December Business Connection
Welcome New Member
ChamberTalks at the Theater

Showcase Cinema was the location for "ChamberTalks 7X7" last month. Members heard 7 minute talks from a variety of speakers on 7 different topics. All of the talks addressed the impacts of the pandemic in a number of different sectors.

Following the talks, our speakers mingled with the crowd at a cocktail reception that featured the Magic of Dennis Blanchard.
2022 Sponsorship Opportunities
Partner with the Neponset River Regional Chamber by taking advantage of our unique sponsorship opportunities. These packages serve small, medium and large businesses alike and a strategic sponsorship plan can be created for any budget and for any business size. These programs will allow you to raise your company’s visibility and credibility while ensuring the Chamber has the financial capacity to carry out its mission on behalf of local business
Norwood Hospital Breaks Ground on New Facility
Steward Health Care held a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday to announce its plans to build a brand new, state of the art Norwood Hospital. The event was attended by several officials including Governor Charlie Baker, Congressman Stephen Lynch, Senator Mike Rush, Representative John Rogers along with Norwood's Town leaders.

Norwood Hospital President, Sal Perla outlined the plans for 130 bed regional facility which is expected to open in 2024.
Ribbon Cutting at Springtide
Springtide Child Development celebrated their grand opening at 95 Eastern Avenue, Suite 8 in Dedham with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony. Among the local officials on hand were Senator Mike Rush, Representative Paul McMurtry and Dedham's Community Development Director, John Sisson.

Springtide offers personalized, holistic treatment plans for children 2-18 years old with autism. Their interdisciplinary team of caring specialists coordinate daily to track progress and help each child succeed.
Member News
On November 6th, SYNERGY HomeCare of Greater Boston participated in the Foxborough Walk to End Alzheimer's. It was a sunny, yet chilly day with walkers from all across the Neponset River region.

Collectively, their team raised nearly $1200 for the Alzheimer's Association, a cause near and dear to their hearts and the clients that they serve.
QRGA, LLP Certified Public Accountants ( has announced that the firm has moved its headquarters from 1410 Providence Highway in Norwood, Massachusetts to 220 Norwood Park South in Norwood, Massachusetts.

“With the new office being less than one mile away from our current location, we are making the move to upgrade and expand our office environment for the benefit of our team members and valued clients,” said Jeff Ellis, managing partner of QRGA, LLP.
Norwood Bank invites you to help bring some holiday cheer to a local child. Beginning Nov 18th, just take a “mitten tag,” listing age and gift ideas for area children from the Sharing Tree in our lobby and return all wrapped gifts to us by December 10th. Lobby hours are Mon-Wed & Fri 8:30 to 4pm, Thursday 8:30-6pm and Saturday 8:30 to 12:30pm.
Whitney Place at Sharon invites you and your family to our Holiday Gift Wrapping event! While staff and volunteers wrap your holiday gifts, enjoy light refreshments and earn a
unique piece of jewelry by bringing a $5 donation to benefit the Sharon community Friendship Circle. Spread joy this holiday season by bringing an additional, unwrapped gift donation to
benefit the children of Boston Children’s Hospital.

Friday, December 10 - 11 am – 4 pm
675 South Main Street, Sharon
Thank You! The following members have renewed their membership with the NRR Chamber
AAA Northeast
Alzheimer's Association
B.J. Supply Inc.
Brigham & Women's/Mass General Health Care Center Foxboro
Cullen, Murphy & Co., PC
David Hern Jr, Attorney
Dedham High School
Gannett Media New England
Guild Mortgage - Nancy Levine
Hilton Hotel Boston/Dedham
Home Helpers and Direct Link
Home Instead
IntraSystems, Inc.
Kenneth Berman Photography
Lugten, Morin & Nielson, LLP
Precision Sensing Devices, Inc.
Premium Printer Supplies
Samet & Company, PC
School to Careers Partnership
Seven Point Financial
University of Massachusetts Boston
Whitney Place at Sharon
Wluka Real Estate Corp.
YD Autobody, Inc.
Members Hit the Lanes at Splitsville
The Chamber's Young Professionals teamed up with the Tri-Town and United Chambers for an evening of bowling and networking at Splitsville Lanes at Patriot Place.

Above right, Diana Bagas, Launch Social Media, celebrates yet another strike!
Membership Directory Advertising Available
The Neponset River Regional Chamber Annual Membership Directory and Community Guide is currently in production. All members are listed by business category, alphabetically and by contact person.
You can also place your ad in the directory for even more exposure and receive a free 30 second video.
The directories are posted digitally on the Chamber website, mailed to all members and are also distributed throughout the community in town halls, hotels and other high visibility locations.
If you would like to advertise please contact Laurie LeBlanc at Chamber PG at 978-741-3344 or
News You Can Use From our Partners
Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for COVID-19 Vaccinations
Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor issued its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that requires businesses with at least 100 employees to ensure vaccination of their workers or, for those workers who are unvaccinated, masking policies and weekly testing.

While implementation is currently held up by lawsuits, it might be helpful prepare for eventual implementation.

The Department of Labor has provided several fact sheets and FAQs, and while these documents provide useful information, there is much more detail in the full regulatory text. That's why last week, the U.S. Chamber hosted a special vaccine mandate briefing, which you can re-watch here, and created an easy-to-digest document detailing the facts on the ETS for COVID-19 vaccinations, which can be found here.
Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act
Also last month, the President signed the bipartisan infrastructure bill—the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—and the stage is now set to start rebuilding America and turbocharge our nation's economic growth.

To learn more about what is in the Act we've compiled some resources below:
Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Resource Documents
Click here to download a bill summary.
Click here to download a myth vs. fact sheet.
Click here to download an infographic that breaks down the bill's funding.
Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Articles
Click here to read Infrastructure Passes: Five Big Wins for Our Economy.
Click here to read How Infrastructure Impacts Business.
Member Benefit of the Month
Free Job Postings by Zip Recruiter
Looking to recruit top talent?
The Chamber has a free job bank page on its website. Backed by the power of Zip Recruiter, your jobs will be seen throughout the region.
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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