The day – Business files



Jessica todd was recently promoted to Senior Vice President, Director of Finance and Accounting at Chelsea Groton Bank. She joined the bank’s accounting team in 2004 and was most recently Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Todd is Secretary of the East Lyme Public Trust Foundation and Treasurer of the East Lyme Middle School PTA. She and her family live in Niantic. For more information, visit

Smith Brothers Insurance, one of the top 100 independent insurance and risk management brokers, with offices in Niantic and Chester, has hired Mike Kelly as head of private client practice. He brings 15 years of experience in the insurance industry on the agent, broker and carrier side, with key leadership roles in high net worth personal insurance. Most recently, Kelly was Vice President, Regional Manager of PURE Insurance.

President and CEO of Westerly Community Credit Union, Steve White was elected to the Board of Directors of the Cooperative Credit Union Association as the representative of Rhode Island. The CCUA is governed by a board of 11 directors elected for a three-year term. For more information, visit


CT Foundation Eastern Chamber of Commerce Holiday Gala will take place on December 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Mohegan Sun. Tickets are available at or by calling 860-701-9113 for more information.


The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation donated $ 13,000 to six local pantries. The Foundation awarded $ 3,000 in grants to two pantries: The Friends of Assisi Food Pantry in Danielson and Saint Mary Food Pantry in Jewett City. A grant of $ 2,500 was awarded to the PIN Food Pantry project in Moosup. The Jonnycake Center in Westerly received a $ 2,000 grant, the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center received a $ 1,500 grant, and a $ 1,000 grant to United Way of Southeastern Connecticut will fund the distribution of mobile pantries at the Griswold Senior Center.

This year, the Foundation awarded 64 grants totaling over $ 70,000. The Foundation has provided over $ 1,000,000 in support to local organizations since the first grants were awarded in 2004. For more information, visit

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