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Posted on February 2nd, 2017


Posted on February 2nd, 2017

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Vista Partners with Ballou’s for Paint Night
 
Community members of all artistic skill levels are invited to enjoy a night of painting at Ballou’s Restaurant & Wine Bar in Guilford on Feb. 20 during Paint Night with Vista from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
 
Paint Night with Vista is a social group art class led by Vista Arts Specialist Samantha Listorti. No prior painting experience is required; participants will receive step-by-step instructions on how to recreate an original scenic mountain landscape.
 
Cost is $35 per person and includes one glass of wine or beer. Space is limited. To register, visit www.vistalifeinnovations.org/paintnight, or contact Jessica Lillge at 860-399-8080 ext. 107 or jlillge@vistalifeinnovations.org.
 
Ballou’s is located at 51 Whitfield Street in downtown Guilford.

Posted on February 1st, 2017


Posted on January 31st, 2017

​Connex Credit Union Announces $5,000 in Scholarships
Applications open TOMORROW Feb. 1, 2017

Two $2,000 scholarships and a $1,000 scholarship offered
 
Connex Credit Union announces it is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program. Three scholarships worth a total of $5,000 are available to assist college-bound or currently enrolled students with the rising costs of higher education.

The scholarships offered in 2017 are:

$1,000 - Nicolas G. Hackett Memorial Scholarship: Established in memory of longtime Connex volunteer Nick Hackett 

$2,000 – John R. Edwards Community Involvement Scholarship: Awarded in honor of former Connex President and Chief Executive Officer John R. Edwards to a student who emulates the credit union’s commitment to community service 

$2,000 – Arthur B. Haesche Memorial Scholarship: Created to commemorate one of Connex’s founding members, Arthur B. Haesche, and reserved for a student majoring in business or finance 

“We are elated to support our student-members as they embark on the next phase of their educational journey,” said Carl Casper, vice president of customer advocacy, Connex Credit Union. “Even the most financially conscious student can be impacted by the excessive costs of college and the opportunity to alleviate some of this burden directly correlates with our core values of customer advocacy.”

These scholarships are only available to students currently enrolled as, or who have committed to being, a full-time student at an accredited two or four-year University during the upcoming fall semester.

Eligible students must meet the following criteria for scholarship consideration:

A 3.2 GPA or higher
Can provide a copy of a current transcript
Current Connex primary member, or joins upon applying
Completes and submits both the application and essay to connexcu.org
Submits all required materials by March 24, 2017
*Please note that former winners are not eligible

Please send transcripts (including GPA) to:
Connex Credit Union
Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 477
North Haven, CT 06473

For more detailed information, please visit connexcu.org or contact Anita Annunziato at aannunziato@connexcu.org .
 
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 January 30th, 2017

​Seasons Magazines host Lisa Carberg and Jim Tully on Better CT,1-27-17, talking about the upcoming Seasons Magazines Up Close TV Show on WFSB at 11:30am Feb 5th.


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Posted on January 30th, 2017

​Shoreline ArtsTrail Call For Artists 2017

The Shoreline Arts Trail announces its 16th annual Open Studios Weekend on November 11 and 12, 2017. Approximately 40 member artists who live and work in Branford, Guilford and Madison show and sell their work during the weekend.

Artists with media such as ceramics and pottery, stained and fused glass, paintings, jewelry, sculpture, weaving, prints, photography, textiles, quilts, paper and wood are invited to apply for this event. Artists will be considered based on their mastery of methods and materials and originality of concept. All considered art must be handmade by the artist.

Among the benefits of becoming a member are: inclusion on the ArtsTrail map and website; statewide publicity via print and online; 13,000 brochures/maps distributed throughout Connecticut; and year-round marketing, networking, and social media opportunities.

To apply for this Call for Entry, please register at https://youjudgeit.org/sat/ by creating a free profile, filling out all the requested information, and uploading three high-resolution images. The entry deadline is March 15, 2017. Jurying will take place in March and artists will be notified by March 21, 2017.

Please contact Barbara Shulman-Kirwin at bsk@bskdesign.net or 203.314.3250 with any questions.

Posted on January 30th, 2017


Posted on January 25th, 2017


Posted on January 25th, 2017


Posted on January 24th, 2017

​Wagging Tails, Happy Faces: Connex Credit Union Supports
Rescue and Shelter Animals with More than $1,300 Donation to Wags 4 Hope
Donations collected through the Coins-for-Change program at North Haven branch 
​Connex Credit Union Vice President of Customer Advocacy Carl Casper (left) presents Wags 4 Hope Founder Annie Blumenfeld (right) with a check worth $1,323.59. These funds were raised through Connex’s Coins-for-Change program.
Contributions from visitors to Connex Credit Union’s North Haven branch during the final quarter of 2016 were recently tallied and donated to a local non-profit.  As a part of its philanthropic initiative, ConnexCares, Connex Credit Union’s Coins-for-Change program collected more than $1,300 for Wags 4 Hope.

The Coins-for-Change program charges a five percent fee to members, and a seven percent fee to non-members, to use Connex’s coin-cashing machines. Each fiscal quarter, this money is donated to different charitable organizations in the local community, contributing more than $10,000 annually. 

“The support we received through this program has been such a wonderful surprise and I am truly thankful to everyone who took the time to contribute,” said Annie Blumenfeld, founder, Wags 4 Hope.  “These funds will benefit shelter and rescue animals in need, and help them find their forever home.”

Wags 4 Hope is devoted to raising awareness of heartworm disease, supporting the medical needs of shelter animals and encouraging responsible pet ownership. This contribution will fund heartworm treatment and other medical procedures necessary to ensure these animals can be happy and healthy again. Additionally, Founder Annie Blumenfeld creates and sells custom pet artwork to support the organization. To learn more, purchase a painting or donate, please visit wags4hope.org. ​
If you are a local non-profit or charitable organization interested in participating in the “Coins-for-Change” program, please contact Roquita Johnson at Connex Credit Union, at 203-603-5787 or 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.