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Needham / Newton
June 29, 2017 Likes Comments
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Fireworks in Newton and Needham

One of the great things about being in the Newton-Needham area on the July 4th weekend is that it’s possible to enjoy two nights of fireworks: Needham on Sunday and Newton on Monday. Here a rundown of the festivities in both communities: The Needham Exchange Club once...

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June 05, 2017 Likes Comments

A message from membership

By Lise Elcock On Thursday, June 29 the chamber returns to the Newton Marriott’s pavilion along the banks of the Charles River for our Annual Members Celebration, where we’ll toast a larger-than-most-years group of businesses and organizations marking significant anniversaries of chamber membership. Serving double-duty as the evening’s...

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May 30, 2017 Likes Comments
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Rockport’s new HQ is a perfect fit

By Cindy Bailen The latest in a series of articles looking at office design in the Newton-Needham region. Rockport shoes are all about combining a sense of classic with a touch of modern. That same philosophy...

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June 28, 2017
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SharkNinja opens global HQ in N2 Inno District

The latest addition to the N-Squared Innovation District officially opened June 27, as SharkNinja officially took the wraps off of its new global headquarters on A Street in Needham, around the corner from TripAdvisor and across the street from Big Belly Solar. SharkNinja had been located in several...

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N2 Innovation District / Newton
June 07, 2017

Kathryn Ellis has been appointed the Newton’s new economic development director

Ellis fills a vacancy that has been open since Nancy Hyde departed last September. "Ellis efforts in Newton will focus on furthering Newton’s innovation economy, assisting Newton’s current businesses to grow and prosper, and attracting new business to the city," said Newton Planning Director, Barney...

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June 07, 2017

‘Green’ awards in bloom at Spring Business Breakfast

BID Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital was named the 2017 Needham Green Business of the Year at the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s Spring Business Breakfast in May. Pictured from left, Development Director Kelly Wallace and Director of Faculties Ken Edwards with Needham Selectmen Chair Marianne Cooley and ...

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June 06, 2017

Age-friendliness isn’t just the right thing to do. It’s good for your bottom line.

By Marian Leah Knapp The world’s population is getting older. Acknowledging that is easy. But for business owners, knowing what to do about it is much more complex. For the first time in history there are more people in the world age 65 and over than there are those who are...

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N2 Innovation District / Newton
June 02, 2017

Newton takes steps to enhance biotech status

By Chuck Tanowitz Working with recombinant DNA — the technology used in making insulin and other biologic drugs — is common in the biotech and pharmaceutical world. So much so, that it’s now more difficult to find a lab that...

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May 31, 2017

Chamber selects 2017 scholarship recipients

  The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber has selected Newton South High School senior Maya Dennis and Needham High School senior Jillian Smith to receive the chamber’s annual student scholarships. Dennis will attend the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in the fall where she will pursue her interests of science, math and social ...

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May 26, 2017
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Summer forecast: Sunny with a 100% chance of networking

By Katherine Herer While some business associations slow down during the summer, the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber is committed to providing thoughtful programming content and a wealth of networking opportunities year-round. In fact, many of our most popular...

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