• Councils

  •  HCC with Murtha Cullina

    The Healthcare Council acts as a resource for individuals and companies new to the industry, or to the region, to identify issues and establish a health care legislative agenda. The Council meets on the first Friday every other month at various locations.  Signature annual events include the Workforce Wellness Awards and the Chamber Challenge. For details, contact Anne Benowitz, 203-782-4327or abenowitz@gnhcc.com.

    HR Council Presented by Carmody and Torrance

    The HR Council is committed to the interchange of ideas, the education of its members, and serving as a vehicle for the distribution of information. The HR Council is composed of representatives of companies who are responsible for the Human Resource tasks in their company. The Council meets on the fourth Friday every other month. For details, contact Anne Benowitz, 203-782-4327 or abenowitz@gnhcc.com.

    Nonprofit Council

    The Nonprofit Resource Council, (NPRC) presented by First Niagara is comprised of senior-level executives and board members of not-for-profit organizations, and business professionals who have experience working with these organizations. The Council provides a forum where not-for-profits can share information, best business practices, explore possible collaborations, and partnerships with for-profit members of the Chamber. The council meets on the second Wednesday every other month. For details, contact Elizabeth Herlihy, 203-782-4372 or eherlihy@gnhcc.com.

    SBC with Citibank

    This council is comprised of small businesses and sole proprietors who meet regularly to share ideas, challenges, opportunities and best business practices. Its programs include networking and targeted seminars aimed specifically to assist small business members of the Chamber. The Council Steering Committee meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 8 a.m. For details, contact Walter Nester, 203-782-4318 or wnester@gnhcc.com.


    Technology Council

    The Technology Council seeks to educate and promote awareness of how technology can affect or impact a company's planning, security, productivity, its people, and even its bottom line.

    The Technology Council presents seminars, workshops, and other events related to its mission on a regular basis that features experts in a variety of fields that may include, but may not be limited to, computer hardware, software, networks, social media, cloud technology, mobile devices, the internet, and security.

    The Council Steering Committee meets on the first Wednesday every month at 8 a.m..  For details, contact Walter Nester, 203-782-4318 or wnester@gnhcc.com.


    Women In Networking (WIN)

    This women's networking group meets regularly to generate business, build relationships and share ideas.

  • Committees


    Numerous volunteers assist the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce in its goal of improving the economic growth and quality of life in the region.  The Chamber gratefully acknowledges the time and talent offered by these generous and enthusiastic members.  For details and information, please call 203-787-6735.

    Ambassadors/Membership Committee

    This team of enthusiastic volunteers orients new members to Chamber events and policies and helps them find meaningful ways to get involved.  Council members include representatives from several state and city departments, as well as area companies, restaurants, theaters and interested individuals.

    Executive Committee

    Appointed by the Board of Directors, the Chamber’s Executive Committee is comprised of the Officers and experienced Board members representing different industry sectors.  The Executive Committee shapes Chamber policies and programs and recommends them to the Board.

    Finance Committee

    The Finance Committee meets once a month to review the monthly financial statements and develop the annual budgets.

    Governmental Affairs Committee

    The Committee advocates for policies and funding for the region and keeps Chamber officials and members informed on legislative issues.  It produces a Regional Legislative Agenda, a slate of priority issues adopted by eight regional entities:  the Chamber, Workforce Alliance, Regional Growth Partnership, South Central Regional Council of Governments, Art Council of Greater New Haven, Greater New Haven Convention & Visitors Bureau, South Central CT Regional Alliance, and New Haven Manufacturers Association.

    Leads Groups

    The Chamber has five leads groups comprised of individuals from different industries who meet twice a month.  These groups form alliances to identify prospects and foster increased business opportunities.

    Expo Committee

    This committee plans and runs the Chamber’s annual Business Expo.  This group develops marketing materials, recruits speakers and develops the overall messaging.

    Golf Committee

    This committee plans and runs the Chamber’s annual golf tournament.  This group develops marketing materials, recruits golfers and develops the overall messaging.

    The Energy Roundtable:

    Distributive generation, energy independence, climate change, alternative electric suppliers, Marcellus Shale, gas expansion. These topics and more are part of the rapidly changing energy landscape in New England and across the United States. The Energy Working Group helps partners keep up with this rapidly changing area, with an ultimate goal of maximizing energy and financial savings for each partner. For more information, contact Bruce McDermott of the United Illuminating Company at bruce.mcdermott@uinet.com.