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The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a Business After Hours at the Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme, on Oct. 20, 5-7 p.m. Enjoy the Wee Fairy Village exhibition on the museum grounds. Hors d'oeuvres, drinks and door prizes. Chamber members $15, nonmembers $25 before Oct. 18, additional $5 after. Register at or 860-701-9113.

Chelsea Groton Bank is hosting a career fair for candidates interested in pursuing a career in banking on Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 3–6 p.m. at the bank's New London branch, One Montauk Avenue, New London. Bank team members will meet with and interview candidates for In-Branch and Digital Customer Service positions, and the Rotational Internship Program. Full-time, part-time and parent hours are available. For more information, visit


Chelsea Groton Bank, in partnership with Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce and Norwich Community Development Corporation, will host a Small Business Bootcamp series beginning Oct. 5. Tuesday events will be held at noon at CGB, 444 West Main St., or via Zoom. Thursday Evenings will be at 6 p.m. at Foundry 66, 66 Franklin St. or via Zoom. For more information, visit


"Getting Started with Google My Business," sponsored by Essex Savings Bank, Greg Boyd, Director of Digital Marketing Services at Miranda Creative, Wednesday, Oct. 6, noon-1:30 p.m., Zoom.

"Managing Your Business Finances with QuickBooks," Intuit ProAdvisor Elizabeth Santaus, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2-3:30 p.m., Zoom.

"Fundamentals for Starting Your Business," Session #1: "What's the Big Idea?", sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 5:30-7 p.m., Zoom.

For more information, contact Anne Driscoll at

The Cultural Coalition will present a "Grantmakers Forum: Arts & Culture Insights & Information" on Tuesday, October 5 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. Free with advance registration required at Speakers include: Jennifer O'Brien, Community Foundation of Eastern CT; Michael Rauh, Chelsea Groton Foundation; Nancy Bulkeley, Dominion Foundation; Elizabeth Shapiro, Connecticut Office of the Arts; and Scott Wands, Connecticut Humanities.


Chelsea Groton Bank is providing free secure document shredding services Saturday, Oct. 2, 9 a.m.–noon at the Sprague Public Library, 76 Main St., Baltic; and Saturday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m.–1 .p.m at the Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library St., Mystic. Open to members and non-members. Chelsea Groton will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Bank. To learn more, visit


The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT wil join UCFS Healthcare and Waterford Public Schools at the grand opening of their School Based Health Centers at Clark Lane Middle School on Oct. 12 from 8:15-9:15 a.m.


The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT welcomes its newest members: No Other Book Like This in Groton; Organics 87 food truck; Our Store Groceries and More in Groton; and The Meadows in Stonington. Visit to discover a full Chamber member directory.

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