Thrift Shop wins two Chamber awards

Ridgefield’s Business of the Year is run by the town’s Volunteers of the Year.

The Chamber of Commerce awarded both recognitions to the Ridgefield Thrift Shop last week. The store, which relocated to 21 Governor Street and celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2017, will be honored at the Chamber’s annual breakfast and state of the town address Friday, March 9, at Silver Spring Country Club.

“The Thrift Shop has proven its ability to thrive and survive in the retail environment while upholding its core mission of serving other area nonprofits," said Jill Maguire, chair of the Chamber’s board of directors.

Jennifer Zinzi, the Chamber’s executive director, said the Thrift Shop encapsulated both business and volunteer categories.

“They have reinvented themselves in their new space,” she said. “It feels like a new business with a great history.”

“Many people stop by to help even on days when they are not scheduled,” added longtime volunteer Sue Manning.

The ceremony will take place from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Snow date is March 23.

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