Business in Brief - 05.06.2011

Debra A. Bremer of Ledyard was among three University of New Haven alumni honored last month at the UNH Alumni Association's 29th Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball.

Bremer, a 1990 graduate of the university, is vice president of Worldwide Research & Development Business Technology at Pfizer Inc. in Groton.

The ball raised $500,000 for student scholarships.

Helena Nulick of Pawcatuck has been promoted to branch manager of The Washington Trust Co.' main branch in Westerly.

In her new role, Nulick will oversee the daily operations of the branch.

Nulick joined the bank in 1999 as a head teller of the Franklin Street branch, then held the same post in the Richmond branch before earning a promotion to branch operations officer in 2005. Nulick was promoted once again in 2009 to sales and service manager of the main office branch.

Nulick is a member of the Downtown Business Association of Westerly and is actively involved with Saint Michael the Archangel Church.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut has seats remaining for its annual Student Leaders Breakfast, to be held at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Courtyard by Marriott in Norwich.

The breakfast program will include student leaders from Griswold High School, Norwich Technical High School, Montville High School, Bacon Academy, Plainfield High School and Lyman Memorial High School. Others will hail from Academy of the Holy Family, Norwich Free Academy, Norwich Technical High School, St. Bernard High School and Thames River Academy.

Tickets are $17 for chamber members, $25 for others. For additional information, or to register, call 860-701-9113, or visit

The Washington Trust Co. will host a reverse mortgage seminar at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at its 23 Broad St. office in Westerly.

The seminars will explore all aspects of reverse mortgages, which allow senior homeowners the ability to tap into the built up equity in their homes. The seminars will be presented by Holly Knott, Washington Trust reverse mortgage specialist, and are free and open to the public.

Reservations can be made by calling 800-475-2265, ext. 1193.

The Eastern Connecticut Regional Tourism District/Mystic Country is seeking a photographer for a long-term tourism project covering about two dozen towns in the northeastern part of the state.

Interested photographers should email to learn more about the project. Deadline for submissions has been extended to May 17.

Ric Frederick of Citizens Mortgage Group will speak at 7 a.m. Thursday at the Mystic Arts Center about current home financing options as part of the weekly Mystic BNI Chapter meeting.

Guests are welcome. For more information, go to

Tracy Tremblay is joining the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut as its programs and events manager.

Tremblay has a background that includes marketing, promotion and event planning. Most recently, she served as marketing and events manager for New London Main Street.

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