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Designing A Workplace Revolution

Designing A Workplace Revolution

Monika Avery has spent 18 years tailoring commercial real estate interiors to the needs of clients in the life science, higher education, manufacturing and professional services sectors.

Reflecting On 43 Years

Reflecting On 43 Years

After graduating into a very difficult job market in 1974, John Trentacosta said he would have taken a job in any sector. He considered himself lucky to land a job at Banker’s Trust Co. in New York, and from that moment forward, he fell in love with banking.

Creating Incentives For Downtown Vitality

Creating Incentives For Downtown Vitality

Decisions by General Electric, Aetna and Alexion Pharmaceuticals to uproot their corporate headquarters from Connecticut have spotlighted job-creating industries’ growing preference for urban centers with young, educated talent pools. Restoring jobs, housing and vibrancy to the state’s downtowns and struggling cities has been the longtime goal of the Hartford-based Connecticut Main Street Center. Patrick McMahon joined the group as CEO on Aug. 21 following a stint as economic development director in Suffield.

Treasury Management Helps Banks Diversify Revenue

Treasury Management Helps Banks Diversify Revenue

Supporting the collections, disbursements, concentration, investment and funding activities of client companies are all under the purview of a bank’s treasury management department, a sector that may help banks diversify their revenue streams and bring in long-term, recurring revenue.

From Music To Mortgages

From Music To Mortgages

Kevin Moran was a professional bluesman before making the leap into the mortgage business in the mid-1980s. After stints as a loan originator and manager at regional and national bankers, he returned home to Webster Bank in the Waterbury office.

Zooming In On The Local Picture

Zooming In On The Local Picture

Prior to her elevation to managing principal of Cushman & Wakefield’s New England operations in late May, Carolyn Sidor led the firm’s national specialty practice group operations.

On The Road

On The Road

Sixty years after Jack Kerouac’s legendary novel “On the Road” was published, his distant cousin –real estate agent AJ Kerouac – is also on the road, knocking on doors and trying to get elected as selectman in his hometown of Brooklyn.

Overcoming Fear Of Rejection, Designing Off The Grid

Overcoming Fear Of Rejection, Designing Off The Grid

Architect Mark Simon began designing homes with an eye for sustainability long before the term came into vogue. More than four decades later, he’s incorporating the latest energy-saving strategies into clients’ projects. Simon is one of four partners at Centerbook Architects, along with James Childress, Chad Floyd and Jefferson Riley. The firm is active in custom home design and commercial, religious and academic projects including a new 216-bed, 87,000-square-foot resident hall at Sacred Heart University that opened last fall.

Getting Down To Business

Getting Down To Business

Like so many others in banking, Anne Cerami says she got into her field mostly by accident, when a recruiter suggested a commercial real estate gig at Shawmut Bank 25 years ago. Since then she’s held a variety of roles, including credit analyst, commercial lender and SBA manager. Now with TD Bank, Cerami is overseeing the addition of several new small business specialists in Massachusetts and Connecticut. She also serves on the advisory board of the microlender Accion.