Join us at The Restaurant for our February Network Gathering on February 7th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Our host, Peter Mamakos welcomes the Woburn Chamber of Commerce back to enjoy a night of great food and conversation. The Restaurant is a favorite Woburn eatery with it’s fast, fresh and delicious food and friendly staff. It’s a great place to meet for lunch or dinner, even breakfast!

Bring your appetite! Peter will provide appetizers and a cash bar.

The Woburn Chamber of Commerce’s Network gatherings are held monthly at member businesses. they are a fun place to gather and meet new people and catch up with old friends. Please invite a guest or coworker. We love to see new faces.

Remember to bring your business cards for the raffle!


Proposed Health Assessment on Employers

The Baker Administration’s proposed 2018 fiscal year budget includes a $300 million health assessment on employers. The assessment is meant to help cover the deficit the state faces in funding MassHealth (Medicaid).

The administration plan would impose a $2,000-per-employee fee upon companies at which at least 80 percent of full-time worker equivalents do not take the company’s offer of health insurance, and that do not make a minimum contribution of $4,950 annual contribution for each full-time worker. If 70 percent of a company’s employees accept company health insurance, the company would be assessed $2,000 per employee for the number of employees represented by the 10 percent difference. (aimblog, Jan. 26, 2017)

Specifically, the budget calls for a $2,000 per full time equivalent employee assessment on businesses with more than 10 employees if the employer does not contribute at least $4,950 towards each full time employee’s health care and have an 80% take up rate (participation rate) in a group health plan.


What Does This Mean To Your Business

The following are helpful links to learn more about what this would mean to your business.

Contact Your Legislators


    You can reach out to your legislators and tell them how this would affect your business. The site has a find your legislators link which gives you all the information you need to contact them.
        Find Your Legislators

February Women of Woburn Lunch

Our special guest at the February Women of Woburn Lunch will be Joyce Vyriotes. Joyce serves as communications director for the real estate side of the Cummings organization. She also serves as the associate executive director of the Cummings Foundation.  Joyce will  share the story of the Cummings organization. From Bill Cummings’ early entrepreneurial ventures to his founding of Cummings Properties to the creation of a $1.4 billion foundation. Learn some fun facts and little-known history of one of Woburn’s most visible businesses.


The Women of Woburn

The Women of Woburn is a professional women’s networking group that meets monthly for lunch. WOW is designed to foster relationships both personal and professional. We meet monthly at member businesses for lunch, casual networking, business education/development and fun.

Our mission is to offer women a balanced approach of networking, internal development, attention to important issues. We seek to provide 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 to create a fun and professional environment of resources, friendships, and opportunities to help meet the challenges of women in business.


Woburn Host Lions Club’s 10th Annual Food and Wine Tasting
The Woburn Host Lions Club will be having their 10th Annual Food and Wine Tasting on February 25th from 6 to 9pm at the Crowne Plaza in Woburn.  For the 10th year this event features tasting over 50 wines from vineyards located all over the world. Enjoy sampling menu items from popular area restaurants. The Woburn Host Lions Annual Wine and Food Tasting is a must attend event.

WPMC’s Easy Gourmet will provide culinary exhibits throughout the evening including his crowd favorite seared scallops. Beer sampling from local breweries will also be available. Enjoy live entertainment by Mary Beth Maes.

Must be 21 years or older to attend.

Enjoy a unique evening of wine, food and entertainment and support the efforts of the Woburn Host Lions. The event has sold out every year, get your tickets today.