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The Coastal Chapter of Business Network International will hold its visitors' day on Sept. 28 via Zoom. Visit for more information.


Chelsea Groton Bank, in partnership with Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce and Norwich Community Development Corporation, will host a Small Business Bootcamp series beginning Oct. 5. Tuesday events will be held at noon at CGB, 444 West Main St., or via Zoom. Thursday Evenings will be at 6 p.m. at Foundry 66, 66 Franklin St. or via Zoom. For more information, visit


"Getting Your Non-Profit Organization Organized," Wednesday, Sept. 29, 10-11:30 a.m., Zoom.

"Managing Your Business Finances with QuickBooks," Intuit ProAdvisor Elizabeth Santaus, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2-3:30 p.m., Zoom.

For more information, contact Anne Driscoll at


Chelsea Groton Bank is providing free secure document shredding services Saturday, Oct. 2, 9 a.m.–noon at the Sprague Public Library, 76 Main St., Baltic; and Saturday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m.–1 .p.m at the Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library St., Mystic. Open to members and non-members. Chelsea Groton will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Bank. To learn more, visit


The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT wil join UCFS Healthcare and Waterford Public Schools at the grand opening of their School Based Health Centers at Clark Lane Middle School on Oct. 12 from 8:15-9:15 a.m.


Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has received the "Community Partner of the Year" award from the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut for its continuing financial support and community involvement in programs and services to help those in need. Charter Oak was honored this past month with the annual award during United Way's Community Celebration event held at Mohegan Sun. Charter Oak activities include a school supply drive for students and distribution of hygiene kits to local schools, sponsoring mobile food pantry distributions, providing turkeys and holiday food to the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center at Thanksgiving, awarding Matching Gifts funding from Charter Oak and its members to support United Way activities, and running an United Way Workplace Giving Campaign during the past year. For more information, visit


Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub raised $400,000 during this year's annual Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Jimmy Fund fundraiser with donations coming from guests at all Ninety Nine Restaurant locations. Ninety Nine Restaurants have raised over $5.8 million over the past 16 years with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. The restaurants will hold a Boys & Girls Club Fundraiser Oct. 4–31. For more information, visit


The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT welcomes is newest members: Grota Solna Salt Cave of Niantic and MysticFit24. For a full list of members go to

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