Chamber News

August 31, 2020
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Town of Needham, Chamber partner on ‘shop local’ banner campaign

The Town of Needham, with support from the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber, is urging the public to keep their dollars local and shop and dine safely through a new downtown banner campaign. ...

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August 28, 2020
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Don’t be the person who ‘meant to, but never got around to it.’

Will anyone at your business or nonprofit be included in our list of the 50 Most Influential Business People of Color in Greater Boston’s western suburbs? The nomination deadline for this project (which will be celebrated with a print publication and a virtual event) is Sept. 4 … one week from...

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August 27, 2020
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A message from the chamber's virtual intern

While finishing my senior year at Newton South High School, I started an internship with the chamber in an attempt to narrow down what I might want to do in the future. I was initially interested in interning at the chamber because I would be involved with...

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August 27, 2020
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Here's a stimulus idea from across the pond

The British government has launched a program designed to help restaurants and everyone else struggling from a deep recession: Half price meals.   ...

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August 26, 2020
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And the $2 million dollar slogan is...

“Put your money where your heart is.” That’s the slogan that will be front and center in a $2 million ad campaign encouraging Massachusetts’ residents to shop, dine out and travel at local stores and destinations.   Gov. Charlie Baker announced the program yesterday. It will launch...

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August 25, 2020
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The Globe's message to Newton

The Boston Globe's editorial board is challenging us to follow our better angels. Will we listen?   In an editorial Sunday, “Tear down this paper wall, Newton,” editors urged the Newton City Council to “correct a historic mistake” by overhauling the zoning rules that “for almost a century, have outlawed...

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August 21, 2020
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End of an era for your chamber

For nearly two decades, your chamber has been located in a small, admittedly unimpressive, two-story building on Needham Street. Folks with long memories will remember it as the Good Vibrations building (the record store, not the present-day “sex-positive retailer”). Up until very recently we told everyone looking for...

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August 20, 2020
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How bad is it? Here's some numbers

It's bad out there for most of our mom and pop retailers. I didn’t have to tell you that.   But this morning I can tell you just how bad it is, thanks to the Retailers Association of Massachusetts which shared results of a statewide survey with...

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August 19, 2020
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Just two weeks to get in your nominations

There's just over two weeks left to nominate someone for our list of the 50 Most Influential Business People of Color in Boston's Greater Suburbs. Our goal is to showcase the individuals and employers who are making a positive contribution to the economic and social fabric of our west suburban businesses ...

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August 19, 2020
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Pandemic doesn't stop golf tournament

Even with players in masks and social distancing protocols in place, the chamber’s 29th annual Children’s Charitable Golf Tournament on August 3rd at the Woodland Golf Club in Newton continued its sold out streak and was once again able to successfully support a member...

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