Industry & Peer Councils
The Greater Valley Chamber is pleased to offer several industry and peer councils for our members:
Our Healthcare Council was created based on the premise that health and wellness are increasingly important issues to area businesses. From providing insights into chronic diseases to the effects poor health has on productivity and employee attendance, the Council is an educational resource on health and wellness for businesses throughout the Greater Valley region. Our membership reflects the variety of providers in our region. From private practitioners such as dentists and chiropractors, to physical therapists, nurses and representatives of long term health care facilities and hospitals. The Council’s members include medical practitioners, administrators, managers, and salespeople, among others. Our diversity helps us to offer a broad range of educational and outreach services.
The Healthcare Council meets the 3rd Friday of each month at various locations. Click here to request additional information.
Women In Networking Council (WIN)
The Women In Networking Council was formed as a way to share hurdles unique to women in business by providing a warm, friendly atmosphere that is supportive, educational & dynamic. Members are a mix of female entrepreneurs, business owners, and key players in B2B services.
In addition, WIN developed an Entrepreneurial Grant Program for Women In Business. The WIN members produce and host an annual fundraiser to support this grant and their fund with the Valley Community Foundation. To date over $50,000 has been distributed to support economic development in our region.
They meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 8:15 am.
Click here to request a copy of the 2018 Grant Application.
The Technology Council was created to serve as the driving force to increase all Chamber members’ technology knowledge, helping them understand how technology can enhance their business; give Valley technology leaders a forum for collaboration and innovation and bring awareness to local technology resources. The Council believes strengthening the technology presence in the Valley will positively affect businesses across many different industries. Making local technology resources more easily available to businesses can help contribute to economic growth in the Valley.
The Technology Council meets the 1st Thursday of the month. Everyone is welcome to attend to gain a better knowledge of current trends in the industry.
In the Valley there is a large population of young, enthusiastic and driven individuals who are looking to take their business to the next level. In turn, there are also very few opportunities that help people socially and professionally in the area. That is why the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce formed Young Emerging Professionals (YEP) for individuals ages 21 to 40 in the region. YEP’s mission to connect, develop, and support young professionals in the Greater Valley Area by creating professional development and social engagement opportunities, while simultaneously supporting our local communities through philanthropic service with like-minded individuals and subject matter experts across a variety of industries in Connecticut.
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They meet at a various times & locations each month.
This group is comprised of the Valley area Hotel Managers and Sales Directors.
They meet at least twice annually and as needed to discuss the issues and concerns facing their industry.
Greater Valley Human Resource Forum
Monthly meeting, facilitated and sponsored by The Schegg Group, for area Human Resource Managers and their Associates as well as other invited guests. Meeting features a speaker on current HR trends.
The HR Forum meets the last Friday of the month with the exception of July, August, December and holidays.