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"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.

"Choosing the Right QuickBooks: The Basics of Setting Up Your QuickBooks Company," Elizabeth Santaus, Wednesday, May 12, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Zoom.

"Advertising on and Measuring the Impact of Instagram," Meghan Crawford of Miranda Creative, Thursday, May 20, noon-1:30 p.m., Zoom.

Contact for questions/info: Anne Driscoll at

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 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

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a virtual Chamber 101: Membership Benefits and Orientation on Wednesday, May 5, 9–10 a.m. Register at or call 860-701-9113.


The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT wil host Pfizer Senior VP John Burkhardt for a virtual Business Breakfast May 19 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. He will be joined by Pfizer's Jean Lea. $10 members; $20 non-members. Register at or call 860-701-9113.


The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT wil host the 33rd Annual Chamber Golf Tournament at Stonington Country Club on June 7. $800 per foursome. To register, visit

Chelsea Groton Bank is providing free secure document shredding services from 9 a.m. to noon on the following dates: 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

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


Karen Stewart, a paraprofessional at Montville High School, was selected as Montville's Paraprofessional of the Year. She has been in the district for 18 years but this is her first year at Montville High School.


The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut welcomes its newest members: Donner Photographic Inc.; Love On You LLLC; Simply Ohana; and Thames River Gallery. For a full list of members visit


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