• 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 marked the beginning of an over 200 year tradition of representing the needs of the New Haven business community.

    In 2019, the GNHCC celebrates 225 years of serving the business community…

    As we remember and recognize our past 225 years, our focus is on the present and the future. “Celebrate the Foundation of our Future” is our call to action for the business community to rally around a vision of equitable economic growth and prosperity for all in the Greater New Haven Region. This region is poised for growth, and the Chamber will lead!!



    The mission of the Greater New Haven Chamber is to provide value through business resources and services to its partner companies and to lead regional economic growth through bold and effective advocacy. GNHCC is comprised of the 15 municipalities of: Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, and Woodbridge, and marshalls the physical, economic, and human resources of the South Central Connecticut region for the sole purpose of making Greater New Haven a favorable place to operate a business, a desirable place to work, and an attractive place to live.

    The Chamber focuses on the following pillars for businesses in the region:
    · Member Services
    · Economic Development
    · Public Policy

    We'll Help You Grow
    Our team of business development specialists takes care to learn about your business so that we can better address your needs. 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.

    The Chamber offers a wide range of tools for businesses:
    · Educational seminars
    · Health insurance
    · Disability coverage
    · Workers’ compensation
    · Sales leads
    · Information on state and local government
    · Referrals for mentoring, credit counseling, professional services, and
    · Access to financing, business plan and marketing development

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  • Board of Directors

  • Chamber Officers 2019-2020

    Jeff Klaus, Chair
    Jennifer DelMonico, Esq, Immediate Past Chair
    Kevin Dougherty, Secretary
    Jeffrey Solomon, CPA, Treasurer
    Hugh I. Manke, Past Chair
    Len Matteo, Past Chair

    Board of Directors 2019-2020:

  • Jodi Amatulli, Hamden Hall
    Steven Angeletti, TD Bank
    Helen Augustine, Wells Fargo
    Cecil Austin, C&H Insurance
    Paul Bartosic, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Scott Bassett, RSM US LLP
    Thomas Beirne III, Halsey Associates, Inc.
    Jackie Buster, WOW! Creative Design Group
    Elena Cahill, Globelé Energy
    Mark Candido, Newtown Savings 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
    Michael Haggerty, UBS
    Roberta Hoskie, Outreach Reality
    A. Raymond Jarvis, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Brian Kench, Ph.D., University of New Haven
    Andrea Kovacs, Albertus Magnus College
    Peter Kozodoy, GEM Advertising
    Kevin LaChapelle, Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C.
    Heather LaTorra, Marrakech, Inc.

  • William McAndrew, M&T Bank
    Vince McDermott, Milone & MacBroom
    Rich Medeiros, New Haven Register
    Patricia Melton, New Haven Promise
    Joseph Nuzzo, Start Community Bank
    Matthew O’Connor, Quinnipiac University
    Chris-Philip Onofrio, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
    Kimberly Pedrick, idiom
    Vincent Petrini, Yale-New Haven Hospital
    Paul Portnoy, The Milford Bank
    Elena Rand, Wiggin & Dana
    Jeanine Reckdenwald, Regional Water Authority
    Joy Rogers, Key Bank
    Erik Scaranuzzo, Merrill Lynch
    Michael Schaffer, C.A. White, Inc
    John Sette, Comcast Business
    Kevin Spagone, Reitman Personnel Services
    David Stevenson, Central Connecticut Coast YMCA
    Michael Taylor, Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center
    Stephen Villecco, United Bank
    Carolyn Welch, Cheslea Groton Bank
    Joseph Williams, Shipman & Goodman
    Ryan Wolfe, United Illiminating
    Cornell Wright, Parker Wright Group
    Lauren Zucker, Yale University

  • Executive Committee 2018-2019

    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
    Win Davis, Town Green Special Services District
    Joe DeLong, Connecticut Conference of Municipalities
    Daniel Fitzmaurice, Arts Council of Greater New Haven
    William Ginsberg, Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
    Tom Griggs, International Festival of Arts & Ideas
    The Honorable Toni N. Harp, Mayor, City of New Haven
    Reynaud Harp, Business & Professional Organization
    Jennifer Heath United Way of Greater New Haven
    Ginny Kozlowski, REX Development and Economic Development Corp. of New Haven
    James Perito, Halloran Sage, LLP
    Michael Piscitelli, City of New Haven
    Tony Rossley, Newtown Savings Bank- New Haven Regional Lending Center
    Scott Jamison, NHMA
    William Villano, Workforce Alliance
    Anne Worcester, Market New Haven, Inc.