Business Briefs

WORKSHOPS

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a seminar about ConnectiCare Medicare Plan Information on Monday, Nov. 19, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the Chamber's office, 914 Hartford Turnpike, second floor, Waterford. Presenter Mark Lee of Mark Lee and Associates will help guests at this seminar understand what Medicare is and how it works. Admission is free and open to the public. Find out more at www.ChamberECT.com/events or call (860) 701-9113.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a workshop about “What’s Next in Marketing?” on Wednesday, Nov. 28, noon to 1 p.m. at the Chamber’s office, 914 Hartford Turnpike, second floor, Waterford. At this casual lunchtime workshop, marketing experts from Miranda Creative, Inc. will show guests rising social media and business marketing trends in preparation for 2019 marketing efforts. Admission is free for Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT members, $10 for non-members. Advance registration is requested as space is limited at www.ChamberECT.com/events or call (860) 701-9113. 

SCORE will host workshops on:

"The Succinct Business Plan," Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6–7:30 p.m., Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton.

“QuickBooks: Advanced & Hands-On,” Thursday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-noon, Guilford Savings Bank, 589 Boston Post Road, Madison.

“(Taking the Fear out of) Small Business Selling,” Tuesday, Dec. 11, 5-6:30 p.m., The Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St. Presenter is Eric Munro.

“Maximizing LinkedIn for Your Professional Career or Business,” Wednesday, Dec. 12, 9:30–11:30 a.m., East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, Niantic. Presenter is Maria Miranda of Miranda Creative

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

NETWORKING

The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce will host a New Member Meet & Greet on Friday, Dec. 7. 8–9 a.m. at GNACC, 114 Main St. Coffee and pastries provided. No charge. For more information, visit www.norwichchamber.com/events or call (860) 887-1647.  

EVENTS

The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Legislative Breakfast on Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 7–9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, 10 Laura Boulevard, Norwich. $10 GNACC members and $15 non-members. Price includes hot breakfast. For more information, visit www.norwichchamber.com/events or call (860) 887-1647.

The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday Community Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 10 Laura Boulevard, Norwich. For more information, visit www.norwichchamber.com/events or call (860) 887-1647.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT has organized an inaugural regional Holiday Shopping Trail this holiday season. Beginning on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24, and continuing until Sunday, Dec. 9, individuals can pick up a Holiday Shopping Trail passport at participating venues. Shoppers will accumulate stamps in their passports by visiting and making purchases. These stamps will enter participants into a special drawing for prizes. Businesses can be featured as participants on the trail at no cost and will receive a variety of promotional benefits related to the passport. Visit www.ChamberECT.com or call (860) 701-9113 for more information.

GIVING

The Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors Housing and Community Outreach Committee will hold its annual Community Benefit Raffle and Auction on Dec. 6 at Lake of Isles in North Stonington to raise money for local charities. Non-profit organizations can request funding for a specific dollar amount for a specific use at www.easternctrealtors.com or by calling 860-892-2595. Requests must be submitted by Dec. 29.

HONORS

Robert Flanagan, CAE, of Mystic, has been recognized as an IAAO Fellow by the International Association of Assessing Officers. He has been a member of IAAO since 1964. The IAAO Executive Board approved the new program for 2018 to recognize individuals who have dedicated their career to the development of our profession and made exceptional contributions to the association and the assessment industry. The title was presented during the Closing Ceremony at IAAO's 84th Annual International Conference on Assessment Administration held Sept. 23-26 in Minneapolis. For more information, visit www.iaao.org.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a Business Breakfast Honoring Social Service Agencies on Friday, Nov. 30, 7:45-9 a.m. at Holiday Inn, 10 Laura Boulevard, Norwich. Guests will enjoy breakfast provided by the Holiday Inn, a keynote presentation from Kathy Greene, retired Executive Director of The Light House, entitled "Better Together," and the presentation of the Eastern CT Social Service Awards. Visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call (860) 701-9113 to purchase tickets and find sponsorship opportunities. SAVA Insurance Group, Atlantic Broadband, and Community Concierge are sponsors.

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