September, 2019
Chamber Chat Newsletter
News from the Executive Director

  Welcome back to all of our summer vacationers. Time to say good bye to all that summer fun and put the shoulder back on the wheel. September brings the beginning of another season with a lot of new activities here at the Chamber.
We kicked the month off with our Breakfast Club gathering at Brothers. We welcomed the return of many regular attendees and new members to our monthly gathering. For those of you waiting, we have requested additional “Breakfast Club” coffee mugs. It’s our hope to have them for the October breakfast. I continue to be amazed at the synergy and openness of such positive networking and socialization taking place each month. Be sure to mark your calendar for the first Thursday of every month.
We are excited welcome our new members at Treat Wellness and Shine at their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 26 Princess Street, Wakefield. A thank you to Representative Donald Wong, Town Councilors Johnathan Chines, Paul DiNocco, Julie Smith-Galvin and members of our Chamber Board of Directors for their participation in contributing to their grand opening.
Congratulations to Marika at Treat Wellness & Shine on her Grand Opening
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On Wednesday September 25th at the Four Points Sheraton Wakefield Boston Hotel, we will be presenting our second educational and informational session on the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act. This new legislation impacts every business in the Commonwealth. If you have not registered, we encourage you to make plans to attend and educate yourself on the new responsibilities you have as a business owner. A special thank you to Mr. William Alpine, Director for the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave for this second session.
Maria DiStefano, North East Regional Director, Massachusetts Office of Small Business Development is returning on Thursday, September 26th to offer her free confidential counseling to Chamber members. Maria has a wealth of experience and a tremendous amount of industry contacts, so please take advantage of this free informational activity. Contact the Chamber of for details.
As we approach October we have multiple events on the calendar so please keep your eyes open for all of the forth coming relevant information. Register today to be part of our Healthy Living Expo and share information about your business to increase visibility and serve more customers. For a more casual event, join us for the First Annual Bowling Ball . Create a team to compete or come and play for fun!

Your Chamber is working hard for you every day. Please be sure to show your support for the Chamber by joining us in one of the many activities each month.
As always please remember to recommend us to your co-workers and friends in the business community.
Quote for the month: “The strongest people are not always the people who win, it’s the people who don’t give up when they lose”  
Do you have an event, promotion, or information you would like us to share with the community? We will be attending the Farmers Market September 28th and would be happy to distribute your information.
Chamber of Commerce is represented at the Italian Festival