Frequently Asked Questions


On this page you'll find the answers to:

  • What is a Chamber of Commerce?
  • Who can join the Chamber of Commerce?
  • Who are the Members of the Chamber?
  • Is the Milford Chamber part of the City of Milford?
  • Why should I join the Chamber?
  • May I attend Chamber functions as a non-member?
  • What professional groups, councils and committees does the Chamber offer?
  • How do I join a committee, council or group?
  • How much does it cost to join the Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce?
  • Do you offer payment plans for membership?
  • What payment forms do you accept for membership dues and events?
  • Are Chamber dues tax deductible?

What is a Chamber of Commerce?

A Chamber of Commerce is a coalition of area businesses, industries, organizations and professionals who pool their talents and resources to improve the economic, civic and cultural climate of their local community.

The Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce has provided support for the business community and greater Milford area since 1954. The Chamber offers networking, educational and marketing opportunities, business resources, professional groups, mailing lists and government advocacy to protect and advance the interests of local businesses and small business owners.

Who can join the Chamber of Commerce?

Any for profit and non-profit business with any amount of employees and any person with local business connections may join the Chamber of Commerce.

Our member companies range in size, location and industry. 20% of our membership is from outside of the Milford community as we do serve the greater Milford area.

Who are the Members of the Chamber?

The Milford Chamber of Commerce is made up of approximately 500 members from the Greater Milford and the surrounding areas.  Our membership ranges from single-person businesses to non-profits to corporations with thousands of employees. We serve members who have just started their businesses and members who have been in business for more than 100 years.

Is the Milford Chamber part of the City of Milford?

While we work closely with the City of Milford on numerous projects and events, we are a separate entity. The Chamber operates as a 501C6 / Not-for-profit.

Why should I join the Chamber?

Building solid relationships in the community is vital to sustaining and growing your business; the Chamber is here to help your business succeed. Through the Chamber, you will meet new contacts and gain new business leads at many of our events. The Chamber also acts as a referral service for the businesses and residents of our community through our Membership Directory in print and online and we receive many calls and stop-ins daily asking for business recommendations.

May I attend Chamber functions as a non-member?

Businesses who are interested in learning more about the Milford Regional Chamber are invited to attend two Members Only events in the course of a year. We welcome and encourage you to attend a Business After Hours (BAH), Business Seminar Series or other information session before joining the Chamber. Some events are open to the public, including our Annual BIC Golf Classic, Ribbon Cuttings, Mayoral Addresses, Legislative Breakfasts and other events.

What professional groups, councils and committees does the Chamber offer?

We have three leads groups that meet weekly to exchange business leads, a young professionals group called EPIC, a Business Committee, a Restaurant Week Committee and more. We also have a Health & Wellness Council and a Legislative Action Committee.

How do I join a committee, council or group?

Our leads groups meet on a weekly basis and membership to a leads group is determined by what type of business you have. Please contact nmoll@milfordct.com for information on joining a leads group. Our committees and councils meet on a monthly basis and membership is open to Chamber members. Please contact chamber@milfordct.com or 203-878-0681 for committee and council membership inquiries.

How much does it cost to join the Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce?

Chamber membership is based on the number of employees with membership starting at $345.00 for businesses with up to 5 employees. Please contact the Chamber at 203-878-0681 for more membership information.

Do you offer payment plans for membership?

Yes, you have the option of paying annually, semi-annually, quarterly or monthly. Monthly payments must be made via a pre-approved credit card or ACH.

What payment forms do you accept for membership dues and events?

Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Are Chamber dues tax deductible?

Membership dues are deductible for federal income tax purposes as a business expense.



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