Committees, Councils & Divisions

The Chamber’s standing Councils support and care for the interests of our local business communities. Each council focuses on developing initiatives to support the Chamber’s membership base.

Standing Committees

Ambassadors Committee

Member volunteers committed to welcoming new members, explaining benefits and assisting with introductions at networking and social functions.
Ambassador Volunteer Form

Education Council

The Chamber’s Education Council strives to bring our community and schools together by acting as a liaison between the business and education communities. This committee provides volunteers the opportunity to connect with one or more schools within eastern Connecticut.

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Legislative Affairs

Meets to discuss legislative concerns and to propose legislation to grow and promote the business community. The Chamber’s lobbyist works closely with this committee to set its yearly agenda.

Legislative Initiatives

Military Affairs Council

Supports and looks out for the interests of our military community.

Military Discounts

Event Committees

Citizen of the Year Committee

A committee charged with planning one of eastern Connecticut’s biggest events of the year. The Citizen of the Year Banquet honors an outstanding person selected from the region at large that has made significant contributions to eastern Connecticut. The committee handles everything from menu planning and table decorations to program design.

Golf Committee

Plans and organizes the Chamber’s Annual Golf Outing, a sold-out event every year. Whether you golf or not, your help is needed at organizing this event. From recruiting Tee Sponsors to finding registration table volunteers, there is something for everyone, as well as a beautiful day away from the office.

Total Life Expo Committee

The committee develops and plans the annual Total Life Expo, the region’s most comprehensive health and wellness festival, held at Mohegan Sun and presented in cooperation with the Mohegan Tribe. Proceeds from the expo support the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT Foundation and local children’s charities.

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Eastern CT Premier Home Show Committee

This committee made up of representatives from the Chamber and the Builders and Remodelers Association of ECT puts together the premier home show that takes place in early spring at the Mystic Marriott in Groton and provides an opportunity for builders, remodelers and providers of interior and exterior home products and services to display the many talents and superior services available to the residences and homeowners of the region in a “Buy Local” atmosphere.

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Holiday Gala Committee

A fun, seasonal committee that coordinates this Gala/Auction to raise funds to benefit the children of eastern Connecticut. From seeking donation items to the final Gala evening production, this committee coordinates everything.

William Crawford Distinguished Service Award Committee

The William Crawford Distinguished Service Award is periodically presented to an outstanding member of the community who has contributed to the quality of life in our region as well as to his or her neighbors. The Crawford Award Committee plans the annual Crawford Award Dinner and Presentation.

Town Divisions

Divisions assist the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut by focusing on issues specific to a town/city and promoting partnerships to address those issues. This is accomplished through monthly or quarterly meetings of members and future members. These meetings are to update businesses and citizens on items of importance to the town’s/city’s economic well-being. Membership in the Chamber is not required to attend division meetings; they are open to all interested parties. For additional information, please contact the Chamber at (860) 701-9113.

  • East Lyme
  • Fishers Island
  • Stonington Division
  • Groton/Ledyard
  • Montville
  • New London
  • Norwich Area
  • Waterford