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University Renews Lease For Industrial Space In Bloomfield

The University of Hartford has renewed its industrial lease in Bloomfield. The school keeps 9,400 square feet of storage space at 522 Cottage Grove Road. The 64,000-square-foot multitenant industrial complex on 22.3 acres is owned by Kinneret Assoc. LP. Sentry Commercial was the sole broker in this ...

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Study: Connecticut Among Best States For Working Moms

A new study from WalletHub has ranked Connecticut as the third best state in the nation for working moms. The study compared the states against three dimensions ­– child care, professional opportunities and work-life balance. According to WalletHub, women today make up almost half of the America...

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New Haven Parcel Fetches $780K

A parcel of land in New Haven has sold for $780,000. The property at 40 Foster St. includes a 4,576-square-foot mixed-use business currently operating as a The Wash Tub, a full-service Laundromat and dry-cleaning facility. The buyer intends to keep the laundromat. The parcel also includes a 0.1 acre...

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New Credit Cards Top 80M In Q4, ABA Hails Responsible Spending

The number of new credit cards opened in last year’s fourth quarter topped 80 million and purchase volumes rose across all risk categories, according to the American Bankers Association’s credit card market monitor. According to the ABA’s report, the 80.3 million new credit card accounts opene...

65 South Turnpike

Landscapers Relocate In Wallingford

A landscaping business has leased space at 65 South Turnpike Road in Wallingford. Little K’s Landscaping signed on for 3,000 square feet. Little K’s Landscaping, run by Karl H. Kieslich Jr., provides full landscape services to Wallingford and adjoining towns. The unit’s high ceilings, dock and...


Connecticut Budget Battle Goes Into Extra Innings

Democratic leaders scrapped plans Wednesday evening to push through an eleventh-hour budget deal on the final day of the legislative session, acknowledging there was not enough time to pass the bill before a fast-approaching midnight adjournment. Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, said lawmakers will to return to the state Capitol on May 1...

Freddie Mac Releases March Sales Volume

After reporting a net loss of $354 million that it attributed to low interest rates earlier in the week, Freddie Mac issued the company’s monthly sales volume summary for March 2016 yesterday. The total mortgage portfolio increased at an annualized rate of 5.2 percent in March, up from 1.8 percent in February, according to the report. Single-fami...

US Jobless Claims Rise, Planned Layoffs Surge

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, posting the biggest gain in more than a year, but the underlying trend continued to point to a strengthening labor market. Another report on Thursday showed a 35 percent surge in planned layoffs by U.S.-based employers last month. Most of the announced job c...

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Congress Weighs Tax Bill To Help Community Associations

They are a giant presence in American real estate, but they get short shrift in the federal tax code: the estimated 340,000 communities across the country that are governed by homeowners associations and are often subject to a form of double taxation. Upward of 67 million people live in these communities – ranging from sprawling master planned su...

Bill Checkosky

A Cheerleader For Greater Hartford

Bill Checkosky Title: Vice President, Commercial Lending, Greater Hartford Market Manager, Chelsea Groton Bank Age: 48 Experience: 26 years   Believe it or not, Bill Checkosky got into the banking business because of regulation. When he was an undergrad at Bentley College, he penned a paper about the Depository Institution Deregulation and Mon...