Annual Meeting & Hall of Fame Luncheon

The Chamber holds its Annual Business Meeting during the first quarter of the year. A State of the Organization report is provided by the President & CEO. Directors are elected, and a guest speaker provides a keynote presentation on a topic of interest to all members. Past speakers have included Connecticut governors, U.S. senators and congressmen, renowned economists, university presidents, and other Connecticut personalities.

In 2008, the “Chamber Hall of Fame” was established to recognize dedicated volunteers of the organization. Each year at a special luncheon, selected individuals are honored for their service, and inducted into the Hall of Fame. Inductees include:

Jade Athas

Ann Bowen

Fred & Josephine Bruni

Frank R. Buonocore, Jr.

Susan Burton

Larry Cassella

Alan Colavecchio

Carol Crain

Barbara Douglass, Ph.D.

Lisa Ferris

Frank H. Finch, Jr., Esq.

Jim Garfield

Karen Kuhl

John N. Lavieri

Lance Leifert

Michael McGuffie

Paul McLaughlin

Joyce Muse

Douglas K. O’Connell, Esq.

Kevin O’Connell

Paul Patch

Timothy Pusch

William O. Riiska, Esq.

Doreen A. Roy

Laurie Roy

John Seagrave

Robert E. Teittinen

Thomas Villanova

Steven Zarrella