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THE GREATER SOUTHINGTON
Chamber of Commerce
Celebrating 75 Years of Service 1938-2013
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Your Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce serves the Greater Southington area including Marion, Milldale, Plantsville, and Southington. There are no geographic restrictions, however, for businesses interested in joining the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce.
Here are some of the ways your Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce works for you:
You can draw out the resources not only of your Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce, but also on its strong network of affiliations:
• Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce Association
• Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency
• Central Connecticut Tourism District
• Connecticut Economic Development Resource Center
• Connecticut Business and Industry Association
• Connecticut Association of Chambers of Commerce
• Manufacturing Alliance Council of Connecticut
• National Association of Fairs and Festivals
• New England Association of Chambers of Commerce
• United States Chamber of Commerce
Individuals, companies and organizations who meet the criteria in the following information and who are members of The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce, Inc. in good standing are eligible to receive annual awards. Presentation of awards take place at the Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner and Auction in March.
Beautification Award: This award is presented annually to developers and commercial property owners who have constructed new or made exterior improvements to building facades which resulted in improving the overall appearance of the greater Southington community. Nominations should include a brief description of the total project completed, action steps taken, timeframe to complete project, and be accompanied by before and after photos.
Business Person of the Year, "Riccio Brothers Award": This award is presented annually in honor of the twins, Ralph and Vito Riccio for their generosity, friendship and commitment to the greater Southington community. Collectively, Ralph and Vito have served almost every social and civic organization of the community. Their slogan for giving so much to their community is inscribed in the sidewalk still today in front of their old store on North Main Street, "Did You Riccio Today?" This award is received by an outstanding business person who has demonstrated a sound commitment to the greater Southington Community as a business owner and community volunteer. Nomination should include a brief description of the individual's business and community accomplishments.
Community Spirit Award: The Community Spirit Award was initiated in 1994 and is presented annually to an individual, group of people, or organization who has succeeded in bringing together a diversity of people for the good of a common cause. Nominations should include a brief description of the project, program or event; its purpose and results; key contact person, and any other information pertinent to the award.
Employee of the Year, "Ann Hauver Award": This award is presented in honor of Ann Hauver who retired as Office Manager and Secretary for the Chamber of Commerce in 1993 after 27 years of service. It is awarded to the individual who exemplifies the ethics and spirit of a local business. Nominations should include a description of why you would select the individual citing specifics pertaining to the person's job and community activities.
Any nominations can be forwarded to The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce, Factory Square, 27 West Center St., Suite 201 Southington, CT, 06489.
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Health Insurance and Dental Plans - The Chamber Insurance Trust offers small business members a variety of high quality, affordable insurance programs. It is a voluntary alliance of more than 50 participating Chambers of Commerce across Connecticut and was created to bring the combined buying power of thousands of Chamber of Commerce Members. Currently the Trust provides insurance to more than 6,000 companies across Connecticut.
Coming Soon - Chamber of Commerce Member-to-Member Discount Card - Southington's discount shopping card. This is a totally free marketing opportunity for your business with no strings attached. Your business can take advantage of free publicity and increased business by offering an exclusive discount or special offer to Chamber of Commerce member businesses and their employees. You and your employees will also receive cards to take advantage of discounts!
Certificate of Origin - FREE for members!
Free Media Services - The Southington Chamber of Commerce can assist you with many forms of media marketing you may wish to do for your business. We can help organize an effective media plan for your business. Call today for details.
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Legislative Breakfast - During an election year, you can join the Chamber of Commerce for breakfast, commentary and Q&A's from the Candidates.
Scholarships for Students - A scholarship fund was established by the Chamber of Commerce to assist students in furthering their education. It is the organization's goal through this program, to help prepare students for their position as future business leaders in our community. Students who are employed by a member of the Chamber of Commerce, or whose parents are employees or a member of the Chamber of Commerce, are eligible for the scholarship. (other restrictions apply)
Starting Your Own Business Informational Packages - Click Here to go to SCORE. There you can find out all kinds of pertinent business information in getting your business started.
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"Southington CC Express" - An exclusive monthly newsletter of The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce
Membership Directory and Community Guide - members receive a free listing.
Maps and Posters
Please make sure that we have your correct email address so that you can receive our monthly email reminders
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The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce serves the Greater Southington area including Marion, Milldale, Plantsville, and Southington, however, there are no geographic restrictions for businesses interested in joining the Chamber of Commerce.
To find out how your business can become a member of The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce, contact us via phone or email!
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