In the aftermath of the 2008 recession, the banking industry underwent dramatic changes at multiple levels. This has created new and significant challenges for the boards of directors serving this industry.
“Today’s boards are under more pressure than ever before,” said Christopher Gruseke, president and CEO at New Canaan-headquartered Bankwell. “It is management’s job to run the institution, but it is the board’s responsibility to make sure, on behalf of the shareholders, that management does its job. It’s not a small task to be bank director.”
STAMFORD, CT - Stamford resident Bill Hennessey will chair the 18th Annual SilverSource Charity Golf Outing, to be held on Monday, June 11 at Rockrimmon Country Club.
A long-time SilverSource supporter and an active player, Bill and his wife, Jevera, were the 2014 SilverSource tournament honorees. This year, the event will recognize First County Bank, its Foundation and Chairman and CEO, Reyno A. Giallongo, Jr.
Amidst noise-makes, placards and banners akin to the state-wide Democratic nominating convention held the same day, a crowd of more than 900 jumped to its feet in appreciation of 11 community leaders stepping out of their comfort zones at Curtain Call's Dancing With The Stars on Saturday, May 19. And the dancing was not the only thing that garnered cheers!
Westport, CT - Pop in to a Pop Up show by the Westport Artists Collective on Wednesday, June 6 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Westport Arts Center. The Pop Up is free and open to the public, and will be on view through Saturday, June 9. The Pop Up can also be previewed during the day on June 6.
The 716 members of the Housatonic Community College (HCC) Class of 2018 will celebrate their graduation on Thursday, May 24 when the college holds its annual Commencement Ceremony starting at 5 p.m. in the Webster Bank Arena.
Clairol 6, Carpentry 2: Clairol’s Shaun Donawa shut down Carpentry Unlimited’s bats for four innings (eight Ks) and collected two singles at the plate in a 6-2 win on May 12. Matt Feeny led the Clairol offense (two hits, three RBI) while Blake Cortell(sac bunt) and Tim Wong (RBI) had key at-bats. Andrew Lanzillotti had a RBI double and Nico Seitaridis added two hits for Carpentry.
Suzanne Dean is a Business Development Sales Associate who joined First County Bank Business Banking Division in 2017. She is responsible for business development and the origination of small business and commercial loans.