About the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce
The West Hartford Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the development, advancement, and promotion of the professional, business, educational, civic, and cultural well being of our town. Membership dues and annual fundraisers support the Chamber. Especially important to us is the satisfaction of our members. The Chamber continually looks to improve its benefits package to give businesses the most value for their investment dollars.
The goal of the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce is to encourage the development of business and enhance the quality of life in the West Hartford community.
The Chamber at a Glance
- Over 530 members
- Representing over 40 cities and towns
- Largest Non-Regional Chamber in Hartford County
- Over 50 events each year.
See Calendar for details.
For Business OwnersIf you’re a business owner and have not yet joined the Chamber, the Calendar of Events offers you a variety of ongoing activities hosted by the Chamber or by individual Chamber members. Once you’ve had a chance to attend events that interest you and meet some of the current Chamber members, you’ll see why a West Hartford Chamber membership can help you quickly become an active part of the business community.
Encouraging Businesses & Enhancing the CommunityFor over 100 years, our Chamber has been encouraging the development of local businesses and enhancing the quality of life in our community. We take special pride in CNN Money Magazine’s recent selection of West Hartford as the 55th best residential community destinations in America!
It is our hope that, as you navigate through our site, you will sense the unique quality of life and small town characteristics that make West Hartford among the country’s top destinations in which to work, live and play.
Our site has been designed with you in mind. Beyond the convenience of one website and one combined resource, people considering West Hartford for their next home or business location can now find answers to all of their logistical questions.
Whether looking for cost of living information, quality of life considerations, or zoning and business development logistics, the best place to start is Westhartfordct.gov
Over 100 Years of History
On May 1, 1907 a meeting was held with the idea of forming an association of business men and citizens for the consideration and promotion of the business and public interests of the community. Mr. Allen B. Judd acted as chairman of the meeting. No definite action was taken until March, 1908,when a public meeting was called and a committee was appointed to draft a set of by-laws and rules for the formation to be known as the West Hartford Business Men’s Association.
On April 10, 1908, the Association was formed and Allen B. Judd was elected President. In 1913, the Association was incorporated as the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce.
Today, the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce maintains an office at 948 Farmington Avenue and employs three staff people. It has a broad program of work to involve its over 500 members, dedicated to the betterment of this community, its state and the nation.