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RETIREMENT

After 31 years, Dr. Mark T. Fallon, DMD, will be retiring from Mystic Dental Group effective Dec. 31.

WORKSHOPS

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT is offering a webinar “Top Tourism Marketing Tips” with experts from some of the region’s leading tourism entities on Oct. 8, 10-11:30 a.m. Panelists include Michelle Williams, Director of Social Media, Mohegan Sun; Amanda Wheeler, Reservations Sales Specialist, Mystic Aquarium; Jennifer Johnson, VP, Loyalty Marketing, Foxwoods; and Amy Perry, Executive Director, Thames River Heritage Park. Cost is $25. For more information or to register, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

SCORE will host:

“Fundamentals of Starting or Growing Your Business, #2: Customer and Competition,” Wednesday, Oct. 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

“Fundamentals of Starting or Growing Your Business, #3: Marketing and Sales Basics,” Wednesday, Oct. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

“Fundamentals of Starting or Growing Your Business, #4: Digital Marketing Must-Haves,” Wednesday, Oct. 23, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

“Fundamentals of Starting or Growing Your Business, #5: Show Me the Money!”, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

All sessions are free and at United Bank, 654 Long Hill Road, Groton, and presented by Arlene Saffron, Eric Munro and Anne Driscoll. For more information contact Anne Driscoll at [email protected].

The Women’s Business Development Council will host:

“Personal Finance Counseling,” Samantha Cross, coach, on Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., WBDC, 300 State St, Ste. 419, New London.

“So You Want to Buy a Business,” Sharon K. Lewis, instructor, Monday, Oct. 28, 5:307:30 p.m., WBDC, 300 State St, Ste. 419, New London.

“Arts Mean Business: Cultivating the Creative Economy,” Community Coffee Panel Discussion, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 9:30-11 a.m., Café Otis, 80 Broadway, Norwich.

“Let’s Talk Real Estate” Molly Bruno, instructor, Nov. 8, 9-10:30 a.m., The Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Ave., Stonington.

Programs are free. Register at www.ctwbdc.org or contact Susan Hackett at [email protected].

NETWORKING

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will join Chelsea Groton Bank, 391 Norwich-Westerly Road, North Stonington, on Oct. 17, 8-9:30 a.m. for Coffee with the Chamber. There is no cost to attend. For more information, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Coffee Break with Eric Gjede, CBIA VP from Government Affairs, on Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 8-9 a.m. at the New London County Mutual Insurance, 101 High St., Norwich. $5 members and $10 non-members. Continental breakfast will be provided. For more information, visit www.norwichchamber.com or call (860) 887-1647.

The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Career Expo on Friday, Oct. 25 from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 10 Laura Boulevard, Norwich. The chamber is looking for businesses and manufacturers to meet with students throughout the day. For questions or to attend, contact Angela Adams at (860) 887-1647 or [email protected]. Visit www.norwichchamber.com/events for more details.

The Young Professionals of Eastern Connecticut will participate in “Beers and Buccaneers” aboard Lady Catherine Cruises, 80 Harbor Drive, Middletown on Oct. 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hosted by the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat and Suburban Professionals Achieving Real Change. For more information or to register, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT and the Lyme-Old Lyme Chamber of Commerce will host State of the Shoreline at Flanders Fish Market and Restaurant, East Lyme, on Oct. 18, 7:45-9:15 a.m. State of the Shoreline features updates from East Lyme First Selectman Mark Nickerson, Old Lyme First Selectwoman Bonnie Reemsynder and Waterford First Selectman Dan Steward. Cost is $12 for members, $20 for nonmembers and includes a continental breakfast. For more information or to register, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT and the Southeastern Cultural Coalition will host a Culture Connects meets Business After Hours at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Oct. 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration is $15 for Chamber members and Coalition partners, $25 for nonmembers before Oct. 16, with an additional $5 after. For more information or to register, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a Business Breakfast on Oct. 23, 7:45-9:15 a.m., at Latitude 41 in Mystic titled Minding the Skills Gap: Workforce Development, Recruitment, and Retention. The program will include Mark Hill, Chief Operating Officer of the Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board. Following the program, a mini-expo of local agencies involved in workforce development will be available for information and networking. Cost is $17 for members, $25 for nonmembers before Oct. 21, with an additional $5 after. For more information or to register, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

GRAND OPENINGS

Scott and Stephanie Hunter have opened the state’s first CBD American Shaman retail store in Lu Mac’s Plaza, Route 2, Preston. CBD American Shaman became the first CBD hemp-based, brick-and-mortar franchise in 2018 and now has over 300 locations nationwide. For 22 years, the Hunters have owned and operated Preston Market in the plaza. Their CBD American Shaman storefront operates from the same location. The store is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and on Sundays from noon-6 p.m. For more information, visit www.cbdreliefct.com.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT celebrates the grand opening of The Baker’s Dozen, 1506 Route 12, Gales Ferry, on Oct. 11, 8-10 a.m. The ribbon cutting will be held at 8:30 a.m. For more information, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.

EXPANSION

Shipman & Goodwin LLP is expanding its Trusts & Estates practice with the addition of Suzanne D. Kitchings and Edward “Ted” B. Potter, who founded Kitchings & Potter LLC in 1997. Kitchings and Potter, who will serve as counsel at Shipman & Goodwin, and two paralegals will remain in their Old Lyme offices, which will become a Shipman & Goodwin office. Shipman & Goodwin trusts & estates partners Bryon W. Harmon and Danielle P. Ferrucci, as well as other Shipman & Goodwin trusts and estates attorneys, will work in the Old Lyme office at 5-1 Davis Road East. For more information, visit www.shipmangoodwin.com

GIVING

Panera Bread is once again partnering with the Connecticut Cancer Foundation, formerly the Connecticut Sports Foundation, during its 18th annual “Pink Ribbon Bagel” promotion. Throughout the month of October, 10 cents from each Pink Ribbon Bagel sold will go toward helping the CCF assist local families battling breast cancer with rent/mortgage, utilities, transportation, medications and more. Participating Connecticut locations include Foxwoods Resort & Casino, Groton, Waterford and Lisbon. Additional beneficiaries of the Pink Ribbon Bagel promotion include the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. For more information, visit www.panerabreadhbg.com and www.ctcancerfoundation.org.

Through Oct. 31 visitors to Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets will be able to participate in a variety of programs to help support Susan G. Komen. Shoppers can visit any of the participating retailers including: Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Michael Kors Outlet, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, UGG Outlet and Under Armour to make a donation. Simon will donate $1 to Komen for each specially marked Visa Simon Giftcard purchased. Also, for a donation of $1 or more to Komen, shoppers will receive a pink sticker on which they can write the name of their hero and place on the More Than Pink Hero Wall. In 2018, Simon raised more than $550,000 to benefit Susan G. Komen. 

HONORS

Liberty Bank has been named a Hartford Courant Top Workplace for the eighth straight year. This is the second time in the last three years that Liberty garnered the number one ranking among Connecticut large employers. Of more than 600 companies invited to participate, Liberty Bank was one of 60 local companies and organizations to make the 2019 list. For more information, visit www.liberty-bank.com.

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