Between networking events, monthly seminars, and annual large scale events, the Bethel Chamber hosts more than 150 events a year. These programs are designed with an emphasis on giving members an opportunity to spread their brand, build valuable business relationships and learn about new local developments. Check out the Chamber Events Calendar for a listing of up to date events.
Our Signature Events such as our Discover Bethel Restaurant Week in February, Sidewalk Sales & Summer Fest in July, Beer Fest in July, Trick or Treat Street in October, Tree Lighting/Winter Fest in November, allows us to carry out our mission of uniting business and community. Our Annual Meeting Luncheon in June celebrates the Chamber’s success of the previous year and elects its new board members. Every January and June we invite local and state representatives to join us and give an update on what’s going in the State and upcoming bills and regulations that may affect local businesses. Our annual Taste of Bethel & Best of Bethel Awards celebration in August gives the community a chance to taste some specialties of the local restaurants while celebrating the local businesses’ accomplishments. This event brings the community together to form bonds with its chamber members.
Many times throughout the year, the Bethel Chamber provides educational programs and seminars designed as learning opportunities and professional development to help you run a smarter, more profitable business. We help develop the skills of executives and business owners and inform members about current issues affecting the private sector. Through collaborations with SCORE of Fairfield County, Newtown Savings Bank and the Bethel Library, we are able to sponsor an extensive variety of seminars and program with topics ranging from social media and the latest marketing trends to healthcare seminars and retirement programs.
MARKET YOUR BUSINESS
The Bethel Chamber offers its members various ways to gain visibility for your brand that is targeted, effective, and affordable. Through event sponsorship, website and social media promotion and e-blasts, our members help us to promote Bethel as a destination. There’s no better place to get engaged with the local community and build your brand through our various member services, products and advertising opportunities.
- List your events on our Community Calendar
- Post your offer for the $20 Tuesday Promotion or in the Deal
- Offer a member to member discount
- Advertise, write an article, or submit a Member Spotlight for our Bethel Community Guide.
- Social Media Posts – Share special news, promotions, new hires, introduction of new services and accolades by submitting a press release to be posted on our website. Just send the news to info@DiscoverBethelct.com.
- Ribbon Cuttings are a great way for your business to celebrate an opening, a renovation, a new manager, etc. To schedule your Ribbon Cutting please call the office. Ribbons Cutting are free to Chamber Members.
- The Bethel Business Podcast – record a video about your business to be shared on social media sites. This valuable resource is 1/2 price to members.
- Chamber Member Mailing Labels
There’s no better organization in Bethel than the Bethel Chamber to get plugged into the business community and expand your professional network. The Chamber is not only home to over 300 member businesses, it has many different programs and hosts events all year designed to help you achieve more. Whether you’re looking for an intimate group to discuss business challenges or a casual atmosphere to mix and mingle, the Bethel Chamber has something for everyone.
Looking to develop a network of relationships designed to help your business grow? Then this is for you. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. Check the events section for complete details.
Business Education Forum
Our monthly educational forum is geared towards networking with other entrepreneurs and professional development. Each month different industry experts will join us to facilitate a conversation about what is going on in that industry, why its important, and what can you do to grow your business. Lunch is provided.
Business After Hours
Business-After-Hours events give Chamber members a chance to make valuable connections in a more casual environment. Hosted by the Bethel Chamber and member sponsors, these events are held at various locations after business hours, with free food, cash bar and door prizes, and an evening of networking. Check the events calendar for upcoming events.