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    Thursday, May 30, 2024

    Business Briefs



    “Pricing Strategies: How to Determine the Value of Your Product or Service,” presenter Eric Munro, Thursday, Jan. 26, 3-4:30 p.m., Zoom.

    “Marketing Fundamentals,” presenter Margo Weitekamp, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 5:30–7 p.m., Zoom.

    2-Part Webinar Series on QuickBooks. PART ONE “Managing Your Business Finances with QuickBooks,” Tuesday, Feb. 7, 10-11:30 a.m., Zoom.

    PART TWO “Choosing the Right QuickBooks: The Basics of Setting Up Your QuickBooks Company,” Thursday, Feb. 9, 10:00-11:30 a.m., Zoom.

    “Starting and Running a Service Business,” presenter Eric Munro, Thursday, Feb. 16, 5:30-7 p.m., Zoom.

    Contact for questions/info: Anne Driscoll, anne.driscoll@scorevolunteer.org.


    Young Professionals of Eastern CT will host a YPSocial at The Garde Arts Center in New London on Jan. 26 from 5-7 p.m. The event sponsor is Homestead Funding. A pre-show event will be held at 5 p.m. in the Oasis Room before the Breezeline Winter Cinema Series. Free for members and $15 for non-members.


    The Connecticut Sun will host a golf tournament to benefit the Connecticut Sun Foundation May 11 at the Mohegan Sun Golf Club, 7 Dows Lane, Baltic. Registration for the event will open on Monday, Feb. 13.

    Individuals looking to donate should contact the Connecticut Sun's Community Relations team, Morgan Tuck (mtuck@connecticutsun.com) and Annette Hogan (ahogan@connecticutsun.com). Corporate teams can get involved by choosing from the various sponsorship opportunities by contacting Connecticut Sun Corporate Partnerships and Premium Hospitality Manager, Caterina Fonseca at cfonseca@connecticutsun.com or by visiting https://sun.wnba.com/golf-sponsorships/. All proceeds from the tournament will go to the Connecticut Sun Foundation.

    The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner & Awards Banquet will be held Jan. 26 at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center. Honored will be Chamber Service Award, Deb Tavernier, Centreville Bank; Non-Profit of the Year, EWIB (Eastern Workforce Investment Board); Businesses of the Year, AA Lock & Key and Billy Wilson's Ageing Still.

    Sponsors include Mashantucket Pequot Museum, Norwich Public Utilities, US Foods, CorePlus Credit Union, McKenna's Flower Shop and La Francois Floral & Gifts, and Matthew's Catering Company. Tickets are $45 GNACC Members and $55 for non-members. Visit www.norwichchamber.com.


    Graniteville Dental Solutions has opened at 262 Boston Post Road, Waterford. The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut held at ribbon cutting last week. For more information, call (860) 443-0861.


    The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation has awarded $12,250 to local educational institutions and youth services providers. The Foundation awarded Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation a $5,000 grant towards their Dr. Robert E. Miller Education Advancement Fund, Northeast Opportunities for Wellness, Inc. received $3,000 to fund a new sensory/play element for their Preschool Power Hour program, and Hale YMCA in Putnam received a $2,500 grant to fund the Race4Chase youth triathlon program.

    Grants of $500 each were also awarded to Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation and Northeast Opportunities for Wellness, Inc. in recognition of past Jewett City Savings Bank President and CEO, Kevin Merchant, and Griswold High School Varsity Baseball was granted $750 in recognition of Jewett City Savings Bank’s previous Chairman of the Board, Louis J. Demicco Jr.

    Charter Oak Federal Credit Union donated $100,000 in emergency food assistance to eastern Connecticut’s food pantries and food centers to help boost food supplies to those in need during the holiday season.

    The 20 eastern Connecticut organizations that received emergency food assistance from Charter Oak during 2022 included: Access Community Action Agency; 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; Project Pin, Inc. in Moosup; Rosalyn Allen Food Pantry in Norwich; Saint Mary's Church Food Pantry in Jewett City; Saint Vincent De Paul Place in Norwich; TEEG Community Market in North Grosvenordale; and Waterford Community Food Bank in Waterford.

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