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Posted on October 20th, 2017


Posted on October 20th, 2017


Posted on October 20th, 2017

​​From Left: Jill Nowacki, president, Credit Union League of Connecticut; Marissa Troiano, Development Coordinator, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center; Carl Casper, Executive Vice President and chief operating officer, Connex Credit Union.
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (Oct. 19, 2017) – As part of its ConnexCares philanthropic initiative, Connex Credit Union recently donated $2,000 to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford as part of Miracle Jeans Day. This national campaign sponsored by Credit Unions for Kids raises funds to help Children’s Miracle Network hospitals across the country adopt life-saving equipment and perform breakthrough research.

Any Connex employee who donated five or more dollars was permitted to wear jeans to work on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Anyone exceeding $25 also received a commemorative t-shirt. Additionally, Connex collected member donations and matched the total contributions up to $1,000 – donating a total of $2,000.

“Improving our surrounding communities is one of the core values Connex is built upon and it made me incredibly proud to witness the selfless efforts put forth by both our employees and members to support Connecticut Children’s Medical Center,” said Carl Casper, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Connex Credit Union. “Participating in Miracle Jeans Day has been an immensely rewarding experience and we look forward to contributing again next year.”  

To learn more about Connex or the ConnexCares program, 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.
 
About Connex Credit Union:

As the Unbank, Connex Credit Union is one of Connecticut’s largest credit unions serving more than 50,000 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. 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.
 
About Credit Unions for Kids:

Credit Unions for Kids is a non-profit collaboration of credit unions, chapters and business partners from across the nation. These groups engage in fundraising activities that benefit 170 hospitals in the Children’s Miracle Network by funding cutting edge research and helping to develop new innovative technology. For more information, please visit cu4kids.org.

Posted on October 16th, 2017


Posted on October 16th, 2017


Posted on October 16th, 2017


Posted on October 12th, 2017

Boogie with Brenna – A Fundraiser to Benefit Dravet Syndrome 
Saturday, November 4th 9am-1pm


Proceeds benefit Dravet Syndrome Foundation whose mission is to raise money for research into Dravet syndrome and related childhood epilepsies.

This fun, family-friendly event includes hot dogs, crafts, face painting, a silent auction and more! 

St. Therese's Church
105 Leetes Island Road
Branford, CT 06405

Registration begins at 9:00 AM with the event ending at 1:00 PM

Admission: $15
Children under 3 years old are free

Free admission for any child with Dravet Syndrome or Epilepsy

For more information check our website:

https://dravetfoundation.rallybound.org/boogie-with-brenna/Static/Event-Info
 

Posted on October 12th, 2017

​What is it about the Branford Green that we find so compelling, so beautiful?  How did it happen, over time, that these buildings sit in such an interesting relationship to each other, as well as to the greenspace around them?  Is there a story?  Local architect Tony Terry will piece together the threads of his own research and lend his perspective again, on his second Walking Tour of the Churches on the Branford Green.   

It will include interesting notes on all 5 significant structures as well as a visit to each of the three churches, hosted by the ministers.  Although Tony is not an historian, this is meant as a blend of history and an architect’s perspective, reading between the lines of the events that put the buildings into form and their particular place, in the most iconic public space of Branford’s history and one of the most unique of New England’s town greens. 
 
The tour will begin at the Academy on the Green on Saturday morning, Oct 28, at 11, and it will be about 2.5 hrs in duration.  All are welcome but it will be most appreciated if you register, by replying to this e-mail BACA06405@gmail.com – with names/number of people

Posted on October 12th, 2017

5th Annual “Soup for Good” Event on Nov. 12 Benefits Guilford Art Center and the Community Dining Room
 
Guilford, CT –  The public is invited to a warm, soup supper while supporting two great shoreline organizations--Guilford Art Center and the Community Dining Room--at Soup for Good, Sunday, November 12, 4:30-6:30 pm at Guilford Art Center.
 
Guests are invited to the Guilford Art Center school to enjoy a bowl of hearty soup, bread, dessert and glass of wine or sparkling water. Each guest gets to choose their own one-of-a-kind soup bowl, handcrafted by Guilford Art Center potters. Bowls will be washed for guests to take home “for good.”
 
After enjoying soup, guests are invited to The Shop at Guilford Art Center to visit Artistry: American Craft for the Holidays, the Center’s extraordinary annual sale of fine holiday arts and crafts.
 
Tickets for Soup for Good are $30 in advance, $35 at door. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Community Dining Room, as well as Guilford Art Center.
 
The Community Dining Room, located in Branford, is committed to serving the shoreline community by feeding the hungry and helping with other basic human needs. Guilford Art Center is a non-profit organization established to nurture and support excellence in the arts through education, communication, and outreach.
 
For reservations and more information contact Guilford Art Center at (203) 453-5947 or www.guilfordartcenter.org.
 
For more information contact Guilford Art Center at www.guilfordartcenter.org or 203-453-5947.

Posted on October 12th, 2017

Award-Winning Financial Workshops Available for Free from Connex Credit Union
Professional financial literacy sessions open to both members and non-members this October

 
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (Oct. 10, 2017) – Connex Credit Union, one of Connecticut’s largest credit unions, announces two of its award-winning workshops will be available for FREE in October.  Seasoned industry professionals will provide attendees with the information necessary to take control of their financial situation. These no-obligation seminars are available to both members and non-members of the credit union as part of its ConnexCares philanthropic initiative.

The following workshops take place at Connex’s North Haven Branch located at 412 Washington Ave. from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on their respective dates:

“Steering Toward Retirement with Individual Retirement Accounts” 
Thursday, October 19, 2017 
Connex Investment and Retirement Services Representative William DeBille will provide the information necessary to help you determine which type of Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is best for you.

“Online Security”
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Discover how to protect your personal data online, avoid viruses and phishing scams, and more. With the recent Equifax breach, this information is pertinent to everyone.

While Connex encourages guests to attend in person, a simulcast webinar is available for those unable to be present during these sessions.

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 where 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 50,000 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. 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.