February 1, 2016

Karen DelVecchio, Executive Vice President, Bridgeport Regional Business Council

Networking Tips 

BRBC events can be an invaluable way to grow your network.  People want to do business with people they know, so here are some tips to make the most of event opportunities:

Smile – while it can sometimes be intimidating to walk into a room where you don’t know anyone, if you walk in with a smile, you will be letting people know that you are friendly and approachable.

Introduce yourself – everyone is there for the same reason so don’t be afraid to approach someone else who may be standing alone or a small group of people.  Walk up, shake their hand, ask their name, repeat their name – it shows you were listening!  You can also ask BRBC staff members or Ambassadors to make a few introductions for you.  And if you already know many attendees, find someone that may be alone and make some introductions.

Ask questions – everyone likes to talk about themselves.  Ask what they do, how long they have been doing it, who is their best customer.

DHLS-BlogJanuary 22, 2016

Robert Vieira, Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, P.C. 

Some Good Reasons to File Your Tax Return Early

Tax season is upon us. Some people dread this time of year and procrastinate to the last couple of weeks or days till the tax return is due. As a taxpayer there are many advantages to filing your return as early as possible. One of the easiest ways to get your tax return done early is to start organizing during the year and provide your tax documents to your accountant as soon as possible. Fully completing the tax organizer you are provided reduces follow up questions and allows your return to be completed efficiently. 

Here are 5 reasons to file your taxes early:

January 4, 2016

Dr. Steven Heffer 


We’ve just rung in the New Year!  And, many of us may still have holiday parties with friends, family and co-workers ahead of us.  In fact, January is often the month we all catch up with people we couldn’t see in the final weeks of the prior year.

Research indicates that it’s not the parties that prompt us to eat, but being around friends and family that may lead to diet missteps. In a study conducted at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, researchers found that dining in a group causes the average person to eat 44 percent more calories than they normally would eating alone (Cooking Light,

So, here are a few tips to consider for the next month and for all your celebrations in 2016!

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