July 2022
Chamber Chat Newsletter

 It’s always nice to be busy as it helps the time go by fast. The Chamber office has been bustling the last few weeks as we have promoted a number of great events. With no break in the action, we have a few more on the calendar for the weeks ahead. But WOW it’s July already – we are halfway through 2022 – time certainly does fly!
With Brother’s closed for vacation, we sadly had to put off our regular scheduled monthly Breakfast Club Networking in July. BUT have no concerns- we will be back with a big splash for the August meeting. So be sure to mark your calendars now for Thursday, August 4, at 8:00 am!
The Chamber Annual Meeting was held recently at the Four Points by Sheraton and it was a huge success. With great anticipation, we welcomed Cmdr. Billie J Farrell of the USS Constitution to join us as our keynote speaker – and she did not disappoint. Cmdr. Farrell’s talk was educational and informative as well as inspirational. She very humbly blushed at the standing ovation she received!
During the business portion of the evening, we recognized a number of Chamber member anniversaries as follows:
The following Chamber awards were also presented: 
New Business of the Year – Charlie's on Main
SUPER Duper Chamber AWARD – Hawk Visual Media
Jim Chisholm Business Person of the Year – Bob Sardella – Sardella Signs
There was the election of directors and officers, highlighted by the welcoming of two new directors onto the Board - Mr. Jeff Worth, President/CEO of Wakefield CO-Operative Bank and Rob Brogna Director Media Relations & Social Media, Melrose Wakefield Hospital .

Chamber Comedy Night – Close to a 100 people attended the Multi Chamber Comedy Night. Ten local area Chambers of Commerce came together to celebrate our various communities and our commonalities as Chambers each serving our own communities as best we can. It was a great show of unity and strength. We were also honored to welcome the mayor of Waltham in our audience who joined us in the evening festivities. Our comedians for the night - Mitch Stinson, Christine Hurley and the star of the show, Lenny Clarke all outdid themselves to entertain our group – they did not disappoint. If you’re reading and were one those in attendance, you know firsthand what a hilarious night it was!

One of our favorite events each year and sure to be a sellout, is our summer outing at the perfectly situated Lake Quannapowitt Yacht Club. The Chamber Summer Outing is approaching fast and will be here soon - Tuesday, July 26, 2022 from 5:00 pm -7:30 pm. Register now to share in conversations with old friends while making new connections. This event has limited registration and sells out every year! So please do not miss out on the opportunity to be a part of a memorable evening of fun, food and music. Tickets are $50 per person are on sale now – so don’t wait too long to try to register as you could certainly miss out on another terrific night on the water!! Click here to register.

The Chamber Living Well Health Fair - Our annual Health Fair is back and in a big way!! We partnered with the Farmers Market and the Wakefield Health Department to work together to bring to our community one of the Chamber's most successful events and make it better than ever! The date is Saturday morning August 13 at Veterans Field next to the Farmers Market on North Ave. We are looking for a multitude of vendors and sponsors to add their specialty into the mix. For more information and to register for this wonderful community event please follow this link: www.LivingWellWakefield.com

Not to be forgotten, we also want to mention and remind you that “Safe Streets Wakefield” is hosting a very special event at the Lake Quannapowitt on Sunday, July 17 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Whether you’re a walker, a jogger or even a cyclist you will want to pay attention and grab some more information for yourself about this event.

We want to remind you about the Chamber's new promotional video produced for us by Hawk Visuals Media to highlight the benefits of Chamber membership and to provide increased visibility for the Chamber. Please take moment to watch this new Chamber membership tool and be sure to share with your contacts and friends.


 It’s important to us that we recognize the accomplishments of our members and we want to continue to acknowledge and congratulate the following Chamber members on their anniversaries: 

HD Physical Therapy is celebrating 10 years
Kidcasso Art Studio is celebrating 15 years
VALID 8.com is celebrating 20 years

Holiday Travel is celebrating 50 years
Wakefield Rotary Club is celebrating 100 years
The Lucious Bebee Public Library is celebrating 100 years

Now this is just another reminder for you that there are always changes and important facts of information coming forth from the Town of Wakefield. While the Chamber does its best to bring these newsworthy events to your attention as quickly as we can, we still highly recommend that you subscribe to the town’s listserv as the town sends out notifications on upcoming public meetings all the time. Please find more information here on joining: https://www.wakefield.ma.us/subscribe.
This would be very helpful in staying up-to-date on what is going on in town. We also recommend following the town's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TownofWakefieldMA 

Thank you all once again for continuing to support your Chamber. 

Interested in becoming a Chamber member?

Click here to join or email us at [email protected] for more information.
BELOW- Lots of fun and laughter was had at the Multi-Chamber Comedy Night on Thursday.
Congratulations to all of these businesses on their anniversaries!
Upcoming Events:

Tuesday July 26, 2022

Thursday, August 4, 2022
Breakfast Club

Our Newsletter Sponsors:

Below: LOTS of wonderful pictures from our Annual Meeting at the Four Points by Sheraton.
ABOVE: Chris Barrett, Chamber Co-President, Janice Casoli, Chamber Co-President, Jeff Worth, President/CEO Wakefield Cooperative Bank, Rob Brogna, Director Media Relations and Social Media, Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Cmdr. Billie Farrell, USS Constitution.
ABOVE- Cmdr. Billlie Farrell and Chamber Executive Director, John Smolinsky
ABOVE- New Business of the Year- Charlie's on Main
ABOVE- Super-Duper Chamber Member of the Year- Hawk Visuals Media
ABOVE- The James E. Chisholm Leader in Business (as well as 50 years in Business)- Sardella Sign and Graphics
ABOVE- 10 years in business- HD Physical Therapy
ABOVE- 20 years in business- Valid8
ABOVE- 50 years in business- Holiday Travel
ABOVE- 100 years in business Wakefield Rotary Club
ABOVE- 100 years in business Lucius Beebe Memorial Library
ABOVE- 135 years in business- Wakefield
Click the Chamber icon below to check out the amazing Chamber video created by Hawk Visuals.
Thank you, Hawk Visuals

Please welcome the following businesses to the Chamber! We are so glad you are a part of the Chamber!
Click on flyer below to register for the Summer Outing.
Click on image below for more information regarding our Living Well Fair.
Have you made it to Breakfast Club yet? We'd love to see you and you even get a cool mug!

At every breakfast club, submit your business card for a drawing to win a Brothers gift card! You will be able to pick up your gift card at following month's breakfast club!
Do you follow us on Social Media? If you don't, check us out on Facebook and Instagram! We have a NEW Instagram page- @wakefieldlynnfieldchamber. Please follow!
Vision 2030 is a high-level, aspirational community visioning-for-planning initiative. Click here for more information.
Interested in the revitalization in downtown Wakefield? Click here to be in the know!
Do you have ideas you are just dying to share? Reach out to us at [email protected]. We are all ears!