The bank received a Bronze Award for its energy-saving practices during the summer of 2011.
These practices -- all completed at the bank's 226 Main Street location in Danbury -- included the replacement of all lighting with energy-efficient fixtures and the installation of motion detectors for the lights, as well as the installation of programmable thermostats.
In its ninth year, the Connecticut Summer Savers Awards program recognizes efforts to save energy, contribute to electric reliability and preserve the state's environment.
Award recipients have reduced electricity consumption by a minimum of 5 percent from the previous two years without the use of back-up diesel generators.
The awards program was developed through a partnership among the State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management, the Department of Environmental Protection and Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to address electricity reliability and air quality concerns in Connecticut.
Financial services firm Edward Jones, which has an office in New Milford, has been named the Advisory Solutions Firm of the Year by the Money Management Institute as the firm that most exemplified overall excellence and contributed to the long-term success and sustainability of the wealth management industry.
The award was presented at the institute's annual Gateway to Leadership awards dinner held recently in Chicago.
For more information, call the local Edward Jones at 860-354-4017.
Kripalu yoga teacher Doug Greene is offering Kripaul yoga classes Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. at town hall in Washington.
The all level and beginner class will feature centering, breathing techniques, exercises and a guided relaxation segment.
The drop-in fee is $15. The fee schedule may be viewed at www.lcurve.com/classes.html
For more information, visit www.douggreeneyoga.com or call 860-868-3410 or email doug@Lcurve.com.
The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends, Inc. recently announced Peter Klemm has been selected among the nation's top 1,000 realtors based on his annual sales volume, as published in the REAL Trends/Wall Street Journal 2012 Survey.
For 15 years, Mr. Klemm, vice president of Klemm Real Estate, which offices in the Greater New Milford area and Litchfield Hills, has been the number one agent selling luxury properties in Litchfield County and neighboring counties in New York state.
His parents, Carolyn and David Klemm, founded Klemm Real Estate 33 years ago and have received numerous awards for achievements in both sales and marketing.
For more information, call 860-868-7313, ext. 24.
Union Savings Bank, which has offices in Greater New Milford, has promoted David Zavarelli, CFP, to vice president, financial advisor, sales manager.
Mr. Zavarelli, a Raymond James financial advisor, works with clients to help define and pursue financial goals, as well as oversees brokerage service operations and business compliance.
The bank also has promoted Frederick "Rick" F. Judd III to executive vice president, wealth management.
Mr. Judd, who was senior vice president of trust and wealth management for The First National Bank of Litchfield since 2006, joined Union Savings Bank when the two banks merged in 2010.
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