• Annual Signature Events


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    Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce events are the perfect place to network with others in the business and institutional community. We encourage you to participate in the events that appeal most to you.

    The Annual Meeting is held each spring to celebrate the year’s accomplishments and provide an opportunity to look forward.  The high-profile breakfast event attracts more than 500 CEOs, partners, managers, executive directors, and dignitaries throughout the region. 

    Annual Business Leadership Awards Luncheon honors individuals and businesses that have exhibited exceptional leadership skills, actively participate in business and/or community organizations, and have noteworthy results. This event features the prestigious Community Leadership Award.

    The Regional Economic Outlook Breakfast is held annually in December to offer an in-depth look at national and state trends and economic issues affecting businesses. This event features an expert forecast of the economic outlook for the coming year for more than 200 business leaders.

    The Regional Legislative Reception, held in January, presents the Regional Legislative Agenda for the coming state legislative session.  This Regional Agenda, unique in Connecticut, showcases key legislative issues common to the interests of eight groups with regional scope.  The event is highlighted with a panel discussion with legislators.  The Chamber’s advocacy of a business-friendly agenda with the CT General Assembly is of value to every Chamber member. 

    The Big Connect (www.gnhccexpo.com) is a business-to-business trade show targeting business professionals in Connecticut. It has quickly become one of the state’s premiere business events. Highlights include “The Big Taste,” featuring 12 Greater New Haven area restaurants.

    Discover the Chamber is a breakfast event held the third Friday of each month at the Chamber.  Geared to new and prospective Chamber members, this event features an in-depth look at the Chamber’s offerings.

    Business After Hours (BAH) is a monthly happy hour of food, fun and networking.  Held at interesting sites and hosted by a different Chamber member each month, Business After Hours is one of the Chamber’s most popular event series, regularly drawing more than 100 of the region’s business professionals.

    Regional Health Care Breakfast is an annual networking event presented by the Chamber’s Health Care Council.  Held each June, the breakfast is an excellent source of news and trends in the health care industry.

    Evening at the Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies, held each August, demonstrates the benefit of sports marketing to the business community. This event draws area leaders whose corporate goals support successful links between business and sports.  Sold out each year, the program features a regional or national speaker followed by an evening of top-notch professional tennis.

    The Golf Classic, is held each July to bring together the regional business community for a day-long celebration of fun and relationship-building in a beautiful setting at the prestigious New Haven Country Club.  Through the generous support of our golfers, GNHCC awards scholarships each year to the Chamber’s college interns, strengthening the connections between the business community and the area’s college students and young professionals.