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First County Bank Presents Teen Chefs Challenge at Stamford Museum, March 3&4

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First County Bank presents 2018 Teen Chefs ChallengeStamford, CT - The Stamford Museum & Nature Center and First County Bank are currently accepting applications for the 2018 "Teen Chefs Challenge." We are seeking Chefs age 13-19 to compete in the Challenge on Saturday March 3, 2018 at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center's Bendel Mansion.

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First County Bank opening branch in Fairfield

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First County Bank is opening its first full-service branch in Fairfield, which it says will provide more convenient banking services to its customers within Lower Fairfield County. The new branch, at 1312 Post Road, diagonally across from the Fairfield Library, is due to open in early February following completion of renovations.

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First County Bank Announces Expansion Into the Town of Fairfield

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STAMFORD, CT - First County Bank is proud to announce it is expanding its footprint and opening a full service branch in the Town of Fairfield. This will allow the bank to provide more convenient full-service banking services to its customers within Lower Fairfield County. The new First County Bank branch is located in downtown Fairfield at 1312 Post Road, diagonally across from the Fairfield Library, steps away from the train station, and it provides plenty of on-site parking. It will be open for business in early February, after some renovations are completed.

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Connecticut bank sees success in offering prizes for saving

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Rey Giallongo and Willard Miley of First County Bank

What if you didn’t have to gamble to win the lottery?

The payout isn’t exactly PowerBall, which won someone nearly $759 million last year; it’s typically closer to a few thousand dollars. But it’s a prize people can win for investing in their savings.

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Credit’s out there for small businesses, experts and owners say

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For many Connecticut small-business owners, access to financing is not a concern going into a new year.

“Our credit availability surveys are showing pretty positive results,” said Peter Gioia, vice president and economist at the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA). “It’s quite a dramatic change from where we were eight or nine years ago, when we did have serious credit availability problems.”

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Fairfield County’s Giving Day sets Feb. 1 nonprofit deadline

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Nonprofits have until Feb. 1 to register for the fifth edition of Fairfield County’s Giving Day scheduled for the first day of March, with last year’s fundraiser generating nearly $1.5 million in donations for more than 400 area nonprofits.

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First County Bank Foundation accepting grant applications

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first county bank foundation logoFirst County Bank Foundation announces the availability of its 2018 grant application for nonprofit organizations in lower Fairfield County. This year, the First County Bank Foundation will only accept applications submitted online. The deadline for submitting standard grant applications is March 31, 2018.

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Norwalk affordable housing project receives $1.25 million

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Norwalk is among six Connecticut municipalities to receive funding from The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston to create or preserve affordable housing units.

affordable housing graphicA $699,114 grant and subsidy and a $550,000 loan were awarded for a two-building project at 100 S. Main St. in Norwalk, to preserve 25 units and create 11 units for low-income and homeless individuals.

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First County grant funds NCC language program

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NORWALK — Norwalk Community College Foundation has received a five-year, $50,000 ($10,000 per year) commitment from First County Bank Foundation to support NCC’s Division of English Language Studies and World Learning program, formerly English as a Second Language (ESL).

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