November Business Connection
Welcome New Members
Debevino Hosts Wine Tasting
Chamber members gathered recently at debevino winery in Walpole for a wine tasting hosted by the Women's Leadership Alliance. The meeting also featured a presentation by Trish White, T. White Designs that inspired people to refresh their personal and online presence in anticipation of renewed networking opportunities in 2022.
(below left: Cindy Peterson, BrighamHealth, Rich and John Bevilacqua, debevino winery, Trish White, T. White Creations, Tom O'Rourke Chamber President and Al DeNapoli, debevino winery.)
Space Center Hosts Business Delegation From Brockton
The Norwood Space Center (home to the Neponset River Regional Chamber) hosted a delegation of business owners and economic development officials from the City of Brockton recently.

Trish White of the Space Center (far right) led the group on a tour of the redeveloped business hub and incubator space which houses a variety of businesses and creative spaces. The group included Chris Cooney, President of the MetroSouth Chamber of Commerce (second from the right).
Thank You! The following members have renewed their membership with the NRR Chamber
Berish Properties
ComForcare Senior Services
Commonwealth Fireplace & Grill Shop
King, McNamar & Moriarty, CPA's
McDonald's Route 1 Norwood
Performegy LLC
SEED Corporation
TransAction Associates, 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!
Community Health Needs Survey
Take the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham Community Health Needs Assessment Survey for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card! 

BID Needham and its member hospitals are conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment to better understand the most pressing health-related issues impacting the people living and working in the communities we serve. This anonymous survey will allow us to develop a deeper understanding of issues that relate to our community member’s thoughts on quality of life, availability of services, and physical and mental health to improve patient and community services.

Complete the survey online for a chance at winning a $100 Visa gift card.
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
SBA Opens PPP Forgiveness Portal
There is good news for business owners who have received PPP loans and now seek loan forgiveness. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has made applying for forgiveness faster, more accessible, and easier through an online portal.

The SBA recently opened a PPP loan forgiveness portal for those whose loans amount to $150,000 or less. The purpose of the portal, according to the SBA, is to make it easier for the millions of small business owners who took out PPP loans. According to the SBA, almost 7 million PPP loans are still not forgiven, and over 90 percent of PPP loans are eligible for forgiveness through the portal. The SBA will handle the forgiveness requests directly and says applying for forgiveness will only take a few minutes with the new portal.
Updated Info on Paid Family and Medical Leave
Get your message out to more than 1,500 email addresses for just $25. Contact Tom O'Rourke at
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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