Thomas Curry Jr., P.E., S.E., has joined GNCB Consulting Engineers, P.C., in Old Saybrook as Senior Engineer. He joins the firm with eight years of experience in the design of low-rise, mid-rise, and high-rise building structures. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut (M.S. and B.S.) and a life-long resident of Connecticut.
Three local residents joined the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center’s Board of Trustees on March 10: Trad Dart of Mystic, Eileen C Duggan of Waterford and Stacy Eder Smith of Guilford. The Board of Trustees of the Nature Center also includes President Karen L. Stone, Vice President Dorrit Castle, Secretary Richard B. Steele, Treasurer Rowland Stebbins II, Claudia Bachmann-Bouchard, Jess Brown, Stanton Ching, Steven Dodd, Jason Guyot, Jennifer Herbst, Fatima Matos, Robert Martin,Rebecca Nolan, Ana M. Schneider, Steve Solley and Fred Ziegler.
“Fundamentals for Starting Your Business Session #2: Customers & Competition,” Tuesday, April 6, 5:30-7 p.m., Zoom.
“Fundamentals for Starting Your Business, Session #3: Marketing & Sales Basics,” Tuesday, April 13, 5:30-7 p.m., Zoom.
“Fundamentals for Starting Your Business, Session #4: Digital Marketing Must-Haves, ” Tuesday, April 20, 5:30-7 p.m., Zoom.
“Fundamentals for Starting Your Business, Session #5: Show Me the Money,” Tuesday, April 27, 5:30-7 p.m., Zoom.
“Advertising on and Measuring the Impact of Facebook,” Barbara Paquin from Miranda Creative, Thursday, April 22, noon–1:30 p.m., Zoom.
Contact for questions/info: Anne Driscoll at email@example.com.
Chelsea Groton Bank‘s 8-week “CU Grow: Online Small Business Bootcamp” will continue on Tuesdays from noon-1 p.m. and Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. in April and May. The free small business series is offered through the bank’s financial education program, Chelsea University, in partnership with the Norwich Community Development Corporation and the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce. To learn more and to register, visit www.ChelseaGroton.com/ChelseaUniversity.
The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce is offering a Virtual Speed Networking event on Wednesday, April 14 from 5:15-6:30 pm. The program is free for members, $15 for non-members and pre-registration is required. Call 401-596-7761 for more information.
The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a virtual Business Breakfast with Gov. Ned Lamont on Wednesday, April 7, 9–10 a.m. Registration is $10 for members, $20 for nonmembers. To learn more or register, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.
The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host Coffee & Contacts: Virtual Networking with the Chamber on Tuesday, April 13, 8:30–9:30 a.m. The event is free to attend with Zoom link provided upon registration. To learn more or register, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.
The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce will host a networking luncheon Friday, April 30 at noon at Venice restaurant on Shore Road, Westerly. $23 for chamber members and $30 for nonmembers. Price includes a $5 per person donation to support the Frank Olean Center whose newly appointed Executive Director, Ruth Tureckova, will be the guest speaker. To register contact 401-596-7761.
The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce will bring back its “Sunday Funday” series each Sunday on High Street in downtown Westerly from April 18 – May 16 from noon to 8 p.m. The event offers three live bands each day, shopping, dining and beverage specials in the outdoor market, which is closed to vehicles. Various pop-up artists and retail booths participate each week. Free admission, masks required to enter and social distancing rules apply. For more information, contact Lkonicki@oceanchamber.org.
Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 25th Annual Virtu Art Festival to be held July 17 and 18 in Wilcox Park, Westerly. Artists may register at www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=9291
The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its Citizen of the Year Award. An honoree from the two-state region will be selected and celebrated at the annual dinner on June 15 at 6 p.m. at Paddy’s Beach Club in Misquamicut. For more information visit www.Oceanchamber.org.