• Committees & Special Interest Groups

  • Health & Wellness Council

    The Chamber has an active Health & Wellness Council comprised of over 75 members that meets monthly to focus on developing programs and events for Chamber members and the community that promote healthy living. Past events have included Do a 180, MOVE!,  Do a 180!, Think, Do a 180!, Live, fitness festivals, competitions, seminars, road races, volleyball, a wellness expo and virtual competitions. Check out the Health & Wellness During the Holidays Video Series, on our YouTube channel.

    Diversity & Inclusion

    We’re currently recruiting for our new Diversity & Inclusion Task Force. Diversity & Inclusion aims to provide an outlet for those who are currently underrepresented in business, with the mission of making the Chamber a more diverse organization.

    POW (Power of Women)

    POW (Power of Women) HERstory in the Making is the Chamber’s recently revamped initiative for professional women. Gatherings are held to foster business growth through connecting, learning, socializing, and building authentic relationships. The Chamber espouses to be one whose women members support and promote other women.

    Networking in Nature

    Networking in Nature takes you out of the office and into rushing rapids. It replaces business suits with life-jackets and zip-lining harnesses. It’s about building relationships with a grand view of the mountain you just scaled with new friends.


    TrailBlazers is an all encompassing initiative for leadership training and for providing members an opportunity to change their respective communities. Both Leadercast and CILA have events and workshops coming up in 2020.

    Apple Harvest Festival Committee 

    The Apple Harvest & Music Festival is our largest event of the year and is solely funded and organized by the CT River Valley Chamber. It wouldn't be Fall in Connecticut without Glastonbury's Apple Fest, attracting 30,000 attendees every October for live music, food and all things New England. It's an all around experience, that new generations revisit year after year. Join the committee to help plan the biggest event the Chamber puts on!

    CT River Valley Classic Golf Tournament Committee

    140+ golfers enjoy a shotgun tournament including lunch, dinner and prizes. This annual event is held at a different Chamber Member's course each spring. There are several different ways to help;  join the raffle committee, the sponsorship committee or volunteering day of.

    Government Relations Group

    Our purpose is to work with our lawmakers to establish laws and regulations that will affect the ability of our member businesses to compete while continuing to generate income and jobs that will help improve the quality of life in our region and the state.   For more information about the  Government Relations Group, please contact Mary Ellen Dombrowski at maryellen@crvchamber.org.

    Leads Exchange Groups

    Leads Exchange Group is open to Chamber members and those interested in joining the Chamber.  All attendees have a thirty-second opportunity to introduce themselves, explain what their business has to offer and what lead they are looking for.  

    Marlborough evening group meets the first Tuesday of the month at Regions Real Estate Advisors in Marlborough from 5:30 - 7 PM.

    Glastonbury morning group meets the first Thursday of the month at Berkins Blend Cafe from 7:30 – 9 AM. Complimentary coffee is provided by Berkin’s Blend Café.

    East Hartford afternoon group meets the second Thursday of the month at Cabela's in East Hartford from 12 – 1:30 PM.

    Industry-Specific Leads Groups

    Similar to a BNI, these meetings are exclusively for Chamber members to network, share and gain referrals. There are three total groups, meeting Monday – Wednesday. Membership in this group is exclusive. Each group is composed of professionals representing a different field of business, so there is no competition within the group. If your field of business is represented in the group you are interested in, every effort will be made to place you in another group or you will be added to our waiting list.For more information or to apply, please email tina@crvchamber.org.

    Human Resources Roundtable

    Established in 2015, members responsible for HR in their companies are invited to meet quarterly to discuss a specific topic and best practices.


    Want to start your own Special Interest Group? We're always open to new ideas that help connect like-minded peers. Pitch your idea to tina@crvchamber.org

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