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Introducing First County Advisors – Service, Responsibility, Experience, Knowledge.

It’s with great enthusiasm and excitement that I share the launch of First County Bank Advisors, the new name of our Trust and Investments Division. We recently celebrated the launch with a kickoff event at the historic and magnificent Lockwood-Mathews Mansion in Norwalk. For those of you who might not be familiar with the Mansion, it was built by renowned financier and railroad magnate LeGrand Lockwood between 1864 – 1868 and it’s been a national historic landmark since 1971. For much of the evening, I felt transported to the Victorian Era…

As part of the celebration, I reiterated the four words that define the core principles of First County Advisors – service, responsibility, experience and knowledge. Dave Metzgar, Senior Vice President, Senior Trust Officer, formally introduced First County Advisors to the audience. Among the invited guests, which included First County Bank clients, board of directors, corporators and community leaders, was guest speaker Philip Orlando, CFA, Senior Vice President, Chief Equity Market Strategist from Federated Securities Corporation. Orlando spoke about his views on the economy leading into 2013, current economic, geopolitical, national business conditions and how it all impacts the market and company fundamentals. His presentation was one of the main highlights of the evening which generated interactive dialogue about, of course, politics and the economy. Orlando also offered advice on what the future holds. I’m sure we all wish we had a crystal ball these days.

In the upcoming weeks you’ll be hearing more about First County Bank Advisors and all of the services the division will provide including investment management, financial planning and trust administration for families and growing businesses throughout lower Fairfield County. In the meantime, if you would like to discuss your investment strategies you may give Dave Metzgar a call at 203.462.4267 or drop him a line at

Oh, and in honor of All Hallows’ Eve, you might want to take a drive to the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion…I hear there’s been a ghost sighting, or two.

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