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WORKSHOPS

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT with presenters Suisman Shapiro will offer two Sexual Harassment Prevention Training sessions in January. These sessions meet new requirements around the Time’s Up Act for companies with three or more employees to provide two hours of training, or to provide training for anyone in a supervisory role. Visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113 to register for one of two sessions on Thursday, Jan. 16, 8:30-10:30 a.m. or Wednesday, Jan. 29, 3-5 p.m.

SCORE will host a workshop on “The ABCs of a Business Plan and Understanding a SWOT Analysis,” Tuesday, Jan. 7, 5:30- 7 p.m., Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road.'' Presenter is Economic Development Specialist Tanisha Baptiste of the Small Business Administration. For more information contact Anne Driscoll at anne.driscoll@scorevolunteer.org.

NETWORKING

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT joins Hoffman Audi in New London for a Business After Hours on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 5-7 p.m. $15 for members, $25 for nonmembers before Jan. 6, 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 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 OPENINGS

Village Art Space, an art studio, gallery and education center, has opened at 53 Main St., Noank. Local artisans are on exhibit until Jan. 4 and classes are available. For more information, email villageartsspace@gmail.com.

Dollar General’s newest store at 313 W. Main St. in Norwich is open. Dollar General stores employ approximately six to 10 people. For employment information visit www.dollargeneral.com/careers.

HONORS

Kevin Power, owner of Sunrise Home Inspection LLC in Mystic, recently attained the level of Certified Master Inspector. CMI is a professional designation awarded to home inspectors who have worked in the field for three or more years and conducted a minimum of 1,000 inspections. Power has worked as an inspector for 10 years and opened Sunrise Home Inspection in 2018.

GIVING

Mystic Aquarium showed their gratitude to those who give back in our community with support of the volunteers of the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of New London County. Captain Jose Borrero, New London Corps Officer, and Linda L. Mariani, co-president of Salvation Army of New London, were presented with complimentary admission tickets to Mystic Aquarium’s Northern Lights for the organization’s Red Kettle bell ringers. Mystic Aquarium’s first Northern Lights holiday event series takes place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday through Jan. 4, with timed entries at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission and are available online only at www.MysticAquarium.org/Northern-Lights.

During the month of December, Ace Hardware, 146 West Town St., Norwich, is offering customers the chance to round up purchases and donate the difference to the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Ace Hardware also collected toys for Tommy Toy Fund.

EVENTS

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.

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