Local Briefs 3/6/18

Ugliest Office tournament begins

Transfer Enterprises Inc., an office furniture retailer, is accepting entries for its ugliest offices contest.  Submissions will go head-to-head in a tournament-style bracket competing for the grand prize of a $2,000 shopping spree at the Transfer Enterprise showroom in Manchester.  Submissions will be displayed on Facebook for voting, and can be sent in via email, Facebook, or Instagram.  Submission deadline is March 13.  Visit http://www.tedesk.com/office-madness/ for rules and submission details.

Leadercast event in East Hartford

The Connecticut River Valley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Leadercast 2018 at Goodwin College.  Leadercast is a networking event and business leadership seminar that brings together professionals from different backgrounds. The event will host six speakers, including Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to travel in space.  This is the second time the Chamber has hosted the event, which will take place on May 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Tickets are $99 and include lunch.  For details visit leadercast.com.

Free employment workshops

The Connecticut Department of Labor will offer a variety of free training and employment workshops in March.  They include: Interviewing Skills on March 9 and 26, and Fundamentals of Resume Writing on March 12 and 23, Successful Job Search Strategies on March 16, and Advanced Resume Writing on March 12.  All workshops run from 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. at 3850 Main St., Hartford.  Advance registration is encouraged due to space limitations.  Call 860-256-3700.

Donations for domestic abuse

Windsor Federal Savings has partnered with Interval House, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending and preventing domestic violence. Windsor Federal Savings will hold a donation drive through March to collect personal care items, diapers, and new twin-sized bed sheets.  Donations can be brought to any Windsor Federal Savings location.

Bank employees raise $4,000

Savings Institute Bank & Trust employees donated over $4,000 to local organizations dedicated to elder care.  Each quarter of the year the employee-funded Caring and Giving Program selects a cause and raises money for organizations that help those causes.  The Caring and Giving Program began in 2000 and has since donated more than $200,000 to community organizations.

Screening centers of excellence

Eastern Connecticut Health Network’s two acute-care hospitals, Manchester Memorial and Rockville General, have been named as Screening Centers of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance. Screening Centers of Excellence are committed to providing clear information based on current evidence on who is a candidate for lung cancer screening and complying with standards based on best practices.

Originally published by the Journal Inquirer

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