The Woburn Chamber of Commerce is celebrating our 32nd Anniversary.

The Woburn Chamber of Commerce began with the idea that Woburn businesses deserved to have an association dedicated to advocating for their best interests. Thirty two years later we are still going strong.
We are proud to have been supporting Woburn businesses thrive for 32 years! The Woburn Chamber of Commerce has been at work behind the scenes at City Hall all this time working to make ensure that Woburn continues to be a business friendly city. We continue to offer networking opportunities that now include our Woburn Young Professionals events and Women of Woburn monthly munches in addition to our monthly Network Gatherings. We offer free assistance with your business’ Google listing, help promote event and sponsorship opportunities and give members a fully updatable listing on our site.

We are proud of our members and our community. Together we are strong partners in business and community success.

As part of our 32nd Anniversary celebration we are offering $25 off of our annual membership fee for each new member referral.

BECOME A MEMBER

Women of Woburn

The Women of Woburn is a women’s business networking group.  Our mission is to offer women a balanced approach of networking, internal development, attention to important issues, and the comfort to share their ideas through a luncheon hosted by a different member each month. We’d like to leverage our contacts from the Woburn Chamber of Commerce and create a fun and professional environment of resources, friendships, and opportunities to help meet the challenges of women in business. The Woburn Chamber of Commerce seeks to serve our members in many ways and offer networking opportunities specific to your personal and business needs.
August Luncheon

The August luncheon will be at Century Bank located at 299 Mishawum Road. Our hosts will be Branch Manager, Jane Gilberti and Executive Vice President of Century Bank, Linda Sloane Kay. Linda will share with us her insight into her role and what has worked for her in building relationships and a successful business. 
Join us to view the branch, enjoy lunch and meet new friends. Please RSVP quickly as our Women of Woburn lunches generally sell out.

RSVP HERE

Mishawum Road branch of Century Bank

The Woburn Chamber of Commerce is a proud sponsor of Wu Stock:

WUSTOCK – AN OUTDOOR ROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL TO SUPPORT BREAST CANCER AWARENESS.

The Scoreboard Sports Bar & Grill and The Crowne Plaza Boston  are producing an outdoor rock music festival called Wu Stock. The concert will benefit two local breast cancer related non-profits, the Tanner Ta Ta Foundation and the Friends of Katherine Wall. The festival will feature 4 of the best New England based, nationally and internationally recognized touring rock tribute bands.

Purchase Tickets HERE

The festival will open with Introduction, A Chicago Experience performing the best of the music of the Chicago Transit Authority, later know as just Chicago. Foreigners Journey, The Authentic Foreigner and Journey Experience will perform next. Followed by Live Bullet, A Tribute to the Music of Bob Seger. 

Last up will be Draw The Line – The only endorsed Aerosmith Tribute Show worldwide! They boast accolades from Steven Tyler & Joey Kramer as well as family & friends of the legendary rock group. This is as authentic as it can ever get!

The event will be held on the back patio and parking lot of the Scoreboard Sports Bar & Grill / Crowne Plaza Boston – Woburn. The festival gates will open at 12:00 pm on Sunday, August 14, 2016. The bands will start at 1:30 pm and run until 9:00 pm. 

Scoreboard General Manager, Stephan Harron promises, “The festival will be a day of incredibly good music. We are very excited about having been able to secure 4 great bands to perform at one show. A wide variety of foods will be available ranging from burgers, dogs and sausages right off the grill to New England Lobster Rolls and everything in between. The beer selection will include local brews as well as domestic and imported favorites. We are working with our wine distributors to put together a variety of wines sold by the glass.”

About the not for profit organizations benefiting from the event ticket sales:

Tanner Ta Ta Foundation
The Tanner Ta Ta Foundation helps local women and families in a variety of ways. The Tanner Ta Ta Foundation was incorporated in 2009 after many years of informal support between friends. The Foundation has several goals:

•To provide emotional support to women and families at the time of a breast cancer diagnosis, as well as during treatment and beyond.•To provide gifts of encouragement and care to women in treatment.•To be a source of support for children and spouses of women in treatment.•To network with other organizations.•To support the research into breast cancer causes and the search for a cure by sponsoring walkers in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.•To be a source of education, information, and continued support for the health and well-being of survivors of breast cancer.
For more information on the Tanner Ta Ta Foundation please find the Tanner Ta Ta Foundation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or at tannertatas.org

Friends of Katherine Wall
Katherine Wall was a 3-sport athlete at Arlington High School and UMASS Boston. She excelled at soccer, ice hockey, and softball. She was inducted into the UMASS Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013. Soon after graduating from UMASS at the age of 23, Katherine was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation -an aggressive treatment with the hopes that the cancer would not return. She remained cancer free for almost 4 years until the cancer was found again in her lymph nodes. She again endured another surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation with strength and hope that this time the cancer would be gone. Unfortunately that was not the case. Katherine always approached life and her diagnosis with courage, humor, and hope that a cure would be found soon.

That did not happen, and on September 2, 2015, Katherine died peacefully at home. She went on her terms with courage, grace, and dignity surrounded with love. So in the end cancer didn’t win, Katherine did like always.

The Friends of Katherine Wall is a fund to award scholarships to seniors from Arlington High School. The recipients are athletes who may have struggled in some other way throughout his/her school career. In 2016, two scholarships were awarded and the Friends of Katherine Wall hope to continue this each year in Katherine’s memory.

Katherine’s mother, Jeanne Wall, leads the Friends of Katherine Wall.

Joseph Tarby Jr., father of Joseph Tarby III and former President’s Award recipient of the Woburn Chamber of Commerce has passed away. The following article from the Daily Times Chronicle details the outstanding character and commitment to community that Mr. Tarby exemplified throughout his life:

Joseph R. Tarby Jr. honored with President’s Award
By JIM HAGGERTY news@woburnonline.com

WOBURN — Accolades were everywhere as officers and members of the Woburn Chamber of Commerce hailed Woburn icon Joseph R. Tarby Jr. during ceremonies at the Holiday Inn Select where he received the annual President’s Award from the Woburn Chamber of Commerce.

Accompanied by family and friends, Tarby was given high praise by Woburn Chamber of Commerce President Joseph F. Ciulla, who reminisced about Coach Tarby in his younger days in Woburn’s Pop Warner football program.

In accepting the award, a taken-back Tarby said, “This is one of the best things have ever happened to me in life except my wife Barbara.”

“I have always enjoyed working with the kids in the city,” said Tarby at another juncture.

He was accompanied to the event with his two sons, Joseph Tarby III and his wife Debbie and Richard Tarby and his wife Sharon, along with a daughter Gail (Tarby) Prizio and her husband Joe. The Tarby family was seated at special table and was called forth to the podium by Ciulla and Executive Director Paul Meaney.

Among those in attendance was Independent governor’s candidate Christy Mihos and his running mate, John Sullivan of Winchester.

Tarby, who was born on July 12, 1926 in Everett, played during his high school years, He played on many fine Everett football teams in the early forties before going off to World War II.

In September 1950 Tarby got married to his late wife Barbara and settled down in Everett to raise a family. In 1956 Tarby, Barbara and family moved to Woburn and soon after his three children (Joe III, Gail and Richard) became active in sports, Soon thereafter, Joe Tarby’s legacy in Woburn sports began.

Coach Tarby has been coaching for the past 45 years at the Midget level in the Woburn Pop Warner Football Program. During his tenure as a football coach, the Woburn Trojan Midgets have been crowned Middlesex League Champions 15 times. The Trojan “A” Team has been perennial play-off contender and under his guidance, the Woburn Pop Warner program has been a dominant force in the EMASS Football Conference and continues to be the role model for many programs in the state.

Coach Tarby also has been a very active member of the Woburn program since joining the program along with his late wife Barbara, in 1962. Mr. Tarby has helped guide the program to great heights acting as President since 1973 and has helped the Woburn program become one of the most respected programs in the state. “His hard work and dedication has touched the life’s of thousands of the young men and women in the Woburn and Winchester Community and has continually helped supply the Woburn High School Football Program through the years with the many fine athletes that have graced our High School football field” noted Ciulla.

Tarby also has been a board member of the EMASS Football Conference for the past 25 years and had been the Middlesex League president along with being a former EMass Football Conference President for 10 years. In the 70’s, Coach Tarby was on staff and served as a football coach and instructor at Annand Colombo’s, Camp Monomoy in East Brewster on Cape Cod..

Football was not Tarby’s only ambition early on. Coach Tarby was also one of the founding fathers of Woburn Youth Hockey along with being a longtime Bantam Coach before retiring from the program in 1971. Tarby also played hockey for many years in the semi-pro Mayflower League before staying with his calling in Woburn Football. The Mayflower League, he son Joe reminisced, was based at the Boston Skating Club just off the Charles River, and included many Woburn-area skaters like Johnny Day and Joe Brown Sr., as well as the well-known Cleary brothers, who later coached at Harvard, UMass. Lowell and the U.S. Military Academy.

During the 60’s to the early 70’s, Coach Tarby was also a very active member of the Woburn Little League program and was a very successful manager with the Major League White Sox for many years.

“Tarby has been a resident of Woburn for the past 50 years and continues to be an important part in helping to give hundreds of youth of our city a goal in their life each year,” said Ciulla.

Woburn Pop Warner Trojans from 1980

Front Row, left: Coach Tarby
Front Row, right (#11): Executive Director Michael Meaney

 

SCI needs your support for Summer Concerts at Horn Pond!
Children dancing and enjoying the summer concert at Horn Pond.
We are reaching out on behalf of Social Capital Inc. to ask you to consider donating to support SCI’s summer concert series. For nearly 15 years, SCI has been providing free family fun and entertainment for the Woburn community each summer at their
Now is your chance to show how valuable this programming is to you! The concert scheduled for next Friday, July 15th featuring Los Sugar Kings, an excellent Latin/Reggae band, does not have a community business sponsor. It is up to the amazing community of Woburn to make this concert happen by coming together to crowdfund the event.
If you value these free concerts and want them to continue in the future, it is important that you show us that they have worth to you! Please donate today to support this long-standing community tradition. Please help SCI raise the $950 it takes to cover the cost of the band and other expenses it takes to put on the concert. Without a strong community response, they will likely have to cut back on the number of concerts offered next year.
Please, if you can’t give today, perhaps you could spread the word! SCI is also seeking a sponsor for the July 29th concert featuring the Austin Torpedoes. If you know of a community business that may be interested, please contact David Crowley at: dcrowley@socialcapitalinc.org

Join us for a multi chamber business networking event celebrating the “Second Half of Summer” on 8/1 from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Tuscan Kitchen in Burlington. The Woburn Chamber of Commerce, the North Suburban Chamber of Commerce as well as the Burlington Chamber of Commerce are joining together to bring you a network gathering full of delicious, authentic Italian cuisine. The Tuscan Kitchen is known for their amazing food and atmosphere, come enjoy it all.

This event has a limited registration so please RSVP as soon as possible to reserve your spot.

REGISTER HERE

 

 

Our Young Professionals group is having their kick off event, “Bocce, Beer & BBQ” on 7/28 from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Tocci Building located at 660 Main Street. The Woburn Young Professionals group is committed to building a community for the young professionals of the greater Woburn area. Through unique events that create opportunities to Develop Leadership Abilities, Build Professional Networks and Deepen Your Engagement in local business and civic organizations.

If you are a young professional in the Woburn area we would love to see you there! It will be a fun event with Bocce, Kan Jam, Cornhole as well as great BBQ, beer and music.

Please RSVP as soon as possible!

REGISTER HERE

Social Capital Inc. (SCI) and the Horn Pond Summer Concert Series schedule for the 2016 Summer Concerts is available here: SCHEDULE
This year’s line up is one of the best lineups to date. On July 15th Los Sugar Kings, an Afro-Cuban Reggae Band will be performing. The rain date will be 7/22.
The Summer Concert Series is brought to you by Social Capital Inc and local businesses who generously sponsor the concerts. Many, many thanks to all who help make these great community events possible!
For the full schedule use this resource: http://sciwoburn.org/content/concert-series-line-announced