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WORKSHOPS

The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Social Media Boot Camp Lunch & Learn Series with “Navigating Social Media (Legally)” on Monday, Dec. 2 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Russel Anderson, of Pullman & Comley, will present on how social media marketing and the law intersect. $5 GNACC members and $10 non-members. Register at www.norwichchamber.com or (860) 887-1647.

SCORE will host:

"(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.

"Email Marketing Basics," Thursday, Dec. 12, 5:30-7 p.m., Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, presenter is Anne Driscoll.

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

The Women's Business Development Council will host:

"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.

"Personal Finance Counseling," Samantha Cross, Coach, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. by appointment only, WBDC, 300 State St., Ste. 419, New London.

"QuickBooks Counseling," Carla Demers, Coach, Thursday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. by appointment only, WBDC, 300 State St., Ste. 419, New London.

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

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a workshop "New Year Ahead: Top 12 Things to Know for 2020 Marketing Vision" on Dec. 10, noon-1:15 p.m., at the Chamber offices, 914 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford. Miranda Creative will present. Registration is $5 for Chamber members, $15 for nonmembers. For more information, a list of speakers, and to register, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

NETWORKING

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will celebrate Dime Bank's 150th Anniversary with a Business After Hours on Dec. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Dime Bank headquarters, 290 Salem Turnpike, Norwich. Register for the free event at www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host Gov. Ned Lamont for a Business Breakfast on Dec. 3, 7:45-9:15 a.m., at the Holiday Inn, Norwich. Cost is $25 for Chamber members, $35 for nonmembers for registration before Dec. 1, with an additional $5 after. For more information, 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, Dec. 12 at 5:30 p.m. hosted by Elmbrook Village at Bozrah and Otis Cafe. Starting at 5:30 p.m. guests will gather at Elmbrook Village, 380 Salem Turnpike, Bozrah. $10 GNACC members and $20 non-members. For more information, visit www.norwichchamber.com/events or call (860) 887-1647.

The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce will host their bi-monthly BizBlender Networking event on Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at Bella Fiore Restaurant, 543 West Thames St. Space is limited and opened to the first 20. $10 GNACC members, $15 non-members, includes Lunch. For more information, visit www.norwichchamber.com/events or call (860) 887-1647.

GRAND OPENING

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT celebrates the grand opening of Edward Jones Investments, 316 Boston Post Road, Suite 1, Waterford, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 4:30–6:30 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. Enjoy refreshments and meet financial advisor John Bairos. For more information, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce will host the official Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting ceremony for Woombs & Wankle on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 4-5 p.m. at 48 Franklin St., #1, Norwich. Visit www.norwichchamber.com/events for more details or call (860) 887-1647.

The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce and UCFS will host the Eldercare Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 7:45-9 a.m. Join us for the official grand opening of Primary Care Services at Ross Adult Day Center/Sheltering Arms Residential Care. Visit www.norwichchamber.com/events for more details or call (860) 887-1647.

EVENTS

The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce has opened registration for the 2019 Party of Twelve at the Velvet Mill on Dec. 12. An open bar and food from over 10 local restaurants. Go to www.mysticchamber.org to register or call 860-572-9578.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut Foundation hosts its 36th Holiday Gala on Dec. 6, 5:30-9 p.m. at Mohegan Sun, Uncas Ballroom. The festive evening supports local children and families through donations to charitable organizations throughout the region. Beginning with a champagne reception, the evening highlights included one of the region's largest silent auctions, a live auction, and  dinner and desserts. To attend this black tie optional event, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

Running through Dec. 24, shoppers can visit one of the participating venues to pick up their Holiday Shopping Trail Passport. Travel the trail and collect stickers by visiting or making purchases at shops, restaurants and other local businesses. Sponsored by Comcast Business. Visit www.ChamberECT.com/trail to view all the participating businesses or call 860-701-9113 for more information. 

HONORS

Seven attorneys from the New London law firm Suisman Shapiro were selected for inclusion in the 2019 Connecticut Super Lawyers listing: James P. Berryman for Workers Compensation Law; Michael A. Blanchard for Criminal Defense; John A. Collins III for Personal Injury Law; Theodore W. Heiser for Employment & Labor Law; and Rising Stars Eric W. Callahan for Business/Corporate Law; Roger T. Scully for Personal Injury Law, and Kyle J. Zrenda for Personal Injury Law. Suisman Shapiro Attorneys at Law is at 2 Union Plaza. For more information, call (860) 442-4416 or visit www.suismanshapiro.com.

Attorney Theodore N. Phillips II of Norwich has again been selected to the New England Super Lawyers list. Phillips was recognized for his work in the area of business and corporate law. Phillips has practiced law in eastern Connecticut since 1981. He is a Past President of the New London County Bar Association. His office is located at 12 Case Street and he can be reached at (860) 889-2333.

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