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The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT welcomes new and prospective members to a Chamber 101: Membership Benefits and Orientation on Tuesday, Sept. 10, noon-1:30 p.m. at their Waterford offices. To learn more or register, visit or call 860-701-9113.

The Women's Business Development Council will host:

"Business Go: Live Planning" Tuesday, Sept. 10, noon–1 p.m., Laura Stetler, Presenter. WBDC, 300 State St., Ste. 419, New London.

"Entrepreneurship in 3 Easy Steps: Ready, Set, Go – SBA Program," Tuesdays, Sept. 17, 24 and Oct. 1, 5:15–6:45 p.m., Frank Alvarado, Presenter. WBDC, 300 State St., Ste. 419, New London.

"Small Business Workshop in Spanish" Wednesday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-noon, Moraima Gutierrez, Presenter. WBDC, 300 State St., Ste. 419, New London.

Programs are free. Register at or contact Susan Hackett at

SCORE will host:

"How to Start & Run a Successful Non-Profit," Wednesday, Sept. 4, 5:30–7 p.m., East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, Niantic,  presenter Bob Potter.

"Get Found on Google Search and Maps" and "Reach Customers Online with Google," Tuesday, Sept. 10, 9-10:30 a.m., Vicki Duffy Pavilion, 150 College St., Old Saybrook.

"Miranda Talks Brand," Wednesday, Sept. 11, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, 1055 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford, presenter Maria Miranda.

“How to Use QuickBooks to Manage Your Business Finances (I),” Tuesday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-noon, East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, Niantic. Presenter, Elizabeth Santaus.

For more information contact Anne Driscoll at


The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will hold a Business After Hours at Project Oceanology, co-hosted by Fuss & O'Neill and Robinson + Cole, LLP, on Thursday, Sept. 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration is $15 for members, $25 for nonmembers before Sept. 3, with an additional $5 after. For more information or to register, visit or call 860-701-9113.


Joan O. Vorster, of Stonington, partner in Mirick O'Connell's Litigation Group and member of the firm's Management Committee, was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Edition in the field of Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants. This is the first year Vorster has been recognized. Founded in 1916, Mirick O’Connell is a 67-attorney, full-service law firm with offices in Worcester, Westborough and Boston, Massachusetts.  For more information visit

Linda L. Mariani has been selected for inclusion in the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for her work in Family Law. For more information visit


Lathrop Insurance Agency hosted its 80th Anniversary Celebration at Watch Hill’s historic Lanphear Livery on Aug. 21. Lathrop Insurance is a family-owned, independent insurance agency with roots reaching back to The Great Hurricane of 1938. John Lathrop is President of Operations and his son, Daniel Lathrop, the VP of Operations.


The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT welcomes its newest members: Andy's Trim Shop; Better Together CT, Inc.; Capalbo Accounting Services, LLC; and Forever In My Heart Foundation. Visit to discover a full Chamber member directory.

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