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Published February 22. 2022 12:42PM 

PEOPLE
Bill Seddon of Oakdale has joined Berkshire Hathaway Home Services at 316 Main St., Niantic, as a commercial/residential sales and leasing agent. He can be reached at billseddon@bhhsne.com or 860-739-6666. Prior to joining Berkshire Hathaway, Seddon worked as a Senior Superintendent in commercial construction for over 35 years.
Essex Financial has announced that Kevin Looby has joined the firm as a financial advisor in its Essex office. Prior to joining Essex Financial Services, Looby held the titles of Director of Financial Planning and Managing Director/Private Wealth Advisor at local Registered Investment Advisory firms.
WORKSHOPS
SCORE will host:
“Managing Your Business Finances with QuickBooks,” with Intuit ProAdvisor Elizabeth Santaus,Tuesday, March 1, 2-3:30 p.m., Zoom.
“Choosing the Right QuickBooks: The Basics of Setting Up Your QuickBooks Company,” with Elizabeth Santaus, Tuesday, March 8, 2-3:30 p.m., Zoom.
“Pricing Strategies: How to Determine the Value of Your Product or Service,” with SCORE mentor Eric Munro, Wednesday, March 16, noon to 1:30 p.m., Zoom.
For more information, contact Anne Driscoll at anne.driscoll@scorevolunteer.org.
NETWORKING
In honor of Black History Month, the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut will host a special YPSocial + Business After Hours at Mystic Seaport Museum. Guests will have an exclusive viewing of “A Spectacle in Motion: The Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World.” Akeia de Barros Gomes, Senior Curator of Maritime Social Histories, will give a brief introduction to the exhibit and discussion on diversity within the whaling industry and the experiences of Black men employed at sea during this time.
The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut and the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours at the newly opened DraftKings sports betting bar at Foxwoods Resort Casino on March 2. Register at www.ChamberECT.com/events or 860-701-9113.
Dr. Raja Mangipudy, Senior 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 www.ChamberECT.com/events or 860-701-9113.
The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut will host the 11th Annual Military Appreciation Breakfast on March 25. Sponsored by Electric Boat. Register at www.ChamberECT.com/events or 860-701-9113.
HONORS
Connecticut Water has has earned the 2022 Top Workplaces USA award. Winners of the Top Workplaces USA are chosen based solely on employee feedback gathered through an employee engagement survey administered by Energage. The company had previously received recognition in 2021 as a Top Workplace by the Hartford Courant and Hearst Connecticut Media, as well as a national Top Workplace award for the company’s professional development programs.
Connecticut Water is headquartered in Clinton, and has more than 200 employees who serve more than 106,000 customers, or about 350,000 people, across the state of Connecticut, including in Colchester, Griswold, Lebanon, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Stonington and Voluntown.
MEMBERSHIP
The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT welcomes its newest members: Beechwood Post-Acute & Transitional Care, Carlin Construction Co., LLC, Fairview, Gaffney Bennett Public Relations, Masonicare at Mystic, Midagraphics, Inc., Ray’s Catering,Sharp Training Inc., Triton Technologies, UCFS Healthcare – The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center. Recently joined members include: Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship Trust Fund, Hartford Business Journal, Little Pub, Tamarack Lodge & Glamping Resort, Northeastern CT Council of Governments.
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