Chamber News

December 20, 2018
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Innovate 128 to celebrate entrepreneurial talent in Boston’s western suburbs

Entrepreneurs from ten area colleges and universities to compete for top honors;  Other collegiate entrepreneurs to showcase their work and progress The N2 Innovation District will play host to Innovate 128, an event to showcase the burgeoning entrepreneurial ecosystem happening at the colleges and universities in Boston’s inner western...

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December 17, 2018
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‘Hiring crisis’ is top concern entering 2019

Area business owners and hiring managers looking to attract and retain great employees may be in for some sleepless nights in 2019. That’s according to a survey of chamber members who told us that staffing would be the greatest impediment to their success in the year ahead. By...

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Needham
December 14, 2018
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Entrepreneur Robert Glazer to headline Needham Night

Serial entrepreneur and author Robert Glazer -- whose company was just named one of 2018’s Top Places to Work by the Boston Globe -- will be the guest speaker at the second annual Needham Night dinner on Jan. 30 at the Needham Sheraton. Glazer is founder and...

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December 12, 2018
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Kennedy: A younger Congress provides a ‘path forward’

Last month’s mid-term elections, weren’t just notable because of a political shift in the House of Representatives but because the new Congress will be younger and more diverse, Congressman Joseph Patrick Kennedy III told the audience at the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s annual Fall Business Breakfast on Nov. 13. ...

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Newton
December 12, 2018
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We couldn’t think of a better way to launch 2019

Each year the chamber likes to launch the new year with a cocktail party at a location most of our members have never been before. This January we’re planning a variation on that theme. By Greg Reibman Each year the chamber likes to launch the new year with...

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N2 Innovation District
November 23, 2018
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Fuller commits Newton to help address region’s housing crisis

In an effort to address the region’s worsening housing crisis, Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller has joined a coalition of 15 local mayors who are to committed to creating 185,000 new units of housing across the region by the year 2030. “We need affordable housing for people to stay...

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Newton
November 07, 2018
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Newton-Needham Chamber awarded grant to move and expand Newton Innovation Center

The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber has received a $25,000 state grant from the Massachusetts Collaborative Workspace Program to help the Newton Innovation Center (NIC) find a new home. The grant – which was awarded last week through the Baker-Polito administration through...

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November 07, 2018
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Chamber’s R.L. Tennant Award goes full circle

The Board of Directors of the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber bestowed the R.L. Tennant Award -- the chamber’s highest honor – to the son of the man that the award was originally named after. Walter F. Tennant -- the chamber’s long-time treasurer and proprietor of the R.L. Tennant...

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Newton
November 02, 2018
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Life sciences co-working incubator LabShares launches in Newton

A new office and laboratory incubator for emerging biotechnology and life science companies has just opened in Newton’s Charles River Mill District. LabShares Newton is a fully equipped incubator for early-stage research companies seeking a collaborative, cost-effective, and entrepreneurial working...

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Newton
October 30, 2018
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Where would Newton’s marijuana stores be allowed to open?

Often lost in the debate over whether or not adult-use recreational marijuana shops should operate in Newton is the fact that there aren’t very many properties where these stores can exist under the city’s proposed zoning. By Greg Reibman Often lost in the debate over...

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