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EMPLOYMENT

After a move to England, Carolyn Trotta has returned to Lyman Real Estate. Trotta picks up again as a Broker & Associate, focusing on northeastern Connecticut, where she lives.  

WORKSHOPS

The Women’s Business Development Council upcoming workshops:

“Elevate Your Pitch,” two-part series will be held Tuesdays, April 16 and May 7, Groton Public Library. Judith Clinton of Renaissance Toastmasters of Westerly is presenting.

A “Small Business Workshop in Spanish,” April 24, 10 a.m.-noon, Otis Library in Norwich. Moraima Gutierrez of SBA is presenting.

Workshops are free. Register at www.ctwbdc.org or contact Susan Hackett at shackett@ctwbdc.org

SCORE will host a series of workshops on starting a business. They will held at Acton Public Library, 60 Old Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook. Sponsored by Northstar Wealth Partners, Old Saybrook office. Presenters are Anne Driscoll, Eric Munro and Arlene Saffron. The dates are Thursday, Apri 18 and 25 and May 2. They will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Anne Driscoll at anne.driscoll@scorevolunteer.org.

SCORE also will host:

“Measuring the Impact of Digital Marketing,” Wednesday, May 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m., East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, Niantic. Sponsored by Brown & Brown Insurance. Presented by Maria Miranda.

“Strategic Planning for Non-Profit Success,” Thursday, May 9, noon–1:30 p.m., The Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St. Presenter is Tom Gezo.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a workshop on "The Essentials of Writing a Press Release" on Wednesday, April 17, noon to 1 p.m. at the Chamber's office, 914 Hartford Turnpike, second floor, Waterford. Workshop presenter is Brian Scott-Smith. Admission is $5 for Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT members, $15 for non-members. Learn more and register at www.ChamberECT.com/events or call (860) 701-9113.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a workshop on ConnectiCare Medicare Plan Information on Thursday, April 18, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Chamber's office, 914 Hartford Turnpike, second floor, Waterford. Presenter is Mark Lee of Mark Lee and Associates. Admission is free and open to the public. Learn more and register at www.ChamberECT.com/events or call (860) 701-9113.

NETWORKING

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT's next Business After Hours networking event will take place Tuesday, April 23, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Stony Creek Brewery at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Admission is $15 for Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT members, $25 for non-members, for reservations made before or on April 21. After April 21, prices increase by $5. All admission includes entry to the evening's door prize drawing. Learn more and register at www.ChamberECT.com/events or call (860) 701-9113.

The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce presents a Groton Business Networking Meeting on Thursday, April 18 at 8 a.m. Thames Valley Communications, 295 Meridian St., Groton, will co-host with Jet Pay Payroll and POS Solutions. Free event, open to the public. For more info visit www.mysticchamber.org or call 860-572-9578.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a luncheon about the "State of the Submarine Base" on Wednesday, April 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa, 625 North Road, Groton. Capt. Paul Whitescarver, 51st Commanding Officer of Naval Submarine Base, will deliver a presentation. Admission $25 for Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT members, $30 for non-members. . All admission includes lunch provided by Mystic Marriott. To learn more and RSVP, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call (860) 701-9113. Sponsors are Robinson+Cole and AT&T.

Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce's next Networking Before Hours will be held at Leaf Shave, 40 Taugwonk Spur #30, Stonington, from 8-9:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 2. This free event includes light refreshments. RSVP at www.mysticchamber.org/event-calendar or call 860-572-9578.

The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce will be holding standing Q & As for Mystic Chamber members at the Chamber office, 62 Greenmanville Road, Mystic, 10-11 a.m. the second Monday of each month to discuss membership, marketing, and events with our Mystic Chamber staff.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT's Education Council will host the 5th Annual Eastern CT Career Fair for local high school students on Friday, April 26, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich. To participate as an exhibitor, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call (860) 701-9113. Partner sponsorship opportunities are available.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT's Community Concierge program will host "Let's Go Local: Night Out in New London" on Saturday, April 27, 6-9 p.m. with a four-course dinner at RD86, followed by a performance of "Titans" from the Eastern CT Symphony Orchestra at the Garde Arts Center. Tickets (all inclusive) are $40 per person. Tickets to the symphony concert only (without dinner) are $10. Learn more and register at www.CommunityECT.com or call (860) 701-9113. Community Concierge is a project of the Thames River Innovation Place, supported by CTNext.

EVENTS

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a Business Luncheon with Gov. Ned Lamont on Thursday, April 25, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Port 'n Starboard at Ocean Beach Park in New London, sponsored by the Waterford Hotel Group. Admission is $20 for Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT members and $25 for non-members for reservations made on or before April 23. After April 23, prices increase by $5. All admission includes lunch provided by Port 'n Starboard. Visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call (860) 701-9113 for reservations and sponsorship/promotional opportunities.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT has tickets on sale for its Citizen of the Year event honoring Rodney Butler, Chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council and interim CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino. The event will take place Friday, May 17, at Foxwoods from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Admission is $85 per person. To register, visit www.ChamberECT.com/coy or call (860) 701-9113.

GRAND OPENING

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Hive Skate Shop/Skate Park on Friday, April 26, 3-9 p.m. at 139 Shaw Street, New London. Hive will host mini contests in the skate park throughout the event, and local business partners will provide food and refreshments. Live music and a raffle will be offered. The official ribbon cutting will take place at 5 p.m. Admission is free and open to all with no RSVP required. Learn more at www.ChamberECT.com/events or call (860) 701-9113.

GIVING

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT supported the Save-A-Suit Collection at its April 3 Business After Hours/YPsocial networking event, held at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association in New London. Guests at the event supplied over 100 new or gently used articles of clothing to benefit local veterans in need of business-friendly attire. Save-A-Suit is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides former military and college graduates with professional clothing.

The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation has announced grants totaling $8,000 in support of area health services. Included in the awards was the second of five annual $5,000 pledge payments to United Community and Family Services for the Griswold Health Center. The Foundation also awarded $1,500 to United Services in Danielson, $1,000 to Day Kimball Hospital’s annual appeal, and $500 to the annual appeal by the Center for Hospice Care in Norwich.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT Foundation has announced that scholarship applications are open to local senior-year high school students interested in pursuing higher education or vocational opportunities. The deadline for applications is April 30. Applications are available from www.ChamberECT.com/foundation. Scholarship funding comes from Foundation initiatives throughout the year, including its annual Bowl-a-Thon, held at Foxwoods Resort Casino, and annual Holiday Gala, hosted at Mohegan Sun.

HONORS

Westerly Financial Advisor Malcolm A Makin, CFP, has once again been ranked the number one financial advisor in the State of Rhode Island by Barron’s magazine. In 2018, Makin was listed on the “Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors” list published by Barron’s and also on the “Top Wealth Advisors” list published by Forbes magazine. Last year, and again in 2019, both Barron’s and Forbes ranked him first in Rhode Island.

Makin founded the wealth management firm Professional Planning Group in 1975 in Westerly. Makin earned his CFP designation in 1981. Makin and his firm have been affiliated with Raymond James Financial Services since 1989.

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