Top Workplaces 2019 – The Connecticut Post

Wade’s Dairy was recently recognized as one of the top 50 workplaces in CT at the 9th annual Hearst Connecticut Media Top Workplaces awards!

Here are some of the employees that helped decide the top workplaces: “These Top Workplaces employees really love their jobs.” The awards are given based on employee surveys, and Doug Wade was thrilled and honored to accept this award!

See below Doug Wade accepting an award for Wade’s dairy. For more information about this award, visit this article on The Connecticut Post.

Doug Wade_Wades Dairy Top Workplaces

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Wade’s Dairy’s New Solar-Powered Warehouse

We’re so excited that the day is finally here! Below is the video from our ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of our refrigerated warehouse and solar energy project. We, at Wade’s Dairy, are now generating 196 KW of clean solar-powered electricity and operating out of a state-of-the-art refrigerated warehouse.

This accomplishment means keeping your food supply cold while also keeping the environment clean!

Wade’s Dairy was recently named a Celebrate CT honoree

Wade’s Dairy was recently named a Celebrate CT honoree by CERC (Connecticut Economic Resource Center)! CERC is CT’s leading nonprofit provider of economic development resources – making CT a more competitive business environment. CERC works with state, regional, local and utility partners to promote Connecticut as a prime business location. They assist in promoting real estate and linking clients to extensive public and private resources and industry clusters.

To boot, it was this past Decemer that we were also recognized by CERC with this honor. We are so thrilled to receive this honor from Celebrate CT!  We promise to continue our support and always promote our wonderful state of Connecticut.

Check out the below interview with Doug Wade:

Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development Tour Wade’s Dairy!

We’re thrilled to share that Wade’s Dairy had a special event at the dairy on this past Monday, March 25th.  Our State Senator Marilyn Moore brought David Lehman to the dairy to tour our facility. There he learned about how we have hired an additional forty additional employees over the past 30 months since we received financial assistance from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development which David Lehman is now the Commissioner of.  The DECD loan that we received allowed us to build a new warehouse facility that spurred our dramatic increase in sales revenue and hiring. We’re honored to be involved with such a great local government that allows us to service the wonderful community around us!Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development Tour Wade's Dairy!

Wade’s Dairy Receives Honors The Connecticut Economic Resource Center and Metropolitan/Bridgeport Region

We’re thrilled to announce that Wade’s Dairy have been recognized by The Connecticut Economic Resource Center and Metropolitan/Bridgeport Region. Each year since 2010, CERC has hosted an annual event called Celebrate CT. This event honors economic successes and features recent accomplishments from across Connecticut’s different rgions. Awards are given out in a variety of ways for a variery of noble causes, such as, awards recognizing people and initiatives, to establishing networking opportunities to connect others who have a similar goal of making Connecticut a more competitive business environment. This event is an aggregate of both the public and private sector professionals; with over 200 attendees! We are truly honored and humbled to be receive such honors and have the great state of Connecticut and our wonderful team to thank. Our award is seen below and a video from the event as well!


We're thrilled to announce that Wade's Dairy have been recognized by The Connecticut Economic Resource Center and Metropolitan/Bridgeport Region. 

Doug’s 10th 100-Mile Connecticut Challenge Bike Ride to Support Cancer Survivors

CT Challenge ride

A message from Douglas Wade of Wade’s Dairy:

Hello Friends & Business acquaintances,

Believe it or not, I’m beginning to feel my age as I prepare my body and psyche my mind for a punishing 100 mile bicycle ride through the hills of Connecticut to raise money for the CT Challenge on Saturday, July 29th.  This is my tenth and possibly final year (I’m not getting any younger) to make some serious money in support of cancer survivors.  What an amazing event that brings more than 1,000 people (many of whom are cancer survivors) who will be riding along side me.  The primary revenue source for the Mission Center for Survivors located in Southport, CT.  Please show me the “old man” sympathy vote and support my efforts to benefit cancer survivors by making a donation in any amount that your spirit moves you to make.

Here’s a link to make a donation (it’s quick & easy):

You can also mail in a check to my business address made out to: CT Challenge.

Here are the programs that your donation supports:

  • The MissionCenter for Survivors is a cutting edge wellness center and incubator of best practices in Southport, CT
  • Community outreach including exercise, training and yoga workshops and classes offered in local communities
  • College scholarships for young cancer survivors
  • Summer camp experience for childhood cancer survivors
  • Experiential adventure retreats for young adult survivors
  • Speaker Series: educational, cultural and awareness-raising events
  • Innovative website: educating, motivating and guiding cancer survivors to reclaim their lives through healthy, empowered choices. Visited by people in 50 states and 80 countries
  • Pilot research projects
  • Educating nursing students about how to help survivors post acute care
  • Mobile mammography services in underserved areas

The CT Challenge was started by Jeff Keith who lost a leg to cancer and endured eighteen months of chemotherapy when he was just twelve years old.  Jeff was fitted with a prosthetic leg and went onto excel in High school and college sports.  Jeff was a very successful businessman, but he felt a strong desire to help others who have survived cancer.  He thereafter set a goal of running across the United States to bring attention to the needs of cancer survivors.  His passion for achievement and living life to its fullest potential gives cancer survivors true hope that they can also reach for the stars.

Many thanks to all who have contributed to this great cause.

CT Challenge ride logo

Wade’s Dairy Wins Outstanding Family-Owned Business Award

Westfair Communications Inc., publisher of the Westchester County Business Journal, Fairfield County Business Journal and WAG magazine, has recognized Wade’s Dairy as an outstanding family-owned business in the Westchester and Fairfield counties.

Our very own Doug Wade was also honored as Keynote speaker of the night. He reviewed the history of our family-owned business and spoke about how we’ve kept it thriving over the years.

Wade's family business award

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Glimpse into the Brand New Wade’s Dairy Warehouse

As many of you know, we spent late 2016 renovating our building to include a brand new warehouse space at our headquarters on Barnum Avenue. The new 7,000-square-foot warehouse, has refrigerated and frozen sections, which allows our existing office space to link directly to the refrigerated warehouse. As a 123-year-old business, we’re thrilled to continue growing and innovating with the times.

A special thank you to Bloomfield-based PDS Engineering and Construction for overseeing our large project.

Wade's new warehouse

Connecticut Challenge CT Challenge Bike Ride

CT Challenge Bike Ride

Doug Wade will be participating in his 9th annual  Connecticut Challenge (CT Challenge) Bike Ride with Team Milkman. The Connecticut Challenge provides support and assistance to cancer survivors.

See Doug’s note below for more information:


“I’m riding my bicycle for a 9th year in the Connecticut Challenge to raise funds that benefit cancer survivors.  I’m in serious training mode to prepare for this 107 mile through the hilly terrain of Fairfield County on Saturday, July 30th.  Over 1,000 people (many of whom are cancer survivors) will be riding along side me.  This is a great charity event that is the primary revenue source for the Center for Survivorship located in Southport, CT.  Please support my efforts by making a donation in any amount that your spirit moves you to make.I hope you will support my efforts by making a secure online donation by clicking on the “Donate Now” button or by printing out a donor form and sending it in with a check (click here for the form). Thank you so much. Together, we’re changing lives.”-Doug Wage

Read more here:

Connecticut Challenge Bike Ride