Support journalism that matters to you

Since COVID-19 impacts us all and we want everyone in our community to have the important information they need, we have decided to make all coronavirus related stories free to read on While we are providing free access to articles, they are not free to produce. The newsroom is working long hours to provide you the news and information you need during this health emergency. Please consider supporting our work by subscribing or donating.

Eastern Bank CEO Lisa Griffin named St. Patrick's Day parade grand marshal

Norwich — Norwich Events Organization has named Lisa Griffin the grand marshal for the Norwich St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival to be held March 1 at 1 p.m. in downtown Norwich.

Griffin is an active member in the Norwich community, having joined Eastern CT Savings Bank in 2004 where she serves as president/CEO. She is secretary and an executive board member of the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce and is chairwoman of the Leadership Development Program. She is a director for the Connecticut Bankers Association, Three Rivers Community College Foundation and Madonna Place.

She continues to serve on the American Savings Foundation Scholarship Committee and was a past president of the New England Financial Marketing Association.

Griffin will be honored at the 2020 St. Pats Gala at 5 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Wauregan Ballroom. Tickets are $50 per person, $80 per couple or $500 for a reserved table, and can be purchased on the Norwich Events Organization Facebook page or on the website The event includes dinner and three comics provided by Franco’s Comedy for Your Cause. Proceeds from ticket sales and the event’s Not-So-Silent Auction will benefit the 2020 Norwich St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival, July Fireworks Extravaganza and Winterfest Parade, sponsored by Norwich Events Organization.

To volunteer for Norwich Events Organization, email or visit


Loading comments...
Hide Comments