Business Briefs



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 firm’s founding members when it started 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 on “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]


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

The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce after hours business took place 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. RSVP to GNACC at 860-887-1647 or register online at

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

Topics: secret solutions to attract and retain diners; The equation of work and the fight against inflation; and do more with less and labor-saving kitchen tips. To find out more about this free event, call (860) 887-1647, email [email protected] or visit

The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be held at La Stella Italian Bakery & Market on Friday, October 28, 12-1:15 p.m., 137 Norwich Avenue, Taftville. The event will include a talk from Jan Mallett, Your Garden Guru, on Windowsill Gardens, as well as La Stella owner Justin Burrows on how he has used vegetables and herbs from their own vegetable gardens. GNACC members $15, non-members $20. Lunch included. RSVP to GNACC at 860-887-1647 or register online at

The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce after-hours activities, hosted at SuperCharged Indoor Karting & Ax Throwing, will be held on Thursday, November 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 1 Sachetello Industrial Drive, Oakdale . Go-kart rides and ax throwing, refreshment bar. GNACC members, $15; non-members; $20. RSVP to 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, will host a Veterans Small Business Fair, November 2. , from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will be held east of CT. Veterans Community Center, 1010 Main St., Willimantic.

The fair will connect aspiring/current service members, veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military contractor spouses showcasing available resources, including breakout sessions led by experts in matter.


GNACC Annual Holiday Bazaar / Small Business Saturday, will be held November 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 10 Laura Blvd., Norwich. Over 70+ artists and artisans. FREE ENTRANCE. Hot chocolate and photos with Santa offered. Sponsors: Holiday Inn, Norwich and Frontier Communications. For more information, visit, call (860) 887-1647 or email: [email protected]


Chelsea Groton Bank has once again earned a 5-star rating from BauerFinancial, Inc. Bauer rates every federally insured U.S. bank by the same stringent standards. Chelsea Groton Bank excels in the areas of capital adequacy, profitability, loan quality and more, and has consistently achieved Bauer’s highest rating since September 1994 (114 consecutive quarters). Financial institutions that have achieved this maximum rating for 100 or more consecutive quarters have the additional distinction of being named “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 promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week™ campaign, “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan your escape” from October 9 to 15. Local State Farm Officer Christine Wagner donated a Fire Prevention Week kit to the fire department, which includes activities and information for children and adults, providing tailored messages age about home safety and fire prevention.

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


Greater Norwich area welcomes new members: Greater Norwich Chiropractic PLLC, Uncasville; Latinos for Educational Advocacy and Diversity (LEAD); Law Firm of TJ Morelli-Wolfe, Norwich; Access to Norwich Care; Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich; Jane Ryan Insurance Group, LLC in Colchester; Norwich Sea Captains (Hockey), Norwich RoseGarden Ice Arena; The Holey Club Indoor Golf Simulator, Norwich; Juice on Broadway, Norwich; Simplicity beauty salon and 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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