Chamber News

Needham / Newton
December 28, 2019
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Chamber accepting event proposals for 2020 workshops & seminars

Are you an experienced presenter on a business or professional development topic that would be valuable to the local business and nonprofit community? Do you have a recommendation for a great speaker or topic? Or, do you have a space that you think would be perfect to host...

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Needham
December 20, 2019
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Fitzpatrick, Madison to be featured at annual Needham Night

Needham Town Manager Kate Fitzpatrick will be honored by the chamber for her 30 years of service to the town and food entrepreneur Stacy Madison will be the guest speaker at the annual Needham Night Dinner on Jan. 29 Needham Night,...

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Needham / Newton
December 19, 2019
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Traffic, hiring top concerns in 2020

Across Greater Boston’s inner western suburbs, the most common challenges can be summed up in three words: traffic, transportation and talent. That’s according to the chamber’s annual survey, where three out of four respondents told us road congestion and inadequate public transportation would be the biggest ...

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Needham / Newton
December 19, 2019
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Progress on housing?

There's a glimmer of good news today on the housing front. After two years of delays, Boston Globe reporter Jon Chesto is reporting that Gov. Charlie Baker's Housing Choice bill may finally be moving forward for a vote on Beacon Hill early next year. By Greg Reibman There's a...

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December 16, 2019
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BB&N eyes property adjacent to Mount Auburn Cemetery

When the Mount Auburn Cemetery announced it will be seeking offers to purchase six acres of land in Watertown it sparked a slew of interest, including one public/private partnership. The property sits adjacent to what’s become a hot destination for life sciences companies. One of the bidders,...

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Newton
December 09, 2019
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Letter: Thank you, Newton

The 23-acre Northland Newton Development (NND) represents an aspirational opportunity to create a national model of affordable housing, environmental sustainability, historic preservation, public parks and open space, transit demand management, accessibility, and ageing in community – an opportunity to develop the largest single infusion ...

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December 03, 2019
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WIN offers up good conversation, best practices … and lunch

The Women in Networking Committee was formed early on in the chamber’s existence and has evolved into one of the most robust programming and event arms currently serving our membership. What used to be a routine gathering of women around the same function room table to listen...

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Newton
December 03, 2019
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Northland approved (but it’s too soon to celebrate)

I come with good news. But also, potentially, some disturbing news. Last night, the Newton City Council approved Northland's proposed mixed-use project, 17-7. This project -- the result of more than three years of discussions and tough negotiations between city leaders, neighbors, civic groups, housing ...

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December 02, 2019
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Chamber launches targeted affinity spheres

Chamber members who work in health and wellness, digital marketing, or education have a new avenue for networking and finding referrals, thanks to the creation of three new targeted affinity groups. These affinity spheres, led by fellow chamber members, offer a consistent opportunity to make connections, tackle common...

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