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Fairfield County's Giving Day is Just A Few Days Away - On March 1st, Over 430 Nonprofits Will Appeal To Your Generosity

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(Norwalk, Conn.) In just a few days, Fairfield County’s Giving Day, the region’s biggest and most exciting philanthropic event that unites the community while making a difference in the lives of our neighbors will take place. At midnight on March 1st, more than 430 nonprofits will be reaching out throughout the region seeking to boost their funds, create awareness about the amazing work they do and compete for over $100,000 in cash prizes ranging from $1,000 to $20,000.  

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Stamford Museum to Host Benefit Dinner, March 15

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SMNC LogoStamford, CT -- The Board of Directors of the Stamford Museum & Nature Center and the Benefit Dinner Committee will host their 2nd Annual Benefit Dinner on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Woodway Country Club in Darien. 

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Calidore String Quartet to Play WAC March 2

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Westport, CT - The Westport Arts Center is thrilled to present the Calidore String Quartet, one of the most exciting of the younger string quartets, on Friday, March 2 at 7:30pm at the Arts Center. 

The concert is generously sponsored by Howard Aibel. 

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Area banks’ expansions counter wider trends

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First County Bank coming soon to Fairfield

In a digital age, area banks still rely on brick-and-mortar operations.

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FCB Brings on New VP in Commercial Banking Division

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brad headshotFirst County Bank recently hired Brad Lupinacci as vice president and commercial banking officer.

A Stamford native, he will be originating and building commercial relationships for the bank.

“With over 13 years in business banking and an extensive network in the community, he will be a strong contributor to the bank’s commercial lending team,” Reyno Giallongo, First County Bank’s chairman and CEO, said in a statement.

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First County Bank Presents Teen Chefs Challenge at Stamford Museum, March 3&4

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First County Bank presents 2018 Teen Chefs ChallengeStamford, CT - The Stamford Museum & Nature Center and First County Bank are currently accepting applications for the 2018 "Teen Chefs Challenge." We are seeking Chefs age 13-19 to compete in the Challenge on Saturday March 3, 2018 at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center's Bendel Mansion.

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First County Bank opening branch in Fairfield

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First County Bank is opening its first full-service branch in Fairfield, which it says will provide more convenient banking services to its customers within Lower Fairfield County. The new branch, at 1312 Post Road, diagonally across from the Fairfield Library, is due to open in early February following completion of renovations.

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First County Bank Announces Expansion Into the Town of Fairfield

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STAMFORD, CT - First County Bank is proud to announce it is expanding its footprint and opening a full service branch in the Town of Fairfield. This will allow the bank to provide more convenient full-service banking services to its customers within Lower Fairfield County. The new First County Bank branch is located in downtown Fairfield at 1312 Post Road, diagonally across from the Fairfield Library, steps away from the train station, and it provides plenty of on-site parking. It will be open for business in early February, after some renovations are completed.

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Connecticut bank sees success in offering prizes for saving

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Rey Giallongo and Willard Miley of First County Bank

What if you didn’t have to gamble to win the lottery?

The payout isn’t exactly PowerBall, which won someone nearly $759 million last year; it’s typically closer to a few thousand dollars. But it’s a prize people can win for investing in their savings.

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Credit’s out there for small businesses, experts and owners say

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For many Connecticut small-business owners, access to financing is not a concern going into a new year.

“Our credit availability surveys are showing pretty positive results,” said Peter Gioia, vice president and economist at the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA). “It’s quite a dramatic change from where we were eight or nine years ago, when we did have serious credit availability problems.”

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