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Chamber Holds Legislative Update

Friday, 20 June 2014 12:52
Chamber Holds Legislative Wrap Up   The Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce in association with the CBIA (Connecticut Business and Industry Association) will be holding a “Legislative Wrap Up” to discuss the recently finished 2014 Connecticut  General Assembly session. Residents and members of the business community are invited to attend. State legislators considered many bills impacting business and company bottom lines in this year's session in Hartford. Nicole Cline, of the CBIA said, the attendees will “find out what passed, how these measures could affect their business and Connecticut’s national competitiveness rankings, and learn what lawmakers’ priorities are shaping up to be for next year's session.” “This is a great opportunity to hear directly from your state representatives,” said Matthew Mandell, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, “it will be an informal discussion, so attendees will be able to participate.” Attending will beState Sen. Toni Boucher, State Rep. Gail Lavielle andState Rep. Jonathan Steinberg.  

Mandell Hired as New Executive Director

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 13:28
WWCC Hires Mandell as New Executive Director  The Westport-Weston Chambers of Commerce is pleased to announce that long time Westport resident and RTM member Matthew Mandell has taken over the helm of the organization as its Executive Director and President. "Matthew has shown a rare ability to advocate and lead," said Jonathan Baron, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chamber. "He's imaginative and processes the right social and technical skills to break new ground in the changing landscape of business in our community. Matthew caught our eye with how he created the Slice of Saugatuck Festival to promote local businesses and his influence to promote what is now a new restaurant district on the west side of the river, downtown." "Westport sells itself," said Mandell. "I love this place, and I believe this is a great opportunity to continue my work to make it even better. It's time to revamp what a Chamber of Commerce is and embrace new technology, innovation and adopt new practices to bring our businesses and community together." He elaborated, "It's all about building relationships and getting people out to experience and know what our businesses have to offer, everything else will fall into…

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