Chamber Member News | June 2022
Welcome New Members:
A warm welcome to our newest members!* We encourage you to connect with them soon and see where your next partnership can be!

*Joined 5/7/22 to 6/9/22
Events From Your Fellow Members
Tonight: Networking at Develomark
Join the Develomark team and a room full of other local professionals for a FREE night of food, drinks, networking and NEON. Come have a great night, ask our digital marketing experts anything, receive a free website audit, and more. Everyone who joins us will be entered to win a MacBook Air, Apple AirPods, and Amazon gift card just for attending. This event is taking place on Thursday, June 9, 2022. Must be present to win! Find all the information and RSVP here:
June 10: Block Party at the Palace Theater
Celebrate the Palace Theater’s 100th Anniversary! On June 10th East Main Street in downtown Waterbury will transform into a summer Block Party with music, dancing, food, and a laser light show. Gather your friends and head to the Palace for all the fun and live music! 
Outdoor Live Music Line-Up:
6:00 p.m. Eran Troy Danner
7:30 p.m. Latanya Farrell
9:00 p.m. Laser Light Show
9:30 p.m. The Zoom
Indoor Live Music Line-Up
6:00 p.m. Nicole Zuraitis
8:00 p.m. Eran Troy Danner
Rock the block with the Palace Theater! June 10th at 5:30 p.m. Tickets at or 203-346-2000.
June 17: United Way of Greater Waterbury "Stock the Pantry"
Day of Action to Stock The Pantry is coming June 17, 2022! We have 3 great ways to participate this year, either by signing up to collect food from your friends and co-workers to drop off at our June 17th Day of Action event, by shopping online through our Give Healthy portalvolunteering on the day, or any combination of the 3!

Day of Action to Stock the Pantry is a perfect time to boost supply for our food pantry partners because it coincides with the end of the school year. Many families face an additional stress on the food budget as students are unable to participate in free or reduced school lunch programs. You can participate individually or as part of a team!
June 28: United Way Celebration & Awards
Upcoming Events at Foxwoods
The 2022 Direct Supplier Summit & Matchmaker is a virtual event for small and diverse DIRECT SUPPLIERS. This event is specifically designed to help the region’s small and diverse direct suppliers (those whose goods and services are directly incorporated into a product being manufactured) meet with large advanced manufacturers and prime contractors in Connecticut.

If not, no problem. After you register for the 2022 Direct Supplier Summit and Matchmaker consider joining CT Supplier Connection, a program that links small and diverse suppliers with Connecticut's largest procurement groups. Suppliers that register on the CT Supplier Connection portal will be invited to other events and classes that focus on helping you get "Contract Ready", and buyers in CT can review your company information. If you wish to register for the CT Supplier Connection portal, you can click on the link provided after your complete this event registration process. 

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Upcoming Events at the Mattatuck Museum
CT Open House Day
As part of CT Open House Day on Saturday June 11, the Mattatuck Museum will be offering Storytime: Papa, Daddy, and Riley and Masquerade Mask-Making (Children ages 5+) for free included with admission to the Museum. The Museum’s regularly scheduled Saturday 1:00 pm tour will also be free included with admission pricing.

Van Trip and Meet-Up: Florence Griswold Museum
Wednesday, June 15, 9:30 AM–4:00 PM
Van Option: Participants depart from Mattatuck Museum parking lot at 9:30 AM and return around 4:00 PM.
Price: $90 Museum Members | $100 General
Meet-Up Option:
Participants arrive on their own at Florence Griswold Museum at 10:45 AM to meet up with the group.
Price: $50 Museum Members | $55 General
Travel to the Florence Griswold Museum with the Mattatuck Museum and enjoy an unforgettable summer day in Old Lyme, CT. Begin with a guided tour of the gardens, historic house, and special exhibition by artist Dana Sherwood. Sherwood’s exhibition features films, sculpture installations, oil, and watercolor paintings, which look at the relationship between wild nature and domestic culture. Continue exploring the galleries and grounds on your own, followed by a delicious lunch by the water. Visit the award-winning Café Flo or bring your own to enjoy a picnic on their peaceful lawn. Finally, end the day with a guided walk along the Museum Artist Trail, practicing the art of appreciating nature and sunshine with certified Forest Therapy Guide, Regan Stacey. Lunch is not included. To purchase tickets please visit

Seniors Only Hour (65+)
Wednesday, June 15, 10:00–11:00 AM
Price: $5 Museum Member | $17 Seniors
Includes Museum Admission. Guest passes do not apply.
Enjoy the Mattatuck Museum’s collection and special changing exhibitions in a safe and comfortable environment. Private tours are also available. On Wednesday, June 15, tour The Garden and learn about the interdisciplinary works by the eight artists featured in the exhibition that address the sensory aspects of nature while embodying the artists’ emotional journeys over the course of this turbulent decade.

Cocktails and Curators: Shipwrecks with Stefano Benazzo and Natalie DeQuarto
Thursday, June 23, 5:30–7:00 PM
Price: $30 Museum Member | $35 General
Sober Tickets: $10 Museum Members | $15 General
Assistant Curator Natalie DeQuarto of the Mattatuck Museum will delve into the exhibition, Shipwrecks: Duty of Memory which features photographs of elusive shipwrecks all over the world by Italian artist Stefano Benazzo. After the tour, learn about the stories and artistic process behind the photos from Stefano while enjoy delicious cocktail samples created by award-winning Cocktail Chemist Dimitrios Zahariadias. To purchase tickets, please visit

School’s Out: Week-Long Summer Youth Art Adventures
June 27–July 1: Museum Masters
July 5–July 8 (closed on 7/4): Under the Sea
July 11–July 15: Nature’s Wonders
July 18–July 22: Magical Mysteries
Daily, 9:00 AM–3:30 PM with Before Care (8-9am) and After Care (3:30-5pm)
Weekly Price per Child: $200 Museum Members | $210 General (Week of 7/5-7/8: $160 Museum Members | $170 General)
Looking for exciting summer opportunities for your kids? School might be out for the summer, but the fun is still IN at the Mattatuck Museum! Drop-off your child for these fun-filled day-long experiences. Children will be immersed in the Mattatuck’s galleries and special exhibitions while learning about history and developing their art skills with projects using unique materials and techniques. Join the Museum for these fun, safe, and educational childcare offerings throughout the summer.
Each week includes free Before Care (8-9am) and After Care (3:30-5pm). All supplies provided. Please bring a bagged lunch. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Full and partial scholarships are available. For more information and to register contact Jason Foberg at (203) 753-0381 x114 or or visit

June 27–July 1: Museum Masters – Learn about the life of world-renowned artists, their art styles and some of their famous works. Each day the kids focus on a new artist creating their own pieces inspired by different styles and mediums, becoming mini masters of the arts.
July 5–July 8 (closed on 7/4): Under the Sea – Dive into an underwater adventure as kids explore the Shipwrecks: Duty of Memory exhibition. Learn about what goes into shipbuilding, create your own sea shanty, discover the creatures that live under the sea, craft a unique underwater diorama, and much more.
July 11–July 15: Nature’s Wonders - Join the Museum for a week of discovery as participants explore the wonders of nature and create art from all that it has to offer. Kid’s will learn to sketch animals, and there will even be some guest appearances from the animal world at the Museum.
July 18–July 22: Magical Mysteries - Celebrate the fantastic world of magic, unicorns, dragons, mermaids, and wizards galore. Kids will explore the mysterious world of magic alongside learning about the real-life mystic as found in the exhibition Mystery & Benevolence: Masonic and Odd Fellows Folk Art. They’ll create sculptures of their favorite mystical creatures, masks. and more.
June 16: MyCTSavings Webinar
Save the Date: 2022 Brass City Jazz Fest - August 6, 2022
Save the Date: Waterbury Harry Potter Day: Friday, July 29
Come to downtown Waterbury for a multi-venue celebration of Harry Potter's birthday! Shops, restaurants and other locations will host quests, magic performances, wizardly eats and drinks and much more! Details will be shared as plans develop. A full map and schedule will be available day-of at Minuteman Press at 170 Grand Street.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page here.
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