Chamber News

August 01, 2019
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Staples to bring coworking, marketing services to N-Squared District

The Staples store on Highland Ave. in Needham is about to undergo a major renovation; adding coworking, a classroom, new print and marketing services and even a podcast studio to the gateway of the N2 Innovation District. Staples Studio, the company’s co-working concept currently...

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July 30, 2019
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Golf tourney to help empower girls and young female athletes

The chamber has chosen Dream Big! to be the nonprofit beneficiary of its 28th Annual Children’s Charitable Golf Tournament happening at Woodland Golf Club on Mon. Aug. 5. Each year, the chamber’s golf committee selects a different local nonprofit located in Newton or Needham whose mission includes working with children...

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Newton
July 26, 2019
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Meals tax added to state's tax-free holiday

For the first time, state and local meals taxes will be included as part of Massachusetts annual sales tax free holiday on weekend of Aug. 17 and 18, 2019. Meals, and non-alcoholic beverages served with meals, will be exempt from the sales tax on Aug. 17 and...

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June 26, 2019
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Housing shortage seen as a drag on the region's economic growth

Massachusetts is a global leader in life sciences and technology. It’s home to many of the world’s best colleges and universities and one of the nation’s best K-12 education system.Businesses large and small are adding employment and innovating every day. But everywhere Gov. Baker’s economic development ...

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June 25, 2019
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Possible developments on Watertown’s horizon

The development boom in Watertown shows no sign of waining, as developers continue to approach town officials with redevelopment possibilities. The most popular use for the new developments is lab and office space for life science firms, said Steve Magoon, the assistant Town Manager and director of the...

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June 24, 2019
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Chamber announces 2019 scholarship recipients

Yahni Lapa and Mia Rosengard have been awarded scholarships from the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber. Lapa is a graduating senior at Newton North High School and will attend Brandeis University in fall 2019. During her youth, Lapa’s family experienced challenging financial and personal hardships. Rather...

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June 19, 2019
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Business leaders get smart on transportation funding

As our transit infrastructure ages and capital investment lags, events like this will become more common and their impacts more dramatic. So what’s the solution? Source: Kendall Square Association On Tuesday, June 11th at 6:00 am a red line train at JFK/UMass Station derailed, and much of the Massachusetts...

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June 18, 2019
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Why N-Squared needs Northland

Over the past four years, the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber, in partnership with the City of Newton and the Town of Needham, has embarked on an effort to attract innovation economy businesses, entrepreneurs and employees to two-square miles of office parks and retail corridors near the Charles River ...

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June 17, 2019
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New parking meters, tiered pricing looked at in Watertown

New parking strategies are being considered in hopes of making Watertown’s two main business districts – Watertown Square and Coolidge Square – more attractive to shoppers, diners and workers. A parking study presented by consultants from Stantec found that Watertown has enough parking in those areas. However, ...

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Needham / Newton
June 14, 2019
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Independent merchants to be honored June 27

Locally-owned retail and restaurant owners will be honored at the Newton Needham Regional Chamber’s Annual Members Celebration, on June 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Newton Marriott Hotel. “Whether it’s a retail shop, salon, pub or family restaurant, we’ll be highlighting the hard work and commitment of...

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