The Waterbury Regional Chamber invites both chamber members and potential new members to its second Out for Business networking event of 2022, taking place on Wednesday at The Residences at Quarry Walk in Oxford.
The event, which runs from 5-7 p.m., gives attendees the opportunity to mingle, network, listen to live music, and enjoy food and drinks from Quarry Walk’s Wine Market, Sitting Duck Tavern, and Char & Lemon. Attendees will also have the chance to win door prizes
The Out for Business is sponsored by the event host: The Residences at Quarry Walk, which is located at 400 Boulder Pass in Oxford. The Residences at Quarry Walk feature single-floor living, with luxury one- and two-bedroom accommodations, all within walking distance of a variety of boutique-style retail shops, restaurants, health-care providers, a grocery store, post office, bank, daycare facility and more. Located on Route 67, the community has easy access from I-84 and Route 8.
The cost for members to attend is $25. Potential members are welcome to visit one Out for Business as a guest of the chamber. Please contact the chamber to register.
To register for the event, call 203-757-0701 or visit waterburychamber.com and click on the “Events & Sponsors” tab.
Duck Race a good nonprofit fundraiser
If your nonprofit organization is looking for an easy way to raise money, the Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce has two words for you: Duck Race.
The chamber is seeking local area nonprofit organizations to benefit from its 17th annual Duck Race & Festival, to be held on June 5, rain or shine, in historic downtown Naugatuck.
Created in 2006 by the Naugatuck Chamber, the Duck Race features the release of over 15,000 rubber ducks from the Whittemore Bridge to race down the Naugatuck River. Each duck is vying to be among the first 20 to cross the finish line to win prizes, including the first prize of $5,000 for one lucky ticket purchaser.
During the annual Duck Race & Festival, Maple and Water Streets in downtown Naugatuck are filled with food and craft vendors, live music, games, circus talent and much more. Businesses also will exhibit their products and services to the more than 5,000 people who attend each year.
The chamber is seeking local area nonprofit organizations to sell raffle tickets to the general public as a fundraising activity for their organization. “By selling tickets, each organization has the opportunity to raise money specifically to support their individual group’s mission and cause, at no cost to them,” said Lynn Ward, director of the Naugatuck Chamber. Tickets may be sold on line at and in person.
There is no fee for an organization to participate; instead, the Naugatuck Chamber will donate $2.50 back to the nonprofit for each ticket sold by volunteers of that organization. Over the past 16 years, more than 375 organizations have received over $420,000 by participating in the Duck Race fundraising activities. Organizations, who will each have a personalized landing page created for them, began selling tickets on Saturday.
“Nonprofit organizations do not need to secure a minimum number of tickets to sell, nor is there a maximum number of ticket sales required for a donation to be made by the Chamber to the participating nonprofit,” Ward said.
To reserve raffle tickets for organizations to sell to the general public for the June 5 event, organizations are asked to submit their information via an online form at cometoduckday.com, or by calling the Chamber at 203-757-0701 or via email at [email protected] Completed application forms can be faxed to 203-756-3507 or mailed to the Naugatuck Chamber at 270 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770.
To learn more about the 2022 Naugatuck Chamber Duck Race & Festival, visit cometoduckday.com or call 203-757-0701.