**POSTPONED**

The Town of Stafford Business Development Mixer scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, at Four Seasons By The Lake is postponed until further notice. We will update you with a new event date as soon as possible. Stay safe and healthy!

The Town of Stafford and Stafford Economic Development Commission are initiating a series of bi-annual business development networking activities; our inaugural event is a business-to-business afterhours networking reception. The purpose is twofold: foster professional connections while broadening the business community’s understanding and involvement of the Stafford EPA Brownfields Assessment program.

Additionally, Town staff will provide updates on projects planned and in progress.

This event is designed for Stafford-based businesses of all sizes and types, entrepreneurs, developers and investors. More than networking, the evening will provide the opportunity for you to learn, ask questions, and offer input about the Stafford Brownfields initiative. This program aims to decreases blight, remove environmental contamination and reinvigorate redevelopment within Stafford. Overall goals are to preserve attractiveness of our community, increase growth of employment and tax base, and improve the overall quality of life in Stafford. 

Program Objectives: 

  • Summarize EPA Brownfields program, and familiarize businesses and stakeholders with the Stafford Brownfield Initiative.

  • Learn about proposed inventory of Stafford sites and nominate sites for assessment consideration.

  • Meet Weston & Sampson, our environmental and engineering firm implementing the EPA Brownfields Assessment program in Stafford.

  • Discuss redevelopment needs.

  • Meet Town staff, elected officials and commission members.

  • Learn about upcoming EDC events & activities 

  • Share information about your business and enjoy food & beverages while networking with fellow business members.

  • Provide input and learn about sponsorship opportunities for future meet & greet events. 

What is a Brownfield?

Sites that are, or may be perceived to be, contaminated. Brownfields are vacant and underutilized properties previously used for industrial or commercial activities that may have resulted in contamination from petroleum or hazardous substances. Often seen as eyesores, these sites may stall an area’s progress and development. Brownfields can also be seen as redevelopment opportunities with the potential to transform community liabilities into assets via revitalization activities that bring new life to an area. An assessment provides property owners or developers with historical and environmental information to determine if the site is contaminated and, if there is an issue, can identify what is necessary for redevelopment and at what cost.

How is this program funded?

The project is funded by $300,000 of Brownfields Assessment Grants awarded to the Town of Stafford in 2019 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

 

Please Join Us!

 

The Stafford Business Development Mixer is an opportunity to connect with other professionals in the community, further collaborations, and learn about town-based projects. The EDC Business Development  series will be offered bi-annually and this event is a steppingstone to learn about current business needs in Stafford in order to effectively provide valuable resources and learning opportunities in the future. We hope you'll join us! 

all attendees must register

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Though this program has been funded, wholly or in part, by EPA, the contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the EPA.

FOUR SEASONS BY THE LAKE

AT SUN VALLEY BEACH RESORT

51 OLD SPRINGFIELD ROAD

STAFFORD, CT

STAFFORD BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MIXER

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