Jocelyn Paoletta, Publisher Region Magazine

A Convergence of Interests

As the BRBC commences a second year of publication, I wanted to step out of the shadows to share the story behind and the purpose of Region Magazine.

The conversation about starting a business to business magazine began on the day I interviewed for the job of Communications Director for the BRBC seven years ago. Quite honestly, at that time, I knew very little about the BRBC, not-for-profit membership organizations, chambers of commerce, or the nuances of economic development in the Greater Bridgeport Region.


Bob Abbate, Bob Abbate Marketing

Marketing your Business During a Global Crisis

As we’re all aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a crisis of global proportions, disrupting large corporations and small businesses, closing schools and requiring people to practice social distancing and virtual communication.


Engaging Young Professionals

By Kelli A. Meyer, Director, Center for Student Involvement, University of Bridgeport; Board Chair BRBC's THRIVE: Emerging Leaders

Over the past few months, I hear more and more talk about the challenge of retaining young talent in Connecticut. Top students attending some of the top universities in the Northeast, and yet, we see recent graduates leaving for opportunities in neighboring states. A survey conducted by InformCT this summer found that 47% of people said they will likely leave the state within the next five years, most of those either preparing for retirement or, you guessed it, Millennials. 

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