Chamber News

Newton
January 16, 2020
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Mount Ida/UMass innovation space welcomes its first tenant

  The Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst in Newton is welcoming its first resident company to its newly-launched innovation and collaboration space. CoachUp, the nation’s leading private coaching provider, is relocating to the campus from its prior headquarters in Newton Upper Falls. “We’re excited to move...

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Needham / Newton
January 10, 2020
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Business owners make their case for protecting foreign-born workers

Seana Gaherin and her partner Bobby Dunn have run Dunn Gaherin’s Food & Spirits, in Newton, for 28 years, with a staff made up mainly of immigrants. And it’s this staff, who stand out for their work ethic and dedication, that have helped...

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Needham
January 08, 2020
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Workbar to bring coworking to N-Squared District

Workbar has announced plans to bring to coworking to the N-Squared Innovation District, further emphasizing the company's commitment offering its members innovative workspaces located both in the city and in suburban regions. Workbar Needham expects to have about 150 people in the space at 117 Kendrick Street ...

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Needham / Newton
January 08, 2020
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New directors enhance chamber board

The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber has elected five new members to its board for a three-year term starting in January 2020. “The board’s goal each year is to welcome a group of new directors who will enhance the skills and professional perspectives of our existing board and represent the...

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Newton
January 06, 2020
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Mandatory recycling rules could have unintended consequences

The Newton City Council is expected to consider a proposal that would make recycling mandatory for all businesses and nonprofits, with the pickups cost born by the building owners or tenants. Curbside pickup is available to Newton residents at no charge. But commercial and nonprofits properties must contract...

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Needham / Newton
January 02, 2020
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Business coalitions call for more transportation funding

In the face of a worsening transportation crisis, the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber has joined with two state-wide business coalitions in calling for more government spending to expand public transit and improve the roads. By Greg Reibman In the face of a worsening transportation crisis, the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber...

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Needham / Newton
January 01, 2020
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Deliver a powerful message about your business in 2020

The chamber’s 2020 Sponsorship Opportunities Package is ready and brimming with new and returning favorites for our annual partners to review. We’re eager to once again help your businesses or nonprofit deliver a targeted message to the chamber’s audience of committed, engaged and local professionals ...

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Needham / Newton
December 28, 2019
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Chamber accepting event proposals for 2020 workshops & seminars

Are you an experienced presenter on a business or professional development topic that would be valuable to the local business and nonprofit community? Do you have a recommendation for a great speaker or topic? Or, do you have a space that you think would be perfect to host...

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Needham
December 20, 2019
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Fitzpatrick, Madison to be featured at annual Needham Night

Needham Town Manager Kate Fitzpatrick will be honored by the chamber for her 30 years of service to the town and food entrepreneur Stacy Madison will be the guest speaker at the annual Needham Night Dinner on Jan. 29 Needham Night,...

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Needham / Newton
December 19, 2019
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Traffic, hiring top concerns in 2020

Across Greater Boston’s inner western suburbs, the most common challenges can be summed up in three words: traffic, transportation and talent. That’s according to the chamber’s annual survey, where three out of four respondents told us road congestion and inadequate public transportation would be the biggest ...

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