FEBRUARY 23, 2022
ISSUE NO. 5
Registration Open for 31st Annual Chamber Golf Tournament
Monday, May 16, 11:30am-6:30pm
Indian Ridge Country Club (Andover)
Join us for an sunny afternoon of golf at the Indian Ridge Country Club. This foursome scramble format is great for golfers of all abilities and lends itself to networking with fellow members of the business community. Registration includes access to the driving range prior to the tournament, a barbecue lunch, cocktail reception and dinner. Learn more or register
Inclusive Grant Program Announced by Gov. Baker Today
More than $75 million in grants is available for small businesses impacted by COVID-19 to apply for.
The program will be administered through Mass Growth Capital Corporation with the funding focused on small businesses that employ between two and 50 people. $25 million will be directed toward businesses that did not qualify for previous MGCC grants because of a lack of revenue loss in 2020; and $50 million will be directed to businesses that reach underserved markets and historically underrepresented groups, or are minority-, women-, or veteran-owned businesses, or are owned by individuals with disabilities or who identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Learn more or apply
Chamber Survey of Businesses Provides Roadmap for Recovery
Local businesses point to direct aide as the best way to reinvigorate the local economy.
Thank you to the many businesses that took the time to complete the chamber’s economic recovery survey to determine the most pressing needs for post-pandemic economic recovery. Most respondents felt direct aide, followed by town-wide improvements to infrastructure were the most important factors. Read the report
Free Training and Intervention Procedures for Servers (TIPS) Certification Class
Tuesday, March 22, 9am-2pm
Stoneham Town Hall Banquet Room
A free TIPS certification class is being offered at Town Hall for interested participants. TIPS is a dynamic, skills-based training program designed to prevent intoxication, drunk driving and underage drinking by enhancing the fundamental “people skills” of servers, sellers and consumers of alcohol. Learn more or register
For more information, please contact Elizabeth Valett, Substance Use Prevention Program Director at the The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham and Wakefield at email@example.com.
Upcoming Events and Reminders
Stoneham’s Director of Planning & Community Outreach is hosting a drop-in public input event on March 1, 4:30-6:30 to get feedback on Stoneham Square improvements that are being proposed. Learn more
Join us for breakfast and a conversation hosted by Sen. Jason Lewis and featuring Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Mike Kennealy, as well as Sen. Brendan Crighton, Rep. Rich Haggerty, Rep. Mike Day, and Rep. Kate Lipper-Garabedian. Learn more or register
The Boys & Girls Club is hosting a summer job fair at their Stoneham location and local businesses are encouraged to attend and host a table and promote summer openings including internships. The fair is advertised for ages 15+, but in previous years the attendees have ranged from 15 to college-aged. Participating businesses will be included in the marketing materials for the event. Learn more or register
April networking brings May referrals. Join us at Tremezzo Ristorante in Wilmington for an in-person Multi-Chamber event. Come GROW relationships with fellow business women that may help you SPRING FORWARD in your business. Enjoy complimentary appetizers, cash bar, and some fun networking activities too! Learn more or register
MelroseWakefield Healthcare and the Institute for Community Health are asking for your participation in a brief survey on the health needs of the people that live and work in the communities that MelroseWakefield Healthcare serves. Please visit melrosewakefield.org/CHNASurvey to take the brief survey survey and have the have the option to be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card.