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Blumenthal, Murphy, Connecticut State Society to Showcase More than 20 Connecticut Businesses at "Discover Connecticut" Event in DC

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Tomorrow, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) will join the Connecticut State Society to host the fourth annual “Discover Connecticut” reception, which will showcase more than 20 small-batch food producers, restaurants, breweries, tourist attractions, and other businesses based in Connecticut. The reception is expected to attract more than 300 guests, including Members of Congress, staffers, national retailers, and current and former Connecticut residents.

“I am honored to host exciting and growing Connecticut industries, from craft breweries and farm to table restaurants, to landmarks like Lego and the Mystic Aquarium,” said Blumenthal. “Discover Connecticut showcases the energy and creativity of businesses, restaurants, and manufacturers from across our great state. Senator Murphy and I couldn’t be more excited to welcome old and new friends and colleagues tomorrow to discover all Connecticut has to offer.”

“I’m so glad we have the chance to showcase local Connecticut businesses in Washington,” said Murphy. “I consider it my job to promote Connecticut wherever I go. Discover Connecticut will give people in Washington the opportunity to learn about the wide variety of products and activities we have in our state. From well-known companies like Pez and Newman’s Own and tourist attractions like the Mystic Aquarium to the growing number of small breweries, wineries, and restaurants, we have a lot to be proud of.”

“Discover Connecticut” will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, September 19, in the Kennedy Caucus Room in the Russell Senate Office building from 5-7 PM ET. The event will feature:

  • Pepperidge Farm, Norwalk, CT
  • Jones Family Farms and Winery, Shelton, CT
  • Stew Leonard’s, Norwalk, CT
  • Pez Candy, Orange, CT
  • Back East Brewing Company, Bloomfield, CT
  • Thimble Island Brewing Company, Branford, CT
  • Thomas Hooker Brewing Company, Bloomfield, CT
  • Two Roads Brewing Company, Stratford, CT
  • American Woolen Manufacturing, Stafford Springs, CT
  • Edible Arrangements, Wallingford, CT
  • Plan B Burger Bar, West Hartford, CT
  • Nestle Waters, Stamford, CT
  • Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, CT
  • Deep River Snacks, Deep River, CT
  • Newman’s Own, Westport, CT
  • LEGO, Enfield, CT
  • Poppy’s Cheesecakes, Bridgeport, CT
  • Lorca Coffee, Stamford, CT
  • Diageo, Norwalk, CT
  • Tea With Tracy, Seymour, CT
  • Bigelow Teas, Fairfield, CT
  • American Watch and Clock Museum, Bristol, CT