From vineyard to fin-tech, Irish American companies make big impact
Máirtín Ó Muilleoir
The first ten companies named as honorees at the 2019 Irish American Small Business-Big Impact Awards demonstrate the strength and the breadth of Irish American entrepreneurship
Traditional and high-tech companies will be feted side-by-side at a gala dinner in the prestigious Seaport Hotel, in Boston, on May 3, 2019. Guests of honor will include the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce President James E. Rooney.
“We are delighted to have a caterer, a construction company and a chain of Irish bars among our nominees but we’re equally proud to boast a crypto-currency start-up and a financial tech services firm,” says Connla McCann, publisher of awards’ hosts the Irish Echo.
Janney Montgomery Scott has agreed to acquire FIG Partners, an Atlanta-based investment banking and research firm focused on the community bank sector. Financial terms for the transaction, set to close in the second quarter, were not disclosed.
The deal comes 10 months after Philadelphia’s Janney bought Baltimore-based investment bank HighBank Advisors.
Geoff Hodgson, FIG’s co-founder and CEO, said his firm now has 54 employees, including 22 investment bankers. To put that into perspective, combined with the 11 HighBank investment bankers that joined Janney’s existing 40 last year, that represents an 83 percent increase.
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BRIDGE TO YOUR DREAMS CAREER FAIR at St. Francis College
The Career Center is pleased to extend an invitation to attend the Spring Career Fair on Wednesday, APRIL 10, from 1 PM – 4 PM. The Career Fair is a highly successful annual recruitment event that is sponsored entirely by our office, so there are no registration fees!
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