Archive for month: March, 2015
Join us at Masa on Wednesday, March 31st from 5:30 to 7:30 pm for our next Network Gathering. This is a great opportunity to try one of Masa’s award winning margaritas or some of their out of this world tapas.
According to amazingbusiness.com, “One of the biggest benefits of regularly attendance at business networking events is the opportunities that develop from these connections. Whether it is joint ventures, client leads, partnerships, speaking or writing opportunities… good things happen when you network!”
This event is open to member and non-members alike, so please invite your colleagues to join us. Pre-registration is greatly appreciated.
Has this winter’s snow hit your business hard? There is a program available called the Storm Loan Fund through the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corp. or MGCC. They are offering business owners loans of between $5,000 and $10,000. This will be a 3 year note with a 6 month moratorium on principal (interest due monthly), and an annual interest rate of 5%. Follow the link for more information and to download the application. The application must be forwarded here to the Woburn Chamber of Commerce and we approve the application for the MGCC. Business owner can expect to hear within just a few days if their loan has been approved.
Here is the PDF application. Completed applications can be send to us via mail, email, or by completing our electronic form below:
Remember the Woburn Chamber of Commerce is here to support your business!
Executive Director of the Woburn Chamber of Commerce
Dear Mayor and Members of the Council,
I am writing to express the support of the Woburn Chamber of Commerce for the expansion of the Woburn Public Library. The City of Woburn was given the gift of this historically and architecturally significant building which is a true asset to the community. The library provides free access to a world of books. It also provides a welcoming place for young children and families with craft and science experiences as well as groups, clubs and presentations of all kinds. Older children are supported with their academic challenges as well as their career aspirations. Free internet access helps level the field for all to members of our community. The library provides a continuous stream of educational and entertaining programs available at no cost to the entire community.
The proposed expansion would add even further value to the community with plans for a 3D printer and technology to support the growth of STEM skills (Science, Technology and Math) which are vital to careers in the science and technology fields. As a business association we see clearly the added value of having our public library be as current and accessible as possible.
We do not, however, believe that this expansion should be funded by the commercial and industrial property owners of the city. Woburn is in a unique economic position with the deep cushion provided by the tax base of these entities and individuals. We believe strongly that it is in the best interest of the city and its tax payers to balance Woburn’s economic burdens in such a way that continue to make Woburn a City that is welcoming to commerce.
Executive Director , Woburn Chamber of Commerce
10 Tower Office Park, Suite 416
Woburn, MA 01801