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Needham / Newton
January 17, 2017 Likes Comments
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One Bridge Down, One to Go!

With the recent reopening of Cook’s Bridge linking Newton’s Elliot Street with Needham’s Central Avenue, a plan to repair a second bridge over the Charles River linking the two communities has now moved forward for consideration. Last fall, Newton and Needham residents formed...

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Featured / N2 Innovation District
November 02, 2016 Likes Comments
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Northland unveils new vision for N-Squared Inno District

In the parking lot outside of the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber Offices on Needham Street, Northland Development Corporation recently unveiled a vision that will transform 27 acres of outdated buildings and windswept asphalt into a thriving village that has the power to remake the N2 Innovation District. ...

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Featured
September 29, 2016 Likes Comments

Jeffery named GM at Sheraton Needham

Mark Jeffery has been named general manager of the Sheraton Needham Hotel in Needham. A 30-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Jeffery will be responsible for overall operations of the 247-key hotel, leading a team of 110 on-site associates in the heart of the...

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Featured
July 15, 2016 Likes Comments

Newton Nexus to bring grocery store, other amenities, to Needham Street

Crosspoint Associates broke ground in late June on a new mixed-used development at the former TripAdvisor site on Needham Street called Newton Nexus.   Newton Nexus will transform three vacant office buildings into a 143,000 square foot community-oriented retail destination, including a grocery store, restaurants...

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January 13, 2017 Likes Comments
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Washington Place project will enhance our economic and cultural vitality

The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber enthusiastically supports the proposed mixed use project at Washington Place.   Washington Place will contribute substantially towards the revitalization of Newtonville; bringing new customers and vitality to our village merchants and restaurants and...

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January 13, 2017 Likes Comments

N-Squared Innovation District fundraising effort builds momentum

Latest Organizations to join the effort include the City of Newton, Boston Realty Advisors and William James College The fundraising effort to brand the N2 Innovation District is already gaining momentum with significant contributions from the City ...

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Newton
January 12, 2017 Likes Comments
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Rockport opens new global HQ in West Newton

Footwear maker the Rockport Group officially celebrated its move to Newton on Jan. 12 with the opening of its stunning new global headquarters in West Newton.   The move comes nearly 18 months after the company...

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N2 Innovation District
January 11, 2017 Likes Comments

Chamber launches major effort to build and promote the N-Squared Innovation District

Fundraising Campaign is One of a Number of Key Moves to Build and Promote the District Newton-Needham MA, January 11, 2017 – The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber, today announced it has taken major steps toward building, establishing and promoting the N2 Innovation ...

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December 30, 2016 Likes Comments

We won't forget our old or these new acquaintances

As we close out our 101st year serving the region's businesses and non-profits we want to thank you, our members and our sponsors, for another fantastic year.We deeply value your continued support, participation and friendship. We also want to extend a special welcome to...

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December 27, 2016 Likes Comments

Meet 2016's Super-Networkers

  Here's this year's list of our members who attended the most chamber events in 2016 1.Bunny Aronson (Aronson Insurance Agency) - 34 (events attended) 2.Susana Brown (J. Hilburn Men's Clothier) - 29 3.Pam Fisher (Construction Coordinators) - 26 4.Michelle DeSimone (Needham Bank) - 25 5.Peter Smith (Green Newton) -...

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December 20, 2016 Likes Comments

Women in Networking Committee: Making strides in health, work and life balance

By Melanie Jones The chamber’s Women in Networking Committee was formed to foster and support women in business. As a committee we focused this past year on programs that were educational, empowering, and supportive of women in the workplace. We had four successful events, two...

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December 08, 2016 Likes Comments
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Annual Holiday Party 1/11/2017

Reunite with chamber colleagues, make new connections and celebrate the new year in style! Mount Ida’s stunning 100-year old Shaw Center will overflow with festive hors d’oeuvres, live music and seasonal décor to set the stage for our first big networking bash of 2017.   Join us on Wed....

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December 07, 2016 Likes Comments

N2’s hidden gems-small independent businesses make the district unique

By Gail Spector The N2 Innovation District is gaining recognition as the home of well-known companies like TripAdvisor, CyberArk, PTC and Big Belly Solar. But innovation in the area is not limited to technology-oriented companies. N2 is also dotted with hidden gems employing unusual business models, ...

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