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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 or 860-701-9113.



"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

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.


The Connecticut Restaurant Association has announced the award winners and nominees for the 2021 CRAzies Awards Gala presented by Sysco, LLC. The CRAzies will recognize the exceptional ability and talent of Connecticut's restaurant community at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Monday, Dec. 6. The CRAzies selection process began when a panel of more than 25 food writers, critics, bloggers, and social media influencers, including Erica Moser of The Day, sat down to finalize the list of award winners and nominees.

Local nominees include David Vacca from Nana's Bakery & Pizza in Mystic for 2021 Pastry Chef/Baker of the Year; Jade Ayala from Oyster Club, Mystic, Bartender of the Year; Shipwright's Daughter, Mystic, Restaurant Newcomer; and Red36, Mystic, People's Choice Award.

Competing for Restaurant of the Year, East Region, are Oyster Club, Mystic; Stone Row Kitchen & Bar, Willimantic; TAO Asian Bistro & Lounge, Uncasville, and Tony D's, New London.

To vote, visit

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will recognized Michael Rauh, President/CEO of Chelsea Groton Bank, as 2020 Citizen of the Year on Oct. 29. The Citizen of the Year award is presented annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions on behalf of the civic and business community. Rauh recently served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for L&M Healthcare and 2019 Chair of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT. He is a past Chairman of the Connecticut Bankers Association. He serves on the boards of the American Bankers Association (ABA), Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, The Yale New Haven Health System, the Norwich Free Academy Foundation, the Norwich Community Development Corporation, URI Harrington School of Communication and Media, and the Providence Mutual Insurance Company, in addition to the Chelsea Groton Bank board and Chelsea Groton Bank Foundation board.

The Chamber will recognize Rauh on Oct. 29, 5:30-9 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Casino. To purchase tickets, visit or call (860) 701-9113.


The AT&T Foundation awarded $10,000 to Safe Futures to support career and academic programming for victims of domestic violence. The month of October is recognized as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The AT&T Foundation contribution will support victims of domestic violence in pursuing their education and employment goals to become financially independent. Safe Futures 24/7 confidential hotline is at (860) 701-6001 or call the statewide safe connect number at (888) 774-2900.

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