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NETWORKING

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a Business After Hours at the Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme, on Oct. 20, 5-7 p.m. Enjoy the Wee Fairy Village exhibition on the museum grounds. Hors d'oeuvres, drinks and door prizes. Chamber members $15, nonmembers $25 before Oct. 18, additional $5 after. Register at www.ChamberECT.com/events or 860-701-9113.

The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce will host Business After Hours, presented by Harbor Heights Apartment Homes, on Tuesday, Oct. 12 from 5:30-7 p.m.The event will be held outdoors on the back patio and pool area at 50 Perkins Farm Drive, Mystic. The event is $10 for members and $25 for non-members. Admission will include beer, wine and light hors d'oeuvres. Tickets can be purchased on the Mystic Chamber website at www.mysticchamber.org r at the door.

Chelsea Groton Bank is hosting a career fair for candidates interested in pursuing a career in banking on Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 3–6 p.m. at the bank's New London branch, One Montauk Avenue, New London. Bank team members will meet with and interview candidates for In-Branch and Digital Customer Service positions, and the Rotational Internship Program. Full-time, part-time and parent hours are available. For more information, visit www.chelseagroton.com/Careers.

WORKSHOPS

SCORE:

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

"Fundamentals for Starting Your Business," Session #1: "What's the Big Idea?", sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 5:30-7 p.m., Zoom.

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

Davis-Standard will hold a webinar entitled "DS Activ-Check - How Comprehensive Real-Time Monitoring Assists Operators in Extrusion. A Focus on Situational Awareness" on Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. During this 45-minute webinar, Davis-Standard's John Christiano will discuss how comprehensive real-time monitoring via the DS Activ-Check cloud-based platform influences situational awareness.

MERGER

William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty has merged with Arruda Real Estate. Jon Arruda and 13 more Arruda sales associates, as well as four additional agents, will now work with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty in Mystic, operating out of Arruda's former offices at 41 Williams Ave. The Mystic brokerage manager will be Heather Gagnon, who also serves as the manager for the company's Old Lyme and Niantic brokerages. A Mystic resident, Jon Arruda founded Arruda Real Estate in 2011. Additional agents moving to William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty from Arruda include Josee Rockwell, Heather Sawyer, Kathy Pupa, Jennifer Cady, Lindsey Conroy, Michaela Bean, Tony Arruda, Craig Arruda, Carl Bardy Jr., Judd Fertman, Renee Rossi, Todd Przbysz and Nikki Bonano. Three agents already affiliated with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty — Bonnie Nault, Dave Thomas and Liz Squillacote — will base themselves out of Mystic, while Cheryl Christopher, previously associated with Compass, will also join the company.

For more information, visit www.williampitt.com.

GRAND OPENING

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.

HONORS

Chelsea Groton Bank was recently named a Top Workplace in Connecticut for the sixth consecutive year, and Michael Rauh, the bank's President and CEO, was presented with this year's Leadership award, both in the midsize employer category (150-499 employees). The annual Top Workplace Awards, sponsored regionally by the Hartford Courant, are based on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Energage. Rauh has been President and CEO of Chelsea Groton Bank since December 2010. For more information, visit www.chelseagroton.com.

Bradley Internationial Airport has been recognized as the third best airport in the U.S. in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards. More than 800,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted responses. Bradley was recognized as a top-ten airport for the fifth consecutive year. The 2021 Readers' Choice Awards are published on the Condé Nast Traveler website at www.cntraveler.com/rca and celebrated in the November issue. Earlier this year, Bradley was named a top 10 best small airport in the nation by USA Today in their Readers' Choice Awards survey. For more info, visit www.flyBDL.org.

GIVING

Ocean Community Chamber Foundation will award a single $1,000 scholarship to a student enrolled in freshman year of college who graduated from Westerly, Chariho or Stonington High School in 2020. The recipient will be recognized at Nov. 2nd at the ATHENA dinner. Nominations for the ATHENA Scholarship should be received by noon on Oct. 15 at Ocean Community Chamber Foundation, ATHENA 2021 Scholarship, 1 Chamber Way, Westerly, RI 02891.

MEMBERSHIP

The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce welcomed new members: Abbott's Outpost, Anchor Mystic, Block and Bottle, Brianna Turgeon – LCD Mortgage, BURGEE, Eastern Regional Tourism District, GreenHouse Balance, LLC, Kennedy Therapeutics Massage and Fitness Organization, Monza World Class Karting, Mystic River Chocolate Café, The Hardesty Law Firm, LLC, Quinn & Hary Marketing, Victor Santana - Realty 3 CT, and Wakin' Up Waggin' LLC. If you are interested in joining, call Morgan Yandow, Membership Manager, at (860) 572-9578, email at morgan@mysticchamber.org.

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