Chamber to Participate in Tourism Advocacy Day March 15 in Hartford

Event hosted by the Connecticut Tourism Coalition

Eastern CT – The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut has announced their participation in Tourism Advocacy Day on March 15 in Hartford. The event is hosted by the Connecticut Tourism Coalition and will begin at 10 a.m. in the Old Judiciary Room in the State Capitol building.  Participants will attend meetings with House and Senate leaders and their individual representatives to lobby on behalf of tourism in Connecticut.

“Tourism supports tens of thousands of jobs in our state,” said Tony Sheridan, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT. “We are asking employees in the tourism industry to participate in this advocacy conference in order to support and grow eastern CT tourism, which is a critical segment of our economy.”

Joshua’s Limousine Service will provide a free coach bus which will pick participants up from the Waterford Crystal Mall at 8:30 a.m. They will return at approximately 2 p.m. Tourism industry workers, such as chefs, wait staff, and those in hospitality, are encouraged to come in uniform and ride with the Chamber to Hartford. There is no cost to ride or to participate.

Local legislators will attend Tourism Advocacy Day, as well as Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Deputy Commissioner Tim Sullivan. There will be a Tourism Caucus meeting hosted by Senator Paul Formica and Representative Diana Urban at 11 a.m.

For additional information on tourism-related support, contact Cara MacDonald at

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About the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut:
The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut is a collaborative of business and community leaders dedicated to securing and enhancing the economic vitality of eastern Connecticut. The Chamber works to create value for its members and the region by providing forums for business networking, leadership and discussions of issues that affect the region; providing opportunities for members to showcase their products, services and accomplishments; helping small businesses succeed through educational programs; and working to reduce the costs of doing business in Connecticut.  For more information, visit