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Posted on February 14th, 2017

​Connex Credit Union’s FREE Financial Literacy Workshops
Return February 21 with Home Equity Seminar
No-obligation seminar is open to members and non-members
 

TRUMBULL, Conn. (Feb. 13, 2017) – Connex Credit Union, one of Connecticut’s largest credit unions, announces that its highly-regarded financial literacy workshop series returns from its brief winter hiatus later this month. These FREE, no-obligation seminars are available to both members and non-members as part of the ConnexCares philanthropic initiative. Taught by industry professionals, attendees are provided with the information necessary to restructure their financial lives.

The first seminar in 2017 is “Home Improvements with the Best Payoff” presented by Christine Penney of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. Penney, a full-time licensed real estate agent with more than 15 years of experience and eight different rankings in the top 6 percent of the nation for closed volume, will provide insight on which home improvements offer the biggest return on investment. Additionally, attendees will discover vital questions to ask their realtor when considering a sale of their home. This class takes place Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the main Trumbull Library branch at 33 Quality Street.

Anyone interested in attending must register by calling 1-800-CR-UNION (1-800-278-6466) or visiting connexcu.org. 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 February 13th, 2017


Posted on February 13th, 2017

​Connex Credit Union’s FREE Financial Literacy Workshops
Return February 21 with Home Equity Seminar
No-obligation seminar is open to members and non-members
 
TRUMBULL, Conn. (Feb. 13, 2017) – Connex Credit Union, one of Connecticut’s largest credit unions, announces that its highly-regarded financial literacy workshop series returns from its brief winter hiatus later this month. These FREE, no-obligation seminars are available to both members and non-members as part of the ConnexCares philanthropic initiative. Taught by industry professionals, attendees are provided with the information necessary to restructure their financial lives.

The first seminar in 2017 is “Home Improvements with the Best Payoff” presented by Christine Penney of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. Penney, a full-time licensed real estate agent with more than 15 years of experience and eight different rankings in the top 6 percent of the nation for closed volume, will provide insight on which home improvements offer the biggest return on investment. Additionally, attendees will discover vital questions to ask their realtor when considering a sale of their home. This class takes place Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the main Trumbull Library branch at 33 Quality Street.

Anyone interested in attending must register by calling 1-800-CR-UNION (1-800-278-6466) or visiting connexcu.org. 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 February 8th, 2017


Posted on February 8th, 2017


Posted on February 8th, 2017

​Become a Financial Rockstar: Register Now for the
ConneXfactor Financial Fitness Competition
​Connex Credit Union offers up to $5,000 in prizes as
participants compete to restructure their financial lives
​Kick your budget into overdrive and become a financial rockstar with the ConneXfactor financial fitness competition presented by Connex Credit Union. This highly-regarded contest returns for its fourth season as five individuals dedicate six months to reinvigorating their financial lives and compete for up to $5,000 in prizes, including a $3,000 grand prize. Registration for ConneXfactor 2017 is now open, and anyone eager to take control of their financial situation should visit www.connexfactor.com.

“ConneXfactor is a tangible representation of our commitment to improving the lives of our members and each year we marvel at the dramatic transformations the competition produces,” said Carl J. Casper, vice president of customer advocacy, Connex Credit Union. “Whether you’re engulfed in debt, overwhelmed by high-interest credit cards, or just struggling to maintain a budget, ConneXfactor is the perfect opportunity to rejuvenate your financial situation.”

Each competitor will be assigned an experienced Connex Financial Advocate who acts as a “coach” offering tips and techniques to help them define and ultimately achieve their goals. A panel of judges closely follows the competition to determine the winners. However, regardless of the outcome, all contestants obtain the foundation necessary to continue their financial improvement beyond the competition.

While space for ConneXfactor is limited to five participants, anyone can share the experience by following the competition on the ConneXfactor website. The website will include participant updates, unique advice, and educational tools to assist your personal financial journey.
Applications are accepted through Mar. 6, 2017. ConneXfactor is open to individuals age 18, or older, who are current Connex Credit Union members, or who elect to join during the application process. For a complete list of rules and regulations, please visit www.connexfactor.com.

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 February 7th, 2017


Please note:

Due to inclement weather, we have postponed this Thursday's Non Profit Workshop. 

Please see below for the new schedule:

BE A CHAMPION OF YOUR MISSION: March 9, 2017- Originally February 9, 2017
 
WORDS MATTER & SO DOES THE MESSAGE YOU DELIVER: April 13. 2017- Originally March, 9, 2017
 
ADVOCACY IS MORE THAN LOBBYING: April 20, 2017- Originally April 13, 2017
 
COLLABORATION 1+1 IS GREATER THAN 3 : May 11, 2017
 
We apologize for any inconvenience.
 

Posted on February 6th, 2017


Posted on February 6th, 2017

​Blackstone Library February 2017 Events

All events are free & open to the public

Create Your Own 3D Creatures
BRANFORD: In this class, we'll use the ipad to create creatures using a free 3D modelling program, 123D Sculpt. Join us if you want to try your hand at modelling from easy to use templates or from scratch. The final models are 3D printer ready! To RSVP, visit www.blackstonelibrary.org or call 203-488-1441 x 318. Takes place at Blackstone Library, 758 Main St. on Wednesday, February 15 at 6:00 p.m.
 
Opera Preview: Rusalka
BRANFORD: Metropolitan Opera Preview of Dvorak’s Rusalka, with Marc Verzatt, recently retired from the faculty of the Yale School of Music. Sponsored by Shoreline Village Connecticut. Takes place at Blackstone Library, 758 Main St. on Saturday, January 21 at 2:00 p.m. To RSVP, visit www.blackstonelibrary.org or call 203-488-1441 x 318.
 
Rave On! Concert
BRANFORD: RAVE ON! plays the music of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, and other legends of early rock-n-roll. To RSVP, visit www.blackstonelibrary.org or call 203-488-1441 x 318. Takes place at Blackstone Library, 758 Main St. on Sunday, February 12 at 2:00 p.m.
 
Saturday Cinema: Manchester by the Sea
                       : Showing of Manchester by the Sea. Refreshments provided. To RSVP, visit www.blackstonelibrary.org or call 203-488-1441 x 318. Takes place at Blackstone Library, 758 Main St. on Sat., Feb. 25 at 1:00 p.m.

Posted on February 6th, 2017

​“Art & Craft Beer” Fundraiser for
Guilford Art Center features local CT breweries
 
 Guilford, CT — Sample some of Connecticut’s best craft brews at Guilford Art Center’s Art & Craft Beer event, scheduled for Friday, March 3 from 6-8:30 pm at Guilford Art Center.
 
Guests are invited to try a selection of beers from area breweries, including 30 Mile Brewing Company, Black Hog Brewing Company, Stony Creek Brewery and Thimble Island Brewing Company.  There will be bar food; wine and non-alcoholic beverages also will be served.  Live music will be performed by One & Done, a local trio.    
 
Additionally, there will be a silent auction of brewery tours, growlers (large glass jugs for beer), and bar accessories designed by GAC staff and students.   The GAC blacksmiths will be conducting live demonstrations in the blacksmith forge. 
 
The Art Center gallery will feature the Faculty & Student Exhibition: In Honor of 50 Years, a show of works by instructors and students across all media from the past two years. 
 
“This event will be a really fun, relaxed evening that allows people to enjoy some great drink, food, live music and exhibits, while supporting the arts.  We’re excited to host all of the great local breweries and so appreciate their support of this event” says Guilford Art Center Executive Director Maureen Belden.
 
Reservations for Art & Craft Beer are $50 per person, with proceeds to benefit Guilford Art Center’s educational and community programs. Reservations are limited; call to make a reservation: 203-453-5947 or pay for reservations online at www.guilfordartcenter.org
 
For more information contact Guilford Art Center at www.guilfordartcenter.org or 203-453-5947.