September Business Connection
Welcome New Members
Indian Restaurant - 997 Providence Highway (Route 1 South), Norwood
Chamber Golf Tournament a Big Hit
Chamber members enjoyed a beautiful sunny day of golf at Brookmeadow Country Club on August 16. The Chamber appreciates the support of so many who volunteered, sponsored, donated raffle items and joined us on the course!
Bottom left, the City of Boston Credit Union took home the Banker's Competition (yet again). Bottom right, Marsh McLennan was the overall tournament champion.

Thanks to Kenneth Berman Photography for the photos.
Dogtopia Opens in Dedham
New Chamber member, Dogtopia, recently celebrated their Grand Opening in Dedham with a ribbon cutting. Dogtopia is the leading destination for dog daycare, boarding and spa services. Their mission is to make sure your four-legged family members are kept safe and have a fun time when they are at our modern, open-play facility.

They are located in the Dedham Plaza at 630 Washington Street.

Representative Paul McMurtry and Ambassador chair Gerry Criscenzo were on hand for the special event.
Thank You! The following members have renewed their membership with the NRR Chamber
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
Applied Communications, Inc.
Barron Benefit Advisors, Inc.
Bearingstar Insurance
Bridges by Epoch
Cadence Academy Preschool
Courtyard by Marriott - Norwood
D'Agostino Insurance
Hampton Inn Boston/Norwood
Homes of Distinction Realty
Judge Rotenberg Educational Center
Julie Molloy, Compass Real Estate
Norwood Hospital
Omega Financial, Inc.
South Shore Staffing
Suburban Shopper
Chamber and MassHire Host Hospitality Job Fair
The Chamber teamed up with MassHire to host a job fair for the hospitality industry yesterday. The event was held outdoors at the Norwood Town Common and included more than 20 local restaurants, hotels and others. Job seekers were able to interview and apply on the spot.
Member to Member Promotion
This holiday season, showcase your business in our Holiday Guide. Drive shoppers to your door with great gift ideas, catering options and everything to make the holidays joyful and bright.

Coming November 2021
Reservation deadline: October 1

Reserve your space today by contacting 
Jen Schofield at 508-570-6544 
News You Can Use From our Partners
Join the SBA September 13 – September 15, 2021, for the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit to learn new business strategies, meet other business owners, and chat with industry experts. This free online event will include educational webinars, updates on resources for small businesses and a networking chat room for business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Business Dialogues: Child Care as the Backbone of the New Economy
As companies adopt new policies and adapt approaches for their workforces, child care is a leading concern for their employees who are parents.

Together with Commonwealth Corporation and Business Coalition for Early Childhood, the Department of Early Education and Care is holding a series of Business Dialogues to better understand how child care can meet future work-related needs.

In this series, experts from the child care industry participate in an interactive conversation to inspire creativity for the future wellbeing of our youth. Come and help us answer questions like:

  • What are employers considering as they balance company and employees’ needs in the return to work?
  • What impacts are anticipated for employees with young children?
  • How can child care meet these changing needs?

September 14th
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
September 20th
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
OSHA Small Business Safety and Health Handbook
OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have collaborated to issue an updated workplace safety and health handbook for small businesses.
The Small Business Safety and Health Handbook highlights the benefits of implementing an effective safety and health program, provides self-inspection checklists for employers to identify workplace hazards, and reviews workplace safety and health resources for small businesses.
The self-inspection checklists are designed to help general industry employers identify workplace hazards and where to take action to make their workplaces safer and more healthful for their employees. Employers can use the checklists in several ways, including printing them out and filling them out by hand, or entering information in the fillable PDF forms and then saving the checklists or printing them out.
Protect Your Business From Cyber Threats
Cyber-attacks are a growing concern for small businesses. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has created a cybersecurity guide to help small businesses implement organizational cybersecurity practices.

CISA’s Cyber Essentials is a guide for leaders of small businesses to develop an actionable understanding of where to start implementing organizational cybersecurity practices. Download the Cyber Essentials Starter Kit, the basics for building a culture of cyber readiness.

For a deeper look and greater insight, check out the Cyber Essentials Toolkits, a set of modules designed to break down the CISA Cyber Essentials into bite-sized actions for leadership to work toward full implementation of each Cyber Essential.
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Member Benefit of the Month
401(k) for Small Business
Looking to recruit top talent?

One of the best benefits you can offer is a 401(k).

The Chamber's 401(k) program allows you to offer this attractive benefit to your employees with lower costs, less administrative burden and simple plan choices.
To learn more about the program you can watch our brief introductory video below from Brian Williams of Northshire Consulting or click here.
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