Colette Currier of Waterford has been named Executive Director of Creamery Brook Retirement Village in Brooklyn, Conn. Creamery Brook Village provides independent living and assisted living services for nearly 100 residents. Most recently, she served as Director of Sales and Marketing for Benchmark Senior Living in Niantic. She also was charged with sales and marketing at Masonicare at Mystic. Currier is a graduate of Montville High School and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science from University of Hartford. She also is certified in Geriatric Health by University of Hartford.
SCORE will host:
“The ABCs of a Business Plan and Understanding a SWOT Analysis,” with Economic Development Specialist Tanisha Baptiste of the Small Business Administration, Tuesday, March 29, 10 to 11:30 a.m.. Zoom
“Advertising on and Measuring the Impact of Facebook and Instagram,” sponsored by Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, with Brand Manager Meghan Crawford of Miranda Creative, Wednesday, March 30, 10–11:30 a.m., Zoom.
“Fundamentals for Starting Your Business” Session #1: “What’s the Big Idea?”, Tuesday, April 5, noon to 1:30 p.m., Zoom.
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The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut will host a Business After Hours and Ribbon Cutting event at The Light House Homestead and Stables, New London County’s newest disability services facility, on April 27. Register at www.ChamberECT.com/events.
Dr. Raja Mangipudy, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Drug Safety Research and Development, Groton Site Director at Pfizer, will provide an overview April 27 and update Pfizer’s latest work on the COVID-19 vaccine and therapies. Register at www.ChamberECT.com/events or 860-701-9113.
The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut’s Annual Meeting, followed by our ECTy Award celebration, will be held March 31. Sponsored by Pat Munger Construction. Register at www.ChamberECT.com/events.
The Town of Stonington and Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce are accepting applications for the Stonington Covid Response Grant. The grant offers a chance for a one-time allocation of funds to help small businesses and nonprofits. The program is funded with $62,000 of the town’s American Rescue Plan Act allocation. Grants require a 100% match by the applicant. There are 2 type of Grants available: Physical Improvement grants capped at $10,000 and COVID-related reimbursement capped at $2,500.
Applications will be considered for privately held businesses and nonprofit organizations located, registered, and licensed (if applicable) to operate in Stonington. Deadline to appl is March 31. Grant details may be found at www.stonington-ct.gov/selectmens-office/pages/stonington-covid-response-grants and www.oceanchamber.org/business-links.
Chelsea Groton Bank has earned the “Best of Bauer Bank” status from BauerFinancial, Inc. This distinction is reserved solely for institutions that have earned Bauer’s highest (5-Star) rating consistently for at least 25 consecutive years. This is the 112th consecutive quarter that Chelsea Groton Bank has earned a 5-Star rating. For more information, visit www.bauerfinancial.com and www.chelseagroton.com.
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