Chamber News

August 17, 2018
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Did you see what the BBJ wrote about us?

The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber is now among the state’s largest; moving for the first time onto the Boston Business Journal’s top-10 largest chamber list. “Bucking the trend reported by the majority of the organizations on this year’s BBJ list of the ‘Largest Chambers of...

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N2 Innovation District / Newton
August 17, 2018
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Northland unveils vision for Needham Street

Northland Investment Corporation has officially unveiled its plan to transform a significant portion of Needham Street in the N-Squared Innovation District into 28 acres of residential, retail and office space. The special permit application was filed with the city in August.If approved by the Newton City ...

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N2 Innovation District / Needham
August 17, 2018
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NBCU media center breaks ground

  NBCUniversal has broken ground on its $125 million, 160,000 square foot facility. The company says it's the largest investment ever made to build out a broadcast facility by a media company in Greater Boston. When it opens in the fall of 2019, the NBCUniversal...

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Newton
August 15, 2018
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Shared parking program coming to Newton

A program designed to provide more parking for businesses, employers and customers in Newton’s villages and commercial districts will be rolled out city-wide this fall. Under Newton’s shared parking pilot program, a business or nonprofit that has excess parking would be allowed to rent parking through an app...

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August 07, 2018
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BID-Needham team wins chamber golf tournament

  A foursome from Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Needham took home first place at the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s 27th Annual Children’s Charitable Golf Tournament, Aug. 6, at Woodland Golf Club. Despite scorching temperatures in the upper 90s heat, the event featured 120 golfers to...

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Newton
August 07, 2018
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The Newton Innovation Center readies for version 2.0

Two years after the opening of the Newton Innovation Center, the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber is joining an effort to expand the NIC’s operation, with a goal of eventually finding a larger location for the startup-friendly collaborative workspace. Located at the former Newton Corner...

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July 10, 2018
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Newton City Councilor blocks shared parking vote

A City Councilor used a parliamentary procedure July 9 to block his colleagues from voting on a program designed to provide more parking for businesses, employers and customers in Newton’s villages. Under the city’s shared parking proposal, a business or nonprofit that has excess parking would be allowed...

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Needham / Newton
July 06, 2018
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Paulette’s Ballet Studio, a Newton-Needham landmark, closes

  After nearly 60 years teaching dancers in Needham and Newton, Paulette Harwood has hung up her ballet slippers. Harwood closed her Paulette’s Ballet Studio at the Saco Pettee Mill Building on Oak Street in Newton in July, a place where Harwood taught generations of young dancers to move...

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Needham / Newton
June 25, 2018
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Local businesses show support for LGBTQ community

Newton-Needham Regional Chamber has teamed up with local organizers in Newton and Needham to bring awareness of the national human rights campaign #OpenToAll to its members and the business community at large. The effort focuses on distributing signs and stickers for store windows and logos...

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June 21, 2018
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Tournament to help fragile and vulnerable children

The chamber has chosen Walker, Inc, to be the nonprofit beneficiary of its 27th Annual Children’s Charitable Golf Tournament returning to Woodland Golf Club on Aug. 6. Each year, the chamber’s golf committee selects a different area nonprofit located in Newton or Needham whose mission includes working with children to ...

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