As my summer here at the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce comes to an end, I was asked to make a post about my time with the Chamber.
When I first started, I was kind of new to the Valley. Growing up in Woodbridge, I would come to the Valley occasionally but didn't spend much time here. My first few days in the office were confusing, I never heard of the people or businesses that Nancie, Bill, Laura, and Al were mentioning.
While I wouldn't say that I know the Valley like the back of my hand quite yet, I really did get to become familiar with this great place over the past few months. I met a lot of great people and checked out some pretty awesome places during my time here. Whether it was going to the Grand Opening at Stone's Throw on Housatonic River or touring the Legends of Fear Haunted Trail at Fairview Tree farm, every day was full of excitement.
As I said before, I met a lot of great people during my time with the Chamber. I never knew who's hand I would shake that day and what new connections would be made. Whether it was a politician, bartender, small business owner, or a citizen, I had the pleasure of seeing what makes the Valley so special: the people.
I would like to thank Nancie, Bill, Al, and Laura for taking me on as an Intern this summer. The experience was truly memorable.
Finally, I would like to encourage everyone to check out the 6th Annual Greater Valley Restaurant Week taking place October 3rd-8th. Shantal and I worked hard to make this a great event for the community. Check out all the great spots the Valley has to offer.
- Andrew D'Ostilio
Greater Valley Chamber Staff, Interns & Members