2013 MetroWest Connections "Year-in

2013...Year-in-Review Issue
Where we were and where we are going...
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4th Annual
Proud Member and Supporter
of the MetroWest Chamber
of Commerce
Committed to our clients.
Committed to professional excellence.
Committed to our communities.
Marc Terry served as 2013 Chair of the
Chamber’s Board of Directors. We thank
Marc for his service and for supporting our
firm’s commitment to the community.
March 25, 2014
5:0025,
- 8:00
pm
March
2014
Sheraton Framingham
Tickets: $28 in advance, $40 at the door
Worcester Westborough Boston
800.922.8337
www.mirickoconnell.com
A Message from Our President
“Where’s the fire?” was the theme of this year’s
annual banquet. For those of you who were
unable to join us, you missed a spectacular
display of glamour, a red-carpet award reception
and an incredible video music production
performed by the Chamber’s very own Board of
Directors. The Board musically touted our
belief that “This Chamber Is On Fire”, sung to
the tune of the well-loved Billy Joel song “We
Didn’t Start The Fire”.
So where is the friction? The Chamber is the
friction. We are the match-plate through which
advocacy, programming, and marketing cause
that spark to ignite. We help to create
opportunities for interaction that challenge the
status quo and stimulate the warmth that ensues
from constantly connecting divergent points of
view, and encouraging interests to intersect.
your communities… and this is your
chamber.
Where is the fire? This
chamber is on fire. Our
brand is proven. And
your fuel will keep us
movin’. So, in 2014, let’s
strike the match and set
The third component to a fire is the fuel – or the the MetroWest/495
oxygen that keeps the fire burning. Without the region on fire. With your
It was a night to remember, but then again, most fuel, the spark dies and there is no flame. How
continued help, that fire
of my time here at the Chamber consists of
do we fuel the fire? You are the fuel. You keep will burn brightly the
Bonnie Biocchi
MWCoC President & CEO
amazing days full of interesting people working the fire going. This is your region…these are
whole year through.
together to grow the region. So why do we
believe this Chamber is on fire?
There are three components to a fire: the flint,
the friction, and the fuel. Many who are reading
this message are the torch-bearers of the
MetroWest/495 region. Some are Board
members, others committee members, still
others, sponsors of the Chamber and our many
activities. They are the ones who provide the
leadership and vision for this chamber’s success
throughout the region each and every day.
These folks are what I would consider the flint
because if you encounter them, they will spark
your interest in creating connections and in
becoming involved.
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From our Outgoing Chair of the Board
As the year draws to a close, it is important to reflect on all we have accomplished throughout the region.
The MetroWest Chamber of Commerce continues to fight for a better business climate and we work hard every
day to provide you with The Power of Connection.
Marc Terry
Mirick O’Connell
In the legislative arena, we advocated against tax increases, and joined forces and voices with many other
business organizations to accomplish the repeal of the computer services tax. Through our participation in the
MetroWest Alliance for Regional Economic Development, we worked with our municipalities to assess and
improve their ability to attract and retain businesses using the EDSAT program. To build upon our success, for
the third straight year, we have been awarded a grant from the Massachusetts Office of Business Development
that will enable us to put another $50,000 into growing business in our region.
We have also provided you with numerous opportunities for visibility for your organization. The Taste of MetroWest continues to be
a rousing success, drawing over 50 restaurants and caterers, 20 non-profit partners and more than 1,000 people, to sample the region’s
best. We introduced new programs, including TradeWorks, a program that combines the best elements of trade shows and traditional
networking events. We have also created the Women’s Fun Federation (WFF) to enhance connections among women in business, and
On the Rise, a new Young Professionals group for the under 40 set. And we have fine-tuned
our College Initiative to provide guidance and contacts for our future business leaders, making participation a credit worthy program.
People are taking notice. We are drawing more members than ever. And not just from the towns we have traditionally
represented. More companies are coming from Marlborough, Medway, Milford, Bellingham and municipalities all over the region to
become a part of the only 5-Star Chamber west of Boston. Like any organization, the Chamber has a vision. Our vision is for a
strong, vibrant Chamber that serves as the central point for business in the MetroWest and 495 region – to be the
powerhouse organization between Boston and Worcester. This is a regional vision, one that is not confined to our traditional service
area and so we have formally expanded our service area to encompass the more than twenty communities we already serve. I believe
that there has never been a more exciting time to be a part of this 118-year old organization and I want to thank our dedicated staff
– Bonnie, Phyllis, Patty, Beth and Jill for all their hard work. I want to thank my fellow board members for their energy and commitment. And I want to thank all of you for your membership and your active participation because nothing we have accomplished has
been accomplished alone. Indeed, The Power of Connection cannot happen if we do not do it together.
Marc Terry
From our Incoming Chair of the Board
This is an exciting period to chair the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce! The regional economy is growing,
our businesses are growing, and the Chamber is growing.
The MetroWest Chamber of Commerce continues to foster growth and expansion in the region through its
business advocacy, strategic networking and collaboration with other regional partners.
Kevin Foley
The TJX Companies, Inc.
Our success has been recognized as more organizations throughout the Route 128 to Route 495 belt have
joined the Chamber. We will continue to strongly advocate for policies that encourage growth for our
members, utilizing the positive relationships we have established with our legislative and congressional
delegations and the Patrick administration. Our programs, promotions and networking opportunities allow
our members to increase their visibility and brand awareness.
I hope you continue to support our programs and efforts in 2014. By working together, we can create a strong economic
environment and continue to promote growth and success for this region.
Kevin Foley
Chamber Staff
A Special Thank You to our Outgoing
2013 Board Members...
Paul Bauer, Bowditch & Dewey
Ellen Cummings, Verizon Communications
Arthur Fair III, Fair & Yeager Insurance
James Lynch, South Middlesex Regional Voc-Tech
School
William Pezzoni, Day Pitney
Louise Rijk, Thoughtwire Media
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Beth Reynolds, Director of Membership Development,
Outreach & Events
Jill Schindler, Director of Marketing & Operations
Affiliate Organization’s Staff
2013 MetroWest Chamber Board & Staff at the
118th Annual Meeting
Helen Lemoine, Executive Director, Leadership
MetroWest
Stephanie Hirshon, Director, MetroWest/495 TMA
MetroWest Connections
The MetroWest Chamber’s Annual “Taste of MetroWest”
Thank you to everyone who helped make the
3rd Annual Taste of MetroWest an amazing
SUCCESS! The Taste took place on Tuesday,
March 12, 2013 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the
Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference
Center.
The 3rd Annual
“Taste” had rising
star, Chef Nick
Wilson, from the
House of Blues
Boston Restaurant
on hand for an
exciting cooking demonstration. Shrimp &
Grits and Chicken & Waffles were two of the
offerings he demonstrated to an attentive
audience. With over 65 exhibitors and 1100
attendees, the event still stands as the signature
event for the MetroWest Chamber and for the
MetroWest region. It was a wonderful evening
of great food and drink and a terrific
opportunity to catch up with friends old and
new. Participating restaurants offered a wide
variety of foods representing traditional and
ethnic dishes and no one could have possibly left
hungry.
Winners of the 2013 People’s Choice Awards
were: Best Beverage – Jack’s Abby Brewing, Best
Appetizer – The Sheraton Framingham, Best
Dessert - Pepper’s Catering , Best Entrée and
Best Presentation – MetroWest Medical Center.
And J.P.Keefe Reg. Tech/Voc School was
awarded the Health for Life Award by Event
Sponsor, MetroWest Medical Center.
Additional“Taste” sponsors deserve special
recognition for their tremendous support .
“Taste” Champion Sponsor: Worcester
Business Journal, “Taste” Media Sponsor:
MetroWest Daily News, “Taste” Partners:
Middlesex Savings Bank, Genzyme., Bowditch
& Dewey, and the Sheraton Framingham,
“People’s Choice” sponsor, Windjammer
Promotions “Taste” Patrons: Absolute Car Care,
Administrative Business Services, Ameriprise
Financial, Capital Financial Advisors, Citibank,
Doctors Express, Fair & Yeager Insurance
Agency, Fletcher Tilton PC, FAS Corporation,
Freedom Printing , Laborers’ Local Union 609,
Lonergan Construction, MassBay Community
College, MassDevelopment, Mathworks, Inc.,
MAWD, MetroWest Coffee News, Next
Generation Children’s Centers, NMTW
Community Credit Union, NSTAR,
Patch.com, Staples, Inc., Symphony Payroll,
The Suites at 550, Whitney Place Assisted
Living, Windstream and the United Way of
Tri-County.
So mark your calendars now for the 4thAnnual
Taste of MetroWest on March 25, 2014 from
5:00 -8:00 pm. Check out our Taste website at
www.tasteofmetrowest.org for all the details and
to purchase your ticket. We hope to see you
there!
Sponsorship opportunities are available.
If you are interested in being a part of this
not-to-be-missed event, please contact Beth
Reynolds, our Director of Events at
[email protected] or 508-879-5600.
MetroWest Chamber of Commerce 2013-2014
2014 MetroWest Chamber Leadership
Chair of the Board:
Kevin Foley, The TJX Companies, Inc.
Chair Elect:
Lemonia Mironidis, TD Bank
Immediate Past Chair/Vice-Chair-Economic
Development & Public Policy
Marc Terry, Mirick O’Connell
Treasurer
Sean Kimball, MathWorks
Vice-Chair - Affiliate Relations
Lou Carrier, Distinctive Hospitality Group
Vice-Chair - Strategic Growth
Kathleen DelPrete, Next Generation Children’s Centers
Vice-Chair - Small Business Outreach
William McGinley, Whitney Place Assisted Living
Vice-Chair -Member Development
Betsy Cross, Natick Visiting Nurses Association
ex officio
Peter Barbieri
Chamber Corporate Counsel, Fletcher, Tilton, P.C.
Bonnie P. Biocchi
President & CEO
Board of Directors
Blake Alleyn, Sheraton Framingham Hotel &
Conference Center
Kelly Arvidson, MassDevelopment
Kirk Carter, Fletcher Tilton, P.C.
Jeanne Corey, Philips Lifeline
Lisa Cremonini, Capitol Financial Advisors
Kathleen DelPrete, Next Generation Children’s
Centers
Kenneth Der, FAS Corporation
Vance Freymann, Consigli Construction
Katherine Garrahan, Bowditch & Dewey
Jim Giammarinaro, Freedom Printing
Stephanie Guidetti, MetroWest Medical Center
Marc Jacobs, Jewish Family Services
Craig Johnston, R.W. Holmes Realty Co., Inc.
Chris Kostiw, Rockland Bank and Trust
Michael Lupis, Staples, Inc.
Richard Lodge, Gatehouse Media New England
Gwene McBride, MetroWest Alliance for Workforce
Diversity
Lee McElroy, Bose Corp.
William McGinley, Whitney Place at Natick
Stephen Meunier, Genzyme Corporation
Paul Mina, United Way of Tri - County
Fran Mueller, EastWest Bank
Dana Nesche, Middlesex Savings Bank
John O’Donnell, MassBay Community College
JoAnne O’Leary, NSTAR
John Stone, TCG Network Services
Dr. Linda Vaden-Goad, Framingham State University
David Walton, Patriot Ambulance
Changes at the Chamber Office...
It was with sadness that the Chamber said
goodbye to Patty Danos and Phyllis
O’Hare, both of whom retired at the end of
2013. We
will miss
their
creative
energy,
their
excellent
work and
Phyllis O’Hare & Patty Danos
their
January 2014
positive attitudes and we wish them well on
their new adventures!
Like any growing and thriving organization,
the MetroWest Chamber continues to
attract qualified individuals who help us
move the ball forward. We are
delighted that Jill Schindler has joined
our team as Director of Marketing and
Operations. With her Hospitality background and a long history of customer
service excellence, we are confident that the
Chamber will
continue to grow
and prosper while
serving the needs of
the MetroWest/495
business community
in 2014. Please
welcome Jill!
Jill Schindler
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Caring for Our Communities: MetroWest Medical Center and You
A few minutes with MetroWest Medical Center’s New CEO, Barbara Doyle
What makes MetroWest Medical Center different than other surrounding hospitals?
MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham and Natick has a long history of providing excellent
care to the communities we serve. Our physicians, staff and volunteers are members of our
community caring for others in the community, making our hospitals a special place to work and to
receive care.
Why is the partnership with Tufts Medical Center Important to the MetroWest area?
Our partnership with Tufts Medical Center is a perfect example of our dedication to those who live right in our communities. We have
Tufts specialists on site at our hospitals and in our communities who work closely with the expert MWMC physicians to assure that
people in MetroWest get the very best in healthcare.
A new perspective from a leader is a great thing. What are your first impressions of MetroWest Medical Center as the new CEO?
I am new to the job as CEO here, but I am so pleased to be here, especially as I talk with people about MetroWest Medical Center. I am proud of the compassionate
and skilled staff – and that includes everyone who works here no matter what they do – it is part of what makes MetroWest Medical Center so special. I am
impressed by our physicians and the caliber of their practice and dedication to their patients. I am also humbled when I talk with patients who have been treated at
MetroWest Medical Center. Sickness is difficult, not only for patients, but for their families as well, and when I hear glowing stories about how wonderful their care
was and that they would recommend the hospital to others, I know that MetroWest Medical Center’s people are a gift to the community.
How does MetroWest Medical Center deal with all the changes in health care that seem to happen almost daily?
Some say it is a very hard time to be in health care, given healthcare reform at the state and national level, the changes happening with insurance companies and the
shift of more care into the home, to name a few. I think it is the most exciting time to be in health care. As a well-respected and vibrant community hospital,
MetroWest Medical Center is able to successfully change with the times and also to change to meet the needs of the community.
Why should people choose MetroWest Medical Center for their care?
You can always count on MetroWest Medical Center for skilled, compassionate, timely health care, when you
and your family need it. In addition, we are always striving to be better, so that we are always the hospital of
choice, not only as a place to work, but the best place to receive care. That gives me great peace of mind and
I hope it does the same for you. Because the reason we are here is YOU.
MetroWest Medical Center
Framingham Union Hospital
115 Lincoln St., Framingham, MA 01702 • 508.383.1000
Leonard Morse Hospital
67 Union St., Natick, MA 01760 • 508-650-7000
Outstanding!
Every year, the Chamber is fortunate to have many
members receive recognition, awards and accolades.
We are proud of our members’ accomplishments and
so, when Chamber President and CEO Bonnie
Biocchi was selected by the Worcester Business
Journal as an Outstanding Woman in Business, we
were justifiably delighted. Biocchi, who has been at
the helm of the Chamber for nearly 4 years, was
recognized for successfully implementing a new
vision for the Chamber, for promoting a spirit of
engagement and volunteerism and for her unique
ability to develop cross collaboration across all
sectors of the public and private sector.
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2013 Economic Development & Public Policy Committee Update
Under the leadership of Paul Bauer from
Bowditch and Dewey, the committee had a
busy year! Multiple special federal and state
elections, big tax policy legislation, and access
to high-profile speakers shaped the subcommittee’s actions. Here are some highlights:
• In the early part of the year, we invited
two high level Administration officials for
Exec-Connect: EOHED Secretary Greg
Bialecki and Transportation Secretary Rich
Davey, to better understand the Governor’s
budget
proposal
for FY14.
Sponsored
by Day
Pitney, this
event
enlightened
our
membership on the need for significant
transportation and education improvements
and the corresponding tax increases which
were being sought to fund them. • After reviewing the Governor’s tax
increase proposal, we disseminated
information to our membership including two
different analyses of the proposed impacts
(MA Taxpayer Foundation and MA Budget &
Policy Center). We also published an Op-Ed
piece in support of earmarking funding for
transportation measures.
• We hosted a March Legislative Event at
the Verve Crowne Plaza, which drew over 100
people. The event, sponsored by Santander
Bank, focused on the state budget, specifically
discussing Education, Taxes, Economic
Development & Health Care. Nine members
from our legislative delegation were present
and offered insight into transportation
funding and infrastucture support for our
region. Ongoing work included the following:
• Implemented a Regional Economic
Development Organization (REDO) state
grant of $35K to continue indentifying the
Chamber as the point of contact for businesses
in twenty communities, offering businesses
and municipalities options for greater
interaction and a providing a conduit to create
business friendly policies. We continued to
discuss the results of the Economic Development Self-Assessment Tool (EDSAT)
for the towns of Framingham, Natick,
Southborough, and Westborough, assisting
communities in developing business-friendly
strategies to support strong economic
development. • Subcommittee members attended
municipal economic development monthly
meetings in: Southborough, Holliston,
Framingham, Natick and Westborough.
• With guidance from our lobbyist, the
Victory Group, the committee identified
legislation that would impact local businesses.
• We participated in a successful effort to
keep a single tax rate in Southborough and
advocated to the Framingham BOS to further
reduce the split tax rate.
• Monitored ballot question initiatives: repeal of gas tax, minimum wage increase,
mandatory paid sick leave, reducing the
Income Tax to 5%.
• Received new REDO grant ($50,000)
from Massachusetts Office of Business
Development to support economic
development initiatives throughout the region,
including a transit-oriented development
study for Framingham and Natick.
• Finally, we were instrumental in
educating the Governor’s Administration
regarding fallout from the newly passed “Tech
Tax”, which would have had a deleterious
effect on our many technology and innovation
companies. Chamber President Bonnie
Biocchi and several Chamber members met
with Department of
Revenue and
Administration officials
to advocate for repeal.
One of the originators
of the repeal legislation
was MetroWest State
Senator Karen Spilka.
We thank outgoing chairperson Paul Bauer,
and welcome incoming chairperson Marc
Terry from Mirick O’Connell. Additional
2013 subcommittee members were: Peter
Barbieri, Carla C. Cataldo, Peter Chisholm,
Marc Jacobs, Jim Lynch, JoAnne O’Leary,
Gwene McBride, Paul Mina, Bill McGinley,
Bill Pezzoni, Steve Roche and Katherine
Wellington.
If you have an interest in influencing policy
and advocating for business, the Public Policy
Committee would love you to join us. We
meet on the first Wednesday of the month at
8:30am. Carla C. Cataldo, Member, Proposals, Etc.
MAWD (MetroWest Alliance for Workforce Diversity)
At MAWD
(Metrowest
Alliance for
Workforce
Diversity),
our mission is
to provide a
resource for
organizations
committed to
strengthening
their diversity practices as it relates to recruiting,
retention and inclusion in the workplace. Our vision
is to promote Metrowest as a community of choice
to live and work in for employees and employers
who value and are enriched by differences in the
culture of their communities. We are committed to
helping build a strong diverse and inclusive
community in MetroWest. While some may feel it
has already been here a while, we believe there is still
so much work to be done.
3. Continued monthly meetings that allow
member companies to host and share their
successful diversity practices, which included,
“How to start a resource/affinity group”;” How
diversity and inclusion can impact your employee
engagement” and more
4. Continue to support and participate in
Chamber events, including “Taste of Metrowest”,
Business After Hours and the Annual Meeting/Gala
We are looking forward to an exciting 2014! We
will of course continue our strong relationship and
support of the activities and events of the Metrowest
Chamber. In addition, we also plan to continue
doing great work around promoting and helping to
clearly drive our mission and vision. Our goals
include:
• Offer workshops to help organizations drive
their diversity and inclusion goals (how and where
to acquire diverse employees)
• Educate organizations on how to effectively
retain diverse employees and build employee
engagement
• Promote workforce diversity as a competitive
advantage and recognize the business case for
success
Gwene McBride, MAWD Chair
2014 MetroWest Chamber
of Commerce Decals will be
mailed with renewal letters
Some of our activities and accomplishments in 2013
included:
1. Redesign of our informative website. We offer
white page articles, meeting updates, helpful tips
and so much more (www.mawd.org)
2. Our new brochures were developed and are
now in distribution
January 2014
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TRADEWorks! sponsored by TD Bank
As part of our on-going effort to provide
you with meaningful programming to help grow
your business, the MetroWest Chamber continually
evaluates its programming to ensure the highest
return on investment. This year, we re-defined our
traditional breakfast networking series and kicked
off TradeWorks! sponsored by TD Bank.
TradeWorks! is a table top trade show and
networking series established to highlight
MetroWest Chamber member businesses and
promote them in low-key tradeshow style.
Members showcase their business, products and
services in a tabletop display and then have an
opportunity to participate in several rounds of
formal networking, enabling them to achieve the
benefits of both simultaneously. While there is no
limit to the number of networking participants, the
maximum number of exhibitors is 20 allowing for
a more approachable display and networking event.
September’s TradeWorks! inaugural event at the
Sheraton Framingham attracted about 100
attendees in addition to the exhibitors. “This
promises to be a convenient 1-2 punch for smaller
businesses that may not have the budget to attend a
large trade show but still hope to capture additional
business from the compressed interaction of a trade
show environment” said Chamber President,
Bonnie Biocchi. If you want to start the New Year
off right by getting your business front and center,
this is a great opportunity to do so!
Lemonia Mironidis, TD Bank
WFF - Women’s Fun Federation
Nearly every
chamber and
professional
organization
has some sort of
women-focused
networking group.
We at the MWCoC, thought long
and hard about how to differentiate ourselves from
the maddening crowd, as they say. It was important to us to create a program that would make
networking anxiety free and something that would
appeal to every woman and viola’ the Women’s Fun
Federation (WFF) was born.
The WFF was developed as a take-off on the
male-dominated world of the WWF (World
Wrestling Federation). While smashing, bashing
and grunting may amuse some, we decided our
emphasis would be on helping women make
connections in an informal and entertaining
setting. Every other month, the WFF meets at
a new MetroWest location to nosh, learn and
listen and in the process, promote camaraderie.
Hundreds of ladies (and men too!) have enjoyed
these free networking events which have included
a MetroWest Jeopardy Smackdown at the Verve,
Shop ‘Til You Drop at the Salvation Army Thrift
Store, a Chocolate and Wine Pairing tutorial
at Chocolate Therapy and “ShopMania” at the
Hampton Inn.
If you want to meet some fabulous new women
and inject a bit more fun into your jam-packed
world, and want it to dovetail with your personal
and professional life, look no more…the WFF is
for you.
If your goal is to meet new people in 2014 join us
and have some fun in the process.
www.metrowest.org for details!
The Small Business Toolkit Series
The MetroWest
Chamber of
Commerce strives
to provide our
member
businesses with
benefits that
help their
business grow
and succeed.
With new technologies, regulatory changes and
the advent of socoal media, we have seen that many
businesses just cannot keep up! In response to these
challenges, in 2014 we will offer something new
- the Small Business Toolkit Series. Each month
we will provide training courses and seminars at
the Chamber office to help keep small businesses
informed of the changes that may affect them as
well as provide learning opportunities to help them
grow and succeed. Topics that will be covered
include social media use, networking skill
development, referral generation, sales tips and
techniques and more. It is our hope that this new
benefit will provide you with even more tools to
help you grow.
www.metrowest.org for details!
MetroWest on the Rise ~ Young Professionals Group
Young professionals
are the rising stars of
MetroWest. And so,
we are excited to offer
a new opportunity to
help them connect
with one another, build
a network of colleagues
and share ideas about
how to be even more
successful in the workplace. Spearheaded by
Shepherd & Goldstein’s Melissa Lord,
MetroWest on the Rise offers our young
professionals a monthly meeting to explore career
growth and development and to collaborate on a
variety of issues. By focusing on the needs of our
emerging workforce, we will help build a secure
future.
MetroWest on the Rise meets for lunch on the 2nd
Friday of each month at Red Barn Coffee Roasters,
Rt. 9 Eastbound. If you are a young
professional and want your work and
volunteering to be more impactful, plug into
the power of MetroWest on the Rise and watch
your career take off!
www.metrowest.org for details!
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Fine Tuning the College Initiative
In January 2011, the MetroWest Chamber of
Commerce unveiled a College Initiative program to
engage college students as future business leaders.
Since that time, the Chamber has partnered with
Framingham State University (FSU), Clark
University Graduate School of Management and
MassBay Community College to develop a
customized program in which students become
full-fledged members of the MWCoC with access
to all the benefits that Chamber members enjoy. As
part of the program, students are paired with a
mentor, who provides assistance with “soft-skill”
development such as networking, interviewing and
navigating workplace etiquette.
In 2013 the College Initiative underwent a
complete transformation when FSU and the
Chamber jointly chose to implement the program
within a credit-bearing class. This pilot program
allows students in the marketing and
communications field to earn credit through their
coursework, involvement in networking
opportunities, participation in “career days” and
one-to-one mentoring sessions. This fall, Bob Fields
and his team at Framingham based CommCreative
hosted another immensely informative session
outlining career opportunities in the field of
marketing and advertising.
Chamber President Bonnie Biocchi is a guest
speaker throughout the semester covering topics
such as professionalism, interviewing and
negotiating, and career development providing
students insight into employer expectations and
better preparing them to enter the workforce upon
graduation.
The long-term goals of the College Initiative are
retaining our young and talented individuals for the
region’s workforce, encouraging emerging leaders to
recognize the value of community and professional
engagement and ensuring that these future leaders
remain dedicated to creating vibrant economies as
they pursue a career in their chosen field.
MetroWest/495 - TMA
2013 has been a successful year for the
MetroWest/495 Transportation Management
Association (TMA). The TMA continues its
mission of providing sustainable transportation
options to its members throughout the MetroWest
and 495 Region. As a joint program of the
MetroWest and Marlborough Regional Chambers
of Commerce, the TMA is involved in several
economic development projects that support
member’s transportation and planning initiatives.
In 2014 the TMA will examine vanpool options for
members, increase carpool usage, and evaluate
opportunities for shuttles to existing MBTA
stations. We will continue to work with the MBTA
to advocate for enhanced commuter rail schedules,
with a focus on providing workforce solutions such
as reverse commute and last mile options that are
cost-effective and sustainable. To better serve our
members, the TMA has teamed up with several
municipalities to evaluate and enhance route
options with the MetroWest Regional Transit
Authority.
Under production, is the TMA’s very first
MetroWest Commuter map which will identify all
public transportation stops as well as safe bike routes
to and from our member sites. We are also actively
involved in bike safety initiatives and advocates for
resources for the bikers in the region. The TMA
will continue to be a committed partner in the
region as we facilitate our employer’s future growth.
We hope you will join us, as 2014 will be an exciting
year to be a part of the TMA!
Stephanie Hirshon, Director
MetroWest 495 Transportation
Management Assoc.
508.879.5600 ext 2105
Community Outreach
The Community Outreach Initiative was created
for two important reasons: to help match skilled
workers to employment opportunities and to
connect Chamber members with volunteer
opportunities that will make a difference in their
communities. The committee identifies job
openings in local companies and publicizes
candidate’s abilities through a monthly newsletter
that identifies job seekers in five categories: adults
with developmental delays, displaced adult
workers, new Americans, veterans and youth. In
2014 we look forward to working with local
partners on our mission; we will be linking to
Employment and Training Resources, Natick
Service Council and the United Way to help
accomplish the goal of putting people back to
work!
Our volunteer initiative is also expanding. A
group of 15 volunteered at the Pearl Street
Cupboard and Café, serving those in need.
Another group volunteered at Habitat for
Humanity where a group of committed women
invested an entire day to building a house for a
family in need and during the holiday season, over
20 chamber members partnered with Natick town
officials to serve a wonderful lunch to 300 seniors
at the Natick Council on Aging.
Thank you to our wonderful Community
Outreach committee members: Jen Maseda, Beth
Cooper, Jim Giammarinaro, George Lonergan, Jim
Lynch, Natalie Saroufim, John Stone and Caroline
Cooke. These “foot soldiers” are constantly
advocating for the Chamber and are the primary
reason that the Community Outreach Initiative is
meeting its mission.
Ambassador Committee
The Ambassadors Committee has been busy this
year, welcoming 111new members and
encouraging them to make the most of their
investment in the MetroWest Chamber throughout the course of their first year. Networking is the
heart and soul of the Chamber, so Ambassadors
actively engage new members by helping to make
connection at programs and events and by keeping
in touch throughout the year as a resource and a
Chamber “buddy”. A member survey earlier this
year indicated that most Chamber members are
January 2014
active on social media, particularly Facebook and
LinkedIn. Ambassadors have begun asking new
members for their Facebook pages so that we can
connect online and have created a sub-group of
very active Digital Ambassadors. On a daily basis,
this group reaches out to our members, “liking”
their Facebook pages and posts and re-posting or
sharing with their own audiences as well. Over
500 people already “Like” us on the Chamber
Facebook page! Next up will be increased activity
on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Congratulations to Steve Levine who was honored
as Ambassador of the Year at the Chamber’s
Annual Meeting in November. Steve has been a
member of the Chamber for nearly 20 years, first
in his role with Sovereign Bank and now with
Purple Ink Insurance. And before that, he actually
worked for the Chamber in membership
development. Ever cheerful, Steve is exemplary in
carrying out his Ambassador responsibilities - and
if you tell him when your birthday is, he’ll serenade
you every year!
Betsy Cross, Natick VNA
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This Chamber is on Fire!
“Where’s the fire?” was the theme of this year’s annual banquet. The video music production performed by the Chamber’s
Board of Directors and sung to the tune of the Billy Joel song “We Didn’t Start the Fire” ended what was a spectcular
evening. Essentially a year-in-review, the photos and words performed that evening appear below. We hope this will give
you a snapshot of the who, the what and the where of the 2013 MetroWest Chamber of Commerce. And if you didnt see it
live go to www.metrowest.org and check out Robson Tino’s video.
Framingham
Hopkinton
West and ...
Bose
Holliston
Sherborn
Southborough
Staples
Mirick O’Connell
Bargain Hunting
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Wayland
Ashland
Sudbury
Mathworks
Genzyme
Sheraton
Meet-Ups
Dine Around
Natick
Where the Fun Never Ends
MetroWest Medical
Smack-downs
Chocolate Therapy will Mend
MetroWest Connections
This Chamber is on Fire! (continued)
DHG
WBJ
Consigli Construction
IPS
This Chamber is on Fire
We ’ r e a B r a n d t h a t ’ s P r o v e n
S o We ’ l l K e e p o n M o v i n ’
This Chamber is on Fire
Plug in to our Connections
To M e e t Yo u r P r o j e c t i o n s
TJX
Exec-Connect
TRADEWorks!
Techies
Shopping Golden Triangle
Catering
January 2014
Boston Scientific
WFF
Golfing for the Prize
Newbies
Jammin’ at the Verve
and there’s Bing!
Legislative Breakfast
5 Star Status
Hiring Our Heroes
Colantonio’s Bar-B-Que
Marathon
Jump Start Java
Mentoring Young Professionals
Red Sox Nation
SKYBOKX Opening
Boston Strong
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This Chamber is on Fire! (continued)
This Chamber is on Fire
We ’ r e a B r a n d t h a t ’ s P r o v e n
S o We ’ l l K e e p o n M o v i n ’
This Chamber is on Fire
Plug in to our Connections
To M e e t Yo u r P r o j e c t i o n s
Chaos at the Finish Line
Lawyers
Doctors
Bankers
Non-Profit Partners
Habitat Houses
Helping at the Pearl Cafe
State House Meetings
Public Hearings
Marijuana Overlay
Neighbors Shouting Yeah or Nay
Rising Stars
Buy a Car
Food and Drink and Local Bars
Children Grow in Many Ways
Age with Grace
CPA’s
Purple Ink
Counseling Days
Please Remove that Kitchen Sink
Ice Cream
You Scream
This Chamber is on Fire
We ’ r e a B r a n d t h a t ’ s P r o v e n
S o We ’ l l K e e p o n M o v i n ’
This Chamber is on Fire
Plug in to our Connections
To M e e t Yo u r P r o j e c t i o n s
and We all Love Steve Levine!
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Watch Your Business Grow Here
MetroWest Connections
This Chamber is on Fire (continued)
Have a Drink of Craft Beer
For Your Business We will Fight
and we’ll help you Find a Site
G-Men
Campaigns for Washington
Liberty and Freedom
Let us do Your Marketing
Give Your Business added ZING
Facebook , Twitter and LinkedIn
Job Fairs
Shutdown of the Kingdom
Don’t Commit a Media Sin!
This Chamber is on Fire
We ’ r e a B r a n d t h a t ’ s P r o v e n
S o We ’ l l K e e p o n M o v i n ’
This Chamber is on Fire
Plug in to our Connections
To M e e t Yo u r P r o j e c t i o n s
Artists
TCAN
Transportation Management
Downtown
Getting Thin
Take a Cab
Run a Race
January 2014
Do You Need a Loan?
Practicing
Put Some Makeup on Your Face
Singers
Forecasts by Bluestone
Wayside Inn
Hold that Banner Really High
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This Chamber is on Fire! (continued)
We are Aiming for the Sky
Rest Your Head in Content
Visit Our Attractions
What Else do We Have to Say?
See these Schools in Action
Leaders in Development
MetroWest’s the Only Way!
This Chamber is on Fire
We ’ r e a B r a n d t h a t ’ s P r o v e n
S o We ’ l l K e e p o n M o v i n ’
This Chamber is on Fire
Plug in to our Connections
To M e e t Yo u r P r o j e c t i o n s
Thank you to all our
members and friends
that helped light up
2013!
New Members for 2013
29 Sudbury Restaurant and Bar
29 Hudson Road
Sudbury, MA 01776
978-443-1700
Emily Morrisette
RESTAURANTS
1-888-Wow1Day Painting Worcester
9 Highland Lane
Fiskdale, MA 01518
774-321-0485
Steve Dillard
PAINTING/CARPENTRY
Acapulcos Mexican Family Restaurant &
Cantina
1656 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01701
(774) 217-1309
David Brambila
RESTAURANTS
AFLAC - Jones
17 Village Hill Lane Unit #1
Natick, MA 01760
508-207-7511
Allen Jones
INSURANCE
Alexandra Sturchio
Framingham State University
Alexis Young
Framingham State University
Alphagraphics
451 Concord Street
Framingham, MA 01701
508 626-2318
Karon Heerdt
PRINTERS
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Boston Bluegrass Union
PO Box 650061
West Newton, MA 02465-0061
American Express OPEN Small Business 617-782-2251
Sheila Selby
Credit Cards
NON-PROFIT
200 Vesey Street, 45th Floor
New York, NY 10285
212 640 0088 Brick Marketing: SEO Firm
Alice Wong
100 Tower Office Park, Suite M
BANKS
Woburn, MA 01801
781-999-1222
Nick Stamoulis
American Girl
INTERNET MARKETING
Natick Mall
1245 Worcester Street Suite 1096
Natick, Ma 01760
Camacho Financial, LLC
508-810-3511
1253 Worcester Road, Suite 202
Ashley Newhall
Framingham, MA 01701
RETAIL
617-307-5080
Sarah Camacho
ACCOUNTING & BOOKKEEPING
American Laser Skincare
SERVICES
463 Worcester Rd., Ste 102A
Framingham, MA 01701
508-663-2271
Cbeyond
Jennifer Germain
200 Wheeler Ave., Suite 1S
BEAUTY & AESTHETICS
Burlington, MA 01803
866-424-6811
John Thulin
Ash Wasilidas, CPA
COMPUTER SOFTWARE/
945 Concord Street
SERVICES
Framingham, MA 01701
508-433-0029
Ash Wasilidas
CHM Welding LLC
ACCOUNTING & BOOKKEEPING 71 Sears RD
SERVICES
Southborough, MA 01772
508 481 0037
Nancy Valchuis
Beals and Thomas, Inc.
CONTRACTORS-GENERAL
144 Turnpike Road
Southborough, MA 01772
508-366-0560
Mary-Ellen Odone
ENGINEERS-SURVEYORS
Amelia Iverson
Framingham State University
Chocolate Therapy, Inc.
50/60 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01701
781-329-1571
David Griffin
RETAIL
Combined Insurance
5 Highgate Road
Wayland, MA 01778
508-259-5083
John Cleary
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
ConnectedView
201 Boston Post Road West, Suite 203
Marlborough, MA 01752
508-232-4600
Heather Litwin
INTERNET MARKETING
Consigli Construction Co., Inc.
2 Summer Street
Milford, MA 01757
508-458-0310
Vance Freymann
CONSTRUCTION
Cookie Lady Treats
22 Howard Rd
Maynard, MA 01754
978-298-5754
Laura Bowman
RETAIL/WHOLESALE
Costco Wholesale
71 2nd Ave.
Waltham, MA 02451
781-622-3887
Alex Cohen
WHOLESALE/DISTRIBUTORS
MetroWest Connections
New Members (continued)
Country Fresh Laundry and Linens
2 Central St
Framingham, Massachusetts 01701
508-788-8001
David Kuttler
CLEANERS & LAUNDRY
FedEx Ground
55 Lyman Street
Northboro, MA 01532
1-800-GO-FEDEX
Dianne Esposito
TRANSPORTATION
Householdemerald.com
74 Bridge Street
Medfield, MA 02052
508-294-0093
Blair March
PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS
Liberty Tire
256 Ayer Rd
Littleton, MA 01460
978-772-4251
Steve Forrest
WASTE/RECYCLING SYSTEMS
Crisafulli Business Coaching, Inc.
69 Warwick Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
401-762-2430
Jim Crisafulli
BUSINESS CONSULTING
First Financial Merchant Services
PO Box 3230
Framingham, MA 01705
508-202-0304
Glenn Goldstein
CREDIT CARD SERVICES
Hua Express Sushi Corporation
135 North Main Street
Natick, MA 01760
508-333-3928
Ming Fong
RESTAURANTS
Link Marketing Services LLC
6 Sullivan Terrace, Suite 101
Framingham, MA 01701-3748
508-641-4884
Cheryl Tully Stoll
MARKETING CONSULTANTS
Daniel Alberghini
Framingham State University
Fluid Power Products, Inc.
302 Turnpike Road
Southborough, MA 01772
508-481-8881
John Pecoraro
DISTRIBUTORS
Innovative Business Law Group, PC
20 Pickering Street
Needham, MA 02492
781-444-2333
Colin Coleman
LAWYERS
Littleton Electric Light & Water
Departments
P.O. Box 2406
Littleton, MA 01460
978-540-2222
Savas Danos
PUBLIC UTILITIES
Fountain Street Fine Art
59 Fountain Street, Ground Floor
Framingham, MA 01702
508-879-4200
Cheryl Clinton
ART
Insperity
77 4th Ave., Suite 100
Waltham, MA 02451
781-565-2823
Joe Berkowitz
HUMAN RESOURCE
CONSULTANTS
D. Francis Murphy Insurance Agency
200 Main Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
800-222-8711
Philip Cote
INSURANCE
EastWest Bank
223 Washington St., Suite 306
3 Newton Executive Park
Newton, MA 02462
617-841-2362
Frances Mueller
BANKS
Economic Development Industrial
Corporation
150 Concord Street
Framingham, MA 01702
508-532-5455
MUNICIPALITIES
Edible Arrangements
119 Waverly St
Framingham, MA 01702
508-665-5999
Irina Salgan
FLORISTS-RETAIL
Edwards House Meeting and Retreat
Center
1 Badger Road
Framingham, MA 01702
508-875-5233
Diane Montgomery
CONFERENCE CENTERS
Elizabeth Cameron
Framingham State University
Elizabeth Scannell
Framingham State University
Employment & Training Resources
1671 Worcester Road, Suite 205
Framingham, MA 01701
508) 786-0928
Maureen Schumacher
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE/
TRAINING
EnChem Engineering, Inc.
151B California Street
Newton, MA 02458
617-795-0058
Raymond Ball
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING
January 2014
Framingham Downtown Renaissance, Inc.
129 Concord Street, Suite 25
Framingham, MA 01702
508) 861-3289
Holli Andrews
NON-PROFIT
Jess Thomas
Framingham State University
John Brennan
Framingham State University
Get In Shape For Women
255 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01701
508-283-1344
Audra Murray
HEALTH FITNESS CENTERS
Joint Ventures Physical Therapy
109 Andrew Ave, Suite 102
Wayland, MA 01778
617-536-1161
Daniel Brownridge
HEALTH CARE
GolfTEC-Natick
1398 Worcester St
Natick, MA 01760
774-221-6028
Jeffrey Czerwinski
RECREATION/SPORTS
Justine’s Grill
978 Worcester Road
Wellesley, MA 02482
781-772-1488
Felipe Elkarim
RESTAURANTS
Goode Marketing
209 Wood Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748
508-633-8186
Danielle Pryor
MARKETING
Kaitlyn Corriveault
Framingham State University
Greater Boston Gastroenterology
475 Franklin Street, Suite 110
Framingham, MA 01702
508-620-9200
Pamela Baker
PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS
Hanssem Designs
577 Worcester Street
Natick, MA 01760
508- 975-4355
Nancy Scialdone
INTERIOR DECORATORS &
DESIGN
Kelsy Smith
Framingham State University
La Cantina Italiana
911 Waverly St.
Framingham, MA 01702
508-879-7874
Micah Smith
RESTAURANTS
Law Office of Hugo & Associates, PLLC
1 Catherine Rd.
Framingham, , MA 01701
617-448-4888
Michael Hugo
LAWYERS
LKS Sales LLC
50 Hartford St.
Natick MA 01760
508-653-5188
Louis Schorr
WHOLESALE/DISTRIBUTORS
Luxe Tourism, LLC
16 Glen Road
Wellesley, MA 02481
781-235-1714
Janet Caron
TRAVEL AGENCIES & BUREAUS
Mary Kay/LR Communications
17 Center Street
Wayland, MA 01778
508-254-4158
Louise Rijk
CONSULTANT
MealsWithMeaning4U.org/net/com
5 Chrysler Road, Apt. 602
Natick, MA 01760
617-519-1006
Harvey Towvim
FUNDRAISING
Mediation and Family Services
85 Speen Street
Framingham, MA 01701-1903
617-872-7731
Ben Stich
FAMILY SERVICES
Metro Eye Docs.
463 Worcester Road, Suite 300
Framingham, MA 01701
508-745-5088
Tracy Hairston
OPTOMETRIST
Microsoft
1245 Worcester Rd, Space 5541
Natick, MA 01760
508-982-0650
Megan Dobson
RETAIL
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New Members (Continued)
Midas of Natick
840 Worcester Rd.
Natick, MA 01760
508-655-0050
Paul Wilson
AUTO REPAIR & SERVICE
Performing Arts Center of MetroWest
140 Pearl Street, 3rd Floor
Framingham, MA 01702
|508-875-5554
Mary Opanasets
EDUCATION/TRAINING
Stewart Appliance Service, LLC
P.O.Box 5230
Wayland, MA 01778
508-655-0360
Randy Stewart
SERVICES
The Jericho Road Project
2 Lexington Road
Concord, MA 01742
978 760 3201
Dan Holin
COMMUNITY SERVICES
Mountainside Children’s Center
40 California Ave
Framingham, MA 01701
508-820-9300
Janet Webster
CHILD CARE CENTERS
Rachel Bonvie
Framingham State University
Summit Outsource Services, LLC
21 Constitution Circle
Holliston, MA 01746
978-793-0152
Kimberly Murphy
HUMAN RESOURCE CONSULTANTS
ACCOUNTING & BOOKKEEPING
SERVICES/BUSINESS CONSULTING
The Learning Zone in Framingham
63 Fountain St
Framingham, Ma 01702
508-872-3600
Melissa Ananias
CHILD CARE CENTERS
Raymond Van Liew
Framingham State University
MWESL Fund
P.O. Box 351
Natick, MA 01760
Bruce Weisberg
NON-PROFIT
RCS Learning Center
6 Strathmore Road
Natick, MA 01760
508-650-5940
Caroline Cooke
NON-PROFIT
Nicholson Plumbing Heating & Air
Conditioning
5 Hastings St
Framingham , MA 01701
508- 858-5476
Alexandra Kyriakakis
HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING
PLUMBING & HEATING”
Red Barn Coffee Roasters
20 Turnpike Road @ Town Line Drive
Framingham, MA 01701
508-485-7220
Lisa Verrochi
CATERERS/COFFEE BREAK
SERVICE & SUPPLY
RETAIL/WHOLESALE
Northeast States Sign Association (NSSA)
12 Drake Road
Warwick, RI 02888
401-654-6515
Jean Gavigan
SIGNS & DIGITAL GRAPHICS
Red Roof Inn #75 Boston Southborough
367 Turnpike Road
Southborough, MA 01772
508-481-3904
Hilary Easter
HOTELS/MOTELS/INNS
Outback Steakhouse
|30 Worcester Road
Framingham , MA 01702
(508) 872-3945
Scott McCurdy
RESTAURANTS
Red Thread
293 Boston Post Road West
Marlborough, Ma 01752
774-249-5366
Amanda Bulger
FURNITURE
Pabian Law, LLC
40 Speen Street
Suite 401
Framingham, MA 01701
617-939-9444
Keith Pabian
LAWYERS
Samantha Boland
Framingham State University
Panera Bread - Wayland
21 Andrew Avenue, Bldg. 2G
Wayland, Ma 01778
508-358-0024
David Hebert
RESTAURANTS
Papa Razzi Trattoria
155 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702
848-2300
Kerri Jaffe
RESTAURANTS
Patriot Ambulance, Inc.
248 Mill Road
Bldg 2 Unit 2
Chelmsford, MA 01824
978-367-5000
David Walton
AMBULANCE SERVICE
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Sanchez & Santiago CPAs
186 Main Street Suite One
Marlboro, MA 01752
08-561-5746
Carol Sanchez
TAX SERVICES
Sarah Giansanti
Framingham State University
Siobhan McLernon
Framingham State University
Sunlight Photography
69 Broadway St
Westford, MA 01720
508-982-7744
Julie L’Heureux
PHOTOGRAPHERS
T-Master Wall Co.
190 West Union St.
Ashland, MA 01721
508-596-3634
William Lam
CONSTRUCTION
TCT Travel
965 Concord Street
Framingham, MA 01701
508-258-9768
Tracy Cai
TRAVEL AGENCY
TechSandBox Inc.
337 Turnpike Road
Southborough, MA 01772
508-485-7263
Barbara Finer
TECHNOLOGY INCUBATOR
The Angstadt Group, LLC
12 Harding Rd
Natick, MA 01760
508-433-0260
Matt Angstadt
MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS
The Boston Globe
135 Morrissey Blvd
Boston , MA 02205
508-259-7824
Matthew Gibbons
ADVERTISING
Social Fulcrum
469 7th Ave, Suite 1218
New York, NY 10018
707-234-5365
Andrew Krebs-Smith
MARKETING & ADVERTISING
SolarCity Corp.
24 St. Martin Drive , Building 2 Unit 11
Marlborough, MA 01752
978-215-2350
Daniel Rubin
CONSTRUCTION
The Natick Innovation Center
27 Strathmore Road
Natick, MA 01760
617-285-4922
William Balz
OFFICE SPACE RENTALS
Together We Learn LLC
DBA Kidde Academy Framingham
248 Danforth Street
Framingham, MA 01701
508-877-1098
Ester Waworuntu
CHILD CARE CENTERS
Transworld Systems Inc / Melody
Wrobleski
Ashland, MA - Massachusetts 01721
248-495-3513
Melody Wrobleski
Victoria Chipman
Framingham State University
VIP Freelance Studios
197M Boston Post Road West, Unit# 266
Marlborough, MA 01752
508-797-2855
Melissa
GRAPHIC DESIGNERS
Windstream
175 Crossing Blvd, Suite 300
Framingham, MA 01702
508-532-7013
Shauna Kimble
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Yana Yanovsky
Framingham State University
danforthart.org
123 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702
508.620.0050
Exhibitions,
programs,
classes &
more!
MetroWest Connections
2013 Award Recipients
BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR
Donna Kelleher
Next Generation Children’s centers
ATHENA AWARD
Carol Sanchez
Sanchez & Santiago
AMBASSADOR OF
THE YEAR
Steve Levine
Purple Ink Insurance
NON -PROFIT
PARTNER OF
THE YEAR
Leadership MetroWest
(Executive Director
Helen Lemoine)
SMALL BUSINESS OF
THE YEAR
Jack’s Abby Brewing
(Sam & Eric Hendler)
Pail & Shovel
Workshops
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MetroWest Chamber of Commerce Corporate Sponsors
Premier Sponsor
Gold Sponsors
www.bose.com
www.genzyme.com
www.mwmc.com
Bronze Sponsors
www.staples.com
Media Sponsor
www.mathworks.com
www.sheraton.com/framingham
www.Boston Scientific.com
www.metrowestdailynews.com
Community Builders
www.wbjournal.com
www.ipsre.com
www.consigli.com
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