Old Greenwich Merchants, Inc. (OGM) is a not-for-profit group of retailers working together to promote a community based retail environment for the village of Old Greenwich. OGM meet together to exchange ideas about ways to improve our shopping district, encourage local shopping and promote good will with the community. The organization is organized by local store owners who volunteer their time. Over ten years ago, through the effort of our volunteers, the clock in Old Greenwich on Sound Beach Avenue was installed and financed with the proceeds from the sale of calendars and contributions from shop keepers and members of the community. OGM maintains the clock today.
The history of our organization includes OGM sponsored street parties, bed races, pumpkin painting, sidewalk sales, and one of the community's favorite events is our First Light event. It is always held on the first Saturday of December from 6 to 9 on Sound Beach Avenue and Arcadia. The merchants kick off the holiday season with a night filled with the sense of community and holiday and the stores offer up treats, surprises, magic, music and more.