MARCH 2, 2022
ISSUE NO. 6
*Next Tuesday* Chamber Legislative Breakfast with Sec. of Housing & Economic Development Mike Kennealy
Tues March 8, 7:30-9:30am
Four Points by Sheraton Wakefield
Featured guest speaker, Secretary Mike Kennealy will discuss The Future of Local Businesses in the Post Pandemic World with Senator Jason Lewis and a panel discussion with Representative Mike Day, Representative Kate Lipper-Garabedian, Representative Rich Haggarty and Senator Brendan Crighton will follow. A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided. The program begins at 8:00am.
There is a $20 fee for members and a $25 fee for non-members.
Annual Summer Concert Series Planning Is Underway
Planning Committee is currently accepting band submissions and finalizing dates.
The Chamber Planning Committee is excited for the 19th Summer Concert Series! Every year, the chamber hosts six fun, family-oriented music concerts in June, July and August on the Stoneham Town Common.
If you are a musician interested in performing at the concert, please complete a brief form for consideration here. If you would like to make a band recommendation or suggestion for this year’s Concert Series, you can do so here or email email@example.com.
Stoneham HS Students Looking to Interview Local Business Owners
Local businesses needed to assist with business marketing project
Stoneham HS students studying business marketing are looking to partner with local business owners to create a four part marketing plan (PSA, logo, slogan and video). Students would do a walk through of the physical location and/or conduct an interview of the owner and employees to fully understand the goods and services offered, their customers and how things operate.
If you are interested in participating or would like more information,
please email megan@ stonehamchamber.org or call the chamber office at (781) 438-0001.
Save the Date: Health + Wellness Fair Returns In-Person on June 4 & Moves Outside
Saturday, June 4, 10am-1pm, Stoneham Town Common
After a two year hiatus, the Health + Wellness Fair returns this spring and will take place on the Stoneham Town Common. This free event is open to the public and includes local health and wellness experts, screenings, demonstrations, samples, raffles, prizes, giveaways and more.
Vendor and sponsor information will be available shortly.
Questions? Please email
megan@ stonehamchamber.org or call the chamber office at (781) 438-0001.
upcoming events & reminders
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
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.
For more information, please contact Elizabeth Valett
Substance Use Prevention Program Director at the The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham and Wakefield at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 about how to register as a player or a sponsor.
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