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Let The Games Begin, Jill MacDermaid owner

Nitin, LLC, Country Package Store, Nitin Patel, owner.
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Nemergut Consulting
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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. The next meeting will be held January 15th in the Killingworth Library meeting room. All members are welcome to attend. Business owners interested in joining the Chamber are also invited to attend.
In This Month's Krier
Ring in the New Year
By Fiona Phelan

Happy 2015!

2015 is the 15th year of the 3rd millennium, the 15th year of the 21st century and the 6th year of the 201s decade.

Named for the Roman god Janus, the two-faced god of beginnings, January was originally the 11th month, not the 1st, until at least 153 B.C. Janus looks simultaneously to the future and the past, a fitting symbol for this first day of the year. The weather of the first 12 days of the year is said to be indicative of the following 12 months.

2015 has been designated the International Year of Light and the International Year of Soils by the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

2015 is the Year of the Sheep according to Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Sheep starts from Feb. 19 (the Lunar New Year / Spring Festival of China) and lasts to Feb. 7, 2016.

The Pantone color of the year for 2015 is Marsala 18-1438. A naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls.

The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts that this winter will be another arctic blast with above-normal snowfall throughout much of the nation. The extreme weather will continue into summer 2015, which is expected to be predominantly hot and dry. The Farmer's Almanac is traditionally 80% accurate with its weather forecasts.

The Killingworth Chamber of Commerce wishes everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!
President's Message
Carrie Sassi
Happy New Year. It is my wish and hope that 2015 finds our families and businesses healthy and prosperous.

A new year is a time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the coming months. As I look back at 2014 I'm impressed with the accomplishments of the Chamber and its members most recently another highly successful Christmas at the Farm which gave many local vendors the opportunity to showcase their services and products.

The Chamber hosted its second fun-filled pumpkin carving event, a business after hours at Chatfield Hollow Bed and Breakfast, a wine tasting at J.V. Wines and Spirits, and our annual meeting at Killingworth True Value.

We have more exciting events coming up this year. If you would like to host an event at your business, contact Marketing Director Peg Scofield at (203) 641-2341. You'll definitely want to join us for our next business after hours at LaForesta Restaurant and Wine Bar on Monday, February 23rd. You don't have to be a Chamber member to attend one of our events.

Small businesses comprise approximately 54% of all U.S. sales and 66% of all net new jobs in the United States. Although small businesses may have modest employee numbers, they are certainly drivers of job growth and economic change in the country.

For a small town, Killingworth boasts more than 150 businesses as Chamber members. We have seen a number of brick and mortar businesses open their doors this past year and numerous home-based businesses are flourishing. If you haven't joined the Chamber yet, come find out what we have to offer. Visit our website at www.killingworthct.com or attend one of our meetings, the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Library.

Carrie