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EMPLOYMENT 

Carolyn Morrison has joined the East Lyme office of The Randall Family of Companies. For more information, visit www.carolynmorrison.randallrealtors.com/. Gail Reale and Sharon Park have joined the Westerly office. For more information, visit www.gailreale.randallrealtors.com/ and www.sharonpark.randallrealtors.com/. Headquartered in Charlestown, R.I., The Randall Family of Companies maintains 34 offices with over 650 agents.

Michael Zimmerman has been promoted to branch manager of the ABC Supply location at 29 Industrial Park Road in Niantic. Zimmerman worked summers at ABC throughout high school and college. He joined ABC full time almost 10 years ago and has served in roles with increasing responsibility. For more information, visist www.abcsupply.com.

Full Power Radio Inc. has appointed Tim Burrows vice president of operations of the New England-based radio and streaming broadcasting companies. Burrows will help manage operations of the New England based Full Power Radio Stations owned by John Fuller. Burrows began his broadcasting career in the New London market and joined Full Power Radio 15 years ago as sales manager. Full Power includes six stations in New London, as well as stations in Hartford, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

WORKSHOPS

SCORE:

"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.

"CT Paid Leave: What You Need to Know," Thursday, May 6, noon-1 p.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 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 http://www.ChamberECT.com/events%20 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 Groton Public Library and Liberty Bank are hosting a free shredding event in the library's parking lot on Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring up to three file-sized boxes for complimentary safe and secure shredding. Non-perishable food items will also be accepted and donated to local food pantries. Infoshred staff will be taking proper COVID-19 precautions during this event. For more information, visit www.grotonpl.org.

Chelsea Groton Bank is providing free secure document shredding services from 9 a.m. to noon on the following dates: Saturday, April 24, Center Groton Branch, 1319 Gold Star Highway; Saturday, May 8, North Stonington Branch, 391 Norwich Westerly Road; and Saturday, May 29, Norwich-Westside Branch, 444 West Main St. Chelsea Groton will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Bank. For more information, visit www.chelseagroton.com.

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

Chelsea Groton Bank has once again been awarded the highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability from  BauerFinancial Inc.  This is the 108th consecutive quarter that Chelsea Groton Bank has earned this top rating, which makes it a "Best of Bauer Bank." For more information, visit www.bauerfinancial.com and www.chelseagroton.com.

Randall Realtors recently recognized its agents' 2020 individual sales achievements at its annual awards ceremony, which was held virtually this year. In the second highest sales-production category, the Diamond Award, which recognizes sales production between $9 and $14.999 million, Katy Fetherston of the Mystic office, Elizabeth Douthit of the Watch Hill office, Melinda Carlisle of the Mystic office, Patrice Fenton of the Charlestown office, and Leo Chomen of the East Lyme office, were honored. Fetherston was the "Top Volume Agent," and Chomen received the top honors for rentals production with 33 units in 2020, most listings taken and most units sold by any individual agent. Additional recognitions included David Wolber of the Mystic office as "Rising Star."

GIVING

Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has donated $32,000 in additional emergency food assistance to eastern Connecticut's food pantries and food centers to increase food supplies to those in need during the continuing COVID-19 health crisis. Since this past April, Charter Oak has donated a total of $139,000 in emergency grants to food centers and food pantries that serve New London and Windham counties. The 16 eastern Connecticut organizations that received emergency food assistance include: Always Home in Mystic; Care & Share of East Lyme; Covenant Soup Kitchen in Willimantic; Friends of Assisi Food Pantry in Danielson; Interfaith Human Services of Putnam-Daily Bread; Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center in New London; Groton Social Services Food Lockers; Montville Food Bank (Montville Social Services); New London Area Food Pantry; New London Community Meal Center; New London Homeless Hospitality Center; Norwich Community Meal Program DBA Lee Memorial UMC; Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center; Rosalyn Allen Food Pantry in Norwich; Saint Mary's Church Food Pantry in Jewett City; and Saint Vincent De Paul Place in Norwich. For more information, visit www.CharterOak.org.

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