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Kelly McKinnon has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer at Mohegan Sun. She will be rejoining the Mohegan Sun team in an executive capacity after spending the past 15 months at the Corporate division of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE), serving as the Director of Analytics. McKinnon joined Mohegan Sun in 2006 as a Budget Analyst and has held multiple positions, including Financial Planning & Analysis Manager and Director of Financial Planning & Analysis. For more information visit

Bob Leighton of Voluntown has been named to the new position of General Manager of the Connecticut offices of The Randall Family of Companies. Leighton brings to his new role nearly 40 years of extensive experience in real estate sales, management and operations leadership at several prominent brokerages including Berkshire Hathaway, RE/MAX and Coldwell Banker. He has owned and operated his own brokerage in eastern Connecticut and served as president of a 500-agent company in Pennsylvania. For more information, visit



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

"Choosing the Right QuickBooks: The Basics of Setting Up Your QuickBooks Company," Wednesday, Nov. 11, 10-11:30 a.m., Zoom.

"Is Being a Virtual Assistant for You?", Tuesday, Nov. 17, 10-11:30 a.m., Zoom.

"Advertising Across Social Media," sponsored by Essex Savings Bank, Wednesday, Nov. 18, noon to 1:30 p.m., Zoom.

For registration information, email Anne Driscoll at


Young Professionals of Eastern CT will gather for a hike at Lantern Hill in Ledyard followed by lunch at Buon Appitito in North Stonington on Saturday, Nov. 7, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. To join the event or learn more about YPECT, a program of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT, visit


Chelsea Groton Bank's Interns in Banking Rotational Internship Program is accepting appications at through Nov. 6. All "Interns in Banking" begin with one full year in retail branch banking. All interns are paid and may be eligible for academic credit based on the college's eligibility requirements.


Dollar General has opened at 144 Boston Post Road in East Lyme. The store is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The store is expected to employ six to 10 people. Dollar General also continues to hire full- and part-time employees across its store, distribution and private fleet networks. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $186 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 12 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit


The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT welcomes a new members: Long River Farm; Main Avent Sports & Apparel; and Rise Nutrition in the Pawcatuck Shopping Center. Visit to discover a full Chamber member directory. 


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