The Winchester Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

  Serving our Business Community  April   2012    


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Welcome to our
New Members

Sachem Baseball

Wadjet Gallery

Dale Design
147 Cambridge Street



Next Door

Mission of Deeds

A Tavola

Concept Equipment
Merrill Lynch


Chamber Dues

Thank you for paying your dues for 2012.  Please pay if you haven't already to receive your Winchester
Chamber of Commerce decal

Please check membership database  at
Winchester Chamber

To add your website,  


or additions please let us  

know at    

Membership Updates



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Deadline for

Chamber Newsletter submissions  

is  27th of each month



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President's MessageJudy Manzo


Happy Spring Chamber members!

It's a whirlwind time of year with buds and flowers popping out all over and a long list of activities and fundraisers to attend.

I look forward to seeing many of you at the Chamber Women Helping Women Runway Event on April 5th; the Chamber Annual Meeting Luncheon (and the announcement of the new Citizen of the Year) at A Tavola on April 11th; the Matt Tavares & Arthur Griffin -Ted Williams Exhibition at the Griffin Museum opening April 12th; the Winchester Community Service Foundation Fundraiser Lecture
with Madeline Albright on April 27th at Town Hall, etc. This list is by no means complete but a sampling of the wide range of offerings regularly happening in our vibrant community.
And please keep the ideas and suggestions coming for new and/or improved activities with Chamber members.  

I just heard from Gloria Legvold of the Winchester Multicultural Network about an event with Communities for Restorative Just (C4RJ) coming to Concord that might translate very well to our
own large number of Non-Profit Organizations.  

Eric Keough of Kids Footstop invites us to find ways to support the Winchester Soccer Club in their plan to develop a Community Park off Cross Street. 


Judy Manzo -  President  

Winchester Chamber Board of Directors or cell 617 633-5421     



Shred It & Share It
Saturday, April 28th

Shred It & Share It is the perfect opportunity to dispose of the stacks of paper that you have been waiting to recycle and benefit
Mission of Deeds at the same time. This complimentary
shredding service is open to everyone and will ensure that you dispose of your unneeded papers in a secure and environmentally friendly manner.
It will be held on
Saturday, April 28th at the Winchester Town Hall parking lot
from 10 AM to 1 PM (rain or shine) and will include food, face painting, Elmo and Spiderman for the little ones. Mission of Deeds will be part of this event. You can bring gently used household goods to our truck at the event.
The voluntary donation for the shredding service will entirely support
Mission of Deeds.
sponsored by Realtor Sven Andersen and The Andersen Team
RE/MAX Leading Edge

Executive Director's message   



The Winchester Chamber of Commerce is once again going over the nominations for the prestigious Citizen of the Year Award 

We are a community that has a wealth of talent with people who, on a daily basis, volunteer to help make Winchester a better place to live and do business.  Many of these people donate hundreds of hours to serve on boards, committees or are just there to help with the many tasks that are needed to run an organization.    

The 33rd recipient of this award will be announced on April 11th at the luncheon meeting  held at A Tavola's.  Come and meet the board of directors and the town manager who will address the group.Space is very limited so please make your reservations now.   

There will be a gala event celebrating the winner at the Burlington Marriott on May 23.     


Cathy Alexander

Executive Director, Winchester Chamber of Commerce




The Winchester Chamber of Commerce
Invites you to a 

Multi-Chamber Program Network
Business Card Exchange

Card exchange
Arlington, Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Concord, Lexington, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Newton-Needham, North Suburban, Reading-North Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, Waltham, Wellesley, Wilmington, Winchester

               Tuesday, April 24th 2012
5:30 - 7:30pm
Workshop - 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Embassy Suites Hotel  550 Winter St., Waltham, MA


Mark your calendars, gather your business cards, company brochures and make your reservation for another great networking event. Tables are shared with up to three organizations and provided at no additional cost on a first come, first served basis. Over 200 people typically attend our multi-chamber events.  

Bring a friend or business associate.


$10 per Member              $20 per non-member




Win Cam 

Winchester's center for locally produced media, is offering a special  

Open House  

to Chamber of Commerce members and their families  


Friday, April 27th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM 


Visit the newly-renovated facility at the rear of Winchester High School,  

80 Skillings Road and see what WinCAM can do for you or your business.  

WinCAM's expert staff will be on hand to answer your questions.  

Take a tour of the production facilities, including the state-of-the-art studio and control room and don't forget to bring the kids.  

WinCAM offers training and programs for community members of all ages



Light refreshments will be served and there is absolutely no cost associated with this event. No need to RSVP, simply drop by on the evening of the event to join in the fun. If you're unable to attend on the 27th but would still like more information  on WinCAM,  

call at 781-721-2050 to set up an appointment


WinCAM is offering this event in association  

with the Winchester Chamber of Commerce

For more information, contact  

Executive Director, David Gauthier at 781-721-2050 or  


Win Cam   





The Winchester Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is seeking nominations from the community for qualified candidates for this prestigious award.  For the past 32 years, the Chamber has honored someone who was chosen for making a significant contribution toward the improvement of the business community or the overall quality of life in Winchester through his or her work. In May, there will be an evening set aside to honor this special person. The recipient's name will be announced at the Chamber Annual Meeting in April. 

Past recipients have been Harrison Chadwick, "Whip" Saltmarsh, Dr. Robert Nickerson, Dr. Gustave Kaufmann, John J. Sullivan, Clarence Borggaard, John Ciarcia, Harry Chefalo, Dr. Lenor Rich, Dr. Donald McLean, Paul Mahoney, Arthur Griffin, Judie Muggia, Austin Broadhurst, Sandy Thompson, Justin Magee, Ann McGovern, Peter Van Aken, Chad Maurer, and Charles Tseckares, Edward O'Connell, Corie Nichols, Sandy Rogers, Kevin Mawn, Dot Butler, Stephen Parkhurst, Allan Eyden, Alan MacDonald, Carol Kent, Marie Johnson, The Ryan Family, Charles Price and Carl Boerner.

Please send letters of recommendation by April 4th to NOMINATIONS  

or to The Winchester Chamber of Commerce,  

25 Waterfield Road, Winchester, MA  01890.   

More info at the Chamber 781.729.8870   


STUDIO GB is now offering free consultations every Friday at their Main Street office - 771 Main #11

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Town Day

Town Day is just around the corner and you can now take advantage of the 10% discount on booth fees available to Chamber members.
Applications and brochures can be found at the
Town Day web site

Dick Malcolm at Winchester Ltd is liaison from the Town Day Committee to the downtown merchants
Late fee of $75 applies after 5/18, so hurry! 


Calendar of Events  2012

April 5           Women Helping Women Gala Event -
                         Burlington Marriott - SOLD OUT

April   11        Chamber Annual Board Meeting  
                         Location:  A Tavola  

                         All members welcome to attend
                         Announcement of Citizen of the Year
Guest Speaker New Town Manager Richard Howard

April 27         Chamber open house at WinCAM is 5-7 on Friday


May 2             Chamber Board Meeting    7:45 -9:00 AM 
                        All members welcome to attend

May 16           Citizen of the Year Gala Event
                         Location TBA


June 1 & 2    Town Day - Friday Night and All Day Saturday   

_________________________________________ 781.729.8870  newsletter editor GVD