After Hours Networking on November 29th
We will be at The Local on November 29th from 5:30 to 7:30 for After Hours business networking.

Join us for amazing appetizers and a cash bar. Take a break from the Holiday hustle and relax in the company of area professionals.

Your timely RSVP is greatly appreciated.

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Networking Tips from the Experts

For many of us, stepping into a networking event can be an intimidating proposal. At the Woburn Chamber of Commerce, we take pride in hosting events that are friendly and welcoming. Introductions are easily made and we always enjoy meeting new people!

Here are some tips on breaking the ice from Ivan Misner, author of Networking Like A Pro. In his article for Entrepeneur.com called, “Hate Small Talk? How to Break the Ice When Networking for Business”, Ivan has two main suggestions.

  1. Current Events: Even if you don’t have any interest in sports or the latest celebrity gossip, taking just a cursory glance at the headlines on websites like CNN, ESPN or People arms you with conversations starters for all ages.
  2. Ask Questions: Give the person you are meeting the opportunity to be the expert! Ask them about their business and let them do the talking. You might learn something interesting and they will enjoy being able to share more about their business.

 

 

Join us November 16th at the Hilton

Our November Lunch and Learn will be a panel discussion of Referral Marketing. Our panel will present referral marketing from three perspectives: The Pajama Program a non-profit, Stella & Dot a consumer based business and MindTrek Vr a storefront business. Our moderator is Samantha Stone author of Unleash Possible,  A Marketing Playbook that Drives Sales and founder of the Marketing Advisory Network. Our panel will present a discussion of referral marketing strategies and will answer your questions.

Study after study has proven that referral marketing is one of the best forms of marketing when it comes to sales and conversions. Join us for Lunch and Learn more about how your business can grow their referrals.

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Please Welcome our new member, MindTrek VR

We are proud to welcome Americas Largest Virtual Reality Arena, MindTrek VR to Woburn and to the Woburn Chamber of Commerce. Opened in the fall of 2017, this brand new facility is a first of it’s kind experience. MindTrek is a warehouse scale, multi player, free roaming virtual reality arena.

Imagine a game that doesn’t feel like a game. Where your body is the controller. And your mind believes it’s real. The digital and real world meshed seamlessly together, to transport you inside the virtual like never before. When you move, the game moves with you. Pure immersive mayhem with the freedom to get up and go.

Virtual Realty Scenarios

 

 

 

ZOMBIE SURVIVAL

Compete against your friends and protect your fort from hordes of killer zombies!

Caught in the middle of a zombie outbreak, your team is bunkered in a fort. A rescue team is on its way and you must stay alive until they make contact. Work together to build barriers and fight off the undead hordes until help arrives!

SINGULARITY

How will you fair against killer robots and drones?

You and your team are sent to investigate a secret military space station that has gone dark. Fight your way through killer robots, rogue drones and merciless gun turrets to reclaim the high-tech military black-site. How will you fair against AI?

ENGINEERIUM

Be prepared to have your reality turned upside down in Engineerium!

You are transformed into an ethereal, ancient alien, who must work with your clan to ascend through a mind-bending, mystical world to be reunited with your tribe. Be prepared to have your reality turned upside down!

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Corporate, Team Building and Holiday Events available

Address 34 Cummings Park Woburn MA 01801

Website www.mindtrekvr.com,

Email 01801@mindtrekvr.com

Phone: 781-787-2600

About Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

In 1962, Betty Gibson, a woman with a pioneering spirit and great vision, founded our company in Boston’s South End. Betty took great pride in championing not only the South End but the growth of Boston as a whole. Today we are Boston’s largest independently owned and operated real estate firm made up by eight offices in Boston and Greater Boston with a team of approximately 170 dedicated sales professionals.

Our agents bring a wealth of life experiences to real estate. We’ve been teachers, marketers, art historians, musicians, actors, world travelers – and chefs. With their years of experience both living and working in the Greater Boston area, our knowledgeable associates will provide guaranteed white glove services second to none that the Sotheby’s International Realty brand is known for.

Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty is set apart by an in-house Marketing Department. Led by a Marketing Director, our marketing team consists of a Photographer, Graphic Designer, Online Media Associate, and Copywriter. Each are dedicated to assisting our agents with creating the highest quality materials for each home.

Whether you are looking at home or abroad, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty is the finest choice for buying, selling or renting a home. With numerous accreditations and languages spoken we invite you to contact any one of our highly skilled agents to show you the Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty difference.

Your Woburn Chamber of Commerce Contact

 

Kristen Rideout

Residential Real Estate
kristen.rideout@gibsonsir.com

Annual Celebration was a huge success!

Our November 1st Annual Celebration was a wonderful night, honoring the best in Woburn and highlighting the partnership between business and community. Together we raised over $5,300.00 for our Humanitarian Award Winners, The Tanner Ta Ta Foundation. Erin Ficociello, co-founder of the Ta Ta’s shared with us her mysterious theory about a historic memorial in Woburn center and the magnetic connections that draw people to the city. Those connections are the secret of the success of the foundation and are at the heart of the amazing work they do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome New President, Jack Ferren

Thomas Stirling of Stirling Technologies was the Woburn Chamber of Commerce President from 2015 to 2017. Under his leadership the Association grew tremendously with the addition of the Women of Woburn and the Young Professionals. Tom’s marketing and web design know how pushed the Woburn Chamber of Commerce forward allowing us to share our events and news with a broader audience. Our networking event attendance grew and member participation on our committees grew as well. Our Annual celebration was a time to Thank Tom for his dedication and to welcome our new President, Jack Ferren from Reading Cooperative Bank. Jack’s emphasis on Buy Local, Buy Woburn emphasizes the Woburn Chamber of Commerce’s message to do business within the Association.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Business of the Year, Northern Bank

Every year the Woburn Chamber of Commerce chooses a business that has shown significant growth, innovation, and commitment to community to be their Business of the Year. Northern Bank is that business for 2017. The award was presented by Woburn’s City Council President, Richard Haggerty. In his speech Rich highlighted that is was a special honor to,

Recognize a family company that has played such an important role in our civic, philanthropic and business community in Woburn for over 65 years…Their entrepreneurial spirit shows in their support of new business and growth. They took what seemed a risky move, investing in their headquarters on Mishawum Road at a time when the economy was bleak and many chose to stay on the sidelines…They have been named the #1 performing Community Bank in New England for seven straight years.

Accepting on behalf of Northern Bank was James Mawn, President & CEO. He told the story of grit and determination that drove two businessmen, James and Thomas Mawn, who struggled to find funding for their business to start a bank of their own. The secret of Northern Bank’s success lies in their commitment to support the entrepreneurial spirit and be willing to take risks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NuPath, Helping people living with disabilities achieve career success

Anthony Shaw, a career counselor for NuPath Inc. shared his personal story of finding professional success by coaching adults living with disabilities to challenge themselves to achieve fulfilling careers. Tony’s background in film gave him the inspiration to film mock interviews, allowing his clients to strengthen their communication and interviewing skills. Tony’s has helped his clients find fulfilling and engaging work with many local businesses including Boston Appliance, Dole & Bailey, Dave & Busters, Market Basket and many more.

Anthony Shaw from NuPath speaks at the Woburn Chamber of Commerces Annual Celebration

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Keynote Speaker, Sean Stellato
Our Keynote Speaker, Sean Stellato is the author of No Backing Down. Sean shared stories of digging deep and believing in what often seemed impossible to become the quarterback of his 1994 Salem High School football team, an author, arena football player and NFL agent. With the odds stacked against him at under 5’8″ tall, Sean pushed himself on to greatness and enjoys helping others to do the same.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many Thank to our sponsors and to Joe Brown Digital Photography for these great pictures!

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