Grand Opening of Subway Restaurant, a result of a Patriot Express Loan
Not even the rain scheduled in yesterday's forecast was going to put a damper on this Young Veteran Entrepreneurs dream to open up his first Subway franchise. The SBA staff along with representatives from Webster Bank who facilitated a Patriot Express loan were all present to support CDR Michael A. Thomas in opening his restaurant in West Haven, CT. Along with the Connecticut SBA delegation were several elected officials, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, East Haven Mayor Richard Picard, and State Rep. Steve Dugard. CDR Thomas launched his current initiative - a program to actively recruit, train, and employ veterans in the Subway franchising business. CDR Thomas's military experience includes multiple combat deployments in support of a range of operations from Operation Allied Force (Kosovo) through Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). His personal awards include the Bronze Star Medal and Defense Meritorious Service Medal among others.
Annual Lenders & Partners Meeting - October 16th, 2012
The U.S. Small Business Administration announces its 2012 Eagle Awards recipients for its Annual Lenders & Partners Meeting. The Trumbull Marriott Merritt Parkway will host the Annual Lenders & Partners Meeting next Tuesday, October 16th, 2012. Please join us as we wrap up our fiscal year 2012 and kick off 2013.
Top Dollar 7(a) & Top 504 Lender - Webster Bank
Top Volume, Top 7a - Farmington Bank
Top Dollar Lender - First Niagara
Top 504 Lender, Top Microlender - CTCIC
Outstanding Contribution - Thomaston Savings Bank
Outstanding Contribution - Union Savings Bank
Emerging Lender - Newtek
Emerging Lender - HEDCO
Outstanding Resource - Greater Stamford Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Outstanding Resource - PTAP
District Director Award - David Blitz (Farmington Bank)
To attend next week's Annual Lenders & Partners Meeting please e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org or call (860) 240-4638.
Power and Progress Business Women's Symposium
Date: Thu, December 6, 4:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: Butterworth Hall, 1265 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT
Register at www.hartford.edu/ec or call 860.768.5681
Power Up with Susan Coleman, Co-author of A Rising Tide: Financing Strategies for Women-Owned Firms! Join us for an empowering evening as we explore five financial strategies for women business owners through facilitated networking, team exercises, and a keynote discussion and book signing.
The Power & Progress Business Women's Symposium will kick off the Fall/Winter series of the Women’s Business Roundtable, which will focus on financial management. The Roundtable is an educational and advisory program for women owned businesses. Call 860-768-5681 for more information.