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Saving Paper with Paper

Saving Paper with Paper

With all of the expenses banks and credit union rack up just to cover the cost of doing business, it’s hard to consider paper as a huge driver.

Preparing for Disaster

Preparing for Disaster

Whether a fire or a power outage or a data breach, Tracy Hall has been helping banks prepare for and get ahead of disasters for more than two decades.

Stepping Up to the Plate Every Day

Stepping Up to the Plate Every Day

Jim Fagan says he can’t think of a career choice that would be more enjoyable than commercial real estate, comparing the competition and day-to-day variety of the job to an athletic contest.

Regional Realtor

Regional Realtor

After working for several years in the grocery business with an eye toward eventually owning his own store, Dan Keune decided to give his parents’ business a try three decades ago and never left.

Rebuilding The Guts Of A Downtown

Rebuilding The Guts Of A Downtown

Gerry Amodio is a self-described “New Britain lifer,” but it wasn’t until 2010 that his passion for supporting the community became a fulltime job. He sold his family moving and storage business to take on the leadership of the New Britain Downtown District, which collects a property tax surcharge from 85 owners of 112 properties for police patrols, community events and placemaking. The city has seen a rebound in private investment in recent years, as developers focus on building multifamily housing in the downtown core with such projects as the $58 million Columbus Commons complex.

Thriving In A Tough Environment

Thriving In A Tough Environment

The state of Connecticut has seen its fair share of troubles over the past year, and the banking industry has not been immune, dealing with slow economic growth that has made companies and residents flee the state for opportunities elsewhere.

The Mortgage Industry Now And Then

The Mortgage Industry Now And Then

Tom Hylinski began what he thought would be a career as a securities analyst at Peoples Savings Bank in Bridgeport in 1977. But as he prepares to retire 40 years later, Hylinski, now executive vice president and head of the retail lending department at Liberty Bank, is proud to call himself a dedicated community banker.