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James DahlMPH, is the new administrator at Bayview Health Care in Waterford. Most recently, he served as interim executive director for Career Staff Unlimited, The Reservoir in West Hartford and Arden House in Hamden. He was also director of operations for Vista Life Innovations in Madison. He lives in Westbrook.



“Is being a virtual assistant for you?”, he presented Belinda SandorWednesday, January 11, noon – 1:30 p.m., Zoom.

“Use LinkedIn to grow your business”, presented Susan Catalano and Robert Clark. Wednesday, January 18, Zoom.

“Pricing Strategies: How to Determine the Value of Your Product or Service,” host Eric MunroThursday, January 26, 3-4:30 p.m., Zoom.

“Basics of Marketing”, presenter Margo WeitekampWednesday, February 1, 17:30–19:00, Zoom.

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


The Great Mystical Chamber of Commerce After-hours work in United Theater will be held on January 10th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Participants are welcome to stay and enjoy the film. United Theater is located at 5 Canal St., Westerly.


The Great Mystical Chamber of Commerce The staff and Board of Directors will hold an annual meeting to discuss the proposed budget, plans and future Board of Directors for the following year. The meeting is scheduled for January 19 at 8:30 a.m Hilton Mystic.

Visit for more information. Send any suggestions or questions to [email protected] by January 16th.

Greater Norwich Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet will be held on January 26 at Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center. An award will be given for services to the chamber, Deb Tavernier, Bank of Centerville; Non-Profit Organization of the Year, EWIB (Eastern Workforce Investment Board); Companies of the year, AA lock and key and Billy Wilson is still getting old.

Sponsors include Mashantucket Pequot Museum, Norwich Public Utilities, US Foods, CorePlus Credit Union, McKenna’s Flower Shop and La Francois Floral & Gifts and Matthew’s Catering Company. Tickets are $45 for GNACC members and $55 for non-members. Visit


Liberty Bank Foundation Board director approved a $25,000 grant to support the National Conference on Community Justice (NCCJ), a human relations organization that promotes inclusion and acceptance. The funds will support NCCJ’s new Equity Leadership Alliance launching in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

To learn more about NCCJ and their social justice involvement opportunities, visit Enrollment for the Equity Leadership Alliance, a free six-month program, closes on January 27.


During the annual meeting of the US Small Business Administration (SBA) District of Connecticut on December 13, Jewett City Savings BankThe Commercial Lending Team accepted the Eagle Award.

The award recognized the bank as the 7(a) lender of the year in the category of assets under 500 million dollars. The most common SBA loan program, the 7(a) program provides financial assistance to small businesses with special requirements.

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