The Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce will kick off an inaugural series of Leadership Luncheons with its first speaker luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at HSBC, 19 Post Road East.

The speaker will be Jack Gelman, managing director of Gelman & Associates LLC, Business Transformation and Regeneration Specialists. He will discuss "Building Trust in Organizations," emphasizing the importance of being authentic when working with peers, subordinates and supervisors.

Gelman, of Westport, advises CEOs of mid-size companies on strategic planning and business transformation and management of advisory boards. He is also chairman of The Executive Forum and group chairman of Vistage International, according to a release.

The luncheons, part of the chamber's educational training program, will be talks by industry leaders on topics focused on business growth. The series will continue on Oct. 10, Nov. 1, and Dec. 6, all at HSBC.

The fee for each Leadership Luncheon is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. To register or for information, call 203-227-9234 or visit