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

Marjorie Clark, Coldwell Banker
Industry:  Realtor

Dan Duffy, Express Employment
Industry:  Employment Agency

Marty Feldman, MarFeld Insurance Group
Industry:  Insurance

Gloria Griffins, Century 21
Industry: Real Estate

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

Frank Pomarico, Connex Credit Union
Industry: Credit Union

Steve Rapillo, Hitchcock Printing
Industry:  Printing

Alicia Watley, Alicia Watley Photography
Industry: Photography

Bernadette Welsh, Community Works
Industry: Media

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 Hamden Regional Chamber office, 3074 Whitney Ave. Hamden, CT.

Co-Chairs: Jennifer Cretella, Clifford Beers & Kishore Kapoor, Connecticut Real Estate Closing Attorneys, LLC


Lou Federici, Parrett Porto
Industry: Attorney

Leon Langs, M & T 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

Samantha Williams, 628 Digital Design
Industry: Graphic/Web Design

Michael Lostritto,  Lostritto Tax Services, LLC
Industry: Tax Services

For more information on how to participate in the Chamber Business Network II, please contact the Chamber office at (203) 288-6431

CBN 3 Members & Meeting Details

2nd & 4th Monday of the month – 5PM

At various Chamber Member Restaurant locations.

ChairDiane Munson, Primerica Financial Services
Industry: Finance and Insurance


Liz Abate, Liberty Bank
Industry: Bank

Jennifer Rignoli, Parrett Porto
Industry: Attorneys

Kelly Murray,  True Love Pet Care
Industry: Pet Grooming

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

Paula Ryan, Ryan Oil
Industry:  Oil

Alicia Watley, Alicia Watley Photography
Industry: Photography

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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