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Premium Content Nonprofit to take over planned Mystic retirement project

 April 24, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Mystic - A new 179-unit retirement community off Coogan Boulevard will be operated by Masonicare, a Wallingford-based not-for-profit company, after a previous management company failed to meet its financial obligations.

The upscale...

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Premium Content Postal workers to picket Staples

 April 24, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Staples stores across 27 states are being targeted for protests related to the U.S. Postal Service's deal with the office-supply giant to open postal counters in more than 80 stores.

The American Postal Workers Union said thousands of...

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Premium Content Stonington startup wins tech award

 April 24, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

A Stonington company won first place in a global competition to expand the capabilities of Armour39, a digital fitness performance monitor with biosensors that measures heart rate and motion data during exercise.

Body Biolytics, a new tech...

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Premium Content Cash prize to help new entrepreneurs

 April 24, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

A $25,000 top prize will be offered by Comcast Business and Inc. Magazine for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to get a new idea off the ground.

Deadline to enter the national Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs contest is April 30.

A total of...

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Premium Content EB reaches five-year deal with Metal Trades Council

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 11:33 pm

Electric Boat and the Metal Trades Council have agreed to a new five-year contract that includes raises, a pension increase for current employees and a voluntary severance package.

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Premium Content Malloy touts business ties at chamber breakfast

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 11:24 pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, making an appearance at a Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut breakfast today at the Mystic Marriott, touted his relationships with the business community, including discussions at high levels of Pfizer Inc. that led to...

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Premium Content Chamber holds benefit workshop

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 9:19 am

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut invites all new members to attend a Member Benefit Workshop 4-5 p.m. May 7 at Chelsea Groton Bank, 2nd Floor Board Room, 904 Poquonnock Road, Groton.

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Premium Content Stonington resident receives Spartan training

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 9:18 am

Stonington resident Mike Pinto, LMT, became a Certified Spartan Group X Obstacle Course Coach through the Spartan Coaching Program. Pinto spent two days at the Spartan Coaching Certification Program in New Jersey with 16 hours of...

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Premium Content Networking group meets in Stonington Borough

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 9:16 am

The Lighthouse Networkers meet from 7-8:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at the LaGrua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington Borough. The newest members are Jewell Jones from Liberty Bank in Groton and attorney Salvatore Ritacco of Pawcatuck. Visitors...

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Premium Content M. J. Sullivan Hyundai honored

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 9:14 am

M. J. Sullivan Hyundai in New London recently received the 2013 Hyundai President’s Award, acknowledging the dealership’s excellence in customer sales satisfaction, from Hyundai Motor America.

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Premium Content Social media seminar offered by chamber

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 9:21 am

The advancement of social media in the business world has created a new set of challenges for companies. What is appropriate behavior for professionals on personal and company social media platforms? What can a company regulate? The...

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Premium Content Pfizer to seek approval for psoriasis drug

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 12:06 am

Pfizer Inc. announced Tuesday that a drug discovered and developed at its Groton laboratories has proven effective enough against plaque psoriasis that it plans to formally request regulatory approval for the remedy next year.

Pfizer said...

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Premium Content General Dynamics reports better than expected first quarter

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 11:20 pm

The chairman of General Dynamics said Wednesday that the contractor's performance in the first quarter of 2014 exceeded the expectations both of analysts and of the company's own executives.

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Premium Content Dime Bank employees graduate

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 9:35 am

Heather Smith, accounting supervisor, and Darlene Serra, benefits and payroll manager, at Dime Bank recently graduated from the Connecticut School of Finance & Management.
Smith received the...

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Crystal Mall hosts “A Stylish Treat for Mothers”

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 9:34 am

Crystal Mall is accepting vendors for "A Stylish Treat for Mothers" to be held on Thursday, May 8, from 5–8 p.m.
Crystal Mall is seeking vendors that offer products or services that...

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Premium Content Oakdale woman becomes Tastefully Simple consultant

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 9:32 am

Brie Messer of Oakdale has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company featuring more than 60 easy-to-prepare foods.
As an independent business owner,...

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Premium Content Chelsea Groton Bank helps students with money matters

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 9:26 am

Nearly 240 area high school students and teachers convened at Connecticut College on Thursday, March 20, for the eighth annual Money Madness seminar presented by Chelsea Groton Bank. Kevin Booker, Jr., assistant director of admissions at...

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Business After Hours at Chelsea Groton Bank

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 9:22 am

Chelsea Groton Bank, 904 Poquonnock Road, Groton, is the location of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut’s next Business After Hours, 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 7. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served.

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Pfizer and AstraZeneca possibly ripe for deal, alone or together

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

New York - Large deals make sense for Pfizer and AstraZeneca, even if not with each other.

While the talks between Pfizer, the world's biggest drugmaker, and $87 billion AstraZeneca have fizzled, Citigroup expects Pfizer to approach...

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Premium Content Essex Savings Bank helps nonprofits

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 11:38 pm

The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries, Forgotten Felines and the Valley Shore Animal Welfare League were the top three vote-getters in the first phase of Essex Savings Bank's annual Community Investment Program funding that will...

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Premium Content Charter Oak offers grants to nonprofits

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

Groton-based Charter Oak Federal Credit Union announced Tuesday that nine nonprofits targeting areas such as affordable housing, education and economic revitalization will get $18,250 in first-quarter funding.

Grant recipients were Eastern...

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Premium Content Mystic entrepreneur wins $10,000 prize

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

Andrea Leiser of the Mystic-based Little Hat Workshop has won second prize in a national competition for entrepreneurs looking to make a difference.

Leiser's $10,000 prize in the Staples ''Make Your Idea Happen" contest will be used to buy...

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Premium Content Five questions with: Trends analyst Daniel Levine

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 12:11 am

Daniel Levine, a leading expert on trends, will be the keynote speaker Thursday at the Connecticut Conference on Tourism, an all-day event at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
Levine,...

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Premium Content Washington Trust profits dip on mortgage slowdown

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Westerly - Higher loan-loss charge-offs and slower mortgage activity cut Washington Trust Bancorp Inc.'s profits in the first quarter compared with results in the last three months of 2013, the company announced Monday.

The parent...

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Premium Content Airgas open house for students Thursday

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Airgas, a supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gasses as well as hardgoods such as welding equipment, will be holding a manufacter's open house at 4 p.m. Thursday in Waterford.

Students and parents attending the event at 130 Cross...

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