Plainville Chamber to join collective

PLAINVILLE — Seeking a “broader reach” for its members, the Plainville Chamber of Commerce has opted to join the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce, one of the largest chamber organizations in the state. The change goes into effect on April 10.

“Our board has decided to join forces with the regional chamber in order to maximize visibility for our membership, and at the same time, work cooperatively with five fellow communities in this regional chamber,” Plainville Chamber co-president Quinn Christopher said in a press release. “We feel the decision is timely and proactive in today’s business culture, one that makes sense in an age when regionalizing services is more effective, financially feasible and will underscore the positive business climate in Plainville.”

“Besides a broader reach and more services for our membership, joining the regional agency will provide much-needed office support for our growing chamber,” said Christopher, who will serve on the board of the regional chamber.

The Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce membership currently includes businesses in Bristol, Burlington, Farmington, Plymouth, Wolcott, and beyond.

Plainville’s Chamber of Commerce boasts more than 115 members.

Cindy Bombard, president and CEO of the Central Connecticut Chamber organization, believes the addition of Plainville will enhance both entities.

“We are excited to deepen our relationship with the Plainville Chamber membership,” Bombard said. “We will continue to offer programs, events and advocacy expected from a regional chamber.”


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