August Business Connection
Chamber Members in the News
Moderna recently announced that they have completed enrollment of their Phase 2 study of mRNA-1273, their vaccine candidate against COVID-19. Early data show that it triggered an immune response in all 45 people tested, researchers announced on July 14.

Earlier this week, Moderna began its late-stage trial testing a potential vaccine to prevent Covid-19. The trial will enroll 30,000 participants across 87 locations.
The Dedham Savings Community Foundation recently donated $10,000 to Westwood Media Center.

These funds will be used to help offset the cost of a new studio to be used for interviews, talk shows, sports shows, music shows, a weekly news program and other community interest programs.
Members who attended our recent (After) Noon Networking were treated to a great surprise from Mark Cestari at Southern Airways Express. Each participant was offered 2 round trip tickets to Nantucket from Norwood airport or any other Southern location to the island.
Norwood Light Broadband is installing complimentary WiFi on the Norwood Town Common for those enjoying the Common and outdoor spaces on Central Street. The town recently converted a portion of Central Street into an outdoor dining and meeting space with much success.
The City of Boston Credit Union has signed on as a sponsor of the 2020 Canton Road Race. The annual race will be held virtually this year. Registration is now live with different race type options, including 5k, 10k, and corporate challenges!
Norwood-based Analog Devices Inc. recently acquired longtime chipmaker and competitor, Maxim Integrated Products, in one of the largest acquisition of the year.

The all-stock transaction values the combined enterprise at over $68 billion, making the resulting company one of the top five most valuable based in Massachusetts.
Thank You! The following members have renewed their membership with the NRR Chamber

We understand the difficulties that many of our members are dealing with at this time. We know that many may not be able to renew their memberships until the situation improves.

We are grateful to those who are in a position to support the Chamber, including the following who have recently renewed:
Bainbridge International
Carroll Advertising
Gravestar, Inc.
Julie Molloy, Compass Real Estate
Law Office of Joseph A. Hernandez
The Moody Street Group
Schooley Mitchell
Southern Airways
That's A Spade Copywriting Services
The Arbors at Stoughton
Veterinary Services of Westwood
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NRRC Self Care and Wellness Benefit
The NRRC and the Ambassador Committee are excited to introduce to its members a new benefit emphasizing self-care and wellness.

This month's post is provided by Jackie McMenimon, Profile by Sanford .

When faced with uncertainty, it’s normal to go on a roller coaster of emotions and to feel like no one understands. Whatever you’re feeling as a result of your daily routine changing is valid, and it’s important you show yourself kindness. Self-compassion means being kind to yourself when faced with challenges, adversity, or the discomfort of an unknown future. Treating yourself with the same compassion you offer others can help you accept your circumstances without being overwhelmed by them.

The first step in practicing self-compassion is to acknowledge and honor your thoughts and feelings. Think about how you show others (a close friend or family member) kindness and extend that to yourself. Remember: you are not alone during this. We are in this together. Dealing with frustrations and challenges if part of being human, and we are all interconnected in this way. We all strive for comfort, and we can offer kindness to each other as well as ourselves.

If you find yourself worrying about the future or feeling upset, here is how you can anchor your awareness back to the present and feel peace:

Step 1) Stand up and feel the soles of your feet on the Earth beneath you. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Focus on the contrast between the soles of your feet and the floor below you.

Step 2) Rock forward and backward a little. Next, move the weight your feet carry side to side. Notice the sensations in your feet as you do so. Make small circles with your knees, feeling the changes of sensation in the soles of your feet.

Step 3) When your mind has wandered (which is normal!), return your focus and attention to the soles of your feet.

If you would like to submit an article, offer a related webinar or have your business highlighted in a Spotlight video, please reach out to any member of the Ambassador Committee.

The Ambassadors
Bonus Recipe - Thai Lettuce Wraps
Don't forget healthy eating! Check out these Thai lettuce wraps.

Member Benefit of the Month: Free Business Counseling
Let MSBDC business advisors help you navigate the SBA Debt Relief Programs or the start up or growth of your business. All our services are FREE! Please complete our "Request for Counseling" confidentiality form and someone will contact you via email or phone to schedule a telephone appointment with an advisor.

MSBDC staff are working remotely and can be reached via email or telephone.

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