• West Hartford Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2021-2022
  • Chairperson: Amy Babich – Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
    Immediate Past Chairperson: Bob Kulakowski – Cedar Hill Home Inspection

    1st Vice-Chairperson: Chip Janiszewski – Happiness & Success GPS

    2nd Vice-Chairperson: Robyn Rifkin – Blue Back Square
    Secretary: Joseph DeFeo – The Children’s Museum
    Treasurer: Brett Bushnell – Blum ShapiroLegal Counsel: Jeffrey Brine – Kurien Ouellette Law
    Chairperson - Minority Business Network: Christopher Clarke – Merrill Bank of America

  • Alberto Arebalo - Westfarms

    Amy Boulton – Noah Webster House

    Nancy Brecher – People’s United Bank

    Dave Calibey - BigThunk

    Jilian Chase – doTerra

    Chuck Coursey – Coursey & Company

    Matthew Cuddy – Westfield Bank

    Krisin Gorski – Town of West Hartford

    Tom Hickey – West Hartford Media

    Daniel Hovey – Turnpike Motors Autobody

    Steve Hunt – Thomas Fahy Insurance

    Daryl Jackson – Chick-fil-A

    Jason Jakubowski – Foodshare

    Maura Keating – Keating Agency Insurance

    Tony Leesha – Computer Repair & Upgrade

    Christine Looby – Trinity Health of N.E. Senior Communities

    Armen Manukyen – Armen Custom Jewelry Design

    Gina Mariano-Bunch – Daley Moving & Storage

    Scott Miller - DORO Restaurant Group

    Judy Schuler - East-West Engineering

    Ken Sklodosky – Liberty Bank

    Avi Smith-Rapaport - We Care Computers

    Rachel Stein – Mandell JCC of Greater Hartford

    Diane Thomas – U of St. Joseph

    Judy Travers - Legrand North America

  •  Executive Director

    Christopher Conway

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    Christopher Conway was named Executive Director of the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce in December of 2018.  Prior to this, he served as Membership Director of the Waterbury Regional Chamber, where he managed an overall growth in Membership of the organization.  This included the introduction of several new recruitment and retention initiatives.  He worked with the team there to enhance the value for existing members with the introduction of new networking and marketing opportunities.  He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce.

    Prior to his Chamber career, Conway spent 19 years with Barnes & Noble in a variety of management roles.  He spent the years between Barnes & Noble and the Chamber profession in the insurance industry.  It was then that he was introduced the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce. Due to the myriad of businesses he encountered, he formed the opinion that ANY business could benefit from Chamber membership.  He spent several years as an active member and volunteer. He became the recipient of a 2016 Spotlight Award for his work on the Chamber’s Annual Golf Tournament.

    Christopher is excited to return to West Hartford to combine his business experience with his Chamber experience to support the Members and enrich the community.

    He resides in Southington with his wife Colleen and their son Desmond.

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  • Member Services Coordinator

    Jessie Read Bouclier

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    Jessie Read Bouclier is the West Hartford Chamber Member Services Coordinator. She supports the Chamber in a variety of ways including the website, social media, administrative support and events management.  Since relocating to Connecticut from Massachusetts in 2010, Jessie has been an active member of the West Hartford community.  She previously worked at We Care Computers, The Association of Personal Photo Organizers and at The Green Teahouse.  Jessie enjoys learning about businesses and assisting them in thinking ‘outside the box’ on how to grow their business.

    Jessie is renowned for her every changing hair color.  Stop by the office or attend an event to see where she is on the rainbow.

    She lives in New Britain with her husband Tim, two children, 3 cats and dog.

  • Outreach and Development Coordinator

    Kate Jacobson Kobs

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    Kate joined the Chamber as the Outreach & Development Coordinator in 2019. Her primary role involves business development in the form of new memberships and sponsorship opportunities for existing members. She serves as the Chamber’s liaison to some of our strategic partners, including the Elmwood Neighborhood Association and the Park Road Association. Kate also works closely with the Chamber’s young professionals organization – FLOW (Future Leaders of West Hartford).

    Her background is in sales and marketing, working in cable, radio, and internet advertising for Comcast, iHeartMedia, and WCCC. She also has extensive experience in the nonprofit realm as both an employee and a volunteer. As a life-long resident, she brings a passion for and understanding of West Hartford and its neighbors. Her children are the seventh generation of her family raised in the area.

    Kate lives in West Hartford with her husband Graham, 2 children and a dog. When she’s not networking around town, you can most likely find her hiking the regions beautiful trails, at concerts, or playing trivia.