Chamber Business Networking Groups (CBN)

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.

CBN 1 Members & Meeting Details
2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month – 8:00AM
Hamden Regional Chamber Office

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


Patrick Boutilier, Waddell & Reed
Industry: Financial Advisor

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

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

CBN 2 Members & Meeting Details

2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month – 12:00PM
VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice, 
2319 Whitney Avenue, Suite 4B, Hamden CT

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

Co-Chair: Guy Tommasi, LIFETIME Care at Home
Industry: Home Health Care


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: Health Care

Kathy Hoyt, William Raveis
Industry: Residential Real Estate

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

John Stax, Blueprint Benefit Advisors
Industry: Insurance

Ian Williams, ConnCORP
Industry: NonProfit

Will Wrzosek, Hamden Auto Body
Industry: Collision Repair Expert

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
Hamden Regional Chamber Office (Location may vary)

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

Karen Halloran, Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce
Industry: Chamber of Commerce

Britany Geis & Ron Burlakoff, Minuteman Press Printing & Promotional
Industry: Promotional Services

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

Beth Moller, 2 Men & A Truck
Industry: Moving Company

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

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
Law Office of Kishore I. Kapoor LLC, 2839 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden CT

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


Michael Bennis, ADP
Industry: Small Business Services

Laura Caiafa, Caiafa & Company
Industry: Accounting

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, United Bank
Industry: Banking

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

Marty Feldman, Combined Insurance
Industry: Supplemental Insurance

Kathleen More, Welcome Wagon
Industry: Advertising & Marketing

If you are interested in joining the Chamber Business Network IV please contact the Chamber office (203) 288-6431.

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