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Ridgefield Chamber Breakfast To Honor Volunteer, Business Of The Year

First Selectman Rudy Marconi will give the State of the Town address at the Chamber of Commerce breakfast March 11.
First Selectman Rudy Marconi will give the State of the Town address at the Chamber of Commerce breakfast March 11. Photo Credit: Contributed by First Selectman Rudy Marconi

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- The Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce will host its inaugural Breakfast and State of the Town address at the Silver Spring Country Club tomorrow from 7:30 to 10 a.m.

The breakfast will include the swearing-in of the Chamber’s 2016 board of directors and a state of the town address by First Selectman Rudy Marconi.

The Chamber will also honor the 2016 business of the year, Personal Touch Welcome, and the volunteer of the year, Bonnie Leavy.

Personal Touch, a greeting service which has been run by Ridgefield residents Dee and Joe Strilowich for 17 years, has made more than 10,000 home visits to welcome new families to town. The company also visits families with new babies.

Leavy, outreach coordinator at Laurel Ridge Health Care Center, volunteers for a number of organizations, including Keeler Tavern, Founders Hall, the Alzheimer’s Association, the National Charity League and the Ridgefield High School PTSA Scholarship Fund.

She is also an active Chamber member who serves on its Health and Wellness Council.

In addition to the awards, the breakfast will include the announcement of the Founders Scholarship, formed in commemoration of the Chamber’s 50th anniversary.

The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school student who exemplifies the Chamber’s emphasis on community, culture and commerce.

Tickets for the breakfast are available for $45 per person. For more information, call 203-438-5992, or click here.

The country club is located at 439 Silver Spring Road.

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