Chamber News

Newton
May 26, 2016

Newton: Wealthiest city in the Northeast

A recent study of wealth in more than 400 U.S. cities in America found that Newton was No. 1 in the northeast. The websiteNerdWallet analyzed the median household income and percent of homes without a mortgage, the monthly median home...

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Needham / Newton
May 20, 2016
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Area businesses honored for their commitment to sustainability at Chamber’s Green Business Breakfast

Four area businesses and three non-profits were honored for their efforts to reduce their carbon footprints while also reducing operating costs at the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s ninth annual Green Business Breakfast, May 19 at the Boston Marriott Newton. Top honors went to TripAdvisor in recognition of the...

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Needham / Newton
May 03, 2016

Chamber unveils new website

This week the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber is officially unveiling a newly designed website. The chamber partnered with, Champ Internet Solutions -- a chamber member since 2009 located in the Charles River Mill District -- on the site’s new design and functionality. “We’ve asked Champ to create a site that...

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Needham / Newton
May 03, 2016

Closures to begin next week for Central Avenue/Elliot Street bridge

The project to restore the failing bridge connecting Central Ave in Needham and Elliot Street in Newton will begin the week of May 9 -- resulting in occasional closures and/or lane closures as soon as next week and a complete closure for several months starting in mid-July. The...

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N2 Innovation District
April 28, 2016

TripAdvisor supports Kennedy bill to protect consumer reviews

Congressman Joe Kennedy III has joined Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ) in introducing the Consumer Review Fairness Act, legislation that will ensure American consumers can post honest business reviews and feedback online without fear of retribution. The legislation is in response to reports of companies using secretive “non-disparagement”...

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Needham / Newton
April 26, 2016

Small Business Month programs offer something for all

May is Small Business Month and we’re celebrating all month long with programming designed to reach both businesses and consumers. We've kicked off the month a day early on Saturday, April 30 with a community shopping event in Needham and have also scheduled a full slate of...

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Needham / Newton
April 20, 2016

Newton-Needham Chamber adds support to transgender anti-discrimination bill

The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber has added its name to the list of business and organizations urging the state legislature to take a favorable vote on legislation that prohibits discrimination against transgender people. The letter has also been signed by Google, the...

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Preparing Newton and Needham to compete in the innovation economy

  by Greg Reibman   What’s the best way to nurture the innovation economy in the Newton and Needham? That’s a question our chamber has been pondering since I arrived as your president four years ago this month, and especially over the past several months, thanks to a grant from...

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Needham / Newton
April 14, 2016

GE innovator to address Green Business Breakfast

A top General Electric executive, who is part of the team relocating to Boston this year, will be the featured speaker at the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s annual Green Business Breakfast on Thursday, May 19. Maryrose Sylvester is president and CEO of Current powered by GE, a first-of-its...

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Needham
April 14, 2016

Needham merchants prepare for mob

  Local shoppers will be descending on downtown Needham on Saturday, April 30 to demonstrate their appreciation for the town’s retailers and restaurants. It’s all part of a “cash mob,” sponsored by the Chamber’s Shop Local and Needham Economic Development Committees in partnership with Parent Talk, the YMCA and...

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