The Winchester Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

  Serving our Business Community  OCTOBER  2012    


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Janet Wolbrom tries her luck at the recent Town-Wide Yard Sale   _______________________ 
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President's Message

On a recent family trip to visit our daughter in San Francisco, a city like Boston where innovation and technology flourish, I gained some new insights.

Ever mindful about planning for the futureJudy Manzo
of the Winchester Downtown Business District, I experienced firsthand how emerging technologies are changing the 
way we do things. One example is Uber, a company that is rapidly changing the way customers call for livery services using the GPS built into smart phones. You download the App, register a credit card, and the locations of impeccable private cars are shown on your screen. Pick one and it will arrive at your location often within minutes. The entire operation is completed on-line. Traditional taxi companies and regulating agencies are being impacted and many changes will follow.

Another concept emerged as my daughter shared her enthusiasm about joining a new business start-up called Streetlight Data. This company is using smart phone signals that can map, on an anonymous basis, the frequency and
general demographics of all smart phone owners that travel on any city or town street. This use of Big Data will be an amazing tool for planners, landlords, and business tenants, to evaluate the best uses for a commercial space.

Sometimes we need to go away to get a new perspective of what is around us day after day. Forgetting all the politics, this country continues to foster cutting edge innovation. Never doubt that a better way exists for solving any problem.



Judy Manzo -  President  

Winchester Chamber Board of Directors  

or cell 617 633-5421     



Hanging Basket
The Hanging Baskets have bloomed all over
town throughout the summer months


The Winchester Chamber of Commerce was pleased to present a donation to DPW Director Jay Gill for the planting of trees under the Peter Van Aken Permanent Street Tree Fund. Dot Butler, Chair of the Winchester Chamber of Commerce Garden Tour, reminded us that the proceeds of the tour are used for Winchester beautification projects.
The presentation was made on September 12th
at the first Chamber Board of Director meeting of the season. 

To the Members of the Winchester Chamber of Commerce


Richard L. Pharo

President, Winchester Seniors Association

The Jenks Senior Center


What a pleasure it was to have so many of the Winchester Chamber of Commerce Board join us at our Jenks Center Open House on September 12.  We thank them for their time and interest to learn about this institution.

The purpose of this event was to tell our guests a bit about the Jenks Center and the many things that go on here throughout the year.  We hope all of them got some idea of the amazing community resource the Jenks Center is.  As they chatted with our *Jenks* folks, listened to some background information, and toured the facilities, they got a quick thumbnail impression of the vast array of offerings and opportunities available to not only the seniors of Winchester but also anyone else who may be interested in any or all of the events and programs.

The Jenks Center is unique in New England in that it is the only independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to services for town residents over the age of 55.  A deep well of services are coordinated through the Winchester Seniors Association and the Winchester Council on Aging.  About a thousand people a week come to Jenks to participate in 25-30 different events, programs, courses, learning groups, and good socialization.  All of these offerings are made possible by the army of 250 Jenks volunteers who are dedicated to bring the best to Winchester.

Come and participate in the moderate exercise programs, including chair aerobics, yoga, and Tai Chi.  For those who want to learn to speak French or Italian, and now even Chinese, there are groups for that.  If you need help with your tax returns, a professional group is ready to work with you on that matter.  If Irish Step Dancing is of interest, or square dancing, or ballroom dancing, there are groups and events just waiting for you.  Have some health concerns?  Come have a visit with medical professionals who can help you in those areas.  If you are artistic, or you wish you were, do you enjoy singing, do you enjoy playing poker or bridge, then there are groups just waiting for you.  Do you have a yen to travel, nearby to Winchester, to fascinating places in New England, or across the *big pond?* Jenks arranges all kinds of travel opportunities.  Come and learn at one of our lectures, seminars, and academic-level courses, featuring a broad spectrum of topics you might imagine a place like the eclectic Jenks Center would offer.

These are just a few of the exciting and uplifting activities offered at Jenks Center for all who want some new and different things in their lives.  We invite you to come to Jenks to learn more, visit our website at or catch us in one of the over 4,000 Newsletters we send out each month to our *customers.*  Then you will be prepared to enjoy your next experience at Jenks and to tell your friends about this amazing place.

And, if all else fails, just follow our tag line; *Meet Me At The Jenks.


With Much Appreciation,


Richard L. Pharo

President, Winchester Seniors Association

The Jenks Senior Center



enka booth
ENKA booth was kept busy at the Town-Wide Yard Sale

Many thanks to those who helped organize the recent Town-Wide Yard Sale including Allan Eyden, Anne Lucas, Chris Mulhern, Dot Butler, and Paul Sughrue


Speed Dating

A message from the Town Manager
Town Logo
Attached is a flyer that will be going out to Aberjona Lot parkers. We would appreciate if, together with the Chamber, we continue to make employees aware of the no-cost, off-Street parking opportunities.

Also, we should begin to emphasize to employees that the Winchester Police Department will begin to focus, in particular, on parking enforcement within the Town Center on­street parking areas.

The program is working well and we hope to keep it going to everyone's satisfaction.

Richard C. Howard

Town Manager


Winton Logo
 The Winton Club presents its 2013 Annual Cabaret Fundraiser, "Myth, Magic & Mystery", to benefit Winchester Hospital January 29 - February 2, 2013
in the Winchester Town Hall Auditorium
 71 Mount Vernon St., Winchester. 

Cabaret Chairwoman/Producer Lianne Green and the Winton Club invite you to join the fun and
support Winchester Hospital at the same time.  Whether you want to watch the show or perform in it, Winton Cabaret is a great tradition and always enormous fun. 
 "Tryouts" are Dec. 3 & 4 from 6:30-10:30 at the Winchester Town Hall. 
Seeking your magical talents!  For more information and tickets, go to:
Calendar of Events  2012


October 3     Chamber Board Meeting    7:45 - 9:00 AM 
                      All members welcome to attend



October 18    Women Helping Women

                        Speed Networking  6:30 PM (details above) 


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



November 26       Midnight Madness - Downtown Businesses 



December 6    Holiday Lighting on the Common