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Chamber Promotes “Shop Small” Campaign in Norwood

The Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that it has signed on as a “Neighborhood Champion” in support of Norwood Center merchants that are rallying together this year to bring a day-long shopping event to their customers. Small Business Saturday is a national movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the United States. Special sales, discounts, refreshments, live music and free items such as reusable shopping bags will be available all day to shoppers who make the trip to Norwood Center on November 29th. Additionally, those who visit at least three locations will be entered into a raffle to win American Express Gift Certificates and special items donated by the merchants. Read more »

No, No, No - Chamber takes positions on Ballot Questions

A large part of the Chamber’s mission is to support regional economic development and the regional business community. To that end, the Chamber board of directors recently voted to oppose three Ballot Questions that we feel will negatively impact economic development and business in the Neponset Valley. Read more »

Back To Work

Well the school buses are rolling again and the Patriots season is about to kick off. I hope everyone had a chance to take a break this summer and enjoy some time away from work, your computer and other electronic devices we seem so attached to. September always feels like the beginning of a new year to me. The kids are back in school, the cooler air re-energizes people, our event calendar picks up and people seem eager to get back to work. It’s a good time to take a look at your business goals and see where you stand before the end of the third quarter. Read more »

Easy Ways to Maintain Movement in Your Life

I have always believed that exercise, daily if possible, is key to great health. I recently had a patient ask me what I do for exercise and I was pleased that I could share with her the variety of enjoyable physical activities that I do Read more »

Non-Compete Ban Does Not Pass

The Massachusetts Legislative session ended on July 31, 2014 without the passage of a ban or restriction on non-competition agreements. A bill which would have significantly restricted the use of non-competition agreements in employment was approved by the state Senate but in the end, did not pass in the full Legislature. Read more »

Independence Day

Many years ago when rifling through some photos in the Chamber archives I found one of the Fourth of July parade in Norwood probably in the late 50’s (when we were the Norwood Chamber of Commerce). It showed a young women riding in a convertible Cadillac with a sash across her front that said “Chamber of Commerce”. Read more »

Everything You Should Know about Sinusitis - Brigham & Woman’s Hospital

Along with warmer weather and longer days, spring brings allergies and colds – often the cause of sinusitis. Read more »

Plimpton Press Development Good for Norwood Center

The Mission Statement of the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce is “To enhance quality of life and economic development in the Neponset Valley Read more »

Playing Well in the Sandbox

Often when I speak to community groups Read more »

Shop Local and Save

The other night my family went out to eat at the British Beer Company in Walpole. The main reason we went is that the BBC was donating 10% of our total bill to the Oldham Elementary School in Norwood, which our 2nd grade girls attend. The other reasons are that they are a Chamber member, and their food is good Read more »

Is It Time for a Raise?

The Massachusetts House of Representatives will soon be debating the merits of raising the Commonwealth’s Minimum Wage rate. Read more »

Guest Blog - The Search for the Fountain of Youth by Master Calvin Chin, Visions HealthCare

Youthfulness, health and longevity - how is this achieved? Does anyone know the magic formula? As a long-term practitioner of Tai Chi and martial arts (over 50 years), I am approached by students and friends who are fascinated with how I have aged, since I appear to be much younger than my chronological age. Read more »

To Your Health

A New Year and a new start. Read more »

Young Female Athletes in Danger of Osteoporosis?  POSTED BY BRIGHAM AND WOMEN’S HOSPITAL

A 19-year-old who used to run three-to-seven miles a day, Laura now feels pain and limps even when walking. Jessica is a competitive college lacrosse player who has repeatedly sat on the sidelines during the past two seasons with foot pain. Both women are being treated for stress fractures, but they also share increased risk for a condition that can lead to irreversible loss of bone density if not recognized and treated early. Read more »

Filling the Gap

I hope that everyone had a restful and enjoyable Thanksgiving weekend. The staff here at the Chamber is thankful for the ongoing support we receive from each of you throughout the course of the year. I recently attended an excellent program at Universal Technical Institute (UTI). Read more »

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