The Day – Business Briefs


Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has named Sonya L. Armstrong as its new Mortgage Officer. Armstrong joined Charter Oak in 2005. Armstrong is a graduate of the Credit Union League of Connecticut’s Executive Education Program and is the President of the Eastern Chapter of the Credit Union League of Connecticut. She also serves as the Coordinator of the Eastern Connecticut Financial Reality Fair and serves as the Treasurer of the Brooklyn Cub Scout Pack 44. She is also a member of the Killingly Business Association. To reach her directly, call 860-446-3501 or send an email to [email protected].

Maggie Dolan has been appointed Vice President of Finance at Mystic Seaport. Reporting to the President, she will drive the development and implementation of Mystic Seaport Museum’s strategic financial plan as well as annual operating and capital budgets and investments. She has worked at Yale University, followed by Director of Finance/CFO roles at a number of independent schools, including The Williams School in New London, The Rectory School in Pomfret, and most recently at The Independent Day School in Middlefield. She lives in Old Lyme. For more information, visit

Hall Communications announces the promotion of WCTY program director Dave Elder to the position of Operations Manager for WCTY, WICH, WNLC, and WKNL in the New London radio market. Elder fills the void left when Jim Reid retired in March.  Elder is a 29-year veteran of Hall Communications serving as both PD and air talent at 97.7 WCTY. Elder can be reached at [email protected].

Jewett City Savings Bank has announced the election of seven new corporators: Attorney Christopher Anderson, Nancy Cowser, Mitchell College; Sheila Frost, The Courthouse Bar & Grille in Putnam; Nicholas Fusaro, Louis Panciera Insurance, Inc.; Emily Norman, NYC Health + Hospitals; Jeffery Peloquin, Peloquin and Company, LLC in Danielson, and Dr. Hope Marandola, Plainfield Vision Care Center, Inc. The announcement follows the bank’s 149th Annual Meeting of Corporators on March 29. During the meeting, the bank also recognized the retirement of Kevin Merchant, past President and CEO of Jewett City Saving Bank, who will continue to stay affiliated as a Corporator. 



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

“Insurance and Risk Management Basics for Small Businesses,” presenter Meredith Messenger, Thursday, May 19, 5:30- 7 p.m., Zoom.

“Enhance Business Competitiveness with a SWOT Analysis,” SCORE Mentor Eric Munro,Wednesday, May 25, 8-9:30 a.m., Zoom,

“Navigating the Digital Marketing Maze,” LinkedIn expert Susan Catalano and digital marketing expert Robert Clark, Thursday, June 2, 10-11:30 a.m.

For more information, contact Anne Driscoll at [email protected].


The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce‘s Business Before Hours will be held Thursday, May 19 at Deans Mill Farm, 1189 Pequot Trail, Stonington, from 7:30–8:30 a.m. Register at or at the door.

The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce‘s Business After Hours will be held Tuesday, May 24 at a Connecticut Sun basketball game at Mohegan Sun, beginning at  6 p.m. The event is $20 for members and $35 for non-members. Pricing increases on May 9 to $25 for members and $40 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at


Chelsea Groton Bank is providing free secure document shredding services: Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m.–noon, North Stonington Branch, 391 Norwich Westerly Road; and Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m.–noon at the Westside Branch, 444 West Main St., Norwich. 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.


Flanders Fish Market in East Lyme is hosting a “dine and donate” event to benefit the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center. The restaurant will donate 10% percent of all proceeds to the food center on Thursday, May 12 between the hours of 4-8 p.m. Both dine-in and take out order apply. Flanders Fish Market is located at 22 Chesterfield Road in East Lyme. For reservations, call 860-739-8866 and to place take out orders go to

Sails Up 4 Cancer is the beneficiary of over $12,000 from Holmgren Subaru‘s Share the Love campaign. The fund has been specifically tailored to individuals and families suffering financial hardship as a result of the loss of income due to their struggles with cancer. For Further information contact Bob Davis, Sails Up 4 Cancer, at [email protected].


The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce will honor Reverend Cal Lord of Central Baptist Church as its 2022 Citizen of the Year. The Citizen of the Year award was established in 1957 to recognize outstanding leadership and exceptional contributions to the greater Westerly-Stonington region. Lord is past Chairman of the Clergy Association and has supported many groups such as the Westerly Rotary Club, Jonnycake Center, Town of Westerly vaccine distribution team, Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce, Stonington Police and Watch Hill Fire.

Lauren Sposato of Dime Bank will be receive the Chamber’s Key Award. This honor is bestowed to an individual who has helped the Chamber achieve its mission. 

The Chamber’s Annual Meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 22 at 6 p.m. at Paddy’s Beach Club in Misquamicut. Tickets are $65. For more information, call 401-596-7761.

Send your business news to [email protected].

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