CHAMBER NEWS & UPDATES
Announcing the Regional Chamber Business of the Week: Music Back Then Performance Theater!
Located at 221 Bull Hill Ln, Unit B3, West Haven, CT, Music Back Then Performance Theater (MBT) is a live music venue that hosts national and regional acts, comedians, and more.
MBT is dedicated to community engagement, integrating the arts into our diverse community through concerts, plays, recitals, dance, and family events.
Congratulations to Music Back Then Performance Theater for being our Business of the Week!
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CHAMBER EVENTS
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Tomorrow!
June Business After Hours at
La Catrina West Haven
Join us for June Business After Hours at La Catrina!
If you've never been to La Catrina, now's your chance to discover what you've been missing! Touted as offering some of the best authentic Mexican food in the region, La Catrina also boasts stunning artwork on the walls that's a feast for the eyes.

Tickets: $20 for members, $30 for prospective members.
The price includes 2 drink tickets and light food.


Wednesday, June 12th
5 PM to 7 PM
240 Captain Thomas Boulevard, West Haven
Sign up early and you'll be entered into a special early-bird raffle!
Lunch will be provided by Costa Peru.
Tickets $15 Chamber Members Only
Join us for a Lunch n' Learn
Arts and Business!
Thursday, June 13th
Discover how the arts can help make your business thrive

Our expert panel features:
  • Paige Miglio, Executive Director,
Milford Arts Council, the MAC
  • Elinor Slomba, President, ArtsWestCT
  • Kolton Harris the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development
  • Alexander Girard, Associate Professor and Chairperson, Art and Design, SCSU
Sponsored by:
National Floral Supply
Ribbon Cutting

Friday, June 21st
4:00 PM
497 Bic Drive
Milford, CT

Fridays After Five are back!
This year's concerts are sponsored by Joe Tramuta, Minnella & Tramuta LLC, Attorney at Law, with support from On the Mark, Weichert Realtors.

Music Starts at 6PM
May 24th - Kathy Thompson Band
May 31st - Shakedown
June 7th - Remember September
June 14th - Steppin Danger
June 20th (Thursday) - Silver Steel band
June 28th - Rum Runners
2024 Chamber Trust Golf Classic Presented by Colonial Toyota

Monday, July 29th
8:00 AM thru 04:00 PM
This event sold out last year - Sign up early!

Our First Year at
Racebrook Country Club
246 Derby Ave
Orange, CT

CHAMBER UPDATES

We are delighted to honor Bridgeport Hospital Milford Campus as a Legacy Member, celebrating their 51 years of membership in the Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Bridgeport Hospital Milford Campus offers new, modern, and comfortable facilities. They provide the expertise of a world-class health system in a convenient, close-to-home setting.
Thank you, Bridgeport Hospital Milford Campus, for your enduring commitment and exceptional service to our community!
Fridays After Five!

A big thank you to Remember September for a fantastic show!
We appreciate everyone who came out to enjoy a gorgeous Friday evening and dance to some great music. Your presence made it a memorable night!
Special thanks to Mayor Giannattasio for drawing our 50/50 raffle winner!

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OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS
New Haven Bank President and CEO Announces Retirement
May 29, 2024
Maureen A. Frank retiring as CEO; Judith Corprew elected as successor
 
The New Haven Bank Board of Directors announced that Maureen A. Frank, President and CEO of New Haven Bank, will retire as President on June 10, 2024, and as CEO later in the year. Judith Corprew has been hired and elected as the next President of New Haven Bank and will succeed Frank as CEO upon her final retirement date.
Frank currently serves on the Board of Directors and will continue to do so after her time as CEO is complete. 

Mark your calendars! Join us on June 12th at 10 AM for a free webinar hosted by Allie Levene of Levene Legal: "Connecticut's New Paid Sick Day Law: Essential Guidance for Employers."

The Connecticut legislature has passed a new law that will now require most employers to provide paid sick days to their employees. Whether you are an HR professional, a business owner, or a manager, this webinar will equip you with the knowledge and tools to navigate and implement this new law effectively.
During the webinar, we will cover the following key topics:
-An overview of Connecticut's new paid sick days law
-Understanding the obligations and requirements for employers
-Best practices for implementing the changes in your organization
-Addressing common challenges and concerns

Annual Nexstar Founders Day of Caring 2024
Donate to West Haven food drive this Friday 14th!
WTNH News 8 employees will be there!
Come shop for local produce and more every Saturday morning starting June 8th at the 19th season of the Downtown Milford Farmers Market. 
Every Saturday morning from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, come shop the local produce, prepared foods, food trucks, and enjoy arts, crafts, live music, and special events. With over 30 vendors, there's something for everyone. Save the date for our new and improved KIDS DAYS June 15, July 13, August 10, and September 14, where we'll have special activities for the children. The market runs until October 12th in the Wasson Field lot next to Parsons Center at 102 West Main Street in Milford. 
 Father's Day at Tyde at Walnut Beach
72 Broadway, Milford, CT

Join them on Sunday, June 16th to celebrate Dad!
Enjoy a menu that will be sure to delight with panoramic views of Long Island Sound and Charles Island at Milford, CT's newest venue.
Menu details are available.
Call 203.877.1150 today to make your reservation! 
Please join us in supporting Beth-El Center to fight hunger and homelessness and have the opportunity to win valuable prizes.
Network of Executive Women 45th Anniversary Gala

Join the Network of Executive Women (NEW) as they celebrate their 45th anniversary. NEW, an affiliate of the Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce, addresses the common interests of businesswomen in the community to help them grow and prosper. The event will be held on June 26, 2024, at Tyde at Walnut Beach in Milford and will begin at 6:00 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets at the link below.

Milford Pride on the Green
Saturday, June 29th
12–4pm 
Milford Green

Join Milford Pride for the inaugural Pride on the Green, celebrating LGBTQIA+ Pride Month on the Milford Green with vendors, food trucks, music, entertainment, and more!
Contact milfordctpride@gmail.com for sponsor and vendor information.