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Darien Chamber Welcomes New Executive Director

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:03
I’m very pleased to announce that Susan Cator will join the Darien Chamber of Commerce as Executive Director on May 5th.  Susan will be responsible for the day to day operations of the Chamber. Come to TD Bank~Darien, The Title Sponsor for the Darien Going for Green Business Mixer on Wednesday April 23rd to meet […]

Darien Chamber Mobile App…Get It FREE

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 14:55
There are so many reasons why Mobile Apps are popular, but it edits down to 3 things: Ubiquity of Smartphones Ease of getting App (especially when FREE) Better loading and visibility. Get the FREE DARIEN CHAMBER MOBILE APP www.darienctchamber.us

Nielsen’s Florist 70th Birthday Celebration

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:06
A Darien institution is celebrating its 70th birthday next month,and the whole town is invited to its party! “70 years in business is certainly something to be proud of, even shout about and that is certainly what Nielsen’s Florist of Darien intends to do. To mark this spectacular event, Nielsen’s will be hosting a flower […]

Helen Ainson Benefit for SMILE TRAIN

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:28
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Carol Wilder-Tamme Retiring from Darien Chamber

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 09:28
After ten years as President of the Darien Chamber of Commerce, I plan to retire on May 15, 2014. I’d like to give my sincere thanks to the many board members who have volunteered their time and energies to the Chamber, the Darien business community and the many smart, fun and interesting business professionals I’ve […]

Amanda Smith Caterers Welcomed to Darien

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 12:33
Amanda Smith Caterers opened their newest space with a Ribbon Cutting from the Darien Chamber of Commerce.  The  new boutique, tasting space, and offices on the Post Road across from the Darien public library offers a state–of–the–art–kitchen to host cooking classes and demos as well as an office where clients can come discuss the details […]

Darien Gets SoNo Bakery on Tokeneke Rd.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 13:59
Darien residents will soon have a new reason to shop on Tokeneke Road. The SoNo Baking Company & Café should open this summer in the space formerly occupied by The Dock Shop. This will provide increased foot traffic for the other local stores such as; The Dock Shop, Bling, Darien Carpet, Hairy Barker (rear), Meatball […]

Darien Snowy Sunrise

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 09:42
After 9.3 inches of snow yesterday, the sunrise in Darien over the 5 Mile River this morning was beautiful.

CT Predicts Surplus Will Guard Against Future Tax Increases

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 15:38
CT Comptroller Kevin Lembo today announced that the state’s outlook for Fiscal Year 2014 continues to grow positive with a current projected surplus of $506.1 million.  Lembo wrote. “Significant dollars in reserve will guard against future tax increases and service reductions during inevitable future recessionary cycles.” Nonetheless, I predict future tax increases. CLICK HERE  for […]

5th Annual Darien Restaurant Week

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:26
If you enjoy he charm, and diversity of our local restaurants, then help them thrive!  Plan on a couple of lunches and/or dinners at the Darien Restaurant Week participating dining establishments.

Do You Know a Local Hero?

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 15:49
Do you want to surprise them with a Home Makeover? A  casting assistant for HGTV’s Cousins Undercover (a series where neighborhood heroes receive surprise home makeovers) contacted me.  They are  looking for nominations within the tri-state area. For Details CLICK HERE    

How Do You Get Through Life’s Problems?

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 15:59
Get some easy pointers from the group of experts with The Life Solution Center of Darien.  They work with people who: have lost jobs, are looking for jobs, have family problems, have just lost a loved one, are dealing with addictions, are getting ready for a new chapter in their life, or just people who […]