April 30: Meet the governor candiates

All of the declared 2014 candidates for Massachusetts Governor, regardless of political affiliation, have been invited to participate in this forum. Each candidate will be asked to speak about the role and impact of small business in the economic development of Massachusetts and their vision for supporting...

Newton Robotics Team headed to World Championships

By Chuck Tanowitz The LigerBots, the combined Newton North/ Newton South FIRST Robotics Team is headed to the World Championships next week. This is an amazing opportunity for the team of high schoolers who designed and built their own robot to compete this year Now they need the financial support of the...

Casino Night was a wheel lot of fun

 By Samantha Smithers ​ The Newton-Needham Chamber’s Casino Night presented by the Chamber’s Young Professionals Group returned to Mr. Sid in Newton Centre Wednesday April 6, drawing more than 100 guests and raising money for the Newton Cultural Alliance During the event, professional dealers kept the games...

Tech Internship opportunities

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has joined with MassTech Collaborative to create the Mass Tech Intern Partnership to connect talented college students and recent college graduates to internships in the state’s dynamic technology sector.   Any company in Massachusetts’ digital technology sector...

The fall and rise of the travel agent

By Stephen Jermanok   In 1990, I left my job as a broker in Manhattan, booked an open-ended ticket to the South Pacific, New Zealand, and Australia and wrote my first travel story, “Dining with the Descendants of Cannibals on a Fijian Island” for the Miami Herald. It would prove to be start of a career...

April 16: Regulatory Fairness Forum for Small Business

A forum for small business owners to discuss federal regulations, compliance audits, regulatory fines, and enforcement actions impacting small businesses. Please join the Office of the National Ombudsman for a dialogue on the regulatory challenges faced by start-ups, early-stage ventures, and other members...

Steinburg named Breakfast at Fenway speaker

Boston Red Sox marketing guru Dr. Charles Steinberg will be the guest speaker at the Chamber’s second annual Breakfast At Fenway on Friday, June 13. Steinberg has been responsible for the fan experience at Fenway Park and in the community and has also worked with the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres...

To our members: Update your profile

By Lise Elcock By now each of our members should have received information from the Chamber regarding our transition to a new database management vendor. ChamberMaster will offer easier online event registration and many back end improvements for member record management. Each and every member now has the...

Streamlining proposal moves to Needham Town Meeting

By Devra G. Bailin, Economic Development Director In the summer of 2012, the Downtown Subcommittee of the Council of Economic Advisors (“CEA”), a committee established by the Board of Selectmen to evaluate Town-wide economic conditions and make recommendations to promote and encourage new and existing...

AIM: Freeze Unemployment Insurance rates now

Associated Industries of Massachusetts is calling upon Bay State employers to send a message to the Legislature – freeze Unemployment Insurance rates now.   Lawmakers must act quickly to avert a catastrophic 33 percent, $500 million automatic UI tax rate increase that took effect on January 1. State...

Sen. Warren announces Mass. Business Matchmaker event

Event Flyer; Event Agenda On Monday, March 24th at Roxbury Community College, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren will host a “Mass. Business Matchmaker” event for local small businesses, government agencies, and government contractors to identify partnership opportunities. The event is being...

Green businesses awards nomination deadline extended to March 19

The Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominees for its annual Green Business Awards.    To qualify, a business must be based in either Newton or Needham and have 1) made significant progress in reducing energy, or other environmental strategies toward sustainability 2) or supplies green...

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