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Quinn & Hary, a marketing and communications firm with an office in New London, has hired Dave Gellar as vice president of sales and marketing and graphic designer Troy Hall. Gellar was one of the founding members of the firm when it began as Quinn & Gellar 20 years ago this month. He previously worked for The Day. Quinn & Hary is a Boston-based subsidiary of Regan Communications Group.


SCORE Webinar, “Website Planning 101: Take Your First Step To Website Success!” Instructor Jessica Baldwin, Co-Founder of Cardsetter, Thursday, November 17, 2-3:30 p.m., Zoom. For more information, contact Anne Driscoll, [email protected]


Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce Hosts Business Breakfast: Offshore Wind Update and Mini Expo on October 28th. The event will be moderated by State Representative Anthony Nolan. Speakers will include Ulysses Hammond, Interim Executive Director, CT Port Authority; Tony Appleton, Director of Offshore Wind, Burns & McDonnell; Kristin Kelleher, Stakeholder Engagement Manager Beacon Wind, Equinor; Ray Collins, Government Affairs and Community Relations, Eversource; Nicole Verdi, Senior Manager of Government Affairs & Policy, New England, Orsted. Questions and answers from the audience follow the speakers’ presentation. Visit for more information.

Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce closes at Waterford Country School, Thursday 20 October from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at 78 Hunts Brook Road, Quaker Hill. Members $15, non-members $20. Register with the GNACC at 860-887-1647 or register online at

The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce: Restaurant Edition Business Breakfast will be held on Tuesday 25 October from 9:00am to 10:30am at the Holiday Inn, 10 Laura Blvd. Partners include US Foods of Norwich.

Topics: Secret Solutions to Attracting and Retaining Guests; The labor equation and the fight against inflation; and do more with less and labor-saving kitchen hacks. To find out more about this free event, call (860) 887-1647, email [email protected] or visit

The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn will be held on Friday 28 October from 12:00pm to 1:15pm at the La Stella Italian Bakery & Market, 137 Norwich Avenue, Taftville. The event will include a talk on Windowsill Gardens by Jan Mallett, Your Garden Guru, along with Justin Burrows, the owner of La Stella, who will talk about how he uses the vegetables and herbs from their own kitchen gardens. GNACC members $15, non-members $20. Lunch included. Register with the GNACC at 860-887-1647 or register online at

The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, hosted at SuperCharged Indoor Karting & Ax Throwing, will be held at 1 Sachetello Industrial Drive, Oakdale on Thursday 17th November from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Karting and ax throwing, refreshments. GNACC members, $15; non-members; $20. Register with the GNACC at 860-887-1647 or register online at #LocalMatters #GNACCSupports

In celebration of National Veterans Small Business Week, the SBA Connecticut District Office, in partnership with the Eastern CT Veterans Community Center, is hosting a Veteran Small Business Fair on November 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Eastern CT Veterans Community Center, 1010 Main St., Willimantic.

The expo connects aspiring/current service members, veterans, members of the National Guard and Reserve, and military spouse entrepreneurs exhibiting available resources, including breakout sessions moderated by subject matter experts.


The GNACC Annual Holiday Bazaar/ Small Business Saturday will be held on November 26th from 9am to 2pm at the Holiday Inn, 10 Laura Blvd., Norwich. Over 70+ artists and craftspeople. Free admission. Free hot chocolate and photos with Santa. Sponsors: Holiday Inn, Norwich and Frontier Communications. To find out more visit, call (860) 887-1647 or email: [email protected]


Chelsea Groton Bank has again received a 5-star rating from BauerFinancial, Inc. Bauer applies the same rigorous standards to every U.S. federally-insured bank. Chelsea Groton Bank excels in areas such as capital adequacy, profitability, credit quality and more, and has received Bauer’s top rating since September 1994 (114 consecutive quarters). Financial institutions that have received this top rating 100 or more quarters in a row are also recognized as “Best of Bauer Bank”.

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The New London Fire Department has partnered with State Farm and the National Fire Protection Association to launch this year’s Fire Prevention Week™ campaign, “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape” from October 9th to 15th. Local State Farm Agent Christine Wagner donated a fire safety week kit to the fire department, which includes activities and information for children and adults, and includes age-appropriate messages about home fire safety and prevention.

Wagner is located at 400 Bayonet St., Suite 102, New London and can be reached at 860-444-8011 and [email protected]


The Greater Norwich Area welcomes its newest members: Greater Norwich Chiropractic PLLC, Uncasville; Latinos for Educational Advocacy and Diversity (LEAD); law firm of TJ Morelli-Wolfe, Norwich; Nursing Access from Norwich; Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich; Jane Ryan Insurance Group, LLC of Colchester; Norwich Sea Captains (Hockey), Norwich RoseGarden Ice Arena; The Holey Club indoor golf simulator, Norwich; Juices on Broadway, Norwich; Simplicity Beauty Salon & Shop, Norwich; Veterans of foreign wars after 594; Thread & Nail City, Uncasville.

For more information, contact Angela Adams at (860) 887-1647 or visit

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