• Committees

  • Taking advantage of the many opportunities at the Chamber is beneficial to your business.   Being active on a committee affords you the opportunity to meet new contacts and help both the Chamber and Community as well. Why not consider joining a committee today?   Contact the Committee Chairperson or the Chamber Office at 860 388-3266.

  • Community Event Committees

    Annual Meeting
    Each December, the Annual Meeting is held commemorate our year and to approve the Board of Directors slate for the following year. We announce The Business of the Year, the Non-Profit Business of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.
    Committee meets monthly September thru December 
    Committee Chair: Leigh-Bette Maynard, Liberty Bank


    Arts & Crafts Committee
    55th Anniversary of this Signature Summer Event – July 28 & 29, 2018
    Committee members assist with planning and execution of the event of this annual 2-Day Event that boasts 150+ artisans & crafters exhibiting on the Old Saybrook Town Green.
    Committee meets monthly from October through July
    Chair: Dan Price, Full Power Radio
     
    Business EXPO
    November 8, 2018 at Water's Edge Resort & Spa
    Committee plans and organizes the annual Expo to promote business-to-business networking, showcase member products & services and invites the community to visit each booth.
    Committee meets monthly from January to October
     
    Chili-Fest
    March 3, 2018 marks the 22nd Annual Outdoor Winter Community Event.
    Committee assists in recruiting, marketing and execution of this event – 20+ years strong. 30+ chili recipes are cooked by chamber members – tasters purchase ballots and vote for their favorite chili. Proceeds benefit the Chamber’s Scholarship Fund.
    Committee meets monthly from September through February

    Car Show
    3rd Annual Event to be held September 16, 2018 at the Lorensen Auto Mall.
    Committee meets monthly from May through September

    Golf Tournament
    6th Annual Golf Tournament at the Lake of Isles-South Course October 2018. This event is held on Foxwood's private course and is special in every respect!
    Committee meets monthly from May through October
    Chair: Leland McKenna, Middlesex Hospital


    Government Relations
    Continuing to enhance our relationship and schedule bi-annual forums with our Senators and Representatives. Dates of our forums to be announced.
    Committee meets as needed
    Chair: Lori Woll, Past President


    Wellness

    The Wellness Committee meets the second Wednesday of the month.
    Committee meets monthly from January through December.
    Chair: Kara Ganssle, POP Weight Loss

     

  • Member Services Committees

    Ambassador Team
    Ambassadors serve as public relations support for the Chamber of Commerce. They assist the Chamber’s recruitment and retention efforts through personal interaction and involvement; help to host Chamber events;  visit new and existing members and ascertain feedback. The team helps to develop member services relevant to the Chamber mission and member needs.
    Ambassadors meet the 3rd Thursday of the month – 8:30am – Chamber Office
    Chairperson: Rich Bachand, Tarlov Financial


    Marketing/Tourism
    The Marketing/Tourism Committee promotes the Chamber to the community, chamber members and potential members. Develops Chamber ‘Brand’ and works with EDC to develop and market the town/region for attracting businesses and residents as well as promoting tourism.

    Business Connections Hour
    An opportunity for members to network with others in a fast-paced roundtable session. Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesdays of the month 8am-9am. Check website calendar for location. 
    Moderator and Chair: Michael Perry, Old Saybrook Neighbors Magazine

    Women In Business Initiative
    A collaborative initiative for women in business - providing luncheon and evening programs educating women in leadership, development, mentoring and networking.
    Chair: Susan Taylor, Susan Taylor Agency-Farmers Insurance

    Scholarship

    Committee develops the scholarship application, screens applicants and selects the winners of the Annual C. Wilfred Hunter Memorial Scholarship.
    Committee meets as necessary late winter – early spring
     

  • Chamber & Community Events

     
  • Contact Information
    Phone: 860 388-3266
    Email: info@oldsaybrookchamber.com
    Address: 1 Main Street, PO Box 625, Old Saybrook, CT 06475


  • VOLUNTEERS

    We are a very busy office and volunteers are the backbone of our organization, doing everything from answering phones and helping visitors in the office to assisting at the many events throughout the year. They are energetic, community-minded individuals, volunteering a couple of hours per week, who enjoy being in the center of the action. We genuinely value their time and dedication to keeping things running smoothly.

    We put on numerous events throughout the year, most famously our Chili-Fest where over 30 businesses participate in a town-wide chili cooking contest to raise scholarship money for high school seniors. We also have an annual Arts & Crafts Festival, enjoyed by all in town. As you can imagine, with such a busy schedule, we are grateful for any and all help we can have at our 20 or so events throughout the year.
     
    We always welcome new community members so to volunteer please call 860-388-3266 or stop in Monday through Friday anytime from 8:30-4:30.