The Day – Enterprise Briefs


Lisa Griffin, President and CEO of Eastern CT Savings Bankwas elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce. Other elected officials are: Jeff Brining, of Norwich Public Utilities, vice chairman; The kingfrom Aspen Properties, LLC, vice chairman; Stacie Lambert, CPA, CFO of the American Group, Treasurer; and Pam children, Vice President of Business Development at United Community and Family Services, Secretary.

Griffin joined the Chamber’s Board of Directors in 2013 and served as Secretary in 2014. In 2015 she quickly moved to become vice chairman. She is chair of the leadership program and a member of the Chamber’s Economic Development Committee. You replaced Nancy Cowserwho served as GNACC Chairman from 2019 to 2020.

Five new directors have also been appointed: Roy Colebut-Ingram, Foxwoods Resort Casino; Evert Gawendo, The Nutmeg Companies, Inc .; Scott Sjoquist, Mohegan Tribal Health; Steve Bousquet, American Landscape and Lawn Science; and Andy Messier, CPA.

For more information, call (860) 887-1647 or visit



“Media in Motion” Ron Wertz, Digital Marketing Specialist at Miranda Creative, Thursday, March 18, 12: 00-1: 30 p.m., Zoom.

“The Three-Page Business Plan” sponsored by Liberty Bank, Moderator Eric Munro, Wednesday, March 24, 2–3: 30 pm, zoom.

“Basics for Starting Your Business Meeting # 1: What’s the Big Idea?” Sponsored by People’s United Bank, Tuesday, March 30th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., zoom.

“Basics to Start Your Business Session # 2: Customers and Competition,” Tuesday, April 6, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, Zoom.

Contact for questions / information: Anne Driscoll, [email protected].


Eastern CT Chamber of Commerce organizes a virtual forum on Thursday, March 18, 9:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Offshore Wind Energy. Attendees can attend one-on-one sessions at $ 10 each. or all three for $ 25. The event is sponsored by Burns & McDonnell. Speakers, agenda and registration are available at or by calling 860-701-9113.

Eastern CT Young Professionals will a Virtual YPsocial Trivia Night on Thursday, March 18th, 6-7.30pm Young professionals network while they play a game in the “family feud” style. YPECT is a program of the Eastern CT Chamber of Commerce, sponsored by Charter Oak Federal Credit Union and Keith Turner Homestead Funding Corp. To register or to learn more, visit or call 860-701-9113.

Eastern CT Chamber of Commerce organizes a Business After Hours on Monday, March 22, from 4 to 5 p.m.: Virtual network with the Chamber. Members participate in our regional benefactors for free, non-members US $ 10. To register or to learn more, visit or call 860-701-9113.

Eastern CT Chamber of Commerce is hosting a webinar with Access Health CT and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz on Monday, March 22nd, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Participation is free, but registration is required. Visit or call 860-701-9113.

Eastern CT Chamber of Commerce will host a webinar on Tuesday, March 23, 10-11 a.m., providing information on Federal Paycheck Protection Program loans. EVP, Chief Operating Officer of Chelsea Groton Bank Tony Joyce will discuss the PPP process, application, forgiveness and the second draw. PPP applications close on March 31st. To register or to learn more, visit or call 860-701-9113.


EPIC Blood Drive of the Greater Norwich Chamber of Commerce is Friday, March 19, 8am to 6pm at the Holiday Inn, Norwich. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-Red-Cross (1-800-733-2767) or visit (sponsor code: EpicNorwich).


Westerly’s Jonnycake Center received a grant of $ 5,000 from the Royce Family Fund. The Jonnycake Center of Westerly is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides services to rescue needy people from crisis and guide them on a path to self-sufficiency. The $ 5,000 grant from the Royce Family Fund will help the center’s food pantry raise up to 25 tons of food from the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and other partners. The Royce Family Fund, founded in 1986, supports education, the environment, and health and social services. More information is available at

Westerly Community Credit Union Recently, WCCU teacher scholarships totaling nearly $ 8,000 were awarded for the 2020/21 school year. This is the fifth year that the Westerly Community Credit Union has made grants. The recipients are Kelly Gonzales the North Stonington School District; Elaine Temel, Laura Dow and Kate Southard the Stonington School District; Ide Koulbanis of the Westerly School District; Kim Daigle, Mary Ellen Sposato and Ryan Bridgham of the Chariho School District; Bevin Winner, Erin McKeen, Gwynne Millar, Melissa Marino and Nicole Pichette the Exeter-West Greenwich School District; Gail Dandurand, Jane Flood and Leah Mitchell of the Narragansett School District and Brenda Dillmann of the South Kingstown School District. More information is available at


Eastern CT Chamber of Commerce welcomes its newest members: Heavitree by Griswold Bed & Breakfast, Innovast Digital Marketing; Make Your Brand Inches; Research and Development Solutions, Inc .; Sterling Precision Machining; and the Connecticut Audubon Society, Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center. Visit for a complete directory of Chamber members.

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