Committees & Special Interest Groups
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 2019.
Apple Harvest Festival Committee
The Apple Harvest 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Leads Exchange Group
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. The group meets on the first and third Thursdays from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. at Firehouse Subs, 2520 Main Street, Glastonbury. There is a no fee to attend. To be listed on the roster that is handed out to all attendees, you must register one day prior to the event. For more information on Leads Exchange Group please contact Tina Lorentzen at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org