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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…

Take Out is Goal as COVID-19 closes businesses

April 12, 2020 | Comments Off on Take Out is Goal as COVID-19 closes businesses

   As Covid – 19 closes businesses, the Chamber pushes forward with a Take Out Food Initiative to aid our struggling restaurants.

John Nemeth Plays Supper & Soul

February 29, 2020 | Comments Off on John Nemeth Plays Supper & Soul

John Nemeth played to a packed Trefz Forum at the Library, as Supper & Soul settles into it’s new concert venue. The dinner and concert series incorporated 9 local restaurants for this event, once again infusing capital into the local economy and entertaining eager concertgoers.

Kat Wright Headlines Supper & Soul at the Library

December 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Kat Wright Headlines Supper & Soul at the Library

The 6th emulation of the hit dinner and concert series featured rising star Kat Wright as the event moved to the Library’s new forum. Over 200 people, with almost 150 of them having dinner first at eight different downtown restaurants, enjoyed the show. This translated into an infusion of over $8,000 into the local economy,…

8th Slice – Wonderful Day in the Sun for Saugatuck

December 20, 2019 | Comments Off on 8th Slice – Wonderful Day in the Sun for Saugatuck

The sun was out and so were the people as over 2500 people descended on Saugatuck for the 8th annual Slice, food tasting and retail experience. 6 bands were playing throughout the area as eventgoers sampled from over 28 different food offerings at each of the local restaurants. Retailers set up shop outside and showed…

4th Annual Festival was a Dog’s Day in the Park

December 20, 2019 | Comments Off on 4th Annual Festival was a Dog’s Day in the Park

  It was a great day to be a dog and a human as well. This year 3000 people and over 1000 dogs came out to enjoy a great day of fun. 60 vendors, including non profits, had nothing but smiles as the crowds came walking by. There were crazy competitions, a wild obstacle course,…

Head for the Hills – Wows Supper & Soul

April 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Head for the Hills – Wows Supper & Soul

Head for the Hills – Plays the 5th Supper & Soul The Colorado based Newgrass Band fit perfectly into the acoustics of the Seabury Center on April 6th. What a great mix of rock, R&B, Folk and Americana all played within a Bluegrass setup. This was the bands first time playing in Connecticut. We’re sure…