The day – Business briefs



“Insurance and Risk Management Basics for Small Businesses”, Presenter Meredith’s MessengerThursday May 19, 5:30-7 p.m., Zoom.

“Improving Business Competitiveness with SWOT Analysis”, SCORE Mentor Eric Munro,Wednesday, May 25, 8-9:30 a.m., Zoom,

“Navigating the Digital Marketing Maze”, LinkedIn Expert Suzanne Catalano and digital marketing expert Robert Clark, Thursday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

For more information, contact Anne Driscoll at [email protected]


Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours will take place on Thursday, May 19 at Doyens Mill Farm1189 Pequot Trail, Stonington, 7:30-8:30 a.m. Register at or at the door.

Grand Mystic Chamber of Commerce After Hours Business will take place on Tuesday, May 24 at a Connecticut Sun basketball game at Mohegan Sun, from 18h. The event costs $20 for members and $35 for non-members. Prices increase on May 9 to $25 for members and $40 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at


Chelsea Groton Bank provides free secure document shredding services on Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m. to noon, at Westside Branch, 444 West Main St., Norwich. No more than three boxes of file-sized documents.


Byrnes Agency, Inc. was recognized by Ohio Mutual Insurance Group President and CEO Mark C. Russell as one of the company’s Top 10 Agencies for Outstanding Profitable Growth in 2021. Byrnes Agency, Inc. represents Ohio Mutual since January 2009. Additional company information is available at

Academy Point at Mystic, a Benchmark Senior Living community, was selected as one of the top assisted living communities in the state by US News & World Report. Academy Point achieved “Best” status by achieving the highest possible rating for Memory Care. Academy Point at Mystic offers both traditional assisted living facilities for the elderly and specialized assisted living facilities with memory care.

The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce will honor Reverend Cal Lord of Central Baptist Church as the 2022 Citizen of the Year. The Citizen of the Year award was established in 1957 to recognize outstanding leadership and outstanding contributions to the greater Westerly-Stonington area. Lord is past president of the Clergy Association and has supported many groups such as the Westerly Rotary Club, the Jonnycake Center, the City of Westerly Vaccine Distribution Team, the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce, the Stonington Police and Watch Hill Fire.

Lauren Sposato of Dime Bank will receive the price of the room key. This honor is given to a person who has helped the Chamber achieve its mission.

The Chamber’s annual meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 22 at 6 p.m. Paddy’s Beach Club in Misquamicut. Tickets are $65. For more information, call 401-596-7761.


Jewett Town Savings Bank recently announced grants from the Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation on behalf of Kevin Merchant, former President and CEO, and Louis J. Demicco, Jr., former Chairman of the Board. A $3,000 grant was given to the Slater Library, $1,250 was donated to the Jewett City Fire Department, and the Griswold High School Athletic Department received a $750 donation. Donations of $1,000 were made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Shriners Hospital for Children and the Connecticut Humane Society. Three grants of $500 were awarded to Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation, Project PIN and Griswold PRIDE. Additionally, two donations of $250 were made to Northeast Opportunities for Wellness and the Living Faith United Methodist Church Community Café. In response to a special request, the Slater Library received an additional $5,000 from the foundation for the restoration of the third floor windows of the historic library building.

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