st, 2012 · 3 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

The work of David Barbour will be on display at the Discovery Museum on Park Avenue starting September 8 through December 31 in honor of his 27 years as a working architect in the city. The retrospective “My Life in Bridgeport” is the first of its kind for an architect at the museum. Opening day […]

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Show Me The Money, Honey! Here Comes The Governor

October 20th, 2011 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

John Stafstrom, the city’s bound counsel, was an early supporter of Dannel Malloy for governor. He was there in 2006 and there again in 2010 and in between and after. Mayor Bill Finch’s campaign spent about $400k in its primary win over Mary-Jane Foster and now it’s time to reload for the general election (not that […]

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Mayor’s Business Community Speech

March 16th, 2011 · 12 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Grab a cup of joe and check out the following news release from Mayor Bill Finch followed by the text of his state of the city speech to the Bridgeport Business community on Wednesday. Mayor Finch Shares His Optimistic Vision for the City During Annual Speech to the Business Community “A Vision for a City […]

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