Chamber Mission


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


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