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Community Bank Tackles Student Debt

Community Bank Tackles Student Debt

By Diane McLaughlin | December 2, 2021 | Reprints | Unlock Link

The student loan problem is enormous: $1.7 trillion in debt, almost 45 million borrowers with loans to repay, about 10 percent of borrowers delinquent or in default even before the pandemic started. As president and CEO of The Milford Bank, Susan Shields saw an opportunity to help.

Essex Savings’ 18th Leader – And First Woman

Essex Savings’ 18th Leader – And First Woman

By Diane McLaughlin | October 14, 2021 | Reprints | Unlock Link

Diane Arnold had a summer job in Branford as a banker teller, but after graduating from college, she began working in the insurance industry. That career was short-lived, though, after Arnold received a call from Essex Savings Bank’s Gregory Shook asking her to return to the bank and go through a management training program. She has been in banking ever since, working on commercial lending.

Dusting Off Connecticut’s Welcome Mat

Dusting Off Connecticut’s Welcome Mat

By Steve Adams | Commercial Record Staff | June 24, 2021 | Reprints | Unlock Link

Jon Winkel founded Stamford Innovation Week in 2018 to raise the city’s profile as a destination for tech companies and startups, and took on a broader role in the city’s economic development strategy with his 2019 appointment as executive director of the Stamford Partnership.

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