The Commons is pleased to welcome Christine Slocumb, President and Founder of Clarity Quest Marketing to The Commons Advisory Committee. Her agency specializes in healthcare, biotech and technology marketing and has locations in Mystic, Connecticut, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Seattle, Washington. Christine has over 20 years of marketing, business development, and product management experience in Fortune 50 and startup firms. As the founder of Clarity Quest Marketing, she has grown revenues for healthcare and technology firms. She believes marketing must be accountable for producing tangible results and positive ROI. She is an innovative problem-solver with strong acuity for marketing financial analysis, revenue forecasting, resourcing and fearless marketing. Christine holds 8 U.S. patents, along with MSEE and MBA degrees.

Thames River Innovation Places – Project Ignite 

Ignite is a partnership between The Commons and Spark Makerspace established under the Thames River Innovations Places grant from CTNext and sponsored by the TRIP collaborative. Ignite is designed to spur new ideas, businesses, and innovative growth in the Thames River region by producing events, sponsoring education, and connecting entrepreneurs into the business development support system.

There are two upcoming Ignite events called “Accelerate Your Business” that offer business know-how to individuals and small companies interested in learning how to start-up or to grow an enterprise. Ignite programs are open to all industry types. Register below under Upcoming Events. For more information on Ignite please email

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