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Annual Meeting
Thursday, April 20, 6:30 pm at The Rustic Barn, 157 Route 81. Guest Speaker: Resident State Trooper Scott Wisner .
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Schumack Construction
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"And everywhere, around, above, below, when the Preceptor bore his bride away, their songs burst forth in joyous overflow, and a new heaven bent over a new earth amid the sunny farms of Killingworth"
The Birds of Killingworth
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Welcome to the Chamber
The purpose of the Chamber of Commerce shall be to create a more favorable atmosphere for local business in harmony with the quality and character of the community.

The Board of Directors meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. All members are welcome to attend. Business owners interested in joining the Chamber are also invited to attend.
In This Month's Krier
Legislative Breakfast Talk Reinforces Importance of Small Business
On March 7th, the Killingworth Chamber cohosted it's first Legislative Breakfast with the Clinton Chamber at La Foresta Restaurant. First Selectwoman Cathy Iino, Clinton First Selectman Bruce Farmer, State Representatives Art Linares and Jesse MacLachlan, State Senator Ted Kennedy, and Emily Boushee, aid to Senator Christopher Murphy, completed the panel. Many Clinton and Killingworth Chamber members were in attendance as well as non-members who joined the conversations.

CT's economy is heavily reliant on small businesses. About 50% of the employed in CT are a part of small businesses. Our officials are aware of this economic force and took this meeting and the concerns of their constituents very seriously. Topics spanned a wide range of issues, including employment application disclosures, taxes, economic development, healthcare, and much more.

The chamber plans to host another meeting of this nature in the fall. Thank you again to the Clinton Chamber for their help in organizing the event, Francesco Lulaj of La Foresta for hosting us, to all the attendees, and to the officials for taking the time to listen to our concerns and discuss solutions.

President's Message
Franco M. Piscitelli
Hello Killingworth!
April is a busy and exciting month in Killingworth. With spring upon us, many of you, including myself, look forward to the outdoors and enjoying our beautiful town. The 350th Commemorative Booklet should arrive in your mailboxes any day now. The Chamber was tasked with creating an important keepsake for this important milestone and we hope you'll enjoy it for years to come. I would like to personally thank Karen Milano and Lynn Reed for their tireless effort to help put this all together, I couldn't do it without them. Also a special thank you to Tom Lentz, Municipal Historian, for creating many of the great articles in the book. Additional articles by Mr. Lentz can be found on our website and on the Killingworth Chamber Facebook. Thanks go out to the businesses and residents who helped fund this book. Finally, thank you to the 350th committee for allowing the Chamber to take part in this great celebration.

Please join us at the Killingworth Middle School on April 7th for a presentation on Killingworth's famous "Cowboy Valley." The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. and all are welcome. The Cowboy Valley presentation is something I am looking forward to sharing with our 5 year old son, hope to see you there!

The Chamber Annual Meeting will take place on April 20th at The Rustic Barn at 6:30 p.m. All members welcome to attend. We will announce our new slate of Board Officers and Directors. I'm honored to once again serve as President of the Chamber. In my first year, we've created some new events - the Chamber hosted its first Legislative Breakfast with the Clinton Chamber at La Foresta Restaurant. We also cohosted several Nexus Networking Meetings with the Clinton Chamber where business owners were able to more formally network and interact to help each other grow their businesses. Many Chamber traditions were continued - Pumpkin Carving Party, the Christmas Tree lighting, our Business After Hours, and the Summer Concert Series. Finally, our biggest accomplishment was the 350th book. We plan to revamp some of our services to our business members and the community as well, stay tuned.

In closing, I would like to thank Bob Allison of Coldwell Banker for his years of service on our Board of Directors. We wish Bob the best in future endeavors.
Franco Piscitelli