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EMPLOYMENT

Amanda Ljubicic has been appointed Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT. In her most recent role as Vice President of Strategy and Implementation at Mitchell College, she developed the Integrative Career Development program, which aligns local businesses and organizational needs with college-wide initiatives and student career.

Ljubicic holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Connecticut. She began her career in marketing and project management at MBI, Inc., followed by a similar role at Affinion Group in Norwalk. A Master of Science in Community Counseling led her to Mitchell College as Assistant Director of Career Services. She soon became Director of the Career Center and, a few years later, was promoted to the senior administrative team. She is a 2017 graduate of the Chamber’s Leadership Program. 

Carolyn Welch has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending Manager at Chelsea Groton Bank. She joined the bank in 2016 as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer. She graduated from Niagara University. Welch lives in Wallingford. For more information, visit www.chelseagroton.com.

WORKSHOPS

SCORE will hold the following workshops:

“How to Start and Run a Successful Non-Profit Business - Part 2,” Wednesday, Feb. 21, 10–11:30 a.m., Old Saybrook Town Hall, 302 Main St. Presenter is Bob Potter; contact him at bobpottr@aol.com.

“Advanced QuickBooks: Desktop and Online,” Thursday, Feb. 22, 9:30–11:30 a.m., Old Saybrook Town Hall, 302 Main St. For more information, contact Anne Driscoll at anne.driscoll@scorevolunteer.org.

“Cost, Price and Profit,” Tuesday, Feb. 27, 6–7:30 p.m., The Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library St., Mystic; for more information contact Anne Driscoll at anne.driscoll@scorevolunteer.org.

"Simple Steps #1: Start-up Basics," Wednesday, Feb. 28, 5:30–7:30 p.m., CURE Innovation Commons, 93 Shennecossett Road, Groton.

Visit www.sect.score.org to register.

NETWORKING

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a Business After Hours networking event Wednesday, Feb. 21, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave. Admission is $15 for Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT members, $25 for non-members. Advance registration is recommended to avoid an additional $5 walk-in fee at www.ChamberECT.com or (860) 701-9113.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will present a Business Breakfast on the topic of “The Future of Energy in Connecticut” on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7:45 to 9 a.m. at Holiday Inn, 10 Laura Blvd., Norwich. Speakers include Rob Klee, Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and Eric Johnson, Director of External Affairs for ISO New England. Admission is $17 for Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT members, $25 for non-members. Advance registration is recommended to avoid an additional $5 walk-in fee at www.ChamberECT.com or (860) 701-9113.

The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Exploration & Development Program will hold its Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday, Feb 27 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the Spa at Norwich Inn. Keynote Speaker is Michael Rauh of Chelsea Groton Bank. Tickets are $60. For more information, visit www.norwichchamber.com.

EVENTS

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT, in partnership with the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Eastern CT, will present Eastern CT’s Premier Home Show, Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.ECTHomeShow.com or call the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT at (860) 701-9113. Sponosrs include Overhead Door Company of Norwich, A Beautiful Company General Contractors, and The Day.

GRAND OPENINGS

Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets has added several new retailers: francesca’s, a women's clothing store; Little White Bunny, home and garden furnishing; pEtsy, a pet store; and Book Warehouse. For more information, visit www.simon.com.

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