The day – Business Briefs


Michael Hawes recently joined Chelsea Groton Bank as assistant vice president and commercial loan officer. Most recently, he was vice president of commercial business development and financial health at People’s United Bank, Bridgeport. Howes lives in Oxford. For more information, visit

Marcus Rebein 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 in CENTURY 21 Blinds and Shades41 East Main Street, Mystic, Tuesday, July 12, 5:30-7 p.m. Light applications of Ivy’sbeer and wine, live music from Chris Ryan and a raffle with 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 Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce and Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce are invited to Bali BungalowBusiness After Hours, Wednesday, July 13, 5-7 p.m. 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.

Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce will launch an 8-week Entrepreneur Academy for applicants considering starting a business. The academy will feature a 90-minute course one evening a week starting July 14. Each class will be presented by business experts. The Entrepreneur Academy is made possible by a grant from Thames River Innovation Places (TRIP) and CTNext. The courses are free. Eligible applicants must be willing to commit to at least 8 classes. Although there will be Zoom presentations, participants are encouraged to attend the in-person sessions. This program is one of several Center for Innovation initiatives 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 July 16 from noon to 2 p.m. at its new Groton store. The store specializes in same-day repair of personal electronics such as 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 service. The new Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions store, formerly known as uBreakiFix, brings the company’s retail footprint to more than 800 locations in the US

The Connecticut Airport Authority recently celebrated the anticipated opening of its Ground Transportation Center in 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 spaces and future transit options. The facility will have more than 50 charging stations for electric cars. For more information, visit


Alexis KahnVice President, 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 issue. For more information, visit and

Chelsea Groton Bank is ranked as Connecticut’s #1 bank on Forbes’ list of the state’s best banks for 2022. Forbes and Statista determined the state’s best banks for 2022 based on an independent survey of approximately 26,000 U.S. consumers. For more information, visit

Tammy Tinerello from the Old Lyme office of William Pitt – Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty is ranked on REAL Trends’ 2022 list of “America’s Top Real Estate Professionals” in the Individuals category by volume. For more information, visit

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