Dee Babkirk comes to New Britain from the Central CT Chambers of Commerce where she was the Executive Director of two manufacturing associations – the New England Spring and Metalstamping (NESMA) and Connecticut Tooling and Machining (CTMA) associations. During this time, she participated in legislative committees, developed strategic initiatives and fostered partnership with manufacturing key stakeholders. In addition, she was the Chamber’s Membership Director and helped out with event planning and logistics. Throughout the years Babkirk has created many successful events that are still generating a significant impact on the business community. Networking, fundraising, sponsorships and community outreach are some of the many skills that she brings to the Greater New Britain Chamber.
Babkirk officially began her duties on March 1st, 2023.
“I am honored to have been offered the position of President and CEO of the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce. This is an exciting opportunity, to take the helm of such a vibrant organization. Working with a strong Board of Directors, the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce, will continue to work closely with the City of New Britain to serve our business community in a very positive direction representing our members’ interests and the community. I look forward to being part of the future of the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce serving New Britain, Berlin and surrounding towns, and promote its growth in membership and events in these communities”.
Julie joined the Chamber as the Bookkeeper in 2021. Her work with the Chamber includes coordinating member renewals, processing new members and member resignations, accounts receivable, accounts payable.