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Michael young
Business: Michael Young, Roofcrafters
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"And everywhere, around, above, below, when the Preceptor bore his bride away, their songs burst forth in joyous overflow, and a new heaven bent over a new earth amid the sunny farms of Killingworth"
The Birds of Killingworth
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Welcome to the Chamber
The 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
Points of Light | Scott Elliott
Scott Elliott
Kudos to Scott Elliott, Killingworth resident and Xavier High School senior. He just won the 2017 Better Business Bureau's Student Ethics Scholarship which "recognizes exceptional ethics, leadership, service and academic achievement." The academic part is clearly recognizable in Scott's high school success and stunning SAT scores. The ethics, leadership and service elements are evident in his founding a group called 1BigCircle.

"1BigCircle is a social wellness club that offers free friendship-building activities for young adults who struggle with social engagement due to disabilities. The club is open to anyone 13 to 50 with special needs." states the organization's website 1bigcircle.org. Socializing and physical activities are artfully combined in many of the group's programs which are run by volunteers, both high school students and professional trainers. Today membership is around 100 people from central Connecticut and shoreline towns, including 25 SOCT members (Special Olympics Connecticut).

The social and fitness issues that people with disabilities encounter is something Scott witnessed first hand. Danny, Scott's older brother, has Down's Syndrome and found himself as an adult with less to do and fewer opportunities for social interaction. 1BigCircle is Scott's way of expanding Danny's world as he gets older.
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President's Message
Franco M. Piscitelli
Happy Holidays Killingworth!
As we enter the final month of the year, we wish our residents and businesses a joyous and peaceful holiday season. Please join us December 2nd at 4 p.m. to light our Christmas Tree at Parmelee Farm. This event continues to grow each year, as does our Christmas Tree! Santa will be there to take pictures with the kids and we'll sing carols as the tree is illuminated.

Rounding out a year of many firsts for the Killingworth Chamber, we will join the Shoreline Chamber and other local Chambers for the Annual Holiday Business After Hours Celebration on Tuesday, December 5th at Bill Miller's Castle in Branford. This popular event with food from many local eateries is considered the most entertaining Chamber networking event of the year.

2017 was a special year not just for the Chamber, but also for the town of Killingworth. The KCC partnered with several other local chambers to either co-host or participate in new-to-us events. It was great to see Killingworth Chamber members attend event opportunities that weren't available to our members in the past. We partnered with the Shoreline Chamber on the Net90 networking events, Business After Hours, and the Women in Excellence Luncheon. We also joined the Clinton Chamber for their Nexus networking events.

In 2018 we will continue to combine resources with other Chambers, offering more to our local businesses to help them grow and flourish. We hope these new initiatives have been valuable to our members. Best wishes to all, enjoy the holiday season!

Franco Piscitelli