March 25, 2019 Plymouth, Conn. – In 2003, the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce was formed in an effort to expand the area it benefited and to enable the Chamber to assist more members. The Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce acts as an umbrella organization to support the local government in the areas of economic development, business advocacy, and community development of the affiliates in which it manages including Bristol, Burlington, Farmington, Plymouth, and Wolcott. These affiliations under the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce umbrella, are able to be part of a much larger collection of businesses, creating a stronger voice to advocate for business needs. Because of this, the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce is recognized as one of the largest chambers in the state of Connecticut and has become a proponent for economic and community development across our region.
In early 2019, the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce began a strategic planning process to review its organizational structure to identify opportunities for continued growth. Through that process, the Plymouth Chamber concluded that to best serve the businesses, civic groups and community organizations, and the residents of the Town of Plymouth it would be prudent to expand their relationship with the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce. Plymouth Chamber President, Michael Ganem states “I can’t say thank you enough to our founders and to those of whom have invested countless hours over the years to maintain a quality small town and local chamber. I speak for the entire Plymouth Board of Directors, ‘this is the appropriate action taken the right time. Ganem echoes, “our futures are bright!”
The new organization structure will streamline the day to day operations and improve efficiencies. By being represented through the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce, the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce members will continue to have the same access to best-in-class events, programs, and legislative advocacy amongst many other important initiatives that are undertaken by the regional chamber relationship. Membership, including dues structure, will not be impacted; the current Plymouth Chamber members will roll seamlessly into a Central Connecticut Chambers relationship. Cindy Bombard, President & CEO of the Central Connecticut Chambers states “Plymouth is where I grew up, where I raised my children and will always be in the forefront of my thinking. The Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce is excited to deepen our relationship with the Plymouth Chamber members and will continue to offer the programs, events, and advocacy you’ve come to expect from our regional chamber.”
For more information, please contact the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce at (860) 584-4718 or visit www.centralctchambers.org.