• Strategic Plan

  • Dedicated to the prosperity of our member businesses and advancing the economic vitality and quality of life in the Old Saybrook region.

  • Promote Promote

    Facilitate opportunities to promote business and the community 

    COMMUNICATIONS 
    • Maximize the use of technology and social media to position businesses and the community 
    • Develop an in-depth marketing, communication and branding plan 

    MARKETING 
    • Provide a wide variety of marketing opportunities for member businesses 
    • Facilitate opportunities to assist members in the use of technology and social media to promote their businesses 
    • Shop Local Campaign 
    • Improve member business sales through the Chamber Dollars Program 
    • Business Awards and Recognition 

    COMMUNITY 
    • Produce exceptional community events including the Chili-Fest and Arts & Crafts Festival 
    • Promote the community as an outstanding place to live, work and play 

  • Influence Influence

    Serve as the voice of business and be a compelling force in the success of member businesses

    GOVERNMENT RELATIONS 
    • Serve as a conduit between business and government 
    • Facilitate meetings of business and government officials
    • Collaborate with and leverage the resources available from CBIA and other allied organizations to maximize influence 
    • Educate members on business issues and candidate positions by holding candidate forums 

    EDUCATION 
    • Position the Chamber as a source of education and information to support the vitality of business 
    • Be a steward of resources available to businesses 
    • Provide a platform for members to share information among each other regarding ideas, questions and advice

  • Attract Attract

    Support tourism and economic development to benefit business and community

    ECONOMIC & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
    • Collaborate with the Economic Development Commission to attract and maintain businesses and jobs 
    • Serve as a resource center for business by providing member information to residents, callers and visitors 

    TOURISM 
    • Promote the cultural, historical, recreational and business assets of the town 
    • Collaborate with organizations regionally to attract visitors and tourists 
    • Provide member, community and visitor resource materials via the Chamber website, Chamber office, phone calls and mailings

  • Lead Lead

    Be sustained by a growing membership, dedicated leadership and staff

    MEMBERSHIP 
    • Strengthen membership to represent a diversity of businesses in the Old Saybrook area 
    • Maintain the strength of the Chamber through an engaged and growing membership • Utilize a strong Ambassador Team to welcome and engage member businesses 

    FUTURE GROWTH 
    • Create a Chamber Foundation Task Force to explore the development of an Old Saybrook Chamber Foundation 
    • Explore development of Leadership Old Saybrook over the next 3 years 

    CHAMBER EXCELLENCE 
    • Invest in technology to support the applications and communications of a leading chamber 
    • Utilize US Chamber Accreditation requirements as a framework for excellence

  • Chamber & Community Events