• The Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce is pleased to continue celebrating the great work of Chicopee's area hard-working businesses, non-profits, and citizens with the 2019 Shining Star Awards. The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2018, the awards will be presented during the Annual Greater Chicopee Chamber Shining Stars Gala, April 5, 2019, at the Castle of Knights - Chicopee.

    Members are asked to submit their nomination forms electronically: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07eftzz3sejo7c00ly/start, drop off or mailed to Chicopee Chamber - 264 Exchange Street Chicopee, MA 01013 with supporting information of the nominee(s).

     

    2018 Recipients

    Interstate Towing, Inc. - Business of the Year ● Dawn Creighton - Citizens of the Year ● Valley Opportunity Council - Non-Profit Organization of the Year

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     Chamber Holiday Bazaar & Raffle

    A Holiday Bazaar & Raffle for the local vendor, artist/crafts-person to sell their product just in time for the holiday & gift giving season. The event takes place inside at the local Portuguese American Club in Chicopee.  Shopping, food, and entertainment! FREE Parking!

    $15 per person or $25 for two - includes food sampling and a free drink.

    Click Here to register.

    Vendor applications are available to download: Click Here   

    Next up:  Thursday, December 13th - Collegian Court, Chicopee, MA 4:30PM - 7:00PM




    Salute Breakfasts

    The Greater Chicopee Chamber Salute Breakfast attracts some of the most recognized business and political figures and extremely notable speakers throughout Western Massachusetts.  Meetings are held in multiple venues to give area businesses a chance to see what each venue has to offer and includes a full buffet breakfast.  New member recognition is acknowledged and a member of our Breakfast Committee or Ambassador Committee is provided for first-time breakfast meeting attendees.

    The Chamber also offers limited table space for each breakfast sponsor attending breakfast to display their businesses up front.  Requests for these tables must be made in advance, and are available on a first-come, first served basis.

    Our Salute Breakfasts are informal networking events held at our member companies. Attendance ranges from 75 to 125 people.  At Salute Breakfast, attendees are invited to introduce themselves to other businesses, enjoy refreshments, beverages, raffle prizes, and more.  All breakfast events take place from 7:15 am to 9:00 am unless otherwise noted. 

    Don’t forget your business cards!

    Next Up: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - Summit View Banquet & Meeting House - Veteran's Day Theme

    Click Here to register.


    CEO Luncheons

    Every quarter the Chicopee Chamber recognizes a local chief executive officer (CEO) for outstanding participation in vendor development and community activities as well as establishing and building economic equality for local enterprises.

    These quarterly events provide attendees with the opportunity to get to know local leaders on a more personal level and perhaps walk away inspired. CEO's share the story behind their accomplishments while enjoying a home-style buffet lunch at The Collegian Court. 

    Next Up: December 6, 2018 - Featuring Trish Canavan, United Personnel

    Click here to register.

     

    Chamber Seminars/Workshops

    These approximately two-hour workshops are both pre-planned and responsive in order to educate attendees on topics that are vital to doing business. From legislation to leadership skills, Chamber seminars are coordinated according to needs expressed by members or to address changes in policy or procedure. 

    The times and locations vary so please click below for more details.

     

    Next Up: Educational Workshop - Turning Conflict into Collaboration

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    B2B Speed Networking Roundtable

    This new benefit of membership is a chance for a small group of participants to connect one on one to introduce their businesses to potential partners, vendors or customers. It will be held quarterly to provide a rotating roster of members a chance to attend. New members will be highlighted at each event. Come and join other area business leaders to network and discuss the particular challenges of businesses that work directly with other businesses.  This structured networking program is designed to provide a forum for professionals to share ideas, contacts, and referrals with the purpose of increasing business revenue and building long-lasting relationships.  
     

    Don't miss the opportunity to connect with business colleagues, increase your contacts, generate leads and establish relationships with other businesses.

    Next Up: November 13, 2018 - Polish National Credit Union - 923 Front Street Branch, Chicopee

     

    Click here to register - Limit 1 registration per business