Chamber News

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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Newton
April 14, 2016
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MassChallenge CEO to address Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

John Harthorne, founder and CEO of MassChallenge and a Newton resident, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Ted Mann Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, May 25 at Boston College. MassChallenge, the world’s largest start-up accelerator has just opened at office at the Newton Innovation Center...

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Needham
April 14, 2016

Needham certified as BioReady

Needham has joined the list of Massachusetts communities that are BioReady, signifying a commitment and readiness to work with biotechnology companies interested in locating in these communities. The BioReady Community designation (from MassBio, the state’s industry group) signifies that a municipality has biotech and life sciences-friendly zoning, ...

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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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