Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce Member News
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CHARTER OAK NAMES VICE PRESIDENT DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
NORWICH, CT — Last week, Dime Bank hosted its 153rd annual meeting at Lake of Isles in North Stonington, Conn., featuring Dime Bank President & Chief Executive Officer Nick Caplanson’s annual State of the Bank presentation to Dime Bank’s Corporators.
Wood River Health Services (WRHS) announces it has hired Peer Recovery Specialist Monica Pendergraft to its Behavioral Health Team. She possesses over 20 years of experience helping youths and adolescents manage and overcome Substance Use Disorders.
Vice Admiral Sandra Stosz (Ret.), is the former superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London and the first woman to lead a U.S. Armed Services academy. She will discuss her new book Breaking Ice and Breaking Glass: Leading in Uncharted Waters and speak about the aspects of leadership that can apply to many walks of life.
The Chelsea University Business Academy offered through Chelsea Groton Bank’s financial education program and in partnership with the Mystic Chamber of Commerce, is a FREE educational series that will provide prospective and current business owners with training and expert advice in many areas needed to start or maintain a business.
Mystic Seaport Museum will present its 2022 America and the Sea Award to Captain William “Bill” Pinkney, former Mystic Seaport Museum trustee, U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman, sailor, educator, author, and adventurer. The prestigious award recognizes those individuals and organizations whose extraordinary achievements in the world of maritime exploration, competition, scholarship, and design best exemplify the American character. As a former trustee of Mystic Seaport Museum, Pinkney and his work to open the maritime world to inner-city youth and others around the United States embody the Museum’s mission to inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience.
St. Patrick's Day takes place on March 17 every year, with celebrations and parades throughout the month. While some events this year, like Bridgeport's parade, have been canceled due to the pandemic, other parades are returning for the first time in two years.
Hope Valley, RI (February 14, 2022) – Wood River Health Services (WRHS) announces that it has recently hired two Nurse Family Practitioners. Rachel Holland, FNP previously worked as a Registered Nurse in a long term and acute care facility. Kathryn (Kate) Roccon, FNP formerly worked at the Yale New Haven Health System. Both providers are accepting new patients of all ages, from infants to seniors.
The past few pandemic years have upended so much of the real estate market. Prices spiked, while inventory plunged. Buyers found themselves competing against other buyers for homes, and some — wisely or foolishly, time will tell — opted to waive their rights to a home inspection in the interest of endearing the seller. But a home inspection is a critical part of the homebuying process that is intended to reveal potential problems with a house or its systems, allowing buyers to make informed decisions about the current value of the home and whether it's a smart investment for them.
As part of Chelsea Groton’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility for all, the Bank now offers complimentary video interpreter services in 240 languages and American Sign Language from all branch locations through the Bank’s partnership with LanguageLine Solutions®. Chelsea Groton will continue to offer phone interpreter services, available at all bank locations or by phone.
The Cultural Coalition is pleased to announce the Art At The Airport program’s winter exhibit WHITE LIGHT, presented by Faith Satterfield, a locally and internationally trained illustrator and visual artist. The inaugural showing of this exhibit will feature paintings that are a mixture of latex, acrylic and spray paint on canvas.
Patrick L. Green, FACHE, President and CEO of L&M Healthcare and Executive Vice President of Yale New Haven Health, was recently elected to Chelsea Groton Bank’s Board of Trustees. Green became a Corporator of the Bank in 2020.
Westerly Community Credit Union is proud to announce they have recently awarded (19) WCCU Teacher Grants, totaling over $9,000, for the 2021/22 school year.
Westerly Community Credit Union donated 50 Turkeys to the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center (PNC), for the seventh year in a row. The PNC used these turkeys, in addition to all other donations they received, to create and distribute Thanksgiving baskets. These baskets contained a full holiday meal helping to feed those in need.
There’s still pizza to be had in Mystic, Conn., but the small coastal town is gaining a big reputation as a booming foodie haven and an essential entry in any East Coast eater’s docket.
Chelsea Groton Bank recently introduced the ONE CHELSEA initiative, which highlights the strength of the Bank’s continuous commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout history, and its focus on ensuring an ongoing sense of belonging for all, today and in the future.
Westerly Community Credit Union (WCCU) is proud to announce that President and CEO Steve White has been elected to the Cooperative Credit Union Association (CCUA)’s Board of Directors as the Rhode Island Representative.