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Harold Davison has joined Spicer Hearth & Home in Salem as a propane and hearth shop specialist. Davison, originally from Alabama, served for 12 years working as a Sonar Technician for the United States Navy, advancing to Chief Petty Officer.

Spicer Plus is the parent company for Spicer Gas, Advanced Heating Oil, Sunshine Oil, Mohegan Oil and Spicer Hearth & Home. They deliver propane and heating oil to homes and businesses in Connecticut and Rhode Island as well as hearth and home products from their store in Salem. For more information, visit www.spicerpropane.com.

WORKSHOPS

SCORE:

"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 anne.driscoll@scorevolunteer.org.

NETWORKING

The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce will hold Business Before Hours, presented by Denison Peqoutsepos Nature Center, on Thursday, Oct. 28th from 7:30-8:30 a.m., at 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic. The event is free but pre-registration is requested at www.mysticchamber.org. 

EVENTS

The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Westerly/Pawcatuck Downtown Business Association will present Mystic Restaurant Week with Dine-Out in Downtown 2021 Nov. 1-7. Each participant will feature a burger. More than 25 restaurants have signed up. Patrons can enter to win prizes donated by GMCC members and Westerly/Pawcatuck DBA members. 

Westerly Education Center is holding a job fair on Tuesday, Nov. 2 from 3-5 p.m. at 23 Friendship St., Westerly. The event is freel. Several dozen businesses in Rhode Island and Connecticut have signed up to recruit and there are additional spaces still available on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Faith Hanson at 401-584-4931 or faith.hanson@riopc.edu to book a table. Preregistration for job seekers is not required. Education providers will also be present and offer free job training, college enrollment, and GED coursework. More information can be found at www.westerlyedcenter.org.

HONORS

Stephen Coan, CEO and President of Mystic Aquarium, and Stephan Ambrosch, owner of Deviant Donuts and Mangos Wood Fired Pizza, will be honored by Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce with the 2020 Joyce Resnikoff Tourism Award. The event will be Dec. 2, 5-8:30 p.m. at the Velvet Mill in Stonington Borough.

This year's GMCC's Annual Party of 12 event will also feature the first ever 15 Over 50 Ballast Awards, acknowledging those business icons over 50 years of age. The Ballast Awards will be presented to Mystic businesses representing all categories. Visit www.mysticchamber.org for the official nominating form, criteria, and instructions. GMCC will be accepting nominations through  Nov. 1.

Area restaurants will have hors d'oeuvres stations at the Velvet Mill. Cocktails and live music will start at 6:30. For more information including tickets and sponsorship opportunities head to www.mysticchamber.org.

Chelsea Groton Bank has earned the prestigious "Best of Bauer Bank" status from BauerFinancial, Inc., which is reserved for institutions that that have earned Bauer's highest (5-Star) rating consistently for at least 25 consecutive years. This is the 110th consecutive quarter that Chelsea Groton Bank has earned this top rating.  For more information, visit www.chelseagroton.com or www.bauerfinancial.com.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will recognized Michael Rauh, President/CEO of Chelsea Groton Bank, as 2020 Citizen of the Year on Oct. 29. The Citizen of the Year award is presented annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions on behalf of the civic and business community. Rauh recently served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for L&M Healthcare and 2019 Chair of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT. He is a past Chairman of the Connecticut Bankers Association. He serves on the boards of the American Bankers Association (ABA), Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, The Yale New Haven Health System, the Norwich Free Academy Foundation, the Norwich Community Development Corporation, URI Harrington School of Communication and Media, and the Providence Mutual Insurance Company, in addition to the Chelsea Groton Bank board and Chelsea Groton Bank Foundation board.

The Chamber will recognize Rauh on Oct. 29, 5:30-9 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Casino. To purchase tickets, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call (860) 701-9113.

MEMBERSHIP

The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome their new members who have joined in August and September. Please welcome: AMA Dance Theatre, Bank & Bridge Brewing, Beth Collins, M.D. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery & Med Spa, Boater's Buddy LLC, Bouvier Insurance, Connecticare, Emily Marquis Designs, Ignazio's The Pizza, J&R Seafood Market, Mama Emily's Sweet Treats, Outdoor Marketplace, Spencer & Lynn Wine and Spirit Merchants, and William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty. To join, call Morgan Yandow, Membership Manager, at (860) 572-9578, email at morgan@mysticchamber.org or visit GMCC in person at 22 East Main St. above HJ Smith Plumbing.

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