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The law firm of Tobin, Carberry, O'Malley, Riley & Selinger, P.C. (TCORS) of New London has named Kristin Wainright of East Lyme as the firm’s managing partner. A Norwich native, she joined the firm in 2010. Wainright succeeds Attorney Glenn Carberry, who managed the firm’s business for more than 30 years. She was recognized as a Connecticut Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” under the primary practice areas of real estate, business/corporate, and banking. She is a graduate of the Norwich Free Academy, Georgetown University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Prior to joining TCORS, she was an associate with the international law firm of Dechert LLP. 

WORKSHOPS

Starting this month, Chelsea Groton Bank kicks off their third free small business series for aspiring and established entrepreneurs. The series, “Cultivating Great Business,” is offered through the Bank’s financial education program, Chelsea University. The instructor-led curriculum was developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Classes meet on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. at Foundry 66 in Norwich from Feb. 25 to April 14. To learn more and to register, visit www.ChelseaGroton.com/ChelseaUniversity or email Miria Gray at mgray@chelseagroton.com.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a Business Breakfast on Thursday, Feb. 20, 7:45-9:30 a.m. featuring an Economic Update with Glendowlyn Thames, state Department of Economic and Community Development, and Peter Denious, AdvanceCT (formerly CERC) at the Groton Inn & Suites, 99 Gold Star Highway, Groton. The cost is $25 for members, $35 for nonmember before Feb. 18, an additional $5 after. For more information and to register, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

SCORE will host:

"Creating a Web Presence," Monday, Feb. 24, 10-11:30 a.m., Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road. Instructor Anne Driscoll. Sponsored by R.B. Kent & Son Inc.

“Is Being a Virtual Assistant for You?”, Tuesday, March 10, 5:30–7 p.m., The Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library St., Mystic. Belinda Wasser is instructor.

For more information contact Anne Driscoll at anne.driscoll@scorevolunteer.org.

The Women's Business Development Council will host:

"Business Counseling," Beth Scarborough, Coach, Wednesday, Feb. 19th, by appointment from 10: a.m.-1:30 p.m., WBDC, 300 State St., Ste. 419, New London.

“Marketing Counseling,” Anne DiFrancesco, Coach, Tuesday, March 10 by appointment from 11:00am-4pm, WBDC, 300 State St., Ste. 419, New London.

“Business Counseling,” Sherry Konwerski, Coach, Thursday, March 12 by appointment from 9:00am-4:00pm, WBDC, 300 State St., Ste. 419, New London.

“Stand Out from the Crowd: Personal Branding,” Carol Cheswick, Instructor, Tuesday, March 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., WBDC, 300 State St., Ste. 419, New London.

Programs are free. Register at www.ctwbdc.org or contact Susan Hackett at (860) 574-9246 for an appointment.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT and the Westerly Sun will present a workshop "10 Reasons to Use Google Analytics" on Tuesday, Feb. 25, noon-1 p.m., at the Chamber offices, 914 Hartford Tpke., Waterford. Cost is $5 for Chamber members, $15 for nonmembers. To register, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

NETWORKING

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT’s Community Concierge program will offer a Night out in Norwich on Feb. 21, beginning with dinner at Café Otis followed by the show “Daisies on Harlem’s Doorstep” at the Norwich Arts Center. Cost is $45 per person. For information on this Let’s Go Local event or to register, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT invite you to an informative breakfast update from Stonington and North Stonington officials on Feb. 26, 2020 at 7:45 am at the Hilton Mystic. Danielle Chesebrough, First Selectwoman of Stonington, and Mike Urgo, First Selectman of North Stonington, will present updates. For more information or to purchase your tickets visit www.mysticchamber.org or call (860) 572-9578. Ticket prices are $20 for GMCC members or $25 for non-members.

GRAND OPENING

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will celebrate the grand opening of Farmers Insurance-Michael Whalen Agency with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 4-6 p.m. at 339 Flanders Road, Suite 101, East Lyme. For more information, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

HONORS

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT is seeking nominations for its Regional Chamber Awards, the ECTys. Recognizing outstanding organizations and individuals, the ECTys are given to Small Business of the Year, Business of the Year, Community Revitalization Leader, New Business Award, Nonprofit of the Year and several other categories. Awards will be presented at the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT Annual Meeting to be held March 31 at Foxwoods Resort Casino. For award criteria and additional information, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

Charter Oak Federal Credit Union is the Number 1 residential mortgage lender in eastern Connecticut for the 10th straight year, originating over 800 mortgages in New London and Windham counties combined during 2019 with a total value exceeding $101 million. Since 2010, when Charter Oak first became the top residential lender in eastern Connecticut, the credit union has originated nearly 10,000 mortgages in both counties combined with a total value of more than $1.25 billion, based on annual data compiled by The Warren Group’s Residential Mortgage Marketshare Report. For more information, visit www.CharterOak.org, or call 860-446-3047.

CONTRACT

Gourmet Galley Catering has been awarded a 3-year state contract with Eolia – the Mansion at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford and Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme. Gourmet Galley Catering is a full-service catering company. For more information, visit www.gourmet-galley.com.

MEMBERSHIP

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT welcomes its newest members: Connecticut Sun basketball team and Vitale Aquatic & Tennis. Visit www.ChamberECT.com to discover a full Chamber member directory.

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