Please join us on Thursday, March 7th at the beautifully renovated Crowne Plaza Boston/Woburn Hotel for the First Regional Multi-Chamber Event of 2019.
This Annual Multi-Chamber networking event draws over 200 participants from the 12+ chambers along the Route 128, 3 and 93 corridors. So mark your calendars, gather your business cards and make your reservation.
Although this is not a ‘Business Expo’, there will be table space for Woburn Chamber of Commerce and Chamber Members available on a First-Come-First Serve basis. Tables are shared by three vendors with the goal of providing  a ‘place holder’ for marketing materials.
There is no additional charge to members for use of the table space. Members can begin set-up starting at 4:30 PM.
Parking and entrance to the conference area is at rear of the building. Drive along the right side of the hotel to the rear parking lot
RSVP

Speaker/ Presentation from 4:30 to 5:30 pm and Appetizers, Cash Bar & Networking 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Economic revitalization through art 
and cultural initiatives

Meet the Speaker:

Al Wilson, Founder and Executive Director of Beyond Walls, a creative agency whose mission is to activate public space to strengthen communities.
Inspired by projects in Brooklyn, New York; Philadelphia, PA; Kings Cross, London; and Wynwood, Miami.  Al recognized Lynn’s rich history, distinctive architecture, and burgeoning arts and cultural district as the perfect landscape in which to test the creative economy.
Al and a robust volunteer committee launched a grass-roots effort to implement four inaugural large scale public art installations in downtown Lynn.
In the summer of 2017, the initial Beyond Walls Mural Festival brought international artists to create murals on buildings in Lynn’s newly designated Downtown Cultural District. This enormously successful effort generated 4.5 million impressions on social media. A post festival study and survey found local business owners citing increased foot traffic in their establishments. Additionally, residents began returning to the downtown area, deeming it a safer environment to buy a coffee, go on a date, and generally work, shop, and play.
Al now leads a team of three who have backgrounds in city planning, arts administration, and fundraising. Building on the Beyond Walls model, Al and his team will continue to better the public realm and increase safety and economic vitality. Through the implementation of major art installations and programming that reflect the interests and cultural make up of communities served.

 

 

michelle ciccolo
Newly Elected Representative, Michelle Ciccolo has filed legislation designed to establish an innovative new funding mechanism to assist cities and towns in the creation of first mile/last mile transit options, providing sustainable ongoing funding that can be used in conjunction with RTAs and TMAs to deliver more transit services.  This bill is an essential step for connecting commuters to larger transit options, and it is critical to increasing ridership of commuter rail, traditional bus routes, and bus rapid transit (BRT), and to reducing the presence of single occupancy vehicles (SOVs). Senator Cindy Friedman is a cosponsor and has introduced identical language in the Senate as SD2135.
The deadline for submitting legislation was January 19, and I filed seven bills that will make critical changes to help keep both the district and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts moving forward.
  • Transit Improvement Districts (HD3816)
The Woburn Chamber of Commerce has been working to support and highlight viable transportation options for the city and it’s daily influx of Woburn Business employees. First mile/last mile transit options could make inroads in alleviating congestion and provide great value to business owners. For business owners, the public transportation option for their employees adds great incentive in hiring valuable talent and expands the employee pool tremendously.
We commend Representative Ciccolo and Senator Cindy Friedman for their forward thinking in regards to solutions for our transportation challenges.
If you would like to voice your support or discuss in more detail, Michelle Ciccolo’s Community Hours are:
Lexington
  • February 25, 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • Cary Memorial Library, Large Conference Room, 1874 Massachusetts Ave
Woburn
  • March 1, 10:00am-11:00am
  • Woburn Senior Center, 144 School Street

You can also email her at mciccolo@gmail.com