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Councils & Committees

Chamber Councils


The Health Care & Life Sciences Council acts as a resource for individuals and companies in the industry, or adjacent to the industry, to identify issues, trends, and innovation that influence the health care legislative agenda. As the New Haven region has become the hub for young, growing BioScience companies, the council will integrate this trend into all its programming initiatives. For details, contact Glenn Archer at 203-782-4327 or

Human Resources Council

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.  For details, contact Glenn Archer at 203-782-4327 or


The Nonprofit Resource Council, (NPRC) is comprised of senior-level executives and board members of nonprofit 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.  For details, contact Ray Andrewsen at 203-269-9891 or

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 host monthly lunches with featured expert speakers.  For details, contact Ray Andrewsen at 203-269-9891 or


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. For details, contact Glenn Archer at 203-782-4327 or

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Women In Networking (WIN): This women's networking group meets regularly to generate business, build relationships and share ideas. For details contact Maribel Carrion at

The Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce recognizes the value, strength and competitive edge our region possesses within our diverse community. The role of the Diversity & Inclusion Council is to assist our business partners in serving our wide-ranging customer base hence increasing economic success for all. The GNHCC champions access and equity of opportunity through intentional inclusion of all.  For details, contact Jesse Phillips at 203-782-4344 or

Chamber Committees

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. The Committee invites various speakers to meetings to update members on local, state, and federal policy issues. It produces a Regional Legislative Agenda, a slate of priority issues adopted by the Committee in coordination with the Board of Directors, for the regional business community. The Committee meets every month on the second Thursday of the month. Contact Keyri Ambrocio at to join.

Leads Group
The Chamber leads group comprised of individuals from different industries who meet twice a month. This group forms alliances to identify prospects and foster increased business opportunities.  For details, contact Ray Andrewsen at

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.