November 2022
Chamber Chat Newsletter

What an amazing turnout of members continued for this month’s Breakfast Club networking! The growth in attendance is symbolic of the desire for members' businesses to meet and speak with other members of our local business community. The expansion and growth in the popularity of this unique monthly networking event is noteworthy, as well as exciting for what it portends for the future. There remains the constant mix of new and regular attendees which keeps the meeting fresh and reinvigorated each month. The growth of each individual's professional network and the willingness to exchange ideas is the core of this event. Remember it’s hard to expand your own individual horizons of networking opportunities if you are not in attendance. So, what’s holding YOU back? Let’s keep it going! Give yourself an early Christmas gift - see you next month on Thursday, December 1, at 8:00 am at Brother’s!

We promoted and hosted a wide number of very successful Chamber events this past month.

Beginning with the return of our Wakefield 101 for new residents on Thursday evening October 20 in the CIVIC Center. This is a tremendous opportunity for you to introduce your business to new Wakefield residents and let them know what you’re all about. Watch for the next “101” event in the spring of 2023.

 In partnership with Wakefield PD, we presented a very timely and informative educational session “Active Shooter in the Work Place”. It is unfortunate sign of the times that we need to concern ourselves with such topics but better that we be prepared if ever such training and knowledge is needed. Our profound thanks to the Wakefield PD for their assistance in providing these types of resources to our Chamber members.

We promoted and hosted our inaugural Women in Business (WIB) event on Wednesday October 26 at Floramo’s (formerly the Dockside). It was an excellent turnout and our group is very excited with the possibilities of continuing this event and expanding on the educational and networking opportunities it provides. It is our plan to meet every other month and the next meeting is already lined up and scheduled on Wednesday December 21, 2022 at Floramo's. If interested please find the entire 2023 Women in Business (WIB) meeting schedule on the Chamber website and click here to register for December's WIB luncheon!

On Thursday October 27, we hosted a terrific ribbon cutting and welcomed Stonehill Law Office to the Chamber. Thank you to all who attended and contributed to this welcoming event. Once again, I wish to recognize and thank our two State Representatives Donald Wong and Kate Lipper-Garabedian for joining us and supporting the Chamber in this worthwhile local business events!

Also on the 27th, we promoted and celebrated an Open House and 4 year anniversary celebration at McGuire and Co. Kitchen and Bath on North Ave. This was another very well attended event and celebration. We are pleased to have been invited to participate and want to wish Rob and the team at McGuire and Co. Kitchen and Bath continued success for many years to come!

Hopefully you have marked your calendars for our next After Hours Business Networking event, which is planned for Thursday November 17 between 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm at The Savings Bank. This event is free to members and will feature appetizers, beverages along with a special guest appearance of two members of the Arreaux Strings – violinist Karen Burciaga and cellist Rebecca Shaw. You do not want to miss this wonderful pre-holiday treat! Sign up today and see you at TSB on the 17th at 5:00 pm!
Plans are well underway for our Annual Santa Parade on Saturday morning December 3, leaving from Wakefield High School. If you are interested in being a Santa parade supporter and having your own vehicle in the parade, please contact the Chamber for details.

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

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BELOW- Another HUGE turnout for Breakfast Club this month!
Congratulations to all of these businesses on their anniversaries!
Take your chance of winning $1,500 in our Lucky 13 game! You also have a 1 in 4 chance of winning $125! See flyer below for details.
BELOW- help Connor's Kindness Project celebrate World Kindness Day on November 13th!
BELOW- Congratulations to McGuire + Co. Kitchen and Bath on their 4th Anniversary!
BELOW: Congratulations to Stonehill Law on their Open House and Ribbon Cutting!
Upcoming Events:

Thursday, November 17th

Saturday, November 26
Shop Local Saturday
Wakefield Businesses

Thursday, December 1st

Saturday, December 3rd
Santa Parade

Wednesday, December 14
Chamber Holiday Party
Harrington's Restaurant
More info to follow

Our Newsletter Sponsors:

Below: Amazing turnout for our inaugural Women in Business Luncheon at Floramo's. HUGE thanks to The Savings Bank and First Financial Trust for your generous sponsorship!
Help us welcome the following new members to the Chamber:
Click the Chamber icon below to check out the amazing Chamber video created by Hawk Visuals.
Thank you, Hawk Visuals
BELOW: A successful Wakefield 101 New Resident night!
Come on down to After Hours Networking at The Savings Bank on November 17th!
festive of trees
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!