Chamber News

June 19, 2019
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Business leaders get smart on transportation funding

As our transit infrastructure ages and capital investment lags, events like this will become more common and their impacts more dramatic. So what’s the solution? Source: Kendall Square Association On Tuesday, June 11th at 6:00 am a red line train at JFK/UMass Station derailed, and much of the Massachusetts...

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June 18, 2019
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Why N-Squared needs Northland

Over the past four years, the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber, in partnership with the City of Newton and the Town of Needham, has embarked on an effort to attract innovation economy businesses, entrepreneurs and employees to two-square miles of office parks and retail corridors near the Charles River ...

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June 17, 2019
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New parking meters, tiered pricing looked at in Watertown

New parking strategies are being considered in hopes of making Watertown’s two main business districts – Watertown Square and Coolidge Square – more attractive to shoppers, diners and workers. A parking study presented by consultants from Stantec found that Watertown has enough parking in those areas. However, ...

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Needham / Newton
June 14, 2019
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Independent merchants to be honored June 27

Locally-owned retail and restaurant owners will be honored at the Newton Needham Regional Chamber’s Annual Members Celebration, on June 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Newton Marriott Hotel. “Whether it’s a retail shop, salon, pub or family restaurant, we’ll be highlighting the hard work and commitment of...

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June 14, 2019
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Watertown requesting more liquor licenses from state

On May 14, the Town Council approved an effort to request more liquor licenses for Watertown from the state legislature, but not everyone on the board supported the idea. The request for 15 additional liquor licenses came after a request from the representatives of Arsenal Yards. The...

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Newton
June 13, 2019
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Kathryn Ellis to leave city for UMass Amherst Innovation Institute

Newton Economic Development Director Kathryn Ellis has been named director of the Innovation Institute (UMII) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and will head offices in Amherst and a new office at the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst in...

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Newton
June 07, 2019
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Opening for the sculpture on Newton’s Upper Falls Greenway happening on June 13

The N2 Innovation District, in partnership with Studios Without Walls, will launch its 2019 sculpture exhibit on June 13 with a neighborhood celebration filled with art, fun, food, music and activities. The celebration runs from 4:30 p.m. through 7 p.m....

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Newton
June 04, 2019
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Susan Paley honored as 2019 Unsung Heroine by Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

Susan Paley, vice president of community relations at The Village Bank, has been honored by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) as a 2019 Unsung Heroine. Paley, who was nominated by State Representative Kay Khan, was selected for devoting her time, experience, and knowledge...

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Newton
May 29, 2019
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Newton considering new recycling rules and paper bag fees

The Newton City Council will be considering a proposal that would require commercial property owners and some condo associations who rely on private waste haulers to begin collecting recycling. State laws prohibit recyclable materials from being disposed of as trash. Yet, there are a significant number of businesses...

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May 23, 2019
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Getting the max out of your membership

We want to help our members make the chamber work for their business/organization. As a new member, your membership starts immediately after you receive a welcome letter from Membership Director Lise Elcock that highlights many benefits and resources the chamber offers … but it doesn’t stop there. By...

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