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Blog post image- Gone fishing. Be back Aug. 10. July 31, 2020
Gone fishing. Be back Aug. 10.

No one had a clue what was going to happen when our communities shut-down in March. Including, of course, your friends at your chamber.   A big part...

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Blog post image- Here's today's update July 30, 2020
Here's today's update

If your business or nonprofit has yet to apply for one of the Paycheck Protection Program loans, you have just over a week to do...

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Blog post image- Community Colleges see enrollment spike July 29, 2020
Community Colleges see enrollment spike

With so much uncertainty surrounding reopening colleges this fall, the state’s community colleges are seeing an enrollment spike, according to the MetroWest Daily News. Their two-year programs can be...

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Blog post image- Help us identify our region's most influential business people of color July 28, 2020
Help us identify our region's most influential business people of color

Can you help us identify the most influential business people of color working in the western suburbs? This fall, in partnership with Colette Phillips Communications and...

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Blog post image- A super important vote on Beacon Hill today July 27, 2020
A super important vote on Beacon Hill today

A simple reform that could help address state’s housing crisis will finally get another shot before the House today. Housing Choice would empower communities to approve...

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Blog post image- Needham cuts liquor license fees in half to support local restaurants July 25, 2020
Needham cuts liquor license fees in half to support local restaurants

Continuing its efforts to support Needham’s local restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic, Needham’s Select Board voted July 21 evening to cut in half the annual...

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Blog post image- Must we step back to move forward? July 24, 2020
Must we step back to move forward?

Watertown’s State Senator William Brownsberger wonders if we have our priorities wrong. He’s been looking at infection rates -- and our plans to reopen schools and...

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Blog post image- Partnership to document and encourage a diverse workforce in western suburbs July 23, 2020
Partnership to document and encourage a diverse workforce in western suburbs

Today we’re announcing that the chamber has formed a strategic partnership with Colette Phillips, and her companies Colette Phillips Communications and Get Konnected!, ...

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Blog post image- Chamber announces partnership with Colette Phillips’ Get Konnected! July 22, 2020
Chamber announces partnership with Colette Phillips’ Get Konnected!

The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber is forming a strategic partnership with Colette Phillips Communications and Get Konnected! to celebrate, document and encourage a...

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Blog post image- What was worrying these owners yesterday July 22, 2020
What was worrying these owners yesterday

Every Tuesday afternoon I have the privilege of sitting in on a Zoom meeting with some of our best local restaurateurs. They’ve been meeting weekly since shortly after the...

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Blog post image- Our latest updates and events July 21, 2020
Our latest updates and events

Mixed drinks to go are finally legal in Massachusetts.   Gov. Charlie Baker signed the Senate-delayed bill yesterday afternoon, about six weeks...

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Blog post image- Something governments don't usually do: Offer to lower fees July 20, 2020
Something governments don't usually do: Offer to lower fees

From the start of this pandemic, Needham’s officials have been proactively looking for ways to help restaurants.   Back in May, weeks before the state allowed restaurants to offer...

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