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Dog Fest 2022 – A Bark in the Park

June 10, 2022 | Comments Off on Dog Fest 2022 – A Bark in the Park

The 2022 Dog Festival was a real treat for the community. We saw well over 2000 people and 800 dogs attend the festival as it finally returns back to the spring.  The obstacle course was back in action with 130 dogs running the course over the 6 hours of the event. Once again we had…

Chamber Donates over $10,000 to Charity

October 29, 2021 | Comments Off on Chamber Donates over $10,000 to Charity

Chamber Donates over $10,000 to Local Non Profits   The Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce donations of over $10,000 from the recently held Slice of Saugatuck and Westport Dog Festivals. After a Covid forced hiatus of both festivals in 2020, the Chamber ran both events essentially back-to-back this fall with great success. As…

Chamber Hosts Debate

October 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Chamber Hosts Debate

The Chamber of Commerce and Westport Library Host Moderated by Matthew Mandell   The Chamber held a vigorous and informative debate between the three sets of candidates for Selectman. The debate was held LIVE in the library was televised live on Town Ch 79 and was watched via stream.    

Fairfield Radio Interviews Mandell

June 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Fairfield Radio Interviews Mandell

What’s Up in Fairfield radio interviewed Executive Director Matthew Mandell about how things are going in Westport during the pandemic. The far ranging discussion covers a lot of ground.   Watch it here:

News 7 NY Highlights Westport

June 1, 2021 | Comments Off on News 7 NY Highlights Westport

Eyewitness News 7 New York came to Westport and did a piece on outdoor dining during the Covid. The Chamber was please to bring them to our town and interview our Executive Director Matthew Mandell.

Drive In Concerts Sell out 10 for 10

May 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Drive In Concerts Sell out 10 for 10

Adapting to Covid, the Chamber created the first Drive In concert venue in the state. Then proceeded to sell out all 10 shows in the summer of 2020 and spring 2021.  The bands that played were: Tom Petty Project, Mystic Bowie (2), Terrapin (2), The Machine, Sophie B. Hawkins, Deep Banana Blackout and Dark Desert…

Governon Lamont joins in the Chamber’s Network meeting

June 6, 2020 | Comments Off on Governon Lamont joins in the Chamber’s Network meeting

Governor Ned Lamont was the featured speaker at the latest Chamber Morning Network meeting, held virtually. The Governor spent time answering questions about the how the State was going and what his plans were for the future as the lockdown eases and we move to reopen the state.

Outdoor Dining is Back

May 23, 2020 | Comments Off on Outdoor Dining is Back

The Executive Director of the Chamber, Matthew Mandell, was appointed to the ReOpen Westport Covid-19 Task Force. He was put in charge of the Restaurants and Deli section of town. He worked to get Westport’s restaurants open for outdoor dining as part of the Governor’s plan. The Chamber then set up and ongoing list of…

Zoom Westport Retail

May 12, 2020 | Comments Off on Zoom Westport Retail

The Chamber put on a 1 hour live interactive production featuring 12 local retailers. With people unable to shop in stores during the Covid lockdown we went into each store to help people know they are open for business via online sales or by appointment only.  Author Jane Green introduced the show which included music…

Take Home & Soul Launched featuring David Wax Museum

April 25, 2020 | Comments Off on Take Home & Soul Launched featuring David Wax Museum

The show must go on, so instead of being able to go out to a restaurant, the Chamber created Take Home & Soul take out dinner and streaming concert during the Covid lockdown. Ticket buyers bouight a take out meal to bring home and then watch the streaming concert.  Back for a second time, the…