The Chamber has compiled a list of frequently asked questions to assist businesses to locate the information that need for a variety of businesses endeavors. A series of downloadable PDFs have been created to provide information about regulations, policies, procedures, and programs that can assist you in making business decisions. These documents will help you learn about the different economic development [ Read More... ]
MegaNetworking was the name of the game at the event that partnered the Worcester Regional Chamber with the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce for Business After Hours. The event was attended by hundreds who converged on the Beechwood Hotel on Plantation Street in Worcester this past June 23. Sponsored by UniBank, this very popular event lived [ Read More... ]
The second annual Worcester Women's Conference got off to a bustling start as more than 240 women converged on the DCU Center to lead, inspire, and motivate each other. Inspiration was in no short supply as women from all walks of life told their stories throughout the day. Frances Perkins greeted the crowd and took us back to Worcester in [ Read More... ]
Back by popular demand - the Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series will return for summer 2011 and the Chamber is again pleased to be a part of it! Concerts take place every Friday from July 1 - Sept. 9 from 11 am - 2 pm on Worcester Common. This season's series will include expanded food offerings as well as artisans and crafters, as [ Read More... ]
The following information is provided by: Reform Swipe Fees NOW! is a project by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). The project unites U.S. business owners, small and large, in a campaign for fair debit and credit card swipe fees. Background on the Federal Reserve’s Final Regulations on Debit Card Swipe Fees Last July, Congress passed and President Obama signed into law important ...
Doing Business in the Summer is Fun in the Sun! Make sure to mark your calendars and join us for summer fun as we visit area businesses with great outdoor settings. Registration for all events can be made online at: www.worcesterchamber.org or by contacting Mary Hubbard at: 508.753.2924, ext. 229 or email@example.com. BUSINESS AFTER HOURS IS PAR ...
UPDATED INFORMATION IMPORTANT: REGISTERING FOR DISASTER RELIEF WITH FEMA According to SBA, people and businesses who registered for assistance at the Drop-In Centers are only registered with the state and their info will not transfer to FEMA or the SBA. Those seeking assistance MUST REGISTER DIRECTLY with FEMA via telephone, (800) 621-FEMA (3362), or via the web, www.fema.gov. (Although businesses do not technically have to ...
This OP-ED Article appeared in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette on Monday, April 19, 2011 and represents the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce's opinion on this issue. The global downturn has been hitting home and will continue to do so. A case in point – in 2008, the City of Worcester received about $57 million in unrestricted local aid. For the 2012 budget cycle, the city ...
A ONE DAY CONFERENCE | FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011 | 8 am – 4:30 pm DCU Center - Worcester, MA Register Now! Sponsored by SIGNATURE SPONSOR Mary DeFeudis Abbott Bioresearch Center | Baystate Financial Services | Charter Business | Coghlin Electrical Contractors, Inc. | Fallon Clinic | Harvard Pilgrim Health Care | Seven Hills Foundation | UMass Memorial Healthcare | UMass Medical School | ...
When the Worcester City Council set the tax rate for 2011, the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce considered this the right message to both residential and commercial property owners. We believe that, in order to attract more businesses and retain those that are already in the City, Worcester must be competitive with surrounding communities. The City Council took a step in the right direction when they ...
The following letter was sent to all Chamber members whose business is located in the City of Worcester to provide them with information about the Chamber’s position on tax classification. The letter was also submitted to the Telegram & Gazette. The Chamber will also be present at the hearing to provide oral testimony on behalf of your business. The hearing is slated for Tues., Dec. ...
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Join the Chamber for Fun in the Sun at our Beach Party! at this sponsored by Thursday, August 18, 2011 5 pm - 7:30 pm at the Flying Rhino 278 Shrewsbury St.. Worcester Valet Parking Cost: $10 [ Read More... ]Fri, August 19, 2011
Help Us Grow - You'll Grow too! Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce LOCATION: Chamber Conference Room, 446 Main St., Worcester TIME: 7 am - 9 am COST: Free for guests (fee applies if you [ Read More... ]Fri, September 2, 2011
Help Us Grow - You'll Grow too! Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce LOCATION: Chamber Conference Room, 446 Main St., Worcester TIME: 7 am - 9 am COST: Free for guests (fee applies if you [ Read More... ]Thu, September 8, 2011
Sponsored by Thursday, September 8, 2011 Time: 7 am - 9 am Location: Beechwood Hotel, 363 Plantation St., Worcester Cost: $35 Members, $45 Non-members Guest speaker: Attorney General Martha Coakley Re-elected to her second term [ Read More... ]