The Day – Business Briefs


Michael Hawes recently joined Chelsea Groton Bank as Assistant Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer. Most recently, he was VP of Commercial Business Development and Financial Wellness at People’s United Bank, Bridgeport. Hawes lives in Oxford. For more information, visit

Marcus Rehbein has joined Jewett City Savings Bank as Assistant Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer. He was a Senior Relationship Manager with Rivermark Community Credit Union in Oregon. He lives in Norwich. For more information, visit


Mystic Chamber Business After Hours will be held at CENTURY 21 Shutters & Sails41 East Main Street, Mystic, Tuesday, July 12, 5: 30-7 pm Light apps from Ivy’sbeer & wine, live music from Kris Ryan and raffle prizes. Tickets are $ 10 for members and $ 25 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door.

Members and guests of the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce and the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce are invited to Bali Bungalow‘s Business After Hours Wednesday, July 13, 5-7 pm Tickets are $ 10 for members and $ 25 for non-members. Bali is at 22 Bayview Ave., Studio 8, Stonington. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door.

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will launch an 8-week Entrepreneur Academy for applicants who are exploring launching a business. The academy will feature a 90-minute course one evening a week beginning July 14. Each class will be presented by business experts.The Entrepreneur Academy is made possible by a grant provided by the Thames River Innovation Places (TRIP) and CTNext. Courses are free of charge. Eligible applicants must be willing to commit to at least 8 classes. Although Zoom presentations will be available, participants are encouraged to attend the in-person sessions. This program is one of several initiatives of the Innovation Center, being developed by the chamber at 92 Eugene O’Neill Drive in New London. For more information, visit


Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions will hold a grand opening celebration on July 16 from noon to 2 pm at its new Groton store. The store specializes in the same-day repair of personal electronics like smartphones, tablets and computers. The store is located at 220 Route 12, Suite 8A, and can be reached at (860) 326-3097. Customers can book a repair appointment or stop by the store for walk-in service. The new Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions store, formerly known as uBreakiFix, brings the company’s retail footprint to more than 800 locations across the US

The Connecticut Airport Authority recently celebrated the anticipated opening of its Ground Transportation Center at Bradley International Airport with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The $ 210 million facility is on track to open to the public in mid-July with improved access to rental cars, 830 new public parking spots, and future options for public transit. The facility will house more than 50 electric vehicle charging stations. For more information, visit


Alexis KahnVP, Cash Management Sales Manager at Chelsea Groton Bank, was recognized by Independent Banker magazine in its annual 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders list in its June edition. For more information, visit and

Chelsea Groton Bank has been ranked the #1 bank in Connecticut on the Forbes list of Best-In-State Banks 2022. Forbes and Statista identified Best-In-State Banks 2022 based on an independent survey of approximately 26,000 US consumers. For more information, visit

Tammy Tinnerello of the Old Lyme office of William Pitt – Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty has been ranked in the 2022 REAL Trends list of “America’s Best” real estate professionals in the individuals by volume category. For more information, visit

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