Mickey's Mail - 11/14/17 Economic Development Briefing & Pet Peeves

If you haven’t registered yet for our Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce’s 1st Economic Development Briefing in about a decade, then do so. It’s a breakfast meeting Thursday morning from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn. Your $50 ticket gives you an opportunity to hear from Mayor Joe Ganim and three prominent developers who are changing the face of Bridgeport. 

Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation's Ed Lavernoich will moderate a panel of these developers who will acquaint you with exciting new developments in the west end, the east end and downtown. You won’t be disappointed, and you’ll almost certainly come away with a sense of renewed optimism about Bridgeport. 

To register, call our office (203-335-3800) or go to our website

  Mickey's Mail - 11/8/17 “Entrepreneurialism”

Last Thursday afternoon, the BRBC’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) hosted a panel of experts in a program entitled “What is Your Brand ID?”. WLC’s Board Chair, Mary Beth Nelsen, did a top-notch job facilitating the event, and the panelists were in a word, superb.

They were a perse panel in terms of their backgrounds and experiences, as was the audience which included college students to seasoned executives from large corporations. Throughout my career, I have believed ever so strongly in the importance of branding, both in our places of work, and in our personal lives. And each one of our panelists, in their own distinct way, clearly displayed their strong belief in branding as a core part of how to market your business.

  Mickey's Mail - 11/1/17 

Today is precisely the one-year anniversary of the day I assumed the position of President and CEO of your Bridgeport Regional Business Council. As I think back over the past year, I am encouraged by any number of positive developments, and certainly a few negative ones, too. And I have certainly written about nearly all of these developments in my 50-odd “Mickey’s Mails”. I want to focus today on a development I did not see coming...the demise of the Bridgeport Bluefish.

The City of Bridgeport has lost its professional baseball club, the Bridgeport Bluefish, which occupied so much of my life from 1996 through 2005.

Ironically, today is the day of the Atlantic League’s Player Dispersal draft whereby the remaining seven Atlantic League teams will be obtaining the 2018 negotiating rights to players whose rights were controlled by the Bluefish.

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