Leadership Danbury is a special program designed to more fully develop our region’s local leadership potential using a proven format and learning process. LEARN MORE
A six session comprehensive business development workshop series specifically designed to assist new prospective small business owners, as well as established business managers, to operate their businesses for maximum profit and efficiency. (Instructors are seasoned business professionals from the Greater Danbury business community, all experts in their respective fields.) Contact the Chamber of Commerce for more information.
Business After Business events are hosted by Chamber member businesses and have been held at restaurants, car dealerships, furniture showrooms, and everywhere in between. These receptions benefit the host, by driving traffic to their place of business, and attendees who have the opportunity to build their business network and potentially, increase their client base. Business After Business events are held at least once a month and include a full promotional complement for the host. A “Super Bowl” BAB is held every February at Molly Darcy’s.
One of our most popular events, the Annual Chamber Meeting, held at the Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury, attracts over 400 members, local business people and area legislators. In addition to taking part in the formal election process for the Chamber’s Board of Directors, guests are treated to a keynote address from nationally recognized speakers, which have included Governors Jodi Rell and Dannel Malloy, Senators Joe Lieberman, Chris Dodd, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, State Attorney General George Jepsen, conservative commentator and TV personality Larry Kudlow and Stew Leonard Jr.
The Housatonic Region’s largest business to business trade show, the Chamber Business Forum is held at the Ethan Allen Hotel, this year on Nov 18, 2020. Over 70 exhibitors showcase their products and services including Office Equipment, Business Management Services, Software Developers, Advertising Agencies, Computer Sales & Services, Financial Planners, Telecommunications, Insurance, Commercial Banking and many more. To further incent attendance, exhibitors are required to make a special offer that is only available at the Showcase. For more information and to register CLICK HERE
Whether you want to learn how to market your business, create a better business plan, tap into sources of funding, or learn how to get your business to be listed first on a Google search, the Chamber is here to guide and inform you. With the help of organizations including the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC), Women’s Business Council, SCORE and, the Chamber’s Member Business Experts, we offer timely and useful seminars at little to no cost to members. Seminars and workshops are (usually) held at the Chamber office either in the morning (8-9:30am) or during lunch (12-1:30pm). Check our event calendar for a current listing of events..
The Chamber is the region’s advocate for business-friendly legislation and, reducing the cost of doing business in Connecticut. The Chamber’s annual Eggs & Issues Legislative Breakfast takes place at the Amber Room on March 25, 2022 and, Members have the opportunity to pose questions regarding issues relevant to your business. Click here for the current list of legislative bills being tracked for the Chamber. To register CLICK HERE
Named after local entrepreneur Cecil J. Previdi, who grew Danbury Printing & Litho into a national printing firm, the Previdi Award is presented each December by the Chamber and Mayor’s office at the Annual Leaders Luncheon at the Amber Room Colonnade. Following the Mayor’s State of the City address, the award is given to an area business person who demonstrates progressive business attitudes, has been responsible for the growth of a local business and has made a significant contribution to the area’s economy. LEARN MORE
The Chamber’s Annual Golf Tournament, sponsored by Union Savings Bank, is held at the beautiful Ridgewood Country Club, CT. Play is a best two ball format with a shotgun start at 12:30pm. The day includes a BBQ lunch, green fees, cart rental, gift bag, cocktail reception and a surf and turf dinner. The winning net foursome receives the Chamber’s Charles F. Frosch Cup. Click here for more information.