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  • 8th Annual All Out For Autism 5k Walk/Run

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    New Balance New Canaan announces the 8th Annual All Out for Autism 5K/Run/Walk 2016. This year’s race will be held Friday, Aug. 26 in New Canaan. Proceeds will help build a playground with accessible features at the New Canaan YMCA for children with all abilities to enjoy.
    Participants and Supporters of the race have helped raise $25,000 to date, allowing the installation of an Omnispin Spinner offering children of all abilities sensory stimulation and encouraging interactive play. In addition, a We Saw providing a new and accessible take on the traditional See Saw. Funds raised from the 2016 Race will help in purchasing interactive sand tables and a new accessible swing, creating a welcoming environment within the YMCA playground for children with special needs.
    The race will begin and end at New Balance (128 Main Street), with the course running through downtown New Canaan. The event will kick off at 6 p.m. with exciting pre-race entertainment. A quarter-mile Kid’s Fun Run will take place at 6:15 p.m. followed by the 5K course open to runners and walkers. Awards and festivities will take place after the race. Register now at alloutforautism.org.

  • Pop Up Park Schedule

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    The Pop Up Park will be in place continually from August 5th through August 28th at the intersection of South Avenue and Elm Street. The experience will be enhanced by adding new features such as bistro lighting, all new market umbrellas and bases, additional new furniture, plantings and the lovely fountain which seems to be a hit for all to enjoy.
    A full schedule of activities and events will be listed on the New Canaan Pop Up Park Facebook page as well as a listing on the NC Chamber of Commerce website (newcanaanchamber.com). Friday, August 5th at 4:15 the YMCA will be hosting an “Opening Olympic 2016 Ceremony” with a parade, face painting and arts and crafts as well as Olympic medals for all from 5PM-7PM.
    Saturday, August 6th will include New Canaan’s Emergency Services Departments bringing awareness and presenting demonstrations such as extrications, Hands Only CPR etc. from 10AM-2PM. Throughout the three-week period there will be story hours and ice cream, live music on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 sponsored by New Canaan Music, mini golf, family game day, All Out for Autism Race sponsored by New Balance and the YMCA, talent shows, Young Entrepreneur fair and many other exciting and interactive fun brought to you by the parent group, NCP4Kids. These partners are just a few that have stepped up to make the Pop Up Park all it can be and provide a destination that attracts people to the downtown.
    In the event of rain, look for updates on the Facebook page or the Chamber website. Anyone wishing to get involved should reach out to Marty Skrelunas at 203-981-4836

 

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Chamber Events

  • Taste of The Town Stroll – Save The Date

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    We are looking forward to the 2016 Taste of The Town Stroll on Thursday, August 25th, 6 – 9 pm! Sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.
    Have a night out on the town as the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the sixth Annual Taste of the Town Stroll which includes over 20 different participating stores and restaurants. A “food-raiser” for the New Canaan Food Pantry, the Taste of the Town Stroll will collect donations for the Pantry (donations can be dropped off at the Stroll, not before!) in exchange for a chance to win fabulous prizes after visiting at least 12 of the stores on the map! Festive activities and culinary delights will be available at each of the participating venues throughout downtown New Canaan, promising to entertain local residents and guests who come to New Canaan to shop, dine and see old friends.

    Over $7,000 worth of prizes will be given out on the night of the Stroll to participants who complete the Challenge!

  • 2016 Chamber Golf Outing

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    Network & Make New Business Connections Monday September 26th at Weeburn Country Club. we hope your business can join us as either a golfer and or a Sponsor!

    A round of no-stress golf is an enjoyable way to make new community connections. This great golf event will bring together nearby business and community leaders. Our goal is to raise funds to support the community events offered by the New Canaan Chamber. Registration begins at 10:00 am on September 26th followed by lunch and a Shotgun start at 12:30. A casual cocktail reception for Golfers and other business leaders begins at 5:00 pm with Golfer Awards and Raffle prizes.

 

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  • May 2015: Nurenu Brand Marketing and New Canaan Cares

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    Nurenu Brand Marketing is a full-service digital agency and proud to be part New Canaan since 2007. “We are proud to support New Canaan Cares and the invaluable resources it provides to our town. For over 30 years, their programs have helped countless families in our community,” shares BJ Flagg, Principal at Nurenu.

 

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New Members

  • New Canaan Moms LLC

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    Our website serves as a resource for moms in New Canaan. The idea was created by a mom, and longtime Greenwich resident, seeking to go beyond word of mouth and offer an up-to-date, informational, and exciting reference for local families. After the launch and success of GreenwichMoms.com, she is now expanding into neighboring towns with a “Mom Specialist” in each town. From food, fun, schools, sports, parks, summer camps, music, dance, shopping, new products, tried and true products, at home activities, parties, events, museums, and more, moms in New Canaan can now visit a singular site to be completely in the know.

  • Gates Restaurant

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    Since its’ inception in 1979, Gates has been a New Canaan institution where great food and familiar service culminate in a fresh, energetic, and inviting dining experience.

 

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