The Burlington Chamber of Commerce is an independent group of local businesses with the sole intent of working together to make their community a better place to live and make a living.
We are an independent chamber enjoying a Primary Affiliation with the Northwest Chambers of Commerce and an Associate Affiliation with the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce. These affiliations give our members business opportunities to over 21 Northwest CT towns and 2,000 businesses in towns like Torrington, Harwinton and Litchfield as well as over 600 members in towns like Bristol, Farmington, Plainville, Plymouth and Wolcott through Central Connecticut.
The Burlington Chamber of Commerce recognizes that we are a “gateway” to Litchfield County as well as Hartford County making this dual membership a great value to our Burlington Chamber membership because it allows our members to receive all the benefits of belonging to the other Chambers in addition to being part of energizing and growing our local Chamber!
Our Chamber became official on March 12, 1987 after a group of civic-minded men and women came together to create the first Board of Directors, elect officers and develop a set of By-Laws.
Our first elected Officers were:
- William Kurtz of Punchbrook Tennis and Swim Club, President
- Stephen J. Savino of Stephen J. Savino, C.P.A., Executive Vice President and Treasurer
- Mariane Lohman of Connecticut Bank & Trust Company, Secretary
Our first elected Directors were:
- Fred Chard
- Karen Brzezinski
- David Cichon
- Thomas Coffey
- Richard Hrinak
- Pat O’Sullivan
We still have a very active Board and Directors as volunteering their time and passions to continually move our Chamber forward by planning events like Business After Hours and Coffee-n-Chats, reaching out to our large home-based business base and making our needs known from Kent to Bloomfield, Harwinton to Bristol and Torrington to Farmington through our dual affiliations.
We invite all companies doing business in Burlington to join our Chamber, to take advantage of all the benefits we can offer, to offer their suggestions to help our membership and to be an important part of our Burlington Community.