Upcoming Events

October 2021

October 13 | 12:00 PM Women Owned Small Business Certification

When: October 13, 2021 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Where: WBDC Virtual Classroom

Description: Understanding how to become certified as a women-owned small business can be confusing. Join WBDC and SBA Economic Development Specialist Tanisha Baptiste as we cover:  

·        How to get started with certification

·        Minority-Owned Certification

·        Federal Government Contracting  

October 14 | 12:00 PM Hands on Marketing (6-part series)

When: Every Thursday, October 14 - November 18 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Where: WBDC Virtual Classroom

Description: Hands on Marketing is WBDC's most comprehensive training program for business owners looking for instruction, support, and expert advice while building a strategic marketing plan. This interactive 6-session course is designed for entrepreneurs who are interested in gaining a comprehensive understanding of marketing.  Topics covered will include competitive analysis, target market, market segmentation, market research and more! You'll finish the course with a strategic marketing plan and the knowledge and ability to put it into action.

Registration Required/Fee $99

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 19 | 7:00 PM Blue Stream Live: Strategies for Relocating Your Business

When: October 19, 2021 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where: WBDC Virtual Classroom

Description: Blue Stream Live is back! Join us and special guest David Sorich LIVE via Zoom! Learn about how to determine the transferability of your business, along with problem solving, and using your network to
continue to grow your business in a new location. Bring your questions
for a discussion as we learn about process and strategies for successfully relocating your business.

October 21 | 8:00 AM Hamden Entrepreneurs Seminar Series

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

Where: Online via Zoom


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 



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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