Mickey's Mail - 4/11/18

Economic Development, Jobs Growth and The QR
In the past three weeks, our three chambers of commerce in Stratford, Trumbull and Bridgeport have hosted their chief elected officials “State of the Town (or City)” annual address to our members. Mayor Laura Hoydick (Stratford), First Selectman Vicki Tesoro (Trumbull) and Mayor Joe Ganim (Bridgeport) each regaled us with all the economic projects that are underway in each of their respective jurisdictions.  

 Mickey's Mail - 4/4/18

One of my Dad’s favorite expressions was “Life is Serendipity”. To me that always meant that life is full of unpredictable twists and turns. And he was, of course, right about that. Twenty-two years ago, I was afforded the opportunity to be the principal investor in what was to become the Bridgeport Bluefish Professional Baseball Club. I had been the founding CEO of Physicians Health Services twenty years earlier and could sense that some big changes were about to occur in my life.

 Mickey's Mail - 3/28/18 - Travel Nightmares

One of the very best things about my job as the CEO of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council is that I seldom must fly anywhere on business. That was not the case in my previous positions where I would sometimes have 20 or more “fly-away” business trips a year. And I guess I could never prove it, but it always seemed I had more than my share of flight delays and cancellations, and, spoiler alert, I don’t do well in dealing with this type of adversity.
Last week, I attended the Connecticut Business and Industry Association’s Annual Retreat near Orlando, Florida. Several BRBC board members sit on this board, as do several other CEOs from greater Bridgeport. It is an important opportunity for our group to stand up and speak up for our region.
The trip down to Orlando was uneventful, and it was an excellent retreat which focused on political advocacy for business interests, primarily at the state level.

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