As part of the celebration, the 2009 Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner will be held on December 10th at the Mystic Marriott, Groton. This year, the recipients of the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards are Volunteer of the Year – David Silvia, Employer of the Year – LuLu Kiley, owner, Captain Daniel Packer Inne. This year the Chamber is also pleased to recognize two Community Service Award recipients: Neil Kluepfel and The Washington Trust Company.
The Community Service Award will be given to Neil Kluepfel and Washington Trust for their unwavering commitment to the Mystic community. Neil Kluepfel’s energy, positive attitude and cheerfulness touch the lives of thousands. Neil provided significant contributions in terms of his talent and generous financial support to local groups that seek to meet the needs of the Mystic area’s most vulnerable citizens.
The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2009 Employer of the Year Award recipient is LuLu Kiley. She was nominated by members of her management team, daughter Allison Kiley Nasin, Judy Hartley and Chaz Paull.
This year’s recipient is especially deserving of the 2009 Volunteer of the Year Award: David Silvia. If you know David, you know the meaning of having a positive attitude. He worked at Pfizer for more than 30 years while running additional businesses, ranging from snow removal, appliance repair to tree removal. He also owns Patriotic Waves, a home based business that sells flags, flag products and installs flagpoles.
David serves on the Executive Board for MilitarySEEDS™ and he is a member and an extremely active volunteer of the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce and the Groton Business Association (GBA). As a volunteer you can always count on David Sylvia; he is always present with bright ideas and new initiatives, ready to take the lead. David always has a kind word and encourages guidance for those around. He is constantly upbeat. Through his positive attitude, he motivates those around him to do their best, as well.