Ribbon Cutting Congratulations

We send our Congratulations to Tyler Gates, Edward Jones Financial Advisor on his stunning new office at 304 Cambridge Road in Woburn. The entire building underwent an extensive remodel over the last year and Tyler was displaced for several months. It is safe to say that it was all worth it as the building renovation is nearly complete and  everything looks magnificent. Tyler’s new office is bright, sunny and spacious.

Tyler recently hosted an open house for the community to tour the building and take a peak at the renovations. He invited TAG, The Artists Group to participate and showcase some of their artwork.

TAG has an art center located at 69 Pleasant Street in Woburn, Massachusetts. This artists’ collaborative consists of professional artists that span varied mediums with years of experience honing their crafts. We welcome you to visit our space and see what we have to offer.

Arts and Culture programs are intrinsic to a healthy community. The arts foster new, inventive thoughts and ideas which are naturally imaginative, introspective and impressive.

Artists flourish in communities of other artists. Our goal is for TAG to be that community for you.

Membership and Classes

Tyler has become an active member of the Woburn community, even hosting the “Woburn Spotlight” on the Woburn public access cable channel. In the show Tyler highlight members of the Woburn community who are creating positive change in the local and global communities. He recently interviewed Woburn Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Heather Maguire (watch here) and discussed some of the ways the Woburn Chamber of Commerce is creating opportunities for growth in the business community.


Please help support our community
The Council of Social Concern is hosting their 12th annual Philip J Casey Golf Tournament on Monday, September 11th. The tournament will be held at the Hillview Country Club in North Reading, MA. The Council does so much to support those most vulnerable members of our community. Their programs and services include:

Children’s Center
Family Childcare System
Food Pantry
Family Skill Building- parenting Education
Family Skill Building- Supervised Visitation
Information and Referral

Please support them by golfing, sponsoring or participating in the golf ball drop!

Register to Golf/Sponsor

For more information about how you can support and get involved please contact Mary Laing at the Council of Social Concern. You can reach mary at (781) 935-6495 or Mary@socialconcern.org

Golf Ball Drop

On the day of the tournament, numbered balls will be dropped onto a target hole. If the ball in or closest to the hole matches your number, you win the 50/50 drawing. Winner does not need to be present to win! $10 per Golf Ball

You can purchase golf balls with cash or check at the Council of Social Concern located at 2 Merrimac Street, Woburn or click below.

Purchase Golf Balls

Learn New Habitudes and Make Every Day Awesome

The Woburn Chamber of Commerce and the North Suburban Chamber of Commerce are hosting international speaker and author,  Erik Swanson for an entertaining and motivational networking breakfast on August 10th at the Crowne Plaza. As a leading Success Coach and Public Speaker, Erik Swanson has been making a huge name for himself in helping people throughout the U.S., Canada & Europe overachieve specific goals in business as well as personal lives. Erik Swanson teaches the values of not getting into the habit of prejudging your customers, your clients, your prospects, and yourself!

Nicknamed ‘MR. AWESOME’, Erik’s energy, warmth and authentic nature engages each audience member and allows participants to not merely observe and listen, but rather they will enthusiastically participate and be driven to action. He has developed his own unique and super rewarding system which he calls the “Secret Habitude Warrior” Training. Erik shares stages with many top notch Speakers and Authors including ones from The Secret, The Think and Grow Rich Society, and even the Millionaire Summit Tour. When Erik speaks, audiences are inspired, empowered, and entertained. His style combines step-by-step tactical teachings with humor and vivid story telling.​


Erik’s Background

Erik studied at the University of Vermont and started working with an advertising agency in the North East. He broke every sales goal put in front of him & was eager to move to the next step. At the age of 27, he was noticed and picked up to share the stage with some of the most talented and famous Sales & Motivational Trainers of the world today such as Brian Tracy, Les Brown, Jim Rohn, Jack Canfield, and Tony Robbins, just to name a few. These real life experiences molded him into the amazing “Connector” and Speaker he is today! He is the President of the “American Sales Trainers Association” and Creator, Founder & CEO of one of the top three seminar corporations in the United States today named “UNIVERSAL SEMINARS”!

His latest book called “NEW HABITUDES,” shows you how to develop GREAT HABITS and tremendous POSITIVE, pro-active attitudes throughout your workforce and everyday life. Become a “New Habitude’s Warrior”!


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“Erik, you really do have the unique ability to teach the success techniques and principals needed in today’s selling field and beyond. Even if you are not in sales, you connect with your audience to share ideas that are proven to assist their lives in so many ways. You have my vote!”
Jack Canfield ~ Co-Author Chicken Soup for the Soul

“WOW, not only is your material so relevant in today’s ‘character building’ economy… but seriously, Erik, you should have also been a comedian. You’re hilarious on stage !” ~ Ruben Gonzalez ~ Author, Speaker, Four Time Olympian



Cummings Foundation News
Cummings Foundation is now accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOI) for the 2018 cycle of the
$100K for 100 program. Submission of an LOI is the first step toward applying to become one of 100 local nonprofits to be awarded $100,000 next June.
$100K for 100 supports charities that are headquartered in – and provide at least 80 percent of their services in – Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties in eastern Massachusetts.
Please review the $100K for 100 webpages, as we have made changes to the timeline, eligibility requirements, and FAQs. The link to the online LOI is also available on this site.
Please spread the word to locally based nonprofits about this significant grant program.