Individual event, program or series sponsorships are available or become an annual partner by combining multiple sponsor opportunities for year-long promotional value. (Each annual sponsor package MUST include support for at least one Marquee Event AND one Sustainable Initiative; Targeted Programming is optional.)
Annual Marquee Events
Our signature annual chamber events.
Needham Night: A long-time tradition that gathers the town's top business and civic leaders together to kick off the new year and celebrate all the things that make Needham such a special place.
Spring Seasonings: Annual restaurant tasting event with 500+ attendees sampling the best that 40+ area restaurants and beverage providers have to offer. The chamber’s largest community event of the year.
Spring Business Breakfast: The first of our two chamber-wide breakfasts with business owners, community and civic leaders and a room full of members, this event is brought to Needham to hear from a keynote speaker - often focused on a regional issue or hot topic.
Needham Street Fairs - Spring & Harvest: The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber is proud to continue the long-time town tradition of Needham's two large community-wide events - the Spring Street Fair and the Fall Harvest Fair. Lively celebrations on the town's common attended by thousands each June and September, these annual events transform Needham Center into a showcase of local businesses, community organizations, kid fun and good food.
Members Celebration: One of our most popular annual traditions, this event is held at the Newton Marriott's pavilion along the banks of the Charles River to recognize our long-time members, a significant member anniversary or other special achievements by our members.
N2 Innovation District Block Party: An event that brings together the entire neighborhood of cutting edge businesses in the office park that's home to TripAdvisor, SharkNinja, Bigbelly, Kaminario and other breakout IT companies. Held in the TripAdvisor ampitheater and featuring BBQ, live bands, lawn games and beer.
Children’s Charitable Golf Tournament: Over 100 golfers participate each year in the Chamber's golf tournament, which is a great day of golfing fun and social networking. The tournament is an excellent opportunity to mix and mingle with local business leaders and promote your business while making a charitable contribution to a local nonprofit.
Regional Real Estate Forum: A program aimed at demonstrating some of the innovations and technologies currently deployed in Greater Boston's inner suburbs and a review of current and proposed developments throughout the region.Fall Business Breakfast and Annual Meeting: The largest annual gathering of area business and civic leaders, our annual breakfast features a keynote speaker, celebrity emcee and honors two student entrepreneurs and community leaders in a packed room of who's who in town and city government together with business, cultural and nonprofit leaders.
Sustainable InitiativesThe heart of the chamber's mission.
Women in Networking: The chamber’s busiest affiliate groups, this series presents the popular monthly WIN Luncheon series and at least two topical presentations that resonate with women in business. These events present a great opportunity to sponsor informative programming and relevant issues important to our members.
Young Professionals Group: The Young Professionals Group hosts popular monthly meet ups on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at chamber member venues in Newton and Needham geared towards under 40 professionals in the area.
Shop Local Campaign: Our Shop Local, Dine Local, Bank Local and Drink Local campaigns are all part of the continuing effort to bolster business and keep our communities thriving. The year-round campaign is aimed at educating residents about the many benefits of supporting local merchants, restaurant and service providers.
Coffee Connects: High energy gatherings that regularly draw a sizeable crowd of both members and prospective members across many professions looking to start their day by building relationships through the chamber.
Targeted Programming Series and Events
Speakers and workshops by industry experts on topics that resonate to a specific segment of chamber membership.
New Member Open Houses: Offered quarterly, this hour-long introduction to all things chamber gets our new members off on the right foot. An overview of member benefits and best ways to put the chamber to work for your business or nonprofit organization, this program also offers a chance for new members to meet other recently joined members in a smaller structured setting.
Small Business Workshops: Seminars offering educational and topical programming important to small business owners. Well attended each month, our members look to the chamber to provide them with tips on marketing & branding; technology advances; social media workshops and financial and accounting practices. These small business workshops have proven to be excellent networking events for building relationships with other chamber members while learning a thing or two about doing better business.
Professional Development Series: Seminars that focus on professional development and managerial training. Topics may include employee burnout, office conflict resolution, personal career building steps, mentoring, work-life balance and other employee and management related issues.
Lawyers Council: A committee of member lawyers from all areas of business law plans and executes quarterly legal themed programming relevant to current hot topics. Primarily panels and workshops, these law-based educational forums are designed to help local business professionals navigate common legal challenges.
Real Estate Series: Its mission is to keep chamber members informed on the region's burgeoning commercial and residential real estate scene while also offering industry-specific networking opportunities. Programming will touch upon all aspects of real estate development, acquisitions, management and investment.
Nonprofit Coalition: A committee of high level leaders of both small and large nonprofit organizations who meet monthly to create, schedule and help execute networking opportunities and informational programming for this important segment of chamber membership. Events may include informal networking gatherings with both for-profit and nonprofit members, panel events, guest speakers and educational workshops.
Government Affairs & Economic Development: This series will focus on keeping our members abreast of changes and improvements to the infrastructure of Newton, Needham and the region as it relates to transportation, housing, development and the always important traffic and parking situation.
Speed Networking: Members gather at these morning events to meet like-minded people, generate leads and form new relationships at this rapid-fire business-building event.
Multi-chamber Events: Several times a year we’ll invite one of more of our neighboring chambers to join us for a night of new faces and new connections. Expand the reach of your message by partnering with us on a multi-chamber event.
Stand Alone Workshop or Event: Pricing based on event specifics. Please email Greg Reibman with ideas for additional programming content.
For more information about becoming an annual or event partner,