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Regan Nichols of Westerly has been named Customer Solutions Manager of Chelsea Groton Bank’s Groton branch, and Rebecca Magner, also of Westerly, has been named Customer Solutions Manager of the bank’s Pawcatuck branch. Nichols joined Chelsea Groton in 2005. Previously, she was Customer Solutions Manager in the Pawcatuck branch, and was recently promoted to Assistant Vice President. Magner joined Chelsea Groton in 2016, as the Assistant Branch Manager at the Pawcatuck branch. In 2017, she transferred to a larger branch in the same role. She was recently promoted to Assistant Secretary. For more information, visit


The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a workshop about "Systemization to Calm the Chaos" on Tuesday, March 19, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Chamber's office, 914 Hartford Turnpike, second floor, Waterford. Workshop presenter is Lesley Ingves of Clear Pathway, LLC. Admission is $5 for Chamber members, $15 for non-members. RSVP is requested at or (860) 701-9113.

SCORE will host workshops on:

"Getting Your Non-Profit Organization Organized," Wednesday, March 20, 5:30-7 p.m., East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, Niantic. Presenter is Tom Gezo.

"Search Engine Marketing," Thursday, March 21, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Acton Public Library, 60 Old Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook. Presenter is Maria Miranda.

"Cost, Price and Profit," Monday, March 25, 5:30-7 p.m., Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton. Sponsored by Liberty Bank. Presenter is Eric Munro.

“Fundamentals of Starting or Growing Your Business, #1: What's the Big Idea?”, Thursday, April 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Acton Public Library, 60 Old Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook. Sponsored by Northstar Wealth Partners, Old Saybrook office. Presenters are Anne Driscoll, Eric Munro and Arlene Saffron.

For more information about these programs, contact Anne Driscoll at


The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce presents Groton Business Networking on Thursday, March 21, at 5:30 pm, hosted by The Hillery Co., 739 Meridian Ext, Groton. Rep. Joseph de la Cruz will talk about manufacturing in Groton. Members of GMCC $10, guests $15. To register, visit or call 860-572-9578.

The Young Professionals of Eastern CT will hold an Open House YPsocial at SuperCharged, Powered by Mohegan Sun on Tuesday, March 19, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 1 Sachatello Industrial Drive in Oakdale. Free admission includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Learn more and register at or call the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT at (860) 701-9113. YPECT is a program of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT. Its sponsors include Charter Oak Federal Credit Union and Homestead Funding/Keith Turner.


Mystic Fit & Fab Wellness Expo will be held March 30 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hilton Mystic. Register your business at Free admission to the public with free classes offered throughout.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a Business Luncheon with U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Friday, March 22, noon to 1:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn – Norwich, 10 Laura Boulevard, sponsored by Norwich Public Utilities, We Work for Health CT, and Community Concierge. Early bird admission is $20 for Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT members, $25 for non-members, for registrations made on or before March 20. Add $5 for registrations made on or after March 21. Learn more and RSVP at or call (860) 701-9113.

Grand Opening

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Wildflower Salon on Friday, March 22, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 21 Fort Hill Road, Groton. Admission is free and open to the public. Learn more at or call (860) 701-9113.


Five area arts and culture organizations will share $4,500 in grants awarded recently by the Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation. The recipients are the Voluntown Historical Society, $1,000; te Eastern Connecticut Performing Arts Association in Griswold, $1,000; Opera New England of Northeastern Connecticut, $1,000; the Preston Historical Society, $1,000; and the Finnish American Heritage Society, $500. For more information, visit

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