About the Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce
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About the Hamden Regional Chamber

Serving Hamden, Cheshire, Wallingford, North Haven, New Haven, and All Our Neighbors Since 1925

The Hamden Regional Chamber has been one of the region’s powerful economic drivers for over 90 years.

With 400+ members strong and growing, we welcome businesses from Hamden, North Haven, Cheshire, Wallingford, New Haven, and surrounding areas.

Our 15+ groups and committees to grow relationships and build stronger connections.

It’s an inclusive culture of “pay it forward” business professionals that nurtures and supports independent business owners and solopreneurs.

An Expert Chamber Staff to Guide Your Business

Nancy Dudchik


Since becoming President in 2004, Nancy has been committed to helping Hamden Regional Chamber members connect and grow their businesses, growing the Chamber to over 400 members strong. She works closely with local and state officials and business leaders in promoting Hamden’s regional business climate. Nancy received her IOM (Institute for Organization Management) designee through Northeast Institute in 2009. She served as IOM Class Advisor in 2012 and 2013, and on the Northeast Board of Regents from 2014-2015. She is also the past President of the Connecticut’s Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE), and is on the Board of Directors for the New England Association of Chamber Executives (NEACCE).

Meegia Wojcik

Office Manager

Meegia Wojcik started working for the Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2001 and currently serves as Office Manager.  She handles the day to day operations of the office as well as managing and organizing Chamber events and activities, ranging from early morning leads groups to our annual Business & Community Expo and everything in between.  Meegia is very committed to the Chamber and the business community in Hamden and surrounding areas.  She grew up in the East Rock area of New Haven and lives in Hamden with her husband Frank with whom she is the proud parent of three grown children.

Lynn Fredricksen

Membership Director 

Lynn Fredricksen joined the staff of the Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce in January, 2014 as membership development representative. A North Haven native and University of New Haven graduate, Lynn is very committed to local businesses and the community. Her knowledge of Hamden and its surrounding towns serves her well in her current capacity as Membership Director. With her goal of growing the Chamber, she welcomes every opportunity to meet with prospective members. She is also a Justice of the Peace.

Meet the Board of Directors


Steven Diaz

United Way of Hartford
Chairman of the Board

Ian Williams

Harvest Small Business Finance, LLC

Todd Raymond

Henry, Raymond & Thompson, LLC

Alice Avallone

Shoff Darby Companies, INC.


Ray Andrewsen

AM1220 WQUN Quinnipiac University

Art Erickson

Beecher & Bennett, Inc

Doreen Cammarata Gilhuly

Southern CT State University

Steve Miller

Re/Max Alliance

Jennifer Rignoli

Parrett, Porto, Parese & Colwell

Dale Kroop

Town of Hamden, Economic Development

Ed Ryan

Ryan Oil Company

Lauren Tagliatela

Canal Crossing at Whitneyville West

Tom Veno

Supreme Office Technologies

David DeNicola

Side Street Grille

Chris Wood

Albertus Magnus College

Who the Hamden Regional Chamber Serves

Company Sizes

  • Home Base and Solopreneurs 15%
  • Small Service, Retail and Restaurants 75%
  • 6-15 Employees 5%
  • 16-30 Employees 3%
  • 31-50 1%
  • 51 + 1%


  • Professionals – Dr., Esq., CPA 12%
  • Retail 15%
  • Marketing 4%
  • Service 22%
  • Hospitality 8%
  • Healthcare 23%
  • Real Estate, Housing & Construction 9%
  • Finance & Banking 7%

Member Satisfaction

  • Customer Happiness 99%
  • Return on Investment 100%
  • Member Event Participation 60%

We're All Here To Help Build Your Business

We’re business owners and professionals just like you, we’re all in this local economy together, and we want to see you succeed.
How we can help you grow?

What’s Happening at the Hamden Regional Chamber

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... read more

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... read more

For The Love of Baseball

It’s April.  And that means that baseball season has begun.  This year, for the first time since 1968, every team’s season began on the same day, March 29.  And that is somewhat odd, too, to open the season on a Friday.  It used to be that the Cincinnati Reds always... read more

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