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EMPLOYMENT

Mohegan Sun has hired John Washko as Vice President of Exhibitions & Conventions Sales. Washko has held previous executive level roles with Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas, and The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. Washko will be involved with the sales and direction of the Mohegan Sun Expo Center, which is being built near the Earth Tower at Mohegan Sun.

For more information, call 1-888-226-7711 or visit www.mohegansun.com.

Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has named Holly M. DePerry as its new Business Lender. DePerry has over a decade's experience in business lending and commercial credit analysis, as well as experience as a secondary market specialist with the capital and mortgage markets and as a senior mortgage underwriter.

DePerry is a resident of Westerly and attended Central Connecticut State University with a concentration in Business Administration. For more information about Charter Oak’s Business Banking products and services, contact DePerry via email at hdeperry@cofcu.com or by calling 860-446-3313. 

EVENT

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT is seeking exhibitors for the Total Life Expo, taking place at Mohegan Sun's Convention Center on Saturday, Oct. 21. The Total Life Expo is produced by the Chamber and the Mohegan Tribal Health Department. Vendors with locally grown food products or handmade crafts can participate in a "Connecticut Made" artisan market at the Expo; businesses and non-profits with health-related services are invited to participate on the Expo floor as exhibitors. Learn more and secure booth space online at www.TotalLifeExpo.com or call the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT at (860) 701-9113.

WORKSHOPS

The Southeastern Connecticut chapter of SCORE will host a free workshop on "How to Access Services and Funding for Your Business in CT” on Thursday, Aug. 24th, 9:30-11 a.m. at Old Saybrook Town Hall, 302 Main St. In this interactive workshop with experts Elizabeth Wallace, Director of Business Services at the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, and Ann Chambers, Director of Loan Programs at the Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region, you will learn how to connect to the abundance of programs and services Connecticut offers.

For more information email ScoreChapter@gmail.com or call 860-388-9508.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a workshop on “Marketing on a Budget” Wednesday, Aug. 9, noon-1 p.m. at the Chamber’s office, 914 Hartford Turnpike, 2nd floor, Waterford. Marketing experts from Miranda Creative, Inc. will show attendees how to give their wallets a break by exploring social media marketing, utilizing a website to share content, public relations, and other affordable forms of marketing. All attendees will be entered into a drawing to win a one-night stay in New York with round-trip rail service from New London, sponsored by Marc Bokoff Cruise Planners and Miranda Creative, Inc. Admission is free for Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT member businesses, $10 for non-members. Advance registration is requested as space is limited. Sign up online at www.ChamberECT.com/events or call (860) 701-9113. Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch.

GRAND OPENING  

Mint Leaf, an Indian restaurant, opened at 770 Long Hill Road, Groton, on July 27. A lunch buffet is served beginning at 11:30 a.m. and the regular menu is available until 10 p.m. Executive Chef Pemba Bal combines Indian fare with traditional Southern and Northern dishes. Mint Leaf also serves beer and wine. The restaurant is owned by CJ Patel.

A soft opening and ribbon cutting was held recently by Groton Business Association and Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce. For more information visit www.mintleafct.com or call 860-326-5596.

Moe’s Southwest Grill has opened at 624 West Main St., Suite 200, Norwich. The Norwich Moe’s is owned by Matt Rusconi and David Vorchheimer, who own and operate 12 additional locations in Connecticut and Rhode Island. The owners plan to continue expanding Moe’s presence in the coming years, including a restaurant coming soon to Dayville. 

Moe’s in Norwich is open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call 860-934-5985 or visit www.moes.com.

SPONSORS

The 60th Annual Mystic Outdoor Art Festival, which will be held Aug. 12, is being sponsored this year by Masonicare at Mystic, The Whaler's Inn, Mystic River Yacht Club, Mystic Aquarium, The Day, Gold Peak Tea, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Silver Oak Mystic, Mystic Indoor Sports, MBAR, 98.7 WNLC, Wich-1310 AM, 97.7 WCTY, Energize Connecticut, Nutmeg Building & Remodeling, LLC, M J Sauchuk, A Thyme to Cook, Oyster Club CT, Engine Room, Renewal by Andersen of Southern Connecticut and Rick Arling Construction.

HONORS

The Inn at Harbor Hill Marina, in Niantic, has earned TripAdvisor’s 5 star Certificate of Excellence star for a seventh straight year. The Inn had previously earned a 2015 TripAdvisor’s “Hall of Fame” award for having an Excellent/5-star rating for 5 years in a row. Dave and Sue Labrie are the innkeepers. For more information, visit www.innharborhill.com or call (860) 739-0331.

GIVING

Chelsea Groton Bank recently presented scholarships to a select group of graduating seniors who represent 16 area high schools. Each of the individuals who applied for the scholarships excelled in academia, leadership and extracurricular activities during their high school years, and plans to pursue college degrees. 

The recipients of $500 scholarships were: Sarah Billis of The Williams School; Donovan Davino of Wheeler High School; Teagan Driscoll of Stonington High School; Hailey Gordon of Marine Science Magnet High School; Amanda Lumpkins of Norwich Free Academy; Jordan Mailly of Glastonbury High School; Samantha Martinez of New London High School; Jeremiah Pedraza of Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Technical High School; Katie Pescatello of Norwich Technical High School; Zoe Pierce-Olhson of Ledyard High School; Daniel Rubio-Ejchel of East Lyme High School; Natalie Schafer of Fitch Senior High School; Chloe Sherman–Watson of Science & Technology Magnet High School; Nikolas Strickland of Montville High School; Mya Verraheault of Griswold High School; and Shana Wilson of Westerly High School.

For more information, visit www.chelseagroton.com

Burger King customers can help fight cancer by contributing $1 or more to the Jimmy Fund through the “A Chance for Kids & Families” fundraiser at participating Burger King restaurants through Sept. 3. The local restaurants participating include: 429 Colman St., New London; 101 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket, and 557 Long Hill Road, Groton.

With each contribution of $1 or more, Burger King customers will receive a guaranteed-win card as a thank you from the Jimmy Fund. Customers can also enter the unique code found on each promotion card at www.jimmyfund.org/acfkf for a chance to win additional prizes from the Jimmy Fund. Complete promotion details can be found at participating locations.

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