Who We Are

The Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce is a unique chamber in that it represents the oldest town in Connecticut and is a community rich in history. Wethersfield has the honor of being named as a Cultural District a designation bestowed by the State of Connecticut and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz in July 2022 (read press release), only the fourth town in the state to receive a prominent distinction. In addition to being an effective and vibrant business organization, we further strive to be a community organization. The Chamber hosts a number of events each year including The Spring Car Show, Holidays on Main, BBQ & Beer, State of the Town Annual Breakfast and many more. We also support our young adults in high school by providing annual scholarship opportunities for college. We diligently collaborate with our town and community constituencies and work hard to provide a valuable and resourceful service to our members.

We Keep Your Business Connected

Some of our great events include:

  • Wethersfield State of the Town Annual Breakfast
  • Best of Wethersfield Awards Dinner & Annual Meeting
  • Spring Car Show (Proceeds to benefit the Wethersfield Fireworks)
  • Wethersfield Fireworks (In partnership with the Town of Wethersfield)
  • Wethersfield Harvestfest (formerly Cornfest)
  • BBQ ‘n’ Beer (Proceeds to benefit the Wethersfield Fireworks)
  • Holidays on Main (In Partnership with the Town of Wethersfield)
  • Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce Scholarships
  • Business After Hours
  • Business Spotlight
  • Happy Hour Networking Events

Get Involved

These are just a few ways you can get more involved!! Sponsoring, volunteering & attending our events increases your visibility in our great community.

  • All sponsorships are recognized multiple ways
  • DJ Announcements
  • Signage & Booths at our Events
  • Weekly Eblast Newsletter
  • Website
  • Facebook & Advertising
  • Social Media Platforms
  • Community Television
  • Donations

For more details on all of our sponsorships, events & how you can get involved, contact us, view our events page or Join the Wethersfield Chamber Today!

Wethersfield Chamber Board of Directors

The Chamber’s Executive Board and Board of Directors is comprised of constituents from a cross section of businesses and industries. They are the governing body of the Chamber and provide the structure behind Chamber initiatives, committees and councils as well as considers and implements policy and operational recommendations made by our Executive Committee. The Board meets monthly to discuss chamber initiatives and programs and address issues that impact the business community, our members, and the Town of Wethersfield.

Board meetings are open to all members in good standing. Registration/RSVP is required call/text 860-721-6200 or email the Chamber directly at office@wethersfieldchamber.com.

Meeting Dates: All meetings are held at our office located at Keeney Memorial Cultural Center and begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. unless denoted differently below.

  • August 4, 2022
    • (Meeting and Happy Hour Lucky Lou’s Bar and Grill @ 4:30 p.m.)
  • September 3, 2022
  • October 13, 2022
  • November 3, 2022
  • December 6, 2022 Holiday Potluck & Board Meeting 5-7:00 p.m.
  • January 2023-Strategic Meeting, Date TBD

Executive Officers

Patricia DePerry

Pat DePerry, President
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Email: patdeperry@bhhsne.com

Peter O'Keefe

Open Position
Vice President

Maureen Horowitz

Julie Lemos, Secretary
Century 21  Clemens Group
Email: julielemosrealtor@gmail.com

Brian Wilkinson

Brian Wilkinson, Treasurer
Barron, Yanaros & Caruso, PC
Email: bwilkinson@byccpa.com

Board of Directors

Vinnie Giarratana

Pam St. Jean, Board Member
Coldwell Banker Realty

Alana DiMarco, Board Member/Past President
Advertising Representative
LIFE Publications
Email: Amdimarco18@gmail.com

Cristina Orsini

Cristina Orsini, Board Member
Immediate Past President
D’Esopo Funeral Chapel
Email: cristina.orsini@dignitymemorial.com

Cristina Orsini

Debra Raymond, Board Member
Realtor, Eagle Eye Realty
Email: debraraymond0826@gmail.com

Leslie A. Esoian, MBA
Executive Director
Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
Email: office@wethersfieldchamber.com

Maureen Horowitz, Board Member
Realtor. Agnelli Real Estate
Email: maureenhorowitz.agnelli@gmail.com

Anna Laurie, Board Member
Realtor, Realty with Good Taste
Broker BB Realty CT
Email: al@realtywithgoodtaste.com

Jill Fletcher. Board Member
Development Manager
Wethersfield Historical Society
Email: jill.fletcher@wethersfieldhistory.org

Solidea Pitruzzello, MBA, Board Member
Captian Morgan’s Boat Training and Charters
Email: solideapitruzzello@bhhsne.com

Dorena Federici, Board Member
Health Coach, Living Healthy with Dorena
Email: doreenafederici@att.net

Charles Hart, Board Member
Director Emeritus
Wethersfield Chamber
Email: cchart66@yahoo.com