Committees

Ambassadors Committee

Official welcoming and outreach group for new and ongoing members. All new members are paired with an ambassador upon joining.

Diversity & Inclusivity Committee

Creates programming designed to help our employers understand the value and path to becoming more diverse and inclusive and assists chamber leadership in making sure the chamber’s board, committee and programming reflects our region and aspirations.

Environment Committee

Promotes green initiatives and helps businesses adopt environmentally friendly practices in cost efficient ways.

Finance Committee

A sub-committee of the Board of Directors led by the chamber’s treasurer, the Finance Committee provides oversight of the chamber’s budget and financial policies.

Governance Committee

A sub-committee of the Board of Directors, the Governance Committee makes recommendations related to the board’s role, composition and by-laws. The committee nominates qualified individuals based on criteria to be elected as board members.

Lawyers Council

Organizes quarterly legal themed programming - primarily panels and workshops - to help local business professionals navigate common legal challenges.

N2 Innovation District Task Force

Steering committee of public officials, property owners, entrepreneurs, educators and business leaders. The group develops programming, marketing strategies and key initiatives for the purpose of creating a suburban destination for innovation sector companies, as well as to cultivate a live, learn, work, play culture within the area.

Needham Business Alliance

Comprised of business, civic and community leaders working together to ensure the economic and cultural vitality of Needham through awareness campaigns, strategic initiatives and events, including two street fairs.

Nonprofit Committee

Coordinates events and initiatives designed to serve the nonprofit community. Includes informal networking events, periodic guest speakers and targeted workshops. The group also seeks to build valuable and lasting partnerships between for-profit and nonprofit members of the chamber.

Real Estate Committee

Organizes real estate events and reviews/advises on trends and developments. Programs range from in-depth forums to social networking events.

Restaurant Committee

A forum for owners and managers to share information, innovative ideas and collaborate on ways to nurture our local hospitality industry.

Scholarship Committee

Reviews applications and awards two scholarships every spring to graduating high school seniors from Newton and Needham.

Women in Networking Committee

Organizes a wide variety of networking opportunities, social events, business development workshops and panel discussions. Events include the very popular members-only monthly Women in Networking lunch series as well as seminars and guest speakers on timely issues.

Young Professionals Group

Organizes events and creates opportunities for area professionals between the ages of 21-40 to make connections and grow their professional networks. The group offers career building tips from guest speakers, monthly after work networking meetups, a trivia night, and an annual charity toy drive.

 

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