Westport, Connecticut

About the Chamber

Our Mission

The mission of the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce is to support businesses and the Westport-Weston community at large to develop to their full potential by promoting economic development.

The Benefits Of Becoming A Member



1) Promition and Exposure

Listing in Membership Directory and Visitor's Guide

Listing in Online Directory on web site

2) Networking

Business After Hours & other events

3) Education and Training


Chamber Morning Mix events

Lunch and Learns

Legislative Updates

Notary Services

4) Advertising & Promotional Opportunities

In addition to exposure that is inherent with a chamber membership, we also offer additional advertising opportunies;

-Website ads

-Website Events & Offers

-Membership Directory & Visitor's Guide


-Sponsorship opportunities are available for many of our events

-Member referrals first

5) Insurance Options and Discounts

Chamber Insurance Trust

Opportunities & Discounts specific to Members


Chamber Programs/Events

Business After Hours: Hosted by a different Chamber business every month, these networking events include appetizers and beverages. Additionally, there is often entertainment and activities.

Seminars:  Held periodically, these events showcase noted business leaders in an educational forum for the entire community. Sponsorship opportunities are available as well.

Lunch and Learns:  These events bring experts in different fields to a lunch setting, where attendees learn about the topic while enjoying a meal at a member restaurant.

Chamber Morning Mix:  A myriad of different morning meetings in different settings that offer information, networking and support for our members.

Multi-Chamber Events:  Varied offerings bring area members together from other chambers for Business After Hours, Expos and other events meant to foster greater interrelationships and to sample other chambers' venues.

First Citizen Award:  Held annually as a dinner, the chamber honors local business people for their accomplishments.  High school students from both towns are also honored with our Young Entrepreneurs award.

The Chamber also runs, sponsors and/or supports many commnity-oriented events, such as Legislative Updates, the Slice of Saugatuck, Restaurant Week, Concourse d'Caffeine, Mini-Maker Faire, the Westport Dog Festival, Blues Views and Barbeques, Chowdafest, and more...



2015 Officers

  • Peter Harrington, Secretary

    People's United Bank

  • Paul Lebowitz, Chairman

    Paul Lebowitz founded Westport Mortgage in 1994 to give Fairfield County homebuyers the best possible rates and terms from the universe of mortgage lenders.

    Paul knows the mortgage business inside-out from years of experience in every kind of market as well as every kind transaction, from first-time home purchase to corporate relocation to refinancing.  Always looking out for the borrower’s needs, Paul explains each step in your mortgage in plain English – so you know what to expect.

2015 Directors

  • Matthew Mandell, Executive Director and President

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  • Jonathan Baron, Immediate Past Chairman

    Edward Jones

  • Dave Fugitt, Director

    Vidal Wettenstein, LLC.

  • Jeffrey Burns, Director Emeritus

    BNY Mellon Wealth Management

  • Kaye C. Leong, Director

    Darien Rowayton Bank

  • Leigh Douglas Overland, Architect, AIA, NCARB
  • Nora Gomez, Director

    The Westport Inn

  • Joan Beer, Director

    J.B. Associates Promotional Products

  • Barbara Reynolds, Director

    Halstead Property

  • Adam Faillace, Director

    323 Main

  • Dr. Amir Nasir


    Dr. Nasir is a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who has performed thousands of plastic surgery procedures. He has advanced fellowship training in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery from Boston University. He has received the Top Plastic Surgeon Award for two years in a row by the Consumers’ Research Council of America. Dr. Nasir is a Plastic Surgeon in Fairfield County and serves the towns of Westport and Fairfield locally as well as surrounding communities. He also serves patients from all over Connecticut, regionally, including many from New York City, as as well as international patients.

    Dr. Nasir was extremely honored when Dr. James Lyons, an internationally respected cosmetic surgeon, author, and lecturer with over 30 years of surgical experience chose Dr. Nasir to join his growing practice in Westport. Dr. Nasir has had the truly unique opportunity to partner with one of the masters of cosmetic surgery.

    Amongst his peers, Dr. Nasir has a unique background which includes earning a Bachelor of Science in Optical Engineering from the University of Rochester, a Master’s in Public Health from Tulane University in New Orleans, and an MD from the University of Kansas. He was one of a handful of young doctors in the United States selected for his prestigious and highly coveted six-year integrated plastic surgery residency.

    Dr. Nasir has served as Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at a Level 1 Trauma Center in Upstate, NY and at UConn Health in Farmington, CT where he helped to train the next generation of  doctors, plastic surgeons, and general surgeons.

    Before going into medicine he worked as an engineer on the correction for the Hubble Space Telescope and has received both the Outstanding Achievement Award and the Pride in Excellence Award from Ball Aerospace. Dr. Nasir also served for two years in the U.S. Peace Corps in a remote West African village on the Guinea Warm Eradication Program. His service in Africa led directly to his interest and career in medicine.

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