Welcome to Clinton!
A mixture of small town quaintness and historical charm make Clinton a great place to start: a family, a business, a vacation.
The new Morgan School stands as an example of the commitment to education that new families are looking for. It is in our history: Yale got its start in Clinton. But there’s more than just the schools: From the town beaches and marinas to the two large recreational complexes, there is a wide variety of outdoor activities. The Henry Carter Hull Library offers much more than books with its many programs for kids and adults. The Andrews Memorial Town Hall is the home of the Opera Theater of Connecticut, the George
Flynn Classical Concert Series, and the Clinton Park & Rec Family Theater. The Liberty Green Historic District invites you to walk back in time with stops at Old Brick and the Stanton Museum.
The Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to enhancing the local economic vitality and quality of life of the greater Clinton area. Through a core of volunteers and professional staff, the Chamber provides leadership, support, and networking within the business community. Our membership includes large organizations, one-man shops, and everything in between in retail, industrial, construction, service, and, of course, the marine industry. This website will connect you to the business you need in our member directory and to see some of the many activities and events happening.
Clinton’s natural harbor is fed by three rivers coming to join Long Island Sound behind the shelter of Cedar Island. Visit any of our many marinas for a beautiful view of the water. Soak in the sun at one of our town beaches. Enjoy the fresh seafood at many of our fine restaurants, or sample some of the other cuisines available from American to Italian to Chinese.
The Chamber office is at 50 East Main Street in Clinton and we are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the week. In our community room we have brochures, calendars, and menus from local businesses and organizations. Give us a call at 860-669-3889 for directions, referrals, or any information you may need about Clinton.
Clinton is a Great Place to Start: anything.
Paul Orsini, Executive Director
Laurie Watrous, Assistant to the Director
Chairman: David Elder, Town Pride
Vice Chairman: Mary Ellen Ierardi, Michael B. Ierardi, Jr. Memorial Fund
Treasurer: Kathleen Mones, Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets
Secretary: Jeannette Eschner, Liberty Bank
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Sarah Borgnis-Tobin, Henry Carter Hull Library
Michael Cuoco, Clinton Insurance
Lisa Dockus, DeNovellis by the Shore
Sean Ewers, Guilford Savings Bank
Faith Hamilton, Hamilton Educational Learning Partners, LLC
Sheila McKinley-Bell, Shoreline HR Consulting
Ashley Schrempp, Grove Gardens Landscaping
Pete Snelgrove, Technique Printers
Mike Spotts, Clinton Glass
Jules West, American Merchant Services
Robyn Wolcott, Shore Publishing / Harbor News
The Clinton Chamber of Commerce is a business advocate organization serving the retail and professional business sectors.
We are the front door to the community. We are a valuable information center distributing maps, lists, referrals, and area demographics on a year-round basis.
Our Mission Statement
The Clinton Chamber of Commerce is non-profit membership organization dedicated to enhancing the local economic vitality and quality of life of the greater Clinton area. Through a core of volunteers and a professional staff, the chamber provides leadership, support, and networking within the business community.
The Chamber has over 200 member business from the Clinton area. It is governed by the Board of Directors, which is made up of 15 volunteers from the business arena. Executive officers are elected each June at the annual meeting. Board terms are two years, with eight positions filled one year and seven the next. The chamber office and day-to-day operations are managed by the executive director and an assistant. The Board meets monthly, and the meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend.
ACTIVITIES AND COMMITTEES
On a regular basis, the Clinton Chamber of Commerce holds networking opportunities such as Business After Hours, business breakfasts, informational seminars, prepares and publishes the annual community guide, and publishes a monthly newsletter. The chamber holds an Annual Business EXPO to which the public is welcomed. The chamber co-hosts the annual 5K road race in August. It also hosts a series of free outdoor summer concerts. Other special functions include an annual free concert by the U.S. Coast Guard Band. The office posts an on-line calendar of communitywide events. All chamber functions and activities are open to not-yet-members as well. Functions are publicized in the chamber newsletter, on the chamber’s website at www.clintonct.com and through the local media.
The chamber offers access to group-rate health insurance. You must be a chamber member to participate in the plan.
WHAT DOES THE CHAMBER NEED FROM ME?
Your help will be as welcome on a single committee or activity as it would be on several. Involvement is determined by individual choice. The chamber is supported almost entirely by its dues paying members. In addition to personal time and commitment, continuation of the chamber requires payment of dues.
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
Membership in the Clinton Chamber of Commerce is an investment—not a donation. Our membership dollars add strength to our numbers and to the chamber’s ability to get the job done right. Chamber membership unites the business spirit. Through its many committees (retail, service, education, fund-raising) and on-going projects, the chamber works for each of you.