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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 focus is on 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 FOUR Networking groups.

All groups are currently networking virtually VIA Zoom. Zoom link to ALL meetings are located on the Chambers Weekly Calendar. To Sign Up Click Here!

CBN Alliance Members & Meeting Details

This CBN Group is Open to ALL Industries

2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month – 8:00AM

Co – Chair: Tom Veno, Supreme Office Technology
Industry: Office Equipment

Co – Chair: Richard Pendred, A&A Office Systems
Industry: Office Equipment


Patrick Boutilier, Waddell & Reed
Industry: Financial Advisor

Shaun Harris, Quick-Tech Computer Services
Industry: Computer Services

Sheila Owen, PeachTree Counseling
Industry: Counseling

John Demetre, Demetre Law Firm, P.C.
Industry: Attorney

Jodi Seidner, Sweet Seidner’s Bake Shop
Industry: Bakery

For more information on how to participate in the Chamber Business Network I, please contact Tom Veno at tjveno@supremeofficetechnology.com or Richard Pendred at rpendred@aaofficeonline.com

CBN 2 Members & Meeting Details

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

Co-Chair: Alice Avallone, Shoff Darby Companies
Industry: Insurance

Co-Chair: Ian Williams, ISOE Commercial Capital
Industry: Commercial Lending


Paul H. Begemann, Gesmonde, Pietrosimone & Sgrignari LLC
Industry: Attorney – Real Estate/Business Transactions

Mack Cianciolo, Charter Oak Financial
Industry: Financial Advisor

Jennifer Cretella, Clifford Beers
Industry: Non Profit

Kathy Hoyt, William Raveis
Industry: Real Estate

Joe Jimenez, Comcast
Industry: Business Communication

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

Will Wrzosek, Hamden Auto Body
Industry: Automobile Collision Repair

For more information on how to participate in the Chamber Business Network II, please contact Alice Avallone, Shoff Darby Companies at (203)-281-8563. 

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

Amy Fiordelisi, Amy Lisi Hair & Make Up
Industry: Hair Salon

Lynn Fredricksen, Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce
Industry: Chamber of Commerce

Linda Craig, Always Best Care Senior Services
Industry: Healthcare

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

Eileen Smith, Traveling BnB LLC
Industry: Travel Services

Tina Kadish, Life Is Ideal
Industry: Life Coach

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

David MacNiven, Nutmeg Advisory Group
Industry: Medicare Insurance

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

CBN 4 Members & Meeting Details

1st & 3rd Thursday of the month – 8:30AM

Chair: Kishore I. Kapoor, Law Office of Kishore I. Kapoor
Industry: Attorney


Michael Bennis, ADP
Industry: Small Business Services

Dave Rodnick, Ardmore
Industry: Promotional Products

Xzavier Richardson, Hands On Moving LLC
Industry: Moving, Storage, Junk Removal & Delivery Services

Jeff & Janiece Fusco, CT Sewer & Drain
Industry: Plumbing Drain & Sewer Cleaning

Chris LaTorraca, Connecticut Shopper Guide
Industry: Publications

Ndye Fall, People’s United Bank
Industry: Banking

Samantha Williams, Sam’s Word LLC
Industry: Writers & Content Development

Marty Feldman, Combined Insurance
Industry: Supplemental Insurance

Nitung Lao, AXA Advisors LLC
Industry: Financial Services

If you are interested in joining the Chamber Business Network IV please contact attorney Kishore I. Kapoor at (203)-522-0023.

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