EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Joan Law
Phone: 203-335-3800 x118
MISSION AND WORK:
The goal of Bridgeport Regional Business Council (BRBC) Chamber of Commerce Affiliates is to advance the BRBC mission to grow the regional economy by offering targeted legislative, networking and business development events to the community of businesses we serve.
Founded 37 years ago as the first chamber affiliate of the BRBC, the Stratford Chamber of Commerce (SCC) works to initiate positive change for the benefit of the business community, thereby, enhancing the quality of life in Stratford through advocacy and action in the areas of economic development, education, transportation, and the environment.
In partnership with local businesses, town departments, and the community, the Stratford Chamber of Commerce works to encourage Stratford’s economic vitality and to improve the quality of life in the Town of Stratford.
Events and initiatives SCC is actively engaged in include: Celebrate Stratford, Restaurant Week, Stratford Anniversary celebrations, grant applications for Brownfield remediation, ribbon cuttings, and annual legislative events. Additionally, SCC is involved in a variety of programs and committees including Economic Development Commission, Stratford Streetscapes, the Stratford Greenway Committee, Stratford’s Festivals, and the Perry House Foundation Board of Directors.
The SCC actively supports the Perry House, believed to be one of the oldest houses in Stratford, this historic property serves as the Visitors Center and the Stratford Chamber of Commerce office. Also a strong advocate of public education, the Stratford Chamber has partnered with the Business Education Support Team (BEST) for 25+ years, raising over $400,000 in mini-grants for Stratford Public Schools. SCC members serve as mentors and participate in job shadowing programs.