June 2022
Chamber Chat Newsletter

And the winner is…………..
The Chamber recently hosted its Annual Bowling Fundraiser and “Fun” was indeed the best word to describe the event. Thirteen teams comprised of 5 bowlers each joined together at the Wakefield Bowladrome for a night of fun and friendly competition! The competition was fierce and the contest remained extremely close. The finish and the determination of a winner went right down to the very last ball that was thrown and the very last pin to fall!
The team representing The Savings Bank led by Bank President Bob DiBella took first place edging the second place team from the Dockside by a total pin fall of ONLY 4 pins when all was said and done. The Town of Wakefield bowling team representatives lead by Council Chair Mehreen Butt and Town Administrator Steve Maio grabbed the remaining spot on the podium and finished in third place. Congratulations to each of our winners and all of the teams who participated and supported the Chamber in this event.
We would like to recognize the team from Holiday Travel – the defending Champions who were hoping to repeat but it was not to be for them this year. We would also like to thank them for their graciousness in presenting this years Champions “The Savings Bank” with the Championship Trophy! A classy group of individuals and worthy champions welcoming the new champions!
The Chamber would like to thank Charlie's on Main and The Dockside for providing the pizza for all of our bowlers and volunteers that night. We also would like to thank our hosts, The Wakefield Bowladrome for their hospitality – it was a great event and they were very gracious and helpful throughout the entire evening. Lastly, a great big shout out to our premier sponsors for this event “The Savings Bank” and “First Financial Trust Co.” for their support. And of course, a special recognition to our lane sponsors for the evening: The Dockside, Deana M. McGovern, CPA, MBA of Camerlengo & Associates, Cataldo Ambulance and Peter Rossetti Insurance Agency.

As usual, we began our month of June with a terrific turnout for our monthly Breakfast Club Networking at Brothers. We were very pleased to welcome State Representative and Minority Leader Brad Jones (Lynnfield) who took time out of his busy scheduled to stop by and mingle and network with our Chamber members. He was joined as well by State Representative Donald Wong (Wakefield/Saugus) also taking some time to mingle and converse with those present. Why not find out for yourself what an enjoyable and time well spent event this is and join us next month on Thursday July 7 between 8:00 am and 9:30 am. Hope to see you then!
We have a very busy schedule coming over the next few weeks/months and I want to highlight those for you now to ensure they get added to your schedule/calendar.

CHAMBER ANNUAL MEETING – please be sure to mark your calendar for Thursday, June16, 2022 at the Four Points Sheraton for the Chamber Annual Meeting. We will be presenting annual reports, Chamber Awards including the Business of the Year, election of new Directors and Officers and a VERY special keynote speaker. We are honored to be able to announce to you that we will be presenting - The USS Constitution’s first female commanding officer in its 224-year history: Cmdr. Billie Farrell!
Cmdr. Billie Farrell is the 77th commanding officer of USS Constitution, Cmdr. Farrell will become the first woman to serve as captain in the ship's 224-year history, dating back to 1797.

This will be an exciting and historic event for the Chamber and we hope you will join us in welcoming Cmdr. Farrrell to the Wakefield Lynnfield community.  The cost is $50 per member ($55 non-member) which includes dinner. A table of eight can also be reserved for $400.00. A cash bar will also be available. Reservations are required and can be made by clicking here: or by calling the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce (781) 245-0741 or via email at [email protected].

In July what better way to celebrate the 4th of July than with fireworks? In this case “Comedy Fireworks” with Lenny Clarke headlining a group of three comedians for a Chamber Comedy night on Thursday evening July 7 hosted by Prince Pizzeria “Giggle Comedy Club This will be an extraordinary night of laughter and fun, as we will be entertained not by only the legendary comedian Lenny Clarke but very well-known and recognized comedians Paul D'Angelo and Mitch Stinson. Tickets are $40/person and this includes the three comedians, unlimited pizza and soda. A cash bar is available and the is a 21+ event. Click here for details and registration

The Chamber Summer Outing is coming soon on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 5:30 pm -8:00 pm. Please plan on joining us along the shoreline of beautiful Lake Quannapowitt at the perfectly situated Quannapowitt Yacht Club to share in conversations while make new connections, all while enjoying the beautiful view the club has to offer. 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 $45 per person and will be on sale very soon – so keep your eyes open for the registration when it comes your way!

We want to remind you about the Chambers 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 
The State continues to update its COVID public information and provides some valuable information regarding how to prepare and be proactive in protecting yourself and your business from the dangers of COVID. Please review this COVID-19 Preparedness Checklist - This webpage hosts a number of PDF fliers in English and Spanish that can be printed and posted, and which feature a QR code to direct folks back to the mass.gov/CovidVaccine webpage that has helpful information regarding vaccines, testing, therapeutics and other mitigation tools. 

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


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Click here to join or email us at [email protected] for more information.
Congratulations to all of these businesses on their anniversaries!
Upcoming Events:

Thursday, July 7, 2022
Breakfast Club
Brothers Wakefield

Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Chamber Summer Outing
Quannapowitt Yacht Club
More details to follow

Our Newsletter Sponsors:

Below: We once again had a great turnout at last Thursday's Breakfast Club!
BELOW: What a night of fun was had at our 2nd Annual Chamber Bowling Ball. Congratulations to all of our winners and participants.
ABOVE- First places winner, The Savings Bank
ABOVE: Second place winner, The Dockside
ABOVE: Third place winner, The Town of 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!
Harmony Homecare
7 Lincoln St.
Wakefield, MA. 01880
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!
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Vision 2030 is a high-level, aspirational community visioning-for-planning initiative. Click here for more information.
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