Experienced publisher takes Milford chamber's helm

MILFORD - A new leader is at the helm of the area’ s chamber of commerce.

Michael Moses has been named president of the Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce, bringing with him experience as a publisher, CEO, CRO and director, in both the for profit and non-profit world.

“The achievement of positive results for employees, clients, and the communities served is my primary focus,” Moses said, adding he was honored to assume the post beginning Monday.

“This has been and still is a challenging time for our business community as we begin to emerge from the impact of COVID-19,” Moses added. “Our membership will be looking for support from the Chamber more than ever before and I am committed to continue the fine work of the talented staff and board.”

Moses has three decades of experience in media, including stints as publisher, most recently in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts, where he also served on the executive committee of the Northampton Chamber, and boards of the Downtown Northampton Association, United Way and Amherst Cinema.

Moses said he also brings experience with multi-million-dollar budgets and all facets of operations as well as work on membership models, contract negotiations, new product development, community relations, marketing, writing, and digital innovation.

“It is thrilling to be working with Michael, who is of a similar mindset; working towards a vision of a thriving community to live, work and play,” Paige Miglio, MRCC board chairman and Milford Arts Council executive director, said.

“Businesses and non-profits have been through immeasurable challenges over the past 18 months,” Miglio added, “and it will take someone with great empathy and insight to advocate for their needs, support them in a changeable future, and stand beside them to bring our community and infrastructure back better than ever."

Since 1954, the Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce has supported and served businesses and non-profits, both large and small, throughout the City of Milford as well as businesses in Orange and West Haven.

With a recent move to a larger and more modern facility inside the CT Post Mall, the MRCC is poised to continue to see growth, just as it has throughout the pandemic, welcoming 77 new businesses since the beginning of 2020.

“My years of serving both readers and businesses as a publisher, coupled with my board service with multiple chambers and arts organizations has provided me with insight into the magnificent work that the Chamber does for its members and communities it serves,” Moses added.

brian.gioiele@hearstmediact.com