Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:45am – 6:00pm

The Big Connect

Sponsored by: Greater New Haven Chamber and Quinnipiac Chamber

Build your network to grow your business at The Big Connect business expo, the Greater New Haven and Quinnipiac Chamber’s ‘must-attend’ event of the year. The Big Connect runs from 7:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford. It offers access to what’s new and what’s next in the business world. General admission is free and open to the public.

Start the day at 7:45 a.m. with coffee, breakfast bites and networking at the First Annual Stars Align Nonprofit Awards Breakfast, sponsored by Mutual of America. In addition to visiting exhibits, attendees can participate in the expo’s interactive presentations, including management strategies, working out at work, building your business, speed networking, LinkedIn for Business, learning about the opioid crisis, and more.

The afternoon Women in Leadership panel brought to you by The Girl Scouts of Connecticut at 3:00 p.m. will be led by Patricia Russo, Executive Director of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University, and Medina Jett, President at ICSGoup. The panel also includes Shanda Hinton, Global Diversity Talent Attraction Leader for United Technologies Corporation.

An annual favorite, the Expo also features The Big Taste, a walk-around networking luncheon that show-cases the area’s top chefs. Participating restaurants include Geronimo, Home, Shell & Bones, Vanity, Spice Catering Group, Elm City Social, Olives and Oil, Ben & Jerry’s, and Freshbev.

The Big Connect closes with the Big Bash: Millennial Move Makers celebration, from 4:00 -6:00 p.m., which honors the young, inspiring professionals that are truly exceptional in their career and community.

For full schedule or to register, please call 203-782-4342 or visit

Admission: Free Admission
Toyota Oakdale Theatre
95 S Turnpike Road
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