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.

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%

Meet the Board of Directors


Steven Diaz

United Way of Hartford
Chairman of the Board

Alice Avallone

Shoff Darby Companies, INC.

Todd Raymond

Henry, Raymond & Thompson, LLC

Guy Tommasi

LIFETIME Care at Home
Immediate Past President


Ray Andrewsen

AM1220 WQUN Quinnipiac University

Jennifer Cretella

Clifford Beers Guidance Clinic

Joseph McDonagh

Independent Insurance Agent

Steve Miller

Re/Max Alliance

Jennifer Rignoli

Parrett, Porto, Parese & Colwell

Michelle Rocheford Johnston

Southern CT State University

Ed Ryan

Ryan Oil Company

Ian Williams

ISOE Commercial Capital

Steve Zion

Toyota of Wallingford

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

Paint Night at CFC Arena Bar & Grill – Feb. 27

Join us for Paint Night benefiting Arts For Learning Connecticut featuring artist Jennifer Rae! Tuesday Feb. 27th from 6-8PM at CFC Arena Bar & Grill. Tickets are $30 per person and includes all painting materials. Tickets: Call Renee: (203) 672-6701 or email... read more

Greece, Mykonos & Santorini, October 2018

For more information on this fabulous travel opportunity, please join us for a complimentary information session at Noon on Wednesday, January 24 at the HRCC office at 3074 Whitney Avenue, Building 1, Hamden. Please RSVP to Meegia Wojcik at hcc@hamdenchamber.com or... read more

Eastern Europe, Vienna & Prague, March 2018

Free Informational Session for Eastern Europe, Vienna & Prague will be held Monday, September 11, 2017 at 12:00pm. Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce: 3074 Whitney Ave, Bldg 1 Hamden, CT Call (203) 288-6431 to register. From the enchanting medieval towns of... read more

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