Mystic Chamber's Party of 12 Fundraiser
Saturday, December 12, 2020

Giving makes you rich with happiness.

Dear Friends,

I know through your previous support, you join me in realizing the importance of the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce.  As a conduit in the community bringing together tourists, residents, businesses and ultimately economic development, it’s hard to imagine the losses and missed opportunities that Mystic, the Chamber and its members would incur without the strong advocacy and support from the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce.  

Unfortunately, those losses and missed opportunities were seen first-hand this year with the cancelation of the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival, the Mystic Lighted Boat Parade, the Groton Fall Festival and dozens of other community focused efforts brought by the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce.  These events sustain the Chamber as a valuable resource that impacts the Mystic economy and so many individuals and businesses throughout the region. In the state and really New England, Mystic is a top tourist destination.

We hope you fondly remember our 2019 annual gala and how it was reimagined into The Party of Twelve with over 250 in attendance while grossing $46,639.  Don’t worry that’s coming back in 2021 too.  

The Chamber has worked hard for the members by creating a social media program that utilized the current State of CT tag line – So Good to See You In Mystic.  We are seeing great social numbers with our Facebook and Instagram posts,  attracting tourists from the day trip-travel-close areas of Westchester County, Western Massachusetts and Fairfield County.  We are $6,500 from our goal to receive the state matching funds we have already secured.

The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce has served the community on both sides of the Mystic River for Decades and we have every intention of continuing those efforts for years to come.  Despite the challenges brought by this Covid year, we are looking forward, and anticipate getting back to a normal (sometime) in 2021. In the meantime we want to continue our efforts to support the Mystic Chamber and its 730 Members, and we need your help.  Our goal for this year’s Party of 12 is to match the funding of last year’s Party of Twelve.  

Here’s how you can help:

1. Please consider giving the cost to attend last year’s Party of 12 Event, which was $112 per person.

2. We know $112 may be a stretch for some individuals, but you can still help. Please consider a donation of $50 each.
3. If you work for, own or know of a business that is in the position to provide support during this time, please let me know and I will reach out to them about a corporate donation or sponsorship.  

We know there is a lot of giving going on right now, but we also know “giving makes you rich with happiness”. Your support is greatly needed and appreciated.  We are looking forward to providing for Mystic, our members and the Community in 2021 and beyond.


Bruce Flax

Chairman of the Board

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