Business briefs, Jan. 12

Diana Buscetto has been named vice president of commercial lines and business development at SAVA Insurance Group in Waterford. She started her career at SAVA in 1998 and worked her way to commercial lines manager in 2010.

SAVA Insurance has been in business since 1980 and under the current ownership since 1998.

Buscetto can be reached by calling (860) 437-7282 or through the website at www.savainsurance.com.

Jeff Larrow, CFP, ChFC, agency owner at Larrow Insurance and Financial Strategies, an exclusive agency of Horace Mann, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to use the Certified Financial Planner certification marks in accordance with the CFP Board certification and renewal requirements.

Larrow has represented Horace Mann since 2008 and provides auto, home, and life insurance in addition to a variety of investment products. He has partnered with many school districts in eastern Connecticut and focuses primarily on educators. His office is at 24 Putnam Pike, Suite 2, in Dayville.

The Mystic Physical Therapy practice in Groton has changed ownership and has a new name. Ron Agostini, PT, who has been the therapist at the business for more than 15 years, has taken over ownership of the practice. The new name will be Physical Therapy of Mystic. The location will be the same, and Agostini will continue to be the therapist of what is now his own business.

Agostini received his BS degree in physical therapy from Quinnipiac University in 1987, and has more than 25 years of clinical experience. He is an instructor for Cranial Fluid Dynamics and Being Human workshops.

Physical Therapy of Mystic is at 481 Gold Star Highway, Suite 201, in Groton. For more information, call (860) 326-5769.

The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce has relocated its executive offices to 12 Roosevelt Ave.

The Welcome Center at the Mystic Depot will continue to be managed by the chamber and will remain open with limited hours mid-week and regular business hours on weekends through February. Beginning in March, the Welcome Center will return to regular business hours through the summer to help assist visitors with tourist information.

The Greater Area Norwich Chamber of Commerce and Norwich Utilities will host a Biz B4 Breakfast Workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 7:30-9 a.m. at New London County Mutual Insurance Co., 101 High St.

Learn about NPU's Energy Services Programs, including commercial and industrial efficiency, and the new C-PACE (clean energy financing) for commercial and industrial customers as well as Home Energy Savings, Energize Norwich and the Smart E Loan for Norwich residents.

Mark D. Alliod, CPA, has been elected vice chairman of both the SI Financial Group, Inc. and the bank's Board of Directors. He has served as a director of both entities since 2005. He is a local CPA and principal at Mark D. Alliod & Associates, P.C. in South Windsor and a member of the AICPA and CT CPA. Savings Institute Bank & Trust Company which is headquartered in Willimantic, has 26 branches in Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut.

Pete Warner has joined the sales team of the Weichert, Realtors-Suburban Properties' Mystic office. A resident of the area for nine years, he will assist homebuyers and sellers throughout Connecticut, focusing on New Haven County. He lives in Guilford. With a bachelor's degree in social sciences, he has a 30-year background in pharmaceutical sales. He can be reached at (860) 245-3605.

The Greater Area Norwich Chamber of Commerce will hold the 2014 Annual Meeting & 10 Year GNACC Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Hartford Healthcare East, System Support Office, 11 Stott Ave.

Pre-regisration is required. For more information go to www.norwichchamber.com.

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