April Business Connection
Welcome New Members
Annual Meeting Meeting Draws Big Crowd
(in person!)
The NRRC held its 128th Annual Meeting last month at the Sheraton Four Points in Norwood. Julie Molloy, Mayer Realty Group was elected as the board chair for 2022. We also recognized Rob Ferrini, McGowanPRO for his two years as board chair, leading the Chamber throughout the pandemic. New board members, Jill Rossetti, Blue Hills Regional Technical High School Superintendent, and Tricia White, Norwood Space Center, were also elected.

Chamber members heard from guest speaker, Mike Kennealy, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development for the Commonwealth as well as a presentation on how the Chamber was able to assist a number of small, local businesses through a state-funded grant program.
(clockwise from the top left) Board chair, Julie Molloy thanks Rob Ferrini for his tenure as board chair. Karen Thompson, In Touch Well-Being, was recognized for 20 years of membership. Senators Mike Rush and Paul Feeney and Representative John Rogers present a check for $100,000 to the Chamber for additional small business assistance programs for the coming year. Beth Quarles, Dedham Exchange, thanks Kerry Aglugub and Trish White for their work rebuilding the Exchange's website.
Elder Care Alliance Podcast
The Elder Care Alliance is developing a series of podcasts to educate people on “What to Expect as You Age”. Each episode will explore a specific topic, designated by the Alliance, with local speakers who have expertise in the subject. We will cover a wide variety of topics and explore how aging impacts us all.​

The Chamber thanks our podcast partner, Westwood Media Center for assisting with production.
Restaurant Week is Back!
Celebrate Restaurant Week with us!
​From April 24th - 28th, restaurants in Canton, Dedham, Norwood, Walpole, and Westwood will be putting together their best prix-fixe offers for you to enjoy.

Support your local restaurants and become eligible to win gift cards to our local restaurants! Post a photo on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn and we will pick daily winners to receive the cards. Be sure to tag us @nrrchamber and use #regionalrestaurantweek
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The Chamber in Action
(clockwise from top left) Chamber members enjoyed a delicious lunch at Lewis' last month. Members reconnecting at our Noon Networking. Trillium Brewing hosted our Young Professionals After Hours. Members enjoying locally brewed beverages at Trillium.
U. S. Chamber Dream Big Awards
On Monday, the U.S. Chamber’s Dream Big Awards program officially opened for 2022 application submissions. The annual awards celebrate the success of small businesses and highlight their contributions to America’s economic growth.

This year they will be collecting applications from small business owners through July 8, 2022. They will be recognizing businesses in 8 different award categories: Community Support & Leadership, Emerging Business, Green/Sustainable Business, LGBTQ-Owned Business, Minority-Owned Business, Veteran-Owned Business, Woman-Owned Business, and Young Entrepreneur. All completed applicants will be considered for the Small Business of the Year Award, a $25,000 cash prize!

More information on the awards and the link to submit an application can be accessed by clicking here.
Thank You! The following members have renewed their membership with the NRR Chamber
Affordable Cleaning Solutions
American Holt Corporation
Avalon Norwood
Comfort Inn Randolph
Conrad's Restaurant
Courtyard Boston - Westwood
Donahue Real Estate
Edgewood Development
Fox Hill Village at Westwood
Hanlon & Associates, LLC
In Touch Well-Being, LLC
J. Williams Insurance Agency
KMA Web Design, LLC
Law Office of Brian F. Mahoney
M. Donahue & Associates
Massachusetts Association of Realtors
McCafferty & Company, PC
Meantide Associates, LLC
Middlesex Savings Bank
Needham Bank
Norwood Gardens
Norwood Space Center
Norwest Woods
Ryan Seamless Gutter Systems
Sinclaire Enterprises
Vanderveer Motors
Member Benefit of the Month
401(k) for Small Business
As you know, the Chamber has implemented a 401(k) program to bring Chamber businesses and their employees a full suite of retirement plan solutions that save time and money. Businesses of all sizes are eligible.

To learn more about the program you can watch our brief introductory video below from Brian Williams of Northshire Consulting or click here.
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