Vision and Goals

Goals of the Groton Board of Trade

  • Generate more business for members.
  • Encourage residents, organizations, and businesses to shop in Groton.
  • Reach out to the community through community service.
  • Help Groton prosper by advocating for businesses, thereby promoting positive retail and agricultural business growth.

Our Vision for Business Development

The Groton Board of Trade’s (GBOT) role in business development is manyfold.  We want to help new and existing businesses understand how to work with the Town, to expand or change services.  We want to enable businesses by providing a platform for networking and business education.  We want to encourage local shopping, including the many farms in Groton that produce a variety of products.

A GBOT subcommittee, the Business Development Committee, is charged with establishing channels to make it easier for businesses to grow and flourish in Groton.

Increase Membership

Increasing membership facilitates the reach of our message to more businesses and farms as well as provides citizens with a better understanding of what various businesses do.

A GBOT subcommittee, the Membership Committee, is devoted to increasing GBOT membership and communicating with businesses in town to explain what GBOT is, and how it can enable them to be more successful.

Charitable Giving

Business groups often provide a sound base for charitable giving. GBOT Fundraising implements business development programs directly for its members.  GBOT may also give annually to local student scholarships, grants, or donations to various entrepreneurial business initiatives.