The University of Bridgeport, in conjunction with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Bridgeport Regional Business Council, invites the public to “Access to Capital for Small Businesses and Startups,” a networking conference and breakfast at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, November 12.

The free event will be held at the Shelfhaudt Art Gallery in the Arnold Bernhard Center, 84 Iranistan Avenue, Bridgeport.

To register, go to



Learn about how you can improve your changes of obtaining capital, different financing options, how to make sense of today’s lending options, and more from expert speakers, including:

  • Christopher Pisartz, business adviser at CT Small Business Resource Center


  • Donna Flynn, first vice president at Liberty Bank, and


  • Melissa Grosso, senior international trade specialists at the U.S Department of Commerce


Media contact: Leslie Geary, (203) 576-4625,