Chamber News

Newton
April 14, 2016
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Mayor leads push to protect incentives for solar projects

Newton Mayor Setti Warren sent a letter in March to key state legislators, urging them to reject legislative proposals to reduce the value of net metering credits associated with municipal solar projects. Such reductions, he said, “could halt the development of projects now underway, and drastically curtail ...

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Newton
April 13, 2016

Why businesses should pay attention to Newton’s charter reform process

By Josh Krintzman The city “charter” is like the city’s constitution. It lays out the form of government, the size of the city council and school committee, the terms of office for various offices and whether there are term limits on any offices. It also establishes and defines...

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Newton
April 13, 2016
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Newton Innovation Center now open

On April 6, the Newton Innovation Center held its opening launch event at the Social Restaurant & Bar. The NIC is a three-way collaboration between MassChallenge, the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), and the City of Newton. The NIC is a start-up...

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April 13, 2016

Help clean up the Charles

The chamber’s Young Professional Group is looking for volunteers to join in for the annual Charles River Cleanup at the iconic Echo Bridge at Hemlock Gorge on Saturday April 30 from 9 a.m. to noon.   The Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup brings together over 3,000...

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April 13, 2016

Internship stipends available for tech companies

The MassTech Intern Partnership is accepting applications for summer 2016 intern stipends. With support from the Baker-Polito Administration and the Massachusetts legislature, the MTIP program provides stipends to digital technology companies that are starting and scaling-up across Massachusetts so that they might hire more...

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April 13, 2016

Fed economist to address Chamber

Dr. Mary Burke, a senior economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, will be returning to offer the Fed's perspective on the region’s economy in 2016 and how current trends may impact commercial development in our region. Burke’s presentation will be held at the PTC, 140...

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Newton
April 13, 2016

Newton theater to be renovated, re-opened

A plan to restore the Turtle Lane Playhouse in Auburndale has been approved by the Newton City Council, despite some objections from abutters and councilors who objected to the overall project and design. Developer Stephen Vona has been trying for more than two years to renovate the...

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April 11, 2016

Announcing our 2016 partners

By Lise Elcock   Each year, several member businesses and nonprofits come on board as Annual Partners of our chamber, providing significant and secure funding for all we do. From the highest tier...

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April 11, 2016

BID-Needham’s Sherman joins Chamber board

The Newton-Needham Chamber has elected Samantha Sherman, the Chief Development and External Relations Officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham, to a three-year term on its board of directors. “Sam Sherman brings energy, passion and tremendous skill as a communicator and fundraiser to our board,”...

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April 11, 2016
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Looking ahead to a busy 2016

By Katherine Herer With over one hundred events, 2015 was the Newton-Needham Chamber’s busiest year ever and we’re not showing any signs of slowing down this year. Thanks to the work of our chamber committees, new monthly networking series that launched last year and a multitude of educational workshops and other ...

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