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Chamber's Mission: Driving Commerce

Executive Director Paul Carr discusses the driving force of the Rocky Hill Chamber of Commerce.

Our mission states that we strive to be the voice for business issues in Rocky Hill. And that is precisely what we do. Hence our newly created tag line: “ – We Drive Commerce”. 

Our advocacy committee is our liaison with the town government. The membership committee is charged with attracting new businesses and individuals into the chamber. 

Our education committee administers our annual scholarship grants that we award to selected high school seniors and assists in grooming new business people through our internship program. The fundraising committee runs the programs that fund those scholarship grants. 

One of the major fundraising programs that contribute to the scholarship grants is the wine tasting/silent auction, to be held on Oct. 6 at the in Rocky Hill.

Each April, we hold our annual meeting at which time we recognize the winners of our annual “Best of Rocky Hill” contest. 

In June, we hold the last of our major fundraising activities, which is our . The proceeds from the golf tournament also fund our scholarship program. 

Other committees whose work helps us complete our mission are the nominating committee, the parade committee, and the networking committee.

We encourage our members' participation in our committee activities.

In addition to our successful “Business After Hours” program, we have established a new networking program known as (TGP), which gives members a chance to network with other local businesses.

TGP meets on the third Friday of each month at 7:30 a.m. Meetings are held at the . Our agenda includes informal networking followed by one-minute infomercials by all present about their company’s product or service.

Each meeting includes a featured speaker presenting a discussion of issues of concern to our community. There is a $10 charge to cover the cost of breakfast, coffee, juice, etc.

Our website is www.rhchamber.org; we can also be found on Facebook and LinkedIn. Or you can still call us at (860) 258-7633 on something called the telephone! We’d love to hear from you!

Paul Carr July 14, 2011 at 08:28 PM
While the Chamber's primary mission is driving commerce - we also strive to build Social Capital. Social Capital is defined as a community where people know each other and care for each other's well being. The Chamber promotes this concept in each and every event it holds. People come together at our fundraisers; Golf Tournament, Wine Tasting/Silent Auction, and Annual Meeting/Best of Rocky Hill contest. We create Social Capital at our monthly network meetings known as The Gathering Place, at our Business After Hours and our Breakfast Meetings, and our Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies. Social Capital exists when people in our community instill personal responsibility for the well being of every member of the community, in addtion to their own.

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