Business Briefs

EMPLOYMENT 

James Maloney has been promoted to Loan Manager for the Westerly Community Credit Union. He previously held the position of Mortgage Underwriter/Closer and has been with WCCU for five years. He has been named a Five Star Home Professional twice in his career. He lives in Barrington, R.I. For more information, visit www.westerlyccu.com or call 401-596-7000.

WORKSHOPS

SCORE will host the following workshops:

"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.

“Simple Steps #2: Business Concept,” Wednesday, March 7, 5:30–7:30 p.m., CURE Innovation Commons, 93 Shennecossett Road, Groton.

“Simple Steps #3: Marketing Plan,” Wednesday, March 14, 5:30PM–7:30PM, 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 Luncheon with U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney on Monday, Feb. 26, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Groton Inn & Suites, 99 Gold Star Highway, sponsored by Atlantic Broadband. Admission is 20 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/events or call (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 (860) 701-9113. Sponsors include Overhead Door Company of Norwich, A Beautiful Company General Contractors, and The Day.

HONORS

Ocean House Management Collection properties have been ranked among the top 10 in their states, as reported by US News & World Report. Ocean House was named the #1 hotel in Rhode Island. This resort was also awarded AAA Five Diamond status for its seventh consecutive year. Weekapaug Inn also ranked in the top 10 of Rhode Island hotels by US News & World Report. The Blantyre was named in the top 10 among properties in Massachusetts. All three properties are members of Relais & Chateaux, an association of more than 560 luxury hotels and restaurants. For more information, visit www.OHMCollection.com.

Financial services firm Edward Jones ranks No. 5 on the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For in its 19th appearance on the list, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine. The firm is the highest-ranking financial-services firm on the list. For more information, visit www.edwardjones.com.  

GIVING

The Westerly Community Credit Union donated 100 percent of the proceeds from the 34th Annual Holiday Basketball Tournament to Chariho, Stonington, South Kingstown and Westerly High School Sports' Boosters. Each school received a check for $2,254.47 for their basketball teams' participation in the tournament. This event has raised $223,369.13 since 1984.

Ten social service projects in six local communities recently received a total of $11,500 in grants from the Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation.

Four projects in Griswold were supported by the Foundation: Griswold PRIDE (Partnership to Reduce the Influence of Drugs for Everyone) was awarded $1,500, and $1,000 grants were awarded to Families and Community First Griswold, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10004, and Griswold’s Pachaug Pond Weed Control Association. Also $1,300 went to the Griswold Senior Center, $1,200 to Thames Valley Council for Community Action, $2,000 to Moosup United Methodist Church, $1,000 to Arc of Quinebaug Valley in Danielson, $500 to American Legion Mayotte-Viens Post #13, and $1,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Eastern CT. 

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