Dear Valued Member:
Thank you for belonging to the CT River Valley Chamber of Commerce (formerly the Glastonbury & East Hartford Chambers). In these trying economic times, a Chamber membership is more valuable than ever before. The CRV Chamber works hard to provide the best service possible to our members. Through programs and committees, networking events, advocacy work and much more, the CRV Chamber provides opportunity for all members to better their businesses and become involved in the local community. Here’s a quick summary of our key programs and events.
Mary Ellen Dombrowski,
Chamber Annual Meeting: This flagship networking event draws over 200 prominent business professionals along with our Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, Ambassadors, Team Leaders and award recipients for our most prestigious event of the year.
CT River Valley Classic Golf Tournament: Every spring 140+ golfers enjoy a shotgun tournament including a lunch and dinner banquet, for networking on the field.
Glastonbury Riverfront Music Series: These free concerts are held at the Welles Street Riverfront Park over four Wednesday evenings, every July. Join us for great music in the summer air. Feel free to bring picnic supplies and nab a spot near the front! This event is BYOB and family (& pet) friendly. Rest assured, there will be food trucks on deck to provide dinner.
43rd Apple Harvest Festival: It wouldn't be Fall in Connecticut without Glastonbury's Apple Fest, attracting 30,000 attendees every October for live music, food and all things New England. Located at a bend of the Connecticut River, the Apple Harvest Festival in Glastonbury has continually been ranked as one of the state's most popular events. You'll enjoy three days of live music, vendor booths, food trucks, amusement rides, the Angry Orchard 5K, a Harvest Pub, Rail Jam, Knockerballs and more.
Angry Orchard 5K: Sunday morning at the Apple Harvest Festival. Over 900 runners and a Kids’ Fun Run!
Breakfast Speaker Series: Panel discussions on pertinent topics ranging from legislative budgets to sustainability in modern business.
Bids, Bites & Beer Fundaising Auction: This is a new Chamber event, taking place on National Beer Day that features both a live and silent auction, locally sourched food pairings and craft beer/wine tastings.
Young Professionals Group: We are developing a facet of the Chamber dedicated to furthering the interests of young professionals in the Greater Hartford area. This group is founded on the pillars of altruism, social engagement and education.
Special Interest Groups: Health & Wellness Council, Women of the Workforce (WOW), Advanced Creativity in Marketing & More!
Leads Exchange Groups: The Chamber's Leads Exchange Groups are open to Chamber members and those interested in joining the Chamber. All attendees have an opportunity to introduce themselves, explain what their business has to offer and what lead they are looking for, in a 30-second commercial. Feel free to bring business cards and marketing materials. We offer both morning and afternoon options.
Business After Hours: Monthly casual networking event hosted by a Member to showcase their business, and network with area professionals in a 'happy-hour-like' atmosphere.
New Residents Program: For a nominal fee per resident, Chamber members may promote their business to our newcomers in a packet mailed to their home.
Interactive member database: Can’t leave the office to engage? Visit www.crvchamber.org Members Only Section can be accessed with credentials provided to each member allows you to enhance your profile, add social media links, employee changes, description about your businesses, post job openings and discounts for the community to see. It's a great and easy way to boost your company's SEO.
Staying Connected: The CT River Valley Chamber brings the latest headlines, upcoming events and programs for the week directly to your inbox each Monday in the Highlights. On Thursdays, you can expect the Chamber Chatter which is a composite of all the blog postings from the previous week. This is full of member news and current happenings. We are also active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and our local newspapers.
Workforce Partnership: The CT River Valley Chamber is pleased to be joining with Goodwin College's Workforce Partnership Program. Chamber members are eligible for the partnership tuition discount of 25% discount, provided they are current members in good standing.
We understand your time is valuable, and, even if you are unable to attend Chamber events, please know your membership investment is working full-time on your behalf to advocate for pro-business policies and bolster our local economy. We value your comments and observations, so contact us at any time with your comments or questions.
Please note, with the new Chamber, we have new Tiered Dues which afford you the option to invest based upon your level of participation. Contact us for more information.