May Business Connection
COVID-19 Business Impact Survey  
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), in cooperation with our statewide association of chambers of commerce, has developed a survey to gauge the economic impact of COVID-19 on local businesses throughout the state.

The goal is to best understand the regional outlook for small businesses in order to share the results with lawmakers and other key decision-makers.  

The survey is confidential and all questions are optional. It is likely to take 10 minutes to complete.

Thank you in advance for your input.
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:
Accelerated Performance Rehabilitation
Affordable Insurance Agency
Aline Barrett
Avalon Norwood
Bacon Flaherty, LLC
Crossland & Crossland, PC
Dempsey Insurance Agency
Fairoaks IT
Fidelity Investments
GateHouse Media
Greater Boston Home Health Care Services
Gregg, Hunt, Ahern & Embry
John T. Michaels, DDS
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Lydon & Murphy Insurance
McCafferty & Company, PC
Needham Bank
Norfolk County Register of Deeds
Norwood Monumental Works
Norwood Municipal Light Department
Patriot Place
Petrocelli Public Insurance Adjusters
Poirier Sales & Service
Ravech Law Offices, PC
Steele Studios
Vanderveer Motors
Wilber School Apartments
Good News!
With many donation centers closed because of the  coronavirus  pandemic, some moving companies are ending up with a lot of stuff that needs a home.

Chamber member, College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving  in Norwood is one of them.

With their partners like  Goodwill  and  Habitat for Humanity  closed they have everything from sofas and sectionals to dressers, mirrors, dining sets and even toys in the package up for grabs. They are looking to pay everything forward for free.

Over the next few Sundays they will be open for pick up. Just be sure to wear a mask and gloves and whatever you’d like is yours. College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving is at 61 Endicott Street in Norwood.

Help support our local restaurants by ordering Take Out Today.   Click here  to see who is open.  
NRRC Presents: “A Conversation with Young Professionals”
Join the NRRC Young Professionals Group on Thursday, May 14 th at 5:00 PM for our first ever virtual networking event. Enjoy virtual networking while getting to hear some inspiring words from some great local young professionals.

Our talented panel of speakers include:
  • Pamela Bardhi  - Founder of The Mosche Group, developing over $50 million in commercial assets. Pamela has personally sold over $100 million in real estate assets, consults with the City of Boston and previously owned a cafe in Brighton.
  • Erin White - promoted to Group Sales Director at Oracle at the age of 26, leading an organization of 8 teams, 8 managers, and 90 representatives.
  • Adam Romanow - Founder of the ever-popular, super successful Castle Island Brewing in Norwood! 
  • Diana Bagas - Founder of LAUNCH, a social media management company and NRRC's 2019 Small Business of the Year. 

This is a FREE event, but we encourage attendees to consider contributing to support the Chamber during the pandemic, so that it can continue to provide support and resources to local businesses.

Thursday, May 14
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Zoom Video
Zoom conference information will be provided the day of the event to all those that register.

Sponsored by:
Questions About Unemployment Benefits?
Webinar with MassHire 
Please join us as representatives from the MassHire System will be on hand to discuss and answer questions about the various resources that are available to companies and their workers during these difficult times.
Find out:
  • The financial resources available that can help keep businesses negatively affected by this pandemic afloat.
  • The programs and organizations available through the MassHire System to help weather this crisis such as Rapid Response, WorkShare, Federal stimulus programs and more!
  • The impacts this will have on your business with the Department of Unemployment Assistance including the options available for staff you’re forced to lay off.
  • How MassHire can help your Critical Need or Essential Business hire the staff they need.
Speakers : Greg Bunn , Executive Director, MassHire Metro South/West Workforce Board and Sean Marshall, Business Services Lead, MassHire Framingham and Norwood Career Centers
Tuesday, May 12
2:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting
The link to join the meeting will be sent to you Tuesday morning.
Member to Member Offer
Member Benefit of the Month: Free Job Postings
We recognize that many businesses are not thinking about hiring employees at this time. However, there are certain sectors that are in serious need of adding staff. Also, as businesses begin to ramp up again, there may be a need for finding new employees.

The Chamber has a free job bank page on its website.

Any member can go to our homepage and click the button "Find/Post Jobs" and you will be taken to a page where you can add your job listings.
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