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N2 Innovation District
April 28, 2016 Likes Comments

TripAdvisor supports Kennedy bill to protect consumer reviews

Congressman Joe Kennedy III has joined Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ) in introducing the Consumer Review Fairness Act, legislation that will ensure American consumers can post honest business reviews and feedback online without fear of retribution. The legislation is in response to reports of companies using secretive “non-disparagement”...

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Needham / Newton
April 26, 2016 Likes Comments

Small Business Month programs offer something for all

May is Small Business Month and we’re celebrating all month long with programming designed to reach both businesses and consumers. We've kicked off the month a day early on Saturday, April 30 with a community shopping event in Needham and have also scheduled a full slate of...

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Needham / Newton
April 20, 2016 Likes Comments

Newton-Needham Chamber adds support to transgender anti-discrimination bill

The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber has added its name to the list of business and organizations urging the state legislature to take a favorable vote on legislation that prohibits discrimination against transgender people. The letter has also been signed by Google, the...

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N2 Innovation District / Needham / Newton
April 15, 2016 Likes Comments
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Preparing Newton and Needham to compete in the innovation economy

  by Greg Reibman   What’s the best way to nurture the innovation economy in the Newton and Needham? That’s a question our chamber has been pondering since I arrived as your president four years ago this month, and especially over the past several months, thanks to a grant from...

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Needham / Newton
April 14, 2016 Likes Comments

GE innovator to address Green Business Breakfast

A top General Electric executive, who is part of the team relocating to Boston this year, will be the featured speaker at the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s annual Green Business Breakfast on Thursday, May 19. Maryrose Sylvester is president and CEO of Current powered by GE, a first-of-its...

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Needham
April 14, 2016 Likes Comments

Needham merchants prepare for mob

  Local shoppers will be descending on downtown Needham on Saturday, April 30 to demonstrate their appreciation for the town’s retailers and restaurants. It’s all part of a “cash mob,” sponsored by the Chamber’s Shop Local and Needham Economic Development Committees in partnership with Parent Talk, the YMCA and...

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Newton
April 14, 2016 Likes Comments
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MassChallenge CEO to address Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

John Harthorne, founder and CEO of MassChallenge and a Newton resident, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Ted Mann Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, May 25 at Boston College. MassChallenge, the world’s largest start-up accelerator has just opened at office at the Newton Innovation Center...

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Needham
April 14, 2016 Likes Comments

Needham certified as BioReady

Needham has joined the list of Massachusetts communities that are BioReady, signifying a commitment and readiness to work with biotechnology companies interested in locating in these communities. The BioReady Community designation (from MassBio, the state’s industry group) signifies that a municipality has biotech and life sciences-friendly zoning, ...

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Newton
April 14, 2016 Likes Comments
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Mayor leads push to protect incentives for solar projects

Newton Mayor Setti Warren sent a letter in March to key state legislators, urging them to reject legislative proposals to reduce the value of net metering credits associated with municipal solar projects. Such reductions, he said, “could halt the development of projects now underway, and drastically curtail ...

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Newton
April 13, 2016 Likes Comments

Why businesses should pay attention to Newton’s charter reform process

By Josh Krintzman The city “charter” is like the city’s constitution. It lays out the form of government, the size of the city council and school committee, the terms of office for various offices and whether there are term limits on any offices. It also establishes and defines...

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