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 & Zoom Options

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


Peter Allam, Century 21
Industry: Real Estate

Adam Bankowski, The UPS Store
Industry: Shipping and Packaging

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

Ian Brooks, Masters Manna
Industry: Non-Profit

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

Marjorie Clark, Coldwell Banker
Industry:  Realtor

Carl Glendening, Hitchcock Printing
Industry: Printing and Promotional Signage

Gloria Griffins, Century 21
Industry: Real Estate

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

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

Alicia Watley, Alicia Watley Photography
Industry: Photography

Joan Walker, Unapen
Industry: Information Technology

Bernadette Welsh, Community Works
Industry: Media

Frank Yawbrowski, Cross Point Credit Union
Industry: Credit Union

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

Hamden Regional Chamber office, 3074 Whitney Ave, Building 1

Co-Chairs: Kishore Kapoor, Connecticut Real Estate Closing Attorneys, LLC – Michael Lostritto,  Lostritto Tax Services, LLC
Industry: Tax Services


Maxine Bowden, Paradigm Events
Industry: Event Curator

Lou Federici, Parrett Porto
Industry: Attorney

Mark Foreman, Press Cuozzo Realtors
Industry: Real Estate (Commercial) 

Joyce Johnson, Press Cuzzo Realtors
Industry: Real Estate (Residential)

Gage Frank, Clifford Beers
Industry: Non-Profit

Rick Knowles, AAA Insurance
Industry: Insurance

David Swanson, MSI Mortgage
Industry: Mortgage

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 Cretella, Brown Clifford Beers
Industry: Non-Profit

Kathy Hoyt, William Raveis Real Estate
Industry: Real Estate

Jennifer Rignoli, Parrett Porto
Industry: Attorneys

Kelly Murray,  True Love Pet Care
Industry: Pet Grooming

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.