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EMPLOYMENT

David W. Glidden will serve as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Bank, succeeding Chandler J. Howard who led the Bank since 2007. Howard announced his plan for retirement in May of 2018, and upon retirement will become a member of Liberty Bank’s Board of Directors. Glidden brings over 30 years of industry leadership experience to Liberty Bank. Most recently he served as Regional President for the Northern New England and Upstate New York Region for TD Bank. For more information, visit www.liberty-bank.com.

Robert J. Patten, a Financial Advisor and Senior Portfolio Manager in Morgan Stanley's Wealth Management office in Mystic, as been promoted to Senior Vice President. He was also named to the firm’s Century Club, a group composed of the firm’s top Financial Advisors. Patten, of Ledyad, has been with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management since 1985. For more information, visit www.morganstanley.com.

WORKSHOPS

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a workshop about “Systemization to Calm the Chaos” on Tuesday, March 19, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Chamber’s office, 914 Hartford Turnpike, second floor, Waterford. Workshop presenter is Lesley Ingves of Clear Pathway, LLC. Admission is $5 for Chamber members, $15 for non-members. RSVP is requested at www.ChamberECT.com/events or (860) 701-9113.

SCORE will host workshops on:

"Advanced Selling 'Secrets'" — Part 2 of a 3-Part Series on Finding Relevant Prospects to Develop Business with the Right Customers, Monday, March 11, 5:30-7 p.m., Acton Public Library, 60 Old Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook. Presenter is Jim Jackson of the Connecticut Small Business Development Center.

"Protect Your Data While Boosting Internet Sales," Tuesday, March 12, 5:30-7 p.m., The Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library St., Mystic.

"Getting Your Non-Profit Organization Organized," Wednesday, March 20, 5:30-7 p.m., East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, Niantic. Presenter is Tom Gezo.

"Search Engine Marketing," Thursday, March 21, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Acton Public Library, 60 Old Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook. Presenter is Maria Miranda.

"Cost, Price and Profit," Monday, March 25, 5:30-7 p.m., Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton. Sponsored by Liberty Bank. Presenter is Eric Munro.

For more information about these programs, contact Anne Driscoll at anne.driscoll@scorevolunteer.org.

NETWORKING

The Young Professionals of Eastern CT will hold an Open House YPsocial at SuperCharged, Powered by Mohegan Sun on Tuesday, March 19, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 1 Sachatello Industrial Drive in Oakdale. Free admission includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Learn more and register at www.YPECT.com or call the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT at (860) 701-9113. YPECT is a program of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT. Its sponsors include Charter Oak Federal Credit Union and Homestead Funding/Keith Turner.

Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce's monthly networking meeting Business After Hours will take place at The Irons at the Hilton Mystic, 20 Cogan Blvd., Mystic, on Tuesday, March 12, at 5:30 pm. $10 for members, $20 for guests includes food, beverages and prizes. For more information or to sign up visit www.mysticchamber.org or call 860-572-9578.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a Member Meet-Up on Wednesday, March 13, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Fairfield Inn & Suites, 255 Norwich New London Turnpike, Uncasville. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free, but an RSVP is requested no later than March 8. Due to limited space, a maximum of two representatives per company are requested to join. Find more details at www.ChamberECT.com/events or call (860) 701-9113.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT's Community Concierge program will host a Community Connections event at Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams St., New London, on Thursday, March 14, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. A group scavenger hunt will be held. There is no admission cost, but advance registration is required. Learn more and RSVP at www.CommunityECT.com or call the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT at (860) 701-9113. Community Concierge is a project of the Thames River Innovation Place, supported by CTNext.

Three Rivers Community College will host Vets Connect, its annual veterans resource fair, a one-stop resource for jobs, education, health services, networking and more. This year the fair will include 40 organizations and 20 yellow-ribbon colleges. Vets Connect will be held on Wednesday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Three Rivers Community College’s Multi-Purpose Room. This free event is open to all veterans, their families and to the public. For more information contact Sharon Lincoln at 860-215-9264 or slincoln@threerivers.edu. Check www.threerivers.edu/veteransfair for an updated list of participants.

EVENTS

Mystic Fit & Fab Wellness Expo will be held on March 30 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hilton Mystic. Register your business at www.mysticchamber.org. Free admission to the public with free classes offered throughout.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a Business Luncheon with U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Friday, March 22, noon to 1:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn – Norwich, 10 Laura Boulevard, sponsored by Norwich Public Utilities, We Work for Health CT, and Community Concierge. Early bird ddmission is $20 for Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT members, $25 for non-members, for registrations made on or before March 20. Add $5 for registrations made on or after March 21. Learn more and RSVP at www.ChamberECT.com/events or call (860) 701-9113.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Wildflower Salon on Friday, March 22, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 21 Fort Hill Road, Groton. Admission is free and open to the public. Learn more at www.ChamberECT.com/events or call (860) 701-9113. 

HONORS

Jonathan Duncklee, President of Duncklee Cooling & Heating Inc., has received the Top Performer award from Connecticut Green Bank. Duncklee and the the Green Bank have teamed up with Core Plus Credit Union to offer consumers energy-efficent heating and cooling systems. Founded in 2011, Connecticut Green Bank has deployed over a billion dollars in capitol for clean energy projects across Connecticut. Duncklee Cooling & Heating has been servicing the eastern Connecticut and western Rhode Island area since 1973. For more information, visit www.dunckleeinc.com.

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