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Business of the Month

Congratulations to our Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month - the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center!

Executive Director of the DPNC, Maggie Jones

Every month the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) highlights a member business deserving of special recognition. For the month of April, we are excited to announce the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, located at 109 Pequotsepos Rd in Mystic, as the recipient of the GMCC’s Business of the Month award. The honor is nomination-based and determined by several factors, including community involvement and overall success.

Located in Mystic, CT, the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center is a combination wildlife sanctuary, natural history museum, and educational facility highlighting the habitats of southeastern Connecticut. Their mission is to inspire and nurture appreciation and scientific understanding of the natural world and foster a personal environmental ethic.
The Nature Center offers a variety of interesting and informative environmental education programs and hikes for all ages, year-round. Attractions include exhibits in the Natural History Museum, the Nature Center Store featuring gifts and books for outdoor enthusiasts, and the Nature Preschool. They also maintain an interconnected system of hiking trails on land owned by the Denison Homestead and Avalonia Land Conservancy.

In recent news, the Nature Center has launched a successful campaign to save the Coogan Farm, a beautiful 34-acre property which is the last parcel of undeveloped land between downtown Mystic, Mystic Seaport, and the Mystic Aquarium. Plans for the Coogan Farm include the expansion and enhancement of a network of hiking trails, and the creation of a community garden. "We like the idea of keeping the farm in Coogan Farm," says Maggie Jones, executive director of the Nature Center.

Maggie Jones was recently honored by Connecticut College with the Goodwin-Niering Center Alumni Environmental Achievement Award. This award recognizes her successful efforts to save the Coogan Farm, as well as her ongoing commitment to promoting environmental awareness in the community. We are proud to honor Maggie Jones and the rest of the Nature Center team. Congratulations!

To learn more visit: DPNC

Would you like to nominate a business? Nomination forms are available here or at the Mystic Chamber at 12 Roosevelt Avenue, Mystic. 860.572.9578

Past Businesses of the Month

May 2012- Grossman's Seafood
June 2012- Franklin's General Store
July 2012- Steamboat Inn
August 2012- Clad In
September 2012-Cardinal Honda
October 2012-ABC Photolab
November 2012- Advanced Improvements
December 2012 and January 2013- Mystic Aquarium
February 2013- Simply Majestic
March 2013- Stonington-Mystic Patch
April 2013- Wayne's Barber Shop
May 2013- Noank Community Market
June 2013- Mystic Arts Center
July 2013- Wireless Zone
August 2013- The Pink Mermaid
September 2013 - Kitchen Little
October 2013 - Olde Mistick Village
November 2013 - Fields of Fire
February 2014 - Groton Multicultural Montessori School
March 2014 - R&B Apparel Plus