Chamber News

December 01, 2015

New ‘Shop and Schmooze’ series spotlights local merchants

The Chamber has launched a new monthly Shop & Schmooze series of events to be held at chamber-member businesses in the Newton Needham area. Each event is designed to spotlight a different local retailer while also providing an opportunity for networking. The inaugural Shop...

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N2 Innovation District
November 05, 2015

Steele and Tanowitz receive chamber’s highest honor

Chuck Tanowitz and Chris Steele were presented with the Newton-Needham Chamber’s prestigious RL Tennant Award – the chamber’s highest honor – at the chamber’s annual Achievement Breakfast on Nov. 6. Tanowitz, vice president of public relations at marketing and PR agency Eric Mower &...

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November 02, 2015

Harthorne: Inner suburbs well positioned to ride wave of growth

By Gail Spector It’s the concentration of talent and collaboration in Newton and Needham that made Newton the obvious choice for the area’s newest innovation center to support startup companies. That’s what the CEO of MassChallenge told...

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September 18, 2015

Coalition establishes Charles River Mill District

Innovation hub seeks to improve transit and amenities while creating jobs and tax revenue An often-overlooked corner of Newton, Watertown and Waltham is quickly becoming a new hub for innovation and is the focus of a new economic development initiative, spearheaded by the Newton-Needham Chamber and a coalition of a business...

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N2 Innovation District
September 07, 2015

N2 Initiative raises $100K to explore long-term growth

The Newton-Needham Chamber has been awarded a federal grant designed to advance economic development in the section of Newton and Needham known as the N2 Innovation Corridor, U.S. Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III announced. The $50,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration has been matched with...

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N2 Innovation District / Needham / Newton
September 01, 2015

Needham Street/Highland Avenue funding secured

After decades of delays, funding to upgrade the Needham Street and Highland Avenue corridor has been approved. The decision by the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization on July 30 means funds for the $14 million renovation project will be available ...

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July 16, 2015

Golf tournament to benefit Second Step

The Second Step, a Newton-based nonprofit committed to providing support for adult and child victims of domestic violence, will be the charity beneficiary at the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce’s 24th annual  Children’s Charitable golf tournament. Each year, the Chamber selects a different local nonprofit to be the recipient of a portion...

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June 08, 2015

McGeorge honored for four decades of community leadership

Retiring Needham Bank CEO Jack McGeorge was the guest of honor at a reception sponsored by the Newton-Needham Chamber and the Residences at Wingate May 12. After nearly four decades at the helm, McGeorge is handing off the CEO role to president and Chief...

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June 01, 2015

‘Legendary Locals’ chronicles Newton’s business history

Even before Newton became one of the country’s first railroad suburbs, the town (which wasn’t incorporated as a city until 1874) housed many businesses that remain an important part of its historical fabric. Mills that sat on the Charles...

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May 06, 2015

Cash Mob organized to help spread the ‘Shop Local’ message

About 100 shoppers descended on Newton Highlands businesses on the first Saturday in May to participate in a Cash Mob, organized by the Chamber’s Shop Local Committee. “A ‘cash mob’ is like a  ‘flash mob,’ except instead of asking people to breakout into a song or dance, we asked participants...

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