Chamber News

Newton
April 11, 2016

What last night's Austin Street vote means for Newtonville and Newton

Last night, Newton's Board of Aldermen approved the proposed mixed use project at 28 Austin Street. The Newton-Needham Chamber enthusiastically supported this project because we believe it will bring needed economic vitality to Newtonville and Newton, provide...

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Newton
April 08, 2016

New initiative targets energy, cost savings

A new initiative designed to help businesses save energy and money has just been launched in Newton and will soon expand into Needham. Newton Business Energy Savers (NBE$) will provide cost-effective, turn-key, energy efficiency and fuel savings services to small businesses and non-profits. NBE$ has set an ambitious...

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Needham / Newton
March 01, 2016

Scholarship Opportunity for Newton/Needham High School Seniors

Scholarship Opportunity for Newton/Needham High School Seniors The Newton-Needham Chamber is now accepting applications for a 2016 chamber scholarship. The scholarship recognizes outstanding high school seniors residing in Newton or Needham or attending a Newton or Needham high school who will be attending ...

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Needham
February 01, 2016

Downtown Improvement Project: Information Session February 23rd

The Town of Needham is sponsoring an information session at Powers Hall, Needham Town Hall at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 23rd for local business and property owners about the Downtown Improvement Project expected to begin in the summer of 2016. The Downtown Improvement...

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Newton
January 04, 2016

Newton gets AAA bond rating from both Moody’s, S&P

In January, Newton became one of an elite number of communities to receive a AAA-Stable bond rating from both Moody’s Investors Service and Standard and Poor. In their report, Standard and Poor’s highlighted the very strong economy, strong management, strong budgetary performance, very strong...

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Newton
January 01, 2016

MassChallenge chooses Newton for first-in-state expansion

MassChallenge, the world-renowned Boston-based start-up accelerator, is opening a satellite operation in Newton this October in collaboration with the Cambridge Innovation Center and the City of Newton. The Newton Corner location will be MassChallenge’s first expansion in Massachusetts outside of Boston’s Innovation District. The...

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N2 Innovation District
December 24, 2015

N2 Corridor Initiative

With increasing rents and growing congestion in Boston and Cambridge, companies are looking for alternative locations. As part of the N² initiative, which promotes the Needham Street Corridor as a destination for technology companies, start-ups, and other innovators, the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce created...

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December 18, 2015

What would you place in a time capsule to be opened in 100 years?

At the Newton-Needham Chamber’s 100th Annual Achievement Breakfast we asked attendees to suggest items that could go in a time capsule to be opened on the Chamber’s 200th anniversary in 2115. Here are some of the many suggestions: Photos of each of our village...

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N2 Innovation District
December 10, 2015

N2 Strategic planning underway

By Jim Damicis and Catherine Renault This summer the Newton-Needham Chamber was awarded a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to advance economic development in the N2 Innovation Corridor. Today, the project is underway, and Camoin Associates is pleased to be working with your chamber, the City...

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December 01, 2015

New ‘Shop and Schmooze’ series spotlights local merchants

The Chamber has launched a new monthly Shop & Schmooze series of events to be held at chamber-member businesses in the Newton Needham area. Each event is designed to spotlight a different local retailer while also providing an opportunity for networking. The inaugural Shop...

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