Business Spotlight: Monday, Dec. 4, 2017

Business Spotlight: Monday, Dec. 4, 2017

Waterfront home in Quonochontaug sells for $1.29 million

CHARLESTOWN — Lila Delman Real Estate International reported the sale on Thursday of 834B West Beach Road for $1,295,000. Lori Joyal, managing broker of Lila Delman Real Estate International’s Watch Hill office, represented the seller.

“This waterfront home offered yet another example of Rhode Island’s beautiful coastline,” said Joyal. “Quonnie is truly one of the most beautiful seaside communities.”

The property is on the Quonochontaug Breachway and has access to the Atlantic Ocean and Quonochontaug Pond. The two-level house was built in 2007, according to town property records, and has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a deep-water dock. The owner was listed as Robert J. Darigan, of Hampton, Conn., and the property is assessed at $1,333,100. It was last sold in 2005 for $1,050,000.

Mystic Oil Co. secures school grants from ExxonMobil program

MYSTIC — Mystic Oil Company Inc., a fourth-generation family business that supplies gasoline and diesel fuel to 100 convenience stores and fueling stations, has worked with some of its independently operated Mobil stations and ExxonMobil’s Educational Alliance program to raise $6,500 for math and science programs around the region.

The company, an ExxonMobil distributor, secured 13 grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 per school from the alliance on behalf of the gas stations, according to Peter Zelken, Mystic Oil president. The company, founded in 1956 by Zelken’s great-grandfather, Aaron Agrin, operates in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New York.

Wheeler Middle School in North Stonington received $1,000 on behalf of Mystic Village Mobil, 66 Whitehall Ave., Mystic, and Sunny’s Mobil, 2414 Gold Star Highway, Old Mystic. North Stonington Elementary received $1,000 on behalf of Mystic Mobil, 34 E. Main St., Mystic, and Spicer Marketplace Mobil 560 New London Turnpike, North Stonington. 

The program is ongoing, and Zelken said that grant recipients “can look forward to these kinds of programs from the Educational Alliance program for years to come. ExxonMobil has committed over $30 million since the program’s inception, and more than $2 million in 2017 alone.” The grants are targeted at math and sciences.

Downtown Holiday Stroll set for Wednesday night

WESTERLY — The 21st Annual Holiday Stroll and Luminaria sponsored by the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Business Association will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown Westerly-Pawcatuck.

The streets will be lined with luminaria and caroling groups will fill the air with holiday music. Visitors can take a horse-drawn hayride, stop for complimentary hot chocolate and cookies, and keep an eye out for Santa Claus, who will be roaming the streets to spread holiday cheer. For any questions, please contact the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce at 401-596-7761 or visit its website.

Chelsea Groton lauds grand opening ofreinvented bank branch

GROTON — Chelsea Groton Bank has completed construction of its Center Groton location at 1319 Gold Star Highway and is celebrating with a week of educational and social activities beginning Monday, Dec. 4. The reinvented branch features a video conferencing room, lending library, diner booth, and a “knowledge bar” with complinentary coffee. The location will continue to have a teller line, traditional offices, and a drive-up ATM.  

Michael Rauh, president and CEO, said, “Our hope in reinventing the Center Groton branch is that it evolves from a place where people go to perform transactions to somewhere they can learn to feel confident, comfortable, and excited about their financial future.”

The banks said that free programs will be offered on a near-daily basis, with classes led by Miria Toth, community education specialist, Kristen Scott, customer solutions manager, and team members from the branch and various departments. The first class, from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, will deal with holiday scams. Visit for the full schedule.

 The ribbon cutting and reception will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday with the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut and the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce. On Friday, a family day will be presented with a visit from Santa.


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