Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch meets with FAME incubator client


Image: FAMEBill Finch, Mayor of Bridgeport, and Daphne Dixon, of Fairfield, Conn., an inaugural client of the Fairfield University Accelerator and Mentoring Enterprise (FAME), recently met at the business incubator site to discuss the value of sustainability to the region.

An effort to nurture start-ups and foster economic development, FAME is a collaboration of Fairfield University’s Charles F. Dolan School of Business, the Town of Fairfield Economic Development Department, and Kleban Properties. FAME is offering budding innovators like Dixon the tools they need - from guidance to funding and prime downtown office space above the Fairfield University Bookstore - to turn their ideas into realities. 

Dixon founded 'Conscious Decisions,' a socially responsible business venture, to educate the public on sustainable and eco-friendly living practices. She and Mayor Finch discussed the latest sustainable energy products and services available to municipalities at a meeting also attended by Christopher Anastasi, sustainability coordinator for the City of Bridgeport.

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Throughout her career as an environmentalist, Dixon has worked closely with sustainability leaders, businesses, organizations, and community members to raise awareness about resilient communities and to engage people in green living practices. She founded the annual Fairfield County Green Faire, the Fairfield County Green Coast Awards, and is co-founder of the Green Market Exposition.

For more information, visit www.fairfieldame.org.

 

Images - top: Bridgeport, Connecticut Mayor Bill Finch (center) offers advice to FAME client Daphne Dixon, of Fairfield, Conn., (left). Next to Mayor Finch is Chris Huntley, Ph.D., associate professor of information systems & operations management at Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business.  bottom left: Daphne Dixon, of Fairfield, Conn., left, an inaugural client of the Fairfield University Accelerator and Mentoring Enterprise (FAME), recently met with Bill Finch, Mayor of Bridgeport, (front, third from right) to discuss sustainability at the FAME office. bottom right: (L-R) Front row: Christopher Anastasi, sustainability coordinator for the City of Bridgeport, Conn.; Daphne Dixon, a FAME client; Bridgeport, Connecticut Mayor Bill Finch. Back row: Anthony Cersosimo, a FAME intern and Fairfield University undergraduate; David Gillaugh, a media consultant for The Hour Publishing Co.; Diane Salerno, FAME program administrator; and Dolan School of Business faculty member Dr. Chris Huntley.

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Media Contact: Meg McCaffrey, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726, mmccaffrey@fairfield.edu

Posted on February 11, 2014

Vol. 46, No. 173