Chelsea Groton Bank to Host Small Business Expo June 19

Chelsea Groton Bank to Host  Small Business Expo on June 19

Groton, CT – On Friday, June 19, Chelsea Groton Bank will present a Small Business Expo at the Bank’s Mystic branch. Current and aspiring small business owners are invited to attend to meet with the Bank’s experts in cash management, business banking, commercial lending and financial planning to learn how to manage business disbursements more efficiently, increase cash flow, finance working capital and equipment, plan for retirement, and more.

Representatives from SCORE, a national small business consulting firm with offices in New London County, and TransFirst, a merchant service company that offers customized payment processing products and services, will be present to consult with attendees about strategic planning and other challenges small businesses face.

Penni Harlow, one of the event’s coordinators and Branch Manager of Chelsea Groton Bank in Mystic said, “Opening and maintaining a small business takes much more effort than meets the eye. Small business owners have to wear many hats – strategic planner, sales person, accountant, maintenance personnel, marketer, and more. We are excited to host this event and be able to provide financial advice and other resources, such as the mentors from SCORE and TransFirst, to the hardworking business owners in our community.”

WHAT:            Mystic Small Business Expo presented by Chelsea Groton Bank, featuring SCORE and TransFirst
WHO:              Aspiring and current small business owners
WHEN:            Friday, June 19, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
WHERE:          Chelsea Groton Bank, Mystic Branch, 2 Water Street, Mystic, CT
For any questions, or to RSVP to the event, contact Penni Harlow, Branch Manager, at 860-572-4011 or, or Mandy Crispim, Assistant Sales & Service Manager, at 860-448-4231 or
To learn more about Chelsea Groton Bank’s business banking approach, please visit
About Chelsea Groton Bank
Based in Groton, Conn., Chelsea Groton Bank is a mutually owned bank with 14 locations throughout New London County, and soon, a Loan Production Office in Hartford County. The Bank has nearly $973 million in assets and serves businesses, individuals and families throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island. To learn more, please visit Member FDIC.
With a location at the Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce in Waterford and coming May 14, an office at New London Main Street, SCORE is America’s premier free and confidential small business mentoring and advice service. More than half a million entrepreneurs count on SCORE each year for help with fulfilling their dream of starting a business, as well as helping existing enterprises grow and become more successful.
About TransFirst
TransFirst’s merchant processing service helps businesses by providing payment processing products and services to meet every credit card processing need. Secure in-store, mobile and online payment processing solutions, streamlined website checkout processes, detailed customized reporting, and more are available through TransFirst.