The West Hartford Chamber of Commerce provides a web of opportunity to its members and the community. It oversees seven primary committees on a regular basis and others on an ad hoc basis. Committee members are an integral part of the success of our programs.
The mission of the Ambassador Committee is to create positive awareness of the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce within the West Hartford business community. Ambassadors act as liaisons between members and the Chamber, continually enhancing existing networking functions to attract and retain members. For more information about this committee, contact Chairperson Gina Bunch.
The Marketing committee supports our events, communications, and the creation of our annual Membership Directory & Community guide. For more information about this committee, contact Chairperson Amy Parmenter.
The Committee is built specifically for our Annual Golf Tournament held each September. If you enjoy event planning and have experience with golf tournaments (or simply like playing in them) this is the committee for you. The committee meets from March – September and celebrates at the 19th Hole dinner on the day of the tournament. For more information about this committee, contact Barbara Lerner.
This committee plays a vital link between locally and nationally-owned businesses. Its members are apprised of changes to codes, policy and statutes – whatever will affect the business climate of West Hartford. The committee solicits input from Chamber members and presents pertinent information and issues to the Board for its consideration and possible action. For more information about this committee, contact the Chairperson Michael Lynch.
The Chamber's Youth-to-Business Committee exists to promote relationships among and between the educational sector, the business and nonprofit community, and all who live and work in West Hartford. Committee members represent the public, faith-based, and independent school sectors in West Hartford, as well as school-friendly businesses and community leaders. Through this committee, the Chamber supports job shadowing, mentoring, career days, math enrichment, and other programs that enhance the future workforce potential of students. For more information, contact the Chairperson Michael Kent.
The Technology Committee uses its knowledge and experience to guide and advise the chamber’s office and its committees concerning strategies, plans and topics related to information technology. It also provides general advise and education concerning those topics to chamber members through forums, seminars, newsletters and the like. For more information, contact Chairperson Erin Tracey.
With a strong demographic of Health & Wellness businesses in West Hartford and a health conscious community, this committee serves to find ways to connect these local businesses with each other and residents. Chamber members in various Health & Wellness industries have a great opportunity for referrals to one another through Chamber events and meetings. This Committee's signature event is the Annual Healthy West Hartford Fair which allows for Chamber members of any business in the Health & Wellness field to present their products and services as a vendor or sponsor to West Hartford residents and local professionals. For more information contact Morgan Hilyard.