Chamber News

June 26, 2020
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Chamber golf tournament to benefit Boys & Girls Club

The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber has chosen the John M. Barry Boys and Girls Club of Newton to be the nonprofit beneficiary of its 29th Annual Children’s Charitable Golf Tournament happening at Woodland Golf Club on Mon. Aug. 3. Each year, the chamber’s...

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June 26, 2020
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When companies have too much space

As companies rethink their office needs – and more employees look to keep working from home – some employers want to shrink their footprint and rent some of their space. As a result, the sublease market in Boston has hit a 10-year high, Bisnow reports.   There’s now 700,000 square...

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June 25, 2020
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Nine ways we could make a difference (actually 10)

I’d like to begin this morning by expressing my gratitude to Quincy Miller, Colette Phillips and Darryl Settles for yesterday’s engaging conversation exploring how companies, nonprofits and individuals can support racial equality and create an inclusive economy in...

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June 24, 2020
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A critical moment for today's critical conversation

We’ve reached a critical moment in our history.   Whether you are a CEO, managing partner, chief human resources officer, small business owner or mid-level manager, we have a responsibility and an opportunity to change the way...

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June 23, 2020
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It's your friendly morning update

The clock is ticking on the Paycheck Protection Program. Maybe.   The federal loan program still has billions left in unallocated funds but is set to expire one week from today (June 30) and some banks have already closed their loan portals.   Last week in the Senate, Democrats Chris Coons of...

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June 22, 2020
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BBJ to Newton & Watertown: Hurry up.

We’ve arrived at the start of the second half of Phase 2 of the state’s four-phase reopening plan. Starting today, here's what's eligible to reopen: Indoor table service at restaurants (with six feet between tables and...

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June 19, 2020
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Lots of news today

Gov. Charlie Baker told us on Monday that he will “probably have an announcement” about the start of Phase 2, Part 2, of his reopening plan by “the end of the week.” It's the end of the week.   And the governor’s next press conference is scheduled for 1 p.m....

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June 19, 2020
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Second part of Phase 2 to begin Monday

Gov. Charlie Baker announced this afternoon that the second part of Phase 2 of his reopening plan will begin this Monday June 22. Phase 2, Part 2 includes limited-capacity indoor dining (with six feet social distancing table seating, max seating size of six, no bar seating), as...

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June 18, 2020
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A new chamber resource

Need help creating a workplace that’s more diverse and inclusive? Thanks to the chamber’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, we’ve just created a new resource page we hope you’ll find helpful. If you know of a resource you think should be added to this ever-evolving list,...

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June 17, 2020
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Here's the latest

Want to really help our restaurants? Eat at off hours. That’s one of my takeaways from conversations I’ve been having this week when I asked restaurateurs how the first week of outdoor dining went. Too many folks want a reservation for 7 p.m. But with limited seats available...

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