Mission Statement

Our mission is to be an advocate for business and tourism; to promote business alliances; to provide valuable benefits and services to our members; and to serve as a strong community partner in the economic development efforts in the the Greater Mystic area. 

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Visibility & Exposure

  • Programs and networking opportunities, including Business After Hours, Business Before Hours, Groton Business Association meetings, Learning Lunches  and more!

  • Membership Directory and Relocation Guide, viewed by thousands of businesses, residents and visitors every year with a print distribution of 20,000+

  • Detailed listing on mysticchamber.org and direct web link back to your website. The GMCC website has over 300,000 referrals per year, as well as a range of advertising opportunities.

  • Post news and events in weekly e-mail blasts, which are sent to over 1,700 local residents and businesses

  • Advertise with us in our quarterly Ad Jackets and inserts with The Day, Westerly Sun, and Mystic River Press

  • GMCC’s popular public access television show, Mystic Matters, hosted by Susette Tibus and Kristin Hartnett!

  • Free marketing of grand openings and ribbon-cuttings... the GMCC invites local government officials and brings the ceremonial scissors and ribbon

  • The GMCC will send out press releases on behalf of its members to local media outlets

  • Referrals from the GMCC staff whenever inquiries are received

  • A membership decal— a sign of an invested community business in Southeastern CT!

  • Main Street Mystic Banner - a benefit for non-profit members, a week long banner hang devoted to your event. 

Advocacy & Support

  • The GMCC staff each have an area of expertise and are a resource for small businesses in need of help and information

  • Chamber staff represent our members through its membership and participation in many organizations, serving as a liaison to the Greater Mystic area

  • We will write letters of advocacy for business interests in the community, and attend public hearings in support

Other Great Benefits

  • Special invitations and prices for GMCC sponsored events, including Business After Hours

  • Discounts and promotions are available only to GMCC members

  • Receive a copy of the GMCC’s physical-address mailing list electronically at no charge

  • Borrow our state-of-the-art LCD Projector and Sound System at no charge

  • Participate on one of the GMCC’s many active committees—give your input and get involved!

  • Only GMCC members can participate in the town-wide gift certificate program, Mystic Dollars. Since the program began in 1998, it has grossed over $226,000 in sales— all money that goes directly back to those participating local member businesses. JOIN TODAY