Chamber News

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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April 11, 2016

Newton-Needham Chamber's New Year's Celebration at TripAdvisor

The Newton-Needham Chamber would like to send a big thank you to our host, TripAdvisor Global HQ for hosting all of our members at last night's New Year Celebration. And a big thank you to all who were in attendence at last night's Celebration. Thank you for...

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April 11, 2016

Newton-Needham Chamber elects Rachel Hillman to serve as board chair and Chris Teachout to serve as first vice chair

The Newton-Needham Chamber Board of Directors has elected Rachel Hillman as its new chair effective Jan. 1, 2016. Hillman is the owner of Hillman Homes, a boutique real estate firm helping buyers, sellers, renters and investors in Newton, Needham and surrounding ...

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Newton
April 11, 2016
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Austin St. project offers hope for smart growth advocates

By Amy Dain Late last year, when Newton’s Board of Aldermen voted 17-6 to approve a four-story mixed-use development at 28 Austin St. in Newtonville, it was seen as a hard-won victory for Mayor Setti Warren and a developer who...

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April 11, 2016

Food truck proposal would drastically alter rules in Needham

A citizens' petition has been filed for May's annual Town Meeting which would revise Needham's food truck by-law to allow food trucks in Needham Center (adjacent to the Town Common) and Needham Heights (adjacent to Avery Square Common). Food trucks are presently allowed only in designated areas...

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