• About Us

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    The Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce has been influential for over two centuries in shaping public policy and fostering business growth. No matter how large or small your business, membership in The Chamber gives you an advantage.

    Founded in 1794, The Chamber’s original goal was to represent the concerns of 26 New Haven businessmen who united to persuade the federal government to keep the city’s maritime shipping out of the hands of French and British privateers.  Their success was the first chapter in an over 200 year tradition of representing the needs of the New Haven business community.

    Today, our mission is to provide leadership in marshalling the physical, economic, and human resources of the south central Connecticut region – comprising the municipalities of Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, and Woodbridge – for its effective development as a favorable place to operate a business, a desirable place to work, and an attractive place to live.

     The Chamber focuses on five areas of public policy

    • Staying on top of changes in a rapidly shifting economy

    • Securing transportation infrastructure to make it easier to get people and goods in and out of the region 

    • Nurturing key industry sectors such as manufacturing, health care, and arts & tourism 

    • Ensuring that downtown New Haven— the core of the region—is thriving and neighborhoods are attractive and safe

    • Keeping the region competitive with other parts of the country.

    We’ll Help You Grow

    Whether it’s advice on securing a strategic plan for your small business, marketing opportunities for a new product, or leads for new customers, The Chamber can help your business succeed. Our team of business development specialists takes care to learn about your business so that we can better address your needs.

    The Chamber offers a wide range of tools for business management including visibility for your company name, educational seminars, health insurance, disability coverage, workers’ compensation, sales leads, and information on state and local government.

    In addition, The Chamber offers help to those starting or expanding their own business, through its Small Business Assistance Center.  Referrals are available for many aspects of the business process such as mentoring, credit counseling, professional services, and access to financing, business plan and marketing development.

    To learn more about the Chamber, we invite you to attend our Discover the Chamber lunchtime event, held the third Friday of each month at the Chamber.  Geared to new and prospective Chamber members, this event features an in-depth look at the Chamber’s offerings and a pizza lunch.

  • Board of Directors


  • Chamber Officers 2017-2018
    Jennifer DelMonico, Esq, Chairman
    Jeff Klaus, Vice Chair
    Larry Bingaman, Immediate Past Chairman
    Richard DeMayo, Treasurer
    Kevin Dougherty, Secretary
    Bruce McDermott, Esq., Secretary & General Counsel of the Foundation
    Board of Directors 2017-2018:
    Jodi Amatulli, Hamden Hall
    Steven Angeletti, TD Bank
    Helen Augustine, Wells Fargo
    Kelly Wade Bettuchi, AT&T
    Thomas Beirne III, Halsey Associates, Inc.
    Elena Cahill, Globelé Energy

    Mark Candido, Newtown Savings Bank
    David Cantor, First Niagara Bank

    Mary Ellen Cody, Gateway Community College
    Leo Connors, Jr., Merrill Lynch
    Robert Cox, Halloran & Sage LLP
    Paul D’ Andrea, Watch Hill Partnership
    Ellen Durnin, School of Business, SCSU
    Joe Ferraiolo, Frontier Communications

    Terri Guidone, ConnectiCare
    Robert Hammersley, Diversified Technology Consultants
    Jacqueline Hasenauer, Liberty Bank
    A. Raymond Jarvis, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Andrea Kovacs, Albertus Magnus College
    Peter Kozodoy, GEM Advertising
    Kevin LaChapelle, Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C.
    Heather LaTorra, Marrakech, Inc.
    Andrew Lubin, Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C.
    Carmen Macca, Simione Macca & Larrow, LLP
    John Maziarz, Southern Conn Gas Company
    Vince McDermott, Milone & MacBroom

    Rich Medeiros, New Haven Register
    Lawrence Moon, Jr., C. Cowles & Company
    Gary Mullin, FTG Financial, LLC
    Joseph Nuzzo, Start Community Bank
    Sachin Parikh, SNP Technologies, Inc.
    Vincent Petrini, Yale-New Haven Hospital
    Paul Portnoy, The Milford Bank
    Matthew O’Connor, Quinnipiac University
    Chris-Philip Onofrio, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
    Helene Robbins, Wells Fargo
    Dawn Robinson, Barnum Financial Group

    Joy Rogers, Key Bank
    Sal Romano, Farmington Bank
    Lynne Rosansky, University of New Haven
    Tony Rossley, Newtown Savings Bank
    Chris Rouser, Comcast
    Michael Schaffer, C.A. White, Inc.
    Allison Schieffelin Walker, The Lighting Quotient
    Thomas Scuito, ConnectiCare
    Lucy Sirico, Saint Raphael Foundation, Inc.
    Steven Solecki, Bank of America

    Jeffrey Solomon, Marcum LLP
    Kevin Spagone, Reitman Personnel Services
    David Stevenson, Central Connecticut Coast YMCA
    Stephen Villecco, United Bank
    Thomas Walsh, BlumShapiro
    Carolyn Welch, Cheslea Groton Bank
    Joseph Williams, Shipman & Goodman
    Lauren Zucker, Yale University
    Executive Committee 2015-2016
    Larry Bingaman, South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority

    Mark Candido, Newtown Savings Bank
    Richard DeMayo, Newtown Savings Bank
    Kevin Dougherty, Peoples United Bank
    Ellen D. Durnin, School of Business, SCSU
    Andrew Lubin, Neubert, Pepe, & Monteith, P.C.
    Hugh Manke, Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C.
    Len Matteo, Jr. Edge Technology Services
    Bruce McDermott, UIL Holdings Corp.
    Lawrence Moon, Jr., C. Cowles & Co.
    Vincent Petrini, Yale-New Haven Hospital
    Dennis Regan, BlumShapiro
    Michael Schaffer, C.A. White, Inc.
    Steven Solecki, Bank of America
    Richard Taft, Business Transfer Alliance, Inc.
    Ex-Officio Directors
    Carl Amento, South Central regional Council of Governments
    Jerry Clupper, New Haven Manufacturers Association
    Win Davis, Town Green Special Services District
    William Ginsberg, Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
    The Honorable Toni N. Harp, Mayor, City of New Haven
    Reynaud Harp, Business & Professional Organization
    Ginny Kozlowski, REX Development and Economic Development Corp. of New Haven
    Hugh Manke, Updike Kelly & Spellacy, P.C.
    Len Matteo Jr., Edge Technology Services
    Lawrence Moon, Jr., C. Cowles & Co.
    Dennis Regan, BlumShapiro
    Jim Travers, United Way of Greater New Haven
    William Villano, Workforce Alliance
    Anne Worcester, Market New Haven, Inc.