Councils


Healthcare Council

 HCC with Murtha Cullina

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 HCC also acts as a resource for individuals and companies new to the industry or to the region and to identify issues and establish a health care legislative agenda. The Council meets on the first Wednesday of the month at various locations. The Health Care Council is presented by Murtha Cullina. For details, contact Susan Rapini, 203-782-4317 or srapini@gnhcc.com.

Human Resource Council

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 resource for the information and a vehicle for the distribution of information. The HR Council is composed of representatives of companies who are members of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce and responsible for the Human Resource tasks in their company. The Council meets on the fourth Friday of the month. For details, contact Anne Benowitz at abenowitz@gnhcc.com.

Nonprofit Resource Council
Nonprofit Council

The Nonprofit Resource Council (NPRC) 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 and best business practices and explore possible collaborations and partnerships with for-profit members of the Chamber. The council meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month. For details, contact Tony Rescigno, 203-782-4340.

Small Business Council
SBC with Citibank

This committee is comprised of sole proprietors who meet regularly to share ideas, challenges, opportunities and best business practices in pursuit of individual success. Its objectives include networking and targeted seminars aimed specifically to assist sole proprietor members of the Chamber. The Council meets on the fourth Monday of the month. For details, contact Walter Nester, 203-782-4318.

Sports Council

sports council
The Sports Council monitors the professional and college-level sports offerings in the region, assists with marketing, and hosts several sports-focused events each year.  This group of enthusiastic volunteers closely monitors the key role sports play in the economy. The Sports Council meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month. For details, contact Elizabeth Herlihy, 203-782-4372.

Technology Council

Technology Council


The Technology Council’s mission is to educate and promote the awareness of how technology can improve a company's productivity. Monthly meetings include presentations by experts in the fields of information technology, office productivity, software and hardware solutions and security. The Council meets on the second Wednesday of the month.  For details, contact Walter Nester, 203-782-4318.


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
This group of enthusiastic volunteers aids in the attraction of new members and the retention of existing members by enhancing their overall chamber experience through communication, interaction and engagement.

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.  Members also comprise the board of directors of the Foundation of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Expo Committee
This passionate group of business professionals assists in producing the Chamber’s annual Business Expo. The group develops marketing materials, recruits speakers and develops the overall messaging for each year’s Expo.

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee reviews the monthly financial statements, oversees income and expenses, and develops the annual Chamber budget.

Golf Outing Committee
This committee organizes and presents the Chamber’s annual golf outing held each July.  This group meets from February through July at the Chamber.

Governmental Affairs Committee
This committee develops the Chamber’s annual legislative agenda, designed to maintain Connecticut as an attractive location for businesses and their employees.  The Regional Legislative Agenda is a slate of priority issues adopted by eight regional entities: the Chamber, Workforce Alliance, Rex Development, South Central Regional Council of Governments, Arts Council of Greater New Haven, Visit New Haven, South Central CT Regional Alliance, and New Haven Manufacturers Association.  These agencies promote the Regional Legislative Agenda at the General Assembly as a cohesive strategy.  

Together with the Chamber’s Director of Governmental Affairs, the Committee works to defeat bills that are “unfriendly” to business and to further those that help create sustained economic growth.  This business-based advocacy is a valuable service to Chamber members who lack the resources to lobby and follow bills on their own.