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    Thursday, June 13, 2024

    Business Briefs

    EMPLOYMENT

    Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has promoted Sundae Franklin to Senior Vice President-Chief Retail Officer overseeing Charter Oak’s 16-branch network as well as the credit union’s branch administration and training teams. Franklin, who lives in the Quaker Hill, has nearly 25 years of financial services experience, including expertise in branch operations and lending operations. She joined Charter Oak in 2008 and served as the manager of Charter Oak’s Niantic branch. She was promoted to Assistant Vice President in 2011 and three years later was named Assistant Vice President-Regional Sales Manager. In 2015, Franklin was promoted to Vice President-Sales Manager overseeing Charter Oak’s branch network operations. For more information, visit www.CharterOak.org.

    Nathan Ramos has been named General Manager of Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets. He most recently serving as store manager of Burlington Stores in Stamford. Prior to that, he managed Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores, first at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets in Wrentham, Mass., and then in Somerville, Mass. He lives in Milford. For more information, visit www.premiumoutlets.com.

    WORKSHOPS

    Area entrepreneurs, start-ups and business owners can get their website and social media questions answered by registering for complimentary office hours with Cheney Giordano of This is Fine Design on Wednesday, Nov. 28. One-on-one appointments can be made between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at The Innovation Commons, 93 Shennecossett Road, Groton. To make an appointment email ignite@thamesriverinnovation.org. In December, Marcum Accountants and Advisors will offer tax help. Visit www.IgniteThamesRiver.org for more information.

    The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a workshop about "What's Next in Marketing?" on Wednesday, Nov. 28, noon to 1 p.m. at the Chamber's office, 914 Hartford Turnpike, second floor, Waterford. At this casual lunchtime workshop, marketing experts from Miranda Creative, Inc. will show guests rising social media and business marketing trends in preparation for 2019 marketing efforts. Admission is free for Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT members, $10 for non-members. Advance registration is requested as space is limited at www.ChamberECT.com/events or call (860) 701-9113.

    SCORE will host workshops on:

    "The Succinct Business Plan," Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6–7:30 p.m., Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton.

    "QuickBooks: Advanced & Hands-On," Thursday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-noon, Guilford Savings Bank, 589 Boston Post Road, Madison.

    "(Taking the Fear out of) Small Business Selling," Tuesday, Dec. 11, 5-6:30 p.m., The Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St. Presenter is Eric Munro.

    "Maximizing LinkedIn for Your Professional Career or Business," Wednesday, Dec. 12, 9:30–11:30 a.m., East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, Niantic. Presenter is Maria Miranda of Miranda Creative.

    For more information, contact Anne Driscoll at anne.driscoll@scorevolunteer.org.

    NETWORKING

    The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce will host a New Member Meet & Greet on Friday, Dec. 7. 8–9 a.m. at GNACC, 114 Main St. Coffee and pastries provided. No charge. For more information, visit www.norwichchamber.com/events or call (860) 887-1647.

    EVENTS

    The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Legislative Breakfast on Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 7–9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, 10 Laura Boulevard, Norwich. $10 GNACC members and $15 non-members. Price includes hot breakfast. For more information, visit www.norwichchamber.com/events or call (860) 887-1647.

    GIVING

    The Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors Housing and Community Outreach Committee will hold its annual Community Benefit Raffle and Auction on Dec. 6 at Lake of Isles in North Stonington to raise money for local charities. Non-profit organizations can request funding for a specific dollar amount for a specific use at www.easternctrealtors.com or by calling 860-892-2595. Requests must be submitted by Dec. 29.

    HONORS

    Kathleen Stauffer, CEO of The Arc New London County, received The National Conference of Executives of The Arc’s Chair Leadership Award at The Arc of the United States annual meeting Nov. 9 in Nashville. The NCE Distinguished Professional Achievement Awards recognize leaders of The Arc nationwide who demonstrate the skills, dedication and passion that has come to exemplify an executive at The Arc. Stauffer is also past President of the Rotary Club of Norwich, where she continues to be an active member, and is a recent graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Executive Leadership Program. For more information about The Arc NLC and its programs, contact Denise Tift at (860) 889-4435 x 116 or dtift@thearcnlc.org.

    The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a Business Breakfast Honoring Social Service Agencies on Friday, Nov. 30, 7:45-9 a.m. at Holiday Inn, 10 Laura Boulevard, Norwich. Guests will enjoy breakfast provided by the Holiday Inn, a keynote presentation from Kathy Greene, retired Executive Director of The Light House, entitled "Better Together," and the presentation of the Eastern CT Social Service Awards. Visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call (860) 701-9113 to purchase tickets and find sponsorship opportunities. SAVA Insurance Group, Atlantic Broadband, and Community Concierge are sponsors.

    The Wine Store, 86 Franklin St., Westerly, has been named 2018 Retailer of the Year by Beverage Dynamics, a national trade publication. The winners were announced this summer in Denver. The Wine Store also received the honor last year. For more information, visit www.thewinestoreri.com or call 401-596-6160.

    CONTRACT

    Rite-Solutions, which has offices in Pawcatuck, was recently awarded a $49.6 million contract to support NUWC’s Activity Chief Information Officer/Information Technology division, which is responsible for strategic planning, operations, maintenance, and compliance of the center’s IT systems and infrastructure. Rite-Solutions will support NUWC headquarters in Newport, R.I., as well as locations in Connecticut, Virginia, Florida and the Bahamas.

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