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We hope you find this newsletter, sponsored by Berchem Moses PC,valuable resource and guide to local Milford events and goings on.

 

 

MILFORD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS

 

 

Holiday Business After Hours at The Milford Bank - December 5th

We would like to thank everyone who came out to our signature Business After Hours at The Milford Bank on December 5th. We would also like to thank The Milford Bank for hosting us and providing our members with a stunning location and experience. Stay tuned for our next event in January.

 

 

 

EPIC's Holiday MEET UP at Dave & Busters - December 11

We would like to thank EVERYONE who made EPIC's Holiday MEET UP our second largest event in 2018. EPIC was excited to have a diverse cross section of young professionals from New Haven & Fairfield Counties as well as the Valley attend, along with Milford Mayor Benjamin Blake.

 

Stay tuned, as EPIC has a lot planned for the new year!

 

 

 

64th Annual Meeting & Awards of Distinction - January 30, 2019 at Great River

Golf Club

 

The Milford Chamber of Commerce will proudly hold its 64th Annual Meeting and 2018 Awards of Distinction with a luncheon on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, starting promptly at 12:00 at Great River Golf Course in Milford, CT. The presenting sponsor for this event is Subway

 

Tickets are $65.00 per guest and tables of eight or ten are also available. 

 

Those interested in attending can make reservations by calling the Milford Chamber of Commerce at (203) 878-0681 or emailing chamber@milfordct.com.

 

Multiple levels of sponsorship and congratulatory ads are also available. Contact Nell Moll at (203) 878-0681 or via e-mail at nmoll@milfordct.com

 

 

Chamber of Commerce Business

Referral Groups

 

It’s never easy to obtain new leads, but membership in an organized referral group can help.

The purpose of a Business Referral Group is to enhance the value of networking while encouraging that each participating member provide referrals and networking connections for each other.

 

All Business Referral Group meetings are held in the Chamber Board Room at 5 Broad Street

unless otherwise noted and the groups meet on

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday from 8:30am - 9:30am

 

INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT BUSINESS REFERRAL GROUPS?

CONTACT NELL MOLL FOR CATEGORY OPENINGS:

203-878-0681 or nmoll@milfordct.com

 

 

Ribbon Cuttings Around Milford

 

We would like to congratulate TrinityPoint Wealth, Inside Living Style and the Hair House on their grand openings and re-openings! The photos below are from their recent Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies. Want to have a ribbon cutting ceremony to highlight your business? Please call Nell Moll at 203-878-0681 or e-mail nmoll@milfordct.com

 

 

 

NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS

 

 

 

Euro Homecare, LLC

17 Pierce Street, Plainville, CT

860-793-9944

www.eurohomecare.net

 

German Financial

203-494-8132

 

International Government Strategies, LLC

9 Depot Street, Milford, CT

203-605-2453

www.internationalgovernmentstrategies.com

 

Law Offices of Michael P. Devlin, Esq. PLLC

31 Cherry Street, Milford, CT

203-530-8375

 

Walnut Beach Association

P.O. Box 2279, Milford, CT

203-283-1275

www.walnutbeachassociation.com

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

January 7

Genealogy @ The Milford Library 1:00 PM thru 02:30 PM

 

All are welcome to join genealogist Greg Thompson for a free workshop. Whether you're new to genealogy, or a seasoned veteran, there's always more to learn!

 

For more information, please contact the reference department at 203-783-3292

January 8

Special Book Discussion - The Radium Girls

 

On January 8 (snow date January 10) at 7pm, The Milford Library is hosting a book discussion about the book The Radium Girl by Kate Moore. Copies are available in advance from the library – check at the Reference Desk. The Radium Girls were female factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning from painting watch dials with self-luminous paint. Painting was done by women at three different sites in the United States, including Waterbury, CT, early in the 20th century. 

 

For more information, please contact the Reference Department at 203-783-3292 or via e-mail:

 

January 12

MAC's Soup-ed Up BluesGrass BASH

 

The MAC presents their first mini-fest with the Souped-Up BluesGrass BASH on January 12th & 13th. Come in from the cold and let that warm festival spirit wash over you as you enjoy a concert with acclaimed DEADGRASS on Saturday January 12th at 8:00PM (reserved cabaret seating, $30), then return on Sunday afternoon for four hours with four bands; Long Meadow Bluegrass, Hitch & the Giddyup, the Wool Hats and the Meadows Brothers, soups from Milford restaurants, beer from Armada Brewing, tickets $45. Come to both days and bundle your tickets for a $15 discount!

 

For details and tickets visit: www.milfordarts.org 

For BUNDLE call: 203.878.6647 

January 24

Flights of Fancy - 4:30-8 p.m.

The Study at Yale - 1157 Chapel St., New Haven

 

Town Green District, Broadway Merchants, and The Wine Thief present Flights of Fancy, New Haven's premier shopping event, returning Thursday, January 24 from 4:30-8:00PM!

 

Grab your tasting glass and swag bags at The Study at Yale, kick off the night with a photo from our selfie booth and head out for an evening of sipping, shopping and sampling!

 

For more information, please click HERE

January 30

64th Annual Meeting & 2018 Awards of Distinction @ Great River Golf Club

 

The Milford Chamber of Commerce will proudly hold its 64th Annual Meeting and 2018 Awards of Distinction with a luncheon on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, starting promptly at 12:00 at Great River Golf Course in Milford, CT. 

 

Tickets are $65.00 per guest and tables of eight or ten are also available. 

 

Those interested in attending can make reservations by calling the Milford Chamber of Commerce at (203) 878-0681 or emailing chamber@milfordct.com. Multiple levels of sponsorship and congratulatory ads are available.

 

For more events and meetings, please visit our

Community Calendar

 

 

How do I submit an event to the

Community Calendar?

 

1.)  Visit the Milford Chamber of Commerce Website: www.milfordct.com

2.)   Click on News & Events

3.)   Click on Community Calendar

4.)   In the right corner of the box click the "Add Community Event" tab.

5.)   Fill in the Event information

6.)   Click Submit

 

 

Want to Contribute to our Newsletter?

Contact Nell Moll at nmoll@milfordct.com

 

 

MILFORD AREA AND CONNECTICUT NEWS

 

 

Berchem Moses Attorney Richard J. Buturla wins Appellate Court Decision for KBE Building Corporation

 

In a complicated breach of contract action in which the plaintiff, Michael Konover, was seeking the recovery of legal fees allegedly incurred in previous litigation involving KBE Building Corporation, the Connecticut Appellate Court affirmed the judgment of the lower court in favor of KBE Building Corporation and the other defendants. The Appellate Court ruled that KBE Building Corporation and the other defendants were not responsible for the substantial legal fees allegedly incurred by Konover.

 

CT State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) Increases the Cap for the Historic Restoration Fund Grant

 

The SHPO has increased the cap of the Historic Restoration Fund Grant (HRF) from $50,000 to $100,000. The first round of applications at this new cap are due by January 10, 2019 and will be reviewed by the Historic Preservation Council on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

 

With this increase, SHPO is also launching a new application and new guidelines. For questions about the program, contact Alyssa Lozupone via email at alyssa.lozupone@ct.gov.

 

The HRF is a matching, reimbursable grant for Connecticut municipalities and 501(c)3 and 501(c)13 nonprofits for capital projects or archaeological site preservation, protection, and stabilization at historic properties listed on the State or National Registers of Historic Places. HRF Grants are funded by the Community Investment Act (Public Act 05-228), which was signed into law on July 11, 2005. The Act also provides funding for open space, farmland preservation, and affordable housing.

 

Making Milford a Tourist Destination

 

(Originally published in the The Milford Mirror, December 20th)

 

City leaders have their eye on making Milford more of a destination spot for travelers.

 

While traditionally seen as an ideal lodging destination for people traveling to New York City, or those visiting Yale University, Milford could be much more than that. And that is why city officials entertained and hosted tour operators from Aer Lingus in October. The recent trip involved eight tour promoters from Aer Lingus, including bloggers, travel writers and a Bradley International Airport representative who traveled along the coast for promotions, according to Milford Economic and Community Development Director Julie Nash.

 

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Be Hometown Proud!

 

As part of the State Historic Preservation Office’s statewide historic preservation conference on May 17-18, 2019, we want you to help us celebrate the historic places of Connecticut! Tell us about the historic character of your hometown and why it is special to you. Is it the feeling you get walking around Main Street? The titans of past industry that have a new lease on life? A particular scenic landscape or agricultural setting? Share with us a paragraph and a few photographs that capture your community’s historic identity. In your response, let us know if you’d be willing to present your piece at our conference or have it featured in our conference brochure.

 

Responses can be sent to Catherine.labadia@ct.gov.

 

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