Town of North Branford Invites you to its Quarterly Business Exchange

After a two-year hiatus, the North Branford Potato & Corn Festival (POCO Fest) will return in 2022 with a four-day event from Thursday, August 4 through Sunday, August 7, 2022. The Economic Development 3rd quarter Business Exchange will be held outdoors this year UNDER THE BIG TENT of POCO Fest in North Branford, on:

August 3rd from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Location: North Branford Potato & Corn Festival

1332 Middletown Ave. Northford, CT 06472

So, mark your calendars! No RSVP required, and its FREE thanks to our local support from Food and Beverage (beer and wine) providers.

This year we have received confirmation from two interesting local guest speakers related to our key resource – WATER

The Regional Water Authority (RWA) owns some 6000 acres (36%) of land in North Branford and, from Lake Gaillard, RWA provides safe water to thousands of residents and businesses along the Shoreline.

Ever wondered how this major strategic partnership works?

  • The Vice President of Engineering and Environmental Services of RWA, will share with us how this major infrastructure is operated and its dependence on our economic growth for its business revenues.

Solidification Products International (SPI) is located close to the POCO Fest site in North Branford, is one of the world’s leading providers of oil barriers used to prevent oil spills from leaking into ground and contaminating water supplies.

SPI’s proprietary technologies are approved by Con Edison & Siemens and is marketed through distributors in China, France, UK and Germany to utility companies.

Ever wondered how a local company develops advanced technologies and captures global markets?

  • The President & CEO of SPI will share the story of SPI’s development and some examples of the major oil spill catastrophes that SPI technologies have prevented…not unexpected, SPI is in the process of planning to double its manufacturing capacity in North Branford

These and other guest speakers will offer insights into doing business in North Branford … see you there.. prompt start at 5.30 p.m. but get there early for light refreshments too!