The Day – Business Briefs



“Insurance and Risk Management Basics for Small Businesses,” presenter Meredith Messenger, Thursday, May 19, 5:30- 7 p.m., Zoom.

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

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

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


The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce’s Business Before Hours will be held Thursday, May 19 at Deans Mill Farm, 1189 Pequot Trail, Stonington, from 7:30–8:30 a.m. Register at or at the door.

The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours will be held Tuesday, May 24 at a Connecticut Sun basketball game at Mohegan Sun, beginning at  6 p.m. The event is $20 for members and $35 for non-members. Pricing increases on May 9 to $25 for members and $40 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at


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


Byrnes Agency, Inc. has been 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. has represented Ohio Mutual since January, 2009. Additional company information is available at

Academy Point at Mystic, a Benchmark Senior Living community, has been selected as one of the best assisted living communities in the state by U.S. News & World Report. Academy Point earned “Best” status by achieving the highest possible rating for memory care. Academy Point at Mystic offers both traditional senior assisted living and specialized assisted living with memory care.

The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce will honor Reverend Cal Lord of Central Baptist Church as its 2022 Citizen of the Year. The Citizen of the Year award was established in 1957 to recognize outstanding leadership and exceptional contributions to the greater Westerly-Stonington region. Lord is past Chairman of the Clergy Association and has supported many groups such as the Westerly Rotary Club, Jonnycake Center, Town of Westerly vaccine distribution team, Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce, Stonington Police and Watch Hill Fire.

Lauren Sposato of Dime Bank will be receive the Chamber’s Key Award. This honor is bestowed to an individual who has helped the Chamber achieve its mission.

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


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

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