Merchants and professionals can promote their businesses and network on the greens of Whitney Farms Golf Course, 175 Shelton Road in Monroe, on Wednesday, Oct. 3, during the Newtown and Monroe Chamber of Commerces' 5th Annual Golf Outing, an event sponsored by Union Savings Bank.
Tim Haas, president the Newtown Chamber of Commerce, said, "The key initiative that we have in the Newtown chamber is when the chamber shows up, the members show up. By that, I mean we have a table out at every event where our members can put their brochures, business cards and other marketing materials. This event is going to be a great opportunity to showcase your business to some extent, and also to do some networking."
Raymond Giovanni, president of the Monroe Chamber of Commerce, said his town's organization strives to work with chambers in surrounding towns.
"We enjoy working together on different projects," he said. "The Monroe chamber also does combined events with our neighbors in Trumbull."
Haas said both chambers will split the proceeds, which will go into each organization's operating budgets. Both chambers use the funds to promote local businesses and community causes.
"This golf tournament is important to the chamber's mission," said Giovanni. "Because of our loyal supporters, participants and sponsors, this project allows us to continue to support the community. Proceeds from this initiative will allow us to continue to support social programs such as Project Warmth, the Food Pantry and scholarships to the students of Masuk High School.
"This event is symbolic of the business community supporting the town as the townspeople support the business. I believe people understand that this is the net effect of the annual golf tournament and that is why they come back each year. We could not be more proud of the efforts and results that we accomplish each year."
A Day of Fun
Golfers, who will have free use of the driving range, can participate with groups of up to four players, or as individuals in the 18-hole tournament. Awards and prizes will be given for first and second closest to the line, closest to the pin, and longest drive for both men and women. A $10,000 cash prize will be awarded to a golfer who hits a hole in one on a particular hole.
A lunch sponsored by Bagel Delight will be served on a golf cart during the day. Non-golfers are welcome to attend the Business After Hours, which begins with cocktails at 4:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 5:30.
There will also be a live auction.
Schedule of Events
- 10 a.m. Registration/complimentary driving range use
- 11 a.m. Lunch provided on a golf cart, sponsored by Bagel Delight
- 11 a.m. Shotgun start of tournament
- 4:30 p.m. Dinner, networking, silent and live auction, sponsored by Charter Business
Registration is open to the public. Entry fees are $150 per person and include lunch, greens fees and admittance to the Business After Hours. The Business After Hours is $50 per person for non-golfers. Reservations and pre-payment are required for golf and lunch.
For information, to register or to become a sponsor, visit monroectchamber.com/GolfOuting/.
Sponsors include Union Savings Bank (the returning title sponsor), Newtown Savings Bank, People's United Bank, Berkshire Motors, Sippin Energy, Charter Business, Bagel Delight, Newtown Veterinary Specialists, Victorinox Swiss Army and Cargill Photography.
Missions of the Chambers
The Chamber of Commerce of Newtown, Inc. is dedicated to the promotion and encouragement of Newtown's business community. It actively supports the expansion of business opportunities on behalf of its members through marketing, networking programs, community-sponsored events, and involvement in local economic development.
The Monroe Chamber of Commerce promotes the well being of the business and professional community in Monroe, Connecticut. It represents a wide variety of businesses from single proprietors to manufacturing companies with hundreds of employees. They hold regular monthly meetings for networking and to provide interesting speaker presentations for our members.