Business letters, October 23, 2022

WINSTED – Todd C. Navin has been appointed senior vice president, commercial team leader at Northwest Community Bank.

Navin brings 32 years of banking and financial services experience to the commercial team.

Stephen P. Reilly, President and CEO of Northwest Community Bank, said, “With Todd’s extensive background and track record, we are extremely pleased to have him join us. During his career he has received several awards for his business successes and achievements. He knows our bank’s service area and local business needs. He hit the ground running and quickly developed into a valuable addition to our team.”

Navin is a Trustee of Klingberg Family Centers, Inc. in New Britain, where he serves on the Business Affairs/Investment Committee. He is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University and lives in West Hartford with his wife and two children. He enjoys golf.

AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! raises thousands for scholarships

WASHINGTON – ASAP! has raised more than $20,000 to support scholarships for his arts and nature summer camp as part of the Northwest CT Community Foundation’s annual Northwest Corner Gives campaign. Individual donors gave $11,875 and the foundation awarded $10,000 in matching funds to ASAP!.

Financing activated as soon as possible! To offer scholarships to their nature-loving summer arts camp for children who otherwise would not be able to attend, including transportation to and from camp in Warren Woods. The two-week camp features special programs including circus arts, fort building and mural painting.

33 non-profit organizations took part in the campaign in July. Individuals and families donated $217,910 through Northwest Corner Gives. NCCF matched these donations dollar-for-dollar with campaign goals totaling $435,820. The program was created to raise awareness and appropriate funds to cover expenses.

Provenzano joins Union Savings Bank

DANBURY – Union Savings Bank recently announced that Dianne Provenzano has joined the bank as Vice President and Head of Treasury Services.

According to a statement, Provenzano is responsible for the development, marketing and delivery of the bank’s credit-free corporate cash management and electronic banking services, which serve both corporate and municipal customers. She also oversees the sales and operations of the finance department and works with USB business partners to develop new businesses. She works in the Galleria office at 225 Main Street in Danbury.

Having worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in various roles over the past 17 years, Provenzano said he has deep expertise in the banking industry in developing cash management and treasury solutions. Most recently, she served as vice president, treasury solutions officer, responsible for delivering integrated treasury and cash management products and services and advising the bank’s extensive portfolio of large automotive retail customers. Prior to that, she was Senior, Treasury Solutions Analyst.

“Dianne is a proven and trusted treasury advisor and we are delighted to welcome her to Union Savings Bank,” said Rick Judd, EVP, Branch Banking, Treasury Services & Wealth Management, Mortgage & Consumer Lending at USB. Her experience working with large corporations, the public sector and commercial clients on a regional and national level makes her an ideal candidate for USB. We rely on her to help our existing and prospective commercial and municipal customers better manage cash flow and streamline accounts payable and receivables, which is critical in today’s environment.”

Provenzano is a lifelong resident of Connecticut and resides in Bristol.

SBAP receives grant from NW Community Bank

TORRINGTON – Jeanne Fusco, executive director of the Susan B. Anthony Project, recently announced that the agency has received a $10,000 award from the Northwest Community Bank Foundation in support of the agency’s Rebuilding Lives program.

The program provides crisis and support services for those affected by domestic and sexual violence in Northwest Connecticut, including emergency shelters and a transitional housing program for victims fleeing domestic violence; a 24/7/365 crisis hotline; individual counseling; support groups; and judicial and medical advocacy, Fusco said.

“At this time, when requests for crisis services have increased by as much as 20% over the past two years, this support for our Rebuilding Lives program is vital to ensure victims of interpersonal violence in Northwest Connecticut have access to have the services they need,” Fusco said. “We are so grateful to the Northwest Community Bank Foundation for this generous award that will touch the lives of so many in our community.”

Splash Car Wash was recognized as a top place to work in Connecticut

Headquartered in Milford, MILFORD – Splash Car Wash has been recognized regionally as a Top Workplace in Connecticut by Top Workplaces/Energage. This is the company’s second year at #1 and in the top three for eight consecutive years. Companies are measured on several qualities, such as B. Leadership, Career Opportunities, Workplace Flexibility, Compensation and Benefits.

“We are very honored by this recognition. Splash is passionate about making our employees feel like what they do matters, and that carries over to our customers. How we treat our team members, they treat our customers,” said Mark Curtis, CEO. “We treat them as a critical part of our success because they are.”

Splash Car Wash was founded in 1981 by Mark Curtis and Chris Fisher with a single location in Greenwich, Connecticut. Since then, Curtis & Fisher has developed over 65 locations and currently operates 55 car wash facilities in Connecticut, Vermont and New York. Many locations include detail work, eight locations offer oil change services, and two locations have laundromat facilities. Splash has 6 locations under construction and 12 more are in the permit phase of development.

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