Chamber News

April 08, 2019
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Remembering Marshall Sloane, 1926-2019

The chamber is sad to report the passing of our friend, Marshall Sloane, the founder and chairman of Century Bank. ...

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Newton
April 04, 2019
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A safer and better West Newton: Village enhancements reach final approvals by city council

West Newton has long been looked at as an on-ramp to the Mass Pike, with four lanes of car traffic snaking through the village, as well as poorly coordinated traffic lights that often result in backed up traffic and a dangerous experience for pedestrians. But a multi-year project...

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March 19, 2019
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Four new directors added to chamber’s board

Four new directors will be joining the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s Board of Director in early 2019. Dan Brent’s 3-year term began in January; Kathryn Ellis, Jack Fucci and Tali Golan will start their terms effective March 1. Dan Brent is vice president of Finance and Operations ...

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March 12, 2019
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Don’t write off small private colleges

By Michael B. Alexander Media here in New England and across the country continue to shine a light on the wide range of challenges facing small, private higher education institutions. Close to home we have also witnessed the devastating impact of recent college closings. Yet despite some...

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March 11, 2019
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Restaurants and retailers sign on to Arsenal Yards

The parking lot of the former Arsenal Mall in Watertown has been turned into a construction site, but by the end of the year the first new tenants will begin opening for business. The Wilder Cos., which manages the retail space at Arsenal...

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March 10, 2019
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Chamber launches fundraising initiative to grow N-Squared Innovation District

The second round of funding aims to grow the district beyond its initial origins The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber has begun fundraising for phase two of the N-Squared Innovation District initiative. The previous fundraiser reached its goal of $345,000, exceeding its goal of $325,000. With this project the Chamber...

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Newton
March 08, 2019
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Fuller: Newton schools can handle new developments

Photo: Newton South High School Newton Public Schools will have no difficulty accommodating an influx of students even if four proposed or pending mixed-use developments are approved by the City Council, a new city-funded study shows. ...

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Needham
March 07, 2019
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Reshaping Needham’s future

By John Rufo Currently on the town’s docket of issues are three very different zoning amendment proposals that, if approved by Town Meeting this spring, stand to shape a newly diverse range of residential types and placemaking strategies in different ways. Through three newly proposed...

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March 06, 2019
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Biotech is booming in Watertown

Life science companies are increasingly choosing Watertown, with dozens of biotech companies already in town and new space being developed to make way for more. By Charlie Breitrose Life science companies are increasingly choosing Watertown, with dozens of biotech companies already in town and new...

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March 05, 2019
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Area business leaders step up to support economic vitality

The chamber is starting off 2019 with a strong foundation of support across all pillars of the business and nonprofit community: banks, hospitals, financial firms, entertainment and retail destinations, higher ed and media have all signed on to partner with the chamber. Our annual partners underwrite our events,...

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