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EMPLOYMENT

Robin Owens has joined the Norwich office, 76 Salem Turnpike, of Randall, Realtors as an agent. Owens has 20 years of experience in the banking industry at a senior management level where he worked extensively in residential mortgage lending. In addition, he has done residential appraising for an eastern Connecticut-based appraisal firm, and in recent years, he has worked in sales management for an automotive dealership. He lives in Norwich. For more information visit www.randallfamilyofcompanies.com.

Stephen Aird has been appointed Senior Sales Manager for Hilton Mystic. Aird’s professional background includes Northeast Regional Sales Director for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau; Northeast National Sales Director for hinton + grusich; Assistant Director of Sales and Marketing for Mohegan Sun; Director of Sales and Marketing for Water’s Edge Resort & Spa; Regional Sales Manager for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts; and Sales Manager for Windows on the World managed by Hilton International. He lives in Old Lyme. For more information, visit www.hiltonhotels.com.

Michael Moses has joined Napatree Capital, LLC as an investment strategist and wealth advisor. Formerly, Moses was a senior manager at Fidelity Investments, an institutional trader with Canaccord Adams and a client advisor at Edward Jones. Moses is a Chartered Market Technician. Napatree, headquartered in Providence, plans on opening a Westerly office later this year.

WORKSHOPS

SCORE will host:

"Fundamentals of Starting or Growing Your Business, #4: Digital Marketing Must-Haves," Wednesday, Oct. 23, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

"Fundamentals of Starting or Growing Your Business, #5: Show Me the Money!", Wednesday, Oct. 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

All sessions are free and at United Bank, 654 Long Hill Road, Groton, and presented by Arlene Saffron, Eric Munro and Anne Driscoll. For more information contact Anne Driscoll at anne.driscoll@scorevolunteer.org.

"How to Use QuickBooks to Manage Your Business Finances (I)," presenter, Elizabeth Santaus, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 10–11:30 a.m., The Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library St., Mystic.

“How to Start & Run a Successful Non-Profit,” Wednesday, Nov. 13th, 1–2:30 p.m., Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., with support from Edward Jones Waterford - John Bairos.

“QuickBooks: Advanced & Hands-On,” Wednesday, Nov. 13, 10-11:30 a.m., East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, Niantic. 

The Women's Business Development Council will host:

"Personal Finance Counseling," Samantha Cross, coach, Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., WBDC, 300 State St, Ste. 419, New London.

"So You Want to Buy a Business," Sharon K. Lewis, instructor, Monday, Oct. 28, 5:307:30 p.m., WBDC, 300 State St, Ste. 419, New London.

"Arts Mean Business: Cultivating the Creative Economy," Community Coffee Panel Discussion, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 9:30-11 a.m., Café Otis, 80 Broadway, Norwich.

"Let's Talk Real Estate," Molly Bruno, instructor, Nov. 8, 9-10:30 a.m., The Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Ave., Stonington.

Programs are free. Register at www.ctwbdc.org or contact Susan Hackett at shackett@ctwbdc.org.

NETWORKING

The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce Career Expo will be held Friday, Oct. 25 from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 10 Laura Boulevard, Norwich. The chamber is looking for businesses and manufacturers to meet with students throughout the day. For questions or to attend, contact Angela Adams at (860) 887-1647 or angelaadams@norwichchamber.com. Visit www.norwichchamber.com/events for more details.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT and the Southeastern Cultural Coalition will host a Culture Connects meets Business After Hours at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Oct. 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration is $15 for Chamber members and Coalition partners, $25 for nonmembers before Oct. 16, with an additional $5 after. For more information or to register, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT Business Breakfast will be held Oct. 23, 7:45-9:15 a.m., at Latitude 41 in Mystic titled Minding the Skills Gap: Workforce Development, Recruitment, and Retention. The program will include Mark Hill, Chief Operating Officer of the Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board. Following the program, a mini-expo of local agencies involved in workforce development will be available for information and networking. Cost is $17 for members, $25 for nonmembers before Oct. 21, with an additional $5 after. For more information or to register, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

The Young Professionals of Eastern Connecticut will gather for a Halloween-themed YPsocial at Mohegan Sun on Oct. 24, 6-8 p.m. To learn more about joining YP or to register for the event, visit www.ypect.com or call 860-701-9113. YP is sponsored by Keith Turner – Homestead Funding and Charter Oak Federal Credit Union.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host State of Ledyard with Mayor Fred Allyn III and Superintendent Jason Hartling at Holdridge Home and Garden, 749 Colonel Ledyard Hwy., on Oct. 30, 7:45-9:15 a.m. For more information and to register, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events  or call 860-701-9113.

EVENTS

The Young Professionals of Eastern Connecticut will team up for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on Oct. 27, Rocky Neck State Park, Niantic, from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Registration opens at 10:30 a.m. and the 5K walk begins at noon. To learn more about joining YP, register for the event, or make a donation, visit www.ypect.com or call 860-701-9113.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT 10th annual Military Appreciation Breakfast on Nov. 1, 7:45-9:15 a.m. at the Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa, Groton. For more information and to register, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

GRAND OPENINGS 

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT celebrates the grand opening of Aegis Wealth Partners, 495 Gold Star Highway, Suite 211, Groton, on Oct.r 22 from 4-7 p.m. and a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT celebrates the new renovations at Mystic Mobil and Mystic Village Car Wash, 66 Whitehall Ave., Mystic, on Oct. 25 from 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. and a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. For more information, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

HONORS 

Attorney Dale P. Faulkner of New London has been recertified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocate. He obtained his original certification in 1984, which included passing a written examination and obtaining judicial and bar recommendations. Subsequent certifications have been based on proof of practice in civil trial work and comments from judges and adverse counsel.

Chelsea Groton Bank Marketing Manager Barbara Curto has earned her recognition as a Women of FIRE (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate) by Banking New England and American Business Media. Curto was selected for the prestigious award based on her success as an effective and results-driven leader who motivates employees by encouraging professional and personal growth. The winners were featured in the September/October issue of Banking New England and were honored at an awards luncheon Oct. 11 in Natick, Mass. For more information, visit www.chelseagroton.com.

MEMBERSHIP

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT welcomes its newest members: Ricoh USA, Inc.; and Frank Webb Home. Visit www.ChamberECT.com to discover a full Chamber member directory.

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