• 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
    In November 2019, 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
    Committee Chair: Leigh-Bette Maynard, Liberty Bank


    Arts & Crafts Committee
    57th Anniversary of this Signature Summer Event – July 25 & 26, 2020. Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we cancelled the 2020 Festival for the safety of our exhibitors, volunteers and exhibitors.
    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
    Chair: Dan Price, Full Power Radio
     
    Business EXPO
    Held annually in the Spring at The KATE
    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 
     
    Chili-Fest
    February 29, 2020 marks the 24th 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

    Car Show
    5th Annual Event scheduled for September 2020 at the Lorensen Auto Mall.
    Committee meets monthly

    Golf Tournament
    8th Annual Golf Tournament at Fox Hopyard in September 2020. This is an annual event and we hope you'll join us!
    Committee meets monthly
    Chair: Michael Perry, Old Saybrook Neighbors & Daniel King, Law Office of Lahan & King


    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



     

  • 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. Currently being helld as a virtual meeting, check website calendar for information. 
    Moderator: Judy Sullivan, Old Saybrook Chamber Executive Director

    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
     

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  • 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 9am - 4:30pm.