Welcome to The Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce
The New Milford Chamber held its first Business Featured event last June and it was such a successful networking opportunity for our members and local businesses that we’re going to do it again ~ this time, bigger and better as a multi-Chamber networking event with the Bethel and Brookfield Chambers.
Please join us for a multi-Chamber Business Featured networking event:
Wednesday, May 6th
5:30 to 7:30 pm
30 Milestone Road, Danbury, CT 06810
Come join us as we have the opportunity to tour their new facility and network with one another.
This event is free and open to the public.
Come prepared with a 30 second to 1 minute elevator pitch so folks can learn about you and your business.
Please RSVP by May 1st. Click here firstname.lastname@example.org to register by email or call 860-354-6080.
“Why is networking important?”
Networking can help local businesses build leads and uncover new opportunities as well as raise a business’s profile within the business community. Especially in a slow economy, networking can be an effective and low cost component of any business’s marketing plan and often yields a relatively high “bang for the buck” compared to other forms of marketing. Also, for some business people, it can be difficult to break down barriers and approach new people at existing Chamber networking events like the monthly Business Scenes. With these things in mind, the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce is pleased to hold Business Featured events. In addition to learning about the featured business, these free events will include a structured networking period.
Each attendee is encouraged to prepare an elevator pitch+ and bring a stack of business cards and pamphlets or other marketing materials to distribute as part of the event. Our intention is for each attendee to arrive with a stack of their own business cards and leave with a stack from those new business acquaintances they’ve made a connection with during the event.
+An elevator pitch is a brief overview of an idea for a product, service, or project. The pitch is so called because it can be delivered in the time span of an elevator ride (say, thirty seconds).
+Consider how you would answer the following when developing your elevator pitch:
- “We help people that….”
- “People come to us for…”
For example, my elevator pitch for the Chamber might be as follows: “The Chamber of Commerce is a medium for area business people to network, share information and ideas, and collaborate on issues affecting the community. People come to the Chamber for networking and advertising opportunities as well as ways to participate in a variety of community events. Some of the community events we host include the Fireworks Celebration, Village Fair Days, A Taste of New Milford, the Harvest Festival and the Tree Lighting Ceremony. Our networking opportunities include our traditional Business Scenes, Breakfast Networking Scenes, Speed Networking, and Business Featured events. Panel Discussion and Lunch and Learn seminars provide insights into advertising, networking, marketing, technology, and other subjects to help you grow your business. Chamber members can increase their online presence with a listing in our searchable online membership directory. Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce: In the business of growing business.”
Frederick J. Wynne Scholarship
|The Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce is proudly announcing that it will be awarding the Frederick J. Wynne Scholarship in the amount of $1,000, to a 2015 graduating high school senior.To be eligible for the scholarship:
- Chamber Connection – the applicant must have a parent or guardian who works for a business that is a member in good standing of the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce or the applicant themselves may be employed by a business who is a member of the Chamber.
- Community Service – the applicant must submit how he/she has served the community; this includes volunteering for the Chamber and overall community service.
- School Involvement – the applicant must submit their involvement in the school community; this includes achievements, extra-curricular activities, and other notable awards received.
Download Frederick J. Wynne Scholarship Application – 2015
Applications are due in the Chamber office by May 1, 2015. The recipient will be notified in early June and the scholarship will be awarded at Village Fair Days on Saturday, July 25th.
Call or email the Chamber office at 860-354-6080 or email@example.com if you have any questions.
47th Annual Village Fair Days
2014 Vendor Map & Key
Sponsored by the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce (www.newmilford-chamber.com) and held on the magnificent village Green, Village Fair Days is the largest annual event in New Milford and draws thousands of visitors every year. With 2 full days of live entertainment, bingo, bouncy houses, a food court and almost two hundred vendor and community booths, Village Fair Days is a summertime destination for shopping, socializing, eating, and browsing.
The extraordinary volunteers, who make up the Village Fair Days Committee, work year-round to make the Fair an enjoyable experience for everyone. The Chamber extends its gratitude to them and thanks all who help make Village Fair Days such a spectacular event!
Save the Dates: July 24 & 25, 2015
The Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce and Village Fair Days Committee hope you enjoyed the 2014 Fair and cordially invite you to attend the 2015 Fair on July 24th and July 25th, 2015.
About the Chamber…..
The Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce was incorporated as a Chamber on March 27th 1931, the GNMCC serves as a united voice of the business people in our community. We endeavor to advance the commercial, industrial, and civic interests of the Greater New Milford area.
The GNMCC is a medium for area business people to network, share information and ideas and collaborate on issues affecting the business community and general well being of the regional area. Through the monthly activities and events offered, area business people are afforded the opportunity to come together in both business and social settings. The GNMCC also serves as the organizational mechanism in bringing together private business and resources to assist the locale, provides a portfolio of services to assist member companies in growing their respective businesses, and offers assistance to firms inquiring about the area.
However, business growth is not the sole purpose of the Chamber. The GNMCC is a catalyst for positive and progressive growth and continuous improvement in the lifestyles of the people in its hometowns. It is also a marketer of the communities it serves by sponsoring festive and cultural events such as its annual Village Fair Days and Hands On Train Display, among other community activities.
Our membership consists of business people from all facets of the community, including retailers, manufacturers, service organizations, and professionals.