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PROMOTION

Mohegan Sun has announced the promotion of Kim Noto to vice president of marketing and chief marketing officer. Noto will take the lead on all marketing efforts, including overseeing Mohegan Sun's Player's Club, VIP services, hotel sales and marketing, hotel yielding, database marketing, sponsorship, bus marketing and special events. She has been with Mohegan Sun since 2007, serving as marketing analyst, senior marketing analyst, marketing analysis manager, director of campaign management and analytics and vice president of customer relationship management. Noto has a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from Bryant University and an MBA in business analytics from the University of Hartford. She lives in Pawcatuck.

EVENTS 

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host its 32nd Annual Golf Tournament, Oct. 19 at Fox Hopyard Golf Club. Foursomes are $700 or $800 depending on flight. To learn more and register, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

WORKSHOPS

SCORE:

"QuickBooks: Advanced & Hands-On," sponsored by Liberty Bank, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 10-11:30 a.m., Zoom. Prersenter is Elizabeth Santaus.

"Fundamentals of Starting or Growing Your Business, Session 1: "What's the Big Idea?", sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 5:30-7 p.m., Zoom.

"Fundamentals of Starting or Growing Your Business, Session 2: Customers & Competition, sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 5:30-7 p.m., Zoom.

"Fundamentals of Starting or Growing Your Business, Session 3: Marketing and Sales Basics, sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 5:30-7 p.m., Zoom.

"Fundamentals of Starting or Growing Your Business, Session 4: Digital Marketing Must-Haves, sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 5:30-7 p.m., Zoom.

For registration information, email Anne Driscoll at anne.driscoll@scorevolunteer.org.

Davis-Standard will offer "Basics of Plastics Extrusion" seminar, in virtual fashion, Oct. 6–8. This three-day interactive seminar will cover the fundamentals of plastics extrusion, composition and properties of various polymers, and the mechanics of essential downstream processes. Daily instruction will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. for a total of 15 training hours. The fee is $695 per person with a 10 percent discount given for groups of three or more from the same company. Course books and materials are included. Class size is limited. For enrollment details or more information, contact Debbie Crowley at dcrowley@davis-standard.com.

HONORS

The WBC of Southeastern CT, which is hosted by the Women’s Business Development Council, has been named Women’s Business Center of the Year in Connecticut. Since opening its doors in April 2018, WBC-SECT has helped over 1,000 women achieve their dream of launching or scaling their business. These women have started 18 new businesses, accessed more than $735,000 in capital, and generated a combined $31.5 million in annual revenue. For more information, visit www.ctwbdc.org.

Chelsea Groton Bank has once again been awarded BauerFinancial, Inc.'s highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability. That means that, even in the current climate, Chelsea Groton Bank is able to excel in such areas as capital adequacy, profitability and asset quality. The bank has earned this top rating for 106 consecutive quarters. For more information, visit www.chelseagroton.com and www.bauerfinancial.com.

Mohegan Sun has earned "Best Casino Hotel" honors in USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards for the third year in a row, and also earned top rankings in the "Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas" and "Best Player's Club" categories. Foxwoods Resort Casino placed first in the "Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas" voting. Mohegan Sun also claimed eight first-place wins in Casino Player Magazine's "Best of Gaming 2020" feature, including "Best Overall Gaming Resort," and the casino's parent company, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, was recognized as part of Forbes and Statista's annual list of "America's Best-In-State Employers" for 2020.

GIVING

The Westerly Community Credit Union is the sole sponsor of the Ocean Community YMCA's School's Out program. he sponsorship of $10,000 will help the Ocean Community YMCA continue to offer before and after school enrichment and childcare for families of elementary school children in the Westerly and Chariho school districts. Westerly Community Credit Union also recently donated $5,000 to the Jonnycake Center in Westerly.

For more information, visit www.oceancommunityymca.org, www.jonnycake.org and www.westerlyccu.com.

MEMBERSHIP

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT welcomes its newest members: CVS-East Lyme, and Ledyard Economic Development Commission. Visit www.ChamberECT.com for a full member directory.

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