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Posted on March 29th, 2017


Posted on March 29th, 2017

​Mary Jane Burt 2016 Top Producer At Pearce Real Estate New Haven Residential Office
 
Also Named Among 2016 Top Producers Companywide 
 
North Haven, CT. (March28, 2017) - Barbara L. Pearce, CEO and President of Pearce Real Estate, today announced that  Mary Jane Burt  has been named the  2016 Top Producer agent for the Company’s New Haven residential office. Ms. Burt also was named a Top Producer Realtor for the Companywide.      
“Mary Jane Burt has won the Top Producer distinction within the New Haven office and Companywide many times during her tenure with us,” said Ms. Pearce.  “In an ever challenging real estate environment, it is a real accomplishment to be among the Top Producers. Her hard work, dedication to clients, and use of the latest in technology make her a stand-out,” she added. 
Pearce Real Estate is a full-service real estate company with more than 100 agents and residential branch offices represented in Greater New Haven and along the Shoreline Residential offices include Branford, Clinton, Guilford, New Haven, North Haven and Wallingford Regional. Commercial Real Estate offices are located in North Haven, Milford and Rocky Hill.  All listings are available in color on the web site at: www.hpearce.com

Posted on March 29th, 2017

​Connex’s Coins-for-Change Program Donates Fees from
Coin-Counting Machines to Local Charitable Organizations

 
Both members and non-members can contribute to this initiative
 
 
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (Mar. 28, 2017) – Connex Credit Union is proud to announce the charitable organizations benefitting from its Coins-for-Change program during the second quarter of 2017. This initiative, which donated more than $13,000 in 2016, was developed to help convert neglected spare change into a beneficial contribution for deserving non-profits.
Sorting, counting and wrapping coins can be time-consuming, but coin-counting machines can make the task quick and easy. Unlike most machines that charge high fees and profit from them, Connex donates one hundred percent of its modest fees to various community organizations each quarter. Connex’s coin-counting machines charge a five percent fee to Connex members and a seven percent fee to non-members and every penny goes towards a worthy charity via the Coins-for-Change program.
Those looking to participate can find coin-counting machines at four Connex branches in Guilford, Hamden, Meriden and North Haven.
Coins-for-Change occurs four times each year as part of the ConnexCares philanthropic initiative. Connex has selected the following charitable groups to benefit from the program during the initial quarter of 2017.
From Apr. 1 through June 30, 2017, members and non-members can donate by visiting:
Connex’s Guilford Branch located at 849 Boston Post Road to donate to Lea’s Foundation for Leukemia Research, Inc.Connex’s Hamden Branch located at 2100 Dixwell Ave. to donate to Rain of HopeConnex’s Meriden Branch located at 533 S. Broad St. (Townline Square) to donate to Connecticut Family Support Network Inc.Connex’s North Haven Branch located at 412 Washington Ave. to donate to Girls Lead 
Lea’s Foundation for Leukemia Research Inc. raises money to fund research of causes and cures for leukemia and related cancers. Contributions will go towards clinical trials and patient assistance.
Rain of Hope focuses on developing and educating communities on the importance of remaining connected. Its programs empower individuals and develop social skills through age-appropriate community service projects and lessons.
Connecticut Family Support Network Inc. provides no-cost assistance to families raising children with disabilities and special healthcare needs. Money raised would benefit free support groups, trainings and workshops.
Girls Lead empowers students with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to cultivate leadership, as well as acquire and sustain professional careers. Donations will fund scholarships and programming.

To learn more about Coins-for-Change, or any of the other charitable ConnexCares initiatives, please visit connexcu.org or contact Roquita Johnson at rjohnson@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.

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 March 29th, 2017

Joel Galvin, Pearce Commercial Pro, Brokers 5 Year Lease for Tenant and Landlord in Westbrook
 
4,400 Square Foot Building at 688 Boston Post Road
North Haven, CT(March27, 2017) - Barbara L. Pearce, CEO and President of Pearce Real Estate, announced that Senior Commercial Associate Joel Galvin,  GRI, CCS, of the Company’s North Haven Commercial Office, has represented the landlord, RCR Enterprises, and the tenant, Candy’s Wine and Spirits LLC,  in a 5 year lease agreement for 4,400 SQFT at 688 Boston Post Road, Westbrook.    
“Joel Galvin continues to extend our reach along the Shoreline, an area he knows well,” said Ms. Pearce. ”Clients trust his judgment and that he always has their best interests at the forefront.  They see his experience and integrity as assets and so do we,” she added.
 
Mr. Galvin joined the Pearce Real Estate in 1989 after a lengthy career owning and operating a major retail/construction business. He specializes in the sales and leasing of office, industrial, commercial and investment properties in New Haven County and the Shoreline. He also often acts as a buyer/tenant representative, where he covers all of Connecticut, assisting clients in their search for particular properties. He is a member of the Connecticut Association of REALTORS®, past President of the Commercial, Industrial Division of the New Haven Board of REALTORS® where he was a member of the Professional Standards Committee, chairman of the By-laws committee and member of the Education Committee of the Shoreline Board of Realtors. Mr. Galvin has been a director of the Guilford Chamber of Commerce for nine years and is currently an Ambassador with the New Haven Chamber of Commerce.
 
Pearce Real Estate is a full-service real estate company with more than 100 agents and eight branch offices in greater New Haven and the Shoreline. Residential offices are located in New Haven, Wallingford, Branford, Guilford and Clinton. Commercial Real Estate offices are located in North Haven, Milford and Rocky Hill.  All listings are available in color on the web site at: www.hpearce.com
 

Posted on March 28th, 2017

​ERACE (East Shore Region Adult and Continuing Education Program) announces a 90 minute Employer’s Panel.  This panel will consist of three employers, who will share their educational journey, what is exciting in their industry, what are they looking for in an employee and what are the necessary skills an employee must possess to be successful and learn about unpaid and paid opportunities. This panel will take place on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 6:00 at Branford High School. ERACE is seeking volunteers to act as panelists.  If you are an employer with the desire to enlighten the next generation of employees, please contact Helen Paris ERACE supervisor/counselor by April 6th at hparis@branfordschools.org or 203-641-8205.

Posted on March 27th, 2017

​Mia Sumra Joins Pearce Real Estate
As Social Media Specialist
 
Assists Agents Attain Greater Exposure for Listings Via Various Social Platforms
 
 
North Haven, CT. (March 27, 2017) – Barbara L. Pearce, CEO and President of Pearce Real Estate, recently announced that Mia Sumra is the Company’s Social Media Specialist.  This is a new position in which Ms. Sumra assists agents in gaining greater exposure for their listings via various social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and others.  She reports directly to Ms. Pearce.
 
“We are delighted to have Mia Sumra join us as Social Media Specialist.  She clearly understands the far-reaching effect of social media and the impact it has on our lives,” said Ms. Pearce.  “She is an impressive, accomplished and ambitious young woman.  In her academic and professional endeavors, she gives 100%,” she added.
 
Ms. Suma is a junior at The University of New Haven, majoring in Political Science and Behavioral Economics, and is one of four H. Pearce Family and Friends Endowment Scholarship recipients. (The Endowment Scholarships were started in the 1980s by Herb Pearce, founder of Pearce Real Estate, and are given to recipients in order to fulfill their academic objectives.)  In addition to her duties at Pearce, she is an economic development consultant for the City of West Haven, and is an Undergraduate Assistant at the International Enrolment Office at UNH.  Currently, she also is working with her business partners to obtain funding for her own company, SoluTech, which creates solutions for everyday issues using technology.
 
 
Pearce Real Estate is a full-service real estate company with more than 100 agents and 8 branch offices in greater New Haven and the Shoreline. Residential offices are located in New Haven, Wallingford.  Branford, Guilford and Clinton. Commercial Real Estate offices are located in North Haven, Milford and Rocky Hill.  All listings are available in color on the web site at: www.hpearce.com

Posted on March 23rd, 2017


Posted on March 23rd, 2017

​Jeff Whitman Joins Pearce as Sales Associate

Professionalism of Firm and Comradery Among Agents Strong Draws

North Haven, CT. (March 23 , 2017) – Nanette Pastore, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Pearce Real Estate, announced that Jeff Whitman has joined the Company as a residential sales associate.  He joins a number of agents who work from the North Haven residential office and will cover the greater New Haven market. He reports to Ms. Pastore who oversees all agents companywide. 
“Jeff Whitman is a welcomed addition to our staff,” said Ms. Pastore.  “He’s young, energetic and deals well with clients and his peers. He told us he was attracted to Pearce because of the professionalism associated with our firm and the comradery among our agents.  We’ll be a very good match,” she added.
 
Mr. Whitman graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a BA degree in Communication and Video Production. He also is a graduate of the Quinnipiac Film Institute Training Program.   Early in his professional career, he did editing, marketing and accounting in film work.  A lifelong resident of Hamden, he has been a licensed real estate agent for four years. 
 
Pearce Real Estate is a full-service real estate company with more than 100 agents and nine branch offices in greater New Haven and along the Shoreline. Residential offices are located in New Haven, North Haven, Wallingford, Branford,  Guilford and Clinton. Commercial Real Estate offices are located in North Haven, Milford and Rocky Hill.  All listings are available in color on the web site at: www.hpearce.com

Posted on March 23rd, 2017

​Pearce Real Estate Names Edgehill Realtors
2016 Top Producer Team 
 
Also Named New Haven Top Producer Team

North Haven, CT. (March 23, 2017) - Barbara L. Pearce, CEO and President of Pearce Real Estate, today announced that Edgehill Realtors, LLC (comprised of founders Ray Baldelli and Wojtek Borowski, and agents Fran DeToro, Jorge Gil, Cecilia Jaoude, Liisa Lindholm, Gil Marshak, Judith Normandin, Victoria Scholl and David Tran) have been named the Companywide Top Producer Team for 2016.  Edgehill Realtors also have been named Top Producer Team for the New Haven office where they are established.   
“Edgehill Realtors has consistently been a winning Top Producer team both Companywide and on the individual office level because of the demanding standards they place upon themselves,” said Ms. Pearce. “Their service to clients, use of the latest technology, a thorough knowledge and understanding of the markets, high energy and a great passion for the work they do all contribute to their success and make them winners year in and out,” she added. 
Pearce Real Estate is a full-service real estate company with more than 100 agents and eight branch offices in greater New Haven and the Shoreline. Residential offices include New Haven, Branford, Guilford, Clinton and the Wallingford Regional.  Commercial Real Estate offices are located in North Haven, Milford and Rocky Hill.  All listings are available in color on the web site at: www.hpearce.com

Posted on March 23rd, 2017