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Hamden and Midstate Chamber Alliance

Hamden and Midstate Chamber Alliance

The Midstate Chamber of Commerce and the Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce are pleased to jointly announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a Chamber Alliance. This partnership is not a merger but is a deliberate and a concerted effort to best support individual chamber members on both a local and a regional basis.

 

The Midstate Chamber of Commerce and the Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce announce an agreement to create a Chamber Alliance

The Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Midstate Chamber of Commerce are pleased to jointly announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a Chamber Alliance.  This partnership is not a merger but is a deliberate and a concerted effort to best support individual chamber members on both a local and a regional basis.

The alliance model continues the local chambers by retaining their Boards, Presidents and staff while fostering Alliance Chamber cooperation to best serve our diverse membership bases.

The Alliance model creates an opportunity to best support the small, midsize and larger business.  Highlights are:

Continued local focus on local activities and businesses; More opportunities to connect with individuals; Greater outreach to more markets; Many combined events and activities; Increased political voice and influence; More face to face opportunities to grow our businesses; Larger geographic area to work in.

The Alliance creates a framework for individual chamber control, through the boards of directors and staff, and regional cooperation at the Alliance Board level.  The benefit to the chamber members is the opportunity to connect with twice the membership base and at the “member only” rate.

Combined educational and networking events would include Governor’s Breakfasts, Business After Hours, Legislative Agendas, social activities and more.

Sean W. Moore, outgoing President of the Midstate Chamber offered “I am very excited about the enthusiasm from the Boards of Directors and the Transition Teams from both chambers.  We have made amazing strides in the past few weeks and I am encouraged that it is the best model for the Chamber members of the Alliance Chambers.”

Interim President of the Midstate Chamber, Rosanne P. Ford noted, “This is a model built for success and the opportunities that it will bring for members of both chambers are beyond limits.  We look forward to working with the Hamden Regional Chamber with the goal of continued growth in terms of members, programs, services and activities.”

“I’m excited to bring this new model to the chamber industry and to our respective Chambers” said Nancy Dudchik, President of the Hamden Regional Chamber.   “It’s an innovative approach that puts our members first and offers them increased opportunities for broader reach in new market territories.  We have always had a great working relationship with the Midstate Chamber and now this alliance will work in the best interest of both our organizations and for the future.”

Art Erickson, Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home which has locations in both Hamden and Meriden said, “As a longtime member of both the Hamden and Midstate Chambers of Commerce, and having worked closely with the leadership of both organizations, I believe this is a great opportunity to work together to share our resources for the greater benefit of the membership.”

It is anticipated that the Alliance could be formed as soon as October 31, 2019.

The Chamber Alliance will have a combined membership of over 950 chamber members.

About the Partners: The Hamden Regional Chamber has been one of the region’s powerful economic drivers for more than 90 years.  Founded in 1925, the Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce, now has more than 400 members and growing.  The Chamber is an inclusive culture of “pay it forward” business professionals that nurtures and supports our diverse business community in Hamden and all our surrounding towns.

The Midstate Chamber of Commerce, with its headquarters located in Meriden, Connecticut was founded in 1896, and is the leading business membership organization in the mid-state Connecticut region with over 550 active members. The mission of the Chamber is to Advocate for, Promote, Educate and Connect our members and communities.

Contacts:

Nancy Dudchik, President of the Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce – (203) 288-6431

Rosanne Ford, interim President of the Midstate Chamber of Commerce – (203) 235-7901

Steve Diaz, Chairman of the Board of the Hamden Regional Chamber Board of Directors – 203-906-2803

Nathaniel Bottone –Chairman of the Midstate Chamber Board of Directors – (203) 630-0181

Richard Pendred, Immediate Past Chairman of the Midstate Chamber Board – (860) 343-7087

Ian Williams, Vice Chairman of the Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce – (203)-530-1786

Tuscany – One Hotel Holiday, March 2020

Tuscany – One Hotel Holiday, March 2020

Tuscany is the most popular region in Italy. Tuscany offers its numerous visitors the best of all things Italian starting with fine art. The capital, Florence, is considered the cradle of renaissance, and now one of the richest cities of art and culture. Tuscany is famous for its world-class art collections, charming medieval hill towns, and sweeping hillsides full of vineyards. Tuscany is where you have to go if you want to stand in a room full of Botticelli paintings or gaze upon Michelangelo’s “David”. You can’t find the home of Chianti wine or the town that produced “Under the Tuscan Sun” anywhere else. The region’s hill towns will provide a beautiful backdrop for the perfect Tuscan holiday you’ve always dreamed of experiencing.

The Hamden Regional and Midstate Chamber of Commerce presents an exciting and adventurous 7 nights in the beautiful region of Tuscany, with an optional 2 night extension to Rome. 

This excursion includes round trip airfare, airline fuel surcharges, taxes and fees, 7 nights first class hotel, 10 Meals, sightseeing per itinerary, admissions per itinerary, professional tour manager, baggage handling, and hotel transfers… it’s all covered!

To download the reservation form and trip itinerary click HERE

The Rhine River Cruise – The Netherlands – Germany – France – Switzerland, September 2020

The Rhine River Cruise – The Netherlands – Germany – France – Switzerland, September 2020

The iconic waterways of Europe are calling on this enchanting river cruise! Enjoy and exceptional voyage along “Old Father Rhine”, one of Europe’s most captivating waterways, from Amsterdam at the North Sea to Basel, gateway to the Swiss Alps. Join us as we travel through four of Europe’s most picturesque countries- The Netherlands, Germany, France, and Switzerland. Explore their magnificent cities including Amsterdam, Cologne, Strasbourg, Heidelberg and beyond. Take in their diverse landscapes and impressive waterways, featuring a cruise across the Netherlands’ ljsselmeer and along the Lorelei stretch of the Rhine with its splendid wealth of mythological associations.

Adventura World in partnership with The Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce presents an exciting and adventurous 9 days/7 nights cruise along the Rhine River traveling through four of Europe’s most picturesque countries. 

Early Bird Special! FREE Air from New York if booked by March 23, 2020! 

This excursion includes round-trip air transportation, deluxe accommodations, superb cuisine, professional cruise director for the duration of this sightseeing tour program, baggage handling and transfers, cultural discoveries… it’s all covered!

To download the reservation form and trip itinerary click HERE

Iceland – A Land of Fire & Ice, October 2019

Iceland – A Land of Fire & Ice, October 2019

Join us on our tour to Iceland, a land of geysers, glaciers, volcanoes, epic sagas, heroic legends, and rich history. Iceland is an otherworldly place where forces of nature have created a landscape that allows you to swim in geothermal heated pools, trek across a mossy lava field, or drive over an icy glacier all in one day. You will be enchanted by the striking and raw beauty of this extraordinary and geologically young island. The local cultural life is equally rich, from medieval sagas to contemporary novels. The effortless style of the local people is simply mesmerizing, as is their friendly and self-reliant spirit.

Adventura World in partnership with The Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce presents an exciting and adventurous 7 days/5 nights tour of Iceland’s staple sites. 

This excursion includes round-trip air transportation, deluxe accommodations, superb cuisine, professional tour director for the duration of this sightseeing tour program, baggage handling and transfers, cultural discoveries… it’s all covered!

To download the reservation form and trip itinerary click HERE

Egypt – The Land of the Pharaohs, April 2019

Egypt – The Land of the Pharaohs, April 2019

INFO SESSION: November 1st at Noon at Chamber Office, 3074 Whitney Ave. Bldg. 1, Hamden. RSVP your attendance to hcc@hamdenchamber.com

Central Holidays West in partnership with The Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce presents an exciting and adventurous 10 days/8 nights tour of Egypt’s staple sites. The Pyramids – Luxor – Aswan – Valley of the Kings – Cairo – Nile Cruise! 

This excursion includes round-trip air transportation, deluxe accommodations, superb cuisine, professional tour director for the duration of this sightseeing tour program, personal motorcoaches, baggage handling and transfers, cultural discoveries… it’s all covered!

See one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and the many other acclaimed treasures included on this organized tour.

Don’t miss your opportunity to take a life-changing vacation where every detail has been taken care of!

To download the reservation form and trip itinerary click HERE!