Newsletter ~  March 2020
Focus On: Malden Restaurants

Malden is a real foodie city. With restaurants in every neighborhood, residents and visitors can literally eat around the world and not leave Malden. The choices are limitless-ranging from take out only to counter service to full service restaurants. Some restaurants are icons, having been in the city for years, while new dining options open daily. With the trend toward food delivery services, people in Malden still like to visit their local restaurants, many of which are within walking distance of their homes.   Paul Solano of Peart Street Station notes that they " really want the guests to enjoy our unique former Malden Train Depot/former Summerside Lodge Function Facility environment! We do offer ChowNow for pick-up orders.... It isn't every day that you get to dine in a Building that was built in 1891 and has beautiful cathedral ceilings & its original fireplace!"

Malden Chamber restaurants also tend to be invested in the community, giving back to local organizations and supporting Chamber initiatives such as the Taste of Malden. Shane Smyth of Hugh O'Neill's highlights the collaborative nature of Malden "where people work together on common goals and really support each other both individually and in business."  Joe Carreiro, Business Manager of El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill praises Malden as a diverse and evolving place with strong City Hall leadership and is proud of its involvement in the Chamber. He says "being part of it has allowed us to be "part" and partner in those changes and not on the outside looking in.  To be partners in the moment, and not passengers."

While Malden Chamber restaurants are very active in the community, they also excel in their passion for food. Their menus reflect the culinary preferences of our diverse community and offer something for every taste and budget. The Chamber restaurant members include: All Season's Table Restaurant, Bikeeny Caffé, Bobby C's Restaurant, District Kitchen, Dockside Restaurant, Donut Villa Diner, Doo Wop Diner, El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill, Exchange Street Bistro, Faces Brewing Co. (opening soon), Frescos, Hugh O'Neills Restaurant & Pub, John Brewer's Tavern, McDonald's Restaurant, Mystic Station Eatery & Bar, New England CoffeePearl Street Restaurant, Pisa Pizza, and T'ahpas 529

So, if you are looking for a burger, beer or a burrito, pizza, pasta or pad Thai, coffee or clam roll, donuts or dessert, visit a Malden restaurant. Or, meet many of these restaurants at the Chamber event, Taste of Malden, on April 27 th at the Malden YMCA  #Maldeneats.

Our next Focus On will feature Malden Chamber apartment communities.

Focus On is a new column featuring the different industries represented by the Malden Chamber of Commerce. 
Remember, to be included in this column, you must be a member of the Malden Chamber of Commerce in good standing.
Click on their name below to find out more.

Spotlight on State of the City 2020 with Mayor Christenson
On February 25th, we hosted the Annual State of the City ~ another sold out event at Anthony's of Malden!  Mayor Christenson was on his "game" as he highlighted the amazing work being done throughout the City and upcoming initiatives and improvements  scheduled for the upcoming year.

If you were not able to attend, you can watch the Mayor's presentation on You Tube here:


To see more pictures check out our Facebook Album .
On March 4th, the Chamber hosted Senator Jason Lewis for a legislative update.  It was extremely informative and there were some great questions asked by the audience.

Thank you to the Malden Public Library for allowing us to be the first group to use the amazing Converse room (you can rent it for all types of events). We also got to check out the art galleries open to the public.  If you have not had a chance to visit, make sure you do!


The Malden Chamber of Commerce offers a unique opportunity
for its members.
A limited number of appointments are available to meet one-on-one to discuss how to grow your business with:
Maria Di Stefano, Northeast Regional Director
Massachusetts Office of Business Development
She will give you information on the State's Economic Development Incentive Program as well as information regarding other State programs to benefit businesses, such as: Mass Life Sciences Center, Mass Growth Capital Corporation, Workforce Training Fund, MassEcon, MassCEC, and the Mass Small Business Development Center.
When: April 16, 2020
Where: East Cambridge Savings Bank Community Room, 98 Pleasant Street
Times available:    10:00 am -10:25 am; 
10:30 am -10:55 am; 
11:00 am -11:25 am; 
11:30 am-11:55 am
What Else: Reservation required, first come basis and free. 
Email to register. Please indicate your desired time.  We will do our best to accommodate your choice.  
Join Us for Our Business After Hours Networking 
at East Cambridge Savings Bank
March 24th
Join Malden Chamber members for our next Networking After Hours! Enjoy complimentary light refreshments courtesy of our host, East Cambridge Savings Bank and make some new connections.  Come see their brand new branch.
This event is FREE for current Malden chamber members, $10 for Not Yet Members. 
We appreciate your registering if you plan on attending for planning purposes.
Join us for a community evening of fun, food and drink as we showcase our outstanding dining establishments. There will be entertainment, raffles, and fun for the whole family.

Did you know? This event helps support the Malden Chamber AND the Malden YMCA's annual campaign to support its free youth summer food program-ensuring no youth in our community will go hungry.

Be sure to check out our website: f or updated lists of venues participating.

Tickets: $35 for adults, $5 for children under 18.

Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Email us at for more information.
Sponsors as of 3/3/20

Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program
A Win for Everyone
Did you know that there is a summer employment program where well-qualified Malden students are placed in local organizations? The Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP) offers local businesses and non- profits the chance to hire knowledgeable and energetic student employees. The students are paid for their work through City contribution, and multiple grants the largest being the Commonwealth Corporation. The Business owner gets the benefit of additional help during the summer. So, whether you have some on-going work or you want to start a new project, you can get the extra help you need from a Malden student. It is a winning proposition for all.

If you don't need summer interns, you can still help by participating in the interview process. For more information, visit or email Chamber Executive Director Joan Ford Mongeau at

The Chamber is participating in the US Census 2020 for Malden to help promote the once-a-decade population count. This affects your representation in government, determines how much funding the community receives, and provides data to help you plan for the future.
The Chamber has partnered with Constant Contact and are excited to announce their promotion for our members.
Constant Contact Chamber Offer


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