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David Gemma, UNAPEN, Inc.

"Joining The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce has been a great experience for UNAPEN, Inc. and we highly recommend it for other businesses and organizations in Central Connecticut.  The more you participate, the more you get out of it, and the broad range of great events, programs and participating businesses makes it easy to get involved.

Johanna Bond and her team have helped us meet potential partners and prospects, increase our brand recognition and grow our business, it’s a win-win for everyone!”

Walt Jedziniak, Walt Jedziniack Photography

"I have benefited greatly from my years of membership in the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce.  The local division meetings always provide me with a way to keep up with what is happening in my own community.. The Business After Hours events give me the opportunity to meet and network with others from surrounding communities.

I'm a local photographer and have had two recent events where I have received work directly from the Chamber. In one case, an office in Glastonbury saw my images on the chamber website and inquired as to the photographer.  I got the job for 32 headshots, including individuals both inside and outside, group images, and interior images of their office.  Another, just last week, was a session for 9 headshots at a financial firm, also in Glastonbury.  I had met the office manager at one of the Business After Hour events last fall. He had retained my contact information and gave me a call to set up the session.  

I can point to other events, too, where being a chamber member has provided me with valuable contacts. I am so glad that I have chosen to be a member of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce!"

Brittany Franklin, Inn at Middletown

"The Inn at Middletown has always greatly valued the Middlesex Chamber. I recently met with Joe Santaniello, who is in charge of Membership Development. We had a great meeting and are looking forward to quarterly sit downs. Joe cares deeply about helping all businesses in the Chamber connect. He explained that there is always something the Chamber can assist with, it is just about having those conversations and making the connections. We discussed sectors of what the Inn does including business travel, social and corporate events, and group travel. Joe sent a detailed follow up in regard to the connections he thought would benefit the Inn. I can say that for such a large chamber, they really care about each person and what they can get out of their membership."

Sarah Schweitzer, Alchemi Wealth

"We absolutely enjoy being members of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce!

The care and commitment they make to their members is unparalleled. The Chamber events are educational, fun, and great networking socials. Our membership allows us to expand our connections with small businesses, not only in the Middlesex County, but across Connecticut. 

We are PROUD to be members of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce and encourage all to join!"

Jennifer Barone, Back Again Board Game Cafe

"Honestly, we wish we knew about what the Chamber offers sooner; it would have saved us a lot of trial and error on our own. With that said, Joe has been amazing at helping is market our events and pointing out opportunities and connections in the community we wouldn't otherwise have known about. Even though our schedule doesn't allow us to make many meetings, the team - especially Joe, Alandra, and Haley - helps us be involved and are able to give back to the community who welcomed us."

Juliet Cavanaugh, Cavanaugh & Co, LLC

"What the Chamber does for this area, the support it provides the businesses and the communities it represents, the charitable work…it is inspiring!  I am so very proud to be a member and I tell everyone I know they should join!  I think they should offer lifetime memberships😊"

Jenn Hayn, Julia Balfour, LLC

Being part of a company that is an active member of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce has allowed me the opportunity to be so much more connected to my community and to hear and learn from neighboring businesses and local leaders on a regular basis. This morning, East Haddam and Haddam members were lucky to open our monthly Division meeting to local candidates for office and hear their thoughts and stances on current issues as well as long term goals for the state of CT.

Danny Strong, Disaster Restoration Services (DRS)

The Middlesex Chamber is the best chamber I have been involved with. The continued support, ongoing engagement, and vast network of professionals is far superior to any other. As they say, “The sun always shines on Middlesex County!”

Marie Leavitt, Servpro- Middletown/ New Britain

"Absolutely recommend Middlesex Country Chamber of Commerce. We are a chamber made up of over 2300 companies, join get involved and change the way you do business. You get what you give, and with a group our size the opportunities are endless. I don’t work for the chamber, I’m a happy member and ambassador for over 7 years and I’m nothing but thrilled to be part of this amazing group."

Brendan Kelly, Director of Sales- Harding commercial Real Estate

I work for Harding Development Group, a company that has belonged to the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce since long before I came aboard. When I joined the company one of my top priorities was to become acquainted with the chamber, its staff and many members. I have found my membership and all of its benefits invaluable to not only my career but also my personal life. I have learned so much at the many classes and presentations that I have attended & have met so many great people that I have befriended and done business with. My wife and I got married not long ago and we actually found the perfect wedding venue through the chamber. What Larry McHugh and his staff are able to accomplish with our modest membership fees is nothing short of amazing and all of us at Harding Development Group are very grateful.

Pamela Steele - Owner of Pamela Roose Specialty Hand Knits & Chairwoman of the Central Business Bureau

"Membership in the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce is the best thing you can do for your business.  There are so many resources available to you as a member, not just the chamber itself, but also the connections you make with other chamber members.  The staff works very hard on behalf of the businesses and keeps local, state and federal government apprised of the business community's needs and challenges.  You can't go wrong connecting with a group of people who are dedicated to help you succeed in whatever way they can.  Give it a try, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain."

Tom Byrne, Owner of Connecticut Rental Center

"We at Connecticut Rental Center have been a member for about 50 years. It is well worth the investment. Great staff and very helpful in all aspects of business."

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