Chamber Ambassadors are the official welcoming and outreach group for new and ongoing members. All new members are paired with an Ambassador upon joining.
The environment committee promotes green initiatives and helps businesses adopt environmentally friendly practices in cost efficient ways. The committee organizes the chamber’s signature spring event, the Green Business Awards Breakfast, which honors companies and organizations for adopting eco-friendly approaches to doing business.
A sub-committee of the Board of Directors led by the chamber’s treasurer, the Finance Committee provides oversight of the chamber’s budget and financial policies.
Assists the staff with the planning and execution of our annual Children's Charitable Golf Tournament.
A sub-committee of the Board of Directors, the Governance Committee makes recommendations related to the board’s role, composition and by-laws. The committee nominates qualified individuals based on criteria to be elected as board members.
Organizes quarterly legal themed programming, primarily panels and workshops to help local business professionals navigate common legal challenges.
The membership committee is a task force of marketing professionals that work with the chamber’s membership director to develop strategies to recruit and retain members, and expand the reach of the chamber’s message.
The driving force of the N2 Innovation District, this group of public officials, property owners, entrepreneurs, educators and business leaders develops programming, marketing strategies and key initiatives for creating a suburban destination for innovation sector companies, as well as to cultivate a live, learn, work, play culture within the area.
Business, civic and community leaders work together to ensure the economic and cultural vitality of Needham through events, awareness campaigns and strategic initiatives.
Coordinates events and initiatives designed to serve the non-profit community including informal networking events, and periodic guest speakers and workshops. The group also seeks to build valuable and lasting partnerships between for-profit and non-profit members of the chamber.
Organizes real estate events and reviews/advises on trends and developments. Quarterly events include networking events for those in the real estate sphere, economic outlook breakfast and other keynote speakers.
The chamber awards two scholarships annually to graduating high school seniors from Newton and Needham. Every spring, the scholarship committee reviews applications and awards the scholarships based on established criteria.
The Special Events committee plans the chamber’s marquee annual events, most notably the Annual Fall Business Breakfast and Spring Seasonings.
The Women in Networking Committee organizes a wide variety of networking opportunities, social events, business development workshops and panel discussions. Events include the very popular members-only monthly Women in Networking lunch series as well as periodic seminars and guest speakers.
The Young Professionals Group organizes events and creates opportunities for area professionals between the ages of 21-40 to make connections and grow their professional networks. The group hosts monthly after work networking meetups including a Trivia Night, Cornhole Tournament and annual toy drive.