Committees, Councils & Divisions

Standing Committees

Ambassadors Committee:

Ambassadors Volunteer Form

Member volunteers committed to welcoming new members, explaining benefits and assisting with introductions at networking and social functions.

Education Council

The Chamber’s Education Council strives to bring our community and schools together by acting as a liaison between the business and education communities. This committee provides volunteers the opportunity to connect with one or more schools within eastern Connecticut. Visit website.

Health Care Council

Develops interactive programs designed to increase awareness and education in the community. It also provides networking programs for healthcare professionals.

Human Resources Council

In 2009, the Chamber formed a Human Resources Council to assist the Chamber in organizing activities with HR topics of interest to members.

Legislative Affairs & Manufacturers Council:

Meets to discuss legislative concerns and to propose legislation to grow and promote the business community. The Chamber's lobbyist works closely with this committee to set its yearly agenda.

Military Affairs Council:

Supports and looks out for the interests of our military community.

Event Committees

Citizen of the Year Committee:

A committee charged with planning one of eastern Connecticut's biggest events of the year. The Citizen of the Year Banquet honors an outstanding person selected from the region at large that has made significant contributions to eastern Connecticut. The committee handles everything from menu planning and table decorations to program design.

Golf Committee:

Plans, organizes and sponsors the Chamber's Annual Golf Outing, a sold-out event every year. Whether you golf or not, your help is needed at organizing this event. From recruiting Tee Sponsors to finding registration table volunteers, there is something for everyone, as well as, a beautiful day away from the office.

Half Marathon Committee

This committee puts together the ½ Marathon and 5K that takes place at Rock Neck State Park in East Lyme and features flat scenic race courses, post race beach party with live music, on course entertainment, and sports massage.

Holiday Gala Committee:

A fun, seasonal committee that coordinates this Gala/Auction to raise funds to benefit the children of eastern Connecticut. From seeking donation items to the final Gala evening production, this committee coordinates everything.

William Crawford Distinguished Service Award Committee:

The William Crawford Distinguished Service Award is periodically presented to an outstanding member of the community who has contributed to the quality of life in our region as well as to his or her neighbors. The Crawford Award Committee plans the annual Crawford Award Dinner and Presentation.

Town Divisions

Divisions assist the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut by focusing on issues specific to a town/city and promoting partnerships to address those issues. This is accomplished through monthly or quarterly meetings of members and future members. These meetings are to update businesses and citizens on items of importance to the town's/city's economic well-being. Membership in the Chamber is not required to attend division meetings; they are open to all interested parties. For additional information, please contact the Chamber at (860) 701-9113.

  • East Lyme
  • Fishers Island
  • Stonington Division
  • Groton/Ledyard
  • Montville
  • New London
  • Norwich Area
  • Waterford