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The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce will host its Legislative Breakfast on Tuesday, June 22 at the Holiday Inn, Norwich from 7–9 a.m.  Breakfast brought to you by GNACC Legislative Affairs Committee and the Holiday Inn. Members, $15; non-members, $20. RSVP at 860-887-1647 or


The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT celebrates the grand opening of CENTURY 21 Shutters and Sails' new office, 41 East Main St., Mystic, with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, June 24, 4-6 p.m. Fishers Island Oysters, Brat Diggity Dawgz, live music, and drinks by Cask & Keg. Hosted by CENTURY 21 Shutters & Sails and Movement Mortgage. Learn more at or 860-701-9113.

The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Chelsea Groton Westside Brand Ribbon Cutting event on Wednesday, June 30 from 8–9 a.m. at 444 West Main St. There is no cost to attend and no need to RSVP. For more information, visit or call (860) 887-1647.


Richard Balestracci, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer at Chelsea Groton Bank, has been named to the Independent Community Bankers of America's annual 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders list. He is included in the June issue of Independent Banker. For more information, visit and


This spring, the Chelsea Groton Foundation provided $244,319 to 67 non-profit organizations from Connecticut and Rhode Island. Over 60% of the foundation's approved funding went to organizations providing Health and Human Services, including critical needs such as healthcare, food, clothing and shelter. A grant of $15,000 was provided to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and $10,000 went to Westerly Hospital, both in response to decimation of resources caused by the pandemic. The foundation gave a third consecutive grant in the amount of $15,000 to the Community Foundation of Eastern CT for the Neighbors for Neighbors Fund. Operation Fuel was also the recipient of a third consecutive donation and has received a total of $22,500 from the Chelsea Groton Foundation since the pandemic began. Other recipients were: Eastern Connecticut Ballet ($2,000), Avery-Copp House Museum ($1,500), La Grua Center ($2,500), Girl Scouts of Connecticut ($3,000), Muscular Dystrophy Association ($2,500) and Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board ($5,000). For more information, visit

As part of its participation in the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston's Jobs for New England Recovery Grant Program, Jewett City Savings Bank has awarded $10,000 grants to five non-profit organizations. The recipients of a $10,000 grant are American Legion Mayotte-Viens Post #13 of Putnam; Northeast Opportunities for Wellness (NOW) of Putnam; Renaissance City Theatre at the Granite Theatre, Westerly; Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation of Killingly; and Eastern Connecticut Performing Arts Association of Griswold. For more information, visit


The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce welcomes members Bella Estetica, Friar Tuck's Tavern, Mint Leaf Indian Restaurant and Bar, and PorchLight Move Management, LLC. For membership information, call Morgan Yandow, Membership Manager, at (860) 572-9578, email at or visit GMCC at 22 East Main St.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT welcomes its newest members: Ace Hardware in Norwich and Kin D Thai & Sushi Restaurant in New London. Visit to discover a full Chamber member directory.

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