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Dr. Allison D. Tuttle has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Animal Care at Mystic Aquarium. Tuttle has served in a variety of roles at the aquarium including Chief Veterinarian and most recently as Vice President of Biological Programs. In her new role as Senior Vice President, Tuttle will assume lead responsibility for all aspects of animal husbandry, veterinary medicine, water quality and dive safety. She will also have responsibility for assisting in setting the strategic priorities and direction for the organization’s animal community. For more information, visit


The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will show guests how to “Tame the Time Wasters” at a workshop Wednesday, Feb. 20, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Chamber’s office, 914 Hartford Turnpike, second floor, Waterford. Lesley Ingves, Business Productivity Specialist for Clear Pathway, LLC, will help guests identify “time wasters.” Admission is $5 for employees of any business affiliated with the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT, $15 for non-Chamber members. Learn more and register at or call (860) 701-9113.

The Greater Mystic Tourism Marketing Committee is hosting a series of familiarization tours (FAM TOURS) to build greater understanding of eastern Connecticut regional arts, culture and tourism attractions. Designed for hospitality professionals, the first of these ACT FAM TOURS will be held on Monday, Feb. 25, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., departing from the Spa at Norwich Inn, 607 West Thames St., Norwich. Admission to the day-long tour is free and includes breakfast, lunch, and motor coach transportation between venues. Learn more and sign up by contacting the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT at or (860) 701-9113.

SCORE will host workshops on:

"Networking to Meet New Customers" - Part 1 of a 3-Part Series on Finding Relevant Prospects to Develop Business with the Right Customers, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 5:30–7 p.m., East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, Niantic. Presenter is Jim Jackson of the Connecticut Small Business Development Center.

“Relationships That Sustain: Cultivating Donor Relationships and Engagement for Non-Profits,” Monday, Feb. 25, 5:30–7 p.m., Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road.

“Government Contracting,” Wednesday, Feb. 27, 5:30-7 p.m., Acton Public Library, 60 Old Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook. Presenters are Tanisha Baptiste and Lisa Powell of the Small Business Administration. 

For more information, contact Anne Driscoll at

The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce will be holding standing workshops for those in the local community 10-11 a.m. on the second Monday of each month to discuss membership, marketing, and events with the staff. The workshops will be at the the Chamber office, 62 Greenmanville Road, Mystic.


The Young Professionals of Eastern CT (YPECT) will hold their February YPsocial networking event on Thursday, Feb. 21, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Arooga's Grille House and Sports Bar, 32 Sandy Desert Road, Uncasville. Admission is free for YPECT subscribers, $10 for guests. Learn more at or (860) 701-9113. YPECT is sponsored by Homestead Funding/Keith Turner and Charter Oak Federal Credit Union.

Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Business After Hours at Red 36, 2 Washington St., Mystic, on Feb. 12, from 5:30-7 p.m. A special tastings will be held with Real McCoy Rum and Fishers Island Lemonade. Register at

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a Business Breakfast on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 7:45-9:30 a.m. at Holiday Inn – New London, 35 Governor Winthrop Boulevard, on "Offshore Wind Energy in Eastern CT." Speakers include David Kooris, Deputy Commissioner, of the state Department of Economic and Community Development; Scott Bates, Deputy Secretary of State and Chairman of the Port Authority; Sen. Paul Formica, Co-Chair, Appropriations and Energy and Technology Committees; and Deborah Donovan, Senior Policy Advocate, Acadia Center. Admission before Feb. 7 is $17 for Chamber members, $25 for non-members; after Feb. 7 is $22 and $30. All admission includes breakfast provided by Holiday Inn. The event is sponsored by Community Concierge and is hosted in partnership with Acadia Center, Chamber for Innovation and Clean Energy, and the CT Roundtable on Climate and Jobs. Register and learn more online at or call (860) 701-9113.


Judy Cook Interiors of East Lyme has won “Best of Service” on Houzz for the sixth consecutive year. The design firm was selected based on several factors including client reviews submitted in 2018 as well as their overall rating on Houzz. A “Best of Houzz 2019” badge will appear on winners’ profiles. Judy Cook Interiors celebrates its 12th year in business this year. For more information, visit or call 860-691-1461.


The Arc Eastern Connecticut was selected as the February beneficiary of the The Big Y Community Bag Program by store leadership at the Big Y in Norwich and Danielson. The Arc Eastern Connecticut will receive a $1 donation every time the reusable bag is purchased during February. For more information, visit or

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