Chambers of Commerce partner to present Groton-Stonington Update April 28


Chambers of Commerce partner to present Groton-Stonington update
The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut and the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce to jointly host “State of Groton & Stonington” on April 28

STONINGTON, Conn., March 28, 2023 – The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut and the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce will partner to host the “State of Groton & Stonington” presentation and forum on Friday, April 28 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Hilton Mystic, 20 Coogan Boulevard.

The morning’s dais will feature Stonington First Selectman Danielle Chesebrough, City of Groton Mayor Keith Hedrick, and Town of Groton Manager John Burt. Presenters will share information about economic development projects, education, and other notable activities, as well as answer guest questions. Groton and Stonington have a total population of over 56,000 people, according to the 2020 Census. The governance of the village of Mystic is divided between the two shoreline towns.

The two regional business associations last came together for a similar presentation in 2019, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the April 28 program will be the first in-person Groton business update since.

“Connecting business and community leaders with their elected officials and policymakers is a key aspect of our Chamber’s mission, and this program has provided an informative and engaging platform for more than 10 years,” said Tony Sheridan, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut. “Our two Chambers jointly represent hundreds of organizations based in or servicing Groton and Stonington, and we look forward to presenting timely, topical updates to our constituency.”

“As a former Mayor of Groton, I fondly remember attending this event and how informative it was for the whole community,” said Bruce Flax, President of the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce. “The Greater Mystic Chamber serves all of Groton and Stonington, and creating one event that touches the Mystic area and these towns is important for business owners, local residents and their political leaders.”

Tickets for the State of Groton & Stonington are available at or Doors open at 7:30 a.m. on April 28, with presentations beginning at 8 a.m. Hot breakfast is included in the $25 Chamber member, $35 non-member price. Sponsored tables are also available for reservation.

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 since 1910. 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

About the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce: The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, for over 80 years, serves as the business voice for Groton, Stonington, and Mystic. Our mission is to advocate for business and tourism; to promote business alliances; to provide valuable benefits and services to our members; and to serve as a strong community partner in the economic development efforts in the Greater Mystic area. We sponsor and facilitate community events, promote local business and the regional tourism industry, are a resource for small business owners, provide opportunities to get involved with the community, and serve as an advocate for our members with local government. For more information, visit