Darien studio earns awards

341 Studios scored a triple play at this year's "Big W" awards sponsored by The Advertising Club of Westchester. The Darien-based graphic design and marketing studio was awarded silver for interactive media/business-to-business website for their redesign of the RTi Research website, RTiResearch.com, and placed bronze in interactive media/non-profit for transforming the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education website, cccie.org. 341's work on a tongue-in-cheek campaign for Green Acres Landscape & Design netted the company silver in the competition for direct response/direct mail-consumer.

341 Studios is a full-service marketing, graphic, and Web design agency based in Darien. Visit 341studios.com. Call 1-203-656-3425 or email info@341studios.com for more information.

New law firm opens in Darien

Michael T. Nedder, Esq. announces the establishment of Nedder & Associates, LLC a law firm focused on addressing the needs of private clients and corporate entities throughout Fairfield County. The firm works with high net worth clients in both their personal and business affairs including transactional work, tax planning and corporate structuring with an emphasis on ownership and succession planning for closely held companies and funds, structuring investments, and wealth preservation and transfer.

Nedder & Associates is located at 3 Parklands Drive, Suite 201 in Darien and can be reached at 203-621-0577 or by email at mtnedder@nedderlaw.com.

Nedder graduated from Fairfield University with a B.S. in accounting. He received his Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law in 1999. He is admitted to practice in Connecticut, New York, and the District of Columbia, as well as the Bar of the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the New Canaan Bar Association (past vice president), American Bar association, Fairfield County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, and the District of Columbia Bar Association. Nedder, his wife Jane Rand Nedder, and their three children reside in Darien.

New president of First County Bank

Constantine "Gus" Drakakis recently joined First County Bank as vice president of mortgage lending operations, a new position within the bank.

His team of mortgage processors and underwriters ensures a consistent closing and post-closing application process. They maintain quality control to ensure a fully compliant, highly efficient mortgage application process for the bank's loan originators and their customers.

Drakakis brings extensive experience directing business development, residential mortgage loans, secondary market operations and reverse mortgages to First County Bank.

During his 27-year career, he has worked at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, GE Money Bank, New Century Mortgage Corp., Superior Bank and Lincoln Savings Bank.

First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, is an independent mutual community bank with 15 branches. For additional information, visit www.firstcountybank.com.

Luxury home up for auction

An expansive luxury estate in Greenwich will sell at auction, Concierge Auctions has announced.

Bidding is currently underway at Greenwich

luxuryauction.com, and a starting bid is in place for $1.65 million. The home was originally listed for $4.9 million. The property is available for preview daily by appointment and is open Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information call 866-649-8616.

Doctor nominated by medical staff

Paolo A. Pino, D.O., M.S., of Fairfield is the Norwalk Hospital Medical Staff's nominee for the Dr. Melville Magida Award of the Fairfield County Medical Association and The Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation.

Pino is in the practice of the Norwalk Medical Group, P.C., at 40 Cross St. in Norwalk.

Pino received his bachelor's degree from Fairfield University and master's degree in Biochemistry at New York Medical College. He received his medical degree from the University of New England where he was inducted into the Osteopathic Honor Society. Pino completed his medical internship and residency at Norwalk Hospital and fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Connecticut.

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