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True Value Hardware, Killingworth

Thursday, April 12 6:30-8:30

Realtor's Breakfast
Chatfield Hollow Inn, 10 Fire Tower Road, Killingworth

Friday, April 13 8:30 -10:00am
April Member Profile
Barnum Capital Management
Business: Fence World, Inc
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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
Lions Club Citizen of the Year –Suzanne Davenport
By Clark Judge
NASA Rover Challenge
After 41 years of living in Killingworth and serving as a community leader, environmentalist and visionary, Sue Davenport is getting something back from the town. She has been named the Lions' Club's 2018 Citizen of the Year.

The third female to be honored in the last four years and the 14th since the award was initiated in 1971-72, Davenport is among the most deserving of the Club's 46 recipients. In fact, when you consider her litany of accomplishments, it's a wonder she wasn't named before.

Sue was vice-president of the Killingworth Nursery School and president of the Killingworth Creative Arts Council. She helped form the town's Open Space Committee, was its first chairperson and served on the committee for 13 years. She has been a long-time member of the Lower River Valley Horseman's Club, serving as secretary, clearing riding and hiking trails and organizing trail rides.

Sue was a director of the Killingworth Land Conservation Trust for over 15 years, where she served as president for six. More importantly, she was instrumental in the purchases of the town's cranberry bog as well as Welter Woods, a 57-acre parcel of land that created a continuous 450-acre greenway in the heart of Killingworth. She was a founding member of the Killingworth Foundation, where she held the positions of co-president, vice-president and secretary. And she was a member of the town's Planning and Zoning Commission for eight years.
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President's Message
Franco M. Piscitelli
Hello Killingworth Friends
As I'm writing this, we are all still recovering from the storm on March 7th. I truly appreciate the effort from all the organizations who contributed to get our town up and running again. Certainly the service men and women involved in getting the power back on and clearing out trees deserve a lot of credit, working long hours. For me, the best was seeing all the posts on social media of people offering their house to anyone without power who needed a shower or a cup of coffee. The parents that had to stay home and entertain children for three days deserve a lot of credit as well!

We will host our Annual Meeting on April 12th at True Value. After we quickly approve the budget for this coming fiscal year, representatives from the Middlesex Chamber will speak. Over the past year, the Killingworth Chamber has looked at several options regarding a possible merger with another chamber. The board exhausted the advantages and disadvantages of those options. As a board, we determined merging with the Middlesex Chamber was the best option. While this hasn't been finalized and there is still progress to be made, both Chambers feel like this will be a great fit. We encourage all the Killingworth Chamber members and non-members to attend this meeting. This will be a significant decision impacting the future of our Chamber. You'll have an opportunity to ask questions and to learn more about the Middlesex chamber and all their benefits, for which there are many. This merger could be a great opportunity to bring business from Middlesex County and beyond and to expand our business coverage. A primary goal of the board was to keep the Krier intact. We feel this merger will allow for that to continue and grow. So, please join us and voice your opinion on this major decision.

On April 13th, we will co-host a "Killingworth Realtor's Breakfast." From 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Chatfield Hollow Bed and Breakfast. Local realtors will shine a light on all the great things people should know about Killingworth—our public amenities, the great local businesses, civic organizations, youth sports, natural beauty, quality of the schools, community spirit, great restaurants, and tourist attractions. We have never hosted an event like this before and we hope to see you join us again.

We are excited about the future of the Chamber and the Krier. Thank you again to all the businesses who have supported our events and the Krier throughout the years. All the best to everyone.

Franco Piscitelli