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A Celebration of Connecticut’s Manufacturing Strength and Innovation

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On the evening of November 30th nearly 70 business leaders from across the state gathered for a celebration of Connecticut’s manufacturing strength and innovation. The event, held at ON20 in downtown Hartford, was co-sponsored by Ironwood Capital, accounting firm Grant Thornton and law firm Shipman & Goodwin. Dozens of Connecticut’s leading manufacturing companies were represented, […]

Homecoming Event for Ironwood Capital Interns

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I was delighted to welcome a dozen former, current and soon-to-be Ironwood Capital interns for our annual intern luncheon this past Friday. We traditionally host the group the day after Thanksgiving, so we can catch up with them and they can meet and network with each other. Our interns are an important part of the […]

Mentoring Small Businesses at the Inner City Capital Connections National Conference

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On November 17th, Ironwood Capital was invited to participate in the 12th Annual Inner City Capital Connections National Conference. It’s been my pleasure to have been part of events sponsored by Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) for several years and to have encouraged members of the Ironwood team to participate as well. ICCC is a […]

Capital Strategies Charlotte – A Focus on Growing Your Business

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On the morning of November 17, Ironwood Capital co-hosted a Capital Strategies program in Charlotte, North Carolina with Fifth Third Bank and GreerWalker LLP, a Carolinas-based accounting firm. More than 40 people attended, including executive leadership from over 20 local companies. Among them was Mike Ruch, CEO of Ironwood portfolio company Industrial Timber. The program […]

Ironwood Golf Outing 2017

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To all who joined us at the Ironwood Capital Golf Outing on the glorious day of September 28, 2017 – thank you!  Whether you were a scratch golfer or not, we were delighted to have you share a part of your day with us. As Theodore Roosevelt said, “It is not the critic who counts; not the […]

Access to Growth and Venture Capital for Women-Owned Businesses

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I was honored to participate in a panel on July 26th hosted by the City of Chicago Treasurer’s Office and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP). The panel topic was “Encouraging Venture Capital Investment in Women-Owned Business.” My other panelists were Emilia DiMenco, President and CEO, Women’s Business Development Center; Samara Mejia Hernandez, Senior Associate, Math […]

“Thanks for Giving”

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I saw a television commercial the other day that stuck with me. The spot, which featured children laughing and shouting “thanks for giving,” was meant to convey the good we do when we shop at this particular retail spot because a percentage of the money we spend goes to vaccinate children who have limited access […]

Launch of an Exciting New Public – Private Diversity Initiative – ONBOARD

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On October 13th I was fortunate to participate on a panel discussing the benefits of diversity, as part of the official launch of the Small Business Administration’s ONBOARD (Open Network for Board Diversity) initiative.  The event was held at the Library of Congress and attended by business, education and government leaders. What is ONBOARD ONBOARD […]

Doing a Deal – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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On September 22nd, I joined three other panelists to discuss how to put together a successful private equity deal. The panel was part of the New England Conference sponsored by ACG Connecticut and ACG Boston. My panel partners were Jerome Romano, managing director at TM Capital, Michael McQueeney, of SummerStreet Capital and Bradley Scholtz of […]