STAMFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont will give the keynote address as the Stamford Chamber of Commerce hosts its 33rd annual meeting and awards ceremony on Sept. 30 at the downtown Residence Inn by Marriott.
The event’s speakers, who also include Stamford Mayor David Martin, will appear in person, although Lamont might speak remotely from Hartford, according to Chamber officials.
To adhere to social distancing guidelines, a limited number of people — including speakers, award recipients and sponsors — will be able to attend the event in person. Others can watch the proceedings virtually.
“We all are facing a truly unprecedented time, affecting every aspect of our lives,” Stamford Chamber CEO and President Heather Cavanagh said in a statement. “As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, this has been a difficult time for all of us. We are truly grateful for the heroic efforts and inspired by the selflessness of our healthcare workers, frontline responders, business community, residents and the city of Stamford during these uncertain times.”
At the People’s United Bank-sponsored event, the Chamber will also recognize this year’s award recipients. Stamford Health, which includes Stamford Hospital, is the Chamber’s Company of the Year. Brad Lupinacci, a vice president of commercial banking at Stamford-based First County Bank, is the Member of the Year.
“These two award recipients provided vital contributions to our organization and the community. I admire the strength, resilience, and tenacity, of the award recipients that supported our businesses and the city of Stamford during these challenging times,” Cavanagh said. “The pandemic has changed the way we do business, and the way we live our lives, but has shown that we are #stamfordstrong and in this together.”
For more information about the event and to register, visit www.stamfordchamber.com. For sponsorship opportunities, events and communications coordinator Cindy Busani at email@example.com.
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