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POQUONNOCK PLAINS PARK
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017 | 11AM-5PM
Vendor Registration Form

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The Groton Business Association organized the first Groton Festival in 2006. It was born from an idea to create a community-wide event that would attract artists, crafters and businesses and nonprofit organizations to display their wares and information at Poquonnock Plains Park in Groton. Since its inception, the Fall Festival has grown dramatically. We now have over 100 vendors participating, and thousands of people from the local area and throughout the New England region attending this annual event.

Net proceeds from the festival will be used to support GBA events, including Groton’s Annual Holiday Lights Parade in December and projects throughout the year. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 860-572-9578.

Already an Exhibitor?

Register Here for the Groton Fall Festival Scarecrow Hunt!

Exhibitors at the Groton Fall Festival have the opportunity to be part of a fun and exciting new promotional program: a scarecrow hunt! Attendees at the Festival will receive a list of all booths with scarecrows. To participate, they must visit each booth and take a picture of the scarecrow. If they get a photo of every scarecrow, they return to the GMCC booth to submit their entry for a chance to win great prizes! Attendees also get to choose their favorite, and the Exhibitor with the winning scarecrow receives a grand prize worth over $200.00!

This new opportunity is a great way to draw traffic and attention to your booth, and many of those great scarecrow pictures will make their way to social media, giving you even more exposure! Participation is only $50, and exhibitors are responsible for the construction of their scarecrow, and should be acceptable for a family-friendly audience. If you have already registered as a vendor, CLICK HERE to register to enter the Scarecrow Hunt. 


Thank You to our 2017 Fall Festival Sponsors!

Capstone Sponsors

groton utilities 
 
groton rec

Cornerstone Sponsors

CMEEC

Keystone Sponsors
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l m memorial hospital logo

Sandstone Sponsors
Groton Shopping Plaza

Fieldstone Sponsors

Chelsea Groton Bank

Darrell Fox, Centurion Wealth Management

Grover Insurance

The Light House

Thames Valley Communications


Support Your Community & Become a Sponsor!


Groton Fall Festival Sponsorship Levels

CAPSTONE SPONSOR - $5,000

• 10 X 10 Booth Space, with tent, at Fall Festival  • Signage at Fall Festival featuring your logo  • Logo on promotional advertising & posters

• Prominent recognition on banner  • Recognition on Social Media  • Verbal recognition at Holiday Parade  • Recognition in publicity following events

• Logo on GrotonBiz.com for one year  • Bridge Street Banner for one season  • Corporate Table at Annual Business Update  

• Six Passports to GBA Business After Hours meetings  • Logo on Standing Banner at General Meetings  • Opportunity for table display at General Meetings

• Opportunity for Feature Spot at one General Meeting

CORNERSTONE SPONSOR - $3,000

• 10 X 10 Booth Space, with tent, at Fall Festival  • Signage at Fall Festival featuring your logo  • Logo on promotional advertising & posters

• Recognition on banners  • Recognition on Social Media  • Verbal recognition at Holiday Parade  • Recognition in publicity following events

• Logo on GrotonBiz.com for one year  • Corporate Table at Annual Business Update  • Four Passports to GBA Business After Hours meetings

• Logo on Standing Banner at General Meetings  • Opportunity for Feature Spot at one General Meeting

KEYSTONE SPONSOR - $1,000

• 10 X 10 Booth Space at Fall Festival  • Signage at Fall Festival featuring your logo  • Logo on promotional advertising & posters

• Recognition on Social Media  • Verbal recognition at Holiday Parade  • Recognition in publicity following events  • Logo on GrotonBiz.com for one year

• Two Passports to regular GBA Business After Hours meetings  • Logo on Standing Banner at General Meetings

SANDSTONE SPONSOR - $500 & OVER

• 10 X 10 Booth Space at Fall Festival  • Signage at Fall Festival featuring your logo  • Business name on promotional advertising & posters

• Recognition on Social Media  • Verbal recognition at Holiday Parade  • Business name on GrotonBiz.com for one year  

• Business name on Standing Banner at General Meetings

FIELDSTONE SPONSOR - UNDER $500

• 10 X 10 Booth Space at Fall Festival ($250 minimum)  • Business name on promotional posters  • Business name on grotonbiz.com for one year

• Business name on Standing Banner at General Meetings

IN-KIND PARTNERSHIPS ALSO AVAILABLE; for more information visit GrotonBiz.com or call us at 860-572-9578


 

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Hollis McKee Frank Winkler Groton UtilitiesNetworking GBABonnie Nault Town Councilor Bill Frick

 About the Groton Business Association


The GBA is an affiliate of the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce. In collaboration with the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, the GBA is the most active affiliated group of any chamber of commerce in Eastern CT.

We are a cross section of local business and civic leaders from throughout Greater Groton working together to help enhance the economic vitality of the Groton Business Community. Groton is geographically defined by the Thames and Mystic Rivers and our area of influence ranges from ‘river to river’.

People you know, people who are in business just like you - people who are networking, making contacts, and improving their own business prospects as they work to improve yours, run Groton Business Association.

The GBA hosts monthly meetings at businesses in Groton and features guest speakers on topics of general interest and relevant to business in our community. Meet others who have made the commitment to doing business in Groton and have much to share about strategies for success.

GBA liaison memberships on municipal commissions such as Town of Groton EDC and City of Groton ECDC, along with regional groups including the Airport Advisory Committee and Thames River Heritage Park provide a pathway to keep our members informed on current news and developments in venues that effect businesses throughout Greater Groton, and to advocate for the business community.

There are no membership or meeting fees for the GBA. If you are doing business, work at a business, or want to do business in Groton, you are already a member. All are welcome, and we want your participation. Please join us for our next meeting!

GBA GOVERNANCE 

The GBA is governed by a Steering Committee that meets bi-monthly to guide the direction of our organization, set policy and oversee special projects.

We often partner with businesses and organizations that are key to the Groton regional infrastructure, like Groton-New London Airport for the Annual Open House & Walking Tour. This special event occurs in tandem with National Aviation Day, and offers a variety of experiences for those who desire an inside look at local aviation.

We also host one annual fundraising event, the Groton Fall Festival, which in turn, funds the Annual Groton Holiday Lights Parade along with other selected community projects, and t
he GBA Events Committee meets monthly to organize these events. Many committee members choose the event of greatest interest to them and focus their efforts on that one.

Periodically, additional Committees are formed to develop and implement special projects such as the Groton Guide and GBA Banner Project. We encourage Groton Business Association members to take on a greater role. Please consider joining any of our committees as a way to help further our influence in the success of Groton’s business community, and contact us to learn more!  To view details on upcoming meetings, click here.                 

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