Chamber News

Newton
January 06, 2020
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Mandatory recycling rules could have unintended consequences

The Newton City Council is expected to consider a proposal that would make recycling mandatory for all businesses and nonprofits, with the pickups cost born by the building owners or tenants. Curbside pickup is available to Newton residents at no charge. But commercial and nonprofits properties must contract...

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Needham / Newton
January 02, 2020
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Business coalitions call for more transportation funding

In the face of a worsening transportation crisis, the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber has joined with two state-wide business coalitions in calling for more government spending to expand public transit and improve the roads. By Greg Reibman In the face of a worsening transportation crisis, the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber...

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Needham / Newton
January 01, 2020
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Deliver a powerful message about your business in 2020

The chamber’s 2020 Sponsorship Opportunities Package is ready and brimming with new and returning favorites for our annual partners to review. We’re eager to once again help your businesses or nonprofit deliver a targeted message to the chamber’s audience of committed, engaged and local professionals ...

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Needham / Newton
December 28, 2019
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Chamber accepting event proposals for 2020 workshops & seminars

Are you an experienced presenter on a business or professional development topic that would be valuable to the local business and nonprofit community? Do you have a recommendation for a great speaker or topic? Or, do you have a space that you think would be perfect to host...

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Needham
December 20, 2019
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Fitzpatrick, Madison to be featured at annual Needham Night

Needham Town Manager Kate Fitzpatrick will be honored by the chamber for her 30 years of service to the town and food entrepreneur Stacy Madison will be the guest speaker at the annual Needham Night Dinner on Jan. 29 Needham Night,...

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Needham / Newton
December 19, 2019
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Traffic, hiring top concerns in 2020

Across Greater Boston’s inner western suburbs, the most common challenges can be summed up in three words: traffic, transportation and talent. That’s according to the chamber’s annual survey, where three out of four respondents told us road congestion and inadequate public transportation would be the biggest ...

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Needham / Newton
December 19, 2019
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Progress on housing?

There's a glimmer of good news today on the housing front. After two years of delays, Boston Globe reporter Jon Chesto is reporting that Gov. Charlie Baker's Housing Choice bill may finally be moving forward for a vote on Beacon Hill early next year. By Greg Reibman There's a...

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December 16, 2019
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BB&N eyes property adjacent to Mount Auburn Cemetery

When the Mount Auburn Cemetery announced it will be seeking offers to purchase six acres of land in Watertown it sparked a slew of interest, including one public/private partnership. The property sits adjacent to what’s become a hot destination for life sciences companies. One of the bidders,...

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Newton
December 09, 2019
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Letter: Thank you, Newton

The 23-acre Northland Newton Development (NND) represents an aspirational opportunity to create a national model of affordable housing, environmental sustainability, historic preservation, public parks and open space, transit demand management, accessibility, and ageing in community – an opportunity to develop the largest single infusion ...

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December 03, 2019
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WIN offers up good conversation, best practices … and lunch

The Women in Networking Committee was formed early on in the chamber’s existence and has evolved into one of the most robust programming and event arms currently serving our membership. What used to be a routine gathering of women around the same function room table to listen...

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