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Welcome to the ChamberThe purpose of the Chamber of Commerce shall be to create a more favorable atmosphere for local business in harmony with the quality and character of the community.
The Board of Directors meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. All members are welcome to attend. Business owners interested in joining the Chamber are also invited to attend.
In This Month's Krier
Big Band Sound in a Little TownIn July the Killingworth Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert Series featured the 50-piece Connecticut Symphonic Winds Band. Co-Sponsored by residents Don and Jacque Wilcox, the band played Broadway and movie favorites like Les Misérables and Star Wars as well as traditional big band compositions and marches.
While the rain may have kept the crowd intimate, those who attended were really treated to an outstanding performance and a relaxing afternoon. The third in the Chamber of Commerce Concert Series will be on Sunday, August 14th from 3-5 pm and will feature the Meadow Brothers. The concert is co-sponsored by TD Bank.
If you attend, parking is available in the main lot at Parmelee, and transportation to the pavilion is available for those who need assistance. Bring your picnic and a lawn chair and come out and enjoy the sounds of summer.
I hope you all are enjoying the summer season. The kids will be going to school at the end of the month and it's crazy to think that we are sending our little one to Kindergarten in just a few weeks. Didn't we just bring him home from the hospital? Time flies. As the summer months wind down, I would like to remind you of some upcoming Chamber events. Our Summer Concert Series continues in August at Parmelee Farm. Don't miss out on the ever popular Farm market as well, where some of our members are vendors. In October, we will have our annual Pumpkin Carving, look for details in next month's issue. I'm sure it's hard to think about the holiday season, but our popular event, Christmas at the Farm will be held in December with new activities for all.
All Chamber events are organized and worked on by the KCC Board with the help of members. I will continue to stress the importance of volunteer assistance from our community for these great town events. If you are a Chamber member looking to get more involved, joining one of the event committees is a great place to start. It's not a ton of time commitment and a lot is done through email.
One of my big initiatives as Chamber president is to facilitate and encourage business networking through the Chamber. In September, we will host our first Nexus Business Meeting. This is a structured, efficient, networking meeting for business professionals to talk about and promote their business in a direct fashion to other business owners in the Chamber. The hope is that these other business owners will remember you and what type of client you are looking for. When they are in their day to day business activities, if a referral opportunity comes about, they will remember you and refer that business to you. More on this event will be in our September Krier issue.
Finally, as Killingworth prepares for their 350th anniversary next summer, the Chamber will be in charge of creating the Commemorative booklet. We are looking for advertising from businesses and stories from residents to help create a memorable booklet to help celebrate this incredible milestone.
Thank you for your support!