April Business Connection
125th Anniversary Fun Fact!
For many years the Chamber was operated out of the home of its Executive Secretary, Robert H. Cook. In the 1980's it moved into its first office space. Where was it?

Answer below...
Moderna Norwood Wins Category Winner
for Facility of the Future
Moderna's Norwood facility was designed to be highly-flexible, adaptable and capable of manufacturing both for clinic and research. The digital production environment is designed to enable high throughput with a robust and diverse set of products.

The enterprise and process control systems are integrated in a manner that enables flexibility and rapid new product introduction in a highly-automated landscape.

March Photos
Clockwise from top left:
  • Kevin Hallinan, WINNING, Inc. presents a session on "How to Network" prior to the monthly Networking Lunch at Davio's Foxboro.
  • Rob Ferrini, McGowanPRO displays the Red Sox tickets he won at the TASTE event. Thanks to a generous donation by the Bank of Canton.
  • Diana Bagas, LAUNCH, presents to students from area high schools at our Career Awareness Seminar.
  • At the same event, Malinda Burgos, Prime Motors, shares her story with local students. The event was graciously hosted by Universal Technical Institute.
Small Business Day on Beacon Hill

Share Stories with Your Lawmakers on Issues that are Important to You as 
Small Business Owners

Last year at Small Business Day, business owners from across Massachusetts sent a strong message to Beacon Hill legislators that their concerns matter too.

Join us again this year, where many of the state’s leading business organizations and chambers of commerce will gather to help educate policymakers on the issues most important to your small business. Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of this important conversation in 2019!

There is no cost to attend. To register, simply email Sharon Sykes at Sharon.Sykes@NFIB.ORG

Thursday, May 9
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Omni Parker House 
60 School Street 
Boston, MA 02108
Paid Family and Medical Leave
Employer and Employee Toolkits Now Available 

An Employer and an Employee toolkit have been posted to mass.gov/dfml . These tools contain helpful resources for employers and individuals to navigate the latest information regarding the Department of Family and Medical Leave in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The toolkits include contribution rate calculators, informative videos, workplace posters, and other useful information designed to assist people with planning for the implementation of the Commonwealth's Paid Family and Medical leave law.

Please remember that contributions begin July 1, 2019. 

Save The Date
On June 6th from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. the Chamber's HR Alliance will present “Understanding the Paid Family and Medical Leave” at the Chamber office.  More details to follow
Labor & Employment Law Update

Chamber member, Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane is sponsoring the annual Employment Law Update for the South Shore Chamber of Commerce.

For those who missed the update we held earlier this year, this is an opportunity to get the latest on laws and regulations that could impact your business.

The annual Labor & Employment Law Update is a ‘must event’ for key leaders responsible for human resources in their organizations. 

April 25, 2019 at the Boston Marriott Hotel in Quincy, MA
Breakfast & Registration – 7:15 a.m.
Program – 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Blue Hills Regional HS Seeks Volunteers
Blue Hills Regional High School Credit For Life Financial Education Fair will be held on Friday, April 12th, from 8-1:30 at the Randolph Inter-generational Center in Randolph, MA. 

We are looking for volunteers for this event. Previous experience is not required!

Credit for Life is an interactive event supported by local banks and held at area high schools. Students assume the life of a 25 yr old, while adult volunteers and teachers assist students as they rotate to different booth tables and make financial decisions on: housing, transportation, food, clothing, savings retirement etc. Please watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDHeTUOcXQw

If anyone would like to volunteer please click on this link: https://goo.gl/forms/h7xbc2LCDIAgM8Hy1
Neponset River Region Video
Check out our video highlighting the Neponset River region as a great place to live, work and play!

Thanks to Linda Dillon and Homes of Distinction Realty for sponsoring the video.
Fun Fact Answer
The Chamber's first office space was located at 661 Washington Street in Norwood Center in the Odd Fellows Building.
TASTE of the Neponset River Region
Many thanks to all who participated in last week's TASTE of the Neponset River Region.

Hundreds of members and visitors turned out to the Norwood Space Center to sample the finest food and drink the region has to offer!

Thanks to our in-kind sponsors:
  • Matt McKee Photography
  • Flowers & More
  • Rob Peters Entertainment
  • School of Rock

Check out the photo gallery here!

Sponsored by:

Tom O'Rourke - tom@nrrchamber.com
Denise Flynne - denise@nrrchamber.com
Stephanie Coyne - Stephanie@nrrchamber.com
Neponset River Regional Chamber | www.nrrchamber.com