Chamber News

May 21, 2020
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This morning we're asking for your help

From the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, your chamber has been working hard to provide the resources and information our local businesses and nonprofits need to navigate this unprecedented shut-down. And now - as we begin to reopen our economy - our vigilance will be even more critical. But...

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May 20, 2020
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A fix for the PPP?

Congress could vote next week on a bill that would bring more flexibility to the Paycheck Protection Program, CNN reports this morning. The Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act proposed by two legislators (one Democrat and one Republican) in the House is separate from the massive HEROES...

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May 19, 2020
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Welcome to Phase One

We’ve officially entered Phase One of Gov. Charlie Baker’s four-phase plan for re-opening the Massachusetts economy. And I’m interested in hearing your thoughts.   How do you feel about the recommendations and how does it apply to your business or nonprofit and your ability to survive or succeed? Will you...

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May 18, 2020
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The big reveal. (Plus: 17 ways to say 'forgiveness')

Ready for the big reveal? Today’s the day Gov. Charlie Baker and his Reopening Advisory Board will outline plans for reopening the state’s economy.   Yesterday at about 2 p.m., our friend Charlie Breitrose at the indy Watertown News website may have been the first to break the news...

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May 15, 2020
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Fuller asks AG to help restaurants (and other updates)

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller wants Attorney General Maura Healey to help control those pricey third-party delivery fees that are cutting restaurant profits to the bone. “Newton, like other communities, are in danger of losing the diverse range of local restaurants to the COVID-19 crisis,” Fuller wrote in a...

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May 14, 2020
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Bill Fine to retire as president and general manager of WCVB-TV

Bill Fine, only the fourth president and general manager in the history of WCVB-TV Channel 5 -- Boston's ABC affiliate, Hearst Television's flagship and the country’s most honored commercial TV station -- will retire from Hearst Television later this year. Fine concludes a career in...

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May 14, 2020
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What's not happening Monday (and other updates)

Governor Charlie Baker’s shutdown order is set to expire in four days. But it’s pretty clear that nothing is going to look or feel very different on Monday. Or Tuesday either.   Instead, the governor once again said May 18 will be the day he unveils the recommendations from his...

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May 13, 2020
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We're getting a new neighbor

We’re starting this morning with some good non-pandemic news.   Actually, two really pieces of good non-pandemic news for our region.   First, comes word from Globe columnist Jon Chesto that...

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May 12, 2020
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We learn a little more every day

As each day passes, we’re getting more insight into the state’s plans for reopening the economy. Yesterday, the Baker Administration announced a four-stage framework and new mandatory workplace safety standards. We still don’t know which industries will be allowed to open when but should know more in between...

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