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, Street Fair & Sidewalk Sale in July, Trick or Treat Street in October, Tree Lighting Ceremony in November, and Run Santa Run 5K road race allows us to carry out our mission of uniting business and community. Our Annual Meeting Luncheon and Best of Bethel Business Awards celebrates the Chamber’s success of the previous year, elects its new board members, and awards the Annual Best of Bethel Business Awards. Every January 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 effect local businesses.
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 then through our various member services, products and advertising opportunities.
- List your Events on our Community Calendar
- Post your Coupons for the $20 Tuesday Promotion or in the Deal
- Advertise, Write an Article, or Submit a Member Spotlight for our “Build a Better Bethel Newsletter” – A Quarterly Newsletter mailed to local businesses. A Business to Business publication.
- Chamber Ink – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
- 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.
Business Education Forum presented by Newtown Savings Bank
A monthly forum that meets the 3rd Monday of every month. This 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.
Coffee Talks – Monthly Member Meeting
Coffee Talks is a networking program that builds relationships and promotes business-to-business development, as well as business to consumer. Attendees have the opportunity to give a 10 second elevator speech. These coffees are a great place to hear whats going on around town, get involved with the chamber, and to network with business professionals from around the area. They are held the 1st Tuesday of every month at 8:15am at Maplewoods at Stony Hill located at 46 Stony Hill Rd.
Business After Hours
Business-After-Hours events give Chamber members a chance to make valuable connections in a more casual environment. Hosted bi-monthly 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.
Connect For Success
Looking to develop a network of relationships designed to build business through quality referrals? Or looking to develop new business and grow professionally with liked minded business owners. Then this is for you. Each group is Limited to one representative from each industry (i.e. one realtor, one banker, one printer). There are currently two groups. One that meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday, and one that meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday. Check the events section for complete details.