The Economic Development Council: This council is a coalition of business leaders focused on implementing statewide initiatives to improve the business environment and help push Connecticut to be a top 20 state in economic competitiveness by 2017.
Healthcare Council presented by Murtha Cullina LLP
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.
Human Resource Council presented by Carmody Torrance Sandak Hennessey LLP
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.
Nonprofit Resource Council presented by First Niagara
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, best business practices, explore possible collaborations, and partnerships with for-profit members of the Chamber.
Small Business Council
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 meets on the fourth Monday every other month.
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 including the Annual Chalk Talk and March Madness Luncheon. This group of enthusiastic volunteers closely monitors the key role sports play in the economy.
Technology Council presented by Comcast Business
The Technology Council’s mission is to educate and promote the awareness of how technology can improve a company's productivity. 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 every other month.
Women In Networking (WIN)
This women's networking group meets regularly to generate business, build relationships and share ideas.
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.
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.
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.
The Chamber has many 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.
This committee plans and runs the Chamber’s annual Business Expo. This group develops marketing materials, recruits speakers and develops the overall messaging.