Founded in 1964, this dynamic, pro-active organization lives by its motto, Advancing the Regional Agenda through Business Leadership. The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce represents the Connecticut business community of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton and the surrounding area. The Chamber is currently comprised of approximately 500 members, which encompasses cross-section of our area’s businesses with representation from manufacturing, retail, service, bio-tech, and corporate businesses from home-based sole proprietors to large corporations with multiple branches.

Our Mission

The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce provides leadership to enhance economic growth, development, prosperity and quality of life in the region.

Contact Us

10 Progress Drive, 2nd Floor
Shelton, CT 06484
Phone: 203-925-4981
Fax: 203-925-4984

Your Chamber Staff

With over 80 years combined Chamber involvement, your Chamber staff also has worked in small & family businesses to major corporations as well as in economic development, hospitality, construction, non-profit, technology, retail, and other industries.

Bill Purcell

Bill Purcell

President & CEO

Nancie Gray

Nancie Gray

Vice President, Marketing/Special Events

Laura Gorman

Laura Gorman

Membership Director

Your 2022 – 2023 Board of Directors

Jennifer Bull

PKF O’Connor Davies

Tom Burden

M&T Bank

Bing Carbone

Modern Plastics

Patrick Charmel

Griffin Health Services

Antonietta Cotton

United Illuminating

Kevin Foley
Cushman & Wakefield of Connecticut

Tom Haynes

Haynes Group

Katie Keeney

Comcast Business

Sherry Konowerski

Bonus Business Services


Ken Kreiger

Spector Furniture

Rob Lesko (Chairman)
Cross Insurance

George Logan

Aquarion Water Company

Dan McAloon
United Healthcare

Ed McCreery

Pullman & Comley

George D. Mitchell, Jr

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company

Joe Nuzzi

PerkinElmer Life & Analytical Sciences

Ramon Peralta

Peralta Design


Jeremy Radtke

Better Packages

Debra Samorajczyk

Bishop Wicke/United Methodist Homes

Amanda Schenkle

Regional Water Authority

Michael Sciamanna

Webster Bank

Rob Scinto

R.D. Scinto, Inc.

Melanie Strout

FUEL, Valley Young Professionals 

Kenneth Weinstein

Newtown Savings Bank

Paul Zepp

Farrel Pomini

Your Chamber Ambassadors

This group’s mission is to adopt and engage new members in the activities of the Chamber. They are an extension of your Chamber staff and help us empower you to success.