About the Hamden Regional Chamber

Serving Hamden, Cheshire, Wallingford, North Haven, New Haven, and All Our Neighbors Since 1925

The Hamden Regional Chamber has been one of the region’s powerful economic drivers for 98 years.

With 400+ members strong and growing, we welcome businesses from Hamden, North Haven, Cheshire, Wallingford, New Haven, and surrounding areas.

Our 15+ groups and committees to grow relationships and build stronger connections.

It’s an inclusive culture of “pay it forward” business professionals that nurtures and supports independent business owners and solopreneurs.

An Expert Chamber Staff to Guide Your Business

Nancy Dudchik

President

Since becoming President in 2004, Nancy has been committed to helping Hamden Regional Chamber members connect and grow their businesses, growing the Chamber to over 400 members strong. She works closely with local and state officials and business leaders in promoting Hamden’s regional business climate. Nancy received her IOM (Institute for Organization Management) designee through Northeast Institute in 2009. She served as IOM Class Advisor in 2012 and 2013, and on the Northeast Board of Regents from 2014-2015. She is also the past President of the Connecticut’s Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE), and is on the Board of Directors for the New England Association of Chamber Executives (NEACCE).

Meegia Wojcik

Office Manager

Meegia Wojcik started working for the Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2001 and currently serves as Office Manager.  She handles the day to day operations of the office as well as managing and organizing Chamber events and activities, ranging from early morning leads groups to our annual Business & Community Expo and everything in between.  Meegia is very committed to the Chamber and the business community in Hamden and surrounding areas.  She grew up in the East Rock area of New Haven and lives in Hamden with her husband Frank with whom she is the proud parent of three grown children.

Karen Halloran

Membership Director

Karen’s background was in the hospitality industry with over 30 years working in Sales and Catering. She began her career at the Inn at Ethan Allen and moved onto various hotel chains including Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Crowne Plaza, Hilton and Holiday Inn’s. Working in the hospitality industry gave her great satisfaction of assisting corporations with corporate rates for their traveling guests and vendors. Karen is very familiar with being an active Chamber member and what the Chamber can do for the success of businesses. In her role as Director of Sales at the Fairfield Inn, she was an active member of Midstate Chamber of Commerce. She volunteered as a Chamber Ambassador, was on the Membership and Marketing Committees.  Please reach out to Karen anytime at khalloran@hamdenchamber.com.

Meet the Board of Directors

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Alicia Dawson

M&T Bank
Chair

Jennifer Rignoli, Vice Chair, Parrett Porto

Jennifer Rignoli

Parrett Porto
Vice Chairman

Michele Silvey

Michele Silvey Bookeeping
Treasurer

Joseph McDonagh

Independent Insurance Agent Secretary

 

BOARD MEMBERS

Steve Justo, Quinnipiac University

Steve Justo

Quinnipiac University

Art Erickson

Beecher & Bennett, Inc

Ken Good

Hamden Economic Development Commission

Kathy Hoyt

William Raveis Real Estate

Kishore Kapoor

Connecticut Real Estate Closing Attorneys, LLC

Dale Kroop

Economic Development Corporation

David MacNiven

Nutmeg Advisory Group

Renee Sullivan

Albertus Magnus College

Lauren Tagliatela

Canal Crossing at Whitneyville West

Peter Vouras

Freskos

Ian Williams

Immediate Past Chair 

ConnCORP

Bill Wilson

Atlantic Business Supplies

Anthony Zeolla

Who the Hamden Regional Chamber Serves

Company Sizes

  • Home Base and Solopreneurs 15% 15%
  • Small Service, Retail and Restaurants 75% 75%
  • 6-15 Employees 5% 5%
  • 16-30 Employees 3% 3%
  • 31-50 1% 1%
  • 51 + 1% 1%

Industries

  • Professionals – Dr., Esq., CPA 12% 12%
  • Retail 15% 15%
  • Marketing 4% 4%
  • Service 22% 22%
  • Hospitality 8% 8%
  • Healthcare 23% 23%
  • Real Estate, Housing & Construction 9% 9%
  • Finance & Banking 7% 7%

Member Satisfaction

  • Customer Happiness 99% 99%
  • Return on Investment 100% 100%
  • Member Event Participation 60% 60%

We're All Here To Help Build Your Business

We’re business owners and professionals just like you, we’re all in this local economy together, and we want to see you succeed.

What’s Happening at the Hamden Regional Chamber

Greece Land of the Gods & Heroes, March 2023

Join us in partnership with Avenutra Wolrld on an exciting trip to Greece.  The Peloponnese is home to an extraordinary collection of archeological sites as well as stunning mountain scenery and charming villages where a traditional way of life has remained unchanged...

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Hamden and Midstate Chamber Alliance

Hamden and Midstate Chamber Alliance

The Midstate Chamber of Commerce and the Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce are pleased to jointly announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a Chamber Alliance. This partnership is not a merger but is a deliberate and a concerted effort to best...

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Tuscany – One Hotel Holiday, March 2020

Tuscany is the most popular region in Italy. Tuscany offers its numerous visitors the best of all things Italian starting with fine art. The capital, Florence, is considered the cradle of renaissance, and now one of the richest cities of art and culture. Tuscany is...

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