Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce • 860.646.2223

Manufacturers Outreach & Referral Program

Program Free to All Manufacturers, Regardless of Chamber Membership

A partnership of
Town of Manchester &
The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce


What We Do...

The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Town of Manchester to provide personalized services fitted to meet the needs of manufacturers. We offer referral services, assistance navigating through HR processes, energy efficiency programs, and everything in between. These resources will assist you to promote company-wide operational excellence and foster creative strategies for business growth and greater profitability.

Supported by the Town of Manchester, this program is free to our Manchester Manufacturers.
Call April today to schedule a visit - 860.646.2223

Services We Provide

Outreach & Facility Tour
Meet with a Program Representative to discuss your current needs.

Referral Services
Tap into the numerous contacts the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce has on their vendor list.

Certificates of Origin
Certificates of Origin (COs) are important international trade documents attesting that goods in a particular export shipment are wholly obtained, produced, manufactured, or processed in a particular country. COs also constitute a declaration by the exporter. These can be sealed and signed at the Chamber at no cost.

Energy Efficiency Audits & Funding Program
Looking to upgrade your facility with energy efficiency lighting, heating & air conditioning, or more? There are programs available to lower your operating costs, improved asset value and better indoor air quality and comfort, which means more efficient employee performance.

Workforce Assistance & Professional Development
Numerous options available through manufacturing staffing agencies, CT Works/Capital Workforce Partners, Manchester Adult Education, Capital Region Education Council (CREC) and your local community colleges offering a manufacturing specific job fair.

HR Assistance
Through the Chamber's membership to Connecticut Business Industry Association, we have access to answer all your HR questions and provide you with assistance navigating through the HR maze.

New Equipment Funding Referrals
Over 30 financial institutions are within the Chamber membership, from banks, credit unions, and private lending institutions.

Veterans' Programs & Tax Credits
Tax credits are available to those hiring veterans.

Email Blasts
Sign up to receive pertinent information regarding programs and services available to manufacturers.

Employee Benefits
Group health insurance plans and discounted Home & Auto plans for employees at no cost to the employer.

Mission of 1901 & Today

On behalf of the Town of Manchester and the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, we thank you for choosing Manchester, a community rich in the history of manufacturing with the creation of Pitkin Glass in the 1700's and Cheney Silk Mills mid 1800's. Your facility is part of history, but more importantly, the future of Manchester.

In 1901, 35 Manchester businessmen created the Businessmen's Association; the goals of the Association was to forward the mercantile (silk mills) manufacturing, agricultural and civic interests of the Town. 113 years later, the name has changed, but the goals and missions of the now Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) have not. We're here "to make Manchester a better place to live, work, and do business."

The GMCC prides itself in the support and involvement in workforce development, education, and the promotion of business. We believe that what is good for business is good for the community. If businesses prosper, proper education is provided, leading to new jobs created and businesses growing and staying here in Manchester. Your business is important to the economy of Manchester. 
We encourage you to call on us for assistance.

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