The Stratford Chamber of Commerce, with offices in Perry House, 1128 West Broad St., is an affiliate of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, which also includes the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce, the Stratford Chamber, the Bridgeport Economic Development Co.,  Leadership Greater Bridgeport and the Women’s Leadership Council.

According to the Bridgeport Regional Business Council Website, “The mission of the Stratford Chamber of Commerce is 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. The chamber’s first priority has been to achieve this through retention, expansion, recruitment and advocacy of businesses that will grow jobs and increase the town’s tax base. Through its membership, the chamber has also been actively involved in town economics, education issues, cultural affairs, and transportation.”

Executive Director Mary Dean can be reached at 203-335-3800, ext. 118, or dean@brbc.org.

It sponsors “First Thursday” events, debates by local candidates, talks and networking opportunities.