Alexis Kahn Joins Chelsea Groton Bank As Assistant Vice President, Business Banking Officer

Alexis Kahn.jpg Alexis Kahn joined Chelsea Groton Bank as Assistant Vice President, Business Banking Officer.  In this role, Alexis will be responsible for developing new business banking relationships and enhancing existing relationships as a subject matter expert for the suite of products and services the Bank offers business customers.

Most recently, Alexis worked for Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank in New York where she gained experience as a Corporate Banker and Relationship Manager, assisting clients with cash management and commercial banking products.

“Over the past five years, we’ve built a suite of sophisticated Cash Management products to accompany a great service model.  We’re very excited to have Alexis join our team. She will help introduce our extensive offering to more potential customers, and she will also work alongside current customers as their business needs evolve and grow,” said Alex Masse, VP, Business Banking at Chelsea Groton Bank.  “Alexis brings a high level of customer service and experience to our team and her personality is a great fit with our culture and our community.”

A dressage rider, Alexis has volunteered with Pegasus Therapeutic Riding in Fairfield County, as well as with Student Sponsor Partners in New York City, where she mentored a student through her four years of high school.

Alexis graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in Government and French and speaks fluent French.  She previously taught English in a primary school in France.  Alexis and her husband recently relocated to North Stonington, CT.

Donate Clothing to Help the Second Chance Shop Support Women in Need at The Village for Families & Children

1796080_740500099366621_1074448705765629156_o.jpgThe Second Chance Shop, and its charity partner J.Jill, are again teaming up to help women in need. Bring your donations of new or gently used clothing to J.Jill, Somerset Square, Glastonbury, from October 10 through October 22, to receive a coupon for 30% off a single full-priced item in-store at J.Jill. Items may also be donated at the Second Chance Shop, 730 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury; mention the event and you will receive a coupon. The Shop is a thrift boutique and is run entirely by volunteer Auxilians.
Donated items will be sold at the Second Chance Shop, and all sales proceeds benefit The Village for Families & Children.
For more than 200 years, The Village for Families & Children has been working to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children. This mission is fulfilled by providing a continuum of behavioral health treatment and support services for children and adults – including support services for new moms, financial literacy classes, outpatient mental health therapy, substance abuse treatment, and foster care and adoption – which help them achieve real and meaningful change in their lives. For more information, visit

Breast Freinds Fund Getting Support from Local Businesses


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the Breast Friends Fund will be partnering with many  local businesses & have many wonderful events.

Please see list below.



During the whole month of October 2 Hopewell Tavern & Bistro 2 Hopewell Rd South Glastonbury will donate $1.00 per Pink Ribbon Martini to BFF

During the whole month of October Dee’s One Smart Cookie 103 New London Turnpike Glastonbury will donate 100% of sales from Pink Ribbon Cookies to BFF

During the whole month of October Bliss Body Soul will donate 100% of sales from  Pink Breast Cancer Mala bracelets to BFF $12 each please contact Nicole 646-831-7512 to purchase

During the whole month of October Blow Out By Abbe 803 Hebron Ave Glastonbury CT  will donate a portion of in salon services to BFF

Friday October 6 Newbury Place 41 Oak Tree Rd Southbury CT will donate 15% of all sales to BFF from 930am-530pm ***Must mention BFF***

Tuesday October 10th Spike Out Cancer GHS Girls Volleyball vs Northwest Catholic  4-7pm. This event will honor local breast cancer survivors (515pm) Will have raffles, baked goods, concessions & a killer volleyball

Thursday October 12 Sow’s Ear 2400 Main Street Glastonbury CT will donate 25% of all sales to BFF from 3pm-9pm Also Naked Baking Ladies will be giving food samples & donating 25% of all sales to BFF. Wine generously donated by One Stop Spirits

Sunday October 15 Empowered Indoor Cycle 345 New London Turnpike Glastonbury 930am Empowered with a Purpose Cycle Class $25  Benefiting BFF

Monday October 16-Saturday October 20th Glastonbury Dance Center 2333 Main Street Pretty in Pink week for Breast Cancer Awareness Students will wear pink to class & all donations collected go to BFF

Saturday October 28 New Steps Dance 107 Oakwood Drive Ste A Glastonbury CT Sweat & Shop To Help Find a Cure 10am-2pm Various exercise & yoga classes  Also shop your small local businesses  & raffles

Sunday October 29 Designed Training 256 Oakwood Dr Glastonbury CT Raise The Barre workout for Cure 10am-1pm Barre Class Every hour $15.00

Date tbd in October final details this week: First & Last Tavern Glastonbury “Breast Friends and Beer Event “Pizza, light appetizers and a ‘tap Takeover’  with Back East Brewery. They will feature their ‘ice cream man’ IPA which is rated as one of the top 25 IPAs in the country. $40 p/p

More details on these events can also be found on our website or our Facebook page

Glastonbury to Host Mobile Flu Clinic at Apple Harvest Festival!

AHF logo color small for web.jpg In partnership with the Healthy Choices Program, the Glastonbury Health Department will host a Fastvax mobile flu clinic at the 2017 Apple Harvest Festival.  On Saturday, October 14th, and Sunday, October 15th, residents ages 4 and older will have the opportunity to receive a flu shot in a convenient and safe environment.  A mobile van staffed with licensed professionals will be parked at the Riverfront Community Center parking lot from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, and from noon to 5pm on Sunday to administer the influenza vaccine to interested residents.  To receive a flu shot, residents must bring their insurance card, identification, and signed consent form.  For reduced wait times at the clinic, residents may download a form from the town website at and bring the completed form with them to the clinic. Forms can also be completed at the festival as needed.  Residents are advised to wear a short sleeve or sleeveless shirt to allow access to the shoulder for the injection.

All vaccinations will be administered by licensed and trained staff, including MDs, nurses, and pharmacists. Trained staff will administer the Flublok quadrivalent influenza vaccine for those 18 years of age and up.  Flublok is manufactured using modern recombinant DNA technology, which means it is not cultured in eggs & contains no egg proteins or gluten.  It does not contain thimerosal, antibiotics, or latex either.  For those 4-17 years old, Flucelvax, (egg and preservative free), and Fluarix will be available – both are quadrivalent.

This modern flu clinic is made possible by the Healthy Choices program, which was formed through the partnership of Protein Sciences, Hunter’s Ambulance, and Dr. Shahzad Zaki of HealthMed Urgent Care.  Hartford Healthcare is also an affiliate.  The program’s mission is to improve community health and effectively respond to the changing needs of healthcare by offering mobile access to flu vaccinations.

For residents who are unable to attend the Apple Harvest Festival, the Glastonbury Health Department is also hosting the annual walk-in clinics at the Academy Cafeteria on several dates this fall.  Residents ages 9 and older can bring their insurance card, ID, and signed consent form to the Academy building on October 19th or November 16th to receive a flu shot at either of these traditional clinics.  For more information on these events, or to obtain a consent form, please visit, or contact the Glastonbury Health Department at (860) 652-7534.

Symmetry Partners to Host Panel Discussion

5903d63ac3b4418a83e6346367d6201c.f5fb7444.jpgPlease join us for an informal discussion about how to assess, grow and capture the value of your business. Learn how your exit strategy will affect the value you receive.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017: 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Apella Capital, LLC, 151 National Drive, Glastonbury, CT 06033


During this event, we’ll explore questions such as:

·         What is my business worth, and how can I maximize its value?

·         What are buyers looking for when purchasing a business, and what agreements are important to have in place before selling?

·         What is the process for transferring a business, and what resources are available to help?

·         How can I incorporate the sale of my business into my overall financial plan, and how can I minimize income taxes?

·         How can I turn my business into a source of income in retirement, and how can I determine if I’ll have enough money to live on?

·         What do I need to know about managing healthcare in retirement?



Michael Fromson, Certified Exit Planner, Compass Building Solutions
Marcel Bernier, Business Attorney, Murtha Cullina, LLC
Peter Leppones, CFP®, Financial Advisor, Apella Capital, LLC

reSET Receives $5,000 Grant from GoodWorks Insurance

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Hartford nonprofit that helps entrepreneurs with environmental or social missions gets support from Connecticut insurance agency that gives half to nonprofits

reSET, a Hartford nonprofit that helps New England entrepreneurs with environmental and/or social missions, has teamed up again with a local insurer that supports nonprofits.

GoodWorks Insurance, a Glastonbury-based insurance agency, recently gave a $5,000 grant to reSET, which works to advance the social enterprise sector. The unrestricted funds will go towards reSET’s operations and enable it to apply for matching funds from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

GoodWorks Insurance donates half of its profits to local nonprofits via GoodWorks Community Grants. It made a similar donation to reSET in 2016.

“GoodWorks is in a league of its own for creating good in the communities it serves,” said reSET managing director Ojala Naeem. “Besides being one of the one of the state’s most successful insurance agencies, they’re a great example of a company that’s doing much more than turning a profit. They’re committed to supporting the next generation of businesses.”

As a reSET general partner, GoodWorks Insurance will collaborate with reSET to run workshops on insurance and risk management for the entrepreneurial community.  reSET members and their employees will be eligible for business, individual and group insurance programs offered by GoodWorks.

“Supporting reSET fits in perfectly with our philosophy to support the community,” said GoodWorks Insurance vice president Matt Furst. “Our first year with them has been great, and we look forward our continuing partnership.”

reSET serves entrepreneurs who are creating solutions for some of our most pressing problems, from climate change to food and water insecurity to post-incarceration reentry, Naeem said.

Besides Glastonbury, GoodWorks Insurance has other Connecticut offices in Avon, Columbia and New Milford, plus western Massachusetts and Walnut Creek, California. It offers home, auto and business insurance, surety bonds, and employee benefits, including health insurance and 401(k) plans.

Founded in 2006, GoodWorks Insurance ( is one of America’s fastest-growing insurance agencies. Its mission of “Purpose Beyond Profit” is fulfilled through GoodWorks Community Grants.

reSET ( is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing the social enterprise sector. Its strategic goals are threefold: to be the “go-to” place for impact entrepreneurs, to make Hartford known as Impact City, and Connecticut the Social Enterprise state. reSET serves all entrepreneurs but specializes in social enterprise ― impact-driven business with a double or triple bottom line.

In addition to providing coworking space, accelerator and mentoring programs, reSET aims to inspire innovation and community collaboration, and to support entrepreneurs in creating market-based solutions to community challenges. reSET’s goal is to meet entrepreneurs wherever they are in their trajectory and to help them take their businesses to the next level.

Wine Tasting Fundraiser: Cheers for Ädelbrook


Cheers for Ädelbrook is a wine tasting fundraiser to benefit the children and young adults with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders served by Ädelbrook. The event will be held at the Radisson in Cromwell, 100 Berlin Road, Cromwell, on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 6 – 10 p.m. Tickets are only $40 or $70 for a pair. There are only 350 tickets available, make sure you get yours in advance!

As with wine, many things get better with age, and so it is with Cheers for Ädelbrook. In its 14th year, this event brings in over 12 distributors each with a variety of wines and other spirits to taste thanks to our sponsor Liquor World of Cromwell.

Enjoy live music performed by Will Evans, a Connecticut musician with a Jack Johnson feel. The event is emceed by Renee DiNino Host: Community Access & Celebrity Access, Midday Host: The River 105.9 FM and Director of Community Affairs & Programming at iHeart Radio. Renee is an outspoken advocate for individuals with autism and a supporter of Ädelbrook.  There is a live auction with wonderful items, along with a silent and teacup auction.

The menu will consist of light fare, catered by the Radisson. Sweet Harmony Café and Bakery will be providing the desserts. Don’t miss this great event, get your tickets now by visiting under learn more, events.

For more information or to buy tickets, contact Sharon Graves at 860-635-6010 x327 or via email

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