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your gateway to Sound business

Join us for our "Business After Hours" to connect with the membership in a relaxed and social setting. Enjoy food and drink and network with area professionals, or simply unwind and socialize!

 Hosted at different member business locations this is your opportunity to engage with other members and business leaders.
$10 pre-registerered members, $15 members at the door, $20 non-members.

2015  Schedule

01/29   Madison Ave East
  Children's Tree Montessori School
03/26   Penny Lane Pub
04/9   AT&T/Get Wireless Now
04/23   Deacon Timothy Pratt
and Seaside Wines
05/7   Estuary Council of Seniors
05/28   Essence Center for Beauty & Wellness
06/25   High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
09/3   Florence Griswold Museum
09/24    Tea Kettle Restaurant/Impressive Catering 
10/15   Harris Outdoors/ Chalk Mercantile
11/12   Visiting Nurses of the Lower Valley/Spectrum Gallery 

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Arts & Crafts Festival

July 25 & 26, 2015

Register as a 2015 Arts & Crafts Festival Exhibitor!

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Each July over 145 artists and crafters display their work on the town green. Last year was our 51st Annual Arts & Crafts Festival and over 10,000 visitors enjoyed searching for that special painting, bracelet, stained glass, quilt, pottery piece, sculpture or wood carving.

Banner photo credits: Sally Perreten, Scott Comboni, Meryl Moskowitz


The votes are in, the ballots counted... Congratulations to the Chili Fest 2015 winners!
First place: Octagon at the Mystic Marriot
Second Place: Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa
Third Place: Water's Edge Resort & Spa

Gold - Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa
Silver - The Monkey Farm
Bronze - Saybrook Hardware

Honorable Mentions: Angus L McDonald/Gary Sharpe & Associates, The Monkey Farm, Saybrook Hardware

Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Guilford Savings Bank and our media sponsor


Featured Photo Gallery

Ribbon Cuttings 2014

Several businesses celebrated grand openings during 2014.
View the entire photo gallery here>>

(above: Iron House Fitness staff with Chamber Ambassadors and Board Members)

Economic & Legislative Toolkits


Economic Resources: a collection of business and economic resources for business owners or those looking to start a business.

Legislative Resources: find contact information for CT elected officials. Have you ever thought to write to your legislator but didn't know who or where to send to? This page is for you!

Chamber Events
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 Business Connections Hour

(formerly known as Monthly Membership Meetings)


Wednesday, March 18, 2015
8 - 9am
1775 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook

Moderated by Mark Appellof of Visiting Nurses of the Lower Valley

Held the 3rd Wednesday of the month, attendees will have the opportunity to introduce their business, meet other business owners and share ideas. Free to attend. Registrations requested>>

2015 Meeting Dates
February 18, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16

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 Video Tours of Old Saybrook

Click on a title below to play these brief, 1-minute videos. Produced by CGI Communications in conjunction with the Old Saybrook Chamber.