SCORE will host the following workshops:

“QuickBooks: Advanced & Hands-On,” Thursday, Oct. 18, 10:00 a.m.-noon, Chester Town Hall, 203 Middlesex Ave.

“The ABCs of a Business Plan and Understanding a SWOT Analysis,” Wednesday, Oct. 17, 5:30-7 p.m., East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, Niantic. Presenter is Economic Development Specialist Tanisha Baptiste of the Small Business Administration.

For more information, contact Anne Driscoll at

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a seminar about ConnectiCare Medicare Plan Information on Monday, Oct. 15, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at 914 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford (2nd floor), presented by Mark Lee of Mark Lee and Associates. Admission is free and open to the public. RSVP by visiting or call 860-701-9113.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a workshop about “The Organized Office” on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Chamber’s office, 914 Hartford Turnpike, 2nd floor, Waterford. Workshop presenter Lesley Ingves of Clear Pathway, LLC will explain how disorganization and clutter can affect many components of one’s workday and offer nine basic principles to organize any space and achieve full functionality. Admission is free for Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT members, $10 for non-members. Reserve your spot and find additional info at or call (860) 701-9113.


The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce will host their monthly Business After Hours event on Oct. 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Mystic Luxury Cinemas. A screening of the movie “Mystic Pizza,” released 30 years ago, will be available at 6:45 p.m. and is included in the price of admission. Members $10, guests $20. Register at or 860-572-9578.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT has announced a lineup of speakers for its Diversity in Leadership Business Breakfast on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. at Hilton Mystic, 20 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic. At this breakfast-time event, local immigrant business leaders will highlight their paths to success and share the struggles they faced along the way. Panelists include restaurant owner Tai Au; Sunil Bhatia, Professor and Chair of the Human Development Department at Connecticut College; Ornet Hines, AVP and Branch Manager for Liberty Bank’s Norwich Branch; and David Preka, owner of The Advanced Group and President of the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Eastern CT. The panel will be moderated by Len Wolman, Chairman and CEO of the Waterford Hotel Group. Admission is $17 for Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT members, $25 for non-members, and includes breakfast provided by Hilton Mystic. RSVP in advance to avoid paying an additional $5 fee for walk-ins at or call (860) 701-9113. Waterford Hotel Group and the Chamber’s Community Concierge program are sponsors.

The Young Professionals of Eastern CT will host their annual Halloween-themed YPsocial networking event on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Chapter One Food and Drink, 32 West Main St., Mystic. Young professionals from throughout the region are invited to attend dressed in their Halloween best for a costume contest, prizes, prime networking time, and complimentary food and beverages. Admission is free for members of YPECT. Non-member/guest admission is $10. Learn more and RSVP at or call the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT at 860-701-9113.

Nancy D. (Seely) Butler, CFP, CDFA, CLTC, a motivational speaker and author, will be the morning speaker for “The Well Healed Women,” a one-day conference presented by Lawrence + Memorial Hospital. Her topic is “Living life to the fullest. You have one life to live….tips and tricks to make it the best it can be, regardless of your age.” The event will be held Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Mystic Marriott from 11 a.m.– 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided. For more information, go to


The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT is seeking nominations for its annual Social Service Awards, honoring members of the social service community who have gone above and beyond in positively impacting the people of eastern CT. One outstanding citizen will be recognized with the new SAVA Insurance Group Guided by Heart Award, while additional awards will be presented to a volunteer of the year, staff member of the year, executive director of the year, and board member of the year. Honorees will be recognized at the Chamber’s annual Business Breakfast Honoring Social Service Agencies, taking place on Nov. 30 at Holiday Inn, 10 Laura Boulevard, Norwich. Start your nomination by visiting or call 860-701-9113. Nominations close on Oct. 14.


The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT’s Community Concierge program invites you to the Dark Manor Haunted House on Friday, Oct. 26, from 7-9 p.m. at 25 Main St., Baltic. After conquering this scary experience, calm your nerves over refreshments at Chili’s in Lisbon. This event is recommended for ages 13 and up and will be held rain or shine. Discounted admission is $19 per person. Advance payment is requested with registration at or call the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT at 860-701-9113 to register.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host a Business Luncheon about Eastern CT’s Growing Workforce on Monday, Oct. 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Groton Inn & Suites, 99 Gold Star Highway. U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney and panelists John Beauregard, president and CEO of the Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board, and Courtney Murphy, director of workforce development for Electric Boat, will discuss eastern Connecticuts workforce development efforts, hiring projections, housing market availability and trends, and other ongoing programs to recruit and retain talented individuals in the region. Admission is $20 for employees who work for a business affiliated with the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT. Non-member admission is $25. RSVP in advance to avoid paying an additional $5 fee for walk-ins at or call 860-701-9113.

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