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Greg Curtis of Old Lyme has joined the Technology Services team at Chelsea Groton Bank as the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining Chelsea Groton, he served as the Director of Technology of the Mohegan Tribe where he managed the Cybersecurity, Network, and Helpdesk teams. Curtis has over 30 years of IT solution development for various Fortune 50 companies. For more information, visit  

Farmers Insurance agency The Urgo Agency LLC has promoted three staff members. Jen Urgo will manage day-to-day operations as the Office Manager of the North Stonington office as well as the satellite office in Pawcatuck. Alicia Martin has been promoted to Senior Insurance Agent. Ellen Larson has been promoted to Insurance Agent out of both the North Stonington and Pawcatuck offices. The main office is located at 240 Norwich Westerly Road, North Stonington, and satellite office is at 4 Mechanic St., Pawcatuck. For more information, call 860-415-6240 or visit

Patrick Sennott has joined Lyman Real Estate Brokerage & Development as an Associate. He reports directly to Ron Lyman, CCIM, CEO,assisting with managing due diligence for development projects, handling business operations, and supporting Lyman’s brokers and agents. Sennott is a recent graduate of the University of Connecticut, where he majored in Real Estate and Urban Economics and was a member of the Real Estate Society. 


SCORE will host "Developing Your Networking Skills." Monday, July 22, 5:30-7 p.m., Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton. For more information contact Anne Driscoll at

The Women's Business Development Council will host:

"Personal Finance Counseling" Samantha Cross, Coach, Wednesday, July 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., WBDC, 300 State St, Ste. 419, New London.

"Build Your B.A.I.L. (Banking, Accounting, Insuring, Legal) Team," industry panel, July 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m., WBDC, 300 State St., Suite 419, New London.

"QuickBooks Counseling," Carla Demers, coach, Thursday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., WBDC, 300 State St, Ste. 419, New London.

“Log In: Twitter Masterclass,” Miria Toth of Chelsea Groton Bank, presenter, Tuesday, Aug. 13, noon-1 p.m., WBDC, 300 State St, Ste. 419, New London.

Programs are free. Register at or contact Susan Hackett at

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT with Miranda Creative presents a workshop "Wertz on Words: Best Practices for Google Products to Drive Conversions" on July 24 from noon to 1 p.m. Digital Media Specialist Ron Wertz of Miranda Creative will discuss how Google Ads allow businesses to digitally serve their products or services to targeted users while they are searching the internet for the things businesses offer. Space is limited, and preregistration is requested with a cost of $5 for chamber members, $15 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit or call 860-701-9113.


The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT joins UCFS Healthcare as they celebrate National Health Center Week and the launch of primary care services at their newly renovated Health Center in New London, above Marshall's in the New London Mall. The Business Before Hours event will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, refreshments and a tour of the facility along with the "Reflections of Recovery" exhibit opening. The event is free, but registration is requested by Monday, July 29. For more information or to register, visit or call 860-701-9113.

The Connecticut Department of Labor’s Montville American Job Center is holding a Micro Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 24 featuring six local employers. The job center is located at 601 Norwich-New London Turnpike, Suite 1, Uncasville. Jobseekers are required to register by visiting Employees are: The Arc Eastern Connecticut, Mosaic, Richardson Staffing LLC, Spherion Staffing,  Visiting Angels Groton and Lawrence + Memorial Hospital

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT brings a panel of transportation experts to its July Business Breakfast: By Land, By Sea, By Air. On July 24, 7:45-9:15 a.m., an update on transportation in the state will be provided by Joseph Giulietti, Commissioner of the Department of Transportation; Kevin Dillon, Executive Director of the state Airport Authority, and Old Lyme First Selectwoman Bonnie Reemsnyder, who is Chairwoman of the Connecticut Port Authority. The event will be held at Banquets by La Luna Ristorante in New London, and registration is $17 for Chamber members, $25 for nonmembers before July 22, with $5 added after. For more information about the event, sponsorship or advertising in the program, visit or call 860-701-9113.

Community Concierge is hosting a Let's Go Local event that takes participants on a Shoreline Brewery Tour on July 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Kicking off in Mystic, the tour on a motor coach heads to 30 Mile Brewing Company in Old Saybrook, then to The Beer'd Brewing Company and Barley Head Brewery. Cost is $80. The program is organized by Tours of Distinction. Community Concierge is a program of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT. For more information, visit or call 860-701-9113.

The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce's "Mystic Matters" cable show will feature artist Trevor Corallo on July 22 at 8 p.m. and artist Maureen O'Grady on July 29 at 8 p.m. To view previous Mystic Matters visit, or for more information contact

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT holds its August Business After Hours on Aug. 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m., hosted by The Spa at Norwich Inn. Cost to attend is $15 for Chamber members; $25 for nonmembers before Aug. 5, with each increasing $5 after. For more information or to register, visit or call 860-701-9113.

The Young Professionals of Eastern CT will host a YPsocial at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center on Wednesday, July 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Homestead Funding, the evening takes place on the theater center’s scenic campus in Waterford with activities organized by Shoreline Social Sports & Events. The event is free for YP Subscribers, $10 for guests. For information on the event and the Young Professionals, visit or call 860-701-9113.


The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce is in need of volunteers for the upcoming 62nd Mystic Outdoor Art Festival on Aug. 10 and 11. To volunteer, visit or call 860-572-9578.

Applications for the Mystic Chamber of Commerce's Groton Fall Festival are open. The festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Poquonnock Plains Park. Register for a booth at or call 860-572-9578.


The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will celebrate Aces High RV Park’s opening under new ownership with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 2, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m, 301 Chesterfield Road, East Lyme. Enjoy refreshments catered by Rebeka restaurant of East Lyme with Chef Ferdinand in attendance. For more information, visit or call 860-701-9113.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will celebrate the grand opening of Vesta Salon, 256 Boston Post Road, Waterford, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 5, 4:30-6:30 pm. For more information, visit or call 860-701-9113.


The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will join Binet Cuts to celebrate their one-year anniversary on July 26 from 2-4 p.m. at 944 B Poquonnock Road, For more information, visit or call 860-701-9113.


The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of Connecticut’s Family Law Firm Mariani Reck Lane, LLC in the area of client satisfaction. The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in each state. For more information, call 860-443-5023 or visit


Wireless Zone is partnering with The Cellular Connection and Culture of Good to donate backpacks full of school supplies to children in need across eastern Connecticut through the Sixth annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. More than 250,000 backpacks full of school supplies are expected to be delivered in 2019. Participating Wireless Zone stores include Groton, New London, North Windham, Putnam and Dayville, Glastonbury and Westerly. Each participating store will donate 400 backpacks. Local Wireless Zone owners Neil Ryan and Scott Gladstone have a long history of giving back to the community through the Wireless Zone Foundation. For more information, visit


The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT welcomes its newest members: Acti-Kare Responsive In-Home Care;  Communications Plus LLC; Jake's Diner on State Street; and ThayerMahan. Visit to discover a full Chamber member directory.

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