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PPP Webinar Today

This morning's Paycheck Protection Program webinar will provide information about Round 2 of the program. The event is hosted by the MetroHartford Alliance, the Small Business Administration, and Whittlesey.
Rethinking Your Business in a Post-COVID World

As businesses look toward their future, the Connecticut Small Business Development Council (CTSBDC) is helping them adapt to the new normal and understand how they can rethink their business strategy. On January 19, join Christine Sullivan, CTSBDC Operations Team Lead, for a webinar about the process of pivoting your business and discussing some of the CTSBDC tools available to help you review your financials, conduct a market analysis, and interpret industry trends.

The event is presented in partnership with the MetroHartford Alliance, the Bridgeport Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce, the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut, the Waterbury Regional Chamber, and the Greater New Haven Chamber.

Virtual Mentoring and Training Available for You!

Offices around the country may be closed due to the pandemic, but Greater Hartford SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, Women’s & Entrepreneurial Business Centers, Veterans Business Outreach Centers, and other resource partners are providing free business mentoring and training by phone, email, and video.
Member Spotlight
Professional Baber Shop owner Chris Rosa has been a barber for 20 years. At his shop on Pratt Street, he compliments the historic neighborhood with good old-fashioned hot shaves, facials, and shoe shines adding modern comforts, including beer on tap, a cigar lounge in the back, and your own locker to keep your favorite items for weekly appointments. Make your appointment today. It's not just a haircut it's an experience.
*Professional Barbershop is COVID safe. Chris wears a mask and requires a mask worn for all who enter.
This is my Hartford
Shannon Mumley

"Living and working in Hartford, I knew I wanted to be involved in an impactful way. A cool thing about Hartford is, it has a lot of different cultures. It’s super-diverse. So, no matter who you are or whatever you’re interested in, Hartford enables you to become a part of it and build on your interests in many different ways. I became a member of HYPE (Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs) and I’m involved in Leadership Greater Hartford, the West End Civic Association, KNOX, and Hartford Decides, which enables me to have a voice, make an impact, and engage with our micro-communities here in Hartford," said Shannon Mumley, Director of Small Business Development at the Hartford Chamber of Commerce.

Hartford History
Julio's Historical Hartford

The Connecticut Old State House was built in 1796, and originally had three stories of brownstone and brick. On the National Registry of Historic Places, when it was built the Connecticut Senate, House of Representatives, courts, Governor, comptroller, treasurer, secretary of state, and school fund occupied the first floor. Committee rooms were on the second floor. The Old State House is also famous for being where Julio Concepcion was wed!
Chamber Meeting
Wednesday, January 27, 9:30 a.m.

Our first meeting of 2021 will be held in just a couple of weeks. Please register and share with your network and anyone you think may be interested in learning what the Chamber has to offer.

Become a Member
Becoming a member of the Hartford Chamber of Commerce helps us partner and serve as Hartfords voice of the business community.