The Day – Business Briefs


Robert J. Tassonea Financial Advisor in the Morgan Stanley Wealth Management office in Mystic, has been promoted to First Vice President. He has been with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management since 2007 and lives in East Haddam. For more information, visit


SCORE will host:

“How to Start & Run a Successful Non-Profit,” co-Hosted by The Public Library of New London, presenter SCORE counselor Bob PotterWednesday, April 27, 1-2:30 pm, Zoom.

“QuickBooks, Part One: Managing Your Business Finances with QuickBooks,” Tuesday, May 3, 10-11: 30 am, Zoom.

“QuickBooks, Part Two: Choosing the Right QuickBooks: The Basics of Setting Up Your QuickBooks Company,” Wednesday, May 4, 10-11: 30 am, Zoom.

“Plan Your Website for Online Success,” sponsored by The Rotary Club of Clinton, with Jessica Baldwinco-founder of Cardsetter, May 11, 5: 30-7 pm, Zoom.

For more information, contact Anne Driscoll at


Mike DicksonHead of Research and Product Development at Horizon Investmentswill present “An economic overview and market outlook for 2022 and beyond” at the Estate and Tax Planning Council of Eastern Connecticut quarterly luncheon on Wednesday, May 4 from noon-2 pm at Latitude 41, 105 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic. ETPCEC is a professional organization for accountants, attorneys, bank trust officers, charitable and educational organizations, financial planners, life and health insurance agents and advisors, probate judges and stock brokers. For registration, go to

Coffee & Contacts: Networking with the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut will be held May 5, 8: 30-9: 30 am at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams St., New London. Register at

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut will host a Business After Hours and Ribbon Cutting event at The Light House Homestead and Stables on April 27. Register at

Dr. Raja MangipudySenior Vice President, Global Head of Drug Safety Research and Development, Groton Site Director at Pfizer, will provide an overview April 27 and update Pfizer’s latest work on the COVID-19 vaccine and therapies. Register at or 860-701-9113.


Chelsea Groton Bank is providing free secure document shredding services: Saturday, May 14, 9 am – noon, North Stonington Branch, 391 Norwich Westerly Road; and Saturday, May 21, 9 am – noon at the Westside Branch, 444 West Main St., Norwich. These complimentary services are available to members and non-members of the bank. No more than three file-sized boxes of documents. Senior Resources will share information on their program, The Senior Medicare Patrol. Chelsea Groton will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Gemma E. Moran United Way / Labor Food Bank. Items in need are canned and dry goods, that are not in glass containers, in the following categories: tuna, meats, stew, vegetables, fruits, pasta, rice, instant potatoes, dried beans, peanut butter, and baby food.


Following its 149th Annual Meeting of Corporators held on March 29, Jewett City Savings Bank announced the election of Betsy M. Barrett and Matthew S. Desaulnier as directors. Barrett is city clerk in Norwich and a volunteer in Norwich and Lisbon. She has been a Corporator of Jewett City Savings Bank for over 20 years. Desaulnier is President / Managing Director of Gerardi Insurance Services. During the Annual Meeting, Jewett City Savings Bank also recognized the retirement of the Chairman of the Board, Louis J. Demicco Jr. The owner of Jewett City Greenhouses, he has served as a Corporator since 1984, was elected to the Board of Directors in 1994, and was named Chairman of the Board in 2005.


The Eastern CT Association of Realtors will use a $ 5,000 Placemaking grant from the National Association of Realtors to help transform unused space in Danielson into vibrant, public destination for community use and enjoyment. Killingly Economic Development Commission will use the funds to purchase paint, art mural and picnic tables for the plaza.

Peoples United Community Foundation has awarded $ 4,000 to The Arc Eastern Connecticut for the purchase of community donation bins for its employment training program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Woodstock. To learn more about The Arc Eastern Connecticut and its employment programs throughout the region, and for a list of donation bin locations, visit or contact Denise Tift at (860) 889-4435, ext. 116.

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