Saturday, July 14, 2012
The Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce recently announced the Chamber Health Coop, which aims at helping small- and mid-sized businesses.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
The following is a press release from the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce. The Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce is now offering a new health insurance discount program to members aimed at businesses with 1 to 50 employees. “This program can help some small and mid-sized businesses save hundreds or thousands of dollars a year on their health insurance,” Newton-Needham Chamber President Greg Reibman said. The Newton-Needham Chamber is among this first wave of Massachusetts organizations in the state to make the program available to its members through the Massachusetts Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (MACCE). Any small business that belongs to the Newton-Needham Chamber or other participating business associations is …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
A Newton Restaurant Week is just one of many initiatives in the new campaign, which will promote programs that allow residents and business owners to engage with the community and City Hall to help "bring Newton to its fullest potential."
Newton Mayor Setti Warren officially launched the city’s new "13 Villages, One Community" campaign Tuesday evening outside the Newton Senior Center in Newtonville. The campaign looks to engage citizens and business owners with city employees and resources to help "bring the city of Newton to its fullest potential." Warren spoke alongside a number of Newton city employees, new Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce President Greg Reibman and Phantom Gourmet's Dave Andelman. The new campaign highlights both old and new engagement efforts including: For more information on this campaign, visit the "13 Villages, One Community" website.
Monday, July 2, 2012
An introduction and welcome letter from new Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce President Greg Reibman.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Editor's note: This column was originally written for the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce newspaper. Hello there. My name is Greg Reibman. I’m the new president of your Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce. I know what you’re thinking: “Another new president? What the heck’s going on at that place anyway?” It’s true. Your chamber has experienced more than its share of turnover. That’s never the optimal way to run any business. But as every experienced businessperson knows, sometimes circumstances beyond our control require us to adapt, adjust and – hopefully -- emerge stronger. Fortunately, while presidents have changed, the Newton-Needham Chamber has enjoyed stability on top from a veteran Board of Directors as well as a core of other …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
The new "Buddy Group" looks to help those in career transition.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
The following is a press release issued by the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce: The Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce is announcing today plans to launch a new networking program for business professionals who are in career transition or seeking new job opportunities. The Newton-Needham Buddy Group will be run by Joe Sanroma, who has ten years of experience running a similar program at the Newton Free Library. The group will meet weekly at the chamber’s office at 281 Needham Street in Newton. Participation is free and membership in the chamber is not required. However, seating is limited and advance registration is required. “We’re really excited to be working with Joe on this program because we see job growth and nurturing careers …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The event will be held Monday, April 30. The video below is courtesy of NewTV.
The following is a press release issued by the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce: The Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce has announced that its annual Spring Seasonings: Tastes of Our Neighborhood restaurant and food event will take place Monday, April 30 from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Boston Marriott Newton Hotel. This annual event features samples of food and cuisine from approximately forty (40) restaurants across Newton and Needham and represents a true cross section of the exceptional cuisine and food culture that exists in those communities. “The Newton Needham Chamber has gone to great lengths this year to make this event, more than ever, by local restaurants for local restaurants,” said Robert Halpin, Chamber President. “We …
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Framingham selectmen decided Thursday night to offer the Town Manager job to Bob Halpin.
After almost a year at the helm of the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce, Bob Halpin says he's ready for the "tremendous challenge" ahead of him as Framingham Town Manager. The Framingham Board of Selectmen unanimously decided Thursday night to offer the town manager job to Halpin, who was one of three candidates up for the position. "I think I bring a unique set of skills [to the job]," Halpin told Newton Patch Friday. "I'm looking forward to engaging with the community." Halpin, a Concord resident, has more than 25 years of experience in local government and served as town manager in Westford and North Andover. He also was in charge of the Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council. In addition to the Framingham job, Halpin was …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Robert J. Halpin, of Concord, is also a finalist for the Framingham town manager position.
A week after it was reported that he was up for the Framingham town manager position, Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce President Robert Halpin has his name in the running for a similar job in Burlington. According to reports on Burlington Patch, Halpin is one of three finalists for the Burlington town administrator position. A Concord resident, Halpin was appointed as Newton-Needham Chamber President in May of 2011. Last week, Framingham Patch reported that Halpin was one of four finalists for the Framingham town manager job. According to Halpin's resume submitted to the Burlington Board of Selectmen, he worked as town manager in Westford from 1985 to 1995 followed by a position as the town manager in North Andover from 1995 to 2000. …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Robert J. Halpin, of Concord, is one of four finalists for the Framingham Town Manager position.
Although he's been on the job for roughly 10 months, Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce President Robert Halpin could be moving on to a new position soon. Halpin is one of four finalists for the Framingham Town Manager position, Framingham Patch reported last night. A Concord resident, Halpin was appointed as Newton-Needham Chamber President in May of last year. According to a press release issued at that time, Halpin had served for 23 years as some form of local government manager and played an important role in developing the I-93 Tri-Town Interchange Project. He holds master's degree in public administration from Suffolk University and a bachelor's degree in community planning and management from UMass Boston. Along with Halpin, the …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Robert Halpin has several years of service in both local government and economic development.
The Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce announced this week it has selected Robert Halpin as its next president. According to a press release issued this week, Halpin served as the first President/CEO of the Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council and has worked as a town manager in both Westford and North Andover. “I am excited to be joining a business community as rich and diverse as that represented by the Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce. I look forward to using my unique skills and experience to work with the Chamber membership and leaders in both communities to create a favorable climate for community growth and business success based on collaboration and strong public private partnerships,” Halpin said in the press release…
Thursday, March 24, 2011
The Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce holds a food and drink tasting event at the Newton Marriott
The Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce held their 17th annual Spring Seasonings event at the Newton Marriott Tuesday. The event included a balloon raffle, cooking demonstrations as well as food and drink provided by 28 different local vendors. NECN's Jenny Johnson, who co-hosts the network's "TV Diner," was the emcee for the evening. Event organizer Lynnette Best, who is the program & events coordinator for the Newton-Needham Chamber, said the event brought more people this year with close to 400 ticket sales. Some of the proceeds from the event will go to the Needham Community Council and the Newton Food Pantry.