Our February Network Gathering will be graciously hosted by the Marriott Residence Inn. This is a great place to host corporate and family events for up to 50 people. Their catering menu is extensive with everything from Healthy Start breakfasts to delicious appetizers and entrees and lots in between. The Residence Inn has so much to offer their guests and we will enjoy a taste of their generous hospitality. As always, our networking events are free and we encourage you to grab a friend or coworker to come along. Networking is an important and easy way to meet new contacts and strengthen existing connections. We look forward to seeing you there.

They will also be offering a cash bar with a variety of beer and wine. Please RSVP as soon as possible out of consideration for our hosts. As a bonus, the Residence Inn will be offering a 15% discount on meeting room rentals to all attendees!

We are proud of the contributions our members make to support the City of Woburn. In ways big and small, the businesses of Woburn are a large part of what makes this community great. Here are a few opportunities to support the students and seekers of knowledge young and old:

The Kennedy Middle School is seeking donations for their calendar fundraiser for the 8Th grade DC trip. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated please drop off at the school before 2/5. Please contact Carl Nelson at (781) 937-8230.

Woburn Dollars For Scholars is now collecting donations to support the Woburn High School students of the class of 2016 further their education. Last year, the program awarded $155,700 to 155 members of Woburn Memorial High School class of 2015 to pursue their advancement in higher education. Make a donation now!

The Woburn Public Library Foundation is seeking sponsors for an Author Event and silent auction on April 14th. Anthony Amore, the Head of Security and Chief Investigator at the Isabella Gardner Museum will discuss his new book, “The Art Of The Con”. A book of true crime tales of art gallery grifters. For more information or to become a sponsor please email: woburnpubliclibraryfoundation@gmail.com

We would like to thank Scoreboards for hosting our January Network Gathering. Frank Vento and his friendly staff made us feel right at home! Our free monthly networking events are one of the many benefits the Woburn Chamber of Commerce adds to the local business community. They would not be possible without the generous hospitality of our hosts. Scoreboard Sports Bar & Grill is a great place to host a casual business event or team building night. Thank you, Frank and to your staff for making us feel welcome. It was great to see old friends and a few new faces too!

The Woburn Chamber of Commerce is in the process of production on a promotional video to spotlight our members and help other businesses learn more about the benefits of the Woburn Chamber of Commerce. We are seeking volunteers who have experiences to share about how the Woburn Chamber of Commerce has helped their business. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the form and we will be in touch!

The Woburn Chamber of Commerce is proud of our members and all they do to make a positive difference. Our friends at the Crowne Plaza and Scoreboard Sports Bar & Grill are teaming up with the 100.7 WZLX and American Red Cross to celebrate National Blood Donor Month. It will be held on Friday, January 29th, from 1:00-7:00 PM at the Crowne Plaza.

All presenting donors will receive a $5.00 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card, the first 100 donors will receive a WZLX T-shirt, AND the 100th donor will win a pair of Celtics tickets!

Chuck Nowlin from Boston’s Classic Rock, 100.7 WZLX will be broadcasting his show live from inside Scoreboard Sports Bar and Grill, where all donors will also receive a complimentary basket of wings.

To schedule your appointment, please go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code WZLX or call at 1-800 RED CROSS (733-2767).

Scoreboard Sports Bar and Grill is located in the Crowne Plaza Boston-Woburn on 15 Middlesex Canal Park, right off of I-95, exit 35. For further information, please visit www.scoreboardwoburn.com or call at (781) 897-4000.