The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT will host its 11th Annual Social Service Recognition Event virtually on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 9-11 a.m. with casual networking beginning at 8:30 a.m. This year’s event honors social service professionals with a morning of connection and self-care led by featured speaker Cindy Loughran, CPC, on the practice of mindfulness. The cost to attend is $10 members, $25 for nonmember. To join in the Social Service Recognition event, visit www.ChamberECT.com/events or call 860-701-9113.
The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT promotes shopping local in its 3rd annual Holiday Shopping Trail. Businesses and organizations join the Holiday Shopping Trail for free promotion as shoppers connect and visit to earn entries to win prizes. Sponsorship opportunities are available. To register to join the Holiday Shopping Trail, businesses, arts organizations, and others with offers for holiday shoppers can visit www.ChamberECT.com/hst.
The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce has launched its Shop Local campaign with a GNACC Shop Local Facebook group. Visit www.norwichchamber.com/events for a list of over 100 local businesses. For more information, call (860) 887-1647.
On Dec. 16, Downtown Mystic stores will be open until 8 p.m. for local holiday shopping, and luminaria will be set up from 5-8 p.m. Visit www.mysticchamber.org for a local online Holiday Shopping Guide.