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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

Posted on May 23rd, 2017

​Available Job Openings
 
ASSISTANT BAKER – PART-TIME
Are you Passionate About Great Tasting Desserts?
We are seeking a highly energetic Assistant Baker/Prep Cook at our custom cake shop.  This position is available Mondays and Tuesdays.   
 
 
DELIVERY DRIVER – PART-TIME
Are you confident to carry a wedding cake?
We are in search of a confident delivery driver with a clean driving history who can easily lift a 40 pound wedding cake and navigate through the state.  This position is available for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 
 
 
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE – FULL-TIME
Are you Great with People?
Are you professional, genuine and great at interacting with different kind of personality types?  Are you organized and able to concentrate on details that are important to customers and staff? We are seeking a highly energetic Administrative Associate with a positive attitude and bubbly personality to join our team at our custom cake and cupcake shop. A friendly personality is a must along with exceptional verbal and written communication skills and customer service experience.  This position is available Tuesdays through Saturday. 
 
If you’re a quick learner, who can multitask, stay focused, and work speedy, we’d love to have you join our growing business. E-mail your resume and portfolio to orders@j-cakes.com - We’d love to hear from you!
 

Posted on May 22nd, 2017

​Connex Credit Union Offering Three
Award-Winning Workshops for FREE in June
Professional financial literacy sessions open to both members and non-members

 
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (May 22, 2017) – Connex Credit Union, one of Connecticut’s largest credit unions, announces three of its award-winning workshops will be available for FREE in June.  Seasoned industry professionals will provide attendees with the information necessary to take control of their financial lives. These no-obligation seminars are available to both members and non-members as part of its ConnexCares philanthropic initiative.
The first workshop is entitled “How to Create a Budget” and will be hosted by Mer.iden Branch Manager Mike Nowicky.  This seminar is ideal for those perennially struggling to find money to pay their bills each month. Learn how to cover regular expenses and organize finances while still contributing to your savings.  This important class takes place Thursday June 1, 2017, from 5:30p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Connex’s North Haven Branch located at 412 Washington Ave. While Connex encourages guests to attend in person, a webinar option is available for those unable to be present at this time.
“Homeowners Insurance 101” presented by Dan Rocco of CPM Insurance will provide an overview of homeowners insurance, discuss potential coverage gaps and highlight the importance of annual coverage reviews. “Homeowners Insurance 101” occurs Thursday, June 15, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Connex’s Orange Branch located at 212 Boston Post Rd.
Also on June 15, potential future homeowners are invited to attend “Buying Your First Home” with Connex Mortgage Loan Consultant Mark Frank. Learn the basics of the home buying process, from start to finish, and discover what to expect when buying your first home. This highly-informative seminar takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Connex’s North Haven Branch located at 412 Washington Ave. A webinar option is available for this session.
These seminars are FREE, but registration is required and can be completed by visiting connexcu.org or by calling 1-800-CR-UNION (1-800-278-6466). During this process you will select if you plan to attend in person or via webinar if applicable.  The workshops are open to members and non-members of the credit union, but act fast, seats are limited.
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 May 22nd, 2017

​The Bird Nest Gallery & Salon Suites -  Makers Market & Cut A Thon to benefit the Killingworth Refugee Resettlement Coalition