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EMPLOYMENT

Dan Webster of Griswold, who has been with Mohegan Sun since its inception and most recently played a vital role in implementing Mohegan Sun's health & safety reopening plan, has been named Sr. VP of Resort Operations. In this elevated role, Webster will oversee and implement strategies for various departments, including Engineering, Transportation, Food & Beverage, Hotel, Environmental Services and Security. Webster began at Mohegan Sun as a HVAC Mechanic and from there, became HVAC Supervisor, Central Plant Manager, Director and Chief Engineer and most recently, served as Vice President of Facility Operations.

Webster joins a Mohegan Sun Executive team led by President & General Manager, Jeff Hamilton and which also includes VP of Human Resources, Don Trella, the recently promoted Assistant General Manager, Kevin Lowry, and new VP of Marketing & Chief Marketing Officer, Kim Noto.

ELECTED

Following its 147th Annual Meeting of Corporators held virtually on Aug. 19, Jewett City Savings Bank announced the election of Graeme Everson of Moosup, Bruce Prescott of Westerly and Earl Rosebrooks of North Grosvenordale as new Corporators. For more information, visist www.JCSBank.com.

EVENTS

Shred Days will be held at Chelsea Groton Bank branches on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m.–noon at the North Stonington Branch, 391 Norwich Westerly Road; and Saturday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m.–noon at the Norwich-Westside Branch, 444 West Main St. This is a free event open to all. Masks and social distancing required. For more information, visit www.chelseagroton.com.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host its 32nd Annual Golf Tournament, Oct. 19 at Fox Hopyard Golf Club. Foursomes are $700 or $800 depending on flight. To learn more and register, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

WORKSHOPS

SCORE:

"Fundamentals of Starting or Growing Your Business, Session 3: Marketing and Sales Basics, sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 5:30-7 p.m., Zoom.

"Fundamentals of Starting or Growing Your Business, Session 4: Digital Marketing Must-Haves, sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 5:30-7 p.m., Zoom.

"Fundamentals of Starting or Growing Your Business, Session 5: Show me the Money, sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 5:30-7 p.m., Zoom.

"Managing Your Business Finances with QuickBooks," Wednesday, Nov. 4, 10-11:30 a.m., Zoom.

For registration information, email Anne Driscoll at anne.driscoll@scorevolunteer.org.

NETWORKING 

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will hold a Business After Hours on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 5-7 p.m., at Hilton Mystic, 20 Coogan Blvd., Mystic. Following all safety guidelines, Hilton Mystic and The Irons will host this socially-distanced evening of networking with access to ballroom, restaurant, and outdoor courtyard. Cost is $15 for members, $25 for nonmembers for registrations before Oct. 19, add $5 after. To learn more and register, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

GRAND OPENING

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will celebrate the grand opening of Better Together CT, Inc. on Sunday, Oct. 25, 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m., with a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon. Better Together CT, Inc. is a nonprofit dedicated to reinvigorating veterans through community outreach and agriculture. Join the celebration and enjoy light fare courtesy of Buon Apetito and Press On Sandwich. The event also features crafters, prizes, silent auction, and music. Attendees may sign up for a mindfulness and meditation forest walk. To learn more, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

HONORS

Attorney Robert W. Clark of Waterford has been selected again this year for inclusion in the 2020 Connecticut Super Lawyers listing. Clark has practice law with the law firm of Costa & Clark in Norwich since 1985. He is serving on the board of the New London County Bar Association as President. Costa & Clark is located at the Mercantile Exchange building, 55 Main St. and he can be reached at 860-887-4438.

Chelsea Groton Bank team members recently graduated from the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership Program, the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT's Leadership Program, and the Connecticut Bankers Association's Connecticut School of Finance and Management.

Nicole Goodrow, Customer Solutions Assistant Manager at the Waterford branch, graduated from the GNACC LEAD Program. Bank graduates of the Chamber ECT's Leadership Program were Samantha Powden, Deposit Operations Specialist; Megan Susi, Customer Solutions Assistant Manager at the Center Groton branch; and Bonnie Stanford, Customer Solutions Assistant Manager at the Niantic branch. Matt Morrell, Retail Lending Sales Manager; Matt Benoit, Project Management Specialist; Alyssa Bryan, Digital Banking Operations Specialist; Mandy-Lyn Crispim, Customer Solutions Manager at the Norwich Branch; and Maria Grenier, Deposit Operations Manager, graduated from CSFM. For more information, visit www.chelseagroton.com.

GIVING

Westerly Community Credit Union has extended their WCCU Teacher Grant application deadline to Jan. 31. The Westerly Community Credit Union will be awarding $8,500 in grants, in values up to $500, for the upcoming 2020/21 school year. WCCU Teacher Grants are available to local teachers, administrators and staff from the following public-school districts: Chariho, Exeter-West Greenwich, Narragansett, North Stonington, South Kingstown, Stonington, and Westerly. Grant applications are available online at www.westerlyccu.com.

MEMBERSHIP 

The Coastal Chapter of BNI in Waterford CT welcomes its newest members: Nicole Ceil, of Nicole Ceil Functional Nutrition and Tandi Palmer, of TonPStylist.  Visit www.coastalbni.com to see complete member directory. Meeting every Tuesday at 7:15 a.m. on Zoom. Contact Maria Gallagher for details. Visitor day on Tuesday Oct. 20 at 7:15 a.m.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT welcomes its newest members: Exemplify to Edify, LLC,; Jimmie's Ice Cream Shoppe & Catering, and St. Vincent de Paul Place. Visit www.ChamberECT.com to discover a full Chamber member directory.

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