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  • Celebrating 100 Years of Business and Commerce

     

  • We are busy planning some really exciting events honoring our Chamber's 100th Anniversary in 2017.

    We hope you will join us in our year of celebrations! Below is a list of some of our planned events. 

     


  • 2017 Calendar of Events

    Please keep checking back for updates and details. Event details are subject to change.
    (You can register online closer to these events)

     

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  • December 7
    Our Chamber's Annual Holiday Party and Storefront Decorating Awards Presentation

    Gilles Clement Gallery, 45 East Putnam Avenue

    Please join us on December 7th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. for our special holiday party! We will announce the winners of our Greenwich storefront holiday decorations contest, view pictures of the award winners and cheer the holidays ahead.
     

    We will celebrate at the award-winning interior designer’s Greenwich art gallery, Gilles Clement Gallery. Meet with visionary designer Gilles Clement and be amazed by his visionary mix of today’s best talent which has made the Clement name an essential destination for art connoisseurs. This art gallery is a feast for the eyes!


    This is a Holiday Party that you absolutely will not want to miss!
     

    Tickets: $20 Members; $30 Non-Members


    We thank our host and beverage sponsor:

     

     

     


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    2017 Centennial Events

     


  • Proclamation at Town Hall -
    July 31st is Now "Chamber Day!"
    Our Chamber was founded on July 31st in 1917.


  • Our Chamber's Annual Awards Ceremony
    Congratulations to our 2017 town heroes:

     

     


  • 2017 Business Showcase

    A huge thank you to all our sponsors, attendees and volunteers for making our 2017 Business Showcase not only the Biggest Networking Event of the year - but also the Greatest!

    Visit our 2017 Business Showcase page for our sponsors and press.

     

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    March After Six at Greenwich Historical Society

    Greenwich Historical Society provided the perfect networking venue to help us celebrate our 100th year of business and commerce. Below is an excerpt from the slideshow they crafted for our event - a perfect tribute to our town's vibrant history.

     

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      This is a view of Greenwich in 1917, the year the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce was founded.
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      Electricity changed many things for the Town. By 1914 more than 12 merchants had electric marquees that were kept lit until 11:30 p.m.
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      William E. Finch, Sr.’s pharmacy was located where Starbucks is today. He became president of the Chamber in 1920 and documented the civic role of the Chamber for 20 years in scrapbooks that are now in the Archives at the Greenwich Historical Society that was dedicated to his son William E. Finch, Jr. in 1987.
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      On Conscription day 2,218, young men registered for service in World War I. That was more than 10% of the total population of the Town.
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      The Chamber of Commerce spearheaded the creation and dedication of a WWI memorial in 1928 in the Municipal Town Center.
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      Greenwich’s population more than doubled between 1910 and 1930 to 33,000. In 1932 a parade celebrated the widening of Greenwich Avenue.
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      Greenwich Avenue was designated an Historic District in 1978, followed shortly thereafter by the designation of the Municipal Center Historic District (outlined in red). The surviving buildings of historic significance date from 1878 to 1940.
  • Our Chamber Board Chair Frank McBrearity and President Marcia O'Kane Centennial Cocktail Celebration at Betteridge Jewelers

    Our year of celebrating has officially kicked off!


    Visit our Photos web page and our Facebook page #GCC100th for photos from our Centennial Cocktail Celebration and for ongoing updates.

     

    For more Greenwich Magazine event photos by Bob Capazzo/Big Picture click here.


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  • "Thumbs up" for the Chamber's Year of Celebrations!
    Follow the Centennial Excitement:

     

    Keep up on our exciting centennial year with Facebook #GCC100th

    and in the news:
     

    Greenwich Chamber hosts nostalgic centennial celebration
    Greenwich Time, January 27, 2017

     

    Greenwich Chamber of Commerce to celebrate 100th anniversary
    Greenwich Time, January 22, 2017

     

    Greenwich Chamber Preparing Landmark Celebration
    Greenwich Time, April 2016

     


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    Remember When?

     

    Browse through our Chamber's history...


    One thing has remained a constant in our Chamber's 100 years of business and commerce —
    our commitment to advocating for the interests of our business community.

     

    Thank you to our members and community for supporting our mission to:

    Advocate | Promote | Connect | Educate

     

    Below are some photographs and certificates found at our Greenwich Chamber of Commerce office and documents preserved for us by the Greenwich Historical Society.

     

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    Events over the years...


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    Want to get involved?

    You can join our volunteer committee to help us plan for this momentous year. Write us at GreenwichChamber@GreenwichChamber.com.