- February 26, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Milford Alive! was formed to celebrate, educate, and support local business.
It’s our belief that small local businesses don’t get enough recognition, and in many cases get no recognition. We aim to change that!
For February we present the “Still Kicking” Awards. The premise is this: Just because a business is past the “Over the Hump” stage, it doesn’t mean that they are out of the woods! Companies still need every advantage they can get! What better way to get the word out than to celebrate the hardworking, successful business owners who are “Still Kicking!” Congratulations are in order!
The award criteria are as follows:
1. Business should should be at least fifteen but not more than twenty-five years old.
2. Be a Milford-based business. Having locations outside Milford is okay but the business’ primary operating location should be Milford. Its also acceptable if your business is located in a neighboring town, but you do the bulk of your business in Milford.
This recognition is provided through a partnership with Milford Alive! and Milford Economic & Community Development. Honorable Mayor Benjamin G Blake will be handing out the awards.
Awardees are encouraged to bring a guest. Guests could be a mentor, supporter, or the owner of a business inspired or helped out in some significant way. These events are open to the public and any lover and supporter of local business may attend and celebrate with us!
Special thanks to the following businesses for their support of the Milford Alive! effort:
Venue Phone: (203) 878-6647
Venue Website: https://www.milfordarts.org/Address:
Known as “the sweetest little venue along the Connecticut shoreline,” the MAC welcomes over 12,000 patrons, visitors, and audience members to the Downtown and Walnut Beach business districts with over 250 events per year while engaging over 800 performers and artists.
The MAC’s main venue and home to staff is at 40 Railroad Avenue South in downtown Milford, residing inside an historic Civil War-era train station. The MAC offers a beautiful theatre with superior acoustics, intimate seating for up to 110 in theater or cabaret-style configuration, a projection theater system with a 10X20’ drop screen, exhibition area, classroom, offices, kitchenette and a Speakeasy Lounge for concessions.
It’s so convenient to pop into the MAC any time. We are easily accessible by car, bus, rail, or even boat! Plenty of parking for cars, busses come right into downtown Milford, we are the closest stop on the Metro North rail because we ARE the train station, and Milford Harbor is right down the block.
Milford Arts Council also oversees the Firehouse Gallery in Walnut Beach. The gallery opened in 2002 and offers a bright exhibition space for themed shows, visiting artists, BYOB Paint-Ins, a writing group, arts guilds, workshops, demonstrations, and more. The gallery is surrounded by a vibrant arts and business district and it’s only two blocks from the Long Island Sound.
The MAC partners with and supports other non-profit and service organizations through various events and programs, providing space and support through the arts. The MAC is an active member of the Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Milford and Walnut Beach business associations, and regularly partners with the City of Milford.