Mickey's Mail - 3/21/18 - Testimony

Last Thursday, I appeared before our state legislature’s Public Safety Committee at a public hearing to voice the BRBC’s support of an open, competitive process to allow a third casino to operate in Connecticut. The state legislature needs to give its approval for that to happen. It occurred to me that my Mickey’s Mail blog this week should be the actual testimony I gave.
By the way, I waited 9 1/2 hours to give this short testimony. A long day to be sure but, I was able to answer questions from committee members after the testimony, which gave me the opportunity to drive home how important we feel a casino|entertainment center would be to our region.

 Mickey's Mail - 3/14/18 - Ode to Ringo

For those of you who read this blog each week, you know that I usually write about a topical matter involving the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, or one of our affiliate organizations. I make no apology for that. The BRBC is increasingly an organization that actively promotes business growth in our region and provides valuable business services and opportunities to our member companies. We are proud of this role and are always seeking ways to do our job better.

 Mickey's Mail - 3/7/18 - More Great Events

When I arrived in Connecticut from Minnesota in 1976, I had a vocational goal and an avocational goal. For work, I wanted to start a new health plan which I did and ran for the next 22 years! For play, I wanted to become a Raybestos Cardinal and play fastpitch softball for the defending national championship team that played its home games at Raybestos Memorial Field in Stratford. I did that and played there for the next six seasons, then two more at Quigley Field in West Haven.  
Those six years playing in this legendary stadium were very special, as were the times immediately after the games when our players and fans would head over to the bar right next to the field. I can’t even begin to count how many times I frequented the bar called the “Frog Pond”, and it lasted many, many years after the ball park succumbed to becoming a huge environmental hazard (and still is). But alas, the “Frog Pond”, too, was eventually taken over by new owners, and renamed the “Whiskey Barrel”.

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