From the Publisher: A Gathering of Presidents

Bobby Soper, president and CEO of Mohegan Sun, pauses for a moment with The Resident’s Alexis Ann while mingling with the thousands of happy tasters at the 10th anniversary of the Sun WineFest.

Bobby Soper, president and CEO of Mohegan Sun, pauses for a moment with The Resident’s Alexis Ann while mingling with the thousands of happy tasters at the 10th anniversary of the Sun WineFest.

Sometime the stars align.

And they did indeed on a snowy February 5, when seven bank presidents convened for a meeting with newspaper editors at Dime Bank’s Norwich site on Salem Turnpike. Our community banks are pivotal to our prosperity; many of them are well over a century old, and grew along with generations of families in their communities. Check your account on page 5, and see some of the challenges the smaller banks face even as they work to serve us with success.

And, speaking of presidents, at the WineFest gala in late January we came across Bobby Soper, the president and CEO of Mohegan Sun, who was visiting the extravaganza along with Bruce “Two Dogs” Bozsum, the Mohegan Tribal Chairman, and Lynn Malerba, Lifetime Chief. They were among thousands who came to taste and talk and hear tips from celebrity chefs.  The corks pop on page 6.

While you are paging along, note two more presidents: Steve Larcen of Natchaug Hospital on page 5, and Richard Porth of Connecticut’s United Way on page 9. They too keep our region running.

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Alexis Anneditor & publisher

Alexis Ann
editor & publisher