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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February 27th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning
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.
February 24th, 2017 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Dan Shamas, who served as chief of staff for Joe Ganim from 1997-2000, will return to his former position for JG2. Ganim made this announcement Friday afternoon. Shamas will be paid $129,778.
February 14th, 2017 · 4 Comments · City Budget
Fiscal bloodhound John Marshall Lee spends days and nights examining financial reports to raise questions about spending justification. Does a purchase jibe with what’s good for city taxpayers? He addresses a number of issues in this commentary including his take on City Hall’s consideration to relocate the statue of electrical pioneer Lewis Latimer. From Lee:
December 19th, 2016 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Two-time mayoral candidate and co-founder of the Bridgeport Bluefish baseball team Mary-Jane Foster has been named new president and CEO of the Hartford-based Interval House, the largest domestic violence agency in Connecticut. Foster most recently served as vice president of University Relations at the University of Bridgeport. Foster has a long history helping victims of […]
December 8th, 2016 · 11 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
When college student creativity is available, you embrace it. Mayor Joe Ganim, unlike his predecessor Bill Finch, is leveraging the minds of University of Bridgeport students in the cause of marketing the city. Professor Susan Katz, who designed the OIB website, challenged her students in the Publicity Methods class to create a video, brochure and marketing […]
November 15th, 2016 · 10 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events
The credit rating agency Fitch on Tuesday affirmed an ‘A’ rating on a variety of municipal bonds with an outlook revised to stable from negative.
October 18th, 2016 · 27 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
Mickey Herbert, co-founder of the Bridgeport Bluefish baseball team and a leading healthcare professional who was among only a few high-profile business leaders to support Mayor Joe Ganim’s comeback bid last year, has been named president and CEO of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, replacing Paul Timpanelli who is retiring Oct. 31.
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