Business Briefs


The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a New Member Meet and Greet Breakfast at its office at 914 Hartford Turnpike, 2nd floor, Waterford, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9. A laptop or tablet with Wi-Fi connection is recommended for this event. A light breakfast and coffee will be provided. Admission is free but an RSVP is required: email Jane Davis, Membership Investment Manager, at or call (860) 701-9113.

The Young Professionals of Eastern CT will host a networking event on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Filomena's Restaurant, 262 Boston Post Road, Waterford. Admission is free for YPECT members, $10 for non-members. Learn more and register at or call the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT at (860) 701-9113. YPECT is administered as a division of the Chamber. Its Gold Sponsors include Atlantic Broadband and McCue Mortgage/Keith Turner.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host its Business After Hours networking event on Jan. 24 at Hoffman Audi, 490 Broad St., New London, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15 for Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT members, $25 for non-members. Register in advance to avoid an additional $5 walk-in fee at or call (860) 701-9113.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a Business Luncheon with U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney on Monday, Jan. 22, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Groton Inn & Suites, 99 Gold Star Highway. Admission is $20 for Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT members, $25 for non-members. Register in advance to avoid an additional $5 walk-in fee at or call (860) 701-9113. Atlantic Broadband is the sponsor.


SCORE will hold workshops on:

“Social Media Basics for Small Business” Tuesday, Jan. 9, 6-7:30 p.m. at Old Saybrook Town Hall, 302 Main St. For more information, contact Anne Driscoll at

“How to Finance Your Small Business,” Thursday, Jan. 11, 10–11:30 a.m., East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, Niantic. Presenter is Tanisha Baptiste of the Small Business Administration. Contact Anne Driscoll at


The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce will holds it 2018 Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet on Jan. 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Three Rivers Community College, 574 New London Turnpike, Norwich. There is no cost for members and $20 for non-members. Angelo Yeitz of the Norwich Public Works Department and the American Group will receive Community Awards. The sponsors at Norwich Public Utilities and the American Group. For more information, call (860) 887-1647 or visit


Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods recently donated $8,464.53 to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital to benefit The Smilow Cancer Hospital. The funds were raised throughout October as part of the 24th annual Tanger PINK Campaign Since 1994, Tanger has contributed more than $17 million to breast cancer research through the PINK Campaign, 5K races, on-site events and other breast cancer-related fundraising initiatives across the U.S. For more information, visit

The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation has awarded a total of $11,500 to seven area food pantries. Announcement of the grants was made today by Kevin Merchant, president and CEO of Jewett City Savings Bank.

Awards in the amount of $2,500 each were made to Preston City Congregational Church Food Pantry in Preston and St. Mary Food Pantry in Jewett City for food to stock pantry shelves and provide staples for holiday meals. An additional $2,500 grant went to Project PIN Food Pantry in Moosup to help fund the purchase of a used van that will be used to pick up fresh meat and produce donated by local markets.

The sum of $2,000 was awarded to Friends of Assisi Food Pantry in Danielson to continue its diaper program and farmer’s market voucher program, to purchase food for pantry shelves, and to provide baby wipes. A grant of $1,000 to Gemma E. Moran United Way Labor Food Center in Gales Ferry will support the center and its monthly Mobile Food Pantry visits to the St. Mary Food Pantry.


Charter Oak Federal Credit Union awarded over $532,000 in annual $100 cash bonuses to its Gold Rewards members this December, which is the highest payout in the history of the member-rewards program. Since the start of Gold Rewards in 2010, Charter Oak has paid over $3 million. For more information, visit  

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