Chelsea Groton Bank Introduces Chelsea University & New E-Learning Platform

37624243_2457635797583601_7795224659938508800_o.jpgChelsea Groton Bank is proud to announce the renaming of the Bank’s community education program to Chelsea University. For over a decade, Chelsea Groton has taught financial literacy classes in bank branches, schools and community centers throughout Eastern CT and Westerly, RI, in an effort to empower individuals, families and businesses to make the financial decisions that are best for them. As part of the introduction of Chelsea University, the Bank is also announcing the introduction of a new, convenient, and interactive e-learning platform.

“Chelsea Groton Bank has always had a focus on education, for customers, employees, and members of the community. In 2004, we formally launched the Community Education program, and have had a full-time education officer on our team since,” explained Lori Dufficy, EVP, Director of Sales and Service at Chelsea Groton Bank. “As we continued to develop our community education offering, including everything from FDIC Money Smart classes, to lifestyle programs to internal training programs for our team, we felt it was the right time to take all of the individual programming under one strong umbrella. We are thrilled to continue to grow this program.”

Within the Chelsea University e-learning platform, which is powered by Enrich™, iGrad’s adaptive, personalized online financial literacy platform, customers and community members will be able to take financial courses, view instructional tutorials and how-tos, read articles, use calculators, play games, and track progress toward achieving their goals. Content topics include budgeting, student loans, mortgages, starting a business, career development and more.

“While we hope to continue to have strong attendance at the classes we offer around the community, the Chelsea University e-learning platform offers those who aren’t able to make it to an in-person class an opportunity to access important information at their own pace,” explained Miria Toth, Assistant Secretary, Community Education Officer at Chelsea Groton Bank. “We look forward to many members of the community benefitting from this convenient resource in the future.”

To learn more about Chelsea University, register for upcoming in-person classes, or begin to take courses online, please visit

Dan Lewis Joins LPL Financial to Serve Members of American Eagle Financial Credit Union

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Dan Lewis, of Stafford, Connecticut, was hired as an LPL Investment Advisor Representative in affiliation with American Eagle Financial Services. Dan will focus on retirement planning and investment advising for the members of American Eagle Financial Credit Union.

Dan holds FINRA series 7 and 66 licenses with LPL Financial. Prior to joining American Eagle Financial Services, Dan was the Regional Vice President for Voya Investment Management. His experience also includes Investment Management with Morgan Stanley, PIA Portfolio Manager with Merrill Lynch, and CUSO Financial.

Dan is based at American Eagle Financial Credit Union, 201 Elm Street in Enfield. He serves clients at the Credit Union’s offices in Bloomfield, Cromwell, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Middletown, Newington, Plainville, Southington, and West Hartford.

Dan attended the University of Alabama and graduated from Western New England University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, L’unione Italiana, CFA Society, and Italian Benefit Society.

Contact Dan to arrange a complimentary financial consultation.

Dan Lewis

LPL Investment Advisor Representative

American Eagle Financial Services

201 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

860.568.2020, ext. 5845

Come join the Historical Society to enjoy “The One Day Above All Others: A New England Thanksgiving”

For the people of colonial New England, the most exciting holiday of the year was Thanksgiving.  The colonists celebrated the harvest, their blessings, and renewed family ties and friendships.  Just as today, families traveled from afar to be together on this special day and people spent many hours and days in preparation for reunions and feasting.  And, just as today, a focal part of the celebration was a great Thanksgiving meal!

At a typical Glastonbury home, one would find people eating a small turkey and chicken pie (beef and pork would not be on the table since the weather was still too warm to preserve butchered cows and pigs).  Many pies would grace the table:  mince, squash, cranberry, and a favorite, Marlborough pudding.  There would be vegetables, fruits, cheeses and breads, and the meal would be ended by a variety of sweets.

Come join us in the celebration!  Tour our beautiful 1755 house, the barns and the property.  Colonial cook Lin Scarduzio and her assistants will be preparing several dishes in the fireplace.  Sample chicken pie, cranberry pie and the tasty Marlborough pudding – a lemon custard with apples. We look forward to your visit!

Phone 860-633-6890 or visit for events and more information.

Thanksgiving is Here!

Come join us to enjoy “The One Day Above All Others:

A New England Thanksgiving”

Where:   Welles-Shipman-Ward House

972 Main Street, South Glastonbury, CT

When:    Sunday, November 18, 2018

Time:     12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cost:      $5 per person, free to members of the Historical Society of Glastonbury

East Hartford Holiday Fest Kicking Off December 7

HFposter2018.jpgBelieve it or not Holiday Fest 2018 is on its way. This will be our 26th year of celebrating the Holidays thru out town.

Holiday Fest has been sponsored by the East Hartford Beautification Commission and supported by many town and civic organizations, churches and community clubs. It is a four-day event held on the first full weekend in December to start off the Holiday season with tree lightings, dinners, children programs, concerts, church fairs and many other Holiday events. There will be a total of 29 events this year.

Please don’t forget to bring a non-perishable food item to the events. All items will be donated to the town food banks to help our neighbors in need. Share your Holiday spirit. Brochures will be distributed thru out town as well as the schools.

HOLIDAY FEST will kick off on Friday, December 7th with our traditional tree lighting at the Town Green and go until Monday, December 10th..


Come join us as we celebrate 26 years of the East Hartford Holiday Fest

Calling companies in the Manufacturing, Healthcare and IT Field!

Capital Workforce Partners’ Business Services team work with North-Central Businesses and Organizations to Find, Retain, and Grow the most qualified talent.

  • 2018-2019 Survey of Hiring Demand:
  • Manufacturing: 2500+ Positions
  • Healthcare: 1500 Positions
  • IT and other technology: 100 Positions

If you have positions you to need filled, please join us on: December 4th at 8:30am

Capital Workforce Partners will talk about the services available to employers.

  • Recruitment Assistance
  • Candidate Screening and Matching
  • Job Posting Service on
  • On the Job Training
  • Apprenticeships, and Work-Based Learning
  • Internship and Work Experience Programs

Join us December 4th at 8:30am at the Glastonbury Chamber office for an informational session



KeyBank Appoints New Business Banking Relationship Managers for Connecticut Market

KeyBank today announced the appointment of two new business banking relationship managers for the Connecticut market. Kristin Bures and Patricia Startz will manage commercial relationships for businesses with annual revenues ranging from $3 million to $20 million.  In addition to supporting the bank’s existing client relationships, Bures and Startz will be responsible for generating new business banking opportunities, and expanding commercial loans and deposit relationships for the bank. They report to Allison Standish-Plimpton who serves as senior vice president and business banking sales leader for KeyBank’s Connecticut and Western Massachusetts markets.

“We are thrilled to have these talented women on the KeyBank business banking team,” said Standish-Plimpton. “Their skills, expertise, and market knowledge will be of tremendous value in guiding business clients to achieve their short-term and long-term financial goals.”

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Kristin Bures joins the KeyBank business banking team with more than 25 years of retail and business banking experience. She will serve business clients throughout western Connecticut, and brings to her new role a strong background in relationship management and customer service. Most recently, Ms. Bures led KeyBank’s New Haven Main branch sales and service efforts as a licensed branch manager, a role she held since joining the former First Niagara Bank in 2012. Prior to joining Key, she held similar positions with HSBC and JP Morgan & Chase. Ms. Bures holds a B.A. from Dickinson College and is a 2016 graduate of the Connecticut School for Financial Management. She and her family live in Prospect.

Patricia Startz Headshot.jpgPatricia Startz brings over 20 years of banking experience to her new position at KeyBank as business banking relationship manager. Her expertise and extensive market knowledge will be instrumental in expanding Key’s relationships with business banking clients along the Connecticut shoreline. Prior to joining KeyBank, Ms. Startz worked for Bank of Boston, Fleet Bank and Citizens Bank where she held various sales and service positions in both the retail and commercial areas. Ms. Startz lives in New London with her husband.


Cheers for Ädelbrook was a Great Success Thanks to Local Support

Jeff Award.jpgThe Cheers for Ädelbrook Wine Tasting Fundraiser was able to bring in over $30,000 for the children and young adults with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders served in their programs. There were almost 300 tickets sold and well over 200 guests who attended. The money raised will provide additional communication devices to students and residents. These devices are critical in helping nonverbal individuals express their wants and needs, and end their isolation.

Part of the evening included the presentation of the David J. Carlson Humanitarian Award to Jeff King, a long-time supporter and volunteer with Ädelbrook. A Southington resident and employee of GeoInsight in Middletown, Jeff brings great enthusiasm and energy to all Ädelbrook events.

Special thanks to Willowbrook Spirit Shoppe who provided the many wonderful wine, beer and spirit vendors for the tastings, and Sweet Harmony who donated all the delicious desserts for the evening. Without the major sponsors this great community event would not be possible. Ädelbrook would like to thank American Eagle Financial Credit Union, Cromwell Energy, GKN Aerospace, Delta-T Group, Covenant Village, John Boyle Company, Witham Construction, Marcum, LLP, Middletown Toyota, May, Bonee & Clark, RTW, Six Degrees, GeoInsight, Minuteman Press – Wethersfield, Liberty Bank and Harding Construction.

Stay tuned to the Ädelbrook website for other great events and updates on what is happening. Visit