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, United Way of Hartford
Industry: Non Profit


Patrick Boutilier, Waddell & Reed
Industry: Financial Advisor

Shaun Harris, Quick-Tech Computer Services
Industry: Computer Services

Hans Hanson, College Logic
Industry: College Advisory

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

Tom Veno, Supreme Office Technology
Industry: Office Equipment

Cheryl Castellano, Key Bank
Industry: Banking


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
AM1220 WQUN, 3085 Whitney Avenue 


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

Mack Cianciolo, Charter Oak Financial
Industry: Financial Advisor

Josh Greco, Arbor Energy
Industry: Fuel Oil/Propane/HVAC

Kathy Hoyt, William Raveis
Industry: Residential Real Estate

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

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

Michele Silvey
Industry: Bookkeeping/Business Consulting

Ian Williams, Harvest Small Business Finance
Industry: Lending

Will Wrzosek, Hamden Auto Body
Industry: Collision Repair Expert

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)

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


Liz Abate, Liberty Bank
Industry: Bank

David Axelrod, Axelrod Consulting/Massage Envy
Industry: Recruiting & Consulting

Frank Alvarado, Small Business Association (SBA)
Industry: Government Relations

Crystal Burney, Liberty Bank
Industry: Banking

Lynn Fredricksen, Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce
Industry: Chamber of Commerce

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

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: AJ Gemmell, ADP
Industry: Payroll & HR Services

Co-Chair: Kishore I. Kapoor, Law Office of Kishore I. Kapoor
Industry: Attorney


Tish Assante, Atlantic Home Loans
Industry: Mortgaging

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

Dave Rodnick, Ardmore
Industry: Promotional Products

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

Ashley Rendon, Edward Jones
Industry: Financial Advisor

Doug Riccio, Liberty Mutual
Industry: Insurance

Jeff & Janiece Fusco, CT Sewer & Drain
Industry: Plumbing Drain & Sewer Cleaning

Chris LaTorraca, Connecticut Shopper Guide
Industry: Publications

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

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