Thanks to our panel of speakers who updated the members in attendance with projects and other happenings around Woburn.
The Chamber’s annual spring golf tournament went great. Our top sponsor was Direct Fed CU and with 85 golfers, we all had a fun time playing and networking. Join us again Sep 12th. Watch your emails for more events coming up.
Join the Women of Woburn for the Be the Boss of Your Life Expo!
Don’t miss this fun networking lunch and business expo on May 20th. Meet amazing local professional who can help you Be The Boss of Your Life! We will have free raffles and our vendors will have special offers for you. Vendors will include professional advisers on finances, health & wellness, travel and more.
Businesses that would like to participate as vendors must complete a registration form. There is a $10 lunch cost for Woburn Chamber of Commerce Member businesses to participate. Non-Member businesses are also welcomed, please select non-member registration, $50 registration fee.
Please apply if you provide goods or services that you can assist, educate or in some way support our attendees to Be The Boss of their Lives. You must also provide an event discount and/or raffle item.
Our WOW program is one of our most popular networking groups. The friendships and business connections formed here have built strong collaborations. You are encouraged to attend and share the invitation with a friend.
2020 WOW ExpoBe the Boss of Your Own Life WOW Expo Vendor Registration Form
Join the Women of Woburn on January 15th for lunch, casual networking and the opportunity to meet Mary Cheyne, author, trainer and public speaking expert.
As a woman in business, you benefit greatly by improving your public speaking skills. Whether you’re speaking in a one-on-one meeting with a prospect or presenting to a group of potential clients, you need to be effective in getting your message across.
Common concerns you might face before & during a presentation or conversation can include: Do I come across as knowledgeable and credible? Am I being engaging enough and generating enough interest in my prospects? Can they tell I’m nervous? Do I sound too “salesy”?
This presentation is based on the Mary’s Best Selling book “Present” Yourself in Public Speaking – Tell Your Inner Critic to SHUT UP! And the Real You to SPEAK UP! You will receive effective tools to bypass your inner critic and allow your authentic and most confident self to shine through.
Break through to a new level of speaking that will get you noticed!
In this talk, you will learn:
- How to speak powerfully & authentically so you will get noticed & win clients.
- How to bypass your number 1 saboteur in public speaking, your inner critic.
- How to own your power as an expert & have your brilliance come across in a conversation without sounding “salesy”.
Mary Cheyne, MBA, has trained over 15,000 people in over 30 cities around the world and has coached hundreds of individuals on how to communicate clearly & authentically in front of audiences. She taught communications-related classes at Northeastern University in Boston for 7 years and is the author of the Best Selling book “Present” Yourself in Public Speaking – Tell Your Inner Critic to SHUT UP! And the Real You to SPEAK UP!. Mary is the 2009 World Championship of Public Speaking second place winner out of 25,000 contestants from 14 countries.
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The Women of Woburn will be hosting their annual Give Back lunch on November 20th from 12 to 1:15 at Woburn Memorial High School.
The Women of Woburn are a vibrant networking community of professional women doing business in the Woburn area. Our annual Give Back lunch is a time when we encourage everyone to attend. The more the merrier as this year we meet at Woburn Memorial High School, meet principal Jessica Callanan and learn about the great things happening at Woburn High. Including the Tanner Closet. The school’s very own food bank and clothing resource for students.
Please bring grocery store gift cards for their Thanksgiving Baskets or other non-perishable food items. Learn More
Many Thanks to our generous WOW sponsors: Jodi Crowley & Jean Cullinane of LaMacchia Realty and Northern Bank
Our Annual Celebration is on December 4th
The 2019 theme is Great Things Are Happening! The Woburn Chamber of Commerce is proud of all we have accomplished this year and the excitement is building for 2020.
We hope you will join us to celebrate at the Crowne Plaza from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Participate in our legendary silent auction and take your chance on great raffle prizes. Our annual celebration is when our membership gathers to renew acquaintances, meet new members and celebrate our vibrant community.
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Our Sponsorship Opportunities offer affordable exposure at the event as well as through our email and social media. The deadline for our Event Sponsors is November 18th so don’t wait. Our Hors d’Oeuvres, Dinner and Dessert sponsorship opportunities are available for only one company each! Members may also sponsor become table sponsors and have their branded items included on the baskets for each table or have their logo included on all of the bid sheets for our silent auction- Lots of eyes on those prizes!
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As part of our annual event we will be honoring the Council of Social Concern as our Humanitarian Award winner and an outstanding business with our Business of the Year Award, Dave and Busters. Please come and celebrate two great organizations that evening.
We will also officially welcoming our new Executive Director, Chris Kisiel who took on the role this past August. He is a lifelong Woburn resident, Woburn school committee member and small business owner, Tasher Studio.
His enthusiasm is contagious! Chris will share a few words about his vision for the Woburn Chamber of Commerce and is looking forward to meeting many of you at the celebration.
We will also be welcoming Tyler Gates as our incoming President of the Board.
Tyler has been on the Woburn Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for several years and is well known in the community for his active role on several boards. He also hosts a program produced by the WPMC, The Woburn Spotlight which highlights members of the Woburn community who are taking “Big strides for the greater good.”
10/10 at the 110
Join the Woburn Chamber of Commerce on October 10th at the new 110 Grill on Washington Street in Woburn for great eats, cash bar and raffle prizes at our After Hours Networking.
These events are a fantastic way to expand your network and catch up with old friends. Feel free to grab a friend or stop by on your way home. Woburn Chamber of Commerce events have a reputation for being very friendly and welcoming to new people.
Here are 5 reasons why networking is worth the investment of your time
A strong and active business network has advantages that can make your business grow and flourish.
It is expected that networking will result in opportunities. You will however not know when or how they will happen. There are always plenty of opportunities that come from networking and in fact this is where the advantages of business networking are huge.
Networking is a wonderful way to tap into advice and knowledge that you would not otherwise be able to get hold of. Having like-minded business owners to talk to also gives you the opportunity to get advice from them on all sorts of things related to your business or even your personal life and obtaining that important work-life balance.
3. New business
This is without a doubt the most obvious benefit and the reason most business owners decide to participate in networking activities and join networking groups. Through networking you will build up a professional relationship with other business owners. Since they will be networking with others as well, you will in time be connected to hundreds and sometimes even thousands of individuals.
4. Growing your personal profile
Being visible and getting noticed is a massive advantage of networking. By regularly attending business and social events, society will begin to recognize you. You are also more likely to get more leads and referrals as you will be the one that pops into their head when they need what you offer.
Many friendships form as a result of networking because you are all like-minded business owners that want to grow your businesses. You meet and help each other regularly, so naturally strong friendships tend to form. You need to know someone has your back, that you have people who are there for you.
As a business leader or owner, it can be difficult to strategize your unique business challenges. Wouldn’t it be great to have a mastermind of fellow business owners and leaders to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities you face, like employee retention, engagement, and IT issues?
Facilitated by Electra Govoni of The Alternative Board, this event presents a great opportunity to experience a strategic countable with business leaders. According to statistics reported by Fast Company and Business.com, companies whose owners participate in mastermind groups like this enjoy revenues 19% – 43% higher than those that don’t!
Seating is limited, please register as soon as possible.
Meet Electra Govoni and learn how to prepare for the Business Leader Round Table in this short video. The Challenge Opportunity Worksheet will help you clarify your challenge.
The Women of Woburn return from their summer hiatus with our second annual Speed Networking lunch.
This was such a hit last year that we decided to make this an annual event. One attendee last year said, “this was great! We could do this every month.”
Join us at the Black and Orange Bar & Grill and bring LOTS of business cards. Enjoy lunch and networking. Our whole table system means your introducing yourself to an entire table at once rather than just one woman at a time. Join our welcoming group of professional women for our kick off to the 2019-2020 WOW Season.
See event details here.