There was pizza and cake -- both traditional and ice cream -- along with a host of other goodies, along with a golden opportunity to network at the Hamden Chamber of Commerce's Business and Community Expo Tuesday in the Hamden High School gym.
"I love just seeing what everyone has to offer," said Hamden resident Maura Reynolds as she perused the aisles, a piece of pizza in one hand and a red bag full of literature and other hand-outs in the other.
"It's really a fun time," she said as she corralled her two children back into her general area after they wandered off to a the area of the gym where the Friends of the New Haven Animal Shelter has several dogs on display who are looking for homes.
More than 120 businesses participated in the event, from Hindinger's Farm, which offered delectable deserts, to Little Fish Web Design to Quinnipiac Bank and Trust to Kelly's Kone Konnection.
"Events like this are very important to the business community," said Hamden resident Frank Mangillia, a retired business owner who attended with his wife Elizabeth. "And this is one of the best run business expos I have ever attended."