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Posted on June 23rd, 2017


Posted on June 8th, 2017

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (Jun. 7, 2017) – Connex Credit Union was recently announced as a Bronze winner in the nationally-recognized Telly Awards. Founded in 1979, The Telly Awards honor the best television, digital and non-broadcast productions in the world.

Submissions are evaluated by an esteemed group of creative professionals comprised of past winners who adhere to the organization’s strict standards of excellence. Each judge provides a score based on a strict performance scale, and the combined total determines if an entry is eligible for a Bronze or Silver award.

Connex was a winner in the “Local Commercial – Business to Consumer” category after submitting a set of television commercials highlighting the personalized services and support a credit union can provide to help satisfy the unique needs of the average family. Connex collaborated with brand development and integrated marketing communications firm, Mason, Inc. (Bethany, Conn.), on the creation of these advertisements.

“It is a tremendous honor to receive national recognition from an organization dedicated to promoting creative excellence,” said Louise Nestor, director of marketing, Connex Credit Union. “We are continually seeking innovative ways to grow our brand and emphasize the importance of credit unions within our community.”

There were more than 13,000 submissions to the 2017 Telly Awards, including representatives from all 50 states and five different continents. You can view the winning submissions, as well as other fun and educational content, on the Connex YouTube page.

To learn more about Connex Credit Union, please visit connexcu.org or call 1-800-CR-UNION.

About Connex Credit Union:
As the Unbank, Connex Credit Union is one of Connecticut’s largest credit unions serving more than 48,000 members at 7 branches throughout greater New Haven. Headquartered in North Haven, Connecticut, Connex is a full-service member-owned credit union that offers members a full-range of financial services and products, including savings and loans, Unbank Checking, Smart Score credit score range, free online and mobile banking and more. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school or worships in New Haven, Hartford, Middlesex or Fairfield Counties. Connex Credit Union helps guide and improve members’ financial lives through the Connex Advocacy Promises: We will always work in your best interest; we will work with you to understand your goals, identify your financial needs and provide solutions to improve your life; and we will be responsive to you and make your experience simpler, faster and friendlier. It’s time to Unbank! For more information, please call 1-800-CR-UNION or visit connexcu.org.

Posted on June 8th, 2017

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (June 6, 2017) – After reviewing more than 50 applications, Connex Credit Union has selected three local students as the 2017 winners of its annual scholarship program. As part of its ConnexCares philanthropic initiative, the credit union awards $5,000 each year to assist with the high cost of tuition, books and living expenses.
To qualify, students were required to meet a strict set of educational standards and submit an essay highlighting the biggest financial challenge facing young adults – and how they plan to overcome it.
​The Arthur B. Haesche Memorial Scholarship ($2,000) was established and named in honor of one of the founding members of Connex Credit Union, and is awarded to a student majoring in business or finance. This year’s recipient, Mitchell Ives, is a Farmington High School Senior who was recently named Most Promising Future Business Leader by his peers. He plans to major in Business and Engineering at one of the four major universities he has been accepted to. 
​The Nicolas G. Hackett Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) was established in memory of Nick Hackett, a longtime volunteer at Connex Credit Union. The 2017 recipient, Durham resident Hope Mercugliano, is a senior at Mother of Divine Grace School. Mercugliano has been a straight “A” student for the entirety of her high school career and has also earned numerous scholastic, leadership and community service awards. This fall, she will be enrolling in the nursing program at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio
​The John R. Edwards Community Involvement Scholarship ($2,000) was established in honor of Connex’s former President and CEO of more than 35 years, and is awarded to a student demonstrating a commitment to community service. This year’s winner, Lyman Hall High School Senior Megan Lane, recently earned a Certificate of Recognition for exemplary volunteer service from her hometown of Wallingford, as well as the President’s Volunteer Service Award for a commitment to strengthening our nation and communities through philanthropic efforts. Furthermore, she has worked closely with Habitat for Humanity, Masonicare and other altruistic organizations.
“While reviewing applications, I was truly inspired by the incredibly smart and dedicated young adults living within our communities,” said Frank Mancini, president and chief executive officer, Connex Credit Union. “The potential for these teens is limitless and, on behalf of Connex Credit Union, I wish them the best of luck as they embark on this exciting new phase of their lives.”
To learn more about ConnexCares or any of Connex’s other financial programs, please visit connexcu.org.

About ConnexCares:
ConnexCares is Connex Credit Union’s charitable and philanthropic program. The mission through ConnexCares is to promote financial literacy, well-being and understanding to our members and the greater communities Connex serves.
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About Connex Credit Union:
As the Unbank, Connex Credit Union is one of Connecticut’s largest credit unions serving more than 48,000 members at 7 branches throughout greater New Haven. Headquartered in North Haven, Connecticut, Connex is a full-service member-owned credit union that offers members a full-range of financial services and products, including savings and loans, Unbank Checking, Smart Score credit score range, free online and mobile banking and more. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school or worships in New Haven, Hartford, Middlesex or Fairfield Counties. Connex Credit Union helps guide and improve members’ financial lives through the Connex Advocacy Promises: We will always work in your best interest; we will work with you to understand your goals, identify your financial needs and provide solutions to improve your life; and we will be responsive to you and make your experience simpler, faster and friendlier. It’s time to Unbank! For more information, please call 1-800-CR-UNION or visit connexcu.org.

Posted on June 5th, 2017


Posted on May 31st, 2017


 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          Corporate Office
May 31, 2017                                                                          35 Plains Road – P.O. Box 950
For further information contact:                                             Essex, Connecticut 06426
Gregory R. Shook, President & CEO                                     (860) 767-4414
 
 
ESSEX SAVINGS BANK IS SPONSORING A FREE SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP
 
Essex Savings Bank will be sponsoring a Small Business Workshop on Tuesday, June 13th, 10:00 – 11:30 am, at the Scranton Memorial Library in Madison.  The presentation, “(Taking the Fear Out of) Small Business Selling” is being hosted by the Southeastern Connecticut chapter of SCORE, and will have Eric Munro as the speaker.  Mr. Munro will be discussing numerous “How tos” including knowing when to make the pitch, establishing trust, and following up and making the sale.
 
Essex Savings Bank’s President & CEO, Gregory Shook remarked, “Essex Savings Bank has been pleased to annually support numerous SCORE workshops throughout the region to help further enable the growth and development of our community’s small businesses.” 
 
Please visit Essex Savings Bank’s website, www.essexsavings.com, for more details on this upcoming event, including how to register.
 
Eric Munro is a product management, sales and marketing executive with experience in high-technology businesses, both domestically and internationally. Most recently, Eric was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a telecommunications equipment manufacturer based in Meriden, Connecticut. His career also includes consulting in business management for a division of DeVry University as well as teaching graduate MBA classes where he provided his expertise on project and strategic management.
 
Essex Savings Bank is a FDIC insured, state chartered, mutual savings bank established in 1851. The Bank serves the Connecticut River Valley and shoreline with six offices in Essex (2), Chester, Madison, Old Lyme and Old Saybrook providing a full complement of personal and business banking. Financial, estate, insurance and retirement planning are offered throughout the state by the Bank’s Trust Department and wholly-owned subsidiary, Essex Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA, SIPC.
 
SCORE is a nonprofit association that offers free and confidential advice on starting your own business or improving and growing your existing small business. All 40 counselors in Southeast Connecticut are volunteers, receive no compensation, and are working or retired business owners, executives, and managers. SCORE’s nine counseling sites in Southeast Connecticut include Guilford, Madison, Mystic, New London, Old Saybrook, Essex, Waterford, Middletown, and Norwich. For more information on upcoming free workshops and how to schedule a free small business mentoring session with our counselors, visit www.sect.score.org.

Posted on May 31st, 2017

​Uncover Branford
BRANFORD: Get up, get out and uncover Branford! We’re bringing you and your neighbors together to share your favorite Branford places and stories. Then, plan a group outing to a special spot! As you go out into the community to explore and uncover new places, you’ll make new friends, have lots of fun, and discover the hidden gems of Branford. Document your adventures with photos and a short write up of your own personal favorites and we’ll turn that into a community exhibit at our Uncover Branford Open House and Reception at the end of the summer.To RSVP call 203-488-1441 x 318. Takes place at Blackstone Library, 758 Main St. on Saturday, June 10 at 2:30 pm
 
Intro to Arduino
BRANFORD: Learn how to use a computer microchip to control simple electrical elements, like LED’s, buzzers, motors, and more with Jim Davis! Registration required. Takes place at Blackstone Library, 758 Main St. on Tuesday, June 13 at 6:00 pm. To RSVP, call 203-488-1441 x 318 or visit www.blackstonelibrary.org.
 
Game On!: Game Night for Adults
BRANFORD: Join us for a night of games, snacks, and new friends! We’ll have a fun selection of games available including Codenames, Sushi Go Party!, & Dixit. You’re also welcome to bring your own games. Registration is required. To RSVP, visit www.blackstonelibrary.org or call 203-488-1441 x 318. Takes place at Blackstone Library, 758 Main St. on Thursday, June 29 at 6:00 pm. Adults of all ages welcome. Refreshments provided.
 


Posted on May 31st, 2017

​TELESCOPE LENDING PROGRAM AT BLACKSTONE LIBRARY
 
Branford, Conn.: The James Blackstone Memorial Library is partnering with the Astronomical Society of New Haven to offer a specially designed 4 1/2 inch telescope for patrons of all ages to borrow from the Blackstone and use at home. Visit the Blackstone on Saturday, June 3 at 2:00 p.m. for the official hand-over to the library, meet members of the Astronomical Society, and learn about the new library lending program and how to use the telescope.
 
During this mini-workshop, you'll also learn how to read a star chart to make your star-gazing experience even better. The society will also share what "space sites" are prevalent in the summer months so that you will be able to zero in on what to look for in the night sky with the telescope. Please visit the library website at blackstonelibrary.org to register for this workshop and see all library events.
 
The telescope will be available for borrowing after the June 3 meeting. It will circulate for one week, and comes with a pad and carrying case, plus instruction booklet and map of the night sky. You will receive a brief orientation to the telescope at checkout.
 
The Society also marks twenty years of public outreach in Branford. Since Summer 1996, public astronomical observation events have welcomed all to view the heavens at Young's Pond Park. Members of the Society set up their telescopes for people to look through and learn about at the Moon, planets, stars, double stars, star clusters, nebulas, galaxies, and whatever else can be seen through scopes or your eyes including the constellations and flyovers by iridium-flare satellites and the International Space Station. Special observing sessions were held to view a Lunar eclipse and an all-night meteor shower.
 
Observing sessions are on a Saturday night each month during the Spring and Fall. The next session is scheduled for June 17, weather permitting. The Society's general meetings are on the last Tuesday of the month from October through May at the Yale Leitner Family Observatory, New Haven. All interested in learning more about astronomy are welcome. For more information and a schedule of club events, visit the Society's Website at www.asnh.org
 

Posted on May 31st, 2017


Posted on May 30th, 2017

Call now to book your Summer Special 203-488-2328
23 S. Main Street, Branford

Posted on May 23rd, 2017

​16th Annual Night Out to Benefit Camp Rising Sun