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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

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

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

Bob Carr, Clarity Output Solutions, LLC
Industry: Printing Services

Chaz  Elliott, RJ Media Group
Industry: Advertising

Marty Feldman, Combined Insurance
Industry: Insurance

Gloria Griffins, Century 21
Industry: Real Estate

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

Ester Odamtten, Exceptional Care
Industry: Healthcare

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 rpendred@ubeo.com

CBN 2 Members & Meeting Details

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

Co-Chair: Ian Williams, ConnCORP


Mack Cianciolo, Charter Oak Financial
Industry: Financial Advisor

Jennifer Cretella, Clifford Beers
Industry: Non Profit

Kathy Hoyt, William Raveis
Industry: Real Estate

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

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

ChairDiane Munson, Primerica Financial Services
Industry: Finance and Insurance


Liz Abate & Crystal Burney, Liberty Bank
Industry: Bank

David Axelrod, Axelrod Consulting
Industry: Recruiting & Consulting

Linda Craig & Beth Sullivan Always Best Care Senior Services
Industry: Healthcare

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

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

Aracely Pena, Conchita’s Cleaning Service 
Industry: Cleaning Service

Maria Borges, Coldwell Banker Realty 
Industry: Realtor

Terese Baumgart, Hypnosis & EFT in Connecticut 
Industry: Hypnosis

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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