Hartford Business Journal

August 21, 2017

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G R E AT E R H A R T F O R D ' S B U S I N E S S N E W S w w w. H a r t f o rd B u s i n e s s . c o m For more B2B news visit AUGUST 21, 2017 Volume 25, Number 33 $3.00 Subscribe online SAVE THE DATE! WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2017 CT CONVENTION CENTER | HARTFORD Join us in recognizing outstanding young professionals in the Greater Hartford area. Index ■ Week in Review: PG. 6 ■ The Lists: PGs. 12, 15 ■ Deal Watch: PG. 20 ■ Corporate Profile: PG. 20 ■ Movers & Shakers: PG. 22 ■ Nonprofit Notebook: PG. 22 ■ Opinion & Commentary: PG. 28 International Expansion Steelwrist, a Swedish-based international manufacturing company, will open its U.S. headquarters in central Connecticut this September. Find out where and why. PG. 3 EXECUTIVE PROFILE Hoops Passion Amber Cox is back in the basketball game she loves, overseeing business operations for the WNBA's Connecticut Sun and building a new sports passion in the same role with the New England Black Wolves of the National Lacrosse League. PG. 5 Banks' mounting pressures closing some doors, widening others By Gregory Seay gseay@HartfordBusiness.com P ressure is mounting on Connecticut's and the nation's community banks, results of the unrelenting burden of tightened regulations while staying abreast of fast-moving, expensive mobile-banking tech- nologies in the Internet Age. Recent evidence of the quak- ing bank landscape in Connecti- cut and New England was Bank- ers' Bank Northeast's (BBN) Aug. 2 announcement of its pending $17 million stock acquisition by Pennsylvania rival, Atlantic Community Bankers Bank. BBN serves the correspon- dent-banking needs of its 175 or so Connecticut community banks, and a handful of credit unions, with such services as check and wire transfers process- ing. As members, those institu- tions also are investors in BBN. Craig Howie, BBN's president and chief executive and tech- nology officer, said regulatory and technology pressures have sparked a raft of bank mergers Craig Howie, president of Bankers' Bank Northeast in Glastonbury. Continued on page 18 P H O T O | H B J F I L E T his week Hartford Business Jour- nal features a special focus on con- tinuing and graduate education for professionals. We explore issues impacting higher education, including increased efforts by local business schools to recruit women MBA students. In anticipation of UConn's new down- town Hartford campus opening, we also have a feature story on the growing num- ber of graduate degree programs that will be offered in the center city and down- town's increasing attraction to colleges and students. 10 Downtown Attraction Grad school programs increasingly call Hartford home 12 The List: Largest MBA programs in Connecticut 14 Q&A: Post Univ. restructuring adopts student-first culture 15 The List: Largest Connecticut graduate schools 16 CT biz schools aim to build women C-suite pipeline CONTINUING and GRADUATE EDUCATION For Professionals and Executives EXPANDED FOCUS

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