Chamber News Updated August 2, 2018


I'm honored and delighted to be the new Executive Director of the Bethel Chamber of Commerce, and look forward to helping grow Bethel and its business community.

I'm extremely grateful to outgoing Executive Director Heather Hansen O'Neill and also to Executive Assistant Dawn Fawcett for all of their help during my transition into this new role. This years' Beer Fest and Summer Fest were the best in memory due in large part to Heather's vision and leadership, as well as tremendous efforts by our staff, board members, volunteers, sponsors, and vendors.

We have a number of excellent events coming up, starting with the Best of Bethel bash on August 22nd. While we honor the Best of Bethel winners this year, we also celebrate Bethel itself with terrific music, delicious food, adult beverages and wonderful people. If you haven't reserved your early-bird tickets yet, you need to soon before the price goes up from $30 to $40 per person (and from $40 to $50 for non-members). At that rate, it's a wonderful steal of a deal. You get all this: Appetizers from Salz, dinner by Le Madri, dessert by Varanos and Daily Fare, beer and wine from Central Package, music by Michelle Cousens, special chocolate tickets (yes, you read that right!) by Noteworthy Chocolates, popcorn from The Toy Room, entertainment by Circus Moves, balloons from Balloons Etc., prizes, and lots more! There will also be a special appearance by P.T. Barnum and flowers from Alice's Flower Shop, too!

Starting with my first day on August 6th, I'll be stopping by to meet each of our members, to learn a bit about your business and discuss how we can help you in any way we can. In the meantime, if you have ideas for things you wish we would do, wish we did differently or wish we'd stop doing, please access the feedback page at and let me know.

I hope to see you at the Best of Bethel event on August 22nd because you are what makes Bethel the best place to live, work, shop, dine and play. Please see below for full details.

Best regards,

The Best of Bethel

Nominations have been made! Letters are on the way...(congratulations to all the wonderful and worthy businesses who were nominated for an award) Tallys are being made. Winners will be announced at....

Best of Bethel Awards Night!

Delicious Dinner
Fabulous raffle prizes
Outstanding networking opportunities
Wonderful entertainment
and you will find out who WINS the Best of Bethel Awards!

Early Bird Discount Tickets available before Aug 10st! Register early for the discount HERE

But Wait, There's More!

We're also announcing a new free feature with this e-mail newsletter. Chamber members in good standing can share special offers with our thousands of local newsletter readers in our new Deals and Specials section. If you have a special offer for either the public or for fellow Chamber members, this is a terrific place to let everyone know. We'll also broadcast those out on our Facebook page to reach thousands more.

Please go to our website and access the Digital Deal Info page at to let us know.

It's part of our ongoing effort to help our members connect with our community.
-- Brad