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Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has named Michael Fabian as its new Mortgage Officer. Fabian's experience includes 18 years within the banking industry including six years of mortgage lending experience during which he held a senior loan processing position. In addition to his work within the banking industry, he has five years of real estate experience. Fabian, who is from Madison, is an East Lyme resident. To reach him directly, call 860-446-3508 or email


Josette A. Hill of Portland has been appointed Treasurer of the Southeastern Connecticut Chapter of SCORE, a nationwide, nonprofit association and resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration that offers free advice to small-business owners. The appointment to the volunteer position was announced by Frank LaMonaca, president of the chapter, based in Old Saybrook, with locations in Essex, Guilford, Madison, Middletown, Mystic, New London, Norwich, and Waterford. Hill will be responsible for fiscal control and reporting, accounting and finance, risk management, and tax reporting. Hill operates J.A.H Financial Services. Hill succeeds Sandra Beckman, a five-year volunteer with SCORE. For more information,visit



"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.

"Shifting from 'Doer' to 'Leader' in Your Business," Richelle Jessey, Wednesday, May 26, 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 Rep. Joe Courtney for a virtual Business Breakfast on Wednesday, June 9, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Serving on the House Armed Services Committee and Education and Workforce Committee, Courtney offers important insights for business and nonprofit leaders in the region. $10 members, $20 nonmembers. Register at or call 860-701-9113.


The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT Revolution Wind Golf Tournament will be held at Stonington Country Club on Monday, June 7. $800 per foursome. Register at or call 860-701-9113.

Chelsea Groton Bank is providing free secure document shredding services from 9 a.m. to noon 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


America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses is now open in New London Mall. National Vision has more than 1,000 stores in 44 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The store is located at Suite B7 at the North Frontage Road mall.

William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty has opened a new office in Niantic. The brokerage joins the firm's Old Lyme brokerage to become its second New London County location. The Niantic brokerage manager is Heather Gagnon, who also serves as the manager for the company's Old Lyme brokerage. Gagnon was recently named William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty's Manager of the Year. The new Niantic office is opening with a sales force comprising 21 sales associates including top producers Stacey Wyeth, Deb Fountain, Leslie Timmons, Beth Brucker, Maris LeBlanc, Dave Thomas, Patty Heenan and Bonnie Nault. A grand opening will be held at 24 Pennsylvania Ave. on June 23. For more information, visit


Financial Advisor Michael C. Doherty Jr., ChFC, CLU, CRPS, of Doherty Financial Services has been named a 2020 FIVE STAR Wealth Manager by Connecticut Magazine for highest service and overall client satisfaction. Doherty has been a financial advisor for over 35 years. He specializes in Retirement Planning, Investment Planning and Financial Planning. Ryan Pellegrini and Ryan Doherty work with Doherty at 860 Norwich-New London Tpke., Uncasville. For more information, vist


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