Company offering pro-bono social media services to non-profits

SocialMadeSimple, a fast-growing social media marketing startup located in the N-Sqaured corridor is inviting non-profit members of the Chamber to apply pro-bono social media services. The company is donating its innovative technology, advertising budgets, and employee expertise to non-profit organizations...

McGeorge honored for community leadership

Retiring Needham Bank CEO Jack McGeorge was the guest of honor at a reception sponsored by the Newton-Needham Chamber and the Residences at Wingate May 12. After nearly four decades at the helm, McGeorge is handing off the CEO role to President and Chief Operating Officer Mark Whalen but will remain as...

Newton plastic bag ban goes into effect on July 30

Newton’s “plastic bag reduction ordinance” applies to commercial entities with retail space larger than 3,500 square feet or a with at least two retail space locations under the same name within Newton that together total at least 3,500 square feet. Other exemptions apply too.  Details...

The Chamber is hiring!

The Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce is looking for an enthusiastic, people-loving, professional to assist with the operations of the chamber’s wide variety of programs and events and to help manage our busy office. The successful candidate must be a master of multitasking and organization.  Excellent...

Businesses step to support NNCC

As the Newton-Needham Chamber commemorates its 100th year of advocacy for the region’s economic and cultural vitality, one dozen local businesses have stepped up by making annual commitments to our programming. Returning once again as the Chamber’s 2015 Platinum Partner is The Village Bank, which has been...

Mayor stresses economic growth, snow removal review

Newton Mayor Setti Warren called for a review of the city’s response to this year’s unprecedented snow storms as well as a long term commitment to affordable housing, expanded transportation options and expanding the innovation economy, during his annual State of the City address March 16. “As we all know,...

Snow Storm Loan Fund

Program Will Address Pressing Need for Financial Relief for Small Businesses Impacted by Winter Weather Conditions BOSTON – In recognizing the hardship that small businesses throughout the Commonwealth have faced in recent weeks due to unprecedented snowfall and historic winter conditions, Governor Charlie...

Governor establishes Valentine’s Week

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker today declared next week to be ‘Valentine’s week,’ encouraging residents to shop and dine locally at small businesses that have been devistated from the severe weather.  Here’s the text of the governor’s proclamation Valentine’s Week...

Survey: Storms devastating for many businesses

  The three unprecedented snow storms have been financially devastating for many Newton and Needham businesses according to a survey conducted by the Newton-Needham Chamber between Feb. 10-12.   Sixty percent of the survey’s respondents said the storms have had a negative impact on their...

MassChallenge may open site in Newton

MassChallenge, the world renowned Boston-based start-up accelerator, is looking at expanding from Boston’s Innovation District into the former Health Department building in Newton Center,  The Boston Globe’s Ellen Ishkanian...

Jan. 10: Kennedy to hold Newton office hours

Congressman Joe Kennedy III will hold regional constituent office hours in Newton and Brookline on Saturday, Jan. 10. These regional office hours will continue the Congressman’s commitment to ensuring the resources of his office are accessible to all residents in the 4th District. “As we begin our second...

Jan. 8: Needham St/Highland Ave. road designs hearing

Mass DOT will present its design plans for the Needham Street/Highland Ave road design on Thurs. Jan. 8, 7 p.m. at Countryside School Auditorium, 191 Dedham St, Newton. Here is a link to Mass DOT’s Needham Street/Highland Ave presentation which was unveiled at a public meeting at Needham Town Hall in...

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