About the Hamden Regional ChamberServing 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 97 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
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 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’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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the Board of Directors
Alicia Riddick Dawson
Parrett, Porto, Parese & Colwell Vice Chairman
Michele Silvey Bookeeping
Independent Insurance Agent Secretary
Quinnipiac University Athletics
Doreen Cammarata Gilhuly
Southern CT State University
Beecher & Bennett, Inc
Hamden Economic Development Commission
William Raveis Real Estate
Connecticut Real Estate Closing Attorneys, LLC
Economic Development Corporation
Nutmeg Advisory Group
Albertus Magnus College
Canal Crossing at Whitneyville West
Immediate Past Chair
Atlantic Business Supplies
The Children’s Center of Hamden
Who the Hamden Regional Chamber Serves
- 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%
- 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%
- Customer Happiness 99% 99%
- Return on Investment 100% 100%
- Member Event Participation 60% 60%
We're All Here To Help Build Your Business
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...
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...
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...