Briefing on April 12 Hosted By Norwich Community Development Corporation and Chelsea Groton Foundation

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Press Briefing: Thursday, April 12, 8:30 AM

NORWICH, CT -- The media is invited to a press briefing hosted jointly by Norwich Community Development Corporation (NCDC) and Chelsea Groton Foundation. Please join us on Thursday, April 12 at 8:30A, on the steps of the downtown branch office of Chelsea Groton Bank, One Franklin Square, Norwich.

Briefing Highlights:

  • Chelsea Groton Foundation to announce a significant grant for the establishment of a comprehensive Global City Initiative that will enhance activities/events with multi-cultural themes, while simultaneously developing a path to entrepreneurship for new arrivals to our community. 
  • NCDC will oversee this Initiative through existing and expanded relationships, while developing a specialized entrepreneurial program that meets the needs of a new generation of immigrants.
  • Conceived as one aspect to the revitalization of downtown Norwich, and in recognition of the diversity in our City, this initiative will focus on multi-cultural activities and entrepreneur development within the downtown district. 

Further details will be shared at the briefing with speaking points addressed by:

Initiative Partners:

Michael Rauh, President and CEO of Chelsea Groton Bank

Robert Mills, President of NCDC

Community Afilliates:

Peter Nystrom, Mayor of the City of Norwich

Bassem Gayed, Multicultural Services Coordinator, Otis Library

Chris Jewell, Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce

Please confirm your attendance and press kit requirements to Jill Fritzsche, Community Manager, NCDC/Foundry 66 at (860) 908-2497 (mobile) or

About the Chelsea Groton Foundation
The Chelsea Groton Foundation was formed in June 1998 as a Section 501(c) (3) organization. Initially endowed with a $2 million donation from Chelsea Groton Bank, and recently gifted an additional $5 million from the Bank, the Foundation has, to date, awarded over $2.6 million in grants to hundreds of scientific, educational and charitable organizations located within the Bank’s market area.

About Norwich Community Development Corporation / Foundry66
NCDC is a private 501c3 development corporation founded to improve the economic condition of Norwich, its Downtown, waterfront and Business Park. Foundry66 is a coworking space dedicated to helping create and support microenterprise businesses in the area.



Barb Curto
Marketing Manager
Chelsea Groton

Robert Mills
Norwich Community Development Corporation


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