Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce Committees

Groton Business Committee

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’. Find out more...

The Mystic Outdoor Art Festival - MOAF - committee assists the GMCC in the planning and execution of the oldest outdoor art festival of its kind in New England and showcases over 230 artists, with more than two miles of arts and crafts including oils, watercolors, photographs, pastels, sculpture, woodwork, comics, acrylics, and more.

Membership Committee

The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce committee is made up of community members and business owners from the Greater Mystic, Stonington, Groton, and Westerly, Rhode Island regions, and a primary goal of growing membership.

Kristin Hartnet - GMCC (Chair)

Mary Hartmann - Mystic Shipyard ( Co-Chair)

Maura Blaney - CMB Creative Group

Bernadine Shea - Your Money Organizer

Jennifer Sampson - Cabi Stylist

Bence Strickland - The Day & D2 Media Solutions

Michael Cardillo - Old Mystic Inn

Roberta Brown - Juice Plus

Mystic Outdoor Art Festival Committee

Amanda Arling - Whalers Inn

Betty Smith – Always Home

Ceil Gallup – GMCC Volunteer

Roberta Brown – Juice Plus

Rita Rivera – Love & Pop Designs

Ainslie Seeber – Mystic Aquarium

Youth Workforce Development Committee

Presenting sponsor is Stonington Odd Fellows Lodge #26

The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce Youth Workforce Development program endeavors to empower local youth by facilitating the development of the skills necessary to obtain and successfully execute employment opportunities. We focus on transferable skills such as quality customer service, interview techniques and resume development. We bring in business professionals from the community to speak with the students about the truth and reality of working in the “real world”, and work to create links between those seeking employment and local employers through our Greater Mystic Chamber Customer Service Certification program which matches candidates with relevant employment opportunities throughout the community.

Moira Deasy – Train Worldwide

Aaron Laipply – Engine Room

Angela McGuirk – Navy Federal Credit Union

Bryan Watts- Parker Financial Planning

Lisa Kasprzak – Hilton Mystic

Mary Sepowitz- Stonington Odd Fellows Lodge #26

Matt McCormack – Mystic Indoor Sports

Melanie Evans – Mystic Aquarium

Shelly O’Neal-Kegler – Fitch High School Teacher