Business Advocacy and Government Relations
Economic Development Commission: The Chamber works closely with the EDC on joint projects and a member of our Board is a voting member.
Legislative Events: The Chamber routinely hosts legislative forums, debates for both the First Selectman and state legislature while also bringing in speakers of note including the Lt. Governor and Attorney General.
Memberships: The Chamber maintains memberships with the CT Association of Chamber Executives, The New England Association of Chamber Executives and works closely with the CT Businesses and Industry Association (CBIA) to ensure that members are fully informed about government issues that may impact their business.
CT Business Day at the Capitol: The Chamber actively participates in this program to advance business needs with the legislature.
Voice of the Business Community: The Chamber assists businesses with both information and assistance on issues impacting members of the Chamber.
Legislative panel discussions with local legislators keep our members up to date on what's going on at the State level. These meetings usually draw 100 - 180 people. All attendees are encouraged to write down question for the legislators, which are checked and passed on to the legislative body.
Shoreline Collaborations: The Chamber has established two important consortium with six Chambers. Stretching from the Q Bridge to the Baldwin Bridge and encompassing the following Chambers: East Haven, Madison, Clinton, Westbrook and Old Saybrook. This group acts as a single entity in representing areas of mutual concern through the Shoreline Government Relations Committee and the Shoreline Tourism Community.