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May 26, 2017 Likes Comments

Summer forecast: Sunny with a 100% chance of networking

By Katherine Herer

While some business associations slow down during the summer, the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber is committed to providing thoughtful programming content and a wealth of networking opportunities year-round.

In fact, many of our most popular signature annual events take place between Memorial and Labor Days (at beautiful outdoor venues!)

Here are some highlights you can expect in the coming months.

After Hours receptions in June, July, August and September all boast absolutely stunning indoor/outdoor spots. In fact, some of these annual offerings are so popular we’ve made them open to members only and they still sell out with 100-plus attendees.

This includes our marquee Annual Members Celebration, sponsored by The Village Bank, on June 29. We’ll be honoring milestone member anniversaries while schmoozing along the banks of the Charles River at the Newton Marriott.

Then on Wednesday, July 19, you’ll definitely want to bust out your shades for our Annual Pool Deck Party presented by The Bulfinch Group at the Hotel Indigo – an event that’s sold-out almost as soon as registration has opened for close to four years running.

On the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the gorgeous Wingate Residences, we’ll be honoring one of Needham’s oldest family businesses – Volante Farms – celebrating its centennial anniversary this year. Finally, save the evening of Sept. 14 for an After Hours at Gore Place Mansion just over the Newton border in Waltham – this 1806 estate is sure to impress.

Golfers, registration is open now for our annual Children’s Charitable Golf Tournament, presented by The Village Bank, which will take place at Woodland Golf Club on Monday, Aug. 7. Non-golfers can support the 26th annual event by sponsoring a tee sign to feature prominently out on the course, one of the region’s finest. A portion of the proceeds from the tournament go to support a deserving non-profit organization in our communities.

The chamber’s Young Professionals Group will be taking their monthly networking happy hour al fresco on Wednesday, June 14 at the brand-new Anthony’s Coal-Fired Pizza location on Needham Street. A week later they’ll join 10 area chambers for a pool-side networking event in Framingham – featuring a scavenger hunt and other activities. Following another patio event at 3 Squares in Needham on July 12, the group will be on the move at The Street in Chestnut Hill Wednesday, Aug. 9 for their annual pub crawl — featuring tastings, prizes and networking at three locations at The Street in one evening.

And that’s not all. Power networkers can make lots of new connections at our ever-popular monthly morning Coffee Connects. Summer venues include the brand-new Yoga Works studio at The Street in Chestnut Hill (June 13) as well as Lasell Village’s expansive outdoor courtyard (July 11).

Plus, we’ve already scheduled social media workshops, lawyer’s council seminars, non-profit coffee connects, our annual Real Estate Social at the Social (July 13), Women in Networking lunches (save the date for a two-chamber lunch with the Brookline Chamber at Davio’s July 26), and more.

Whether you are looking for opportunities to network, develop essential skills, or just chat with old friends while enjoying some of the finest event venues in our communities, you’ll find at least one can’t-miss event on our summer calendar. Visit for our most up-to-date calendar and registration.

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