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WORKSHOPS

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT and the Community Foundation of Eastern CT will host a workshop "Strategic Frameworks for Nonprofits" on Nov. 21, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Norwich. Jim Schwarz, president of Compass Development & Governance Group, will lead the workshop. Cost is $45 and includes full-day program, breakfast and lunch. Limited scholarships are available through the Community Foundation of Eastern CT. For more information or to register, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Social Media Boot Camp Lunch & Learn Series: Nov. 18: Instagram for Business; and Nov. 25: Social Media Content. The classes, which will run from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., will be presented by Barbara Paquin from Miranda Creative and hosted at Foundry 66, 66 Franklin St., Norwich. $5 GNACC Members and $10 Non-members per class. Bring your own lunch. Register online at www.Norwichchamber.com/Events or call (860) 887-1647.

SCORE will host:

"How to Start & Run a Successful Non-Profit," Wednesday, Nov. 13, 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 Business Plan: Your Roadmap to Success," Wednesday, Nov. 20, 5:30-7 p.m., East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, Niantic. Presenter is Jim Jackson, Business Advisor at The Connecticut Small Business Development Center.

 “(Taking the Fear out of) Small Business Selling,” Wednesday, Dec. 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, presenter is SCORE Mentor Eric Munro.

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

The Women's Business Development Council will host:

"Productivity/Time Management Counseling," Lesley Ingves, Coach, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. by appointment, WBDC, 300 State St., Ste. 419, New London.

"Small Business Retirement Planning," Nitame Thomas, Instructor, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m., WBDC, 300 State St., Ste. 419, New London.

"Log In: Be Social Not Swamped," Miria Toth, Instructor, Tuesday, Nov. 19, noon–1 p.m., WBDC, 300 State St., Ste. 419, New London.

“Elevate Your Pitch - Two Part Series: Craft Your Compelling Message and Practice Your Pitch,” Judith Clinton, Instructor, Tuesdays, Nov. 19 and Dec. 3, 5:30–7 p.m., WBDC, 300 State St., Ste. 419, New London.

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

NETWORKING

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT joins TVCCA at Secor Subaru for a Business After Hours networking event on Nov. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Secor Subaru will once again support TVCCA's Meals on Wheels program during the "Subaru Share the Love" campaign. At this event, participants will craft holiday cards for seniors. Enjoy complimentary hors d'eovures, wine, beer, and soda along with door prizes. Cost is $15 for Chamber members, $25 for nonmembers for registration by Nov. 17, with an additional $5 after. For more information or to register, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours event on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 5:30 p.m. hosted by Chelsea Groton Bank, 444 West Main St., Norwich. $10 GNACC members and $15 non-members. RSVP 860-887-1647 or www.norwichchamber.com/events.

GRAND OPENING

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT celebrates the grand opening of Crowned Fit, 382 Gold Star Hwy., Groton, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 15, 8-9:30 a.m. Crowned Fit is a health and fitness studio geared toward women. For more information, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT celebrates the grand opening of The Inn at Ocean Avenue, 917 Ocean Ave., New London, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 12, 5-7 p.m. For more information, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT celebrates the grand opening of Your CBD Store, 170 Flanders Road, East Lyme, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 21, 4-8 p,m. For more information, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

NEW LOCATION

Doherty Financial Services has moved to 860 Norwich-New London Tpke., Uncasville. DFS is a family owned business with three generations consisting of Michael C. Doherty, Sr., Michael C. Doherty, Jr., and Ryan Doherty. For more information call 860-848-1881 or visit www.dohertyfinancal.com.

HONORS

Suzanne Trout, Foxwoods Resort Casino’s Chief Marketing Officer, has been awarded the Patricia Becker Pay It Forward Award on behalf of Global Gaming Women. The award honors women who have demonstrated their commitment to the development and advancement of other women, their communities and the GGW organizationing efforts. Trout was one of seven recipients recognized in 2019 for their work with GGW. Each recipient has dedicated substantial time and effort to giving back through fundraising, hosting leadership classes, developing training programs, leading conferences and more. Trout joined the Foxwoods team as Chief Marketing Officer in 2017.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host its 10th Annual Social Service Recognition Breakfast on Nov. 20, 7:45-9 a.m., at the Holiday Inn in Norwich. Cost is $17 for Chamber members, $25 for nonmembers for registration by Nov. 18, with an additional $5 after For more information or to register, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

Chelsea Groton Bank has achieved of another 5-Star Superior Rating from BauerFinancial. Chelsea Groton has maintained that top rating for 102 consecutive quarters giving it the added status of being a “Best of Bauer Bank.” For more information, visit www.chelseagroton.com.

Courtney A. Simmons, a native of Lyme, has been recognized by 2019 Massachusetts Super Lawyers as a Rising Star. She works at Davis Malm, which is based in Boston. Rising Star candidates must be 40 years old or younger, or have been in practice for 10 years or fewer. No more than 2.5% of the state's lawyer pool is named to the Rising Stars list.

GIVING

Sails Up 4 Cancer has been selected by Subaru America as part of this year's Share the Love campaign in conjunction with Holmgren Subaru in Franklin. Subaru has donated over $147 million toward charities across the country. From Nov.14 until Jan. 2 Subaru will donate $250 to Sails Up 4 Cancer for each car sold or leased. Sails Up 4 Cancer, founded in 2011 is a 501(c)3 non profit corporation based in Mystic. Bob Davis, CEO of SU4C, has partnered with the Holmgren team for numerous years on a variety of projects.  

Groton Utilities/Bozrah Light and Power presented Optimus Senior Living with a rebate check in the amount of $53,560 as part of Groton Utilities’ energy conservation program. Elmbrook Village in Bozrah, owned and run by Optimus Senior Living, is a senior living community that features independent living, assisted living and memory care support. Elmbrook recently completed a LED installation project, for which they applied and were granted the rebate from Groton Utilities/Bozrah Light and Power.

MEMBERSHIP

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT welcomes its newest members: Harbor Village Rehabilitation & Nursing Center at Harbor Village; Lathrop Insurance, Inc.;and  Sweitzer Income Planning. Visit www.ChamberECT.com for a full Chamber member directory.

The Coastal Chapter of BNI in Waterford welcomes its newest member: Daniel Miljenovic of Coastline Cleaning & Restoration. Visit www.coastalbni.com to see the complete member directory. BNI meets every Tuesday at 7:15 a.m. at Charter Oak FCU Headquarters in Waterford.

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