Business Notes, November 28, 2021

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DANBURY – Union Savings Bank recently announced that Theresa LaRock has joined the bank as a residential mortgage originator, and Jordan Sanford has been promoted to residential mortgage originator. Both will support the bank’s growing residential lending activity.

“We are thrilled with the addition of Theresa to our team and Jordan’s new role at USB as it will help further strengthen our comprehensive and growing residential lending business, particularly in the dynamic mortgage and mortgage lending climate. ‘real estate today,’ said Robert Monti, Senior Vice President, Residential and Consumer Lending. “Thérèse and Jordan both have extensive experience in the housing market and strong ties to the community. We rely on them to help our clients navigate all aspects of the home loan process and make sure they have the best loan for their situation, including first-time home buyers and FHA loans. .

In her role as a residential mortgage initiator, LaRock will be responsible for educating existing and potential clients on the variety of USB mortgage products available and guiding them through the lending process. She works from two offices in Danbury (South Main and Mill Plain Road), the Newtown office and the Roxbury office.

LaRock brings over 12 years of residential lending banking experience to his new role at USB. She offers a holistic approach to her clients: providing information on their options; assess their financial situation; define the best strategy; and guide borrowers from application to closing. The goal is a globally positive customer experience that is punctuated by the best mortgages for their home.

She received a Bachelor of Arts and Science from Post University, Waterbury. She sits on the membership committee of Southbury Heritage Business Networking International (BNI) and teaches financial literacy to children through Junior Achievement. She lives in Roxbury.


Sanford, who began her banking career in 2009, joined USB in 2017 as a Senior Service Representative and has held several positions of increasing responsibility during her four years with the bank. Most recently, she was a mortgage sales assistant. In his new role, Sanford is responsible for the development and coordination of the bank’s mortgage appeals program, working with other members of the USB team on business development, helping clients complete loan applications and community awareness. She works in the two Brookfield offices and the two Torrington offices.

Sanford received a BA in Commerce from the University of Connecticut. She is also a graduate of the Union Savings Bank Professional Development Program, which is an 18-month program that equips participants with in-depth knowledge of the financial services industry and helps develop future USB leaders by immersing them in various areas of the bank. . Sanford is involved with many local chambers and organizations, including the Connecticut Bankers Association, the Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Association, the Litchfield Area Business Association, the Northwest Chamber of Commerce, and the Young Professionals Organization. She is also a member of Brookfield BNI (Business Networking International). Sanford lives in Harwinton.

The nurse completes the nursing care in gerontology of the ANCC

SOUTHINGTON – Nicholas Arsenault, MSN, RN, CNL, CCM, CDP, GERO-BC, transitional care nurse at Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, is recognized for the accomplishments of the American Nurses Credentialing Center Gerontological Nursing. Arsenault has worked at the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging for six years, providing comprehensive physical assessments, chronic disease education, depression and anxiety screenings, assessing financial eligibility for other resources for people elderly and their families.

The ANCC Certification in Gerontological Nursing provides in-depth training to enhance the clinical knowledge and expertise of registered nurses in a given field. This diploma is valid for five years and can be renewed. Audits and recognizes individual nurses in specialized areas of practice.

In his current role, Arsenault is responsible for the health and safety of seniors in their homes. While connecting and communicating with physicians and case managers. “I appreciate the personalized, one-on-one nursing care and support we provide to members of our community, developing these real connections with people,” said Arsenault.

Arsenault has over 20 years of clinical experience as well as a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing. He recently accepted a three-year engagement term in November 2021 with ANCC as a Volunteer Content Expert. He is responsible for assisting with development activities such as writing and reviewing test items and making recommendations for passing scores. This will allow Arsenault to connect with healthcare professionals nationwide.

O&G completes expansion of O’Connell Sports Center

TORRINGTON – O&G Industries recently completed the O’Connell Athletic Center on the campus of St. Joseph’s University in West Hartford.

The two-story addition expands the 31,000 square foot O’Connell Sports Center with features including an NCAA regulation basketball and volleyball court overlooked by offices and boardrooms for the Department of sports. Additional features include a fully equipped weight and conditioning room, a student health and wellness center, locker rooms and equipment rooms, as well as a lobby with a reception and reception area. ‘exposure. The project was completed in the spring of 2021 with O&G Industries of Torrington as the project construction manager and JCJ Architecture of Hartford as the project architect.

The bank makes a donation to an association

THOMASTON – Thomaston Savings Bank employees raised a total of $ 2,185 to support the non-profit For Goodness Sake, Inc. as part of the Bank’s Denim Days. Denim Days allows employees to wear jeans on Fridays throughout the month for a small donation to a shortlisted local nonprofit that provides essential services to the community. If employees donate a total of $ 1,000 or more during the month, the bank will donate an additional $ 1,000 to that month’s cause.

For Goodness Sake was founded in 2013 and is run almost entirely by volunteers. It is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, and they work in partnership with agencies to help people in central Connecticut who are making the transition to independent living and in need of some life situations. They provide furniture and help to those in need. They have served over 1,400 families since 2013 and partner with over 30 agencies to provide resources to their clients.

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