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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.The Council meets on the first Tuesday of every month at various locations. Signature programs include the Health Care & Life Sciences Awards Breakfast and the Chamber Wellness Challenge, a 90 day series to encourage a healthier and happier life. 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. The Council meets on the fourth Friday every other month.


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. The council meets on the fourth Wednesday every other month. For details, contact Elizabeth Herlihy at 203-782-4372 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 meets on the fourth Monday every other month.


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. For details contact Maribel Carrion at

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. 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 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.

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.