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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Two lawyers from Suisman Shapiro Attorneys at Law were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® 2019. John A. Collins III was selected in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation and Robert B. Keville in the area of Workers' Compensation Law. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the ...read more
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
East Haddam, CT – Connecticut-based digital agency, Julia Balfour, LLC, is proud to announce its inclusion in the 2018 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. This recognition comes just seven years after Julia Balfour, Founder and CEO of Julia Balfour, LLC, established the company in her backyard. Balfour’s dream was to inspire clients to see potential in their ...read more
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
New London, CT – The Thames River Heritage Park Water Taxi is offering another evening of $5 round trip rides this Sunday, August 19th, from 6 pm until the last boat leaves City Pier to Thames River Landing in Groton at 8:40 pm.   “The Five After Six promotion to encourage more riders to use the water taxi to enjoy dinner and evening activities in downtown New London was an overwhelming success ...read more
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Please join us for the Good Neighbor Gala, September 7, 2018 at Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa. Tickets are $100.00 per person. 6:00 p.m.: Cocktails and Silent Auction 7:00 p.m.: Dinner and Awards   Honoring our 2018 Good Neighbors: The Blue Monday Concert Series CommitteeReverend Joshua McClureZachry Nuclear Engineering   Sponsorship Opportunities and tickets available at ...read more
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Members of The Arc New London County’s Employment Transition Center continue to expand their job skills—this week receiving customer service training while taking on The Resident’s downtown New London delivery route. Publisher Alexis Ann reached out to The Arc NLC last month to support vocational training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in the region.  The ...read more
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Mystic, CT – Allison D. Tuttle, DVM, Diplomate ACZM and Vice President of Biological Programs at Mystic Aquarium is headed to Taiwan as a Fulbright Specialist to assist the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium. Tuttle will provide professional consultation as the organization looks to enhance its veterinary and husbandry programming.  Board certified in zoological medicine, Tuttle will ...read more
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Groton, CT – Jennifer Pensa recently joined Chelsea Groton Bank as Senior Vice President, Director of Operations.  In this role, Jenn will be responsible for overseeing many departments at the Bank, including Business Intelligence, Deposit Operations, Direct Banking/E-Commerce, Facilities, Purchasing, Security and Technology Services.    “Jenn is a dynamic leader with proven experience for each ...read more
Monday, August 13, 2018
Day One: Football Opens 2018 Training CampNew London, CT – The Coast Guard Football team opened up 2018 yesterday with the first day of practice. The New London Day reporter Vickie Fulkerson was on hand to cover the team's first day and catch up with the Bears as they head into their 95th season. CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE CLICK HERE FOR PHOTO GALLERY 
Friday, August 10, 2018
Celebrate Diversity: A Norwich Rotary Multicultural EventTitle Sponsor, $1,500+:    Logo recognition on posters, flyers, banner at the event (depending on date of commitment), largest type of paid sponsors. Mentioned in any press releases.Name included prominently on website links, email blasts, social mediaYour signage at event, if you chooseYour table display at event, if you chooseProgram ...read more
Friday, August 10, 2018
If you are a current or former SCORE client, workshop attendee or volunteer, please join us for food, fun and networking at the award-winning Tony D's Restaurant in New London. This engaging, informative networking event will feature a talk by author Sarah Kessler about the trend of disappearing full-time jobs being replaced by 'gigs', and what that means for businesses large and small. As a ...read more
Friday, August 10, 2018
Groton, CT – The sounds of the band, Souls on Fire, will be featured this week at Concerts in the Park 2018 on Friday (August 17, 2018) at 6:30 p.m. at Washington Park in the City of Groton. All concerts are free. Souls on Fire is a 10-piece, soulful 1970’s band, featuring music from Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, Tower of Power, Motown and lots more. Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks ...read more
Thursday, August 09, 2018
The IRS has issued a new 2018 Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate. ALL employers, regardless of size are required to fill one out for each new employee.http://mylaborlawalerts.com/mn.asp?TLM=12&State=&ItemId=-1999996520&ItemType=F&PG=Fed&C=11685&P=2779213&T=3&S=22608&D=8&State=CT&L=248-23Z&M=EMT1PS&utm_source=248-23Z&utm_medium=EMT1PS In addition, all employers are required to ...read more
Thursday, August 09, 2018
Norwich, CT – Center for Hospice Care is pleased to announce that on Thursday August 2nd, the community-based hospice organization honored Volunteers who have given 20 years or more of compassionate care and service.  The organization held a “garden party” to celebrate the wonderful work that these trained Volunteers offer to patients and families.  These special Volunteers freely give of their ...read more
Thursday, August 09, 2018
Norwich, CT – Dime Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of James Ilch to Corporate Officer and Branch Manager of the bank’s Montville branch office. Ilch joined the Dime Bank team in 2017 as a Universal Banker.     Ilch brings over a decade of banking management experience to Dime. Prior to joining Dime, he served as an Assistant Branch Manager at Citizen’s Bank at several locations in the ...read more
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
The Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule that increased the civil penalty amounts that may be imposed on employers under various federal laws. Employers should become familiar with the new penalty amounts and review their safety practices, benefit plan and pay procedures to confirm they are in compliance with federal ...read more
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Norwich, CT – Karen Galbo, VP, Executive Director of People’s United Community Foundation, and members of People’s United Bank presented Edward Tessman, Executive Director, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich, with a check for a grant to help Hurricane Maria refugees living in Eastern CT. with a Job Readiness Program. This program will help those who relocated to Eastern Connect with the skills ...read more
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Groton, CT – Martin Cloudas is the recipient of the 2018 Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award for his many years of “Giving Back to the Community.”  The award was presented for the fifteenth time at the annual City of Groton Day celebration on August 3. Groton Utilities presented a check for $1,000 to the Aluminum Falcon Robotics in his honor. The charitable donation from Groton Utilities ...read more
Monday, August 06, 2018
Give Kids the Tools to Succeed this School Year! Help TVCCA’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program by donating new school supplies. Donate some of these items needed for the 2018 school year: Pack of #2 pencilsBackpacksPensGlue sticksSpiral notebooksCrayonsLunch boxesPocket FoldersPencil boxesMarkers Donated items are distributed to children in need at New London County schools. Thank you for ...read more
Friday, August 03, 2018
On his hit new TV show, 24 Hours to Hell and Back, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay invited TapSnap to be a part of the grand reopening of the restaurant Fetch Bistro to add an element of fun and help create a buzz around town.  See Gordon having fun with TapSnap at the 40 minute mark: 24 Hours to Hell and Back Thinking of adding a photo booth to your upcoming event? Remember that TapSnap is ...read more
Friday, August 03, 2018
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Friday, August 03, 2018
Mystic Museum of Art (MMoA) announces the opening of MYSTICAL INTERACTIONS next week. The exhibition, which is sponsored by Chelsea Groton Bank, will be on view in the MMoA galleries August 3rd – September 22nd, from 11am to 4pm on weekdays and 11pm to 5pm on weekends. MYSTICAL INTERACTIONS is a solo exhibition of acrylic abstract paintings by Sunil Howlader, the first prize winner of last year’s ...read more
Friday, August 03, 2018
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Friday, August 03, 2018
What The community is welcome to experience Mohegan culture at Fort Shantok in Uncasville CT on Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, 2018.  When/where Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, 2018 10:00am to 7:00pm each day (Grand entry at noon each day) Fort Shantok, Uncasville, CT (on the Mohegan Reservation)  In detail: The public is invited to join the Mohegan Tribe at their ...read more
Friday, August 03, 2018
Survival Systems USA is offering a leadership and team development experience to help you build self-confidence, overcome personal adversity, and take spontaneous leadership roles. Step out of your comfort zone and work through a variety of tasks to achieve a common goal. Groups and individuals often perform above their expectations in this environment, which translates to increased confidence in ...read more
Friday, August 03, 2018
July marked The Commons' 2-year anniversary and we are celebrating its success! We have reached some major milestones: 97% Occupancy (leased space)Resident companies generated over $89M in investment, grants and revenue30 new FTE’s and 7 college interns50+ people employed by 20 companiesOver 2000 people attended business building programming and networking events300 students participated in STEM ...read more
Friday, August 03, 2018
As I write, I’m feeling the dog days of August, a phrase that comes from the sultry weather associated with Sirius, the Dog Star, which usually rises with the sun during the hottest days of summer. Happily, respite can be found on a few select evenings this month here at La Grua Center.  Create the Vote: The above image shows WTNH-TV’s Ann Nyberg moderating a forum with five gubernatorial ...read more
Friday, August 03, 2018
Stonington, CT – The New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) is hosting their first ever Fishing Tourney on Saturday, August 11. This fishing tournament is a catch and release tournament except for Porgies. Each participant can bring 1 Porgy back to NESS for an official measurement. All other fish will be measured on the water, photographed for proof, and released! While everyone is ...read more
Thursday, August 02, 2018
Spartanburg, SC – Coast Guard head strength & conditioning coach Shaakira Hassell enters her second week of working with the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). Earliers this summer, Hassell was selected for the Bill Walsh Minority and Diversity Coaching Fellowship with the Carolina Panthers. The NFL Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship is proud to celebrate 30 years of ...read more
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
New London, CT – The Thames River Heritage Park Water Taxi is offering $5 round trip rides this Sunday only, August 5th, from 6 pm until the last boat leaves City Pier to Thames River Landing in Groton at 9:20 pm.   This Five After Six promotion is to encourage more riders to use the water taxi to enjoy dinner and evening activities in downtown New London. “Although our ridership is up ...read more
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
This article originally appeared in the Hartford Business Journal on July 30, 2018. When Tony Sheridan immigrated to New London from County Meath, Ireland back in 1964, one of his first jobs was as a plumber. His reasoning, he says, was simple. "We had no plumbing at our house in Ireland," Sheridan said. "That was one of the things we always wished for … but where I grew up in Ireland, you've ...read more
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Groton, CT – Jay McGuinness, of Wallingford, CT, recently joined Chelsea Groton Bank as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer – Glastonbury.  He will be based at the Bank’s Lending Center in Glastonbury, and will work to develop commercial loan and commercial mortgage relationships with centers of influence in the Greater Hartford and Greater New Haven market areas.   “With over 30 years of ...read more
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Reliance Health is now offering Youth Mental Health First Aid. Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.The course introduces common ...read more
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
This article originally appeared in the August 2018 issue of Connecticut Magazine. As we head into summer’s home stretch, here are outdoor festivals around the state to take you through the dog days and into the Labor Day weekend. All information is subject to change. Check with event coordinators for more details, rain dates and other up-to-date information. If you have additions or ...read more
Friday, July 27, 2018
AADITI, Inc. Group Participates in Volunteer Clean-Up Session at McCook Beach Following “Celebrate East Lyme” FestivitiesEast Lyme, CT – On Sunday, July 22, 2018, members of the AADITI, Inc. group (Academy of Arts, Dance and Traditions of India) participated in a volunteer clean-up session at East Lyme’s McCook Beach. AADITI is a local Indian dance and artistry group that celebrates ...read more
Friday, July 27, 2018
New London, CT – Farm to Pier Dinner will be returning to Custom House Pier in New London on Wednesday, August 15 (rain date August 16). The beloved event is a twist on other farm to table events in the region. Fresh produce, meat, and fish will be accompanied by locally supplied beverages and served at long tables under the stars. Originally dreamed up by Barbara Neff, executive director of the ...read more
Thursday, July 26, 2018
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Thursday, July 26, 2018
If you are a current or former SCORE client, workshop attendee or volunteer, please join us for food, fun and networking at one of newest hot spots in New London, RD86 Space. This engaging, informative networking event will feature a talk by author Sarah Kessler about the trend of disappearing full-time jobs being replaced by 'gigs', and what that means for businesses large and small. As a ...read more
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
New London, CT – The Coast Guard Academy will add five new members to its Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 11th at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet held in the Otto Graham Hall of Athletic Excellence in Billard Hall as part of Homecoming Weekend. The Class of 2011 has a pair of honorees in Carl Luxhoj (track and field) and Amanda (Frederick) Mountour (softball) as well as swimmer Richard Howes ('95), ...read more
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Groton, CT – The Chelsea Groton Foundation recently presented scholarships to a select group of graduating seniors who represent 19 area high schools. Each of the individuals who applied for the scholarships excelled in academia, leadership and extracurricular activities during their high school years, and plans to pursue college degrees.   “The Foundation is committed to giving back to our ...read more
Monday, July 23, 2018
New London, CT – Shaakira Hassell, the Coast Guard Academy head strength and conditioning coach, has been selected for the Bill Walsh Minority and Diversity Coaching Fellowship with the Carolina Panthers. The NFL Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship is proud to celebrate 30 years of helping outstanding coaches gain exposure to NFL training camps and offseason workout programs. The Bill Walsh ...read more
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Monday, July 23, 2018
UCFS is pleased to announce that we are accepting nominations for the 13th Annual Palmer Davies Leadership Award. The award was created in 2006 to recognize an outstanding leader in the community who has improved the health and well-being of the community or region through advocacy, leadership and by fostering a community spirit that reflects the mission and values of UCFS.  This years recipient ...read more
Monday, July 23, 2018
Groton, CT – The band 9Teen is up next at Concerts in the Park 2018.   Start your mid-summer, super weekend with a big, musical bang on Friday (July 27) at 6:30 p.m. in Washington Park in the City of Groton. You will simply want to start clapping and stamp your feet with the “Brass Kickin’ Rock ‘n Soul” sounds of the band 9Teen. The band 9Teen has performed all over New England, playing ...read more
Friday, July 20, 2018
Washington – The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners today kicked off a summertime security awareness campaign for tax professionals with a new, expanded guide providing critical steps to protect client data and highlighting available resources.   The new effort by the IRS, state tax agencies and the nation's private-sector tax industry follows continued security threats to ...read more
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Groton, CT – Richard Kent, Jr. will serve as president of the Groton Rotary Club for the 2018-19 Rotary year.  He succeeds Gary Weale. Rotary District 7980 Governor Larry Gardner was present to swear in all Club officers, board members and foundation members.  The event was held at a special dinner meeting held at the Shennecossett Yacht Club. Other installed officers are: Frank Winkler, ...read more
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Waterford, CT – The Southeastern Connecticut chapter of SCORE is providing free weekly mentoring in Waterford to start-ups and existing small businesses. SCORE counselors are available every Tuesday of the month at the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut, 914 Hartford Turnpike.   "We really enjoy the opportunity to meet with and help people who want to start up or are running a small ...read more
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Norwich, CT – Interested in a career in the health field? Three Rivers Community College will hold two information sessions for Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, A.S., its newest credit degree program, on Thursday, July 26 at 10-11 a.m. and again at 6:30–7:30 p.m. in room B127.   Certified Clinical Medical Assistants play a vital role in today’s healthcare field. They assist physicians, ...read more
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Waterford, CT – Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has been named the “Best In State” credit union for all of Connecticut in the first-ever Forbes Media nationwide survey of the best financial institutions. Charter Oak received the top honor based on a number of criteria, including overall recommendations and satisfaction, as well as trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital services ...read more
Monday, July 16, 2018
Nation’s Largest Wireless Retail Franchise to Help Host 6th Annual Event at Locations Nationwide Wireless Zone, the nation’s largest wireless retail franchise offering exclusive Verizon products and services, is partnering with The Cellular Connection (TCC) and Culture of Good to donate backpacks full of school supplies to children in need across Eastern CT through the brand’s Sixth annual School ...read more
Monday, July 16, 2018
Groton, CT – BauerFinancial, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, is proud to announce that Chelsea Groton Bank has once again secured its highest, 5-star rating. A 5-star rating indicates the bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more. By earning and sustaining this top 5-star rating for 97 consecutive quarters, Chelsea Groton Bank has also procured a ...read more
Monday, July 16, 2018
Groton, CT – The Jay Dempsey Band featuring country music at its best will be featured at the 2018 Concerts in the Park season, on Friday, July 20, at 6:30 p.m. in Washington Park in the City of Groton. Jay's country band features some seasoned players from "Highway Call" & "High Times." Returning to the lineup are veterans Jim Pavelski on drums, Don Hemmer on pedal steel, electric guitar, Chuck ...read more
Friday, July 13, 2018
Three Rivers Community College is holding an open house for its newest non-credit program: Dental Assisting. At the open house the instructor will give a presentation on the Dental Assisting program as well as answer any questions. The event will be held on Wednesday, July 18 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm in room B120. Call 860-215-9028 to RSVP. The Dental Assisting program is composed of two courses. ...read more
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Groton, CT – The Chelsea Groton Foundation awarded $189,585 in grants to 67 non-profit organizations from Connecticut and Rhode Island this spring. This dollar amount marks the greatest total awarded to area organizations in a single giving cycle since the Chelsea Groton Foundation was founded. Inclusive of these donations, the Foundation has provided over $2.8 million in total grants to the ...read more
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
New London, CT – The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Australian born contemporary artist Judy Cotton. In an environment impacted by global warming, Cotton creates artwork with a focus on water, glaciers, melting ice, and insect life, offering a meditation on the natural world and the forces that threaten its balance. Hidden Water: Paintings ...read more
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
On Saturday, September 8, Channel 3 Kids Camp will hold a new and exciting fundraiser called Fun by the Fire. This a unique, adult-only celebration will be presented by Highland Park Market. The event will take place at Channel 3 Kids Camp, 73 Times Farm Road, Andover, CT. The evening will feature food and drinks from some of Connecticut’s top chefs and restaurants.  Beginning at 6:00 p.m., ...read more
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Norwich, CT – The Arc New London County received $25,525 from the Connecticut Health & Educational Facilities Authority at its Nonprofit Grant Awards Presentation on June 27th in Hartford. The grant, which will fund exterior masonry repairs and the installation of a new ADA-compliant entrance door at its main offices on Sachem Street in Norwich, was part of $1,048,238 that CHEFA’s Board of ...read more
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Putnam, CT – Sonoco Protective Solutions is North America’s leading provider of protective packaging, components, and material handling solutions. When Plant Manager Reid Chamberlin set out on a five-year plan to upgrade Sonoco’s 50-year-old Putnam facility, energy efficiency played a key role.   “I knew we had to get the building weathertight again and upgrade several key pieces of equipment,” ...read more
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Norwich  ̶  Three Rivers Community College is pleased to release the Spring 2018 Dean’s List for publication. Students earn their place on the Dean’s List by receiving a 3.4 or higher grade point average based on a minimum of 12 credit hours.   Alexander G. Pike Amston CT Charles E. Straut Amston CT Noah A. Carr Baltic CT Quentin L. Carr Baltic CT Rebecca M. ...read more
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Mystic, CT – Mystic Seaport Museum will hold its annual Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29.   The event showcases high-quality antique vessels, including cruisers, sailboats, and runabouts. The classic vessels will create a colorful gathering along the Museum’s waterfront. Visitors are invited to see the displayed vessels Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 ...read more
Friday, July 06, 2018
Stonington, CT – Music at the Lighthouse, an annual concert presented by Salt Marsh Opera, makes its return to Stonington Borough on Sunday, July 15 at 6:00pm. Headlined by soprano Ashley Kerr, baritone Eric McKeever and internationally acclaimed pianist Elena Zamolodchikova, this is a one-night only performance overlooking Little Narragansett Bay. Who:  Salt Marsh Opera. What: Music at the ...read more
Friday, July 06, 2018
The Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance is recognizing Senator Paul Formica as one of twelve 2018 “Children’s Champions.” The Alliance recognizes legislators for their leadership on issues that impact the well-being of Connecticut’s young children in the areas of healthy development, early care and education, nutrition, and safety. “Each of the legislators we’re recognizing this year stood up ...read more
Friday, July 06, 2018
Norwich, CT – The Three Rivers College Foundation was recently awarded $2,500 from the Chelsea Groton Foundation to fund a unique workforce training completion program for former Ridley-Lowell students. After the unfortunate closing of Ridley-Lowell this past spring, Three Rivers Community College opened its doors to students to help them complete their training programs.   The Three Rivers ...read more
Friday, July 06, 2018
The Arc New London County received $750 from the Town of Old Lyme to support its Community Life & Advocacy program. CL&A has provided recreation, socialization, self-advocacy, job preparedness and civic engagement programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout southeastern Connecticut for over 65 years. It is the only program of its kind in the region. The Town of ...read more
Friday, July 06, 2018
Eastern CT – Thomas “Tony” Sheridan, President & CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut, has been appointed to head the Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA).  The CAA is a public/private partnership that develops, improves, and operates six aviation facilities in Connecticut to promote the state to business interests in the US and abroad. In his role as Chairman of the Board of ...read more
Friday, July 06, 2018
Waterford Country School’s Golf Committee enthusiastically invites you to the 8th Annual “Bring Your Mojo” Golf Tournament on Thursday, Sept. 13th at the Great Neck Country Club in Waterford.   This is not your average fundraising tournament! The Bring Your Mojo Golf Tournament has become a SOLD OUT event! Each year there are new surprises as well as enthusiastic additions to the committee. The ...read more
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
New London, CT – The United States Coast Guard Academy swore in 281 cadets plus 11 international cadets, this afternoon into the Class of 2022 and 139 of those are athletes, including 13 two-sport athletes, coming from 35 different states. Monday marked the first day for Swab Summer for the Class of 2022. Swab Summer is a seven-week traditional military indoctrination. It is designed to help ...read more
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Andover, CT – Channel 3 Kids Camp will be hosting a good, old-fashioned cookout. The picnic-style event will be held Saturday, August 4th from 6 – 9 pm and will include great food, beer and wine, a cabin dedication, raffles and live music. Guests will enjoy music by Acoustic Rick Sylvester and Peter DiGiovanni and Friends under an open-air pavilion at the Camp. Affordable fun, the tickets for this ...read more
Monday, July 02, 2018
Fifth grade students at Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School gain valuable financial knowledge during half-day JA program  New London, CT – On June 14th, six volunteers from Citizens Bank visited Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School and spoke with fifth grade students about finances, the world of work and how to prepare for their futures.  Thanks to the coordinated efforts of Junior Achievement with ...read more
Monday, July 02, 2018
Award of $735,000 Will Fund New Collections Installations, Research, and Related Public Programming  Mystic, CT – Mystic Seaport Museum announced it has received a $735,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to support the curation and development of three new collections installations and related programming. These projects will provide new perspectives on the art and ensure the continued ...read more
Friday, June 29, 2018
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut’s Board of Directors has approved funding in the amount of $2,201,636 for the fiscal year 2018-19. This funding supports 49 programs at 25 nonprofit agencies in New London County that work together to provide a vital network of services to help those in need. Leading the program review and fund distribution are sixty-five trained and knowledgeable volunteers ...read more
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Friday, June 29, 2018
Don’t miss Aer Lingus’ Fall Sale to Europe. Now is the time to book your fall getaway and save with great fares. Fly from Hartford (BDL) to Europe from $379*. Hurry, book by July 12, 2018. Start your booking here.*Travel select dates Sep 23 – Oct 31. Roundtrip per person, includes air transportation charges, taxes & fees. Restrictions apply.
Friday, June 29, 2018
Newark Artist to Inaugurate Museum Residency Program by Transforming Found Materials into ArtMystic, CT – Mystic Seaport Museum announces it will inaugurate its artist-residency-program with leading American contemporary artist, Kevin Sampson of Newark, New Jersey. Beginning Saturday, June 30, Sampson will be embedded at the Museum, living aboard a vessel docked on its waterfront, and working in ...read more
Friday, June 29, 2018
11th Annual MSP 501 Identifies World’s Most Forward-Thinking MSPs & Leading Trends in Managed Services   I-M Technology, LLC ranks among the world’s 501 most strategic and innovative managed service providers (MSPs), according to Channel Futures' 11th-annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings.   The MSP 501 is the first, largest and most comprehensive ranking of managed service providers ...read more
Friday, June 29, 2018
Roy McLendon - A History of the Florida Highwaymen – Outsider Artists of the Jim Crow South   In the early 1950’s through the 1980’s a group of twenty-six African-American artists known as the "Florida Highwaymen" used vivid and bright colors to display the beautiful untouched Florida landscape. One of the original Florida Highwaymen artists will present a history of this group of primarily ...read more
Friday, June 29, 2018
Groton, CT – Andrew “Drew” Williams recently joined Chelsea Groton Bank as a Retail Loan Officer, based at the Bank’s Lending Center in Glastonbury. In this position, Drew will work with clients throughout East Hartford, Glastonbury, Windsor, and Greater Hartford County in need of a variety of lending solutions, from traditional mortgages, to first-time homebuyer and affordable lending programs, ...read more
Thursday, June 28, 2018
An Evening of Song (& Desserts) with Mustard's Retreat  New London, CT – On Friday, July 6, 2018, the New London Maritime Society presents An Evening of Song (& Desserts) with Mustard's Retreat -- a fund-raiser for the New London Maritime Society. The concert will take place at 7 PM, beneath the courtyard tent at the Custom House Maritime Museum, 150 Bank Street, New London, CT.  Mustard's Retreat ...read more
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
How many Sailors can the Mudheads get on stage?   The Mystic River Mudheads are already known for their ability to run a rockin’ race, but how many of these sailors can actually rock on guitar... or drums... or at the mike? Get ready to find out. July 13th and 14th mark the weekend of the Mudhead Benefit Cup for Center for Hospice Care. As with any regatta, skippers need Sailing Instructions, so ...read more
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
It’s finally time to prepare for the warm weather season. Eversource is providing home energy tips for Connecticut residents to save money and energy through the summer months and beyond. Here are some tips to follow:  The up-and-down temperatures of the spring season can force you to constantly adjust your home’s thermostat. On cooler days, make sure your drapes are open to welcome the sun’s ...read more
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Groton, CT – The sounds of the band Mass-Conn Fusion will be featured this week at Concerts in the Park 2018 on Friday (June 29, 2018) at 6:30 p.m. at Washington Park in the City of Groton. All concerts are free. You will simply want to start dancing when Mass-Conn Fusion strikes up the band with Motown, rock, pop and a touch of calypso. Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and ...read more
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Waterford, CT – The Board of Directors of Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has appointed Joyce L. Gresh as Chairperson of its Supervisory Committee, which is responsible for oversight and audit responsibilities for the credit union’s seven-member Board of Directors. “Joyce’s talents as an administrator, educator and active volunteer in many of our communities have served us well on our ...read more
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Last call for resumes and job applications! Berry's Ice Cream & Candy Bar has a few interview time slots still open for Friday afternoon, June 22 and Tuesday, June 26. We are seeking summer AND year-round staff. > Click here for application info. Send an image your resume and application to (860) 501-1200 or email SGEducation30@Gmail.com.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
New Haven's Finest Honoree, Class of 2018: Tommy Vorio The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Finest is an event honoring New Haven’s best and brightest professionals. The evening is a who’s who gathering of honorees who show exemplary leadership, are active in their communities, and have excelled in their profession or business. These leaders are not only making a positive local impact, they’re also ...read more
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Groton, CT – The sounds of the band, Rock and Soul Revue, will be featured this week at Concerts in the Park 2018 on Friday (June 22, 2018) at 6:30 p.m. at Washington Park in the City of Groton. All concerts are free. You will simply want to start dancing when the Rock and Soul Revue strikes up the band with Motown, rock, pop and a touch of calypso. Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks ...read more
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
On Thursday, June 21 from 5pm-7pm, in celebration of Make Music Day, members of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra will be located at Mystic River Park waiting to perform. All they need is a conductor. Members of the public will have a chance to conduct: In the Hall of the Mountain King, Armed Forces March, Can-Can, and the 1812 Overture! Anyone and everyone is invited to step up to the ...read more
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Thursday, June 28, 2018 (30 minutes, including Q & A)   This web conference will provide an overview of the following: Form 2290 Filing RequirementsForm 2290 Due DatesForm 2290 E-Filing RequirementsPlus, a live Q & A  Register and Attend:Session 1:https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1148/26187 11:00 a.m. Eastern; 10:00 a.m. Central; 9:00 a.m. Mountain; 8:00 a.m. Pacific, 5:00 a.m. ...read more
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Dear Bear football fans:   The 2018 schedule features five home games and just one home opponent, Maine Maritime, that has played here in New London in the last 13 years.  Coast Guard will host Union for the first time since 2004 and Norwich and WPI for the first time since 2005. The Bears will open the season with back-to-back home games. The season begins on a Thursday at home hosting new ...read more
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Groton, CT – The closing date for nominations for the fifteenth annual Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award is June 30, 2018.  Applications may be obtained at the Groton Utilities Customer Care Center at the City of Groton Municipal Building at 295 Meridian Street.  You may also call our Customer Care Center at 860-446-4000 and request an application be mailed to you.  The application is ...read more
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Startup success story, make music day, and STE(A)M art exhibit at CURE Innovation Commons    Groton, CT – Ignite, a program of Thames River Innovation Place, and BioCT Innovation Commons will host a special Innovators Networking event on Thursday, June 21st. The Startup Success Story will feature Assembly Biosciences, a company in residence at the Commons. Acoustic music will also be part of ...read more
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Stonington Sounds Summer Music Festival Saturday, June 23 starting at 11amStonington Sounds is a free music festival with concerts happening throughout the day in various outdoor/indoor locations in Stonington Borough anchored at La Grua Center and the Stonington Commons Green adjacent to La Grua Center. The festival will feature a diverse lineup of musicians from classical to jazz and is ...read more
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Mystic, CT – The largest gathering of wooden boats and enthusiasts in New England will converge at Mystic Seaport Museum for the 27th annual WoodenBoat Show Friday through Sunday, June 22-24.   The WoodenBoat Show, hosted in a partnership with WoodenBoat Publications, offers something for all wooden boat enthusiasts and maritime history buffs. More than 100 traditional and classic wooden boats ...read more
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Norwich, CT – The Three Rives College Foundation will host the 21st Annual Three Rivers College Foundation Golf Classic on the new date of Monday, September 17, 2018.  The Golf Classic has raised nearly one million dollars over the past two decades to fund $400,000 in annual student scholarships, books, lab equipment and so much more.   The tournament will be held at Fox Hopyard in East Haddam, ...read more
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
The Harvard Business School Alumni Club, in conjunction with New Country Porsche of Greenwich, awarded its annual Community Partners “Turbo Innovation Award” to The Arc New London County in support of The Arc NLC’s cookie microbusiness employing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at minimum wage jobs. The award, which promotes excellence and innovation in nonprofit ...read more
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Norwich, CT – The Dime Bank Foundation recently donated $3,500 to the Jonnycake Center of Westerly to help support their Emergency Food Assistance Program. The food program supplements existing federal programs and provides food to qualifying local residents every thirty days ensuring that no resident within their service area goes without food. The Jonnycake Center, located in the North End ...read more
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Groton, CT – The Groton Rotary Club’s fourth annual golf tournament was a success both on and off the course. The main beneficiaries, youth scholars and community non-profit organizations, will have reasons to cheer.  The tournament turned a profit of nearly $15,000.  This year’s tournament drew a good cross section of the entire community, as 97 golfers played the Shennecossett Golf Club, a ...read more
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Town? City? Borough? County? Fire district? Village? Section of Town?  Connecticut has a lot of terms for where we live and how we are governed.  Using Groton as an example, the League of Women Voters SECT will present a series of talks explaining these divisions, how they affect us, and ideas that are being presented for any changes.    Jim Streeter, respected historian for Groton, and former ...read more
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Groton, CT – The Innovation Commons is pleased to announce the opening of its first art exhibit. STE[A]M: Arts & Design in Science. The exhibit features 25 works of art by 15 artists and will be on display at the incubator and co-working space for six months, until January 2019. The Commons, which is open Monday through Friday from 9 am - 5 pm is located at 93 Shennecossett Road in Groton, ...read more
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Space is still available in the non-credit training courses, Pharmacy Technician, starting Tuesday, June 19. These careers are among the fastest growing health care careers in Connecticut.  Whether a person has the goal of learning new skills or reinventing their career, taking a non-credit course will fit their needs. The registration deadline is Monday, June 18.   Pharmacy Technician -- This ...read more
Monday, June 11, 2018
Groton, CT – Ignite, a program of Thames River Innovation Place, and the Town of Groton’s Economic Development office will co-host Clicks & Bricks: Social Media for Small Businesses and Startups on Tuesday, June 19th. The special small business education seminar will feature Maria Miranda from Miranda Creative and John Michael Coronado from Incredible Weight Loss Center. The event will be held ...read more
Monday, June 11, 2018
Groton, CT – Azalea Drive opens the Concerts in the Park 2018 season on Friday (June 15) at 6:30 p.m. in Washington Park in the City of Groton.  All concerts are free. Azalea Drive will present a wonderful mix of music from Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Aerosmith and more.  The four-member band includes Kym, Apicelli, vocals; Ron Apicelli, guitar; Dan Solomons, bass; and ...read more
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Groton, CT – Groton’s Thirteenth Annual Fall Festival is a few months away, but now is the time to act, if you want to save on the registration fee. If you register and pay by July 13, 2018, you can save $25. Not only can you save money, but also it is easier than ever to pay.  The GBA now accepts online payments.  Simply go to our web site at www.grotonbiz.com. The GBA is celebrating this ...read more
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Norwich, CT – Pfizer Groton Labs has awarded $2,500 to The Arc New London County’s Community Life & Advocacy’s 6-program Empowerment/Enrichment component. In addition to supporting STEM programs in area schools, the Pfizer Community Grant program provides funding for underserved groups such as people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Based in Norwich and established in 1952, The ...read more
Thursday, June 07, 2018
What will the future bring? Is your current path secure? Imagining the future is only half of the equation. Anticipating those changes and plotting your course for success will insure the sustainability and growth of your organization. This interactive workshop with Tom Gezo will help you rough out a high-level plan for your organization.    Date: Thursday, June 28th, 2018Time:  9:30 AM – 11:00 ...read more
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Waterford, CT – Charter Oak Federal Credit Union held its annual scholarship reception on June 6th where its President and Chief Executive Officer, Brian A. Orenstein, presented 45 college scholarships totaling $90,000. During the reception, 45 community minded students were recognized for their academic achievements as well as creativity in answering this year’s essay question, “You were just ...read more
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Groton, CT – The public is invited to join the Avery-Copp House Museum on the water for an ever-changing narrated history of life on both sides of the Thames River’s working waterfront. On Saturday, June 23rd from 10 am to 12 pm, Groton Town Historian Jim Streeter and Avery-Copp House Museum Director Leslie Evans will cover highlights of centuries of New London Harbor history while guests enjoy ...read more
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Whether your small business is just starting, or now starting to grow, knowing your customers and how to expand your products and services are among the most important elements of growing your business incrementally. Workshop presenter Eric Munro has had an extensive career in product management and as a sales and marketing executive. He will teach you the key steps in developing a successful plan ...read more
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Financial planning is an integral part of business planning for both startups and established businesses. In this workshop, part of SCORE's Financial Series, John Porter will provide a high-level overview of the financial planning process, addressing why one should develop a financial plan and how it relates to other plans for your business, what the major parts of a plan are, how to use your ...read more
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Old Saybrook, CT – Margo Weitekamp, Chair of Southeastern CT SCORE, was presented the 2017 Connecticut Leadership Award at this year’s annual SBA Small Business Week ceremony held in New Haven, CT. The SCORE Leadership Award is presented each year to an outstanding individual whose team building and leadership skills develop exceptional performance as evaluated by SCORE’s volunteers and their ...read more
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Norwich, CT – Three Rivers Community College is excited to announce their new Community College Tuition Match Scholarship Agreement with Charter Oak State College. This allows Charter Oak to provide the last two years of a bachelor’s degree to graduates of associate degree programs at Three Rivers for the same cost of tuition and fee rates as Three Rivers. Not including fees, a three-credit course ...read more
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Robert E. Fitch High School is seeking 6 business professionals to volunteer to interview students.  The students are gearing up for their final exams. For Shelly O’Neal-Kegler’s Cooperative Work Experience class, she is hoping to have community members do mock interviews for them. The students' grade will depend on different pieces of the process (i.e. resume, cover letter, interview, ...read more
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Monday, June 04, 2018
Willimantic, CT – Generations Family Health Center will be celebrating 35 years of providing quality healthcare to those less fortunate in eastern Connecticut.  In honor of this milestone, Generations is kicking off its 35th Anniversary celebrations by hosting a concert on Friday, August 3rd, on the brand new Shaboo Stage in downtown Willimantic.  This concert will feature performances by Grammy ...read more
Friday, June 01, 2018
Case Unsolved: The Story of Desiree Michaud was released in podcast format on May 23 and will run for three successive Wednesdays.   Desiree Michaud was an 18-year-old prostitute in New London. She was prettier than most and a bit more sophisticated. At an early age she had been deemed artistically gifted. She hoped her painting ability would help her walk away from the streets for good. New ...read more
Thursday, May 31, 2018
June 16, 2018Mohegan Park, Norwich, CTRace starts 9:00AM. Entry fee:  $20 per child plus $10 if non-USAT member. Register by June 1, 2018 to guarantee race t-shirt & personalized bib. Splash and Dash  The New London Recreation Department is pleased to announce the Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon will take place at the Mohegan Park in Norwich. We are also excited to share that the 2018 Norwich ...read more
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
BioCT will host its 3rd Annual Summer Kick-Off on Tuesday, June 12th at the Innovation Commons. The outdoor event is an opportunity for those in science and technology as well as local innovators and community members to network while enjoying food, drink and live music. The event will begin with the opening of the STE[A]M art exhibit indoors at The Innovation Commons from 4:00-5:00 pm, and then ...read more
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Juggling the demands of tasks and time as a small business owner can be frustrating and stressful. This workshop with SCORE mentor Eric Munro will look at the way we use the hours in a day to become more productive and manage time better. Learn skills to improve productivity (and perhaps even lower your blood pressure!).   Date: Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 Time:  5:30PM – 7:00PM Location: East ...read more
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Mystic, CT – Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center announced its participation in the ninth annual Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2018. A ...read more
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Matt Flery Emphasizes Graduates’ PerseveranceNorwich, CT – Friends and families packed the campus green to cheer on the Three Rivers Community College graduates at the 53rd annual Commencement on May 23. 580 students earned a total of 543 associate degrees and 74 certificates. Eight students earned two degrees, 28 earned both a degree and certificates, and seven students earned a Medallion for ...read more
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
When: Monday, June 4, 2018, 5:30pm reception, 6:00pm presentationWhere: Crozier Student Center, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CTPresenter: Yale Professor John Lewis GaddisThe Topic: Grand Strategy in international affairs. He will reference his newest book, On Grand Strategy; books will be available to purchase and have signed at the event.Cost: Free for members; $20 ...read more
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Norwich, CT – On Thursday, May 24, Three Rivers Community College held the Fifty-First Nursing Pinning Ceremony. During the ceremony, 32 nursing students received their nursing pin, marking the completion of their nursing degree and serving as a symbol of their readiness to serve as compassionate professional caregivers. Keynote speaker Mary Lenzini, the President and CEO of the Visiting Nurse ...read more
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Stonington, CT – The New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) is kicking off the summer season with their annual NESS Fest on Saturday, June 23 (11am-3pm) at their Stonington location at 72 Water Street. This free event will feature fun activities including sailing, powerboat tours, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding. This event is open to the public. Participants under the age of 18 ...read more
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Special Conservation-Themed Programming Offers Family-Friendly Fun All MonthMystic, CT – Mystic Aquarium’s June conservation events kick-off with World Oceans Day and continues with a variety of fun, family-friendly outdoor happenings all month long. From mud pies to pizza pies, each Mystic Aquarium conservation program is designed to be as informative as it is fun.   In a salute to the ocean ...read more
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
The IRS released an updated Withholding Calculator on IRS.gov and a new version of Form W-4 to help taxpayers check their 2018 tax withholding following passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December.  The IRS urges taxpayers to use these tools to make sure they have the right amount of tax taken out of their paychecks.  I know the timely, ready-to-use IRS information could fit into your ...read more
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council meeting takes place on June 4 at Connecticut College in New London, CT  $20 for the General Public; Free for SECWAC members and students  Waterford, CT – The Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC) announced that John Lewis Gaddis is to speak at 6:00 p.m. on June 4, 2018 at Crozier Student Center, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Avenue, ...read more
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
La Crosse, Wisconsin – Freshman Kaitlyn Mooney closed out her brilliant freshman season by placing tenth in the extreme heat at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The freshman phenom finished in 17:42.76 with temperatures in the mid 90's. She had the 15th fastest time in Division III this season in the 5K heading into the championship with a school-record time of ...read more
Thursday, May 24, 2018
On May 15, 2018, Attorney John A. Collins, III, was sworn in as a Judge of the Gaming Disputes Court for Mohegan Tribal Court. In its constitution, the Mohegan Tribe has given exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute involving or arising out of ’Gaming’ to the Gaming Disputes Court which consists of a Trial Court and a Court of Appeals. As used in the Mohegan Constitution, ’Gaming’ includes the ...read more
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Come by land or by sea to explore art and history in the historic Groton Bank Neighborhood Historic and cultural sites in the Groton Bank neighborhood will be collaborating to provide a special experience for visitors as we celebrate the statewide Connecticut Open House Day on June 9.  All events are free and family friendly.   Free boat service will be available between Groton and New London on ...read more
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
UCFS is proud to announce we have been selected to participate in the State of Connecticut’s Medicaid Person-Centered Medical Home (PCMH+) Program. PCMH+ provides person-centered, comprehensive and coordinated care to HUSKY members.  The goal of the program is to improve the quality of care provided to HUSKY members with the goal of improving their overall health and assist with access to ...read more
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Colchester - United Community and Family Services (UCFS) is proud to announce we have been awarded a $14,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Eastern CT  to support our Access to Care and Case Management programs, which provide insurance enrollment assistance and linkages to health and human services for the UCFS client population and the community. These staff members are on the front ...read more
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Mooney Qualifies for Outdoor Division III National ChampionshipIndianapolis, IN – For the third time this year, freshman Kaitlyn Mooney has qualified for the Division III National Championship announced by the NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Track and Field Committee this past weekend. Mooney will compete in the 5K after running a school record time of 16:53.70 at the Silfen Invitational in ...read more
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
How important is it to have a business plan? Do you know what a SWOT analysis is? Can the two be connected? With Economic Development Specialist Tanisha Baptiste of the Small Business Association, you will learn the importance of both, what they are used for, what information they should contain, and what they say about your business.   Date: Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 Time:  9:30 AM to 11:00 ...read more
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Groton, CT – Colleen C. Kluberdanz of Pawcatuck, CT, Risk Management and Compliance Specialist; Carleen M. Lee of New London, CT, Assistant Secretary, Branch Manager of the Bank’s New London branch; and Max A. Spelman of Pawcatuck, CT, Assistant Vice President and Deposit Operations Manager recently graduated from the Connecticut Bankers Association’s Connecticut School of Finance and Management ...read more
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Norwich, CT – BauerFinancial, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, is proud to announce that Dime Bank, Norwich, Connecticut has secured its highest, 5-Star rating. (A five-star rating indicates the bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more.) In fact, Dime Bank has earned and maintained Bauer’s Recommended Rating (5-Stars or 4-Stars) for the last 113 ...read more
Monday, May 21, 2018
Norwich, CT – The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently awarded the Human Resource Leadership Association (HRLA) its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for the chapter’s accomplishments in 2017.   The award aligns individual chapters’ and state councils’ activities with SHRM’s aspirations for the HR profession. The award recognizes accomplishments and strategic activities and ...read more
Monday, May 21, 2018
Local Non-Profits Benefit From Credit Union’s Giving ProgramWaterford, CT – Charter Oak Federal Credit Union awarded $18,850 to 10 local non-profits as part of its quarterly giving grants disbursement. Grant recipients included Always Home, Inc.; Cutler Middle School PTO; Groton Parks Foundation, Inc.; High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Inc.; Madonna Place, Inc.; Striving Towards Empowered Personal ...read more
Monday, May 21, 2018
UCFS is proud to announce we have been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) to equip 8 medical treatment rooms and a laboratory.  UCFS was one of 19 applicants selected this year to receive a grant from CHEFA out of 40 applications they received in the areas of healthcare, education, culture, and childcare. CHEFA has been an ongoing ...read more
Monday, May 21, 2018
Consumers and Businesses to have Access to Comcast’s Advanced Network and Suite of Innovative Products and Services  New London, CT – Comcast announced it is expanding its network to the City of New London giving residents and businesses a new choice for TV, internet, voice, home automation and wireless services.   The buildout will benefit New London’s residents and the city's growing ...read more
Friday, May 18, 2018
After a long and cold winter, opening day for guided tours of the Avery-Copp House Museum is Friday, May 25th from 11 am to 3 pm.  This day kicks off a full season of events that include Groton Bank Day, Water Taxi Tours, a Fairy Garden Tea, and a Garden History & Wellness program.  The first major event, Groton Bank Day, combines CT Open House Day with Art on Groton Bank on June 9, 2018 from 10 ...read more
Friday, May 18, 2018
Pfizer’s Groton Laboratories and the Clinical Research Unit, New Haven will support more than 60 programs in Southeastern Connecticut, the greater New Haven area, and southern Rhode Island through its 2018 competitive grants program. Priority was given to programs that bring science and math to students from elementary through high school. Additional awards were made for programs that provide for ...read more
Friday, May 18, 2018
Norwich, CT – Eighteen Three Rivers Community College students were inducted into Epsilon Pi Tau, an international honor society that recognizes high performing engineering technology students, during two ceremonies, the first held on May 4 at Manchester Community College and the second held on May 9 at Three Rivers.   Epsilon Pi Tau is an academic and professional honor society for technology ...read more
Thursday, May 17, 2018
This interactive, hands-on workshop with Marketing expert Arlene Saffron introduces the importance of Branding businesses and products, whether you are a solo entrepreneur or a 50-person company, and demystifies what a Brand is and is not. It is recommended that participants have a business plan, even a simple one.   Date: Thursday, June 7th, 2018 Time:  6:00PM – 7:30PM EDTLocation: Acton Public ...read more
Thursday, May 17, 2018
New London, CT – Sports Information Director Jason Southard has been acknowledged for his 25 years of service as a sports information director, 23 years at Coast Guard, by the College Sports Information Directors of America. He will be acknowledged at next month's national convention. FOR THE ENTIRE STORY -- CLICK HERE.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Funds Will Support Restoration of L.A. Dunton, the Museum’s 1921 Gloucester Fishing SchoonerMystic, CT – Mystic Seaport Museum announced today that it is the recipient of a National Maritime Heritage Grant. The $103,703 award will fund the survey and documentation of the fishing schooner L.A. Dunton in preparation for restoration at the Museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. Built in ...read more
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM  Location: The Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT 06340   Reserve your spot: REGISTER NOW   The Southeastern Connecticut chapter of SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to the success of small businesses, will present a free Small Business Workshop on "The ABCs of a Business Plan and Understanding a SWOT Analysis.”  How ...read more
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Three Rivers Community College is pleased to announce that its 53rd commencement will be held on Wednesday, May 23 at 5:00 p.m. Approximately 550 students will be awarded degrees and certificates. The valedictorian of the class is Nataliia Romaneko of Niantic, who is receiving an associate in science degree in Computer Science Technology.  The salutatorian is Zaha Bush of Salem, who will receive ...read more
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Groton, CT – The Center for Financial Training (CFT) recently honored 12 Chelsea Groton Bank employees – Susan Bailey of Norwich, Alyssa Bryan of Gales Ferry, Jessica Charette of Groton, Stephanie Han of East Lyme, Dorothy Houde of Bozrah, Lisa Lamphere of Quaker Hill, Kerri McGrath of Waterford, Amy Prince of Richmond, RI, Jennifer Seuferling of Groton, Allison Silva of Richmond, RI,  Lori ...read more
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Upcoming Voter Registration Drives   May 22: Marine Science and Technology High School,Groton May 23: Waterford High School, Waterford   June 9: Juneteenth Celebration, Hempstead House, New London,12-4pm  June 14: Naturalization Ceremony, Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, 10:30-12:30pm June 16: Juneteenth Celebration, Howard T. Brown Park, Norwich 12-5pm 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The Arc New London County has won one of 41 statewide Safety Grants from The Workers’ Compensation Trust. The $2,300 award will allow The Arc NLC’s Chief Operations and Compliance Officer, Laurie Herring, to become a certified Mental Health First Aid Trainer. The certification allows The Arc NLC to train program managers and supervisors of employees who work directly with people with intellectual ...read more
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Waterford, CT – Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has received the prestigious Chairman’s Award of Excellence from the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut for its longtime partnership with the agency and extensive employee contributions to help those in need throughout New London County. In addition, the social services agency bestowed its coveted Coordinator of the Year Award to Maria Tuneski, ...read more
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
New London, CT – Launching for the season on Friday, May 25, 2018, the Thames River Heritage Park Water Taxi will be extending its operating hours on Friday and Saturday nights to accommodate riders crossing the river for dinner and evening events. The new hours are Friday noon to 10 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 10 PM. and Sunday and holidays 10 .AM. to 9 PM through September 16, 2018.   In addition, ...read more
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Advanced Motion Detection Analytics to Provide Business Customers  Actionable Insights into Their Business  Comcast Business announced the launch of Comcast Business SmartOfficeTM Motion Insights, a new feature of its SmartOfficeTM solution. The all-new dashboard, featuring advanced motion detection analytics, will provide business managers and owners a comprehensive view of their cameras and ...read more
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Web Conference for: Tax Professionals and Industry Stakeholders   Understanding Payment Options  Thursday, May 24, 2018   This web conference will provide an overview of the following:  Direct PayOnline Payment AgreementsCash Payments/IRS-Pay Near MeOther Payment OptionsPlus a live Q & A Register and Attend:   Session 1(60 minutes) 11:00 a.m. Eastern; 10:00 a.m. Central; 9:00 a.m. ...read more
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Registration is now open for the Thames River Quest, a free, three-part, treasure hunt-style educational hike for all ages created by Connecticut Sea Grant and the Thames River Heritage Park as a new, unique offering for Connecticut Trails Day on June 2. “This Quest is a shining example of our local communities and organizations working together and taking advantage of the creative talent and ...read more
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
BBQ MENU #1 -20 person minimum         $23.95 per person SHRIMP AND VEGGIE KEBOBSFILET MIGNON STEAKSGRILLED SWORDFISHSTUFFED PORK TENDERLOIN teriyaki glazeHOT OR COLD PASTA OF YOUR CHOICEGRILLED VEGETABLE PLATTERPOTATO PIE OR POTATO SALADTOSSED GREEN SALADDECORATED FRUIT PLATTER  BBQ MENU #2 - 20 person minimum        $17.95 per person TOP ROUND LONDON BROILBONELESS CHICKEN TERIYAKIALL BEEF ...read more
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Marketing & E-Commerce veteran Anne Driscoll offers a basic overview to help non-technical people and business owners build a professional-looking website in just a few hours. We will touch on the foundations of an essential web presence, and establish the easiest way to get your business online and in front of the largest audience – the internet.     Date: Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 Time:  9:30 ...read more
Friday, May 04, 2018
Norwich, CT  ̶  Proud families of Three Rivers Community College students packed the room on Wednesday, May 2, when the Three Rivers College Foundation (TRCF) held the twenty-sixth annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony. Generous contributions led to a record-breaking number of scholarships awarded to 212 students. The total sponsorships awarded came to just over $410,000 which includes $50,000 of ...read more
Friday, May 04, 2018
Please join iL Pomod’Oro Restaurant & Pizzeria in supporting The Miracle League of Connecticut. The Miracle League is a baseball league for children ages 4-18 with physical and cognitive difficulties. From now until June 1st, every Tuesday, we will be donating 25% of our Tuesday sales to help this organization. The money raised will go towards the construction of the ballpark pictured in the ...read more
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Financial planning is an integral part of business planning for both startups and established businesses. In this workshop, part of SCORE's Financial Series, John Porter will provide a high-level overview of the financial planning process, addressing why one should develop a financial plan and how it relates to other plans for your business, what the major parts of a plan are, how to use your ...read more
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Norwich, CT – Three Rivers Community College is pleased to announce that Matt Fleury, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Connecticut Science Center as well as Chair of the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education, will be the keynote speaker at the College’s commencement ceremony, which will take place on Wednesday, May 23 at 5 p.m. outdoors on the campus green.   Speakers ...read more
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Waterford, CT – Charter Oak Federal Credit Union reported strong gains in its assets, which topped the $1 billion mark in 2017, along with growth in net income, lending and membership during a “standout year” for eastern Connecticut’s largest credit union.Brian A. Orenstein, Charter Oak’s President and Chief Executive Officer, told members attending the credit union’s 79th Annual Meeting that 2017 ...read more
Thursday, May 03, 2018
  Norwich, CT – UCFS Healthcare is pleased to offer our clients and staff the resources provided by myStrength. myStrength Inc. is a recognized leader in digital behavioral health and utilizes a model which enhances traditional care models. myStrength empowers clients with innovative self-care resources to manage and overcome challenges with a multitude of diagnoses including depression, anxiety, ...read more
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Stonington, CT – New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) announced this year's winning artists for the statewide calendar drawing contest entitled "Long Island Sound and Its Watershed: What It Means to Me." The annual drawing contest is open to all Connecticut students currently in Grades K-6. Santiago Araujo of the Shelter Rock School in Danbury was named the overall winner. His artwork ...read more
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Washington, DC – The Internal Revenue Service is highlighting a variety of online resources to help small business owners and self-employed individuals as part of National Small Business Week from April 29 to May 5. Some of these tools focus on an emerging area of business activity -- the sharing economy – also referred to as the on-demand, gig or access economy.   People involved in the sharing ...read more
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
“Water is a matter of public trust,” so declared Governor Malloy.   Groton Utilities and its local, state and federal partners celebrated that trust at a groundbreaking enactment ceremony in the shadow of its 80-year-old Water Treatment Plant on the last day of a traditional New England April. All of the speakers from Gov. Dannell Malloy to Connecticut Department of Public Health, Commissioner ...read more
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Norwich, CT – Three Rivers Community College is excited to announce that President Mary Ellen Jukoski received the 2018 Distinguished Woman in Higher Education Leadership Administrative Award from the Connecticut ACE Women’s Network in Higher Education (CTAWN). The award was presented at the CTAWN spring conference, “Transformative Leadership: Enacting Change on All Levels,” on Friday, April ...read more
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
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Tuesday, May 01, 2018
A Bold, New Direction for Mystic Seaport America’s Leading Maritime Museum Rebrands  Mystic, CT – Mystic Seaport announced today the launch of its new brand identity, with the introduction of the addition of Museum to its name and a redesigned logo, website, and large-scale ad campaign. The launch is a key element of the Museum’s strategic plan to expand the reach and relevance of the Museum by ...read more
Monday, April 30, 2018
New London, CT – After one of the greatest winter sports seasons in Coast Guard Academy history, the Bears are ranked 65th nationally in the Learfield Directors' Cup Division III standings heading into the spring championship season. There are 451 Division III schools in the country, which places the Bears in the top 15 percent of the Division III Learfield Cup standings this season. ** COMPLETE ...read more
Saturday, April 28, 2018
New London, CT – On Sunday, May 13, at Ocean Beach Park, the Dylan Konakowitz Memorial Foundation will be holding their first annual 5K walk/run. The route will start at Ocean Beach Park and travel through scenic waterfront New London before returning to the park.  Registration begins at 9:30am, with gun start at 10:30am. Consider pre-registering to guarantee your free t-shirt at www.dk-mf.org. ...read more
Friday, April 27, 2018
Groton, CT – Chelsea Groton Bank has once again secured BauerFinancial’s highest, 5-Star rating. This rating indicates the bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more. Earning and sustaining this top 5-Star rating for 96 consecutive quarters, Chelsea Groton Bank has also procured a “Top 10%” designation. This means that Chelsea Groton Bank has maintained ...read more
Friday, April 27, 2018
You have a website, but how can people find you? What exactly is Search Engine Optimization and how can it help you cost-effectively promote your business?  This workshop with marketing veteran Anne Driscoll will cover the basics of SEO, best practices for your website, as well as some tips on how you can stand out amongst the crowd online.    Date: Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 Time:  6:00 PM to ...read more
Friday, April 27, 2018
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Thursday, April 26, 2018
Forecasting your company’s financial future is an important part of managing a profitable business, whether you are looking for financing or not. In this workshop, part of SCORE's Financial Series, SCORE mentor Peter Cooper will walk you through how to forecast your business finances one, two and three years into the future for startups or established businesses.    Date: Wednesday, May 9th, ...read more
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Norwich, CT – Three Rivers Community College has opened enrollment on summer courses. New and returning students can register for any of the three summer sessions that begin May 21, June 6, and July 12. Completing multiple courses is also possible as the timing of the sessions allow students to take a course in the first and third session without any overlap. Taking a summer course is a great way ...read more
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Offering youth and adult clinics and lessons with tennis professionals  Stonington, CT – The Stonington Community Center (COMO) is excited to announce that in conjunction with its newly renovated state-of-the-art DecoTurf tennis courts, it has partnered with Mystic Indoor Sports (MIS) to provide professionally instructed tennis programs.   The renovated COMO tennis courts are now open for the ...read more
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
How important is it to have a business plan? Do you know what a SWOT analysis is? Can the two be connected? With Economic Development Specialist Lisa Powell of the Small Business Association, you will learn the importance of both, what they are used for, what information they should contain, and what they say about your business. Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018Time: 9:30am – 11:00amLocation: Portland ...read more
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Westerly, RI – Antonette Terenzio has joined Coldwell Banker Coastal Homes as an independent sales associate working out of the Westerly office. Prior to joining Coldwell Banker Coastal Homes, Ms. Terenzio met the Rhode Island real estate licensing requirements and completed the comprehensive Coldwell Banker® training program. "We're happy to have Antonette on our team," said Jim Cahoone, ...read more
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Per the final rule issued March 26, 2012, the Department of Labor has adopted the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. This change ensures OHSA's alignment with internationally-developed guidelines for the categorization and labeling of hazardous substances. Employers are required to educate workers on the new Globally Harmonized System ...read more
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Bears Climb Back Into Nike/US Lacrosse National Rankings New London, CT – The Coast Guard men's lacrosse team moved back to number 20 in the US Lacrosse Magazine Division III Top 20 presented by Nike. This is the second time this season that the Bears have been ranked 20 by US Lacrosse Magazine this season. Coast Guard won their 10th game of the season this past weekend against Merchant ...read more
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Groton, CT – Groton Utilities has announced that it is accepting nominations for the fifteenth annual Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award.   The purpose of the award is to honor a member of the community who has contributed his or her time, energy and resources to make the community a better place in which to live and work. Persons eligible for the award must live in greater Groton, which ...read more
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Groton, CT – The Groton Rotary Club is seeking players and sponsors for its annual golf tournament, scheduled for Friday, June 1, at the Shennecossett Golf Course, a historic Donald Ross designed 18-hole course in Groton Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the club’s youth scholars and community grants program. The tournament is open to the entire community.  The cost is $125 per player ...read more
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
New London, CT – On Saturday, April 21, nearly 1,000 Connecticut Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners helped to “make change happen” as they volunteered to improve six sites throughout the state as part of the 17th annual Comcast Cares Day.  This year, volunteers were also part of and celebrated a significant milestone of Comcast Cares Day – reaching 1 ...read more
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
If your marketing messages aren’t relevant and easily read on mobile devices, you can expect consumers to move on. It’s more critical than ever to get the right message to the right person at the right time. Creative marketer April Woodcock will explore the top email marketing trends for small businesses, and simple ideas to incorporate them into your marketing plans. You’ll learn how to use data ...read more
Friday, April 20, 2018
ECSO, ECSC, & Yale Opera Garde Arts Center | New London Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 8pm The ECSO gathers all of the artistic forces in our community for a joyous celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th anniversary with a performance of his Broadway work, Candide. Bernstein himself was quoted as saying “there’s more of me in that piece than anything else I’ve done.” Technically a comic ...read more
Friday, April 20, 2018
Entrepreneur, tech investor, and thought leader to be in residence at the Innovation Commons  Groton, CT – Ignite and Crossroads Venture Group are partnering to bring Paul Singh and his North American Tech Tour to the Innovation Commons for a 3-day residency to discuss entrepreneurship and its many facets. The three days will feature a variety of community conversations and hands-on activities to ...read more
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Join Dime Bank and Montville Senior Center on Saturday, May 12 from  9:00am - 1:00pm for a free shred day held at the Montville Senior Center. The Montville Senior Center and Dime Bank are proud to present the SHRED - IT Program. Come from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. to shred your personal information in a safe and secure manner.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP) funds in the amount of $120,036 are available to organizations in New London Census County to supplement already existing emergency food and shelter programs.  The funds are made available through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Funding amounts are determined nationally by a board chaired by FEMA.  In 2017, this ...read more
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
Expressiones Cultural Center, New London May 11, 2018, 7:00-9:00 p.m.   Join us for the 4th Annual InFusion: Where Literary Art Transcends The Page, featuring: New London Poet Laureate Rhonda Ward and special guests poet Kate Rushin and bassist Nat Reeves. They will read and perform at Expressiones Cultural Center in New London on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. This free event is ...read more
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Willimantic, CT – In most cases of dementia, there are two people in need – the person with the disease and their caregiver. Adrianne DeVivo, the new dementia specialist at the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging at Windham Hospital, cares for both of them. DeVivo conducts assessments with dementia patients and their caregivers in person, over the phone and in the home. The goal is to ...read more
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Norwich, CT – Last week, the Windham Hospital Operating Room introduced the Globus ExcelsiusGPS™, a new, sophisticated surgical guidance system for spine procedures. Windham is the second hospital in eastern Connecticut to use the advanced technology, which is also in place at Backus Hospital. The ExcelsiusGPS™ brings an even greater level of precision to surgeons performing spine surgery and the ...read more
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Willimantic, CT – If your hands ache after a day at the computer or you can’t open a jar without help, how do you know if it’s a sign of something Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Stephen Scarangella, MD, director of the Hand Program at Windham Hospital, suggests asking yourself these five questions before making a call to an orthopedic specialist for help with your hand pain and weakness.  Are your ...read more
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Thursday, April 26, at 6 p.m. Suggested Donation: $5       Celebrating 150 Years of Naval Submarine Base New London As part of its Military Matters Lecture Series, La Grua Center presents a talk with Capt. Paul Whitescarver, commanding officer of Naval Submarine Base New London. He will discuss a little of the base’s history, but even more importantly, bring us up to date with the base’s ...read more
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
You're Invited to "Rock the House" on Friday May 11, 2018 with Always Home as we prevent family homelessness and honor Joyce Olson Resnikoff, Lead Singer for Good in our Community. > Purchase tickets at http://bit.ly/rockthehousegala. > View a YouTube preview!  
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Financial highlights and other successes were shared during the Bank’s 163rd Annual MeetingGroton, CT – Chelsea Groton Bank held its 163rd annual meeting of Bank officers, Board members and Corporators on Monday, April 16 at the Mystic Marriott in Groton, Connecticut. President and CEO Michael Rauh reported on the Bank’s 2017 results.   As of December 31, 2017, Chelsea Groton’s total assets ...read more
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Westerly, RI – Dime Bank is pleased to welcome back Kevin Owren as a residential mortgage originator and assistant vice president at Dime Bank, a mutual bank headquartered in Norwich, CT. Owren recently rejoined the bank, and is responsible for facilitating the expansion of the Bank’s residential lending business in the greater Westerly market. Owren has earned a strong reputation in the ...read more
Monday, April 16, 2018
Norwich, CT – United Community & Family Services, Inc. (UCFS) is honored to have been awarded a grant from the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT Foundation to address treatment and prevention of Domestic Minor Human Trafficking (DMST) in the region.                               The aim of this $3000 grant is to provide additional training to staff in the risk factors, warning signs, and ...read more
Monday, April 16, 2018
Longtime hospitality veteran to lead sales effort for destination spa and resortNorwich, CT – Gary Baker, CMP, hospitality veteran of both Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods, has joined The Spa at Norwich Inn’s executive leadership as Director of Sales. Baker will lead the team in developing all markets including corporate, association, events and weddings.  Baker was responsible for a number of ...read more
Friday, April 13, 2018
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Friday, April 13, 2018
April 18th Luncheon Join us Wednesday, April 18, 11:30 am at Langley’s Restaurant at Great Neck Country Club for our monthly luncheon meeting. The Connecticut Small Business Development Center offers expert assistance at no cost to entrepreneurs and small business owners, helping Connecticut's businesses start, grow, and thrive.  Are you thinking of launching a business? Get help starting on ...read more
Thursday, April 12, 2018
If you are thinking about starting or are now running a non-profit organization, understanding how to effectively manage your organization is key to long-term success. SCORE counselor Bob Potter will guide you through important areas such as fundraising, managing your Board & Staff, fine-tuning your strategic plan, securing sponsorships, and more.   Date: Friday, May 11th, 2018 Time:  10:30AM – ...read more
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Groton, CT – Join us for a magical, musical summer when Concerts in the Park begins its 2018 concert season in Washington Park in the City of Groton on Friday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. Concerts in the Park 2018 kicks off its summer season of seven (7) concerts with the band Azalea Drive.  The next concerts are June 22, Rock and Soul Revue; June 29, Mass-Conn Fusion; July 6, F & Blues Band; July 13, ...read more
Thursday, April 12, 2018
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Boston, MA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Connecticut District Office announced the opening of a new Women’s Business Center in Norwich, Connecticut.  The new center, hosted by the Women’s Business Development Council, will have the mission of helping women entrepreneurs start and grow small businesses.  The new center will provide assistance and resources to entrepreneurs in and ...read more
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
GROTON – The Groton Rotary Club has a special opportunity for area businesses and organizations to help Rotary honor our community’s active servicemen and veterans.  For the third year, it is proud to offer a special sponsor category – the Military Sponsorship, for its annual golf tournament. The Groton Rotary Club’s annual Golf tournament is scheduled for Friday, June 1, at the Shennecossett ...read more
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Please Join U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) in welcoming Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel for a Town Hall to Save Net Neutrality.   Senator Blumenthal is part of a bipartisan coalition in the Senate fighting to overturn the Federal Communications Commission decision to repeal net neutrality. Senators need just one more vote to pass a Congressional Review Act ...read more
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, Best Doctors is a global benefits provider that serves more than 40 million members in every major region of the world. Since then, Best Doctors has conducted one of the largest ongoing polls in health care to identify the physicians that other physicians trust most. Their global database includes more than 50,000 physicians in over 450 ...read more
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
“Senior Financial Scams: How to Protect Family and Friends”  Did you know that out-of-pocket costs associated with senior financial scams and exploitation are estimated at $2.9 billion a year? And that’s on the low side because many cases go unreported.   As the net worth of seniors increases, so does the likelihood they’ll be targeted by con artists trying to strip them of their life ...read more
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
“Identity Theft: Who’s Got Your Number?”  When it comes to your personal information—like your Social Security number—do you know when you have to give it out, and when you don’t? If you give it out, do you ask how it’s going to be used and whether it’s kept in a secure location? Do you know why you should care?   Identity fraud claimed more than 15 million victims last year, wreaking havoc ...read more
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
This workshop provides an introduction to marketing communications methods and tools to maximize customer reach. Discussion covers pricing strategies, positioning, the difference between features and benefits, and different marketing strategies. At the end of the session, you will know how to outline your marketing strategy, test your marketing message, choose the right sales channel, and exercise ...read more
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Hartford, CT – A hybrid business incubator that provides unique opportunities for collaboration between schools and business to increase college and career readiness while expanding downtown Wallingford business, and a CT Trust for Historic Preservation website that is a point of entry for those seeking to spur redevelopment of Connecticut's historic mill buildings are just two of this year's ...read more
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Discover breathtaking scenery and wildlife as you relax aboard the sailing ship ARGIA. Explore the seafaring village of Mystic CT, so rich in maritime history, and the surrounding islands from her spacious wooden decks. Relax as you sail past scenic coastlines and lighthouses, or help the crew hoist and trim the sails aboard this elegant schooner. Each two-hour cruise includes complimentary ...read more
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Candide: April 28, 2018 Concert Performance, 8 PMThe ECSO gathers all of the artistic forces in our community for a joyous celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th anniversary with a performance of his Broadway work Candide. Bernstein himself was quoted as saying, “there’s more of me in that piece than anything else I’ve done.” Technically a comic operetta, Candide depicts Voltaire’s satirical ...read more
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Old Lyme, CT – The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut is honored to announce that it has received high marks from the American Alliance of Museums’ (AAM) Accreditation Commission. Accreditation helps to ensure the integrity and accessibility of museum collections, reinforce the educational and public service roles of museums, and promote good governance practices and ethical ...read more
Monday, April 09, 2018
Stonington, CT – The New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) is expanding their adaptive sailing offerings for the disabled community. NESS is hosting a free Adaptive Sailing Demo Day in Stonington on May 19 and just opened registration. No experience is needed, but spots are limited and registration is required! Registration can be found at nessf.org/adaptive-demo-day.  With the right ...read more
Monday, April 09, 2018
SavaSeniorCare Administrative Services LLC is proud to announce implementation of PatientPing for each of its Connecticut Skilled Nursing Facilities to assist each of the Facility’s acute care partners’ efforts to reduce unnecessary hospital readmission while improving quality care and outcomes.   PatientPing is a highly effective platform that provides real-time admission and discharge ...read more
Friday, April 06, 2018
Don’t forget to sign up for Connecticut Open House Day, Saturday, June 9, 2018. This is an annual event scheduled the second Saturday of June where cultural organizations and tourism attractions throughout the state open their doors to Connecticut residents, inviting them to discover – and rediscover – Connecticut’s fascinating world of art, history, film and tourism with a variety of special ...read more
Friday, April 06, 2018
With Dr. Stephen Shore, Friday, May 4th 8:00-3:00pm at Langley’s Restaurant / Great Neck Country Club April is National Autism Awareness Month and with most recent diagnosis rates of one in 68, the topic of Autism supports has never been more important. Now in its 12th year, the Autism Education Conference, continues to bring in dynamic speakers with fresh perspectives, valuable insights, and ...read more
Thursday, April 05, 2018
Do you know the difference between the income statement and your balance sheet, or the importance of cash flow reports to the survival of your business? This workshop with SCORE mentor Peter Cooper will de-mystify your important financial reports, and develop a discipline around which reports you should review daily, weekly or monthly. This workshop is a foundation companion to our “Building A ...read more
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Maria Miranda, Creative Director of Miranda Creative, presents an interactive and engaging workshop offering social media tips and techniques at the intermediate to advanced level. Learn social media best practices, how to use audience management platforms, ten proven tips for increased engagement, and more. There will be time for Q&A.    Date: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 Time:  6:00 PM to 7:30 ...read more
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Eastern CT  – The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT Foundation has announced the distribution of $107,400 to 38 eastern CT non-profits that will improve the quality of life for thousands of children in the region. The Foundation raised funds throughout 2017 with fundraisers including the 6th Annual Bowl-a-Thon at High Rollers Luxury Lanes at Foxwoods Resort Casino in April and the 34th Annual ...read more
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Groton, CT – Hillary Ryan of Stonington, CT, recently joined Chelsea Groton Bank as Vice President, Business Intelligence.  In this role, Hillary will be leading the Business Intelligence Department with responsibility for process improvement, project management, and data management.   “Hillary brings a deep understanding and extensive experience to this role,” shared William Lidestri, EVP, ...read more
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Waterford, CT – Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has renewed its support of Mystic Aquarium’s Frogs! exhibit by gifting the aquarium $15,000.  The credit union first announced its partnership with Mystic Aquarium in 2016 during the grand opening celebration of its Mystic Branch, where Brian A. Orenstein, Charter Oak’s President and Chief Executive Officer, presented the aquarium with a $15,000 ...read more
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
A Free Performance and Workshop at Three Rivers Community College Monday, April 23, 2018, 1:30 p.m. performance, 3:45 p.m. workshop  Norwich, CT – Join us for a free performance of Othello by Shakespeare & Company, followed by a post-show forum and workshop. The event will be held at Three Rivers Community College on Monday, April 23 at 1:30 p.m. in room F-117. It is free and open to the public. ...read more
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
A new vaccine management system, refrigerators, and a freezer for five health center sites of United Community and Family Services will now be a reality thanks to a $64,431 grant from CHEFA, the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority.   UCFS is the largest health agency dedicated to serving the medical, dental, and behavioral health needs of the Eastern Connecticut community.  The ...read more
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Norwich, CT – Dime Bank recently hosted its 149th annual meeting at Lake of Isles in North Stonington, Conn. In his State of the Bank Presentation, President and CEO Nick Caplanson highlighted another year of strong financial performance, led by the continued value Dime provides to its business customers as the region’s leading local commercial lender. “Whether it is empowering small and mid-size ...read more
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Alexis Dudden, PhD, UConn, presents Northeast Asia at the Crossroads?  When: Thursday, April 12, 2018, 5:30pm reception, 6:00pm presentationWhere: Lyme-Old Lyme Middle SchoolThe Topic: Today’s fluid and complex situation in Northeast Asia with a special emphasis on Korea.Presenter: Alexis Dudden, PhD, Professor of History at the University of Connecticut Dinner: Following the presentation, join ...read more
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
You have a website, but how can people find you? What exactly is Search Engine Optimization and how can it help you cost-effectively promote your business?   This workshop with marketing veteran Anne Driscoll will cover the basics of SEO, best practices for your website, as well as some tips on how you can stand out amongst the crowd online.    Date: Thursday, April 19th, 2018 Time:  6:00 PM to ...read more
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Channel 3 Kids Camp recently appointed five new members to their Board of Directors – Samuel Broomer, Ed Havens Jr., Joseph Rubio, Glenn Salamone, and Danita Sulick. Samuel Broomer is the Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Berkley Re, a Berkley Company. Along with his strong business background, Broomer brings a strong belief that “Everyone Counts, Everyone Matters.” Ed Havens ...read more
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Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Channel 3 Kids Camp is excited to announce their 10th annual W.R.A.P. (Women Raising Awareness Philanthropically) Luncheon on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the Connecticut Convention Center from 11am to 2pm. The event is presented by KeyBank and was created to help build positive networking opportunities while honoring the work of a woman for notable philanthropic contributions in her field and ...read more
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Monday, April 02, 2018
Event Is Scheduled for Dayville, Headquarters, and Pawcatuck Branch LocationsWaterford, CT – Charter Oak Federal Credit Union will be offering free shredding services to the community on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at three branch locations: 589 Hartford Pike in Dayville; 1055 Hartford Turnpike in Waterford; and 20 Liberty Street in Pawcatuck from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Charter Oak hosts an annual ...read more
Monday, April 02, 2018
Provided by Thomas Vorio, Financial Advisor “Risky Business” takes on a new meaning to the entrepreneur who excitedly opens the doors, real or virtual, for business on that first day and awaits customers.  As any entrepreneur knows, one can work hard, create a good product and maintain good business relationships -- do everything right -- and still some future events are beyond one’s control.  A ...read more
Friday, March 30, 2018
Stonington, CT – The New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) is offering a variety of programs that will help youth and adults get certified for their summer jobs. The nonprofit has organized a special week (April 16-21) for anyone in the area who may need certification, re-certification, or training for their upcoming summer job or on-the-water adventures.  These courses are open to the ...read more
Friday, March 30, 2018
How important is it to have a business plan? Do you know what a SWOT analysis is? Can the two be connected? With Economic Development Specialist Tanisha Baptiste of the Small Business Association, you will learn the importance of both, what they are used for, what information they should contain, and what they say about your business.   Date: Thursday, April 26th, 2018 Time:  10:00 AM to 11:30 AM ...read more
Thursday, March 29, 2018
X1 Customers Will Soon be Able to Access NPR One’s Award-Winning  Programming That Includes Local and National News and Popular Podcasts Directly on the TV by Saying “NPR” Into the X1 Voice Remote   Comcast and National Public Radio (NPR) recently announced the launch of the NPR One app on Xfinity X1, enabling X1 customers to access NPR’s growing library of news, talk and music programs with a ...read more
Thursday, March 29, 2018
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy invites you to a Transportation Summit on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. This summit will feature panel discussions moderated by Senator Murphy on southeastern Connecticut’s transportation issues and future. The event will also serve as an opportunity for Senator Murphy to receive feedback from local businesses, municipal officials, and other ...read more
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Marketing & E-Commerce veteran Anne Driscoll offers a basic overview to help non-technical people and business owners build a professional-looking website in just a few hours. We will touch on the foundations of an essential web presence, and establish the easiest way to get your business online and in front of the largest audience – the internet.   Date: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 Time:  6:00PM – ...read more
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Norwich, CT – The 3rd Annual Arc NLC Film Festival fundraiser will take place on Thursday, April 26, 2018, from 5:30 to 8:00pm. at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT.   The Festival features four short films about people with IDD who are making a difference in their communities.  Included in the are fine food, wine and beer, and a quality ...read more
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Waterford, CT – Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has earned the top 5-Star rating from BauerFinancial Inc. for its financial performance during 2017, affirming that Charter Oak remains one of the strongest financial institutions in the nation. “We’re pleased to once again receive the top financial rating from BauerFinancial, which is an independent reflection of our true financial strength,” said ...read more
Friday, March 23, 2018
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy invites you to a Transportation Summit on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. This summit will feature panel discussions moderated by Senator Murphy on southeastern Connecticut’s transportation issues and future. The event will also serve as an opportunity for Senator Murphy to receive feedback from local businesses, municipal officials, and other ...read more
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Washington, DC – The Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers today that it’s not too late to contribute to an Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) and still claim it on a 2017 tax return. Anyone with an IRA may be eligible for a tax credit or deduction on their 2017 tax return if they make contributions by April 17, 2018. This is the sixth in a series of nine IRS news releases called the ...read more
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Norwich, CT – Join us for a presentation on The Status and Rights of Undocumented Immigrants by Joanne Lewis, an attorney for Connecticut Legal Services (CLS). The presentation will be held on Wednesday, April 4 at 12:15-1:30 p.m. at Three Rivers Community College in room C-101. The event was originally scheduled for March 7, but was rescheduled due to a snowstorm. This free event is presented by ...read more
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Thank you from Freedom Boat Club to everyone who attended the recent Eastern CT Premier Home Show!  We are hosting two upcoming open houses for you to learn more about what our amazing boating club has to offer. On Saturday, March 24th we will have open houses in two locations. Our Mystic location at 18 Stafford Street, Mystic (Mystic Shipyard EAST) will be open from 10 AM to 2 PM.  Our Westbrook ...read more
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.   Three Rivers Community College invites high school seniors and their families to Senior Night. This is a one-stop opportunity to learn more about Three Rivers and its available programs and resources. Senior Night will be held on Tuesday, April 10 at 6:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to RSVP at ...read more
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
This interactive, hands-on workshop with Marketing expert Arlene Saffron introduces the importance of Branding businesses and products, whether you are a solo entrepreneur or a 50-person company, and demystifies what a Brand is and is not. It is recommended that participants have a business plan, even a simple one.This working session is limited to 15 participants. Registration ...read more
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Our team is excited to announce our recent certification by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID). This represents a major milestone for our shredding and data destruction business, since NAID sets the industry standard.   The AAA certification puts us in an elite group representing the best providers in the industry. It verifies that our processes meet or exceed all ...read more
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Fort Benning, GA – Junior Helen Oh and sophomore Kevin Bennett each won a national championship and the women's team won the Air Pistol National Championship to highlight the first day of shooting at the NRA Collegiate Pistol Championship. Oh won Women's Air Pistol for the third straight season while Bennett won Men's Air Pistol for the first time. The opening match was the Women's Air Pistol ...read more
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, Mitchell College and UCONN – Avery Point are hosting the fifth annual Southeastern CT Career Fair. We invite you to participate in this landmark event:   Wednesday, April 4, 2018 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Clarke Center Mitchell College 437 Pequot Ave., New London, CT  Schedule of Events: 3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Booth/Table Set Up in the Clarke Center 4 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – ...read more
Monday, March 19, 2018
Old Saybrook, CT - The Southeastern Connecticut chapter of SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to the success of small businesses, will present a free Small Business Workshop on "The ABCs of a Business Plan and Understanding a SWOT Analysis.”  How important is it to have a business plan? Do you know what a SWOT analysis is? Can the two be connected? In this workshop, you will learn the ...read more
Monday, March 19, 2018
GROTON, CT – The Chelsea Groton Foundation will be accepting applications for the spring grant cycle through the Foundation’s NEW online application portal until Friday, April 20, 2018. Local and regional charitable organizations in the areas of Animal Welfare, Arts and Culture, Economic Development, Education, Environment, Health and Human Services, Housing, and Youth Recreation and Activities, ...read more
Monday, March 19, 2018
Mystic, CT - The annual Mystic Irish Parade, on Sunday, March 25th, celebrates its’ fifteenth year in 2018!  The festivities will begin at the Mystic Seaport at 1:00 p.m. sharp and journey downtown until concluding at the Mystic Arts Center. In attendance, there will be more than 30,000 guests from near and far celebrating the ‘Wearin’ of the Green’ together.    “The 2018 Grand Marshals, father ...read more
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Space is still available in two non-credit training courses, Animal Husbandry and American Heart Association Basic Life Support. Whether a person has the goal of learning new skills or reinventing their career, taking a non-credit course will fit their needs. Both courses have a registration deadline of Thursday, March 29.  Animal Husbandry -- Explore how the biology, care and management of ...read more
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Eastern CT – The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will present four Regional Chamber Awards at its Annual Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Hilton Mystic, sponsored by Atlantic Broadband and the Connecticut Airport Authority. The Chamber presents Regional Chamber Awards annually to deserving businesses and individuals for outstanding work accomplished ...read more
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Groton, CT – Three local non-profit organizations: Emerson Theater Collaborative, Higher Edge, and The Light House are collaborating for the fourth year on a Bowling Fundraiser entitled “All Benefits Children” in order to raise funds to support as many children of all ages and abilities, as well as families in the local community as possible.  The event will be held at the Spare Time Bowling ...read more
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Monday, March 12, 2018
Groton, CT – Jamie Goulas, Retail Loan Originator at Chelsea Groton Bank, graduated from the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce (GNACC) Leadership Exploration & Development (L.E.A.D.) program.    “Jamie is a first class professional and provides phenomenal counsel and support to her mortgage financing customers,” said Matt Morrell, VP, Retail Lending Sales Manager.  “She participated in ...read more
Monday, March 12, 2018
This workshop presents a unique approach to thinking about, researching, documenting, writing and selling a Business Plan. Participants will work on business plan concepts and techniques. Discussion will be on how to produce the plan appropriate to your needs and situation, with a minimum of work and agony.    Date: Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 Time:  6:00PM – 7:30PM EDTLocation: Middlesex Community ...read more
Monday, March 12, 2018
Join the SECT Women’s Network on Wednesday, March 21 at 11:30 am at Langley’s Restaurant at Great Neck Country Club for their monthly luncheon meeting.    Gregg T. Barratt is an experienced Human Resources leader and a nationally recognized professional in the training and organizational development field. He is certified in the use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, The Career Architect, ...read more
Friday, March 09, 2018
Multiple Bars and Restaurants Offering Food & Drink Specials for Participants   Foxwoods® Resort Casino’s annual Shamrocked pub crawl returns this St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17 with non-stop fun and dazzling themed drinks to add to the party spirit!  For just $10, guests 21+ can enjoy a fun-filled pub crawl which features beverage specials and discounts on food at participating locations ...read more
Friday, March 09, 2018
Mystic Museum of Art presents Lisa Lyman Adams: kidArt and Young at Art, two exhibitions appropriate for all ages that will bring out the kid in everyone.kidArt features the inherently whimsical fine art and illustration work of artist, illustrator, and MMoA faculty Lisa Lyman Adams. Adams combines super realism, collage, trompe l’oeil and handwriting, while blurring the line between fine art and ...read more
Thursday, March 08, 2018
This workshop provides a comparison between QuickBooks Desktop and Online versions. We will set up a QuickBooks Desktop company from scratch, reviewing the setup preferences and decisions along the way. If time permits, we will also view preferences for a QuickBooks Online company to help those users understand their options as well. Attendees are asked to bring their laptops with QuickBooks ...read more
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Groton, CT – The Groton Rotary Club through its Community Awards Foundation will award a total of $7,000 in academic scholar awards in June 2018.  Three (3) $2,000 scholar awards, which are one-time awards, are available to graduating seniors from Fitch Senior High School, the Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Technical High School and the Marine Science Magnet School. Students may obtain applications ...read more
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Company’s Northeast Division Increases Speeds of Most Popular Tiers By at Least 25% at No Additional Cost 80% of Internet Customers to Have Speeds of 150 Mbps or More  Berlin, CT – Comcast announced it is increasing the speeds of some of its most popular Xfinity Internet service tiers – including Blast and Performance Pro – for new and existing customers in the Northeast Division, which ...read more
Thursday, March 08, 2018
HEAT: Fighting the Opioid Epidemic, Wednesday, March 28, 12:00 p.m. Confronting the Opioid Crisis in Our Community, Tuesday, April 3, 3:00 .pm. Healing Candlelight Vigil, Tuesday, April 3, 4:30 p.m. Prescription Drug Take Back Day, April 3, 3:00-5:00 p.m.  Norwich, CT – Norwich is seventh in the state for opioid overdose death rates in 2017 according to the Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner ...read more
Thursday, March 08, 2018
The Radiance Woodwind Quintet will perform in concert on Sunday, March 18 at 4:30 PM at the First United Methodist Church in Mystic, CT to benefit the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center. The concert, sponsored by the Don Kimball Fund, in collaboration with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, will feature works by Debussy, Ligeti, Mozart, Piazzola, and Paquito D’Rivera. Dedicated to performing ...read more
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
During this special edition of Signings & Sightings, newly published author, Michelle Jacobik will debut her first book, Prosperity After Divorce: Take charge of your finances & create the life you really want using Lifestyle Re-Design Planning (TM), to her hometown audience. Jacobik will engage fans in a live discussion followed by a book signing.  *Participation is on a first-come, first-served ...read more
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Wednesday, March 07, 2018
As part of its ongoing effort to connect our communities through live orchestral music, the ECSO is offering free admission to this concert to any service member of the U.S. Armed Forces who wears their uniform that evening. Two magnificent pieces by Joseph Haydn and Gustav Mahler form a military-themed concert showcasing the orchestra’s talent in different contexts. Haydn’s Symphony No. 100 ...read more
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Norwich, CT – Three Rivers Community College will be hosting its fifth annual Veterans Resource Fair, a one-stop resource for jobs, education, health services, networking and more.  This year the fair has been expanded to include 20 yellow-ribbon colleges and additional employers. The resource fair has been rescheduled to the snow date, Thursday, March 22, 2018. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 ...read more
Monday, March 05, 2018
Space is still available in two non-credit training courses, Pharmacy Technician and Patient Care Technician, starting Tuesday, March 20. These careers are among the fastest growing health care careers in Connecticut.  Whether a person has the goal of learning new skills or reinventing their career, taking a non-credit course will fit their needs. Both courses have a registration deadline of ...read more
Monday, March 05, 2018
A World of Opportunities for Connecticut Businesses! Connecticut Export Week 2018 is the only free event of it’s kind in the nation. This event is designed to encourage more businesses to take the first steps towards ‘going global’. Attendees will have access to the experts in building a global marketplace. Whether you are new to exports or a successful exporting business, you will find the events ...read more
Friday, March 02, 2018
Series to Kick Off with Tony Award-Winning Broadway Musical Cinderella!   Mashantucket, CT – Due to overwhelming demand, The Broadway Series at Foxwoods® Resort Casino returns with another unforgettable line up of Broadway classics.  The curtain goes up on the 2018 Broadway Series at Foxwoods May 8 - 13 with Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella for seven shows in the Fox Theater.   Tickets for ...read more
Thursday, March 01, 2018
WORCESTER, Mass. – No. 24 Coast Guard sends a program record four wrestlers to the NCAA National Championship as the Bears finished up competition at the Northeast Regional Sunday afternoon at WPI. Heading to the National Championship and earning All-Region honors for Coast Guard are sophomore Owen McClave (133), junior Nick Remke (165), sophomore AJ Aeberli (174) and freshman Jonathan Wagner ...read more
Thursday, March 01, 2018
The Ledyard Garden Club awarded The Arc New London County $300 to assist with the purchase of a season-extending greenhouse for its Farm Stand in Ledyard. This employment and vocational training program helps men and women with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) learn valuable skills in a field that they love, enabling transition into competitive community employment. Participant ...read more
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Sponsored by Southeastern CT SCORE, wiith the support of IGNITE Thames River   SCORE continues its new business planning workshop series with Simple Steps #5: Funding Sources. The final workshop in the Simple Steps for Starting Your Business series offers information on how to finance your small business. Discussions include sources of funds, banking relations, ratio analysis, and more. A bank ...read more
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Norwich, CT – The Dime Bank Foundation recently donated $5,500 to The Furniture Bank in Gales Ferry to help purchase 100 new beds for low-income families in the area who are experiencing financial hardship. This gift was part of the over $200,000 given to local charities and other need-based organizations by the Dime Bank Foundation over the past year.   The Furniture Bank helps people in the ...read more
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Waterford, CT – Charter Oak Federal Credit Union’s Matching Gifts Program’s total giving during 2017 exceeded $300,000, and the combined donations from the credit union and its members were able to provide much-needed financial assistance to more than 270 charities and non-profit groups. “We care about our members, and our Matching Gifts Program lets us support the charitable organizations that ...read more
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Q: Should all employees check their withholding? A: Yes. Employees should check their withholding at the beginning of each year or when their personal circumstances change. It’s even more important this year for people to do a “paycheck checkup” following the changes in the new tax law. With the new tax law, it’s especially important for people who have previously itemized their deductions, have ...read more
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Updated Withholding Calculator, Form W-4 Released; Calculator Helps Taxpayers Review Withholding Following New Tax Law  Washington, DC – The Internal Revenue Service today released an updated Withholding Calculator on IRS.gov and a new version of Form W-4 to help taxpayers check their 2018 tax withholding following passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December. The IRS urges taxpayers to use ...read more
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra (ECSO) and Chorus announces a vacancy for the contractual position of Music Director/Conductor of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus (ECSC). The start date for this position will be July 2018. Highly qualified, experienced, choral conductors may apply. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, rehearsal and concert videos, three ...read more
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Mystic, CT – The New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) will be kicking off spring with a cocktail party at the Spicer Mansion (Mystic, CT) on Thursday, March 22nd. The cocktail party will feature gourmet hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, fine wines, and craft beers as well as live music and a live auction. Auction items include unique opportunities at the Spicer Mansion and other local ...read more
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra invites the general public to attend its annual Instrumental Competition. This competition, now in its 59th year, was established to recognize the outstanding talents of emerging young musicians through the age of 25. 12 contestants have been selected for the final round held at Evans Hall on the campus of Connecticut College in New London, CT on ...read more
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Children ages 13 and younger will receive free Museum admission to see the “Gentle Giants”  Mystic, CT – The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, the symbol of quality and tradition for Anheuser-Busch since 1933, are scheduled to be at Mystic Seaport March 22-25, in conjunction with the Mystic Irish Parade.   The horses will be housed in a special stable on the Museum’s Village Green, and will ...read more
Monday, February 26, 2018
 Jewett City, CT – For the fourth year in a row, Jewett City Savings Bank has earned top honors as the Best Community Bank in Connecticut in the annual poll of readers of The Commercial Record. The competition sponsored by the prominent trade publication measures the loyalty and satisfaction that readers have with providers of services in the financial and real estate industries.   The ...read more
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Monday, February 26, 2018
Groton, CT – Melissa L. Raffanello recently joined Chelsea Groton Bank as a Residential Loan Officer, based at the Bank’s Lending Center in Glastonbury. In this position, Melissa will work with clients throughout Hartford and Litchfield Counties in need of a variety of lending solutions, from traditional mortgages, to first-time homebuyer and affordable lending programs, to specialty financing and ...read more
Monday, February 26, 2018
Meredith G. Diette recently joined Berchem Moses PC as a Partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department. She advises private, non-profit and municipal clients on laws governing the employment relationship, and assists clients during collective bargaining and binding arbitration proceedings. Attorney Diette represents employers in negotiations, hearings and trials before the National Labor ...read more
Friday, February 23, 2018
Washington, DC – The Internal Revenue Service today said that it is ready to process tax year 2017 returns claiming three popular tax benefits recently renewed retroactively into law. The Bipartisan Budget Act, enacted on Feb. 9, renewed for tax year 2017 a wide range of individual and business tax benefits that had expired at the end of 2016. The IRS has now reprogrammed its processing systems ...read more
Friday, February 23, 2018
East Haddam, CT – In East Haddam, otherwise known for the renowned Goodspeed Opera House, resides a distinguished 17th century Victorian. What goes on in that building has attracted businesses from all over the country. The building holds 30+ employees of Julia Balfour, LLC, an integrated, creative agency whose core culture revolves around inspiring change. Owner and founder, Julia Balfour was ...read more
Thursday, February 22, 2018
SCORE continues its new business planning workshop series with Simple Steps #4: Financial Projections. The fourth workshop in the Simple Steps for Starting Your Business series uses exercises to help you better understand financial concepts, including financial risks and rewards, true start-up costs, and how to do a cash flow projection. Using a hands-on approach, you will learn how to forecast ...read more
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Waterford, CT ­– Charter Oak Federal Credit Union is the Number 1 residential mortgage lender in eastern Connecticut for the eighth consecutive year, originating over 9,800 residential mortgages in New London and Windham counties combined since 2010 with a total value topping the $1.2 billion mark. "It's a real honor for Charter Oak to be eastern Connecticut's top mortgage lender for eight ...read more
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Sponsored by Southeastern CT SCORE, wiith the support of IGNITE Thames River   SCORE continues its new business planning workshop series with Simple Steps #3: Marketing Plan. The third workshop in the Simple Steps for Starting Your Business series provides an introduction to marketing communication methods and tools to maximize customer reach. The discussion in the "Marketing Plan" workshop ...read more
Friday, February 16, 2018
Resort Casino to Add Popular Connecticut Brewpub to Growing List of Attractions this SummerMASHANTUCKET, CT (January 30, 2018) – Foxwoods® Resort Casino today revealed plans to open Stony Creek Brewery, a fully operational brewpub with an award-winning beer selection. The announcement marks another step in Foxwoods’ continued evolution as the Northeast’s premier full-service resort ...read more
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Friday, February 16, 2018
John F. Kennedy said “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” Join us Wednesday, February 21 at 11:30 am at Langley’s Restaurant at Great Neck Country Club for our monthly luncheon meeting and meet a few of the people who do this every day.   Kathy Verano, Executive Director of Safe Futures, and Pam Atkins, President of L&M Hospital Auxiliary, will speak on ways to donate your ...read more
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Nancy Butler, a resident of Waterford, CT., a National Speaker, Award-Winning Author and Business Coach has been appointed as a delegate to The United Nations (UN). Nancy will be attending meetings at the United Nations headquarters in New York City in March for the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Nancy’s recommendation was submitted by Soroptimist International, a ...read more
Thursday, February 15, 2018
UCFS is seeking bids for interior signage vendors for our new Griswold Health Center located at 226 East Main Street, Griswold, CT. Request for proposal documents may be obtained by contacting Pamela Allen Kinder, Vice President Business Development, pkinder@ucfs.org or 822-4146. A mandatory walk thru will take place on Wednesday, February 21st from 1:20-2:30 at 226 East Main Street, ...read more
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Eastern CT – The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT is pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda Ljubicic as the new Vice President of the organization.   Ljubicic joins the Chamber with significant experience and achievements in corporate project management and regional partnership development.   In her most recent role as Vice President of Strategy and Implementation at Mitchell College, ...read more
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Eastern CT – The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT is pleased to announce that Louis Ziegler, Executive Director of Housing for the Mohegan Tribal Housing Authority, is eastern CT’s Citizen of the Year. He will be honored at a dinner celebration on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa in Groton. Tickets are available for $85 per person from ...read more
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Attorney Kristi D. Kelly of Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law recently prevailed in an appeal on behalf of a client for Veterans Disability Benefits filed with the Department of Veterans Affairs. The veteran applied for service-connected disability benefits in 2014 and was denied service-connection for his claimed ailments at that time. The denial was appealed in 2015 and has been pending for ...read more
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Monday, February 12, 2018
Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union is providing a matching grant to raise funds at the Channel 3 Kids Camp’s upcoming Telethon. The telethon, an annual fundraiser for the camp, will be aired live on Saturday March 3trd on WFSB TV Channel 3 from 5am – 8am. Emceed by WFSB Meteorologist Scot Haney and reporter Nicole Nalepa, the telethon raises important funds to help bring children to camp that ...read more
Monday, February 12, 2018
Speed PaintingThis Ease, an atmospheric work commissioned by the LA Chamber Orchestra from the accomplished composer Hannah Lash opens this February concert. Guido Garaycochea, co-founder of Expressiones Cultural Center in New London, CT, joins the ECSO as a speed painter during this work. Describing his artwork as “an abstraction of dire and lost dreams”, Guido will paint alongside the orchestra, ...read more
Monday, February 12, 2018
Groton, CT – Chelsea Groton Bank’s Carolyn Welch has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending Manager. In this role, she will lead the Bank’s Commercial Lending team in attracting, developing, and growing commercial relationships throughout the Bank’s expanding market area.   “In Carolyn’s relatively short time with Chelsea Groton Bank, she has performed extremely well, ...read more
Monday, February 12, 2018
Please join UCFS on Friday, March 2nd at 9:00 am at The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center, 47 Town Street, Norwich to learn more about CHEFA’s funding priorities and recent grant to UCFS.   CHEFA is a quasi-governmental agency created to help Connecticut-based non-profit organizations raise the funds needed to meet their goals of improving the health and education of the citizens of this ...read more
Friday, February 09, 2018
Quinn & Hary is proud to welcome Amanda Schoen as our new Public Relations Account Executive. As the former Communications Director for Congressman Mike Thompson in Washington, DC and Press Secretary to Congressman John Larson in Hartford, Amanda brings a wealth of communications and public relations experience to the fold. Amanda has been actively engaged with several Q & H accounts including ...read more
Friday, February 09, 2018
This workshop provides a comparison between QuickBooks Desktop and Online versions. We will set up a QuickBooks Desktop company from scratch, reviewing the setup preferences and decisions along the way. If time permits, we will also view preferences for a QuickBooks Online company to help those users understand their options as well. Attendees are asked to bring their laptops with QuickBooks ...read more
Friday, February 09, 2018
Washington, DC – The Internal Revenue Service today announced steep declines in tax-related identity theft in 2017, attributing the success to the Security Summit initiatives that help safeguard the nation’s taxpayers.   Key indicators of identity theft dropped for the second year in a row in 2017. This includes a 40 percent decline in taxpayers reporting they are victims of identity theft in ...read more
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Sponsored by Southeastern CT SCORE, wiith the support of IGNITE Thames River   BRIEF DESCRIPTION: SCORE continues its new business planning workshop series with Simple Steps #2: Business Concept. The second workshop in the Simple Steps for Starting Your Business series focuses on your business concept and step-by-step guidance in researching  your idea, your market and your ...read more
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
The Connecticut Office of the Arts would like to congratulate the Connecticut non-profit organizations awarded a grant by the National Endowment for the Arts!  Goodspeed Opera House Foundation, Inc. (aka Goodspeed Musicals), East Haddam $20,000 to support a new adaptation of producation of "Cyrano."  Music Mountain Incorporated, Falls Village $10,000 to support 89th annual Music Mountain ...read more
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
A Taiko Lecture and Performance at Three Rivers Community College February 12, 2018, 7:00 p.m.   Norwich, CT – Join us for a special one-night concert and lecture by Grammy-nominated taiko drumming artist Shoji Kameda. Kameda will give audiences the opportunity to experience the impact, depth, and diversity of taiko as he performs, discusses his musical journey and answers questions from ...read more
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Eastern CT – The Young Professionals of Eastern CT (YPECT) program has added new members to its Executive Committee, and announced it will honor select members of the group at the Young Professionals of the Year Celebration taking place Friday, February 16 at Great Neck Country Club in Waterford. YPECT is a division of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT that provides regular networking, career ...read more
Monday, February 05, 2018
Luxe Vegas $100,000 Giveaway Grand Prize Winners to Receive VIP Package to Spectacular Las Vegas Resort  Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods® Resort Casino and Caesars Palace Las Vegas have teamed up to award twenty lucky Foxwoods players and their guest a complete VIP trip simply by playing their favorite slot machines, table games, bingo or poker.   Through February 23, Foxwoods guests will ...read more
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Monday, February 05, 2018
Norwich, CT – The Oakdale chapter of the Knights of Columbus awarded $356 to The Arc New London County as part of the proceeds from its 2017 Tootsie Roll Drive. Thanks to the continued support of the Knights of Columbus, The Arc can provide health and fitness programs and activities, including Special Olympics, to over 180 participants with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) from ...read more
Friday, February 02, 2018
UCFS is pleased to recognize Stephanie Donovan for receiving her Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement (ECMH-E). She is only one of three endorsees in Connecticut, and one of the first eleven clinicians to receive this endorsement.   The ECMH-E® is a workforce development initiative with the potential to positively impact the depth and breadth of knowledge, understanding and skills of early ...read more
Friday, February 02, 2018
Groton, CT – Chelsea Groton Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of 17 employees, including five members of the Bank’s senior leadership team, following a Board of Trustees meeting.   “Chelsea Groton Bank has been successful for over 160 years because of the hard-working team of people we have here,” said Michael Rauh, President and CEO of Chelsea Groton Bank. “Each of the employees earning ...read more
Friday, February 02, 2018
Washington – The Internal Revenue Service today strongly encouraged taxpayers who are seriously behind on their taxes to pay what they owe or enter into a payment agreement with the IRS to avoid putting their passports in jeopardy.   This month, the IRS will begin implementation of new procedures affecting individuals with “seriously delinquent tax debts.” These new procedures implement ...read more
Friday, February 02, 2018
Let the green and good times roll, its Mystic Irish Parade season! In honor of the Celtic holiday, St. Patrick’s Day, The Mystic Irish Parade Foundation will be hosting a variety of family fun, Irish inspired events thru the end of March, 2018.   The Mystic Irish Parade Foundation is 100% volunteer driven, supported by team members dedicated to promoting the Irish heritage and organizing a ...read more
Thursday, February 01, 2018
Old Saybrook, CT – SCORE SECT is excited to announce the appointment of volunteer Anne Driscoll to the role of Chapter Workshop Chair.  In this role, Anne will be responsible for the planning and implementation of SCORE’s Workshop Program conducted throughout the year in Southeastern Connecticut.    SCORE conducted over 45 workshops last year in southeastern Connecticut, all intended to help ...read more
Thursday, February 01, 2018
Choose from Multiple Romantic Dinner Specials For Loved Ones To Enjoy  MASHANTUCKET, CT – Foxwoods® Resort Casino, the Northeast’s premier resort destination, will offer special Valentine’s Day menus that all will fall in love with.  Embark on the perfect romantic getaway with a delightful dinner for two.  Alta Strada This Valentine’s Day, enjoy a special four course prix-fixe menu at Foxwoods’ ...read more
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Rodney A. Butler, Chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of United Way of Southeastern Connecticut at the organization’s Annual Meeting on January 26, 2018. He takes over for Brian A. Orenstein, President and CEO of Charter Federal Credit Union, who served two years as Chairman and will remain on the board.   Virginia L. Mason, United ...read more
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Groton, CT – The Groton Rotary Club presented a check for $10,000 to the Groton Little League to help finance lights at Clinton Burrows Field at a recent weekly meeting.  Gary Weale, club president, presented the donation to Jonathan Grossman, Groton Little League president. The lights at the field were installed recently at a cost of $80,000.  There are four 60-foot lighting poles with a cluster ...read more
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
The Board of Directors of The Light House announces the retirement of Founder and Executive Director, Kathy Greene, as of Nov 1st.  Ms. Greene founded the non-profit in 1992 to provide community based functional academics and life skills for children and adults with disabilities, with the mission “to educate and prepare for life”.  What was created over the past 25 years has been ground breaking. ...read more
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
The Coast Guard Academy held its seventh annual Women's LeadHERship Symposium on Tuesday in the Otto Graham Hall of Athletic Excellence in Billard Hall and even the snow storm which blanketed Southeastern Connecticut didn't but a damper on the day as close to 100 women were in attendance. Pam Borton, the winningest women's basketball coach at the University of Minnesota and now an ICF Senior ...read more
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Groton, CT – Ignite, a program of Thames River Innovation Place, will host its first Thirsty Thursday Innovators Networking event for 2018 on Thursday, February 15th. The featured speaker will be Carrie Collins White from Connecticut Innovations. The event is open to all innovators, entrepreneurs and business owners and will take place from 4:30 – 6:30 pm at CURE Innovation Commons located at 93 ...read more
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Mystic, CT – Mystic Aquarium recently rolled out the “Cabin Fever” promotion as a way to help families beat the winter blues.  Discounted admission to enjoy fluorescent fish, playful penguins, beautiful belugas and so much more will go a long way toward curing cabin fever. Mystic Aquarium is offering a 15% discount on all tickets purchased online at MysticAquarium.org.   Studies have shown that ...read more
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
IRS, Partners Across the Nation Mark Today’s EITC Awareness Day Taxpayers May Qualify for Significant Tax Benefit IRS YouTube Videos: Claiming EITC or ACTC? Your Refund May Be Delayed -- English | SpanishWashington, DC – The Internal Revenue Service and its partners across the country remind taxpayers about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) on EITC Awareness Day. Today marks the 12th year of ...read more
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Mystic, CT – Mystic Seaport is proud to offer Yoga in the Pingo in its new exhibition, Murmur: Arctic Realities with world renowned yoga instructor Coral Brown.   The first class will be at 8:30 a.m., Saturday Feb. 10. The second class will be at 5:15 p.m., Saturday, March 3. Each vinyasa class (suitable for all-levels)  is 75 minutes. Tickets are $18 for members and $20 for non-members. Mystic ...read more
Monday, January 29, 2018
The Arc New London County received $1,575 from the Town of North Stonington to support its Community Life & Advocacy program for 2018.  CL&A has provided recreation, socialization, self-advocacy and civic engagement programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout southeastern Connecticut for 65 years, and is the only program of its kind in the region.  It receives ...read more
Monday, January 29, 2018
Cost and price are independent, yet together they determine your business success and profit. Pricing to be competitive and being profitable are not mutually exclusive. This workshop with SCORE mentor Eric Munro explores how to develop costs and prices, separately, and avoid common pitfalls such as underestimating real costs, mixing your pricing message and trying to be the lowest price ...read more
Monday, January 29, 2018
Groton, CT – BauerFinancial, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, is proud to announce that Chelsea Groton Bank, has once again secured a 5-Star rating. A five-star rating indicates the Bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and more. Earning and maintaining this top 5-Star rating for 95 consecutive quarters puts Chelsea Groton Bank in an even more prominent ...read more
Friday, January 26, 2018
Free Presentation at Three Rivers Community College Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 7:30─8:30 p.m.   Norwich, CT – Despite stories of burdensome college loans, there is a way for everyone to afford college and minimize their student debt. In some cases, it can even be reduced to as little as $0. Learn how at this free seminar, “Yes. You Can Afford College and Minimize Student Debt,” at Three Rivers ...read more
Friday, January 26, 2018
Groton, CT – The Andy Sherwood Dixieland Jazz Quartet scheduled for Sunday, January 28 has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Every effort will be made to reschedule the concert.  Once a new date is determined, it will be announced in the media and on both Groton Utilities and City of Groton web sites. The OBrien String Trio will be featured Sunday, February 18, 2018. This versatile ...read more
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Guilford, CT – Tony Raucci, Laurie Warshavsky, and Ken Coleman have joined the Southeastern Connecticut chapter of SCORE and will be mentoring in Guilford. SCORE is a volunteer organization that provides free counseling to start-ups and existing small businesses. Eric Steinmetz, a long time SCORE mentor and former chair of the Southeast CT chapter, continues to mentor in Guilford as well. The ...read more
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Stonington, CT – New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) will open registration for their 2018 Summer Camp on Thursday, February 1. NESS summer programs run Mondays through Fridays for 10 weeks (June 25 - August 31). The half-day and full-day programs are open to students ages 4-17 and located in Stonington, CT. NESS, a nationally-recognized and award-winning ocean adventure STEM ...read more
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Whether you're starting up or already running a non-profit, once you've established your mission, organization and key goals, developing plans for fundraising, marketing and sponsorships will be critical for success. SCORE counselor Bob Potter will help guide you through these important steps.   Date: Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 Time:  10:00AM – 11:30AM ESTLocation: Old Saybrook Town Hall, 302 ...read more
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
On behalf of United Community and Family Services, Amanda Solis (Supervisor of the Intensive Family Preservation Program), Krista Kennedy (Clinician in the Intensive Family Preservation Program) and Kaylyn Hewey (Clinician II in Plainfield) were present to receive a Certification of Appreciation from the Willimantic Department of Children and Families - Human Anti Trafficking Response Team (HART) ...read more
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Country Powerhouses and International Dance Phenomenons Light Up Foxwoods this February  Mashantucket, CT – If an exciting winter escape is calling your name, Foxwoods® Resort Casino, the Northeast’s premier resort destination, is your go-to destination for the ultimate getaway and award-winning entertainment. This February, spice up your Valentine’s Day celebrations with musical performances ...read more
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Bridgeport, CT – People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arms of People’s United Bank, today announced that it awarded $1,114,226 to 155 Connecticut non-profit organizations in 2017. Funding was distributed state-wide in alignment with the Foundations’ focus areas including: youth development, community and economic development, and affordable housing. Grant recipients ...read more
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Xfinity Internet Customers Can Now Bring Select, Unlocked iPhones; Additional Devices Expected Later in 2018  Berlin, CT – Comcast announced today that Xfinity Internet customers can now bring their own device (BYOD) to Xfinity Mobile by visiting the Groton Xfinity Store or any other Xfinity Store locations across the country. Select, unlocked iPhone models can be activated on the Xfinity Mobile ...read more
Monday, January 22, 2018
Groton, CT – Elizabeth “Betsy” Conway, General Counsel of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, was recently appointed to Chelsea Groton Bank’s Board of Trustees. Conway became a Corporator of the Bank in 2011.   “Betsy is thoughtful, insightful, and very skilled at analyzing intricate issues, and advising clients, colleagues, and decision-makers in complex matters,” said Michael Rauh, ...read more
Monday, January 22, 2018
Executive Director of Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS), presents “Refugee Resettlement in Connecticut” Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council meeting takes place on Tuesday, February 6 at Saybrook Point Inn Waterford, CT – The Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC) announced that Chris George, Executive Director of Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services ...read more
Friday, January 19, 2018
Eastern CT – For whose first language is not English, the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT has improved its website ChamberECT.com to make it easier for non-native English speakers to use. Chamber staff have added Google translate functionality to many pages on ChamberECT.com, starting with the Immigrant Resource Center page. This feature makes it possible for website text to be automatically ...read more
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Access All of NBC Olympics’ Coverage in One Place on X1 and Xfinity Stream   X1 Customers Will Enjoy 50 New Olympics Virtual Channels, New Voice Controls, Athlete Profiles, Real-time Stats, Daily Summaries, and Medal Counts  Philadelphia, PA – Comcast today unveiled the most live, mobile and technologically advanced Olympics experience that will be available to Xfinity TV customers on the TV ...read more
Thursday, January 18, 2018
 UCFS is seeking proposals for furniture vendors for our new Griswold Health Center located at 226 East Main Street, Griswold, CT. Request for proposal documents may be obtained by contacting Pamela Allen Kinder, Vice President Business Development, pkinder@ucfs.org or 822-4146. Proposals are due by2:00 pm on Monday, February 26, 2018.  Proposals must be hand delivered or mailed to Pamela ...read more
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
UCFS is pleased to announce that Pam Manke has become certified as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).  The BCBA is a post-graduate degree. In order to become certified as a BCBA Pam had to obtain her Master’s degree and pass a national exam. BCBAs are trained clinicians in the field of behavioral science that aid individuals by developing behavior plans, setting functional living goals, ...read more
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Tobin, Carberry, O’Malley, Riley & Selinger P.C. is proud to announce that Attorney Joseph J. Selinger was recently designated as an AV Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. Attorney Selinger was given an AV rating from his peers, which means that he was deemed to have very high professional ethics and preeminent legal ability The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings evaluates ...read more
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus (ECSC) is currently seeking singers! Auditions will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.   The ECSC offers singers a unique opportunity to join a musical enterprise of symphonic proportion in Southeastern Connecticut. Individuals selected for a position in the chorus will have the fortune of performing Candide, which is an operetta with music composed ...read more
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
UCFS is pleased to announce we have been recognized as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace (BFW) by the Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition. This award recognizes UCFS for supporting working mothers in meeting their breastfeeding goals.​ BFW supports women by creating a supportive atmosphere for moms returning to work, allowing flexible break times to express breast milk until baby’s first ...read more
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Groton, CT – Matthew Morrell, VP, Retail Lending Sales Manager, was recently selected as a New Leader in Banking by the CT Bankers Association and Connecticut Banking Magazine. This honor is awarded to up-and-coming professionals from across Connecticut. The 15 recipients are considered to be outstanding employees who have made a notable impact in their bank and their community, beyond their job ...read more
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Jonathan Duncklee, President and CEO of Duncklee Cooling & Heating Inc. received the National Leadership Award from Mitsubishi Cooling & Heating in December 2017 in Dallas, Texas at their training and technology facility. Thirteen out of 3,500 of the country’s most elite Mitsubishi Cooling and Heating diamond contractors were chosen by Mitsubishi Cooling & Heating as leaders in the ductless ...read more
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Waterford, CT – For the second consecutive year, Charter Oak Federal Credit Union will be awarding $90,000 in college scholarships this spring to students in New London and Windham counties. The credit union will accept scholarship applications now through Thursday, March 15, 2018. Applications must be submitted electronically, and can be found at ...read more
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Join the American Cancer Society to raise funds for lifesaving research and services to cancer patients in your community. With your help, the American Cancer Society is saving lives every day and creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays – where cancer never steals another year from anyone’s life.   Corporations, businesses, hospitals, schools, and religious and community ...read more
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Taftville, CT – OneKey, LLC, the construction management team for The Lofts at Ponemah Mills, is pleased to announce that affordable housing funds have been confirmed for Phase 2 of the Ponemah Mills renovation with the receipt of a commitment letter for a construction mortgage loan from the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) on December 12, 2017.   Connecticut Department of Housing ...read more
Friday, January 12, 2018
Waterford, CT – Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has been named the Best Credit Union for the second consecutive year in The Commercial Record’s annual reader survey. “It’s quite an honor to be chosen as the Best Credit Union in Connecticut for the second year in a row,” said Brian A. Orenstein, Charter Oak’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “This has been a great year for Charter Oak in ...read more
Friday, January 12, 2018
The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center will present multi-discipline creative artist Lin-Manuel Miranda with the 18th annual Monte Cristo Award.  An alumnus of the O’Neill, Miranda’s first professional production was at the O'Neill's National Music Theater Conference with In The Heights in 2005. A gala dinner featuring a conversation with the honoree will be held at the Edison Ballroom (New York) on ...read more
Friday, January 12, 2018
Stonington, CT – New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) is looking for young artists to participate in a drawing contest for a calendar entitled "Long Island Sound and Its Watershed: What It Means to Me." The contest is designed to engage youth in environmental stewardship and watershed conservation and is open to all Connecticut students currently in grades K-6. A panel of judges will ...read more
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Join us for our next luncheon that will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 11:30 am, at Langley's Restaurant at Great Neck Country Club in Waterford. Larry Ford is an author, speaker and international thought leader on conscious business, investing, and the human spirit. As founder and CEO of Conscious Capital Wealth Management, he is redefining the financial advisory industry. Dubbed the ...read more
Thursday, January 11, 2018
You have started your own business, and you have bills to pay, customer sales to track, and taxes to file, requiring paper and more paper.  If you have turned to QuickBooks™ for help as a new user, and find you need help setting up the program, this workshop is for you. Feel free to bring a laptop with Quickbooks loaded to follow along with the presenter.  Date: Thursday, February 8th, ...read more
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Check out the Bring on Europe sale with our friends at Aer Lingus! Fly roundtrip to Ireland with spring fares from $599* and summer fares from $829*. Travel April – June & July – August 2018. Restrictions apply. Hurry - book by January 30th at AerLingus.com. Get more info at: http://bit.ly/2CRY2Kc.   
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Groton, CT – CURE Innovation Commons will partner with the Ignite Program of Thames River Innovation Place to present Discrimination and Harassment Avoidance Training for entrepreneurs, small businesses and start-ups on Wednesday, February 7, from 3:00-5:00 pm. The event will take place at CURE Innovation Commons located at 93 Shennecossett Road in Groton, CT. The training will be presented by ...read more
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
If you are thinking about starting or are now running a non-profit organization, understanding how to effectively manage your organization is key to long-term success. SCORE counselor Bob Potter will guide you through important areas such as fundraising, managing your Board & Staff, fine-tuning your strategic plan, securing sponsorships, and more.   Date: Wednesday, February 7th, ...read more
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Eastern CT – The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT is pleased to announce that it will present a Business Luncheon with Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) on Monday, January 22, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Groton Inn & Suites in Groton (99 Gold Star Highway) Lunch will be provided.  The event is sponsored by Atlantic Broadband. Admission is $20 in advance for Chamber of Commerce of Eastern ...read more
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Norwich, CT – The Dime Bank Foundation recently donated $1,510 to the Collaborative for Colchester’s Children (C3) to support an intervention program for parents and children designed to develop new skill levels in caregivers. C3 will partner with TVCCA Head Start and work with trained facilitators to bring this special program to Colchester families. This gift was part of the over $200,000 given ...read more
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Stonington, CT – The Town of Stonington is finding new life in an old date — 1649, to be precise. Heralding the launch of a marketing initiative developed by the Town's Economic Development Commission, "Stonington 1649" is a new brand that will help drive tourism, development, investment and business in the Pawcatuck, Stonington, and Mystic villages.   An international logo competition initiated ...read more
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Norwich, CT – From registration to financial aid, testing to scheduling classes, a final Super Saturday offers new and current students a last chance for one-stop enrollment for the spring semester on January 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Three Rivers Community College in the A Wing.   “We want give students one more opportunity to take advantage of this popular way to register or enroll. Super ...read more
Monday, January 08, 2018
The Southeastern CT Cultural Coalition will present “Arts & Health InterSECT: Creating Health & Wellness Through the Arts in Southeastern CT” on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 9:00am to 11:30am at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center in Ledyard, the first of its kind in the region. The event is free to attend but registration is required, www.CultureSECT.org . Southeastern CT Cultural ...read more
Categories: General
Monday, January 08, 2018
Groton Public Utilities, Norwich Public Utilities and Comcast have collectively funded $43,000 worth of critical energy-saving and safety-related repairs for two of The Arc New London County’s community residences serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in Groton and Norwich.    The companies’ participation in the 2017 Connecticut Neighborhood Assistance Act’s tax ...read more
Friday, January 05, 2018
Get ready to celebrate the birthdays of two composers both born on January 27 that provide for a wonderful night of musical contrast. French composer Édouard Lalo’s Le Roi d’Ys Overture will begin the celebration in dramatic fashion, depicting the city of Ys which becomes engulfed by threatening waves. Relieving the intensity, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Rue Sanft, Mein Holdes Leben is a gorgeous ...read more
Friday, January 05, 2018
Are your marketing efforts effectively promoting your small business? Tanisha Baptiste of the Small Business Administration discusses the topics and concepts to consider when creating an integrated marketing plan.   Date: Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 Time:  10:00AM – 11:30AM ESTLocation: East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, Niantic, CT 06357  How to register: REGISTER NOW
Friday, January 05, 2018
Local non-profit organizations are invited to apply for Pfizer Groton Laboratories’ 2018/2019 competitive grants. Applications from organizations serving communities in Southeastern Connecticut, the greater New Haven area, and southern Rhode Island will be considered. Priority will be given to programs that bring STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to students from elementary through ...read more
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
The holidays can be a difficult time for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, many of whom live on fixed incomes and have little money for special holiday foods, winter clothes, or presents. But thanks to the incredible generosity of the southeastern Connecticut community, participants of The Arc NLC’s community programs and residents of some ...read more
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
New London, CT – The Coast Guard Academy Athletics Division has selected Crist Holveck to be its first ever Director of Rugby, Director of Athletics Tim Fitzpatrick announced.  Holveck, who retired from the Coast Guard in the spring of 2017 as a Lieutenant Commander, has achieved considerable success during his tenure as the head coach of the men's rugby club team at CGA - leading the Bears to ...read more
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Danish film “Across the Waters” tells the story of Jews fleeing Nazi-occupied Denmark by boatMystic, CT – To commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, Mystic Seaport, the Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut, and the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, will co-host a special screening of the 2016 Danish film “Across the Waters,” which tells ...read more
Friday, December 29, 2017
Did you know that out-of-pocket costs associated with senior financial scams and exploitation are estimated at $2.9 billion a year? And that’s on the low side because many cases go unreported.   As the net worth of seniors increases, so does the likelihood they’ll be targeted by con artists trying to strip them of their life savings. Senior scams are on the rise, but with proper prevention and ...read more
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Finding capital for your small business is not impossible. Get pointers from the Small Business Association that help get your business moving toward financial stability. Topics discussed will be a variety of ways of financing, including traditional (SBA’s guaranteed loan programs), non-traditional (SBA’s micro-loan programs), and more.   Date: Thursday, January 11th, 2018 Time:  10:00AM – ...read more
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Total Bonus Payout Tops $3 Million Since Gold Rewards Began in 2010 Waterford, CT – Charter Oak Federal Credit Union awarded over $532,000 in annual $100 cash bonuses to its Gold Rewards members this December, which is the highest payout in the history of the member-rewards program. “These bonuses are Charter Oak’s way of saying a very special happy holidays to our Gold Rewards members,” said ...read more
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
LUXTURNA™ (voretigeneneparvovec), is the first pharmacologic treatment for inherited retinal disease and the first gene therapy for a genetic disease in the US Ledyard, CT – Sofia Sees Hope, a patient advocacy organization dedicated to transforming the lives of those affected by blindness caused by rare inherited retinal diseases (IRD), applauds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Dec. 19 ...read more
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
The Arc New London County’s Community Life & Advocacy component received a $4,920 from the Southeast Area Women and Girls Fund, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut and the Baker Costa Mallette Fund.  The grant will support the “Voices” program for women with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are survivors or at risk of domestic violence and/or sexual abuse. ...read more
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Groton, CT – The Chelsea Groton Foundation awarded $171,247 in grants to 89 non-profit organizations from Connecticut and Rhode Island this fall. This dollar amount marks the greatest total awarded to area organizations in a single giving cycle since the Chelsea Groton Foundation was founded. Inclusive of these donations, the Foundation has provided over $2.6 million in total grants to the ...read more
Monday, December 18, 2017
Norwich, CT – The Three Rivers College Foundation is pleased to announce Chelsea Groton Foundation’s grant of $2,800 to fund an Advanced Sheet Metal Fabrication Needs Assessment.   The Needs Assessment will explore area manufacturing to help Three Rivers design and adapt innovative educational models that are more sustainable across the technical disciplines.    “As a business owner, volunteer ...read more
Monday, December 18, 2017
Old Lyme, CT – The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebekah (Becky) Beaulieu as Director of the Museum. With a distinguished career that traverses both art museum and historic site administration, Beaulieu has most recently been the Associate Director of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine. She begins her new role on ...read more
Monday, December 18, 2017
Local Wireless Zone- Verizon Premium Wireless Retailers are back at it again in true holiday spirit! Family owned and operated, Wireless Zone nominated multiple non-profit organizations in the Eastern Connecticut community and beyond to receive grants from the Wireless Zone Foundation in 2017. A grand total of $67,500 will be donated to these neighboring organizations this year.   Business ...read more
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Eastern CT – The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut Foundation announced that grant applications are available for eastern CT non-profits and charities that benefit local children and families. Applications are available online from www.ChamberECT.com/foundation or by calling the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut office at (860) 701-9113.   The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern ...read more
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Marketing & E-Commerce veteran Anne Driscoll will cover the practical application of social media marketing platforms for small businesses. You will learn the benefits of social media beyond marketing, and how you can harness the power of social platforms to help build your business.   Date: Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 Time:  6:00PM – 7:30PM ESTLocation: Old Saybrook Town Hall, 302 Main Street, ...read more
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Come dance with us!  Eastern Connecticut Ballet is offering free trial classes for new students in January at the East Lyme and Old Saybrook locations.  Now in its 26th year, Eastern Connecticut Ballet offers outstanding dance programs for both children and adults, and is known as the home of classical ballet training in the heart of eastern Connecticut.  Whether it is an introduction to dance ...read more
Friday, December 08, 2017
The ECSO announces the continuation of a program supported by the New London Rotary Club. On Thursday, December 14, 2017, musicians from the ECSO will perform duets during the New London Community Meal Center’s dinner service at 5pm. ECSO Principal Clarinetist, Kelli O’Connor, and ECSO Principal Oboist Carla Parodi, will perform for food insecure residents of New London County. Every 2nd Thursday ...read more
Friday, December 08, 2017
Putnam Bank has named Preston resident Lauren LaBelle as the Bank’s new Personal Banking Account Executive serving New London County in the Bank’s Norwich and Gales Ferry branches.    Lauren, a graduate of the University of Connecticut, has many years of banking experience, having been employed with Putnam Bank as a Branch Manager. She is also an Affiliate Member of the Eastern Connecticut ...read more
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
It was another outstanding Fall for the women's rugby club team as the Bears advanced to the USA Rugby Division II Fall Championship for the second straight season. Last spring, the Bears won their fifth straight New England Wide Collegiate Rugby Conference (NEWCRC) championship advancing to the USA Rugby National Championship. "There isn't a better teacher then experience and in last year's ...read more
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Event Capped Off with Groton Human Services DonationGroton, CT – Chelsea Groton Bank held a ribbon cutting for its reinvented Center Groton branch at 1319 Gold Star Highway in Groton on December 5, 2017. The ceremony included remarks and plaque presentations from both Megan Cronin, from the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT, and Bill Smith, from the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce.  Michael ...read more
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Groton, CT – The newly-created Groton economic development website offers a full suite of business assistance resources and comprehensive business information. Investors, businesses and new residents can visit ExploreMoreGroton.com to access the available assets. Groton economic developers want to attract new businesses, entrepreneurs and residents to participate in the success of Groton. Known ...read more
Monday, December 04, 2017
Old Saybrook, CT – Comcast Business today announced that BatteryJunction.com, an online battery retailer, is using Comcast Business internet and phone services to power its daily operations. With about 50 employees, BatteryJunction.com is a Top 1000 Internet Retailer ranked business serving consumers, businesses and government agencies with portable power products like batteries and flashlights, ...read more
Monday, December 04, 2017
Ledyard, CT –Sofia Sees Hope, a Ledyard, CT-based patient advocacy organization dedicated to transforming the lives of those affected by blindness caused by Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) and other rare inherited retinal diseases, has expanded its Board of Directors.   Three new positions were added to the Board in November. Laura Manfre, co-founder of the nonprofit and chair of the Board, ...read more
Monday, December 04, 2017
Mentor Judges Gavin Rossdale, Scott Borchetta, John Varvatos, Steve Jones, Desmond Child and Chris Lord-Alge to Determine Winner at Los Angeles’ Famed Viper Room  Finale Event Will Be Streamed Live at www.next2rock.com starting at 8:30 pm PTCumulus Media’s neXt2rock — a National and Local Grassroots Search for America’s Newest Rock Star — to Guarantee Winning Artist Major Label Recording Contract ...read more
Monday, December 04, 2017
Come to the Avery-Copp House to enjoy the magic of Christmas past!  Located on the Groton Bank overlooking the Thames River, we invite you to experience the enchanting history of the holidays as it was celebrated at this time of the year.   ANNUAL CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSESunday, December 10, 2017 4:00 – 6:00 pm Experience the magic of Christmas past and explore the museum decorated for the holidays ...read more
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017 | 1:30pm & 7pm Sunday December 10, 2017 | 1:30pm   Share the magic and pageantry of the world’s most beloved ballet with friends and family of all ages. New York City Ballet sensation, Sara Mearns, "the great American ballerina of our time," returns to The Garde Arts Center in New London for another breathtaking performance with Eastern Connecticut Ballet. New ...read more
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Groton, CT – Thinking about solar, but not sure that you can afford the investment? Groton Utilities is offering its customers a free, unbiased, third party Solar Energy Financial Evaluation.  Groton Utilities has arranged for an independent consultant to help you get all the right answers about your potential solar investment.   Most importantly, the evaluation results will be confidential.  ...read more
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Reinvented Branch to Serve as Financial Wellness Center, Bank Branch, and More  Groton, CT – Chelsea Groton Bank has completed the construction of its Center Groton location at 1319 Gold Star Highway. The reinvented branch was designed to provide individuals with the tools and resources needed to empower them to make better financial decisions through learning, mentoring and collaboration. The ...read more
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Check out the Aer Lingus EUROFREE promotion! Fly to Ireland on Aer Lingus from Bradley International Airport, then take off to one of 26 European cities free! Travel dates are January 1 – March 31 2018. Hurry, book by December 11th at AerLingus.com. Terms and conditions apply.  
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra invites young instrumentalists, including pianists, to apply to its annual Instrumental Competition. This competition, now in its 59th year, was established to recognize the outstanding talents of emerging young musicians through the age of 25. A maximum number of 12 contestants will be selected for the final round held at Evans Hall on the campus of ...read more
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Groton, CT – Come join the Greater Groton Community for the Annual Groton Holiday Lights Parade on Saturday, December 2, at 5 p.m.  This is a special event, sponsored by the Groton Business Association (GBA) of the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce. The line of march is along U. S. Route 1 in downtown Groton from South Road to Drozdyk Drive. Plenty of free parking is available for parade ...read more
Friday, November 24, 2017
Stonington  Borough kicks off its annual holiday celebrations the weekend of December 1st and 2nd, beginning with the annual Christmas tree lighting followed by the  Village Stroll.  Come sing, share a cup of cider and help Santa light the tree on Friday, December 1st at 5:30 at Wadawanuck Square.  Then stroll down Water Street to Cannon Square and enjoy complimentary goodies at all the shops ...read more
Friday, November 24, 2017
Mystic, CT – Dawn Salerno, Deputy Director for Public Engagement and Operations at Mystic Museum of Art, has been elected as President of the Board of the New England Museum Association (NEMA) at its annual meeting in Falmouth, Massachusetts on October 27, 2017.  NEMA is the largest, most active regional organization representing museums and museum professionals in the United States, providing ...read more
Friday, November 24, 2017
New London, CT – The Ignite Program of Thames River Innovation Place is pleased to announce that it will present Business Speed Mentoring for entrepreneurs on Wednesday, December 6, from 5:00-7:00 pm. The event will take place at Harris Place located at 165 State Street in New London, CT and will feature the opportunity to speak one-on-one with mentors on business planning, marketing, financing ...read more
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Historic mill apartment complex ready to welcome residents Taftville, CT – OneKey, LLC, the construction management team for The Lofts at Ponemah Mills, is pleased to announce the official receipt of a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) from the building inspector of the City of Norwich.  As of Friday, November 17, phase one of this 313,000 sq. ft. apartment complex welcomes residents to begin ...read more
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Washington – The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers looking to maximize their tax savings before the end of the year to consider charitable giving. Many taxpayers may already be planning on doing so for #GivingTuesday on Nov. 28. Giving money or goods to a tax-exempt charity before Dec. 31 can usually be deducted on that year’s federal income tax return. Taxpayers are urged to consider ...read more
Monday, November 20, 2017
The students at St. Bernard School now have a new, engaging resource for developing their personal financial skills while enjoying competitions with other students locally, statewide, and across the nation.   "We're proud to be sponsoring a Millionaire's Club and excited to support financial literacy," said President & CEO Nicholas K. Fortson at CorePlus Credit Union. "The Millionaire's Club ...read more
Friday, November 17, 2017
Washington — The Internal Revenue Service reminds low- and moderate-income workers to plan now to earn a credit on their 2017 tax return. A special tax break can help people with modest incomes save for retirement. It’s called the Saver’s Credit and it could mean up to a 50 percent credit for the first $2,000 a taxpayer contributes to a retirement plan. Also known as the Retirement Savings ...read more
Friday, November 17, 2017
Chris Bradford, CEO of African Leadership Academy, presents “Africa Rising: Youth Changing the Narrative” Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council meeting takes place on Tuesday, December 5 on the Connecticut College campus Waterford, CT – $20 for the General Public; Free for students   The Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC) announced today that Chris Bradford, CEO and ...read more
Friday, November 17, 2017
Friday, November 17, 2017
The following appeared in an Op-Ed letter submitted by Tony Sheridan, President & CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT, to The Day newspaper. The Op-Ed was originally published on November 15, 2017. I read with interest that state Sen. Cathy Osten of Sprague and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff of Norwalk have asked the leaders of the General Assembly's Energy and Technology Committee to ...read more
Thursday, November 16, 2017
This NEW interactive, hands-on workshop with Marketing expert Arlene Saffron introduces the importance of Branding businesses and products, whether you are a solo entrepreneur or a 50-person company, and demystifies what a Brand is and is not. It is recommended that participants have a business plan, even a simple one. Limited to 15 participants.   Date: Thursday, December 14th, ...read more
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Centerbrook, CT – Mystic Seaport’s Thompson Exhibition Building continues to garner recognition for its design achievements.   Conceived by Centerbrook Architects & Planners, the Thompson Exhibition Building earned an Honor Award-With Distinction at the AIA QUAD 2017 Design Awards in Albany, New York. The annual QUAD (Quality Unites Architectural Design) Conference brings together the AIA ...read more
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Take Steps Now for Tax Filing Season Get ready today to file your 2017 federal income tax return. Changes for the tax filing season include ITINs, delays in refunds and validating your electronically filed return.  You May Need to Renew Your ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) Your ITIN may expire before you file a tax return in 2018. All ITINs not used on a federal tax return at ...read more
Thursday, November 16, 2017
The United States Coast Guard Academy, Division of Athletics, prepares to host its 7th Annual Women’s LeadHERship Symposium on January 30, 2018.  This day-long interactive event for women working in collegiate athletics will be held in CGA’s Otto Graham Hall of Athletic Excellence, New London, CT.  The symposium features a keynote address by Pam Borton; ICF Senior Executive Coach, Leadership & ...read more
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Eastern CT – The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT is pleased to announce that for the third consecutive year, it is leading the promotion of Small Business Saturday in eastern CT, which occurs on November 25, 2017.   Small Business Saturday is an annual one-day celebration of the country’s small business communities. It was first developed by American Express in 2010 to bring attention to ...read more
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Effective immediately, all members belonging to the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT can gain access to the Escape Lounge at Bradley International Airport at an exclusive Chamber rate.  The Escape Lounge at Bradley International Airport offers travelers a premium airport lounge experience. Located in the East Concourse of the airport next to Gate 1, the Escape Lounge is a privately-operated ...read more
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
For the third consecutive year, the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT is leading the promotion of Small Business Saturday in eastern CT, which occurs on November 25, 2017.What is Small Business Saturday? Small Business Saturday is an annual one-day celebration of the country’s small business communities. It was first developed by American Express in 2010 to bring attention to independent ...read more
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and NBC Olympics announced that U.S. service members worldwide would again be able to watch Olympic streaming coverage from their desktop and personal devices when NBCUniversal presents the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, in February 2018. This benefit is provided to current U.S. Military service members, including Navy, Army, Air ...read more
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Marketing & E-Commerce veteran Anne Driscoll offers a basic overview to help non-technical people and business owners build a professional-looking website in just a few hours. We will touch on the foundations of an essential web presence, and establish the easiest way to get your business online and in front of the largest audience – the internet.   Date: Thursday, December 7th, ...read more
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Dallas and Stamford, CT – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and NBC Olympics said today that U.S. service members worldwide would again be able to watch Olympic streaming coverage from their desktop and personal devices when NBCUniversal presents the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, in February 2018. This benefit is provided to current U.S. Military service members, ...read more
Friday, November 10, 2017
Nation’s Largest Wireless Retail Franchise to Celebrate New Opening on November 17, 2017Westerly, RI – Wireless Zone, the nation’s largest wireless retail franchise and exclusive provider of Verizon Wireless products and services, will celebrate the opening of its newest location in Westerly, RI on November 18, 2017, with a ribbon cutting at 10:30am. The new location at 224 Post Road will provide ...read more
Monday, November 06, 2017
New London, CT – The Thames River Innovation Partners (TRIP) are pleased to announce that they have appointed Emma Palzere-Rae as Ignite Program Manager. With the hiring of this key position, TRIP takes a large step forward in progress toward launching its programming to build entrepreneurship and innovation in order to improve the economy and quality of life in southeastern Connecticut. ...read more
Monday, November 06, 2017
Join us for our Military Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 11:30 am at Langley's Restaurant at Great Neck Country Club in Waterford. Deb McGrath will be moderating as we honor our Uniformed Services during the Military Appreciation Luncheon.  Special Guests – We will be featuring community leaders that are Veterans, their stories and their participation in the community. We ...read more
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Lisa Bragaw, PharmD, will be lending her clinical expertise to Coastal Connecticut Research in New London, as a member of the research team for upcoming studies on Alzheimer’s disease.  She graduated with honors from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy, and holds a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Florida.  She is part of the team at Simply Pharmacy ...read more
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Coastal Connecticut Research in New London is offering no cost memory screenings during the month of November, Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Since launching their Mobile Memory Clinics two years ago, Coastal Connecticut Research has provided over 100 no cost memory screenings to the public as part of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America's National Memory Screening Program.  Research staff have ...read more
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Eastern CT – The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT is pleased to announce that its members can gain access to the Escape Lounge at Bradley International Airport at an exclusive Chamber rate.  The Escape Lounge at Bradley International Airport offers travelers a premium airport lounge experience. Located in the East Concourse of the airport next to Gate 1, the Escape Lounge is a privately-operated ...read more
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Holiday Tradition Takes Visitors Back to Christmas Eve, 1876 Mystic, CT – Mystic Seaport will open the 2017 season of its Lantern Light Tours Friday, November 24. A New England holiday tradition, Lantern Light Tours is a 70-minute progressive play that is set on Christmas Eve in 1876. Featuring actors from Connecticut and neighboring states, the cast weaves a heart-warming holiday story in the ...read more
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
November is National Hospice Month.  A month set aside to reflect on and increase awareness of the very special care that is available to anyone facing a life limiting illness.  Hospice cares for any age individual; from infants to those over 100, with any life limiting illness. Not just cancer but Alzheimer’s, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), heart disease, kidney disease and others as ...read more
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
New London, CT – The Secretaries' Cup football Game on Nov. 11th between the Coast Guard and Merchant Marine will be streamed live from Cadet Memorial Field on ESPN3, beginning at noon.   For the first time since 2005 the Coast Guard Academy and the Merchant Marine Academy will meet for the Secretaries' Cup on the final week of the season.   The two schools met in the final game of the ...read more
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
TVCCA and 97.7 WCTY will host their 20th annual food drive to benefit the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center, on November 2nd through November 3rd at Big Y in Norwich.   The Food Center Food distributes the foods collected through the drive to more than 80 food pantries, shelters, childcare centers, community meal sites, and programs for the elderly. All monetary donations support ...read more
Monday, October 30, 2017
High Hopes 7th Annual Holiday Market – Sunday November 12, 2017. 60 vendors, food trucks, kids activities and book signings all to support equine assisted programs for children and adults including special programs for veterans.   Learn more at: https://highhopestr.org/holiday-market-2017/
Monday, October 30, 2017
The Arc New London County, a nonprofit agency serving people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD), received $500 from the Rotary Club of Niantic to support its Community Life & Advocacy program. CL&A offers socialization, self-advocacy, civic engagement and recreation/Special Olympics programming to people with IDD, and is the only program of its kind in the region.  It receives ...read more
Friday, October 27, 2017
With a celebrity chef profile, world renowned American style food and a creative beverage experience, Big Night Entertainment Group presents Guy Fieri’s Foxwoods. The 9,800-square-foot venue accommodates up to 375 people, with a 258 seat restaurant and 36 seat rectangular bar. Guy’s features custom millwork, a wood bar top, large wood ceiling beams, and large custom chandeliers creating a ...read more
Friday, October 27, 2017
Join Orthopedic Partners for  Cocktails * Hors D'oeuvres * Live MusicNovember 14, 2017    5pm - 7 pm       11 Industrial Park Road, Niantic, CTWelcome Reception for Dr. Emily Vafek, Fellowship Trained Foot & Ankle Surgeon            R.S.V.P to:  khackett@orthopartners.com Orthopedic Partners  11 Industrial Park Road Niantic, CT 06357  
Friday, October 27, 2017
Carnival of the Animals: November 19, 2017 at 2pm at the Garde Arts Center; pre-concert family activities start at 1pm   ​ Lindsay Garritson, Piano Gary Chapman, Piano Rhonda Ward, New London Poet Laureate Eastern Connecticut Ballet Special pricing: $10/adults, $5/children 18 & under   Join the ECSO for the continuation of its popular family concert offering as we explore a carnival of ...read more
Thursday, October 26, 2017
New London, CT – Local travel professional Marc Bokoff recently received a significant award for “Best Year over Year Growth” at the Cruise Planners’ 2017 Ignite Convention in Cancun, Mexico.   Bokoff joined Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative as an independent franchise owner in late 2016.  For more than two decades, Bokoff served the region’s travel needs as the owner of ...read more
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Join us at Foxwoods Resort Casino for the 2nd Annual Foxwoods On Tap Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, November 11 in the Premier Ballroom from 4pm – 7pm.   Enjoy live music from winner of Foxwoods 2017 Battle of the Bands - The Noble Impoverished - while sampling more than 150 craft beers from 70+ of America’s best craft breweries. Want to feel like a high roller? Purchase a VIP ticket for an ...read more
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Sunday, November 5 at 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Follow Ellery Thompson, Frank Malloy, Bill McCoy, and Admiral Hardy through the waters of eastern Long Island Sound, with Steve Jones as your witty and personable guide. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience your home waters as another world, altogether.   NLMS 34th Annual Meeting, Lunch, & a Cruise! --on a boat, with Steve Jones, & ...read more
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank   The Sales process does not have to be a dreaded part of running your business. Presenter Eric Munro will discuss how to be your natural self and put aside concerns about selling. Learn listening skills, how to establish trust, when to make your pitch (and when not to), and more. Watch your revenue grow!   Date: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 Time:  10:00AM – ...read more
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Groton Community Meals is taking the phrase “soup kitchen” to a new level, hosting their first-ever Soup-a-Thon on Friday, November 3 at 6PM at the Groton Elks Club. The Soup-a-Thon will feature an assortment of soups from local restaurants and chefs, including Ocean Blue Catering, Valentino’s Restaurant, Sneekers Café, Par 4, and Groton Community Meals’ own Rob Lawrence, a retired chef and Navy ...read more
Monday, October 23, 2017
Maria Miranda, Creative Director of Miranda Creative, walks you through common business communication challenges and best practices per media and circumstances. Learn how to craft effective messages for your business, select the right media for your message, and measure the impact & effectiveness of your message.  Date: Thursday, November 9th, 2017 Time:  6:00PM – 7:30PM EDTLocation: Dime Bank, ...read more
Monday, October 23, 2017
Fields of Fire Adventure Park is seeking twelve guests to attend and participate in a FREE Team Development Event to be held on November 1st (11/2 rain date) at Fields of Fire in Mystic. You will not be required to wade though water and mud! This event will not use the high ropes courses Fields of Fire is famous for! You will require comfortable clothing suitable for moderate activity out doors in ...read more
Monday, October 23, 2017
Admit it—your phone’s camera roll is filled with pictures of your pet. This month, put them to good use! Post a pet picture on your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram in October with #SNElovespets in the comment, and Subaru of New England will donate $5 to Connecticut Humane Society critters for each post! You can post as many times as you want through Oct. 31 with #SNElovespets. Just be sure to ...read more
Monday, October 23, 2017
Donations Will Support Thousands In Need This Holiday Season  Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods® Resort Casino is proud to announce the return of its seasonal giving campaign, “Stuff the Bus,” in which unwrapped toys, blankets, pajamas, jackets and diapers will be collected in support of the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut and its “Tommy Toy” Fund program.  This year’s annual campaign will begin ...read more
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Did you know that out-of-pocket costs associated with senior financial scams and exploitation are estimated at $2.9 billion a year? And that’s on the low side because many cases go unreported.   As the net worth of seniors increases, so does the likelihood they’ll be targeted by con artists trying to strip them of their life savings. Senior scams are on the rise, but with proper prevention and ...read more
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Groton, CT – Chelsea Groton Bank has again earned a coveted 5-Star rating from BAUERFINANCIAL, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm. A five-star rating indicates the bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more. Earning and maintaining this top 5-Star rating for 94 consecutive quarters puts Chelsea Groton Bank in an even more prominent position as a ...read more
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
National Historic Landmark at Mystic Seaport is Oldest Coal-Fired Vessel Operating on a Regular Schedule in U.S.   Mystic Seaport has resumed operating its steamboat Sabino for public cruises on the Mystic River. The vessel has been under restoration in the Museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard for more than two years and is the oldest coal-fired steamboat still in regular operation in ...read more
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Introducing Victoria Gardens, a new housing development currently under construction in Waterford. Victoria Gardens, when completed, will sit on an 11-acre footprint on Boston Post Road in Waterford, on the site of the former Waterford Drive-In Movie Theater, adjacent to the Waterford Plaza Shopping Center. Victoria Gardens will comprise ninety units of elderly housing for residents 55 and ...read more
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
On October 4, 2017, the Thames River Innovation Partners (TRIP) announced David McBride as its new Executive Director. TRIP was founded as an unprecedented alliance between the public sector, private enterprise, and nonprofits to build prosperity throughout the Thames River region. Its partners include the City of New London, City of Groton, Town of Groton, CURE Innovation Commons, ...read more
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is contributing an additional $25,000 to the American Red Cross, Connecticut Chapter, due to the increased strain and demand the organization is facing from events including numerous major hurricane events, fires in western states, and earthquakes in Mexico. United Way of Southeastern Connecticut already funds the Red Cross Armed Forces Emergency Services and ...read more
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Monday, October 16, 2017
Prepare yourself for New London’s biggest Halloween Party YetHygienic Art’s Halloween Bash Saturday, October 28th, 7pm - midnight New London, CT – Hygienic Art is thrilled to announce the return of the 8th Hygienic Halloween Bash to take place in the Art Park on Saturday, October 28th from 7pm until midnight. Proceeds from New London’s Party of the Year support over one hundred free cultural ...read more
Monday, October 16, 2017
New London, CT – The Coast Guard Academy Athletic Department held the fifth annual Celebrate New London Day this past weekend during the Coast Guard, Springfield football game Saturday afternoon. The Coast Guard Academy enjoys this opportunity each year to celebrate the New London community and highlight a number of the students and youth groups in the city. "I think this one of the more ...read more
Monday, October 16, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Nicholas K. Fortson, President & CEO of CorePlus Federal Credit Union announced that David Chapman has been promoted to Director of Information Technology, and Jodie Bartnicki has been promoted to Director of Human Resources.   Mr. Chapman started at the credit union in 2004 after graduating from New England Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications with ...read more
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
This workshop includes an overview of the accounting and reporting features in QuickBooks Pro/Premier for PC, QuickBooks for Mac, and QuickBooks Online’s three subscription levels.  Information on apps and third-party software that interface with these QuickBooks products will also be discussed. Participants are encouraged to bring questions about their specific industry accounting needs as there ...read more
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Old Lyme, CT – The Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC) will welcome Johns Hopkins University political scientist Michael Haltzel, PhD, to deliver remarks on the foreign policy of the Trump administration this Friday, October 13, 2017 at Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium, located at 53 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the ...read more
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Groton, CT – Alexis Kahn joined Chelsea Groton Bank as Assistant Vice President, Business Banking Officer.  In this role, Alexis will be responsible for developing new business banking relationships and enhancing existing relationships as a subject matter expert for the suite of products and services the Bank offers business customers.   Most recently, Alexis worked for Credit Agricole Corporate ...read more
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
UCFS is proud to announce that they have partnered with Kelly Middle School and Girls on the Run to sponsor a Girls on the Run program this fall for 7th and 8th grade girls at Kelly Middle School.  The program is designed to use running to motivate girls, encourage life-long fitness, and build confidence.  UCFS is able to bring Girls on the Run to Kelly Middle School thanks to a generous grant ...read more
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Join us Wednesday, October 18th at 11:30 am at Langley’s Restaurant at Great Neck Country Club for our monthly luncheon meeting.   Join us for this fun variation of “Speed Networking”!  Attendees will answer questions at their table pertinent to their business and needs, and then move to another group to meet and network further with other members and guests. Each table captain will put together ...read more
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank   This workshop presents a unique approach to thinking about, researching, documenting, writing and selling a Business Plan in three pages of text with three spreadsheets. Discussion will be on how to produce the plan appropriate to your needs and situation, with a minimum of work and agony.   Date: Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 Time: 10:00AM – 11:30AM ...read more
Friday, October 06, 2017
You are invited to join us for lunch and a presentation detailing different retirement community options and how to choose the right one for your situation. Wednesday, October 11, 2017 11:30 am-1:30 pm Masonicare at Mystic 45 Clara Drive, Mystic Call us at 860-415-2500 or register online. Please make your reservation by October 9.
Friday, October 06, 2017
UCFS is proud to announce that they will hold their first annual Food Drive to benefit the Rosalyn Allen Food Pantry on November 4th, 2017 from 11 am – 4 pm at the Norwich Stop & Shop.  Non-perishable food items will be accepted to fill emergency bags for UCFS clients in immediate need of food assistance.  The Rosalyn Allen Food Pantry opened in January 2017 to help UCFS clients who experience ...read more
Friday, October 06, 2017
The ECSO kicks off the 2017-18 season with a concert full of revolutionary sounds. Richard Wagner’s Tannhäuser Overture is representative of the composer’s visionary impact upon opera with his “total work of art” philosophy. Following, acclaimed pianist and Steinway Artist Mark Markham takes to the stage to perform Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3. This concerto is considered a revolution ...read more
Thursday, October 05, 2017
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is pleased to announce that two grants have been approved for programs that help individuals and/or families living in New London County improve their financial stability. As part of United Way's partnership with the selected programs, funding will be provided for one year to pursue and accomplish the goals indentified by United Way. A volunteer Grant Review ...read more
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Thursday, October 05, 2017
Fundraiser to build brighter futures through STEM-based education programs, on and off the water, for students from all walks of life New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) is thrilled to announce it will hold its 9th Annual Benefit Gala on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Haley Mansion in Mystic, CT. This year's gala will highlight NESS's award-winning programs as well as honor those ...read more
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Groton, CT – Groton Utilities is sending electric crews to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands to help with the restoration of electrical services to the storm torn Caribbean island. The first crew will include three electric linemen and a manager for about three weeks.  Other crews will be rotating out every few weeks for the next three months.  Two vehicles, one digger truck and one pickup truck, ...read more
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Mystic, CT – Mystic Seaport will open “Contemporary American Marine Art: The 17th National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists” Saturday, October 14. This juried show features the works of marine artists recognized by the Society as the best in contemporary marine art. The exhibition includes 120 works of painting, sculpture, and scrimshaw from the nation’s leading marine ...read more
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
New London, CT – Today, the Thames River Innovation Partners (TRIP) announced David McBride as its new Executive Director. TRIP was founded as an unprecedented alliance between the public sector, private enterprise, and nonprofits to build prosperity throughout the Thames River region. Its partners include the City of New London, City of Groton, Town of Groton, CURE Innovation Commons, Spark ...read more
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Part of Paul Singh's North American Tech TourOctober 19, 2017, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDTCURE Innovation Commons, 93 Shennecossett Road Groton, CT 06340  CVG's Investor, Entrepreneur & Resource Network will be traversing around CT with Paul Singh's North American Tech Tour and its Investor Syndicate!  Paul is currently serving as an Entrepreneur in Residence with the White House Office of Science ...read more
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Groton, CT – Come celebrate your Greater Groton Community.  It’s time for you to discover Groton’s Twelfth Annual Fall Festival, scheduled for Saturday, October 7, 2017.  This is a special community event created and hosted by the Groton Business Association (GBA) of the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce. Groton’s Twelfth Annual Fall Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is a rain or shine ...read more
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Norwich, CT – Reliance Health (formerly Reliance House), a non-profit community mental health center, has purchased 2-6 Cliff Street in Norwich from Lord Properties. With several day programs already in place at the building, including their Outpatient Clinic, Reliance Health is focused on bringing programs together, providing increased accessibility, and enhancing service offerings. Reliance ...read more
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Monday, October 02, 2017
25 Years of Service Dedication and Commitment  Groton, CT – The Light House will host a retirement celebration for Kathryn E. Greene on Oct 20, 2017 at the Great Neck Country Club (Langleys), Waterford, CT.  The Kathryn E. Greene Retirement Celebration – Honoring 25 Years of Service, Dedication, and Commitment– will honor the women who founded The Light House and has spent the past 25 years ...read more
Monday, October 02, 2017
Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods® Resort Casino, the premier resort destination in the Northeast, today announced that Jennifer Johnson has been promoted from her previous role as Executive Director to Vice President of the resort’s Loyalty Marketing program. “Since Jennifer joined the Foxwoods team two years ago, her tenacity and relentless work ethic have proved that she is the perfect fit for the ...read more
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Norwich, CT – Dime Bank is pleased to welcome Samantha Bazydlo, who has joined the Bank as corporate officer and branch manager of their Westerly branch, located at 131 Franklin Street in Westerly, RI. In this role, Ms. Bazydlo, who joined the bank on September 12, will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and growth of the Westerly branch, developing new business relationships and ...read more
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Third Quarter Grant Recipients Announced For New London And Windham CountiesWaterford, CT – Charter Oak Federal Credit Union donated $23,800 to community organizations throughout New London and Windham counties as part of its third quarter Community Giving Grants disbursement. Grant recipients included the Florence Griswold Museum, H.H. Ellis Technical Booster Club Parent Faculty Organization, ...read more
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Groton, CT – Chelsea Groton Bank has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Hartford Courant. The Top Workplaces lists are based on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including alignment, execution, ...read more
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Credabel Coral Gallery exhibiting artists Amy Hannum and Kim Abraham will talk about their recent artists' residency in Bulgaria this summer. Artwork made in Bulgaria will be exhibited for the first time.   Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. 153 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320
Monday, September 25, 2017
Groton, CT – From the sounds of the national anthem sung by the Fitch High School chamber choir to the ceremonial cutting of the red ribbon, the celebration of the completion of the three solar farms in the Greater Groton Community was a resounding success. The ceremony at Polaris Park, the site of the largest of the solar farm sites, was marked by a positive response of representatives of the ...read more
Monday, September 25, 2017
Single tickets for the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra’s 2017-2018 season, including a newly added family concert, go on sale to the general public on Monday, September 25 at 12 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at tickets.gardearts.org, by calling the Garde Arts Center Box Office at 860-444-7373 x 1, calling the Symphony office at 860-443-2876, or in person at the Eastern Connecticut ...read more
Monday, September 25, 2017
Michael Haltzel, PhD, Johns Hopkins University, Presents Trump Foreign Policy We hope you can join us for the second meeting of the season:When: Friday, October 13, 2017, 5:30pm reception, 6:00pm presentationWhere: Old Lyme Middle School AuditoriumThe Topic: The Trump Foreign PolicyPresenter: Michael Haltzel, PhD, Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, ...read more
Monday, September 25, 2017
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is partnering with local schools across New London County as part of the annual Read for the Record event. Join us as a volunteer reader on October 19, 2017 to be a part of the world’s largest shared reading experience. Read for the Record from Jumpstart brings together more than two million people each year in classrooms, libraries, community centers, and ...read more
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Monday, September 25, 2017
Town land use officials adopt new tools to enable private investment in targeted neighborhoodStonington, CT – On Tuesday, September 19, the Stonington Planning and Zoning Commission adopted a new zoning regulation “PV-5” that covers much of Downtown Pawcatuck. The town’s strategic planning tool, the Plan of Conservation and Development, recommends that the town review its 30 to 40-year-old zoning ...read more
Monday, September 25, 2017
Coastal Connecticut Research has joined in the fight against Lyme disease and is currently conducting a diagnostic blood draw study. Individuals who have recently contracted Lyme disease or who have evidence of a bull's eye rash may be eligible to participate.  Reimbursement is available for time and travel.  Contact a member of the CCRstudies team to learn more at (860) 443-4567. 
Monday, September 25, 2017
Groton, Connecticut, September 25, 2017 Guided nighttime tours at 6:00, 6:30 and 7:00 on Friday, October 20, 2017 will lead visitors to a number of haunted sites in the Groton Bank neighborhood.    A hair-raising amount of paranormal history exists in the half square mile of Groton Bank! From ghostly soldiers of the Revolutionary War through former house residents to phantom footsteps.  Tours ...read more
Monday, September 25, 2017
Mystic, CT – Textual pop art that invites meditations on time and language. Brutal but floral sculpture alongside vivid colors inspired by Van Gogh. And, finally, tradition makes way for modernity in the photo medium. All of this will go on display Thursday, September 28, when Mystic Museum of Art presents three new exhibitions, including: Photo Show 39, which will feature 145 works in the Davis, ...read more
Friday, September 22, 2017
Norwich, CT – Reliance Health, Inc. has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Hartford Courant. Reliance Health was recognized as the #2 Top Workplace amongst mid-size businesses in Connecticut, as well as special recognition for Direction. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research ...read more
Friday, September 22, 2017
UCFS has been recognized by the Hartford Courant/FOX 61 as a Top Workplace in Connecticut in the Not-For-Profit sector for the 3rd year in a row. UCFS employees answered questions related to their jobs and overall organizational health in such areas as development opportunities, individual jobs, pay and benefits, management staff, their belief in the organization’s direction, communication and ...read more
Friday, September 22, 2017
Take in this natural phenomenon during peak migration season in September  Essex, CT – Swallows are converging on the lower Connecticut River during peak migration season and Essex Steam Train & Riverboat is offering a front row seat to this awe-inspiring natural phenomenon. Every Friday & Saturday evening in September, the Becky Thatcher riverboat is embarking on a three-hour cruise down the ...read more
Friday, September 22, 2017
Norwich, CT – Center for Hospice Care is pleased to announce that it has once again been selected as one of The Hartford Courant's Top Workplaces for 2017. The organization also received this distinction in 2014 and 2015. Our distinction as a Top Workplace is based solely on employee feedback. An employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational ...read more
Friday, September 22, 2017
New London, CT –The Thames River Heritage Park has named Amy Perry as Executive Director. Perry had previously been the Park’s Interim Executive Director and now assumes the position in a permanent capacity.  The Thames River Heritage Park is a collection of national and historic sites along both shores of the Thames River that tell the stories that shaped our nation. It is the only Heritage Park ...read more
Friday, September 22, 2017
Funding From Credit Union To Assist In Building A Public MonumentWaterford, CT – Charter Oak Federal Credit Union donated $10,000 to the USS Groton Sail Foundation, Inc. in support of building a public monument in Groton that will represent the community’s rich maritime heritage and history of service. The monument will honor the generations who have dedicated their lives to the specialized ...read more
Thursday, September 21, 2017
This October, the PinkSTYLE Program Returns to Raise Money and Awareness for Breast Cancer Research  Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods® Resort Casino and Tanger Outlets will once again support the battle against breast cancer with the PinkSTYLE shopping campaign. Tanger has a history of making a difference in the communities it serves across the country and will not stop until the battle is won.  All ...read more
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
After Hurricane Irma barreled into Florida, leaving more than 7.4 million people without power, local utilities companies like Eversource Energy and Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) stepped up to help get the lights backs on. They know the devastation and destruction superstorms leave behind, and put their skills to use to help communities in need.    A loss of power in Florida can be ...read more
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
September is Hunger Action Month (HAM), when Feeding America and member food banks, including the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center (Food Center) and Citizens Bank, United Way’s HAM sponsor, ask everyone in America to take action to fight hunger in their community. The Food Center is a program operated by United Way of Southeastern Connecticut.   During Hunger Action Month people can ...read more
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Patrick L. Green is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lawrence + Memorial Healthcare and Executive Vice President of Yale New Haven Health. L+M Healthcare, a member of the Yale New Haven Health System, includes Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London, Connecticut, Westerly Hospital in Westerly, Rhode Island and the Visiting Nurse Association of Southeastern Connecticut. L+M ...read more
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
LEARN – the Regional Educational Service Center (RESC) for eastern Connecticut – continues to grow as the agency marks its golden anniversary. LEARN is expanding its Student Support Services division. The agency is dedicated to increasing programming, services, and professional expertise to support students with special needs, as well as their families. A History Built on Service Founded in ...read more
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
A group of commerce and tourism officials from Connecticut visited Ireland and England in mid-September 2017, completing a tourism trade mission aimed at attracting interest and visitors to our state.This special mission, called Tastes & Sights of Connecticut, succeeded in its directive to introduce representatives of Connecticut tourism and cultural attractions with tourism operators, travel ...read more
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Mystic, CT – The Mystic River Oyster Festival at Mystic Seaport will be Saturday, September 30, offering visitors glimpses into the history of oystering and a look at (and taste of) the modern-day resurgence of the industry.   This one-day event is a celebration of all things oyster, and features six local and regional oyster purveyors who will have oysters available for tasting and will show ...read more
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Viking Treasures, a Mixed-Reality Art Installation, the Vinland Map, and Artifacts from the Tragic Franklin Arctic Expedition of 1845 Highlight Museum’s YearMystic, CT – Mystic Seaport announces its lineup of new exhibitions for the 2018 calendar year, including the international debut in May of The Vikings Begin, a presentation of priceless Norse artifacts from Sweden’s Gustavianum Museum, ...read more
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Sponsored by Essex Savings Bank   Whether your small business is just starting or now starting to grow, knowing your customers and how to expand your products and services are key elements of growing your business incrementally. Workshop presenter Eric Munro will teach you these vital steps.   Date: Thursday, October 5th, 2017 Time:  9:30AM – 11:00AM ESTLocation: Chester Town Hall, 203 ...read more
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
GRAMMY Icons, Must-See Comedians and More Are Falling for Foxwoods this October  MASHANTUCKET, CT – Summer may officially be over but the action isn’t stopping – Foxwoods® Resort Casino, the Northeast’s premier resort destination, is ushering in a fresh slate of entertainment to celebrate the change of seasons. Catch performances by award-winning musical legends like Mariah Carey and Patti ...read more
Monday, September 18, 2017
The Coast Guard Academy Division of Athletics is happy to announce that is has partnered with Stretch Internet as it's live streaming provider starting with the 2017-18 school year. The first live stream took place on 8/31 @ 7 p.m. when the football team took on Alfred State to win their home opener. The live streams are brought to you by First Command Financial Services, The Coast Guard Academy ...read more
Monday, September 18, 2017
CorePlus Federal Credit Union is hosting a free workshop to educate the community entitled “How to Prepare, Pay & Stay in College” with information about Student Choice, our Educational Loan program.  The information is appropriate for any high school student, particularly Juniors and Seniors.   With college costs on the rise, it's more important than ever for students and families to plan ...read more
Friday, September 15, 2017
Do you care for a loved one? Being a caregiver can sometimes be difficult and isolating. Oftentimes your own self care becomes overlooked. Together with our partner Senior Resources and Masonicare at Mystic we are offering a new six week series just for you.Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week education program for family and friends caring for older adults with cognitive and chronic ...read more
Friday, September 15, 2017
Festival to Feature Over 150 American Craft Beers from 70+ Breweries  Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods On Tap is bringing you more than 150 craft beers from over 70 breweries on November 11, 2017 at Foxwoods® Resort Casino.  Foxwoods On Tap is dedicated to showcasing specialty beers and craft breweries from around the country including local brews and new releases. This year’s event will feature ...read more
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Nicholas K. Fortson, President & CEO of CorePlus Federal Credit Union announced that Echo Montey has been promoted to Assistant Vice President of Finance. In her expanded role, Echo will be responsible for the integrity and maintenance of the credit union’s accounting records, timely reporting to regulatory authorities, and managing the credit union’s investment portfolio.    Ms. Montey started ...read more
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Mystic, CT – The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport opens the 38th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition and Sale Saturday, September 23.   The International is the most comprehensive collection of contemporary marine art in the United States. Award-winning artists from around the world will present more than 100 examples of their most recent work. Represented in this show are exceptional ...read more
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
If you are thinking about starting or are now running a non-profit organization, this workshop with SCORE counselor Bob Potter will guide you through the steps in how to effectively manage your organization for long-term success.   Date: Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 Time:  11:00AM – 12:30PM ESTLocation: The Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington Street, New London, CT 06320 Reserve your ...read more
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Groton, CT – Marielle Winkelman has been promoted to Branch Manager of Chelsea Groton Bank’s Waterford location.  Marielle was previously the Assistant Branch Manager of the Bank’s Groton branch.   Marielle has 12 years of banking experience. During her three years with Chelsea Groton Bank, she has organized Small Business Expos and branch events, and has worked alongside managers to ensure ...read more
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Join us Wednesday, September 20 at 11:30 am at Langley’s Restaurant at Great Neck Country Club for our monthly luncheon meeting. Living Life to the Fullest!  Nancy D. Butler, CFP®, CDFA™, CLTC, a member of The SECT Women’s Network for over 25 years, built a business as a single parent with no other source of income and $2,000 to her name, to $200 million in assets under management, before selling ...read more
Monday, September 11, 2017
Come on out and enjoy the Annual Lisbon Fall Festival on September 22nd, 4:30 – 7:00 PM, and September 23rd, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Admission is FREE.  This event is held at the Lisbon Community Center, near the Lisbon Meadows Park.    This year the festival’s main events will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 22nd – 23rd.    It has been growing in size and this year promises to be one of ...read more
Friday, September 08, 2017
Groton, CT – Groton’s Twelfth Annual Fall Festival needs you.  This is the last call for sponsors.  Groton’s Twelfth Annual Fall Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 7, 2017.  The official deadline for businesses to become sponsors is Wednesday, October 4.  Groton’s Twelfth Annual Fall Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is a rain or shine event.  This is a special community event ...read more
Friday, September 08, 2017
You have started your own business, and you have bills to pay, customer sales to track, and taxes to file, requiring paper and more paper.  If you have turned to QuickBooks™ for help as a new user, and find you need help setting up the program, this workshop is for you. Feel free to bring a laptop with Quickbooks loaded to follow along with the presenter.  Date: Thursday, September 28, ...read more
Friday, September 08, 2017
Mystic, CT – Union Baptist Church is pleased to announce that it is hosting its first annual CommUNITY Fair on Saturday, September 16, 2017, 12 to 4:00 p.m. at 119 High Street in Mystic. Admission is free and open to the public. The first-ever CommUNITY Fair is designed to bring the Mystic residents and visitors together for a fun afternoon. This community-minded event joins other efforts from ...read more
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Florence Griswold Museum Presents Faerieville USA: In and Around a Wee Faerie Town September 30 – October 29, 2017   It’s the return of the Florence Griswold Museum’s highly anticipated annual outdoor exhibition, Wee Faerie Village. This year the family-friendly walking trail highlights thirty-one faerie-sized places handcrafted by artists, designers, and faerie-aficionados. Last year over ...read more
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
With Webster Bank Vice President and SBA Relationship Manager Joanne LoPresti Miller, learn how to provide a comprehensive bank financing proposal. You’ll find out how to prepare, what the bank wants to know, and more. Sponsored by Webster Bank.  Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017 Time: 5:30PM – 7:00PM ESTLocation: Webster Bank, 130 Westbrook Road, Essex, CT 06426  How to register: REGISTER ...read more
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Mystic, CT – Tickets are on sale for the annual culinary adventure, Dinner In the Dark, taking place Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa.   Now in its fourth year, Dinner in the Dark is the major annual fundraiser for Sofia Sees Hope, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research and providing education and support to families affected by blindness ...read more
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Groton, CT – Groton Utilities has issued a telephone scam alert, because its customers are currently experiencing unsolicited telephone calls threatening to shut off their electricity. Essentially, the callers are claiming that the customer’s bill is overdue and are demanding payment over the phone. Director of Utilities Ron Gaudet explained that a company has been using a phone scam to attempt ...read more
Friday, September 01, 2017
Thursday at 4 PM - 6 PM Our goal at Becca Rose is to help all our customers be their best selves! Please join us on Sept. 7 for this informational hands-on event that will leave you feeling informed enough to make the best choices for your products!  Come to our Toss It Party and bring all your face care, body care, hair care, nail polish, beauty and make up products with you! We'll teach you ...read more
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Groton, CT – Groton Utilities has scheduled a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate a successful private and public community partnership which produced three solar farms in the Greater Groton Community. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 21, at Polaris Park, the site of the largest of the three solar farms. The other two solar farm sites are Trident Park and Pelican ...read more
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Advanced Improvements LLC is excited to announce that they have done it again: they were named #268 in the 39th ranking of the nation's largest remodelers. Remodelers on the Top 500 list are involved in the following types of projects: kitchen and bathroom remodels, room additions, whole-house remodels, insurance restoration, design-build services and light commercial projects. According to ...read more
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank   Respected media marketer Maria Miranda will show you ten key actions you can take to improve your chances of being found by your target audience on the leading search tools of Google, Yahoo, Bing and Facebook. You’ll leave the class empowered to make changes in your marketing efforts.   Date: Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 Time:  9:30PM – 11:00AM ...read more
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Groton, CT – Barbara Curto has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Marketing Manager at Chelsea Groton Bank. She joined the Bank as the Marketing Representative in 2015. In this role, Barb will be responsible for developing brand-enhancing strategies, and overseeing the Bank’s day-to-day public relations, advertising and social marketing efforts.   “We’re very excited to have Barb leading ...read more
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Ten Community Organizations Receive Funding from Local Credit UnionWaterford, CT – Charter Oak Federal Credit Union awarded $40,000 in grants in late-July to organizations throughout eastern Connecticut. “Significant contributions were made this past quarter to some impressive organizations,” said Brian A. Orenstein, Charter Oak’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The community at large ...read more
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council Season Opener and Annual Meeting takes place on Monday, September 11 Waterford, CT – $20 for General Public, Free for Students  The Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC) announced today that Irish author and independent scholar Micheline Sheehy Skeffington will deliver remarks based on her social activism and the history of her ...read more
Monday, August 28, 2017
Free SCORE Workshop on “The Power of the Inbox: Tips & Tricks for Successful Email Marketing”   This informative seminar with Social Media Strategist April Heavens-Woodcock takes you step-by-step through the keys to effective email marketing. Learn what it can do for your business, the five easy steps to take to harness the power of the inbox, and insider tips and techniques for getting the ...read more
Monday, August 28, 2017
Groton, CT – Join us for a magical, musical Labor Day Weekend of Concerts in the Park 2017.  Come hear the music play! Country music at its best will be featured Friday, September 1, at 6:30 p.m. in Washington Park in the City of Groton when Jay Dempsey and his band sets the mood. The big sound of the Rock N’ Soul Revue band will be featured on Sunday, September 3, at 6:30 p.m. in Washington ...read more
Monday, August 28, 2017
Monday, August 28, 2017
Dr. Vafek is a graduate of Yale, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed her Orthopaedic Surgery Training at Wake Forest University.  She completed her sub-specialty Foot & Ankle Surgery Fellowship, at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago. She provides comprehensive Orthopedic surgical & non-surgical treatments. Appointments for the 11 Industrial Park Road office in Niantic ...read more
Categories: General
Friday, August 25, 2017
NORWICH, CT — Dime Bank is pleased to welcome Andrea Barron who has joined the Bank as assistant vice president and branch manager of their East Lyme branch, located at 18 Chesterfield Road in East Lyme. In this role, Ms. Barron, who joined the bank on August 21, will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and growth of the East Lyme branch, developing new business relationships and ensuring ...read more
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Adult Day at the Argonauta ​ ​Caregiving is an art. Let Masonicare help you and your loved one enjoy the beauty that each day holds.   When a beloved parent or relative suffers from memory loss and is no longer safe at home alone, caregivers who work or need a break often struggle to find solutions. An adult day program - either a full or half-day - may be the answer.   Masonicare, a ...read more
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
The tradition of a back-to-school band concert for children and families returns to the Norwich area for 2017.  The Silver Cornet Band, a popular professional concert band that has performed on the Norwich concert series for many years will be putting on a concert of music and activities designed for children and families, including a wide variety of toe tapping music sure to please people of all ...read more
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Change your life while adding quality of life to our patients and their families!   Masonicare Home Health & Hospice has many wonderful volunteer opportunities available to you depending on your individual interests!   Sit with our patients and their loved ones to offer companionship, your gift of presence, respite, assist with spiritual or bereavement care, visit with your certified therapy ...read more
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Norwich, CT – Dime Bank Foundation recently donated $2,500 to the Channel 3 Kids Camp to help subsidize a week of overnight camp for children from New London County with financial need or with physical/developmental disabilities. Their overnight program allows campers to design their own adventure through a wide variety of camp activities.    Channel 3 Kids Camp is located in Andover, CT, and is ...read more
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Groton, CT – The sounds of the band Rewind will be featured this week at Concerts in the Park 2017 on Friday (August 25, 2017) at Washington Park in the City of Groton. Rewind is a six-piece band consisting of digital drums, two keyboards, guitar, percussion and bass.  The group features strong vocals while performing the classic hits of groups like Journey, Doobies, Eagles, Billy Joel, ...read more
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The TRIP Ignite Program Presents "Accelerate Your Business: Navigating Your Onboarding Process: Employment Law Basics for the Early Stage Company." ALL ARE WELCOME!   @ The CURE Innovation Commons Thursday, September 7, 2017 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)   This Accelerate Your Business event will focus on the increasingly complicated hiring process which has become laden with potential legal ...read more
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Check out the new menu at Pautipaug Pub at Mohegan Sun Golf Club! 
Monday, August 21, 2017
The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra (ECSO) is holding a series of auditions for the following vacancies: Section Violin and Section Viola on Thursday, September 14, 2017Principal Cello and Section Cello on Tuesday, September 19, 2017Assistant Principal Bass on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Auditions are by appointment only and will run from approximately 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Waterford ...read more
Monday, August 21, 2017
Uncasville, CT – Leah Van Ness  from Montville Florist  recently attended the exclusive FTD® Boot Camp, a three-day intensive workshop focused on high-level design, business and quality training to floral shop owners, managers and designers. At FTD Boot Camp Leah Van Ness learned a wealth of knowledge including the latest trends in color and floristry, as well as new techniques and ideas for ...read more
Monday, August 21, 2017
Groton, CT – The Chelsea Groton Foundation is accepting applications for the fall grant cycle until Friday, September 15, 2017. Local and regional charitable organizations interested in applying should visit chelseagroton.com to access the fillable application and information on specific requirements.   “As a mutual bank, we strive each day to help create a strong quality of life in our ...read more
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Norwich, CT – The Comcast Foundation has announced a two-year $20,000 award to The Arc New London County (NLC) to support its “Community Access through Digital Literacy” training program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). This grant is reflective of Comcast’s commitment to give back to the communities where its customers and employees live and work.   “Comcast is ...read more
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Groton-based Analytical Technologies Group, LLC, an independent lab instrument service provider that does business with corporate giants and emerging biotech companies, was recently acquired by Brandon Kuchta and Michael Kuchta.The brothers who hail from Long Island, NY honed in on Analytical Technologies last year after searching for opportunities to buy an existing profitable company with high ...read more
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Ivy's Simply Homemade is a Waterford restaurant and caterer offering prepared meals, sandwiches, salads, desserts, and much more for you to grab and go. This eastern CT small business is a local favorite and was recognized by the Chamber as 2016 Small Business of the Year. Get to know Ivy's Simply Homemade and its owner, Ivy Mellow, in the interview below. Join us on the Sea Jet Cruise & Dessert ...read more
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
It’s no secret that tourism is a significant economic driver in Connecticut. But we need to be reminded of its power. According to the state’s Office of Tourism, 82,500 jobs are supported by the tourism industry with more than 120,000 total jobs in the tourism sector. The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut believes these numbers are actually far greater, especially when you consider ...read more
Monday, August 14, 2017
Groton, CT – Using the Connecticut Green Bank’s innovative Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program, CURE Innovation Commons (“The Commons”) has financed energy improvements that will save the laboratory incubator more than $1.7 million in energy costs over the 17-year life of the loan term. The project at The Commons is a perfect example of how support from Connecticut Green ...read more
Monday, August 14, 2017
Charter Oak To Match Its Members Charitable Donations Through November 22nd Waterford, CT – Charter Oak Federal Credit Union will again award $100,000 in 100 days to 501(c)(3) charities by way of its Matching Gifts Program. “Credit union membership has its perks,” said Brian A. Orenstein, Charter Oak’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We value our members, and are looking forward to ...read more
Friday, August 11, 2017
Join us for our next luncheon that will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 11:30 am, at Langley's Restaurant at Great Neck Country Club in Waterford. Jo Anne Harrison-Becker will focus on how stress and the lack of sleep affect our overall health, including memory. Jo Anne has a Master of Science degree in Gerontology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services. She has worked for ...read more
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Technology has changed the ways that businesses and consumers interact; taking advantage of that technology is at the heart of digital marketing. In this workshop with Social Media Strategist April Heavens-Woodcock, you will learn about trends in digital marketing and all the ways it can help your small business in the year ahead.   Date: Tuesday, August 29th, 2017    Time: 10:00AM – 11:30AM ...read more
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Norwich, CT – Dime Bank has announced that Stacey Taylor has joined the Bank as assistant vice president and branch manager of their Corporate branch, located at 290 Salem Turnpike in Norwich. In this role, Ms. Taylor, who joined the bank on August 7, will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and growth of the Corporate branch, developing new business relationships and ensuring all staff ...read more
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Berlin, CT – Comcast officials from the Western New England Region, which serves Connecticut, Vermont, western Massachusetts, western New Hampshire and New York, signed the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Statement of Support, pledging Comcast's ongoing efforts to hire and support members of the National Guard and Reserve components. A learning and networking event was also held ...read more
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Stonington, CT – As part of our Military Matters Lecture Series, on Wednesday, August 16, at 6 p.m., La Grua Center will present a talk with CT Office of Military Affairs Executive Director Bob Ross, who will give an overview of Connecticut’s partnerships, programs and investments to support the state’s defense industries, prepare for the next round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) and ...read more
Categories: General
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Groton, CT – What better way to celebrate your summer fun than listening to The Cartells, one of the area’s most popular and long-running bands. After four cancellations in the early part of Concerts in the Park 2017, The Cartells open the “second season” on Friday, August 11, at 6:30 p.m. in Washington Park in the City of Groton. The Cartells, a local favorite band for more than 20 years, will ...read more
Monday, August 07, 2017
Real Housewives Favorite Kim Zolciak and Television Star Joseph Sikora join Christina Milian and DJ Envy to Celebrate Studio 54-Style  Mashantucket, CT – End summer of 2017 epically – Foxwoods Resort Casino’sStudio 25 star-studded affair just got even hotter. Inspired by the iconic Studio 54 in New York City, Foxwoods has added more celebrity favorites to the already extravagant event which will ...read more
Monday, August 07, 2017
Groton, CT – Marcia R. Gipstein is the recipient of the 2017 Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award for her many years of “Giving Back to the Community”.  The award was presented at the annual City of Groton Day celebration on August 4. A check for $1,000 was presented to the Ledge Light Foundation Inc. in her honor. The charitable donation from Groton Utilities is the symbol of the ...read more
Friday, August 04, 2017
Norwich, CT – Crystal Sides of Dime Bank has been named a Woman of FIRE by The Commercial Record. Women of FIRE is an annual award recognizing key female players in the local FIRE (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate) sectors. The seventh annual Women of FIRE award celebrates the best and the brightest women in their industries. “As the underrepresented gender in these industries, women work ...read more
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Norwich, CT – The Arc New London County was awarded a grant under the Federal Transit Administration’s Section 5310 program for FY 2016/17: “Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities.”  Administered by the Connecticut Department of Transportation and with assistance from the Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (SCCOG), the grant is designed to help non-profits ...read more
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Eastern CT – The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT introduces its new “Community Concierge” program in summer 2017. The Community Concierge is the region’s 21st-century ‘Welcome Wagon.’ As envisioned by the Chamber, the Community Concierge will be a comprehensive tool for new arrivals to become acquainted with life in eastern CT. It will feature a local network database with information about ...read more
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Old Lyme, CT – The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut, was recently awarded a $1 million grant from the Robert F. Schumann Foundation. The grant will allow the Museum to implement a transformative landscape master plan designed to completely re-envision how the historic landscape is interpreted by providing visitors with a more authentic sense of the Lyme Art Colony painters’ ...read more
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Help TVCCA’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program by donating new school supplies Purchase and donate some of these items needed for the 2017 school year: Pack of #2 pencilsBackpacksPensGlue sticksSpiral notebooksCrayonsLunch boxesPocket FoldersPencil boxesMarkers  Donated items are distributed to children in need at New London County schools. Thank you for your donation and support! (Monetary ...read more
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Eastern CT – The United States Department of Commerce has announced a partnership that includes the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut, the Connecticut Office of Tourism, the Connecticut Airport Authority, and Aer Lingus, which together will participate in a tourism trade mission to Dublin, Ireland and Manchester, UK from September 16-20, 2017.  The tourism trade mission, titled the ...read more
Monday, July 31, 2017
The Arc New London County received $750 from the Town of Old Lyme to support its Community Life & Advocacy program for 2017. CL&A provides recreation, socialization, self-advocacy and civic engagement programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and is the only program of its kind in the region.  It receives no state or federal funding and relies on municipal and ...read more
Monday, July 31, 2017
  UCFS is pleased to announce that Deberey Hinchey, LCSW, has accepted the position of Vice President of Behavioral Health Services. Hinchey brings 30 years of experience as a behavioral health therapist and manager to UCFS, a provider of medical, dental and behavioral health services to 18,200 people throughout southeastern Connecticut. As a past board member, Ms. Hinchey has a clear ...read more
Monday, July 31, 2017
National Historic Landmark at Mystic Seaport is Oldest Coal-Fired Vessel Operating on a Regular Schedule in U.S.  Mystic, CT – Mystic Seaport announced today it will resume operating its steamboat Sabino for public cruises on the Mystic River Wednesday, August 2. The vessel has been under restoration in the Museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard for more than two years and is the oldest ...read more
Monday, July 31, 2017
Web Conference for: Tax Professionals & Industry Presented by: IRS Stakeholder Liaison  Understanding Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) and the ITIN Renewal Process  Thursday, August 10, 2017  Session 1 – 11a.m. Eastern; 10 a.m. Central; 9 a.m. Mountain; 8 a.m. Pacific; 5 a.m. Hawaii  Session 2*– 2 p.m. Eastern; 1p.m. Central; 12 p.m. Mountain; 11a.m. Pacific; 8 a.m. ...read more
Thursday, July 27, 2017
More than 100 years ago, 1876 to be exact, Mrs. Fannie Palmer and Mrs. Emily Davies walked across the Norwichtown Green one afternoon and discussed the development of an association that would relieve all forms of suffering. Their idea was the foundation for what is today, United Community & Family Services.   Twelve years ago, UCFS created an award to recognize individuals in the community who ...read more
Thursday, July 27, 2017
VP of Development & Community Relations for Lawrence + Memorial Hospital/Yale New Haven Health to Receive Prestigious Award at Dinner Celebration This Fall  Eastern CT – The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut has announced that William “Bill” Stanley, Vice President of Development and Community Relations for Lawrence + Memorial Hospital/Yale New Haven Health, has been selected as the 2017 ...read more
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Berlin, CT – Comcast announced that Xfinity Mobile, a new wireless service designed for the way people use their phones today, is beginning to roll out in Xfinity Stores in Connecticut.  Comcast is introducing the service in its retail stores market-by-market and it is now available at Xfinity Stores in Cromwell, Danbury, Groton, North Haven, Waterbury and West Hartford.     “We’re excited to be ...read more
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
This August, Cool Down With Millions of Dollars in Cold, Hard CashMashantucket, CT – Foxwoods® Resort Casino, the Northeast’s premier resort destination, is continuing to bring the hottest ways to play and win. Foxwoods guests can participate in the Mega Super Bingo Summer Celebration, the World Series of Poker, $1,000,000 Dream Slot Tournament and more.  At The Wonder Of It All, it truly is the ...read more
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Groton, CT – The band 9Teen is up next at Concerts in the Park 2017. Start your mid-summer, super weekend with a big, musical bang on Friday, July 28, at 6:30 p.m. in Washington Park in the City of Groton. You will simply want to start clapping and stamp your feet with the “Brass Kickin’ Rock ‘n Soul” sounds of the band 9Teen. The band 9Teen has performed all over New England, playing everything ...read more
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Summer is Still in Full Swing with Star-Studded Performances by Award-Winning Comedians, Musicians and more!  Mashantucket, CT – Ready to turn up the heat on the final days of summer? Foxwoods® Resort Casino, the Northeast’s premier resort destination, is keeping the season alive with the most sought-after acts in entertainment! GRAMMY Award-winning musicians, acclaimed stand-up comedians, ...read more
Monday, July 24, 2017
Trout Brings Over 20 Years of Gaming and Hospitality Marketing Experience to Foxwoods  Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods® Resort Casino, the premier resort destination in the Northeast, today announced that Suzanne Trout has been hired as Chief Marketing Officer. Trout brings over 20 years of results-driven integrated marketing experience to the role, where she will be tasked with growing market share ...read more
Monday, July 24, 2017
Holly M. DePerry Has Extensive Local Lending ExperienceWaterford, CT – Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has named Holly M. DePerry as its new Business Lender to serve its growing business banking and lending operations across eastern Connecticut. DePerry has over a decade's experience in business lending and commercial credit analysis, as well as experience as a secondary market specialist with ...read more
Monday, July 24, 2017
The Center for Internships and Career Development at Eastern Connecticut State University seeks employers to participate in their Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, October 25 from 12 to 3 PM. The event is held in the Sports Center of Geissler Gymnasium on the college’s campus. Over 100 companies participated in the recent spring Career Fair. Interested companies are asked to complete this ...read more
Monday, July 24, 2017
For the 7th straight year, Backus Hospital has been recognized as one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in the nation with a “Most Wired” award by Hospitals and Health Networks, a health care publication of the American Hospital Association (AHA). Most Wired Award winners are selected based on the Annual Health Care’s Most Wired Survey, administered by the American Hospital ...read more
Monday, July 24, 2017
Norwich, CT – The latest and most advanced technology for the early detection of breast cancer will soon be available to patients at Backus Hospital. On July 14, Backus’ Imaging Department installed its first 3D mammography unit, also known as tomosynthesis.  Backus is one of the first hospitals in the country to own General Electric’s latest Senographe Pristina ™ technology, the most advanced ...read more
Monday, July 24, 2017
Norwich, CT – The People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, announced that it has awarded $32,000 during its second grant cycle of 2017 to nonprofit organizations throughout New London County.   Five organizations received funding in support of activities that ranged from support and transitional housing to employment programs. Recipients included ...read more
Friday, July 21, 2017
Norwich, CT – UCFS Healthcare, the premier community-based organization providing health and human services to individuals and families from five locations in eastern Connecticut, is celebrating 2017 National Health Center Week August 13-19 through a campaign, “It’s Your Health – Take the Wheel,” to drive awareness about the programs and services offered.   Monday, August 14, UCFS Healthcare ...read more
Friday, July 21, 2017
Groton, CT – Chelsea Groton Bank recently presented scholarships to a select group of graduating seniors who represent 16 area high schools. Each of the individuals who applied for the scholarships excelled in academia, leadership and extracurricular activities during their high school years, and plans to pursue college degrees.   “As a community bank, we are committed to investing in the next ...read more
Thursday, July 20, 2017
10th Annual MSP 501 Ranking and Study Identifies World’s Most Progressive MSPs in Information Technology I-M Technology, LLC ranks among the world’s most progressive 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs), according to MSPmentor’s 10th-annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings. The top MSP 501 companies ranked this year include organizations from around the world and from diverse technology and ...read more
Thursday, July 20, 2017
New Committee Member Has Extensive Financial, Accounting and Management ExperienceWaterford, CT – The Board of Directors of Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has appointed Gary P. Brochu to serve on its Supervisory Committee, which has oversight and audit responsibilities for Charter Oak’s seven-member Board of Directors. "Gary's broad experience, including his extensive financial and management ...read more
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Groton, CT – Miria Toth joined Chelsea Groton Bank as Assistant Secretary, Community Education Officer. In this role, Miria will be responsible for overseeing and continuing to expand the Bank’s Community Education program, which was founded 11 years ago. She will be focused on further developing the curriculum available to individuals, families and businesses, and reaching more members of our ...read more
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Exhibition and Sale of Original Works Will Celebrate All Forms of Rowing  Mystic, CT – The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport is proud to present “The Art of Rowing,” an exhibition and sale of original works that opens July 29.   This year marks the 165th anniversary of Amer­ica’s oldest collegiate athletic competition: the Harvard-Yale Regatta, which took place for the first time in 1852 and ...read more
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Mystic, CT – Mystic Seaport will hold its annual Antique & Classic Boat Parade on the Mystic River beginning at 11:45 a.m., Sunday, July 23. The boats should begin passing through the Mystic River bascule bridge in downtown Mystic at about noon. The new start time is 30 minutes earlier than previously announced to accommodate the railroad bridge opening schedule for Amtrak. The name and ...read more
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Groton, CT – The sounds of the band Mass-Conn Fusion will be featured this week at Concerts in the Park 2017 on Friday (July 21, 2017) at Washington Park in the City of Groton. As its name suggests, Mass-Conn-Fusion draws its talent from both sides of the Massachusetts-Connecticut border. The group has an extensive repertoire featuring Motown, R&B, Jazz and Blues hits of the 60's right up to the ...read more
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Housing remains a key economic indicator in the region bolstered by strong job growth at Mohegan Sun and Electric Boat, as well as successful workforce development by the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board (EWIB).  According to the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut, rising home sales and new rental housing construction in New London, Groton and Norwich is helping to spawn ...read more
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
How do you take advantage of Connecticut’s location and maritime access to drive the local and regional economies? The answer may be simple, but the task is daunting. That’s why Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed legislation creating the Connecticut Port Authority (CPA) in 2014.  The state’s newest quasi-public agency is responsible for marketing and coordinating Connecticut’s ...read more
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Q. What’s the best way to find effective promotion for your tourism-related business, gain exposure from a trusted community partner, and save money?A. Enter into a co-op advertising partnership with your fellow tourism partners and the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT. The Chamber unveils its newest tourism marketing initiative this summer. Any eastern CT business which specializes in the ...read more
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Rising up from the wooded hillsides of Southeastern Connecticut, the 110,000 square-foot NASKART facility in Montville offers all the need-for-speed thrills and excitement you would expect from the largest indoor multi-level go-kart track in world. With state-of-the-art electric-powered karts screaming around the track, it’s easy to forget about the outside world for a while. The NASKART ...read more
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Black Orchid Jewelers & Art Gallery is pleased to present the vibrant pastel works of award-winning artist Beth Pite.  The Opening Reception is Saturday, July 29, 5:00-7:00. The exhibit will run through September 10. Trained at UConn's School of Fine Arts, Beth is a member of the Connecticut Pastel Society.  She has been exhibiting professionally since 1997.  In 2011, four of her seascapes were ...read more
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Mashantucket, CT –The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, owners of Foxwoods® Resort Casino, reached a landmark contribution to the state of Connecticut this month, reporting slot revenue for June that exceeded $4 billion infused into the state economy since the inception of the first-ever slot revenue sharing agreement between a tribe and state in 1993. The preeminent milestone marks the latest ...read more
Friday, July 14, 2017
Friday, July 14, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Event to Feature Sparkman & Stephens Vessels, Antique Boat ParadeMystic, CT – Mystic Seaport will hold its annual Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous at Mystic Seaport Saturday and Sunday, July 22-23. The event showcases high-quality antique vessels, including cruisers, sailboats, and runabouts. Approximately 50 classic vessels will create a colorful gathering along the museum’s waterfront. ...read more
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Essex, CT – Kevin Dodd, President of The Valley Railroad Company, announced the acquisition of Lady Katharine Cruises by Valley Railroad’s subsidiary, Connecticut River Events, LLC. This transaction represents an opportunity to continue serving locals and worldwide visitors the Connecticut River Valley’s historic landmarks and natural beauty from heritage steam, diesel locomotives and water ...read more
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Waterford, CT – Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has awarded an additional $15,000 to Mystic Aquarium as part of the credit union’s continuing support of their Frogs! exhibit. The credit union first announced its partnership with Mystic Aquarium in 2016 during the grand opening celebration of its Mystic Branch, where Brian A. Orenstein, Charter Oak’s President and Chief Executive Officer ...read more
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Essex, CT – Deven Spear has joined Connecticut-based Overabove as the strategic marketing firm’s Chief Innovation Officer. Former managing partner of Spear Consultants Ltd. and CEO and founder of BrightDoor Systems, Inc., Spear previously partnered with the Overabove team on successful sales and marketing engagements including Homestead Preserve in Virginia and New Hampshire’s Mount Washington ...read more
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
New London, CT – In a monumental announcement, beginning this season, ESPN will visibly extend and deepen its commitment to honoring America's veterans with live coverage of the annual Secretaries Cup football game between the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy during Veterans Day weekend.   "As Superintendent of the Coast Guard Academy, and as a former football ...read more
Monday, July 10, 2017
Preview opens at 2 p.m. Friday the 14th Auction starts promptly at 9 a.m. July 15Auction!! at Hilton Mystic 20 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic Over 400 lots from various estates throughout New England. Featuring fine works of art, American primitives, sculptures, 17th, 18th, & 19th century furnishings, ancient Chinese artifacts, gold imary bowls and platters, 19th century Chinese carvings, Spencer ...read more
Monday, July 10, 2017
Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods® Resort Casino has ushered in a new era of gaming with the wildly successful grand opening of PLAY Arena @ Foxwoods. As an immersive, multi-sensory environment, PLAY brings together the latest trends in gaming, interactivity and entertainment to create a fast-paced atmosphere where players can enjoy their favorite games from the comfort of a single play ...read more
Friday, July 07, 2017
Norwich, CT – The Ledyard Rotary Foundation, Inc. has donated $995 to The Arc of New London County to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for the agency’s Sachem Street facility. The building is home to a variety of programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including a day support program for approximately 45 people, many of whom are seniors, as well as ...read more
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Waterford, CT – Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has received the Philanthropist of the Year Award from The Chamber of Commerce, Windham Region for its many contributions that directly benefit local communities, non-profits and charitable groups across eastern Connecticut. “Charter Oak strongly believes in helping all the communities that we serve in New London and Windham counties, so we're ...read more
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Nearly 1 in 5 children (or 18.5%) in New London County are food insecure. That means they don’t know when or where their next meal will come from. During the summer, even more children will be facing hunger because when school lunches end, lunch ends altogether. And as the demand for food increases, donations to food banks tend to drop in the summertime. You have an opportunity to help! On ...read more
Friday, June 30, 2017
Presented by: Internal Revenue Service Stakeholder Liaison Office   Friday, July 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.    This Small Business Forum is for: Small Business Organizations and is open to Small Business, Industry, and Governmental groups that allow us to exchange ideas, gather information about emerging issues, network, and maintain a dialogue with each other. In doing so, we hope to ...read more
Friday, June 30, 2017
GROTON - The sounds of the band Rewind will be featured this week at Concerts in the Park 2017 on Friday (July 7, 2017) at Washington Park in the City of Groton. Rewind is a six-piece band consisting of digital drums, two keyboards, guitar, percussion and bass. The group features strong vocals while performing the classic hits of groups like Journey, Doobies, Eagles, Billy Joel, Springsteen and ...read more
Thursday, June 29, 2017
These summaries, composed by the Office of Legislative Research (OLR), briefly describe the most significant, far-reaching, and publicly debated acts adopted by the General Assembly in its 2017 regular session. Major public acts to which the secretary of the state has assigned a public act number are identified by that number; otherwise, we refer to the bill number. Not all provisions of the acts ...read more
Thursday, June 29, 2017
... But three retiring Trustees will not be allowed to hang up their boots  Old Lyme, CT – High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Inc. announced that John Catlett has been appointed Chair of the Board of Trustees. Catlett takes over from Barbara Earle Ballard who today retired from her latest three-year tenure as Chair, and after over 20 years serving the whole High Hopes community. Catlett will lead ...read more
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Quaker Hill, CT – Waterford Country School’s Golf Committee enthusiastically invites you to the 7th Annual “Bring Your Mojo” Golf Tournament on Thursday, Sept. 14th at the Great Neck Country Club in Waterford. This is not your average fundraising tournament! Each year, the Bring Your Mojo Golf Tournament has been a SOLD OUT event! Each time there are new surprises as well as enthusiastic ...read more
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Summer Series to Feature Variety of Performing ArtsMystic, CT – Pack your picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs, the Arts on the Quad outdoor performance series returns to Mystic Seaport this summer. The series will feature a different performance on Wednesday evenings during July and August on the Museum’s McGraw Quadrangle. Arts on the Quad offers guests the opportunity to experience a ...read more
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Come hear the music play!  Groton, CT – The sounds of the Coastline Swing Band will be featured this week at Concerts in the Park 2017 on Friday (June 30, 2017) at Washington Park in the City of Groton. The Coastline Swing Band has 18 swinging’ musicians, including a vocalist, five saxes, eight brasses, and four rhythms. These musicians cover the big band repertory from the nostalgic hits of the ...read more
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is requesting proposals to partner in delivering programs that help individuals and/or families living in New London County be financially stable. As part of United Way’s partnership with selected programs, funding will be provided for one year to pursue and accomplish the goals identified by United Way. The maximum award amount is $20,000.The 2016 ALICE ...read more
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Groton, CT – The Chelsea Groton Foundation awarded $160,722 in grants to 57 non-profit organizations from Connecticut and Rhode Island this spring. This dollar amount marks the greatest total awarded to area organizations in a single giving cycle since the Chelsea Groton Foundation was founded. Inclusive of these donations, the Foundation has provided over $2.3 million in total grants to the ...read more
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Two 60-minute sessions available for each topic:   Session 1 – 11a.m. Eastern; 10a.m. Central; 9a.m. Mountain; 8a.m. Pacific; 5a.m. Hawaii Session 2 * – 2p.m. Eastern; 1p.m. Central; 12p.m. Mountain; 11a.m. Pacific; 8a.m. Hawaii*Closed captioning offered for Session 2 web conferences ONLY.  Understanding Tax Scams and Schemes July 20, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. Eastern Register & Attend: ...read more
Monday, June 26, 2017
Norwich, CT – The Dominion Foundation has donated $10,000 to The Arc New London County’s vocational/employment training program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Funds will be used to offset the costs of a commercial bakery oven that will be part of the cookie production component of The Arc’s Culinary Arts program.  One of four successful micro-enterprises, the ...read more
Monday, June 26, 2017
Incredibly proud of our seafaring heritage, in 2016 southeastern Connecticut collectively celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Naval Submarine Base and Submarine School in Groton. The year-long celebration, titled CTSUBCEN, included programs, events and activities like the popular CT Sub Trail, a public art project. All the proceeds from the CT Sub Trail benefited the U.S.S. Groton Sail ...read more
Monday, June 26, 2017
Old Lyme, CT – A “quintessential New England” weekend, this year’s Old Lyme Midsummer Festival kicks off July 28 with a toe-tapping Friday night concert on the lawn of the Florence Griswold Museum, and continues Saturday, July 29 up and down Lyme Street with new offerings and old favorites throughout the day.   This year’s 31st annual festival again takes place in the heart of Old Lyme's ...read more
Monday, June 26, 2017
Waterford, CT – Charter Oak Federal Credit Union’s Community Giving Grant Program funded nine grants totaling $32,000 in its first quarter. Grant recipients included High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc.; Little Angels Program; Madonna Place; Falcon Music Boosters, Inc.; Salt Marsh Opera; S.T.E.P.S., Inc.; and Norwich Human Services. Awards ranged from $500 to $3,000. In 2013 the credit union ...read more
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Norwich, CT – Eastern Savings Bank recently pledged $25,000 to the United Community Families & Services (UCFS) Capital Campaign, a 5-year commitment, which will help fund construction of their Griswold Health Center. “We are proud to support this great organization that contributes so much to our community,” commented Lisa Griffin, President & CEO, Eastern Savings Bank. UCFS has been providing ...read more
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut’s Board of Directors has approved funding in the amount of $2,219,673 for the fiscal year 2017-18. This funding supports 47 programs at 21 nonprofit organizations in New London County that work together to provide an essential safety net services to help those in need. Leading the program review and fund distribution are trained and knowledgeable volunteers ...read more
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
House an Actor, Make a Friend The Colonial Theatre is looking for people who have a spare room this summer. You could be of invaluable service to the Shakespeare in the Park production by taking in an actor during the production.  The dates are the night of July 10 (July 11 is also possible if the 10th is a problem) through the night of August 13. The actor needs their own bedroom and access to ...read more
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
An estimated 2,000 workers are expected to arrive in eastern Connecticut this year to begin new jobs at Electric Boat.  To welcome these and other potential newcomers to the area, the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut is working with partners from the cities of New London and Groton, additional stakeholders, and the Thames River Innovation Place to create an economic initiative ...read more
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The State of Connecticut Department of Culture and Tourism is touting the success of its “Still Revolutionary” campaign, and the latest efforts to attract visitors to the state.   Randy Fiveash, Director of the Connecticut Office of Tourism, recently presented a video highlighting this success to the Connecticut Tourism Council.Click here to watch the video.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Waterford, CT – Charter Oak Federal Credit Union awarded $96,000 in college scholarships, the largest disbursement in the credit union’s history, during a private reception at its headquarters on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. “Nearly $270,000 has been awarded over the past three years, benefitting over 130 students in eastern Connecticut,” said Brian A. Orenstein, Charter Oak’s President and Chief ...read more
Monday, June 19, 2017
Just in time for the start of the 2017 summer camp season, Bob’s Discount Furniture stepped up to donate 66 new mattresses and 200 pillows. The items will be used to furnish three newly constructed cabins that will house children who attend the Channel 3 Kids Camp this summer.   Cathy Poulin, Public Relations/Outreach Director for Bob's Discount Furniture attended to oversee the delivery and ...read more
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Friday, June 16, 2017
Shop in Olde Mistick Village to include wellness practitioners and programs Mystic, CT – Becca Rose, a health and wellness boutique in Olde Mistick Village since 2010, is expanding its offerings to provide its clients access to wellness practitioners who focus on nutrition, and emotional, spiritual, and personal health.   Becky Mashuta, owner of Becca Rose, said the addition of the ...read more
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Pfizer’s Groton Laboratories will support 67 programs in Southeastern Connecticut, the greater New Haven area, and southern Rhode Island through its 2017 competitive grants program. Priority was given to programs that bring science and math to students from elementary through high school. Additional awards were made for programs that provide for the underserved or to support local civic and ...read more
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Public Invited to Exhibition and Sale Opening Reception June 24Mystic, CT – An exhibition of unique works created by the nation’s leading maritime artists, “The Plein Air Painters of the Maritime Gallery Exhibition and Sale,” will open at the Mystic Seaport Maritime Gallery Saturday, June 24.   The exhibition is a collection of the work of 26 of today’s leading maritime artists, who will take ...read more
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Largest Gathering of Wooden Boat Enthusiasts on the East Coast to Feature Viking Longship Tours  Mystic, CT – The largest gathering of wooden boats and enthusiasts in New England will converge at Mystic Seaport for the 26th annual WoodenBoat Show Friday through Sunday, June 30 to July 2.   The WoodenBoat Show, hosted in a partnership with WoodenBoat Publications, offers something for all wooden ...read more
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Stonington, CT – New England Science & Sailing (NESS) Foundation is kicking off their summer season and celebrating 15 years of serving the community at their fifth annual NESS Fest on Saturday, June 24 (11am-3pm).   This free event will feature sailing, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding. NESS Fest participants are welcome to enjoy ocean adventure activities, tour the facilities, meet the ...read more
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Eastern CT – The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT has announced it will hold a Political Candidate Academy for individuals seeking terms in elected positions. The Academy will span two sessions on Thursday, June 22 and Monday, June 26, both from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Admission is open to all with a one-time participation fee of $35 per individual. Attendance at both sessions is required. Sign up at ...read more
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Groton, CT – Jean McGran of Norwich, CT, recently joined Chelsea Groton Bank as Assistant Vice President, Regional Sales & Service Manager. In this role, Jean will be responsible for leading the Bank’s Groton, New London, Niantic and Waterford retail teams.    Prior to joining Chelsea Groton, Jean spent six years as an area manager for First Niagara Bank, where she monitored the customer ...read more
Monday, June 12, 2017
Waterford, CT – The Board of Directors of Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has named Wayne Burgess of Uncasville as its newest Director and also announced a new Vice Chairwoman, Treasurer and Secretary to serve on the seven-member board that oversees eastern Connecticut's largest credit union. Burgess, who is the longtime President of the Southeastern Connecticut Central Labor Council, had served ...read more
Friday, June 09, 2017
Southington, CT – The Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter is holding its annual New London Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 16th at Ocean Beach Park., 98 Neptune Avenue, New London, CT.    This family-friendly event includes a 2 mile walk as well as light refreshments.     All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the ...read more
Friday, June 09, 2017
United Community & Family Services (UCFS) is accepting nominations for the 2017 Palmer Davies Leadership Award, which recognizes an outstanding leader in the community who has improved the health and well-being of the community or region through advocacy, leadership and by fostering a community spirit that reflects the mission and values of UCFS. Past recipients include: Janet Pearce, Beverly ...read more
Friday, June 09, 2017
 MMoA’s Robert Brackman: Thinking in Color Highlights Noted Portraitist’s Legacy and Range  Mystic, CT – After painting aviator Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne, at the couple’s height of international celebrity, Robert Brackman could have settled into the comfortable and lucrative role of society painter. Instead, he took on only a small number of annual commissions to be free to challenge ...read more
Friday, June 09, 2017
Stonington, CT – Horses Healing Humans of Stonington is very pleased to announce several recent, very generous grant awards from our community leaders. A $10,000 grant was awarded from the Community Foundation of Eastern CT to help support the “Common Ground” collaborative, providing Equine-Assisted Learning, Life Skills and Nature Immersion programs to participants from VISTA Life Innovations, ...read more
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Participants to hold June 14, 2017 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony  Eastern CT – Participants in the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT’s Leadership Class of 2018 announced that they have completed renovations of the shared family spaces for Madonna Place in Norwich as part of their class project. The renovations took place in May 2017. An official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the closure of the ...read more
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Gathering highlights the year's achievements, honors State Rep. Kathleen McCarty, local employers, community heroes   The Arc New London County hosts its annual meeting on Tuesday, June 27th, from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Mohegan Park Lakeside Pavilion in Norwich.    Families and people served by the agency, staff, Board members and state and local legislators will acknowledge The Arc NLC's ...read more
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Mystic, CT – The Beaudoin family has been tying nautical knots for 60 years in the Mystic area. Mystic Knotwork is currently located at 25 Cottrell St. in downtown Mystic. Their business has seen such remarkable growth that they are opening a second location at 2 Holmes St. The Grand Opening is scheduled for June 28, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 pm. The public is invited to help celebrate the growth of this ...read more
Monday, June 05, 2017
Guaranteed Cash & Prizes, Parties and World-Class Entertainment all Summer Long! Mashantucket, CT  – Foxwoods® Resort Casino continues its 25th Anniversary celebration with its biggest and best Summer of Dreams, its season-long promotion featuring world-class gaming, A-list entertainment, outdoor celebrity hosted pool parties, New England-style lobster dishes and the chance to win a share of over ...read more
Monday, June 05, 2017
Norwich, CT – Center for Hospice Care in Norwich would like to announce the start of a new bereavement support group for those who are Grieving the Loss of a Loved One Due to Addiction. Center for Hospice Care will be teaming up with Norwich Youth and Family Services to provide the facilitator, Angela Rae Duhaime, M.A. The group will meet at Center for Hospice Care Administrative Offices and ...read more
Monday, June 05, 2017
Monday, June 05, 2017
Groton, CT – Chelsea Groton Bank recently recognized eight employees for outstanding contributions to the Bank and community. Alyssa Bryan, Senior Direct Banking and eCommerce Representative; Megan Foster, Assistant Branch Manager at the Bank’s Center Groton branch; Kimberly Friend, Marketing Design & Communications Specialist; Tom Gouin, Senior Teller at the Bank’s Sprague branch; Alyssa Kumpf, ...read more
Friday, June 02, 2017
Gala Event Sponsored by Northstar Wealth Partners and Dominion  Old Lyme, CT – Join High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Saturday, June 10, 2017, and dance the night away to music of the Sultan’s during an inspirational and elegant evening to benefit High Hopes’ programs and participants.    Moon Dance is one of Eastern Connecticut’s premier gala events and features the toe-tapping sound of The ...read more
Friday, June 02, 2017
Shutters & Sails and Debbie Siena of Envoy Mortgage are teaming up to raise funds to benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Please join us for our silent auction from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Prizes include: golf for two on Fishers Island, an autographed Mets jersey, tickets to a Mets game, and many more great prizes!When: June 14, 2017Where: The Engine Room, 14 Holmes Street, MysticTime: 4:00-6:00 ...read more
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Canterbury, CT – Fulfill a dog’s needs and it will be forever loyal.   That’s the mantra of Jennifer Broome, owner of the long-established and highly esteemed QKDogs, a 100-acre kennel facility in the Quiet Corner of Connecticut.   An experienced dog handler and teacher, Broome founded her kennel in 2001 and recently rebranded and renamed it QKDogs, with the launch of an informative, ...read more
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Norwich, CT – The Chelsea Groton Foundation of Norwich has awarded $3,000 to The Arc New London County’s vocational/employment program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Funds will be used to offset costs of purchasing a commercial bakery oven for the agency’s Culinary Arts program. The Arc’s “Classic Crunch” cookies are sold at ShopRite New London and Norwich, ...read more
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Norwich, CT – Hundreds of cancer survivors, family members and caregivers are expected for the Backus Cancer Survivor’s Day celebration on Saturday, June 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hartford HealthCare East Region System Support Office, 11 Stott Avenue in Norwich. News 8 reporter and cancer survivor Renee Chmiel will be the keynote speaker.  The event is free and includes a picnic lunch and ...read more
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Draken Harald Hårfagre Will Host Guided Tours June 30-September 4 Mystic, CT – Mystic Seaport and the crew of the Viking longship Draken Harald Hårfagre announced today the ship will be open for public tours in Mystic this summer beginning June 30.   The reconstructed longship sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in 2016 to explore and relive one of the most mythological sea voyages: the first ...read more
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Every dog will receive free admission for one human between 9 a.m. and noon.Mystic, CT – Mystic Seaport is proud to be named the most pet-friendly attraction in Connecticut in 2017 by GoPetFriendly.com. But our tails are really wagging now because the two- and four-legged friends behind the travel website are coming to visit! Amy and Rod Burkert and their two dogs, Ty and Buster, will be at ...read more
Friday, May 26, 2017
Stonington Sounds Summer Music Festival Saturday, June 3 starting at 10am Stonington Sounds is a free music festival with concerts happening throughout the day in various outdoor/indoor locations in Stonington Borough anchored at La Grua Center and the Stonington Commons Green adjacent to La Grua Center. The festival will feature a diverse lineup of musicians from classical to jazz and is ...read more
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Thursday, May 25, 2017
Author and Political Commentator Gordon Chang Presents Trump and North Korea: War or Peace in Asia? We hope you can join us for the last meeting of the season.When: Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 5:30pm reception, 6:00pm presentationWhere: Old Lyme Middle School AuditoriumThe Topic: Trump and North Korea: War or Peace in Asia? His speech will address the current situation in volatile North Asia where ...read more
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut has named Campaign Co-chairs for the 2017 fundraising effort as William Louis, president of the MDA-UAW Local 571, AFL-CIO, and Nadine McBride, publisher of The Bulletin. Louis is chair of the Electric Boat Employees’ Community Services Association. He strongly believes in educating his fellow union members about the AFL-CIO Community Services partnership ...read more
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Are you ready to race? Register HERE for the 2017 Sails Up 4 Cancer Annual Regatta. Be there June 17, 2017 for the annual Sails Up 4 Cancer Annual Regatta & Shore Party + Wellness Expo. Register at: SU4C.ORG via Yachtscoring.com Questions? Bob Davis 860-383-5405 Post Regatta Party with Rock & Soul Revue!  Open Bar - BBQ - Silent Auction Open to the public! 5 PM, $25/per person Mystic ...read more
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Foxwoods is Buttering Guests Up with Delicious Lobster Dishes Across the Resort  Mashantucket, CT –  Foxwoods® Resort Casino is serving up a vast array of lobster entrées for this summer’s Lobster Madness from June 1 – September 5.  As part of Foxwoods’ Summer of Dreams 4, guests can eat their way around the resort enjoying the robust options of Lobster dishes, prepared to the style and cuisine ...read more
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Foxwoods is Sizzling Into Summer with the Hottest Acts in Music and Comedy, High-Flying Circus Performers and Connecticut’s Largest Pop Culture Convention!  Mashantucket, CT – The long-awaited months of summer are finally here, and Foxwoods® Resort Casino is excited to kick the season off with some of the best entertainment acts! The Grand and Fox Theaters will host GRAMMY award winning ...read more
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Want a great day out on the water while helping kids at the same time? Anglers are invited to sign up for the Connecticut Charter Party Boat Association’s (CCBA) 2nd annual deep sea fishing tournament to benefit Channel 3 Kids Camp on July 27 in Waterford. Raymarine is Presenting Sponsor of the event for the second straight year.CCPBA boats will gather at Mago Point Marina in Waterford on July 27 ...read more
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Friday, May 19, 2017
New London, CT – The Thames River Heritage Park water taxi season passes are now available for purchase at ThamesRiveHeritagePark.org. For a limited time Chelsea Groton Bank will donate $20 to the Park for every season pass sold up to $1,000.  The season pass is an extraordinary deal. For $50, a season pass holder gets unlimited rides on the water taxi ‑ all days, all season   Now in its second ...read more
Friday, May 19, 2017
New London, CT – The Thames River Heritage Park is looking for volunteers who want to create positive and memorable experiences for visitors and residences who ride the Water Taxi and who visit the local heritage sites within the Park. Volunteers are needed Friday – Sunday beginning Memorial Day weekend through mid-September in 2- and 4-hour shifts between 10 a.m. and  6 p.m. Volunteers will be ...read more
Friday, May 19, 2017
Performers from Around the World Gather to Celebrate Music of the Sea  Mystic, CT – Musicians from around the world will come to Mystic Seaport to celebrate the musical traditions of the Golden Age of Sail at the 38th annual Sea Music Festival, Thursday through Sunday, June 8-11. The Festival is the premier sea music event in North America.   This year’s roster includes musicians from Great ...read more
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Lieutenant Commander Jeremy McKenzie, US Coast Guard Academy resents about unexpected partnerships - how the U.S. Coast Guard cooperates with Russia in the arctic We hope you can join us for this month's meeting.When: Thursday, May 25, 2017, 5:30pm reception, 6:00pm presentationWhere: Crozier Hall (Student Center, second floor) at Connecticut College, Mohegan Ave, New LondonThe Topic: The ...read more
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Agency Honors Credit Union for Partnership Spanning Four DecadesWaterford, CT – Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has received two Chairman’s Awards from the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut in recognition of Charter Oak’s longtime partnership with the Gales Ferry-based social services agency. United Way bestowed its Loyal Company of the Year Award and its Benefactor Award to Charter Oak ...read more
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Chamber Urges State to Lift Cap on Business Tax CreditsBusiness growth in southeastern Connecticut is being hampered by government restrictions limiting the amount of business tax credits for research and development.   According to the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut, companies can earn research and development tax credits by making investments in a skilled workforce, specialized lab ...read more
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Norwich, CT – The Gales Ferry chapter of the Knights of Columbus awarded $500 to The Arc New London County as part of the proceeds from its 2016 Tootsie Roll Drive. Thanks to the continued support of the Knights of Columbus, The Arc is able to provide recreation programs and activities, including Special Olympics, to over 170 participants with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) ...read more
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Groton, CT – The Center for Financial Training (CFT) recently honored 12 Chelsea Groton Bank employees – Lauren Arpin of North Stonington, Alyssa Bryan of Gales Ferry, Kelly Burke of Mystic, Mary Conti of Stonington, Dawn DeCristofaro of Ledyard, Ruth Eckhoff of Lebanon, Colleen Kluberdanz of Pawcatuck, Lisa Lamphere of Quaker Hill, Jessica L’Heureux of Groton, Elizabeth Owen of Norwich, Marjarie ...read more
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Looking to expand your business? Have a great idea and a well thought out business plan that will create jobs? Attend this workshop with SBA’s Economic Development Specialist Jessica Rivera to gain insight into the availability of resources to help you meet your goals.   Date: Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 Time:  9:30AM – 11:00AM EDTLocation: Old Saybrook Town Hall, 302 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT ...read more
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Tesla's Direct Sales Model May Endanger CT Dealerships All over the country, automaker Tesla has been fighting battles in several states to be able to sell their cars directly to consumers. In Connecticut, it is illegal for Tesla to sell their vehicles because of a dealer franchise law that prohibits car manufacturers from selling directly to consumers.   The law was put in place to provide ...read more
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Business Profile: International Wire Dies Tucked away in quiet Gilman, CT is International Wire Dies. Its placid setting on the Yantic River belies its international nature. This small eastern CT manufacturer with a staff of seven does business throughout the U.S., Poland, Germany, Mexico, Israel, and China.    True to its name, International Wire Dies (IWD) is an eastern CT manufacturer ...read more
Monday, May 15, 2017
Seeking Runners, Walkers, Sponsors, and Volunteers   The seventeenth annual Twilight Trail Run to benefit Safe Futures (formerly the Women’s Center of Southeastern CT) will take place on Friday June 2nd at 6:00PM at Bluff Point and Haley Farm in Groton, CT. More information, an application, and the link to on-line registration can be found at www.twilighttrailrun.com.   The Twilight Trail Run ...read more
Monday, May 15, 2017
Lieutenant Commander Jeremy McKenzie, US Coast Guard Academy Presents: "The Bering Strait: Reducing Risk Through International Cooperation and Capability Improvements" We hope you can join us for this month's meeting.When: Tuesday, May 25, 2017, 5:30pm reception, 6:00pm presentationWhere: Crozier Hall (Student Center, second floor) at Connecticut College, Mohegan Ave, New LondonThe Topic: The ...read more
Friday, May 12, 2017
Don't Miss Out!    Tuesday, May 16 at noon Weather forecast: sun & 69 degrees Green fairways and blue skies    Only $125 per person Grab your coworkers, subcontractors, friends and family   Join us at our Golf Outing Great fun! Lots of prizes!   River Ridge Golf Course 259 Preston Road in Griswold   Don't golf, then plan to join us for dinner! Don't miss out.Register now for this ...read more
Friday, May 12, 2017
Mystic, CT – Mystic Seaport will present its 2017 America and the Sea Award to David Rockefeller Jr. and Sailors for the Sea. Given annually by the Museum, the prestigious award recognizes individuals or organizations whose contribution to the history, arts, business, or sciences of the sea best exemplify the American character.   Sailors for the Sea, which was co-founded by Rockefeller, works ...read more
Friday, May 12, 2017
Norwich, CT – The Arc New London County received a $15,000 Southeast General grant from the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut to expand its aquaponics program located in Ledyard. A portion of the grant was made possible through the Baker Costa Mallette Fund. The Arc’s aquaponics program is part of its agriculture and organic/green farming micro-enterprise, which trains and employs ...read more
Friday, May 12, 2017
“This is a long overdue investment in the city’s future and will also provide essential water service to surrounding communities”  Hartford, CT – State Senator Heather Somers (R-Groton) released the following statement regarding the State Bonding Commission’s funding approval for two projects that will improve the quality of life in the City of Groton and the entire region.   “This is a long ...read more
Friday, May 12, 2017
Celebrating greatnessOld Lyme, CT – High Hopes Therapeutic Riding in Old Lyme is hosting the Annual Horse Show Days celebrating the achievements of its riders and participants over the last academic year.    The event is a week -long celebration of the work and progress of each class throughout the week, Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm.  Each class will be presented with the award ribbons by ...read more
Thursday, May 11, 2017
UCFS is pleased to announce that our Plainfield, Griswold and Norwich Health Centers have been recognized as Level 3 (highest level) Patient Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).  This is the second time UCFS has achieved Level 3 Patient Centered Medical recognition from NCQA for all three primary care locations. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home ...read more
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Groton, CT – Giusy Beaman, Assistant Secretary, Branch Operations Manager in the Bank’s Norwichtown branch; Penni Harlow, Assistant Secretary, Branch Manager of the Bank’s Mystic and Mystic Auto branches;  and Jennifer Seuferling, Branch Manager of the Bank’s North Stonington branch recently graduated from the Connecticut Bankers Association’s Connecticut School of Finance and Management ...read more
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut hosted its Campaign Celebration event on May 5th to recognize local businesses and organizations that ran outstanding fundraising campaigns and volunteer year-round on behalf of United Way. More than 350 community leaders and volunteers gathered at Mohegan Sun to celebrate around the theme "Anyone can be a hero."The Campaign Celebration was sponsored by ...read more
Categories: General
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Norwich, CT – The Ledyard Garden Club made a generous contribution to the Arc New London County’s Farm Stand this season, providing $200 for vegetable seedlings and tools. Located at 1671 Center Groton Rd (117) in Ledyard, the Arc’s Farm Stand employs people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who receive training in all aspects of vegetable farming, including maintenance, ...read more
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Mystic, CT – Mystic Museum of Art’s Art After Dark concert series continues Tuesday, May 16 with a performance by The Troublemakers. In addition, the event will feature Pizzetta pizza, drinks, live art by Mary Horrigan and balloon art by April Brunelle. Now in its seventh year, the family friendly Art After Dark series integrates various art forms on the museum grounds, introduces children to ...read more
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Groton, CT – Groton Utilities has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. David Lynch, Assistant Director of Utility Operations at Marquette Board of Light and Power, Michigan and chair of the Association’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designations on May 8 during the Association’s ...read more
Monday, May 08, 2017
Museum Kicks off Season with Family Activities, Decoration Day ObservanceMystic, CT – Mystic Seaport will kick off the start of the summer season over Memorial Day weekend with Salute to Summer, a celebration of the best New England has to offer when the weather turns warm.   The event runs Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28 and includes historic games and activities, boat rides, planetarium shows, ...read more
Monday, May 08, 2017
CURE Innovation Commons, Connecticut Technology Council  & Crossroads Venture Group  invite you to join us for    The Annual Bioscience & Technology Community Picnic June 13th – 5:00-7:00 PM at The Commons   Catch up with colleagues. Celebrate the start of the summer. Enjoy live music, great food, local oysters, beer and wine.  You are also invited to attend the CURE Annual Meeting from ...read more
Friday, May 05, 2017
On behalf of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, we invite you to participate in the 9th Annual Education Golf Tournament which will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at our award-winning Lake of Isles. Registration and lunch will begin at 11 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. For your convenience, the Lake of Isles practice range will also be available before the shotgun ...read more
Friday, May 05, 2017
Stonington, CT – New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) announced this year's winning artists for the statewide calendar drawing contest entitled "Long Island Sound and Its Watershed: What It Means to Me."The annual drawing contest is open to all Connecticut students currently in Grades K-6. Grace McKee of Niantic Center School was named the overall winner. Her artwork will be featured on ...read more
Friday, May 05, 2017
Groton, CT – Chelsea Groton Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of four employees, following a Board of Trustees meeting.   “Chelsea Groton Bank has been successful for over 160 years because of the hard-working team of people we have here,” said Michael Rauh, President and CEO of Chelsea Groton Bank. “Each of the employees earning a promotion has shown a high level of dedication to their ...read more
Friday, May 05, 2017
CREDABEL CORAL LABORATORY & GALLERY 153 BANK STREET, UNIT 2, NEW LONDON   Please celebrate with us as we open our doors!  RIBBON CUTTING Friday, May 12, 5-6 p.m. Open to the public  •  Refreshments will be served  OPEN HOUSE Saturday, May 13 from 6-10 p.m. Open to the public  •  Refreshments will be served   Tanks of captive-grown coral  •  Door prizes  •  Art activities for ...read more
Thursday, May 04, 2017
New London Youth Affairs is a Youth Service Bureau which promotes positive outcomes for children, youth, and families by supporting a wide range of comprehensive services and collaborations. Join us as we celebrate 27 years of service to the New London community by donating $2.70, $27.00, $270.00, etc. Any donation is welcome.Early Childhood Family Center * Whale's Tales Children’s Book Bank * ...read more
Thursday, May 04, 2017
New London, CT – The Thames River Heritage Park water taxi service on the Thames River will begin its second season of operation Friday, May 26, 2017.  The service connects Fort Trumbull in New London to the downtown New London Historic Waterfront District and Fort Griswold in Groton, and runs Friday through Sunday from 10 AM to 9 PM. until September 17, 2017 . The water taxis are authentic Navy ...read more
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Waterford, CT – Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has earned the top 5-Star “Superior” rating from BauerFinancial Inc. for its year-end 2016 financial performance, confirming that Charter Oak remains one of the strongest financial institutions in the nation. “We’re pleased to again earn this top five-star rating, which is indicative of our continuing financial strength as well as our prudent ...read more
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
André J. Messier Jr, Chairman of the Board of Directors of EasternSavings Bank today announced the appointment of Lisa H. Griffin as interim President and CEO of the bank. She joined Eastern in 2004 and since 2014 has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the locally governed institution. In making the announcement, Messier said “Lisa brings over 30 years of experience ...read more
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Lisa M. Sanders Business Consultant and Founder/Owner of HR Masterpiece, L.L.C.  to offer a four-part HR Educational series in partnership with Foundry 66, Norwich, CT  May 25, 2017 at Foundry 66  4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.http://web.norwichchamber.com/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=2454  Introduction & overview This series consists of 4 one-hour discussions providing a brief introduction & ...read more
Monday, May 01, 2017
Learn to use your flash creatively in outdoor daylight settings Join this unique workshop taught aboard a moving ship and learn how to use flash to create some really cool photos in outside daylight with different background treatment.   Sunday, May 21st, 2017, 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. aboard Argia   Cost: $75 per person, advance ticket purchase highly suggested. Space limited to 35 ppl. Book ...read more
Monday, May 01, 2017
Business owners wear a lot of hats and frequently have them spinning. There are a lot of things to do, and unfortunately no way to add any hours to the day or to work any harder. So it’s vital to learn to work smarter! This workshop with business coach Tom Gezo presents tools, tips and techniques to help you work smarter and improve your productivity.   Date: Thursday, May 25th, ...read more
Monday, May 01, 2017
Horses Healing Humans has launched our latest equine therapy program with Lulu, a 13-year-old Miniature horse completing Pet Partners Society Certification and beginning her Outreach Ambassador assignments. This Equine Activity Program opens itself to all needs within our community. At 34 inches tall, or 8.5 hands, Lulu is the ideal height for interactions such as nuzzling, being hugged, and ...read more
Monday, May 01, 2017
Is 2017 going to be the year that you buy a home? Do you have questions about mortgage financing, applications, appraisals, assessments, inspections?   Do you qualify for government lending programs?   CorePlus Federal Credit Union will host a Home Buyer Seminar on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 5.30pm – 7.00pm.  The seminar will be held at CorePlus’ Waterford location at 67 Lathrop Road, ...read more
Friday, April 28, 2017
Norwich, CT – Center for Hospice Care is excited to welcome Dr. Vanessa Johnson, MD, MPH as its new Medical Director for its Hospice and Palliative care program. Dr. Johnson is board certified in Hospice/Palliative Medicine, Hematology, Oncology and Internal Medicine.   Dr. Johnson received her medical degree from the Cornell University Medical College in New York, NY, and completed her ...read more
Friday, April 28, 2017
Mystic’s favorite schooner Argia has returned to their original berth at Steamboat Wharf, south of the Bascule Drawbridge in Downtown Mystic. Sailing cruises begin May 5, 2017.   From 1974 to 2001 the two-masted topsail schooner docked and launched from Steamboat Wharf, river-side of the Steamboat Inn. Then Steamboat Wharf owners Paul Connor, John McGee and Wes Maxwell built the Valiant, a 98 ...read more
Friday, April 28, 2017
Stonington, CT – New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) welcomes Marggie Slichter as their new Director of Advancement. Slichter is the former the Director of Alumni and Parent Giving Programs at Northfield Mount Hermon School (Mount Hermon, MA). Slichter has over 15 years of experience in fundraising and managing volunteers at Northfield Mount Hermon School. She has been a longtime ...read more
Friday, April 28, 2017
Taxpayers who have a tax debt they cannot pay may have heard that they can settle their tax debt for less than the full amount owed. It’s called an Offer in Compromise. Before applying for an Offer in Compromise, here are some things to know: In general, the IRS cannot accept a settlement offer if the taxpayer can afford to pay what they owe. Taxpayers should first explore other payment options. ...read more
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
 MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE HERE The World Affairs Councils of America has selected SECWAC as one of only six councils nationwide to host The Future of Korea – 2017 panel.  This panel discussion comes at a pivotal time for both the USA and its long-term ally, the Republic of Korea.  Saber rattling from the North, new administrations in both countries by this meeting, and possible trade issues are ...read more
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Foxwoods Shows Appreciation For Ocean State Residents With ”Rhode Trip” Month  Foxwoods® Resort Casino, the Northeast’s premier resort destination, is celebrating its 25th Anniversary by continuing their commitment to local guests and offering an array of unparalleled experiences all year long. Throughout the month of May, Foxwoods is rewarding Rhode Island guests with exciting offers and prizes ...read more
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Now located outside of the Bridge: more time under sail! We are excited to announce that Argia is moving back to her old home at Steamboat Wharf, South of the Drawbridge and across the River. Without the Drawbridge to negotiate, our time under sail increases. It will also be really fun to be part of the vibrant downtown scene on the West side of the River! At her new berth, Argia now offers FOUR ...read more
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Mystic, CT – Quentin Snediker has been named the Clark Senior Curator for Watercraft at Mystic Seaport. His role will be to provide direction and leadership in the preservation and development of the Museum’s watercraft collection, which presently numbers more than 500 vessels of all sizes, ranging from small rowboats and kayaks to four National Historic Landmarks, including the 1841 whaleship ...read more
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Financial highlights and other successes were shared during the Bank’s 162nd Annual Meeting  Groton, CT – Chelsea Groton Bank held its 162nd annual meeting of Bank officers, Board members and Corporators on Monday, April 24 at the Mystic Marriott in Groton, Connecticut. President and CEO Michael Rauh reported on the Bank’s 2016 results.   As of December 31, 2016, Chelsea Groton’s total assets ...read more
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The Lyme Art Association presents the annual showcase of the best new works of art by Elected Artists Members. These artists are professionals of note and significance whose works are known, collected, and exhibited throughout the country, as well as along the Shoreline. Gallery Manager Jocelyn Zallinger says, "Each year this exhibition fills the gallery with some of the finest representational ...read more
Categories: General
Monday, April 24, 2017
Mystic Area Shelter and Hospitality needs your help striking out family homelessness!   Mystic Area Shelter and Hospitality’s annual gala is set for May 5 at Mystic Seaport’s North Lawn and River Room at Latitude 41°. The sports-themed fun begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes games, gourmet tailgating fare, open bar, major league silent and live auctions, and dancing to the beat of Power Posse. ...read more
Friday, April 21, 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017
Web Conference Series for Tax Professionals   Two 75-minute Sessions Available for each topic:  Session 1 – 11am Eastern; 10am Central; 9am Mountain; 8am Pacific; 5am Hawaii Session 2 * – 2pm Eastern; 1pm Central; 12pm Mountain; 11am Pacific; 8am Hawaii *Closed captioning offered for Session 2 web conferences ONLY.   Understanding Correspondence Examinations  May 11, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. ...read more
Friday, April 21, 2017
Stonington, CT – Horses Healing Humans, Inc. is pleased to announce their new Tuesday Night Events Series. Three Tuesdays of every month, Horses Healing Humans will host a different monthly event.  The first Tuesday is the Iron Chef Dinner, which is followed by the Guest Artist on the second Tuesday of every month.  The fourth Tuesday of the month is the Guest Lecturer event.  This series is ...read more
Friday, April 21, 2017
We Want to Rendezvous with You! Mystified’s newest adventure Rendezvous with the Renaissance is now open! You are a Victorian traveller, making your way on your very own Grand  European Tour! You have arrived at your hotel in Italy only to find your luggage has been mixed up with another traveller! As you investigate the contents of the trunks, you find a strange journal with clues to the ...read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Groton, CT – Chelsea Groton Bank was once again a top performer, earning the coveted 5-Star rating from BAUERFINANCIAL, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm. A five-star rating indicates that this bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and more. Chelsea Groton Bank has earned and maintained this top rating for 92 consecutive quarters, earning it even higher ...read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017
This informative workshop with Social Media Strategist April Heavens-Woodcock will help you make sense of all the social media possibilities, and show you the right strategies, tools and tactics to make your small business marketing efforts as effective as possible.   Date: Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 Time:  10:00AM – 11:30AM EDTLocation: Guilford Fire Department, 390 Church Street, Guilford, CT ...read more
Friday, April 14, 2017
Respected media marketer Maria Miranda will show you how to effectively welcome and engage visitors to your website, as well as how to capture their information and retarget them with further communication. Sponsored by Dime Bank.Date: CHANGED FROM Thurs., April 20th to Thurs., May 11th, 2017Time:  6:00PM – 7:30PM EDTLocation: Dime Bank, 290 Salem Turnpike, Norwich, CT 06360 Reserve Your ...read more
Friday, April 14, 2017
Join us Wednesday, April 19th at 11:30 am at Langley’s Restaurant at Great Neck Country Club for our monthly luncheon meeting, Employment Law with Meredith Diette, Esq.    Meredith Diette, Esq. will speak on employment law. This presentation will offer dos and don’ts to provide an employer with general guidance and describe typical obstacles related to employment law.   In employment law, ...read more
Friday, April 14, 2017
Originally published in the Norwich Bulletin on April 11, 2017 Franklin, CT – Since its founding six years ago, Sails Up 4 Cancer has donated thousands of dollars to organizations, including the Children’s Cancer Research Fund and the Visiting Nurses Association of Southeast Connecticut. It also has helped dozens of New London County cancer patients pay their bills and put food on the table. On ...read more
Friday, April 14, 2017
Eastern CT – The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut announced it is hosting a Brochure Swap for tourism industry businesses on Wednesday, April 19th at 10 a.m. at its office on 914 Hartford Turnpike Suite 206, in Waterford.   Businesses are encouraged to bring their brochures, rack cards, or menus to trade with others. CTM Media Group will arrange to have the materials brought from