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Retailers Expect Strong Thanksgiving, Black Friday Business

Retailers Expect Strong Thanksgiving, Black Friday Business

Retailers are preparing for one of their biggest weekends of the year as an estimated 164 million people are already planning to go shopping Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.

Two SVPs Move from Farmington to Ion

Two senior vice presidents, both former employees of Farmington Bank, have been hired by Naugatuck-based Ion Bank in the cash management and commercial lending departments.

A Credit Union for Farmers

A Credit Union for Farmers

A group of local stakeholders is launching the first credit union in the country to lend exclusively to farmers and food entrepreneurs. Maine Harvest Credit Union is seeking a state charter in order to provide specialized loans and mortgages to boost Maine’s growing agricultural economy, which consists of over 8,000 farms, $3.8 billion in sales and 24,000 jobs.

CT DOT Launches Transit Rewards Program

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is offering a new rewards program to riders at a variety of businesses in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.