About the Chamber

We are a collaborative of business and community leaders dedicated to securing and enhancing the economic vitality of eastern Connecticut.
With a regional chamber, you’re part of something bigger.


Chamber Foundation

Provides resources for expansion of programs and pilot programs that benefit local children and families.

501(c)(3) Foundation

Strength in Numbers

We bring regional concerns to the attention of state and national government, and to the media.

Legislative Initiatives

Committees & Divisions

Our standing councils support interests of our business community through focused initiatives.

Councils

Partnerships

We work closely with other prominent regional organizations in order to support our local economy.

Chamber Partners

Annual Report

The report covers the Chamber’s operations, accomplishments and activities throughout the year.

Annual Report

Large Networks

Our members can network and cultivate new business relationships around the region.

Networking Opportunities


Vision:

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut:

  • Creates forward-thinking regional coalitions
  • Builds a positive business climate to meet current and future needs of our members
  • Supports balanced economic development and growth
  • Actively works to strengthen our region as a great place to live, work and play

Mission:

We are a collaborative of business and community leaders dedicated to securing and enhancing the economic vitality of eastern Connecticut. Our priorities are:

  • Creating Value for our Membership and our Region
    • Providing forums for business networking, leadership development and working on issues of concern of our local councils
    • Providing opportunities for our members to showcase their products, services and accomplishments
    • Advancing the success of small business through educational programs
    • Working to reduce the costs of doing business in Connecticut
  • Building and Promoting a Strong and Sustainable Regional Economy
    • Creating regional awareness locally, statewide and nationally
    • Acting as “the voice of business” for our region in Connecticut government
    • Advocating for membership diversity and opportunities for their growth and development
    • Actively working to enhance our region’s hospitality and support for our military personnel and their families
    • Promoting our region’s value and virtues as a great place to live, work and play
  • Developing the Chamber’s Staff and Infrastructure to support continued Membership Growth, Value and Service

Staff

Thomas A. (Tony) Sheridan
President and CEO
Sheri Cote
Vice President
Lori Thompson
Office Manager
Megan Cronin
Programs and Event Manager
Matthew Lipman
Web and Graphic Designer
Matt Levy
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Courtney Assad
Administrative Assistant
Tracy Tremblay
Business Services Representative
Ron Haubert
Membership Coordinator
JoAn Collins
Membership Coordinator
Nancy Herbert
Grant Coordinator

Board of Directors 2015

Chairperson
Gail Weber
Minuteman Press

Vice Chair
Rodney Butler
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

Vice Chair
Eileen Duggan
Suisman Shapiro Attorneys at Law

Vice Chair
Robert Soper
Mohegan Sun

Treasurer
David Pugliese
Levine Insurance Group

Secretary
Michael Rauh
Chelsea Groton Bank

Legal Counsel
Jeff Godley
Brown Jacobsen P.C.

President
Thomas “Tony” Sheridan
Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT

Board Members

Al Ayers, General Dynamics Electric Boat
Stephen Coan, Mystic Aquarium
Edward DeMuzzio, CCi Computer Works
Abby Dolliver, Norwich Public Schools
Gary Farrugia, The Day Publishing Company
John Lombardi, Lombardi Gravel & Excavation
Stanley Mickus, Cross Sound Ferry
Meagan Seacor, Wireless Zone
William Stanley, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital
James Sullivan, Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative
Steve White, Mystic Seaport

Board of Trustees 2015