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A medic moves

Part of Western Connecticut Medical Group, Annette Rodriguez-Merturi, a physician assistant, will be relocating to the group’s new Norwalk location on Westport Avenue on June 5.

Rodriguez-Merturi currently works at Associated Internists of Fairfield in Westport.

Chamber honors ‘First Citizens’

The Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce is honoring David Waldman, principle of David Adam Realty, and Jeff Wieser, CEO and president of Homes with Hope, as this year’s First Citizen Award recipients. They will be recognized at the Chamber’s gala June 13 at the Saugatuck Rowing Club.

Each year the board looks for one nonprofit and one traditional business person.

Waldman latest work at Bedford Square, in association with the preservation and moving of the Kemper Gunn house, has transformed Westport’s downtown. The Chamber of Commerce hopes his continued engagement and collaboration with Westport brings the same benefits in the future.

Homes With Hope tackles the heartache of homelessness and hunger. Wieser’s nonprofit organization runs multiple shelters and supportive housing facilities, as well as mentoring programs and a food pantry. This year, Wieser spearheaded the merger with Project Return, which cares for and empowers young women, to join forces to create an even stronger and more far reaching collaboration.

Also receiving awards will be four “Young Entrepreneurs,” high school students Aishah Avdiu, Remy Glick, James O’Brien and Pheobe Spears. The teenagers from Staples and Weston high schools were selected for their efforts in creating new and intriguing business ventures.

The keynote speaker at the gala will be Westporter David Pogue, the noted technology reporter, columnist and Emmy award-winning TV personality.

Tickets are available at

Weichert expands to Westport

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has added four Connecticut offices to its national franchise network. The new company is called WEICHERT, REALTORS – Madison and Post, an independently-owned and operated affiliate run by CEO, President and Owner Nick Germak.

The new Connecticut affiliate has offices in Stamford, Ridgefield, Westport and Greenwich.

Westport service pro honored

Westport-based Catamount Wealth Management announced that Fairfield resident Laurie Stefanowicz is a first-time recipient of the Five Star Professional Award.

Each year, Five Star Professional conducts market-specific research to identify service professionals who show a commitment to clients, strong industry credentials and are evaluated on the quality of their practice.

Free SCORE webinar series

SCORE Fairfield County will present a free webinar series, “‘Real World’ Time Management,” on June 6 from 12 to1 pm

Cliff Ennico, the former host of MoneyHunt on PBS, will present on time management in today’s world of modern technology. An attorney and small business consultant based in Fairfield, he has helped launch over 15,000 businesses and is the author of 16 books.

For more information or to register for the online event, visit

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