Upcoming Events

September 2021

September 9 | 8:00 AM Hamden Entrepreneurs Seminar Series

When: September 9, 2021 | 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Where: Online via Zoom

Description:

The Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Hamden Economic Development Corporation are pleased to announce the Hamden Entrepreneurs Seminar Series to begin in September of 2021. This four-part series will cover a variety of important business topics for the success of your business.  

This program is designed for all small businesses, from start-up to established businesses. The program is for Hamden residents or thinking about opening a business in Hamden. Sessions will be held via ZOOM format from 8-9:30 am. There is no cost for these sessions although we ask that participants make a non-perishable food or cash donation to the Hamden Food Bank. This program is being subsidized by United Illuminating.   

Registration is offered on a first come, first serve basis. To register, please contact Dale Kroop at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide your contact information.

Session One: September 9th “So you want to be an entrepreneur?” 

What is an entrepreneur? 

Common mistakes made by would be entrepreneurs. 

Common mistakes made by would be entrepreneurs’ supporters. 

The importance of preparing a “family plan” even prior to preparation of a business plan. 

Components of a “Family Plan” and why they are important. 

Role of the Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce 

September 23 | 8:00 AM Hamden Entrepreneurs Seminar Series

When: September 23, 2021 | 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Where: Online via Zoom

Description:

The Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Hamden Economic Development Corporation are pleased to announce the Hamden Entrepreneurs Seminar Series to begin in September of 2021. This four-part series will cover a variety of important business topics for the success of your business.  

This program is designed for all small businesses, from start-up to established businesses. The program is for Hamden residents or thinking about opening a business in Hamden. Sessions will be held via ZOOM format from 8-9:30 am. There is no cost for these sessions although we ask that participants make a non-perishable food or cash donation to the Hamden Food Bank. This program is being subsidized by United Illuminating.   

Registration is offered on a first come, first serve basis. To register, please contact Dale Kroop at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide your contact information.

Session Two: September 23rd Starting and Growing your business 

Form of Business 

Options for entry 

Start from scratch 

Buy an existing business 

Purchase a franchise 

The definitions, advantages and disadvantages of various business types will be explored and discussed. General components of the business plan will also be reviewed.    

September 28 | 5:00 PM Annual Celebration of ManufactureCT

When: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Where: Anthony's Ocean View
            450 Lighthouse Road
            New Haven, CT 

Description: Our ManufactureCT member companies employ nearly 12,000 hard-working individuals, and we want to celebrate their hard work over the past year. Join us in promoting manufacturing and ensuring that manufacturing continues to be an essential component of Connecticut's economy and stability. 

October 2021

October 4 | 11 AM-4PM Quinnipiac University Wide Career Fair

Starts October 4, 2021 on 11:00 AM (ET)

Ends October 4, 2021 on 2:00 PM (ET)

Location Athletic Center AC 150-1 Recreation Center Court 1

October 7 | 8:00 AM Hamden Entrepreneurs Seminar Series

When: October 7, 2021 | 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Where: Online via Zoom

Description:

The Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Hamden Economic Development Corporation are pleased to announce the Hamden Entrepreneurs Seminar Series to begin in September of 2021. This four-part series will cover a variety of important business topics for the success of your business.  

This program is designed for all small businesses, from start-up to established businesses. The program is for Hamden residents or thinking about opening a business in Hamden. Sessions will be held via ZOOM format from 8-9:30 am. There is no cost for these sessions although we ask that participants make a non-perishable food or cash donation to the Hamden Food Bank. This program is being subsidized by United Illuminating.   

Registration is offered on a first come, first serve basis. To register, please contact Dale Kroop at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide your contact information.

Session Three: October 7th: The Business Plan in detail 

The goal of Session three is to give detailed guidance to writing a decent business plan. Participants specific questions regarding the writing of their business plans will be covered. Content will include but not be limited to business needs assessment, cash flow analysis and projections and marketing  

Any additional private direction required will be provided by confidential meetings with the Hamden Business Assistance Center. 

October 13 | 11:00 AM Middlesex County Career Fair

When: October 13 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Where: Courtyard By Marriott
            4 Sebethe Dr.,
            Cromwell, CT.

Description: Connecticut employers won't want to miss this special recruitment fair!

The Middlesex County Career Fair has a history of providing a cost-effective, results-oriented career fair. Join us at the Courtyard by Marriott, Cromwell and make your recruitmentan enjoyable experience rather than an expensive, time-consuming task.

Any other questions contact Sandy Heinly: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

October 14 | 3:00 PM GNHCC's 227th Annual Meeting & Business Leadership Awards

When: October 14, 2021 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Where: The Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale

Description: The 227th Annual Meeting of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, combined with our Business Leadership Awards & Cocktail Reception, will be the momentous occasion to revisit outr past year's accomplishments, elect and install new board members, and celebrate the regional business community! It will be a fabulous Autumn afternoon to honor business leadership and regional community impact with entertainment, networking, hors d'oeivres, and drinks! Combining our 227th Annual Meeting with our Annual Awards Ceremony, is a fitting way to recognize the determination and resilience of the business community.

October 21 | 8:00 AM Hamden Entrepreneurs Seminar Series

When: October 21, 2021 | 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Where: Online via Zoom

Description:

The Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Hamden Economic Development Corporation are pleased to announce the Hamden Entrepreneurs Seminar Series to begin in September of 2021. This four-part series will cover a variety of important business topics for the success of your business.  

This program is designed for all small businesses, from start-up to established businesses. The program is for Hamden residents or thinking about opening a business in Hamden. Sessions will be held via ZOOM format from 8-9:30 am. There is no cost for these sessions although we ask that participants make a non-perishable food or cash donation to the Hamden Food Bank. This program is being subsidized by United Illuminating.   

Registration is offered on a first come, first serve basis. To register, please contact Dale Kroop at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide your contact information.

Session Four: October 21st: Financing your business 

Personal resources (i.e. “skin in the game”) 

Family and friends 

Business partners 

Investors 

Banks 

Alternative lenders 

Venture capitalist 

Grant funding (the myths and the reality) 

 

October 28 | 4:00 PM Bauer Inc. Plant Tour - Innovation in Action

When: Thursday, Oct 28, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT

Where: 175 Century Drive
             Bristol, CT 

Description: Come for a tour of the Bauer, Inc. plant. 
Bauer designs and manufactures component test and support equipment for the commercial and military aviation industries. Leading OEMs, airlines, MRO and military organizations around the world rely on Bauer for technical expertise, highly reliable performance, and long-term support.

November 2021

November 15-17 | Connecticut's Affordable Housing Conference

When: November 15 -17, 2021 | 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Where: Online via Zoom

Description: Partnership for Strong Communities (PSC) will host the second annual Connecticut Affordable Housing Conference (CAHC) virtually, across November 15, 16 and 17, 2021. This year the CAHC will focus on our Roadmap to Recovery-- how our state can leverage new and existing capital, and drive affordable housing policy and programmatic changes that support both equitable short and long-term recovery.

Connecticut's Affordable Housing Conference: Roadmap to Recovery will feature a menu of sessions relevant to affordable housing developers, tenants and tenant advocates, lenders and funders, public housing authorities, municipal and state policy leaders, housing advocates and partners. 

Request for Proposals 

We are seeking proposals from individuals or groups who are interested in providing timely, engaging, thoughtful sessions which address opportunities for action around addressing affordable housing issues in Connecticut. Like at last year's conference Tipping Point, we will prioritize session proposals that include discussion and consideration of racial equity. We encourage both those who presented last year as well as new voices to submit proposals.  

View additional information and submit a proposal for a session here by Thursday, September 30, 2021. We will notify you if your proposal is selected by Friday October 15, 2021. 

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