Shoreline Chamber Of Commerce - CT
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Serving the Towns of Guilford, Branford and North Branford
About Us
The Mission of the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce is to enhance business opportunity for the economic success of our members and the benefit of the community.
The Shoreline Chamber of Commerce is a not for profit Corporation that exists to provide meaningful opportunities for our members to:
-Market their businesses
-Gain valuable professional and personal development
-Be kept abreast of important government issues that may impact their business
-Allow an opportunity to help enrich the community we live and work in.
 

Make the Connection

The Branford/Guilford area is home to a wide range of diverse businesses who hail from over twenty different cities or towns and employee over 5,000 employees. These businesses not only excel in their field but give back to their communities in real and meaningful ways. They come together in this organization to promote and expand their business opportunities, learn from each other and make synergies whenever possible. They also create and implement a wide variety of programs and projects that benefit the organization and the community. Read more about getting involved.
The Shoreline Chamber has grown in size and stature utilizing all of the available technologies to ensure a meaningful return on their investment. Our hard-working committees, member discounts, marketing and networking opportunities, social network presence, TV show, and programs all serve to provide Branford and Guilford businesses with an environment in which they can successfully serve their customers and grow their business.
Whether you live in the Shoreline area, work here, or are just visiting, we hope that you will look to this web site as a resource for all of your needs personal and professional. Our members are ready to welcome you to their businesses and the community. Let us help you "MAKE THE CONNECTION!"
 
Sarah Bishop DellaVentura of Bishop's Orchards; Past Co-Chair Board of Directors
Al Canosa of Mosaic Printing;
Past Co-Chair Board of Directors

From the President

The mission of the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce is to enhance business opportunity for the economic success of our members and the benefit of the community. As the preeminent Chamber on the shoreline, we are committed to providing value-added benefits for our members and to enhancing business opportunity in the Branford and Guilford areas through economic development, government involvement, and community participation.

The benefits of Chamber membership are many and include health insurance programs, educational seminars, monthly networking events, advertising and marketing opportunities, grand opening ceremonies, and our annual Craft & Community Expo. The Chamber has also instituted a wide diversity of programs to meet the needs of the myriad of businesses that are within our Chamber Community. We strive to provide opportunities to enhance the marketing of your business by providing personal and professional development for you and your staff. Keeping you updated on important government issues and finally allowing the opportunity to help make a difference in the community in which we live and work.

If you are in the market to purchase goods and/or services, please consider visiting a Chamber member first. Through their membership, these businesses have demonstrated a commitment to the well-being of our Shoreline community.

We are a dynamic organization with a strong Board that insists on taking advantage of all of the newest technologies and to demonstrative creativity and innovation. We wear with pride the term that has been “tagged” to the Shoreline Chamber, "the most progressive Chamber on the shoreline."

Ed Lazarus, President
 

From the Co-chairpersons:

It is hard to believe that the Guilford and Branford Chamber merger will be celebrating its first year anniversary January 1, 2015. 
It has been a busy year for the new Shoreline Chamber for both the Chamber Staff and the Board of Directors.  The merger was the main focal point for 2014; however we were busy with a host of events and Business After Hours (BAH’S) networking opportunities. 
The monthly Business After Hours event has consistently generating 100 plus members at every event through the year.  This is a major increase over prior years for both the Guilford and Branford organizations. This event is a great way to network your business especially with the increased number of people and businesses in attendance. This is one of the value added opportunities that came about by way of the merger.
The merger has allowed the membership base to double; this will allow members to double their audience, double their market and provide enhanced networking opportunities
 Among the merger advantages are the following:
 Increased marketing and promotional opportunities through distribution of publications, website visits and email communicationsBetter educational programs for professional developmentMore signature events to attend and potentially sponsor as each town and the chamber will continue and maintain this type of eventLarger social media presence and website traffic to membership pagesOpportunity to re-brand as a member of  a larger more influential 600 plus-member chamberEventual gain of resources through economies of scale, allowing more money to go directly to member servicesEnhanced technology for website referrals and member services 
What we do for you:
Support – One of the largest benefits, your Chamber is here for you for anything you need in business. With our network of contacts, if we can’t answer your direct question, then we know someone who can, and we’ll make that introduction.

Involvement – Between our own events and those within the towns of Branford and Guilford, we keep a pulse on everything going on. Feeling the need to network or to have some fun? We can give you at least a couple of options any day, any time!

Networking – The most sought-after benefit of being a Chamber member, your ability to network just got stronger. The Shoreline Chamber doubles the network for previous members of Branford and Guilford, so you can meet new people and expand your business along the shore.

Social – sometimes you just need to kick back a little, and we’re here to help with that too. With a plethora of social events, having a good time should never be difficult.

Education – With seminars and programs, we aim to keep you and your company at the cutting edge of doing business within our shoreline communities.

So there you have it! We love being your resource, and the strength of any Chamber is in its membership.

We would love for you to help spread the word about how we’re doing and how we can help your friends and fellow business owners who may not yet know how great it can be to be among the Shoreline Chamber membership. 
Sincerely,
 
Albert A. Canosa
Sarah Bishop DellaVentura
Co Chairs of the Board
Shoreline Chamber of Commerce