OCTOBER 19, 2019




Business After Hours at Bear’s Smokehouse at The Stack

Business After Hours (BAH) is a monthly happy hour, filled with food, fun and networking. Held at interesting sites and hosted by a different Chamber partner each month, Business After Hours is one of the Chamber’s most popular event series, drawing approximately 100 of the region’s business professionals. In the month of August, the Chamber will partner with The Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ At The Stack


Attendees are invited to exchange business cards or just come to unwind and socialize. The Chamber’s staff and its enthusiastic Ambassadors are available to make introductions to business decision-makers.


Register now for THE event of the Summer!


GNHCC’s 225th Anniversary Summer Celebration Bash is THE event of the Summer, celebrating 225 years of the Greater New Haven Chamber and the longevity of companies and organizations in the Greater New Haven region!


It’s one big BIRTHDAY party honoring GNHCC and the many companies and organizations in our region celebrating milestone anniversaries.


Picture it… a festive Summer evening- an extended business after hours and party with delicious food tastings, flights of wine & spirits, celebration cake, and live entertainment- all while networking & mingling with over 200 members of our regional community and jamming with Boogie Chillun at New Haven’s newest waterfront boathouse!

If you’re a restaurant or beverage provider who’s interested in particpating in this event, please contact Tameika Miller at tmiller@gnhcc.com


Virtual reality setup, actual reality studios, workshops, jobs, and more.

What’s the latest at MakeHaven?

  • Studio spaces opening soon! Stop by and check out the room when you are here, second door in the back hallway (just past the startup desk room) or learn more here.
  • We’re building our virtual reality setup. Check out the free course at NHFPL (scroll down) to get a leg up and bring your knowledge and world to MakeHaven!
  • Metal shop work continues. We are lining up inspection appointments! Look for work nights and updates in the Slack #metal channel.
  • Maker jobs available at Acuity:

Woodworkers Meetup

Thursday (TOMORROW!) July 18, 2019, 7:00 – 8:00PM

Open to public

This gathering is for anyone interested in woodworking, beginner or expert, to exchange knowledge and share projects that inspire them. Projects or photos of projects encouraged! This is also an opportunity for those involved in the woodshop at MakeHaven to connect with each other, as well as to socialize with people outside the membership who have an interest in woodworking. BYOB. There will be light snacks and soft drinks available.

Note: This will be a social session, *not* using the equipment. A beer and a chat can be a great combo–a beer and power tools are not. See you there!


770 Chapel Street

New HavenCT 06510

Silkscreen Basics

Sunday, July 21, 2019, 10:00AM – 3:00PM

General public: $60
MakeHaven members: $45

This course will cover all the basics of silkscreening, including: choosing images, creating the screen stencil, printing on paper with water-based ink and printing on fabric with plastisol ink. Participants will leave with a reusable 10 x 14″ screen with their design.

Screenprinting is a printmaking process that allows you to print on just about any flat surface, including garments such as T-shirts. The images are created by pushing ink through a stencil, creating a the look that is often colorful and bold. The image can be reprinted many times fairly quickly. The process can easily be duplicated at home with the right equipment and a small amount of DIY initiative.

MakeHaven will supply inks and paper. Those wishing to also print to fabric should bring their own cotton-blend t-shirt(s) to print on. This class is taught by Michael Angelis.

770 Chapel Street
Lower Level

New HavenCT 06510

Make a Cutting Board

Saturday, August 3, 2019 10:00AM – 4:00PM

General public: $60
MakeHaven members: $45

Get comfortable with tools of the woodshop while you create a beautiful cutting board! No experience necessary.

This introductory class will walk you through the use of the planer, table saw, chop saw, and sander. You’ll learn to operate these tools (members will have the opportunity to be badged at the end!).

Learn to finish your cutting board with mineral oil. It’s a great opportunity for those looking to get started in the woodshop but who may feel initially intimidated or those who prefer hands-on, directed learning.

You will leave class with knowledge, hands-on experience, and your own handmade cutting board! A great class for the woodshop novice! Materials and safety goggles are provided.


770 Chapel Street

New HavenCT 06510

Parent & Child Bat House Build

Saturday, August 10, 2019, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

General public: $80
MakeHaven members: $65

This workshop is designed for a guardian and child to attend together and enjoy building as a team. A ticket covers a family team of a legal guardian and a child (age 6-17). The adult will operate the large power tools (table saw, miter saw, circular saw) under the direction of our woodshop facilitators. Children will be welcomed into the space and will help with the assembly and staining of the project. Every family will leave with their own handmade bat house!


770 Chapel Street

New HavenCT 06510

Arduino Prototyping For Beginners

Sunday, August 25, 2019 2:30 – 5:00 PM

General public: $15
MakeHaven members: $5

If you’re brand-new to Arduino and electronics, this class will get you started prototyping your first circuit. We will use an Arduino UNO to make LEDs flash in fancy patterns at the push of a button. We will cover: The Arduino board and how not to fry one; Simple LED circuits, including what is a resistor and how do you know which one to use; How to plug things into a solderless breadboard; How to read someone else’s code and modify it to do what you want; Sending code to the Arduino board; Schematic drawing – electronics shorthand so you can remember what you made. Each student should bring a laptop with the Arduino IDE running on it. Download from https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software Please email us if this requirement is an obstacle. MakeHaven members: register at the reduced member rate.


770 Chapel Street

New HavenCT 06510


The events below aren’t by MakeHaven, but they are still really cool. Check ’em out!

Virtual Reality Worlds Make Something Unreal

Tuesdays July 23 – August 27, 2019, 6 – 7:30PM

Open to public

Learn how to build 3D virtual worlds for VR experiences, animated films, and video games. Using the Unreal Engine, students will create their own 3D environment filled with foliage, weather, animals and more! Each session will cover a different type of world and skill. Feel free to attend one session or all! This program is open to ages 13 and up. Space is limited, please register.

Did you know MakeHaven now has Virtual Reality? Talk with facilitators Nick & Peter to learn more. If you take the library class, we’d love to show off your world in the space!

Ives Squared at the Main Library
133 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06513 United States

Entrepreneurs Society Meeting

Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 5:00 – 7:30PM

Open to the public

The Entrepreneurs Society of Fairfield County is holding its inaugural meeting on August 6.

At the Brewport Pub, 225 South Frontage Road, just off exit 27 of I-95, near the junction with Route 8 in Bridgeport, CT. Map. goo.gl/maps/buWSyHnZ5Vk

5:00 pm Networking
5:30 pm Pizza and salad
6:00 pm Keynoter Bob Dorf, investor-entrepreneur and author of the best-selling Startup Owner’s Manual.
6:30 pm Elevator pitches by attendees (optional)
7:00 pm Discussions with investors, attorneys, and industry experts in small groups around topics of common interest; plus one-on-one mentoring. Sample topics: Marketing, Raising capital, Business Modeling, Patents and trademarks, Lean manufacturing design. To 7:30 pm.

$10 registration fee covers dinner (all the pizza and salad you can eat) plus a drink ticket.

A public service of the division of the Entrepreneurship Foundation.

225 South Frontage Road
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Business Startup Accelerator

Sat, Sep 21, 2019, 8:30 AM – 5PM
& Sun, Sep 22, 2019, 8:30AM – 5:00 PM

Open to public

Unless you’ve closed your series A, you’ll get tons of ideas, horsepower and rocket fuel for your business in two free weekends of Lean Startup workshops and mentoring sessions.

  • A dozen workshops and lectures on key lean startup steps to speed your progress
  • One-on-one mentoring by experts on lean, business models, marketing, engineering and more.
  • Opportunities to shape, accelerate, and build your new business
  • Information about startup competitions and funding sources
  • Help preparing a winning pitch deck for competitions and investor meetings

INSTRUCTORS: Global startup trainer and Startup Owner’s Manual co-author Bob Dorf, and serial entrepreneur-turned-professor Dale Jasinski

Quinnipiac University
275 Mt Carmel Ave
Hamden, CT 06518


Take a Step into Spring With Confidence! 🌼😊

We’re sure you’re as excited as we are that it’s finally May and one step closer to backyard barbeques.

Our two latest articles, are about spring renovations and adding a touch of color to your kitchen. So whether you’re looking for a little change or a large one, we’ve got some great ideas to share.

Show us what you do to brighten up your kitchen for Spring!
Tag us in photos of your kitchen on any of the social platforms below. 

Happy reading,
-The Kitchen Company

Spring Sale!

New door styles and finishes on sale until May 24thContact us to schedule a free design consultation. Stop by our showroom to see new samplesdoor styles, our full-size kitchen displays, and meet with a designer in person.

“I loved working with Julie and The Kitchen Company. Julie transformed my kitchen into a space that I absolutely love!”
– Colette R
A Pop of
Click to read articles written by us for you.
5 Reasons Why Spring is the Best Time of Year for a Kitchen Renovation

How to Decide if a Kitchen island Sink is Right For Your Space


Colorful Island Islands: How to Get a Look You’ll Love


Read About Gail’s Kitchen Renovation: Flooring, Backsplash, and Counterops
Sick of All-White? Nature has the Anser to Your Kitchen Dreams

5 Things to Consider When Designing Your Kitchen Island




Music on the Green is a FREE summer concert series presented by Yale New Haven Health on the historic New Haven Green.

These two fun-filled Saturday concerts will feature the music of Lisa Lisa on July 20 and Morris Day on July 27 performing live on the WTNH News 8 stage.

What you need to know:
-Each concert will start promptly at 7:30 p.m.
-A $5 parking off is available 5 p.m.-12 a.m. in the Crown or Temple Street Garages
-There will be local food trucks and vendors onsite, so come hungry
-Chairs and blankets are welcome
-Bring your dancing shoes, you’ll be moving all night long!

For more info: www.infonewhaven.com/activities/mog/

Be sure to follow @INFONewHaven on Instagram & post your pics using #NHV & #NHVMusic– we’ll share some of our favorites!



Spend a relaxing and fun evening in Downtown New Haven’s beautiful public park, Temple Plaza every Thursday and Friday this summer! Every week, grab a picnic blanket and enjoy live music from local bands and DJ’s, challenge friends to games of ping pong, corn hole, Big Jenga, Big Connect4 and more! Taste and sip curated happy hour food and drink from your favorite #NHV eateries!





Tickets now on sale!! Come hungry to the 3rd Annual Appetizer and Dessert Crawl with 13 appetizer and dessert stops at The Shops at Yale. Tickets are available for just $20 each, plus a $2.04 processing fee. Purchase your tickets today:  www.squadup.com/events/3rd-annual-appetizer-dessert-crawl


August 18 starts the first day of CT Tax-Free Week, so expect to find some great shopping deals on your crawl! Last year, we were able to raise $3,000 for the Robin I. Kroogman New Haven Animal Shelter. Our goal this year is to raise $4,000. With your help, we can make it happen!


Check-in begins at 11:45 a.m. on Broadway Island, 56 Broadway – across from Apple/Lululemon/L.L.Bean. All participants who purchase tickets before August 12, 2019 will be automatically entered to win gift cards to lululemon, J.Crew, FatFace, Urban Outfitters, Raggs for Men & Women, idiom Boutique, Patagonia and Barbour.


Guests and children are required to have tickets as space/seating is limited and quantities are based on ticket sales. Purchase your tickets today: www.squadup.com/events/3rd-annual-appetizer-dessert-crawl


Your Appetizer and Dessert Crawl ticket purchase includes free parking at the 150 York Street Garage. Bring your parking ticket to check-in to be validated.


We have so many great restaurants in downtown New Haven, that we needed to split the event into 2 routes. At check-in ticket holders will be given 1 of 2 fantastic crawls. We will make sure that everyone who checks in as a group will be on the same route so you can enjoy the event together! Note; there is no way to pre-select your route.


Crawl I
• Sherkaan Indian Street Food (Appetizer) Bhel Puri – puffed basmati rice, aloo, green chutney, tamarind chutney, almond, tomato, onion and chickpea
• Tarry Lodge New Haven (Appetizer) Eggplant Caponata over crostini with pine nuts, currants, chili flakes and balsamic
• South Bay New Haven (Dessert) House Made Cheesecake with graham cracker crumble, berry sauce and fresh berries
• Harvest Wine Bar and Restaurant (Appetizer) Brussel Sprout Salad
• Ashley’s Ice Cream (Dessert) Ice Cream cup or cone
• Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea (Dessert) Specialty Decorated Cookies and Mini Biscotti accompanied by freshly brewed iced coffee or iced tea
• Midpoint Istanbul (Appetizer) Humus, spicy pepper tapenade
• Yamasaki Teriyaki (Appetizer) Spring Roll, Gyoza or Chicken Wing
• B Natural Cafe (Dessert & Appetizer) Fruit and Granola Parfait
• FroyoWorld (Dessert) Frozen Yogurt
• Ivy Wok (Appetizer) Crab Rangoon or Sesame Noodles
• Pokemoto on Chapel (Appetizer) Tuna – dressed in ponzu sauce with sweet onions, cilantro, ogo seaweed, and topped with fried onions or Shrimp – dressed in spicy mayo with sweet onions, cilantro, sweet corn, fresh mango and topped with fried wontons
• WAVE Gallery & Fine Chocolates (Dessert) Chocolate Desserts and Dessert Wine


Crawl II
• Sherkaan Indian Street Food (Appetizer) Bhel Puri – puffed basmati rice, aloo, green chutney, tamarind chutney, almond, tomato, onion and chickpea
• Tarry Lodge New Haven (Appetizer) Eggplant Caponata over crostini with pine nuts, currants, chili flakes and balsamic
• South Bay New Haven (Dessert) House Made Cheesecake with graham cracker crumble, berry sauce and fresh berries
• Harvest Wine Bar and Restaurant (Appetizer) Brussel Sprout Salad
• Ashley’s Ice Cream (Dessert) Ice Cream cup or cone
• Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea (Dessert) Specialty Decorated Cookies and Mini Biscotti accompanied by freshly brewed iced coffee or iced tea
• Midpoint Istanbul (Appetizer) Humus, spicy pepper tapenade
• Yamasaki Teriyaki (Appetizer) Spring Roll, Gyoza or Chicken Wing
• Claire’s Corner Copia (Appetizer) Homemade Organic Hummus with organic corn chips
• Shake Shack (Dessert) Pie oh My- Vanilla Custard blended with a slice of Four & Twenty Blackbirds Seasonal Pie
• Tomatillo Taco Joint (Appetizer) Chips and Salsa
• Pacifico (Appetizer) Shrimp Ceviche
• Book Trader Cafe (Appetizer) Tempesto – fresh mozzarella, house made basil pesto, tomatoes & balsamic vinaigrette on toasted ciabatta. Fresh iced tea


View photos from the 2018 Appetizer & Dessert Crawl and Dog Adoption – www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1382091608588921&type=1&l=2de6b8ff07



Dog Adoption on Broadway Island

Looking for a furry friend or cuddly companion? We have great news! The Robin I. Kroogman New Haven Animal Shelter, organized by North Shore Animal League America, will be bringing their dogs and cats to Broadway Island, 56 Broadway – across from Apple/J.Crew/Urban Outfitters/L.L.Bean. This is your chance to adopt and support this much needed cause.

Live Music


Magician, Glitter Tattoos and Face Painter, 12:00-4:00 p.m.


Enter for a chance to WIN gift cards to The Shops at Yale


Free on-street meter parking every Sunday in New Haven


Back-to-school discounts at retailers


Connecticut Tax-Free Week, August 18-24