Over 120 events a year.
Our events feature stunning venues, dynamic speakers and attendees from wide-ranging industries. Whether you are looking to make new connections,
build business relationships, increase your skill set, learn from industry leaders, or celebrate the vibrancy of our communities –
we have an event for your interest and schedule.
Monthly Networking Opportunities
Coffee Connects and Business After Hours are hosted by a different member each month. Consistently drawing
50-100 attendees, these casual social networking events are open to members and nonmembers and attract business professionals across all
Women in Networking Lunch Series
sells out almost every month. Guests enjoy all-inclusive lunch at some of the best restaurants
in our footprint while getting to know their chamber colleagues in an informal, relaxed setting.
The second Wednesday of every month our Yong Professionals Group
(geared towards ages 21-40) gathers to build connections at networking happy hours held at local hot spots. The events often have a fun
twist like bowling, wine tasting, or trivia.
Marquee Annual Events
Our can't-miss marquee annual
events typically draw audiences of up to 500+ local business professionals and civic leaders. Dynamic keynote speakers headline our Spring Business Breakfast
at the Needham Sheraton and Fall Business Breakfast
at the Newton Marriott where we also recognize local businesses, young
entrepreneurs and dedicated community leaders. Every April, forty local chefs showcase food and beverage offerings at Spring Seasonings: A Taste of our Towns
a guaranteed sell-out.
And, scores of Needham families come to the
Town Common to explore local business and nonprofit booths during the Spring Street Fair
, while enjoying live music, fun
activities, trolley rides and a local food court. The Fall Harvest Fair
repeats the festivities with the addition of the
Needham Farmers Market and a free pumpkin patch
Members let loose and enjoy spectacular venues at our annual New Year’s Bash
, Needham Night
, Hotel Indigo Pool Deck Party
and Annual Members Celebration
, where we honor the milestone anniversaries of our longest standing members. August features
our Children’s Charitable Golf Tournament
at Woodland Golf Club. 120+ golfers participate in the event, which benefits a member
Our educational workshops & seminars
monthly small business seminars and targeted industry specific programs designed to help owners, employers and employees develop necessary
tools to market and grow their businesses and careers. Committees like the Lawyers Council
and the Real Estate
N2 Innovation Task Force
also host networking events and
create programming related to their respective industries.
For brick-and-mortar businesses, ribbon cuttings and our Shop & Schmooze
networking drop-in series showcase local retailers to members and the community as a whole. Periodically, we join forces with other local chambers
to offer Speed Networking
, multi-chamber networking events, business
expos and other opportunities to make connections in a larger sphere.
Timely forums on key issues and community development
include candidate forums, proposed legislation, as well as traffic and infrastructure improvement plans and project updates. Speakers and panelists
often include state and municipal officials, stakeholders or industry experts.
HERE ARE SOME UPCOMING EVENTS: