Chamber News

August 29, 2019
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Group seeks to open adult-use marijuana dispensary

A group already approved to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Watertown now seeks to also sell its products for recreational use, too. Natural Selections (NS AJO Holdings Inc.) appeared before the Town Council’s Economic Development and Planning Committee to discuss the application. By Charlie Breitrose A group...

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August 28, 2019
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Why the suburbs have been so slow to adopt coworking

It is the fastest-growing trend in commercial real estate and is entirely remaking how employers and workers lease and use office space. Coworking is especially hot in Greater Boston, where nearly 5 million square feet of office space has been converted to flex or coworking space, including...

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August 27, 2019
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Make sure your company profile is up-to-date in time for the 2020 printed membership directory

Each year the chamber produces a printed membership directory which includes each of our 900 plus members listed by their primary business category – a valuable resource when it comes to choosing a local professional to do business with. You’ll want to make sure your business category...

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August 26, 2019
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UMass Mount Ida offering arts management and film studies interns

A new program on the UMass Amherst Mount Ida campus aims to connect nonprofit arts organizations, film production companies and other businesses with interns who are studying arts management, film studies or fine arts. The university’s new “Semester @ Mount Ida” program will give...

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August 23, 2019
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Remembering Paulette Harwood

Our community lost a dear friend last night. Paulette Harwood, who devoted nearly 60 years to teaching dancers in Needham and Newton, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday. Paulette touched the lives of generations. She was a successful and fully engaged member of our business community...

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Newton
August 21, 2019
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Boston Globe to expand news coverage in Newton

The Boston Globe has announced plans to expand news coverage in Newton as part of a new partnership with the Boston University School of Journalism. Under a pilot program starting in September, the school will devote one of its beat reporting classes to covering the city of 90,000...

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Needham
August 20, 2019
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New restaurants add to Needham’s dining diversity

Needham’s reputation as a dining destination in the western inner suburbs continues to flourish, with the opening of five new food establishments opening within weeks of each other. By Lise Elcock Needham’s reputation as a dining destination in the western inner suburbs continues to...

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August 19, 2019
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Uber, Lyft use up nearly 25 per cent

Newton residents took 1,292,503 Lyft or Uber rides in 2018, a 23 percent jump from 2017. That means a Lyft or Uber ride originated in Newton on average 3,541 times a day last year, according to figures from the state Department of Public Utilities,...

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August 19, 2019
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Dream Big! benefits from annual tournament

A foursome from Cambridge Savings Bank completed the tournament in first place at the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s 28th annual Children’s Charitable Golf Tournament, Aug. 5, at Woodland Golf Club. Placing second was a foursome from The Village Bank. A foursome hosted by Commodore Builders placed ...

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August 17, 2019
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Young Professionals Group takes the ‘work’ out of networking

The chamber’s Young Professionals Group (YPG) events are not your standard business networking mixers. At networking “happy hours” typically held the second Wednesday of every month, attendees (generally between the ages of 21 and 40) gather to build professional relationships and to take advantage...

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