The Palace Theatre's 9th Annual Gala Raises $165,000

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Nonprofit welcomes legendary band Earth, Wind & Fire as headline act

On Wednesday, May 30, The Palace Theatre in Stamford welcomed Earth, Wind & Fire, one of the top-selling musical groups of all time, for the nonprofit's 9th Annual Gala. The event is The Palace's largest annual fundraiser, which this year raised $165,000 to support the organization and its arts education programs.

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Connecticut community banks adapt to digital era

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Photo: Tyler Sizemore / Hearst Connecticut Media

The community bank is no longer just a brick-and-mortar business.

Southwestern Connecticut-based banks are devoting an increasing amount of resources to digital banking as they respond to customer demand and aim to grow their businesses. The trend shows no signs of slowing, but both banks and their patrons have expressed a desire to maintain in-person service as the industry’s technology continues to advance.

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Crash Involving Reckless Driver Sends Five To Stamford Hospital

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Kadeem Sadio, 28. Photo: Stamford Police Department

A Stamford man was charged with causing an accident that sent five people to the hospital, according to the Stamford Police.

The crash occurred around 7 p.m. Sunday when Kadeem Sadio, 28, was speeding southbound on Hope Street when he slammed into a vehicle pulling out of Donut Delight, said Sgt. Kenneth Jarrett.

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Volunteers Needed for Navigators Stamford KIC IT Race Weekend June 23-24, 2018

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Navigators volunteers from 2017 races.

Volunteers are needed for the 11th annual Navigators KIC IT Races, which will be held June 23 and 24 at Cummings Beach in Stamford.

There will be a 5k, Kids Triathlon and a Family Festival on Saturday, and Olympic, Sprint and Relay Triathlons for adults on Sunday.  Volunteers can choose a few hours one or both of the mornings.

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New branches show Bankwell confidence in brick and mortar

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Photo: Matthew Brown / Hearst Connecticut Media

Bankwell is growing, while continuing to invest heavily in its capital infrastructure.

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Darien Sidewalk Sale & Family Fun Days Coming Soon

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The Darien Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Sidewalk Sales and Family Fun Days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 12 , 13 and 14 -- which fall on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

First County Bank is continuing as Title Sponsor of this annual Darien summer celebration.

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Stamford unemployment ranks lowest among state’s major cities

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Photo: Michael Cummo / Hearst Connecticut Media

Stamford posted the lowest average unemployment rate last year among the state’s five cities with more than 100,000 residents, according to a new report from the state Department of Labor.

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2018 SoNo Stroll Benefit Taking Place This Week

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Guests can enjoy a cocktail reception and partake in a three-course meal at one of the event's eleven participating SoNo restaurants.

NORWALK, CT – On Wednesday, June 6, the Human Services Council will host the SoNo Stroll Benefit, its biggest fundraiser. Now in its tenth year, the Stroll has become HSC's biggest and most successful fundraiser.

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The evolving face of the bank board of directors

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In the aftermath of the 2008 recession, the banking industry underwent dramatic changes at multiple levels. This has created new and significant challenges for the boards of directors serving this industry.

“Today’s boards are under more pressure than ever before,” said Christopher Gruseke, president and CEO at New Canaan-headquartered Bankwell. “It is management’s job to run the institution, but it is the board’s responsibility to make sure, on behalf of the shareholders, that management does its job. It’s not a small task to be bank director.”

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