Chamber News

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Eric Rosengren’s advice for employers

In yesterday’s email I noted that Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, gave what he called a “a really optimistic talk” about the prospects for our economy during his presentation to our chamber.

Greg Reibman

Friday, April 9, 2021
Early reviews are in on the SBA's latest program

The reviews are in and critics say yesterday’s launch of the SBA’s Shuttered Venue Grant Program was a flop.

Greg Reibman

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
CDC: You can stop doing that now

You know all that disinfecting you’ve been doing at your place of work or at home? You can stop doing it, the CDC said yesterday.

Greg Reibman

Friday, April 2, 2021
Want to see lots of happy folks? Visit a vax clinic

I had the opportunity to tour the vaccine clinic at Tripadvisor with Congressman Jake Auchincloss, state officials, Newton-Wellesley Hospital President Dr. Errol Norwitz and others yesterday.

Greg Reibman

Thursday, April 1, 2021
It's opening day (and not just for baseball)

It’s Opening Day! It’s April Fools Day! It’s even National Burrito Day. And today marks the long-awaited debut of Newton Al Fresco 2.0, the City of Newton’s enhanced outdoor dining program.

Greg Reibman

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
A golden opportunity for Newton (maybe Needham and Wellesley too)

As discussed at our chamber event Monday, Newton has a golden opportunity to get a slice of the life sciences real estate boom, thanks to a proposal by Mark Development to revise its Riverside T station project.

Greg Reibman

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Newton mom tells it like it is (and she's scared)

CDC director – and Newton resident -- Dr. Rochelle Walensky pleaded with Americans yesterday “not only as your CDC director, but as a wife, as a mother, as a daughter,” to “hold on a little while longer” and continue following public health advice, including wearing masks and social distancing.

Greg Reibman

Friday, March 26, 2021
Sick of sweatpants yet?

As the economy reopens, vaccines accelerate and stimulus checks arrive, consumers are buying — or at least browsing for — clothing and shoes, signaling growing optimism as life begins inching toward normal, reports the Washington Post.

Greg Reibman

Thursday, March 25, 2021
We’ve just bought -- and served -- our 2,000th meal

Yesterday I had a chance to stop by the Newton Food Pantry with Sen. Cindy Creem and Seana Gaherin from Dunn-Gaherin’s to thank the crew at the pantry and Newton Rotary for collaborating with us on our program that feeds families in need and supporting local restaurants.

Greg Reibman

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Think you've done all you can to score a vax appointment. Think again.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it you thought you were doing everything you could to get a vaccine by pre-registering on the state’s vax sign up site, think again.

Greg Reibman

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