Chamber of Commerce Eastern Connecticut
Community Concierge is a project from the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT. It is connected to the TRIP (Thames River Innovation Place) initiative, which seeks to showcase New London and Groton, CT, and their surrounding communities, as an attractive place to do business.
The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT is eastern CT’s business advocate, working on behalf of our membership, residents, and visitors to ensure the long-term economic vitality of our region.
Learn more about the Chamber, our programming, events, activities, and more, plus find additional information about the region’s business community, at ChamberECT.com.
The TRIP initiative is a new alliance of public, private, and non-profit organizations from New London and Groton which will showcase these two cities as an “Innovation Place” within CT. Innovation Places support the success of local companies and entrepreneurs by providing guidance, resources, and networks to accelerate their growth. As Innovation Places develop, new businesses and new residents will be attracted to the area.
Find more information about TRIP and its associated projects at ThamesRiverInnovation.org.
CTNext is the primary supporter of Innovation Places within Connecticut. In spring 2017, CTNext awarded the initial proposal for a Thames River Innovation Place a $900,000 matching grant to achieve its goal of fostering engagement in the communities of New London and Groton. The Chamber’s Community Concierge initiative complements additional programming by the Spark Makerspace, CURE Innovation Commons, and other involved community partners seeking to showcase eastern CT as an attractive place to do business.