The fifth annual “Discover Connecticut” reception is being held in Washington D.C. today. More than 20 small-batch food producers, restaurants, breweries, tourist attractions, and other businesses based in Connecticut are being showcased. Among those being featured at a reception that includes members of congress and national retailers, are Stew Leonard's and Brookfield-based Candlewood Coffee Roasters. Mystic Aquarium, Lockheed Martin, Nestle Waters, Newman’s Own, Pepperidge Farm, and Pez Candy will also be at the “Discover Connecticut” event. The Connecticut State Society and the state's two U-S Senators are hosting the gathering. The organizers say the inventive businesses and tourist attractions create thousands of jobs and boost economic development.