Chamber News

July 10, 2018 Likes Comments
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Newton City Councilor blocks shared parking vote

A City Councilor used a parliamentary procedure July 9 to block his colleagues from voting on a program designed to provide more parking for businesses, employers and customers in Newton’s villages. Under the city’s shared parking proposal, a business or nonprofit that has excess parking would be allowed...

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Featured / Needham / Newton
July 06, 2018 Likes Comments
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Paulette’s Ballet Studio, a Newton-Needham landmark, closes

After nearly 60 years teaching dancers in Needham and Newton, Paulette Harwood is hanging up her ballet slippers. On Friday, Paulette’s Ballet Studio held its final moving sale at its location in the Saco-Pettee Mill Building on Oak Street in Newton, a place where...

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Needham / Newton
June 25, 2018
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Local businesses show support for LGBTQ community

Newton-Needham Regional Chamber has teamed up with local organizers in Newton and Needham to bring awareness of the national human rights campaign #OpenToAll to its members and the business community at large. The effort focuses on distributing signs and stickers for store windows and logos...

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June 21, 2018
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Tournament to help fragile and vulnerable children

The chamber has chosen Walker, Inc, to be the nonprofit beneficiary of its 27th Annual Children’s Charitable Golf Tournament returning to Woodland Golf Club on Aug. 6. Each year, the chamber’s golf committee selects a different area nonprofit located in Newton or Needham whose mission includes working with children to ...

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June 21, 2018
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Chamber to salute long-time members

The chamber returns to the Newton Marriott’s pavilion along the banks of the Charles River on Thursday June 28 for our Annual Members Celebration where we’ll toast an impressive group of businesses and organizations marking significant anniversaries of chamber membership. By Lise Elcock I love that my job affords...

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June 21, 2018
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Would you like to display this sign at your business?

Recently, the Supreme Court of the United States in the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case found in favor of a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. In response to this verdict, the Human Rights Campaign...

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June 20, 2018
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Chamber opposes nurse staffing ballot question

The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s board of directors has voted to oppose a ballot question regulating nurse staffing ratios that is projected to cost more than $1.3 billion in the first year and would require Massachusetts hospitals to hire thousands of new nurses in a matter of weeks. ...

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N2 Innovation District / Newton
June 15, 2018
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Free sculpture exhibit brings together arts & business

Innovation doesn’t come just from a lab or a computer screen or an engineering bench, it emerges when people blend the arts and sciences to create something entirely new. By Chuck Tanowitz Innovation doesn’t come just from a lab or a computer screen or an engineering bench, it emerges...

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Needham / Newton
May 22, 2018
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21st century villages needed to match housing demands

Bluestone, co-author of the Greater Boston Housing Report Card and founding Dean of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern, addressed business and government leaders at the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s annual Spring Business Breakfast on May 17. By Gail Spector Meeting the housing needs of...

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Needham
May 22, 2018
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Needham Street Fair returns June 2

  Make sure to stop by Needham Center Saturday, June 2 as the Needham Street Fair returns to a renovated Town Common. Long organized by the Needham Business Association, the fair’s operation is now being coordinated by the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber, following the merger of...

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