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ELECTED

Following the 148th Annual Meeting of Corporators on March 30, Jewett City Savings Bank announced the election of Christian Sarantopoulos of Pomfret Center as corporator. Sarantopoulos is a practicing attorney and owner of the law firm of Sarantopoulos & Sarantopoulos, LLC in Danielson. For more information, visit www.JCSBank.com.

Rich Kanarski of Davis-Standard in Pawcatuck has been elected to serve as a Technical Program Chair for the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), Extrusion Division. In 2014, Kanarski was recommended by a mentor to serve on the SPE Board of Directors as a young professional, several years later being elected to serve on the Board in a traditional governing role.

For more information about SPE's technical conferences, visit www.4spe.org. For SPE Extrusion Division membership information, contact Rich Kanarski directly at speextrboard@gmail.com. For more information about Davis-Standard, visit www.davis-standard.com .

WORKSHOPS

SCORE:

"Fundamentals for Starting Your Business, Session #3: Marketing & Sales Basics," Tuesday, April 13, 5:30-7 p.m., Zoom.

"Fundamentals for Starting Your Business, Session #4: Digital Marketing Must-Haves, " Tuesday, April 20, 5:30-7 p.m., Zoom.

"Fundamentals for Starting Your Business, Session #5: Show Me the Money," Tuesday, April 27, 5:30-7 p.m., Zoom.

"Advertising on and Measuring the Impact of Facebook," Meghan Crawford from Miranda Creative, Thursday, April 22, noon–1:30 p.m., Zoom.

"Managing Your Business Finances With QuickBooks," Elizabeth Santaus, Wednesday, May 5, 10-11:30 a.m., Zoom.

Contact for questions/info: Anne Driscoll at anne.driscoll@scorevolunteer.org.

Chelsea Groton Bank's 8-week "CU Grow: Online Small Business Bootcamp" will continue on Tuesdays from noon-1 p.m. and Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. in April and May. The free small business series is offered through the bank's financial education program, Chelsea University, in partnership with the Norwich Community Development Corporation and the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce. To learn more and to register, visit www.ChelseaGroton.com/ChelseaUniversity.

NETWORKING

The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce is offering a Virtual Speed Networking event on Wednesday, April 14 from 5:15-6:30 pm. The program is free for members, $15 for non-members and pre-registration is required. Call 401-596-7761 for more information.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host Coffee & Contacts: Virtual Networking with the Chamber on Tuesday, April 13, 8:30–9:30 a.m. The event is free to attend with Zoom link provided upon registration. To learn more or register, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host Tips from the Top with CT DECD Deputy Commissioner Glendowlyn Thames on Tuesday, April 20, 6–7 p.m. Registration is $10. To learn more or register, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce will host a networking luncheon Friday, April 30 at noon at Venice restaurant on Shore Road, Westerly. $23 for chamber members and $30 for nonmembers. Price includes a $5 per person donation to support the Frank Olean Center whose newly appointed Executive Director, Ruth Tureckova, will be the guest speaker. To register contact 401-596-7761.

EVENTS

The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce will bring back its "Sunday Funday" series each Sunday on High Street in downtown Westerly from April 18 – May 16 from noon to 8 p.m. The event offers three live bands each day, shopping, dining and beverage specials in the outdoor market, which is closed to vehicles. Various pop-up artists and retail booths participate each week. Free admission, masks required to enter and social distancing rules apply. For more information, contact Lkonicki@oceanchamber.org.

Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 25th Annual Virtu Art Festival to be held July 17 and 18 in Wilcox Park, Westerly. Artists may register at www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=9291.

HONORS

Lisa Konicki of Stonington, President of the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce, was recognized with a SHero Award from the Commission on Women, Seniors, Children, Equity and Opportunity of the Connecticut General Assembly. She was Nominated by state Rep. Greg Howard for her extraordinary efforts supporting businesses and responding to Covid-19. For more information about the award go to www.wp.cga.ct.gov/cwcseo/women-home/.

GIVING

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT Foundation transformed its annual 2020 Holiday Gala into the "Every Month is a Holiday" campaign for all of 2021. Generous support from local businesses allows the foundation to award over $100K annually. An opportunity to be the featured sponsor of the month is still available. To learn more visit, www.ChamberECT.com/foundation or call 860-701-9113.

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