CBN Networking Groups

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 CBN Alliance is different…they are a combination of members from the Hamden Regional Chamber and the Midstate Chamber of Commerce.  They are an “OPEN” groups, all industries are welcome.  The focus will always be 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 3 Networking groups.

CBN Alliance Members & Meeting Details

This CBN Group is Open to ALL Industries

2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month – 8:30AM –

At alternating Chamber offices

Chair: Richard Pendred, UBEO Business Service
Industry: Office Equipment


Peter Allam, Century 21
Industry: Real Estate

Lisa Brewster, The Public’s Adjuster
Industry: Insurance Adjuster

Denise Calabrese, Literacy Volunteers
Industry:  Non Profit/Education

John Carbone, B&L Financial Architects
Industry: Financial Services

Bob Carr,
Industry:  Advertising – Online

Marty Feldman, Combined Insurance
Industry:  Insurance

Renee Fjeidal, First Federal Credit Union
Industry:  Credit Union

Gloria Griffins, Century 21
Industry: Real Estate

Ron Harris, Trucking Advertising Network
Industry: Mobile Billboard Advertising

Dario Lopez, DAL Commercial Capital
Industry:  Commercial Financing

David MacNiven, Nutmeg Advisory Group
Industry: Insurance/Financial Planning

Cynthia Montano, A Right Place for Seniors
Industry:  Healthcare/Consulting

Chris Pisani, Nesso Group
Industry:  Insurance

Tony Poccia, Atlantic Business Supply
Industry: Office & Business Supplies

Sara Santone, Kuhn Employment
Industry:  Employment Services

Dan Teriele, Express Employment Professionals
Industry: Employment Services

Bernadette Welsh, John M. Glover Insurance Agency
Industry: Insurance

For more information on how to participate in the Chamber Business Network Alliance, Richard Pendred at

CBN 2 Members & Meeting Details

2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month – 12:00PM

at ConnCORP, 496 Newhall Street. Please use 295 Morse for GPS purposes. The build/parking lot will be on the left side of the street.

Chair: Ian Williams, ConnCORP
Industry: Non Profit


Jennifer Cretella, Clifford Beers
Industry: Non Profit

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

Kathy Hoyt, William Raveis
Industry: Real Estate

David Swanson, MSI Mortgage
Industry: Mortgage

Chris Bamgboye, Bamgboye Insurance Agency Inc/State Farm
Industry: Insurance

Kishore Kapoor,Connecticut Real Estate Closing Attorneys, LLC
Industry: Real Estate Attorney

For more information on how to participate in the Chamber Business Network II, please contact Ian Williams at (203) 530-1786

CBN 3 Members & Meeting Details

2nd & 4th Monday of the month – 5PM

At Hamden Chamber office

ChairDiane Munson, Primerica Financial Services
Industry: Finance and Insurance


Liz Abate, Liberty Bank
Industry: Bank

Beth Sullivan Always Best Care Senior Services
Industry: Home Healthcare

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

Amie Smith, VR Game Truck New England
Industry: Entertainment/Themed Interactive

Cynthia Montana, A Right Place for Seniors
Industry: Senior Placement Services

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

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