"In the early eighteen-seventies, Milford had no banking institutions of any kind. To deposit their savings, residents made use of banks in nearby cities. Recognizing the need for a bank in Milford, a group of public-spirited citizens applied to the State for a charter. An act of incorporation was passed during the 1872 session of the General Assembly and was approved by the Governor on June 26th of that year.
The first meeting of the incorporators was held in August 1872. Because of delays so frequently attendant upon the starting of a new enterprise in a small community, no active measures towards opening for business were taken until 1875. On January 18, 1875, at a meeting of the incorporators held in the Town Hall, it was decided to commence business. The bank opened shortly thereafter"

Milford Bank has multiple locations around the region.
*Today they opened a brand-new location at  
51 Roses Mill Road, Milford, CT!*


Everyone who purchases a ticket for the State of the City will receive a $25 I Love Local gift card!
I Love Local is good at a variety of over 30 businesses, including Dockside Brewery!

Join us at Dockside for a delicious lunch buffet, enjoying one of the best views in the area! We are gathering to celebrate Milford and the growth we continue to enjoy.
Mayor Richard Smith will give us an economic and cultural overview of the State of Milford for 2023 and beyond.

Wednesday, September 20th
12-3 pm
at Dockside Brewery
Lunch will be served at Noon and the Mayor will speak at 12:30.

Epic Summer Event!

It’s an EPIC Summer 
Welcoming current and prospective Milford Regional Chamber members.

Join Emerging Professionals, Inspiring Community (EPIC) for an evening of relationship-building and fun! 
5:30 pm- Networking 
6-7:30 pm – Axe Throwing 
Space is limited- 20 participants maximum;
Registration Required  

Kinship Glassworks Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, September 12th at 11 AM
23 Seemans Lane
Milford, CT 06460

Wednesday, September 13th
5 - 7 PM
305 Captain Thomas Blvd
West Haven, CT 06516
Live music by Nick Sproviero!

Admission- $20 members
Prospective members- $30
Admission includes food, 2 drink tickets and unlimited networking!
Coastal Connecticut Counseling
Ribbon Cutting
Saturday, September 16
12 PM
58 Wellington Road
Milford, CT

Congratulations to Aya Oriental Beauty Salon and Spa on your Ribbon Cutting!
111 Bridgeport Ave,
Milford, CT 06460
Rockin' The Beach!
Walnut Beach Summer Concerts presented The Lost Marbles last week!
Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy a beautiful summer afternoon at the beach with us! Also, a huge thank you to The Lost Marbles for putting on a great show!
Thank you to our series sponsor
Key Cars Auto Group
and supported by promotional partners
Hyperfit MD, Milford Bank, Walnut Beach Association, and Frontier Communications.
Don't miss the last show of the season!
Key Cars Auto Group presents
"Rockin' The Beach!"
Walnut Beach 2023 Summer Concert Series
Sunday, September 3rd featuring
The Rum Runners!
A Special Thanks to Our Series Sponsor
Key Cars Auto Group
and promotional partners
Hyperfit MD, Milford Bank, Walnut Beach Association and Frontier Communications!

Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce Call for Nominations

The Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce Nominating Committee is responsible for identifying and selecting candidates for our 2024 Board of Directors.

The Committee encourages members to recommend qualified individuals for nomination. The Chamber is committed to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion and seeks individuals for nomination that represent racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds and all other underrepresented populations.

Please submit nominations by email to

5 Common Infections
Kids Pick Up at School

Go-Health Health Tips
While many parents and schools are focused on preventing COVID-19 outbreaks, it’s important to remember that there are other infections that also pose a risk to children’s health. Here’s what parents need to know about five common infections for which their school-aged children are at risk.
Member Video!

Have you seen our Youtube channel?
Check out our interview with
The Breakwall Restaurant
now open at 305 Captain Thomas Blvd, West Haven, CT

*While you are there, please like & subscribe to our channel!*

Valid at Over 30 Milford Region Retailers and Restaurants!

Limited Time Offer!
Buy $100 and Get a $20 Card Free or
Buy $50 and Get a $10 Card Free

Where porches become stages and strangers become friends

Join us on Friday, September 8th, 2023, at 5 PM at Lisman's Landing for the electrifying Milford Porchfest Eve Kickoff Event!
Live Music Lineup:
The Rumrunners Hawkins French
Lisman's Landing
Friday, September 8th, 2023
5:00 PM

Did you know B's Twisted Eats Express
offers catering?
35 River Street, Milford, CT
All In for Milford September Community Gathering

This month we will learn about affordable housing options and how we can work together to help make the city we love a community where everyone has a place to live and food to eat; where everyone's voice is heard, and we all can thrive!

Thursday, September 7th
Dinner: 6:30-7 PM ·
Gathering: 7-8:30 PM
Mary Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church
168 S Broad Street, Milford, CT

So we can plan food and refreshments, please RSVP 


Discover expert strategies for maximizing social security, mastering Medicare, growing your investments, and creating a lasting legacy. Create the blueprint for the active retirement you've always dreamed of and start ticking off your bucket list today! 
Tuesday, October 3rd at 6:00 PM
Milford Library
57 New Haven Ave

For more information call 203-878-0681 or email
This is a great opportunity for high schoolers to get their community service hours taken care of right at the start of the school year and to satisfy requirements for Key Club, National Honor Society and other clubs.
Get In Touch Foundation call for volunteers
The Get In Touch Foundation, a breast health education nonprofit based in Milford, is reaching out to interested students and others to offer a volunteer opportunity to help us table at ShopRite stores on the following dates: 8/27, 9/2, 9/3, 9/4, and 9/9. ShopRite has generously invited us to provide our resources at six locations including the Milford, Orange, Stratford, Hamden, Clinton and East Haven ShopRites.
GIT provides breast health education resources free of charge to schools all over the globe which teach on the importance of breast self-examination; we also have a free Daisy Wheel app that can be downloaded, adding to our mission of making breast health education free and accessible for all. Volunteers would check in with customer service at the designated ShopRite store. They will have everything setup, we just need people to help us spread our mission and collect donations at the entrance.
Milford United Way 22nd Annual Golf Classic
presented by TrinityPoint Wealth
Milford Kiwanis 31st Annual Golf Tournament

Network of Executive Women Membership Open House

Sept 21st!
Register today and meet women helping women!

Celebrate the opening of the new Milford Bank location
Crack the Code

Come celebrate Milford Banks newest location at
51 Roses Mill Rd!
Crack the code and you could be a winner!

The Women’s Business Development Council’s Opportunity Fund is pleased to announce the opening of a new application period for the Equity Match Grant (EMG) Program. 

Cash grants between $2,500 and $10,000 will be awarded to qualified women-owned small businesses in Connecticut for clearly-defined projects that will have a measurable impact on the business, its growth and profitability. 

The seventh round of Equity Match Grant applications will remain open through September 27.

Exclusive Milford Regional Chamber Event!

Thursday, August 31st
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
972 Boston Post Road
Milford, CT

Milford Irish Festival 2023!
Folks on Spokes & Step Forward Ride + Walk for Mental Health
Returns on Sunday, October 1, 2023
(Milford, CT)- Bridges Healthcare’s annual cycling and walking fundraising event, Folks on Spokes & Step Forward Ride + Walk, is planned for Sunday, October 1, 2023, from 8:00 am to 1 pm at Fowler Field in downtown Milford. Each year for more than 30 years, hundreds of cyclists and walkers have joined together to raise funds and awareness for mental health and addiction recovery services for children, families, and adults. Participants of all ages can choose from a number of scenic CT coastline routes, including a 5K for walkers and 5, 10, 20 or 40 miles for cyclists.
Event registration fees are $50 per cyclist, $35 per walker, and $15 for kids under 18, including a free t-shirt. Children 5 and under are free. Day-of fees are $55 per cyclist and $45 per walker.
Event sponsorships are available. For more information or to register, visit