Legislative Advocacy

The Springfield Regional Chamber aggressively advocate on behalf of its members at the local, state and national levels. We support policies and legislation that advance economic development, strengthen business competitiveness, lower business costs, stimulate job growth and strengthen the overall economic health of the region.  We also serve as the legislative arm of the East of the River Five Town Chamber of Commerce.

Legislative Steering Committee

Our Legislative Steering Committee is comprised of businessmen and businesswomen who are members of the Chamber. This Committee has five subcommittees that perform in-depth research on specific issues: Budget and Tax Policy, Workplace Issues, Health Care, Energy, and Workforce Development and Education. These Committees identify the issues, research the issues, and recommend positions for the Chamber. The Legislative Steering Committee is further charged to educate Chamber members, solicit their input and support in advancing the legislative agenda.  As the Springfield Regional Chamber also serves as the legislative arm of the East of the River Five Town Chamber, three presentatives from that chamber serve on the Committee.

Need Help on Legislation?

Do you know of a bill that may be considered that affects your business? Or maybe you are looking for information on a particular issue? Our InstaTrac tracking software can help.

Simply contact Nancy Creed at (413) 755-1310 or creed@springfieldregionalchamber.com today to see what it can do for you!

Jeffrey Trapani



Michael Kane

Vice Chairman

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts 


Edgar Alejandro



Amy Boyer

Titeflex Commercial


Steve Bradley

The Bradley Group


Hannah Butler

Lenox/American Saw


Juan Campbell

Consolidated Health Plans, Inc.


Jennifer Connolly

Junior Achievement of Western Mass., Inc.

Workforce Development/Education Subcommittee Chair


Thomas Creed

TD Bank


Dawn Creighton

Associated Industries of Mass., Inc.


Lou Curto

Pioneer Valley Financial Group , LLC


Chris Gagnon



Elin Gaynor

Health New England


Richard Hanchett

Westfield Bank


Daniel Keenan

Sisters of Providence Health System

Budget and Taxation Subcommittee Chair


Lee Kirk

Shriners Hospitals for Children


Joseph Lawler

The Gaudreau Group


Eileen Leahy

Comcast Cable Communications, LLC


Nancy Mirkin

Florence Savings Bank - West Springfield Loan Center


Timothy Murphy

Skoler, Abbott & Presser P.C.

Workplace Issues Subcommittee Chair


E. Taylor Newton III

King & Newton, LLC

Energy Subcommittee Chair


John O'Brien

J.M. O'Brien & Company, P.C.


Steve Parastatidis



John Pedro Sr.

John Pedro Real Estate Associates


Scott Sebastian

MassMutual Financial Group


Thomas Tubman

American Energy Coalition

Healthcare Subcommittee Chair


John Weiss

Ormsby Insurance Agency Inc.


Hank Ziomek

Titeflex Commercial 


Robert Ziomek

Western New England University