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THE GREATER SOUTHINGTON
Chamber of Commerce
Celebrating Years of Service 1938-
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Welcome to Southington, CT
The Town of Southington is located in Hartford County, seven miles Northwest of Meriden and nine miles East of Waterbury. It is bordered on the West by the town of Wolcott, on the North by the towns of Bristol and Plainville, on the East by the towns of New Britain, Berlin and Meriden, and on the South by the town of Cheshire.
Southington has an area of 36.8 square miles (ranks 40th out of 169 Connecticut towns) and its altitude varies between 140 and 900 feet above sea level. The average annual temperature is 48 degrees and its total annual rainfall is approximately 44.08 inches. The population of Southington is 41,000 as of 2003.
The topography of Southington consists of gently rolling hills with numerous level areas in the central section. Precipitous ridges extending N-S are prominent along the Eastern border. A highland with elevations up to 900 feet extends the entire length of the Western border and is a pronounced topographic feature. The Quinnipiac River and its tributaries are the principal drainage features of the Town.
A message from Art H. Secondo,
President and CEO of the Southington Chamber of Commerce:
Thank you for taking the time to visit the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce website. This site is averaging more than 130,000 hits per month and our advertisers know we are always promoting this site for their benefit and the benefit of viewers who may be looking for services from our members.
October 2003 was the beginning of a new era. I am pleased to state that our membership is steadily climbing and we recently reached the 550-member plateau.
Since 2003, your Chamber of Commerce has accomplished many good things that have helped our member clients. We’ve partnered with the Town of Southington to promote and market the economic amenities of this community. We’ve also sponsored numerous networking events and grand openings. We’ve had fun at the Annual Dinner and our prestigious golf tournament.
The Chamber of Commerce has used common sense in our approach to assisting our members. Our members know Southington is our only focus and our office is working daily to be creative, helpful and articulate. As a visitor to this site, I encourage you to visit the websites of our sponsors and please visit our virtual tour of Southington.
Make sure you see the photos of Southington and how the Chamber can work for you. Southington is a fast growing community of 42,000 residents with a wonderful location 20 miles between Hartford and New Haven. With five exits of Interstate 84, Southington has learned to grow with retail and commercial while retaining its New England charm.
Our downtown business district is a testimony to old fashioned beliefs that the heart of a community is its downtown. Southington is a mix of the old and new; a blend of young families and traditional ethnic families.
The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1938. Yet, times have changed and late in 2003, a new enthusiasm was rekindled and a mission was begun to earn the Chamber a position of respectability and accountability.
Welcome to the Chamber,
Arthur H. Secondo
A message from Mike Riccio, Town Council Chairman
Welcome to Southington, the Greatest Place on Earth! If you have found your way to the Southington Chamber of Commerce website, you will soon understand why so many people love to call this town their home. We have a tremendous cultural diversity dating back to our early Native American and English settlers, to our Immigrant, European, factory workers and farmers and presently to our international workforce at ESPN.
Please take some time through this website to explore our many, fantastic local shops, restaurants, professionals and our local industry. You will find that the we take tremendous pride in our public/private partnership in promoting business here in Southington with the Chamber and our Local Government. We are open for business 7 days a week when it comes to our customers and friends.
If you are thinking of bringing your business to Southington, stop by for a day, with your family and visit our local Ski Area in the winter or Lake Compounce in the summer. Take a ride by ESPN's World Headquarters and enjoy the vistas of our beautiful mountain ranges and many local farms. We have several new hotels in town if you are thinking of staying overnight and a plethora of restaurants from our national chains on the main thruways to our local sidewalk dining in our boutique restaurants in Downtown Southington and Plantsville.
Our Award Winning School System is 2nd to none and we pride ourselves in our fantastic sports programs from pre-school on up. If you are looking for a place to start or grow a business and raise a family, look no further, you are home! If you need a personal tour of all the wonderful things we have here in town, please don't hesitate to call me, I would love to show you around.
Welcome to Town,
Chairman, Southington CT. Town Council