Greater Valley Chamber programming is designed to be interesting, affordable, effective and relevant to today’s ever-changing business world. We offer our members many opportunities throughout the year to connect face-to-face to promote their businesses and generate potential clients.
These signature morning breakfast events feature recognized business, community or political leaders speaking on a topic of current interest to our members. In addition, we recognize the movers and shakers, including new company presidents, top employers, and special community initiatives with Breakfast Club Salutes.
Business & Economic Development Forums
Focused single community conversations with the Mayor or First Selectman, the Economic Development official and Business Leaders giving our members an inside peek as to the current and future initiatives vital to driving economic growth.
Focus on Innovation Series
Ever wonder what do they do in that company? This program takes our members behind the doors of local manufacturing and technology companies to learn more about what they produce and how it is used.
Government & Legislative Affairs
As the Voice of Business, Your Chamber hosts a variety of forums with our governmental leaders at the national, state and local level.
SchmoozaPalooza aka Valley Business Expo
From promoting your company, making new contacts, and generating sales leads to winding down after work with a drink and tasty treats from some of the Valley’s best restaurants and caterers, the SchmoozaPalooza experience is all about business in action and making connections.
Business After Hours
These informal after work gatherings offer the opportunity to network, exchange ideas, make referrals and have a little fun.
Business Education/Professional Development
Throughout the year we host a variety of seminars including the quarterly OSHA Seminar Series, monthly HR Forum, Tech Talks, and the popular Success in 60 Seminars, by and for our member businesses. Most are free for our members to attend.
Named one of Forbes Top 10 Not to be missed Leadership conferences of the year, your Chamber is pleased to be a simulcast host site for this event since 2009. With a constantly impressive lineup of internationally renowned speakers and the on-target themes year-over-year Leadercast brings people together and equips them to become better leaders, managers, community members, and employees.
Leadership Greater Valley
A partnership of your Chamber, the Valley United Way and the Valley Council of Health & Human Service Organizations, this has become the premiere community leadership development program serving the Valley. Click here for more details.
Other Annual Events
- Annual Meeting
- Golf Classic
- Gold Seal Awards Banquet
- Year-End Awards Celebration Breakfast
- Valley Day at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
- Naugatuck Valley Community Corporate Cup
Your Chamber in the Community
Throughout the year, we also participate – and encourage our members to join us – in a variety of community fundraising events such as:
- Valley United Way Corporate Volunteer Council
- The Umbrella Bowl-to-Benefit
- Ride for Children/Pedal for PCRC
- Food Drives for Spooner House
- My Sister’s Place Donation Bin in our Lobby