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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)

     

  • June 28
    After Six Networking at Greenwich Hospital

    5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

    No, it won’t cure your ills but it will make you very happy to network with your colleagues in the Hospital’s beautiful Garden Café area, weather-permitting. Founded in 1903, fourteen years before our Chamber was incorporated, we can raise a glass to toast all that this great organization does for our community.
    Register here

     

  • July 13, 14, 15, 16
    Sidewalk Sales

    Special gift bags, fan giveaways and more. Join us for a very special retail celebration as we honor our 100th anniversary. Mark your calendar! Sidewalk Sales are always held the second week of July, Thursday through Sunday. Visit our dedicated Sidewalk Sales page for updates and a list of participating merchants.
     
  • July 31
    Proclamation at Town Hall - It's Our Chamber's Birthday!

    Our Chamber was founded on this date in 1917. Join us at our Town Hall for this proclamation event declaring this date "Chamber Day." Our First Selectman, Chairman and President will be at Town Hall for a historical photo op. Join us!

     

  • August 7
    Moffly Media Best of Greenwich

    6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

    Delamar Greenwich Harbor

    Visit our Chamber 100th-themed table at this fun yearly event held by Greenwich Magazine that showcases local businesses.

     

  • September 6
    Annual Golf Outing
    Join us for our Chamber's yearly Golf Outing. We will have special raffle prizes related to our historic past. Have your foursome join us as we raise a glass (or two) to celebrate our special year afterwards.

     

  • September 28
    After Six Networking at Vineyard Vines

     

  • October 27
    Our State of the Town Luncheon

    Our First Selectman will acknowledge our Chamber's accomplishments over the past century. Join us as our First Selectman shares his vision.

     

  • October 25
    After Six Networking Oktoberfest at McArdle's

    5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

    Join us as we raise a mug of beer and relive past Chamber history at this fabulous organization that was started in 1910.

     

  • November 16, 17, 18
    Junior League of Greenwich
    Enchanted Forest

    Christ Church in Greenwich

    Visit our Chamber-inspired tree at the Junior League of Greenwich's Enchanted Forest annual fundraiser. The purchaser of our “very special” (shhh, it’s a secret until we roll it out) will be a BIG WINNER in many ways!

     

  • November 25
    Small Business Saturday - American Express

     

  • December 7
    Our Chamber's Annual Holiday Party at the Bruce Museum

    People are still talking about last year’s event that is always held at the historic Bruce Museum. Your last chance to relive the past with our historical throwback pictures on December 7th.

     

     


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    Recent Events

     

  • May 19
    Our Chamber's Annual Awards Ceremony
    Congratulations to our 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.