The Beazley Co. honored its top salespeople of 2004 at its recent annual awards presentation in Wallingford.

The Beazley Co. recently named its top salespeople of the year for 2004. Estelle Stevenson of the Shelton office received the President’s Eagle Award for Residential Salesperson of the Year; Shirley Birkmeyer of the Madison office earned the Founder’s Crystal Award for the fourth time; Lou Buonfiglio of the Regional Center in Orange was named Outstanding Commercial Salesperson of the Year for the second year in a row; and Ray Romero of the Windsor office received the company’s New Salesperson of the Year Award. Art Tatta of the Middletown office earned the company’s Customer Service Award and Bill Belcher of the Clinton office earned the Manager’s Leadership Award for Customer Service for the Clinton office achieving the highest level of customer satisfaction throughout the company.

Stevenson joined Beazley in 1981. She specializes in residential sales throughout the Naugatuck Valley, Greater Waterbury and Greater Southbury areas. Birkmeyer also specializes in residential sales throughout the Shoreline area. She joined Beazley in 1979 and resides in Killingworth. Buonfiglio specializes in commercial sales and leasing and corporate-owned properties. He joined Beazley in 1983 and lives in West Haven. Romero came to Beazley in 2003. He joined his mother, Maria Romero, in the real estate business, who has worked in Beazley’s Windsor office since 1997. He resides in Windsor and specializes in residential sales.

Tatta joined Beazley in 1992 and lives in Middletown. Belcher lives in Clinton and became manager of Beazley’s Clinton office in 2002. All have earned the Beazley Customer Service Certification.

The employees were honored at Beazley’s annual awards presentation, recently held at the Oakdale Theater in Wallingford. Nearly 400 people were in attendance with over 300 agents receiving sales achievement awards based on their 2004 sales standings.

CBC Donates to Homeless

Coldwell Banker Cares, the charitable arm of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Connecticut/Westchester, N.Y., recently donated $80,000 to three homeless shelters in Connecticut.

The organizations – My Sister’s Place in Hartford, Life Haven in New Haven, and Bethsaida Community in Norwich – provide a range of services to homeless women and children, including transitional housing, food, clothing, life-skill counseling and job training.

Coldwell Banker Cares has provided financial and in-kind support for My Sister’s Place, Life Haven, and Bethsaida Community every year since 2000. Donations from Coldwell Banker sales associates, employees and the company, as well as Coldwell Banker Cares fund-raising activities, have resulted in total contributions to the three shelters of over $200,000.