Business News in Brief, week of January 23, 2022

NORTH HAVEN – Carl G. Russell, CCIM, SIOR of Pearce Real Estate, has received the 2021 Land Sale of the Year Award from the Certified Commercial Investment Member, Affiliate of the National Association of Realtors, the company announced in a statement.

The award was presented at the CCIM DealMaker Awards Dinner Jan. 13 at the Stony Creek Brewery in Branford by CCIM CT Chapter President Eric Amodio, he said. Russell won the prize for the July sale of a 13.26-acre parcel at 185 Plains Road in Milford, the statement said, representing both seller and buyer.

“I was very happy to be part of this transaction as it posed several challenges with zoning limitations, restrictions the seller had on the deed and many years I had the listing,” Russell said in the press release.

In addition to CCIM, Russell is a Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, was an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Real Estate at New York University, and past President of the Greater New Haven Association of Realtors. He can be reached at 203-783-9999, ext. 102 or [email protected]

Guimaraes joins the Gaylord HR team

WALLINGFORD — Karla Guimaraes of Danbury has joined Gaylord Specialty Healthcare as a human resources systems administrator, according to a statement.

Guimaraes was previously a human resources generalist at PepsiCo, Gaylord said in the statement.

“I am delighted to welcome Karla to the Gaylord HR team,” Wally Harper, vice president of human resources, said in the statement. “Systems administration and management is a critical part of our success as an HR organization and I look forward to working with Karla to ensure ours remains best in class.”

SCORE offers free webinars

SCORE Southeastern CT offers the following free business webinars via Zoom. Pre-registration is required.

— February 10: “Small Business Lending: Issues and Options,” 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. A panel of small business lenders, including Richard Balestracci of Chelsea Groton Bank; Tanisha Baptiste of the Small Business Administration; Ann Chambers of the Southeast Connecticut Business Region; and Jamie Welch of the Community Investment Corporation will discuss the basics of borrowing money and participate in a Q&A session. To register, visit and information will be provided on how to join the webinar.

— February 16: “How to Start and Run a Successful Nonprofit,” 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Bob Potter, SCORE Advisor, will talk about what defines a nonprofit, how to recruit volunteers, and raising funds, managing the board and staff, securing sponsorships. and more. To register, visit and information will be provided on how to join the webinar.

For more information, email Anne Driscoll at [email protected]

Pearce names top producers for 2021

NORTH HAVEN – Pearce Real Estate has announced the company’s top growers for 2021.

In a statement, President and CEO Barbara L. Pearce said, “2021 has been a challenging time, however, our agents continue to perform well beyond any average real estate agent.

“It gives me great pleasure to honor and congratulate these top producers for their continued dedication and commitment to providing exceptional service to all of their customers,” Pearce said.

Eileen Smith of the Wallingford/North Haven office was the firm’s top individual agent. The company’s top team was Edgehill Realtors of the New Haven office, whose members include Ray Baldelli, Wojtek Borowski, Judith Normandin, Liisa Lindholm, Fran DeToro, Cecilia Jaoude, Lori Desormeau, Rob Davis, Elizabeth Miedzinski and Michele Benson, according to the press release. .

According to the release, the other individual agents named top producers for 2021 were Guilford office Amanda Popplewell; Jamie Cuzzocreo, North Haven Trade Office; Linda Teixeira-Ohr, Wallingford/North Haven office; Carl Russell, Milford Trade Office; David Mayhew, Guilford office; Vin Masotta, Wallingford/North Haven office; Dave Melillo, North Haven Trade Office; Gerri Sutfin, New Haven office; Linda Amplo, Guilford office.

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