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Entries Tagged as 'Webster Bank Arena'

Calling All Politicians, It’s International Clown Week

August 9th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From Webster Bank Arena: International Clown Week Exclusive Offer ACT FAST! Save up to 40% on selected seats* Use Code: WBAXTP Offer Ends August 16th! Buy tickets here/.

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Wanna Attract Visitors Downtown? Always Market Your Product

August 1st, 2016 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

The notion that Downtown Bridgeport is unsafe is a fallacy. The Bijou Theatre enjoyed a number of performances that were jam packed. Were people afraid to attend then? When the Webster Bank arena has a sold-out event–and there have been many–are they afraid? Downtown Cabaret Theater just two blocks from the Bijou has had numerous sold-out […]

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Ganim Launches Second Chance Initiative For Ex-offenders

June 11th, 2016 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim on Friday was joined by city and state lawmakers, business leaders and local nonprofits to announce a Second Chance Society initiative aimed at providing job opportunities to past offenders. The program includes signed pledges by local businesses to give ex-offenders a fair chance at hiring, city seed money of $50,000 and potential […]

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Retiring Business Chief Timpanelli Cites “Incredible Change” To City Development

May 26th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Paul Timpanelli’s nearly 30-year run as president and chief executive officer of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council comes to an end in a few months. In an eblast letter to his business community constituency he shares “with pride our involvement in the incredible change that has taken place over that 25 year period.” The former […]

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City Arena Nets Geno Auriemma Applause

March 30th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

A packed city arena attracting new visitors to Bridgeport was exactly what city officials and business leaders had in mind when it opened in 2001. The Webster Bank Arena has hosted President Barack Obama, high-profile rock shows, the circus that bears the name of the city’s all-time benefactor P.T. Barnum. But it has arguably hit […]

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Bridgeport Youth Summit ‘Port Of Opportunity’ At Webster Bank Arena

March 29th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events

About 1,500 city residents from grade 7 to 25 years of age will participate in a Bridgeport Youth Summit this Friday at Webster Bank Arena, organized by the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, city officials, businesses and social service organizations, in which “Youth will be connected to role models and resources and exposed to higher […]

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Bottoms Up! Cheapskate Ganim Wins UConn Beer Bet With Texas Mayor

March 28th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Good grief Joe, this is the best you can do? On a night the UConn Huskies cemented winning-streak history at Webster Bank Arena, UConn alumnus Mayor Joe Ganim canned a beer bet with Irving Texas Mayor Beth Van Duyne. Joe won a case of Texas beer from Mayor Beth. Joe put on the line a […]

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Hoop Fever Hits City, Restaurant Discounts Downtown

March 25th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From city Communications Director Av Harris: Mayor Joe Ganim today is officially welcoming the four teams and thousands of fans of the NCAA Women’s Basketball tournament coming to Bridgeport’s Webster Bank Arena to view the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight rounds of play tomorrow (Saturday March 26) and Monday March 28, 2016. The Mayor is […]

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