Seizing the Moment Against Racism: What Allies Can Do

Virtual Newton, MA

Join us for a frank conversation about the role companies, executives, employees and consumers must all play when we witness acts of injustice or bigotry in our places of work and our communities. Being good allies is not only about what we do, but about the insight and understanding that results from better appreciating one another’s […]

Seizing the Moment Against Racism: What Allies Can Do

Virtual Newton, MA

Join us for a frank conversation about the role companies, executives, employees and customers must all play when we witness acts of injustice or bigotry in our places of work and our communities.  Being good allies is not only about what we do, but about the insight and understanding that results from better appreciating one another’s lived […]

Networking for Nonprofits

Virtual Newton, MA

If you work, sit on a board, or volunteer for a nonprofit organization, please join us for an hour of virtual networking that will feature a series of breakout rooms. Presented by the chamber's nonprofit committee, our nonprofit networking series offers attendees a chance to connect, collaborate, share common challenges and discuss best practices in […]

Tools for Preventing Sexual Harassment: Becoming Active Bystanders

Virtual Newton, MA

Join us for an engaging and educational training on how to create a safe environment by preventing sexual harassment before it happens. The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center’s expert trainer uses an evidence-based approach that emphasizes the power of bystanders to make change on an everyday basis.  Participants will leave with concrete tools and interventions they […]

Unconscious Bias Training

Virtual Newton, MA

We all use our upbringing, values, and past experiences to filter daily interactions and to make sense of our surroundings and environment. This is normal human behavior. At times, the filter is at work consciously, but most of the time the filter is operating unconsciously. Do you prefer to hire people from your alma mater […]

Attracting International Businesses to our Region

Virtual Newton, MA

As the pandemic ends and new business activity begins, what can we do to make Greater Boston’s inner western suburbs attractive to more international companies? Join us for a conversation with three experts with insights into international business from three different nations as we explore what foreign employers look for when seeking a U.S. location. […]

Pop Ups Rising: The driving forces behind short-term retail activations

Virtual Newton, MA

Join our Real Estate Committee for a discussion with some of the area's top experts on the pop-up retail landscape. Our panelists will explore why pop-up shops are moving into the mainstream, what role they play in the retail life cycle and how developers, municipalities and businesses can all benefit from this evolution. Our Panelists: […]

COVID-19 Vaccine – Legal and Practical Implications

Virtual Newton, MA

As COVID-19 vaccines become widely available and business operating restrictions lift – what do you need to know as an employer? Join Joe Lazazzero, Associate at Littler Mendelson, PC for an overview on the legal and practical considerations to be aware of when re-opening your workplace and implementing an employee vaccine program. We’ll start with a quick […]

A conversation with State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg

Virtual Newton, MA

Join us for a conversation with Massachusetts’ State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg. In a moderated Q & A we’ll discuss her key initiatives and priorities as the state looks towards recovery, with a specific focus on economic empowerment. Back in 2015 Goldberg established the Office of Economic Empowerment (at that time, the first of its kind […]

The Road Ahead: What’s next for our region’s businesses and nonprofits

Virtual Newton, MA

Join us for a presentation and discussion about opportunities and top concerns facing our region’s businesses and nonprofits as we look to rebuild our economy. We’ll begin by sharing the results of a recent chamber poll exploring how local business and nonprofits are feeling about the recovery and the issues they’re most worried about for […]