Businesses in Brief

Business and Organization Updates

• Press/Cuozzo Commercial Services has announced the recent expansion of the Association for Retarded Citizens in Greater New Haven, Inc., at 528 Washington Ave., North Haven. Press/Cuozzo represented ARC and the owner on the initial leasing of 5,100 square feet in 2009, and most recently on the extension of the base term and expansion of an additional 5,025 square feet.

• Kathleen Larkin will hold the title of vice president and area manager at Rockville Bank and manage the North Haven branch, which will be located at 117 Washington Avenue. The building plan calls for a two-story, approximately 5,000-square-foot retail banking branch and is expected to open later in 2014. Larkin's professional presence and reputation in local banking is widespread in the area, including working and managing branches in North Haven and Wallingford for 20 years, in addition to a branch in Hamden.

Awards, Grants, and Recognition

• The Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut has been awarded a multi-year grant from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven to be used for general operating support for community health and home care services. The multi-year grant has been awarded in the cumulative amount of $150,000 for three years with $50,000 to be disbursed per year. Funding was made possible through The Community Foundation's Jennie C. Bronson preference fund established in 1976. It will enable the organization to expand its technology to continue provision of high-quality care to uninsured/underinsured patients, and assist clinicians in communicating quickly and providing efficient care.

North Haven earned a $10,000 Bright Idea grant based on its participation in Energy Efficiency Fund programs. From January 2010 through August 2013 North Haven saved 21,129,665 kWh and 380,824 ccf, avoiding emissions of 12,451 tons of CO2, which is equivalent to taking 2,171 cars off the road for one year. Thirty-five Connecticut municipalities were recognized Dec. 4 during a ceremony at the State Capitol for their participation in the statewide Clean Energy Communities program, an Energize Connecticut initiative that incentivizes cities and towns to support energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut has been awarded a $2,000 grant from Webster Bank to be used for the Pam's Pantry program. Each year the VNA/SCC distributes Thanksgiving baskets to 94 needy families. Pam's Pantry also runs a gift-giving program for Christmas to give gifts to some less fortunate patients.

Charitable Contributions

• Connex Credit Union donated $1,017.40 to Animal Haven, a North Haven based no-kill animal shelter. The money was raised by the fees from the Connex North Haven coin cashing machine.

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