Chamber News

N2 Innovation District
September 07, 2015

N2 Initiative raises $100K to explore long-term growth

The Newton-Needham Chamber has been awarded a federal grant designed to advance economic development in the section of Newton and Needham known as the N2 Innovation Corridor, U.S. Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III announced. The $50,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration has been matched with...

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N2 Innovation District / Needham / Newton
September 01, 2015

Needham Street/Highland Avenue funding secured

After decades of delays, funding to upgrade the Needham Street and Highland Avenue corridor has been approved. The decision by the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization on July 30 means funds for the $14 million renovation project will be available ...

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July 16, 2015

Golf tournament to benefit Second Step

The Second Step, a Newton-based nonprofit committed to providing support for adult and child victims of domestic violence, will be the charity beneficiary at the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce’s 24th annual  Children’s Charitable golf tournament. Each year, the Chamber selects a different local nonprofit to be the recipient of a portion...

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June 08, 2015

McGeorge honored for four decades of community leadership

Retiring Needham Bank CEO Jack McGeorge was the guest of honor at a reception sponsored by the Newton-Needham Chamber and the Residences at Wingate May 12. After nearly four decades at the helm, McGeorge is handing off the CEO role to president and Chief...

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Newton
June 01, 2015

‘Legendary Locals’ chronicles Newton’s business history

Even before Newton became one of the country’s first railroad suburbs, the town (which wasn’t incorporated as a city until 1874) housed many businesses that remain an important part of its historical fabric. Mills that sat on the Charles...

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May 06, 2015

Cash Mob organized to help spread the ‘Shop Local’ message

About 100 shoppers descended on Newton Highlands businesses on the first Saturday in May to participate in a Cash Mob, organized by the Chamber’s Shop Local Committee. “A ‘cash mob’ is like a  ‘flash mob,’ except instead of asking people to breakout into a song or dance, we asked participants...

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December 06, 2014

Santa and Charlie Baker reunite tonight!

Charlie Baker grew up in Needham so we assume he's met Santa here at some point in his life. But tonight, St. Nick and the Needham High grad will appear together for the first time since Baker was elected governor in November. Both are expected to be present at the final...

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December 03, 2014

Give Local

Today is Giving Tuesday, the annual effort designed to encourage us all to pause from the bustle of holiday shopping and celebrations and make time to support the non-profits which make our world a better place. As you consider where to donate your dollars and time this year, please don't forget...

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Needham / Newton
December 03, 2014

Get ready for Shop Local Weekend

Special events Dec. 5-7 in Newton and Needham This weekend (Fri., Dec. 5 – Sun., Dec. 7) the Newton-Needham Chamber is partnering with merchants and arts organizations on a series of Shop Local events. In Newton, the Chamber is partnering with the Newton Cultural Alliance on its 4th Annual Arts Stroll and...

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Needham
December 03, 2014

Dec. 6: Shop Needham holiday events

On Saturday December 6th, the Needham Merchants Association (sponsoring its annual stroll and entertainment), the Needham Business Association (sponsoring its annual Blue Tree Lighting), and the Community Center of Needham (sponsoring its annual entertainment and luminary parade), in conjunction with the Town of Needham, are hosting the first Needham Lights...

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