Chamber Business Networking Groups (CBNs)
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Chamber Business Networking Groups (CBN)

What is your best source of business?

If you said “referrals from people who know and trust me,” doesn’t it make sense to invest time in getting to know more business people who can refer you? The Hamden Regional Chamber offers a wide variety of networking and learning opportunities, to fit your business and schedule.

Hamden Regional Chamber Business Networking (CBN) groups cultivate deeper relationships between Chamber members, which bring you qualified referrals.

Intimate. Social. Informative. Exclusive.

Our CBNs are intimate, social AND informative. They are guaranteed to strengthen your Chamber network connections. Our CBNs are also exclusive – only one industry representative per group – and there is no pressure to deliver leads. The focus is on getting to know each other, and learning what you can do to help your fellow members, and the Chamber, to grow.

The Hamden Regional Chamber is fortunate to have, not one, but FOUR networking groups.

CBN 1 Members & Meeting Details



2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month – 8:00AM
Hamden Regional Chamber Office

Chair Steve Diaz
Industry: Human Resources


Tom Veno, Supreme Office Technology
Industry: Office Equipment

Patrick Boutilier, Waddell & Reed
Industry: Financial Advisor

Dave Rodnick, Ardmore
Industry: Promotional Products

Jose Lopez, People’s United Bank
Industry: Banking

Cheryl Olson, Masonicare
Industry: Healthcare

Hans Hanson, College Logic
Industry: College Advisory

Jodi Seidner, Sweet Seidner’s Bake Shop
Industry: Bakery

For more information on how to participate in the Chamber Business Network I, please contact Steve Diaz at

CBN 2 Members & Meeting Details



2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month – 12:00PM
VNA Community Healthcare, 2 Broadway, North Haven

Co-Chair: Alice Avallone, Shoff Darby Companies
Industry: Insurance

Co-Chair: Guy Tommasi, LIFETIME Care at Home
Industry: Home Health Care


Paul H. Begemann, Gesmonde, Pietrosimone & Sgrignari, LLC
Industry: Attorney – Real Estate/Business Transactions

Dave Goldberg, ABC Marketing
Industry: Printing/Promotional Products

Tony Scafariello, AAA Northeast
Industry: Membership/Travel

Maria Phillips, AM 1220 WQUN
Industry: Media/Radio Broadcasting

Lisa Brewster, Best Western Plus Hotel North Haven
Industry: Hospitality/Banquet/Accommodations

Ian Williams, ISOE Commercial Capital
Industry: Commercial Lending

Yetta Augur, SARAH Foundation
Industry: Non-profit

Kathy Hoyt, William Raveis
Industry: Residential Real Estate

Alicia Riddick, People’s Bank
Industry: Banking/Consumer Lending

For more information on how to participate in the Chamber Business Network II, please contact Alice Avallone, Shoff Darby Companies at 203 281-8563.  



CBN 3 Members & Details

2nd & 4th Monday of the month – 5PM
Hamden Regional Chamber Office (Location may vary)

Co-Chair, Gregg Lionetti, CPA, Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C.
Industry: Certified Public Accountants

Co-Chair, Diane Munson, Primerica Financial Services
Industry: Finance and Insurance


Liz Abate, Liberty Bank
Industry: Bank

David Axelrod, Massage Envy
Industry: Massage Therapy

Marjorie Clark, Little Fish Studios
Industry: Website Design and Digital Marketing

Adam Hoffman, Godfrey Hoffman & Associates
Industry: Land Surveying, Civil Engineering & Engineering

Joanne Hoffman, Eats4Life
Industry: Nutrition

Lynn Fredricksen, Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce
Industry: Non-profit Business Building

Jennifer Rignoli, Parrett, Porto, Parese & Colwell
Industry: Attorneys

Suzanne Sepe, Assertive Communications/Assertive Super You
Industry: Coaching: Professional/Personal

Regina Rybarczyk, Ambit Energy
Industry: Energy

For more information on how to participate in the Chamber Business Network III, please contact Gregg Lionetti at (203) 848-2424 or Diane Munson at 203-619-2538

CBN 4 Members & Meeting Details

1st & 3rd Thursday of the month – 8:00AM
Hamden Regional Chamber Office

Co-Chair: Leila Votto, Bankwell
Industry: Banking

Co-Chair: Edward Grant, K&J Tree Service
Industry: Tree Service, Pruning, Removal & Plant Health Care


Warren Garceau, Connecticut Financial, LLC
Industry: Financial Planner

Kishore I. Kapoor, Law Office of Kishore I. Kappoor
Industry: Attorney

Steven Miller, RE/Max
Industry: Residential & Commercial Real Estate

Jim Rollinson, Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, P.C.
Industry: Accountant – Certified Public Accountant

Xzavier Richardson, Hands On Moving, LLC
Industry: Moving, Storage, Junk Removal & Delivery Services

Doug Riccio, Liberty Mutual
Industry: Insurance

Todd Moler, The Public’s Adjuster
Industry: Insurance Adjustment

Peter Verlezza, SMB Network, LLC
Industry: Computer Support, Mobile Apps

If you are interested in joining the Chamber Business Network IV please contact the Chamber office (203) 288-6431.

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