In This Issue
12th Annual Flavors Gala
Chairman's Circle
117th Annual Meeting
BAH @ Blue Hills Brewery
Morning Networking @Vinny T's 4/7
Membership Campaign
Member Spotlight
Workforce Training Funds Available

Welcome New Members!


Get in Shape for Women, Canton

Caring Senior Service, Mansfield

Sun Wellness Acupuncture, West Roxbury

KINGS, Dedham

Lickteig Family Eyecare, Dedham

Becketts Pub, Walpole

Napper Tandys, Norwood

UNO's Chicago Grille, Dedham

Law Offices of Clifford A. Monac, Walpole

Stewart Title Guaranty Company, Boston

Venuti Electrical Systems, Dedham

Chili's Dedham

Chili's Walpole

The Murphy Insurance Group, Braintree

Grants Printing Service, Inc., East Walpole

Wicked Fire Kissed Pizza, Dedham

Law Office of Thomas F. Brady, East Walpole

United Parcel Service, Norwood


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Did you know that the Chamber offers FREE business counseling services at our offices?  

The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Network (MSBDC) provides free and confidential business advisory services.  For more information on the MSBDC or to make an appointment to meet with a counselor at the NVCC Office, visit their website or call 508.673.9783.
SCORE, the nation's largest volunteer business counseling service, is a nonprofit association dedicated to help those in business, about to start one, or just thinking about it.
 NVCC offers free SCORE COUNSELING  at the NVCC Office on Thursdays by appointment - Call 781-769-1126

The following were recently elected to the Board of Directors of the NVCC 

 dana bottorf

 Dana Bottorf

G.T. Reilly & Co.

bill fleming

Bill Fleming

Norwood Hospital 

2jackie halfond 

 Jacquelyn Halfond


brian johnson

Brian Johnson

Doc Shredding Corp.

 nancy levine

Nancy Levine

Greenpark Mortgage


Kathy Ekberg



Welcome to the


           February 2011

Flavors of Neponset Valley Gala

Mark your calendars for the culinary event of the year!



Flavors of Neponset Valley Gala is our signature event. If you enjoy fine dining, great wines, boutique beers, and other delicious edibles, it's the place to be. You and your friends will sample food and beverages from up to 60 local purveyors. 


Thursday, March 24, 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Christina's, Route 1 north, Foxboro


For full details and to purchase your tickets please Click Here

2011 Chairman's Circle

The Chamber is pleased to recognize several member companies who have joined the 2011 Chairman's Circle.  Chairman's Circle members are those whose high level of overall financial support of the Chamber throughout the year earns them special recognition. 


The 2011 Chairman's Circle includes:

Gold Sponsors


 bank of canton logo                Needham Bank

Silver Sponsors

Rising Star Sponsor
wluka logo
To learn more about sponsorship opportunities and Chairman's Circle membership please Click Here

Members Honored at Annual Meeting

The NVCC recently held its 117th Annual Meeting at Christina's in Foxboro.  More than 200 business people gathered to recognize their peers for outstanding service to the community and the Chamber.

Awards were given to the following:
  • Large Business of the Year - Mercer
  • Small Business of the Year - McDonald's (Route 1, Norwood)
  • Business person of the Year - Albert A. DeNapoli, Esq., Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers PC
  • Volunteer of the Year - Mary Raczka, HESSCO Elder Services
Chamber President, Tom O'Rourke presents a check to keynote speaker, Joe Andruzzi.  The NVCC made a donation to the Joe Andruzzi Foundation. (photo by Matt McKee Photography)

To read more about the event please Click Here
To vew photos of the event please Click Here

The NVCC thanks the Annual Meeting Committee for their help in organizing the event:
  • Sharon Fradkin, chair, The Wizard of Adz
  • Steve Fradkin, The Wizard of Adz
  • Paula Burke, Bank of Canton
  • Tony Caruso, Bank of Canton
  • Peter McFarland, The Allied Group
  • Donald Schiarizzi, Re/MAX Way
 Thanks also the following contributors:
  • Flowers and More
  • Christina's
  • Matt McKee Photography
  • Event Sound and Video
  • Neponset Valley Philharmonic Orchestra
Premier Event Sponsor
Needham Bank
Friend of the Chamber Sponsor
bank of canton logo

Blue Hills Brewery to host Business After Hours

blue hills breweryEnjoy locally brewed beer from Blue Hills Brewery while networking with other business professionals. 


Tuesday, February 22, 5:30PM

Blue Hills Brewery

1020 Turnpike Street, Canton, MA


Click Here to Register


$10m/$20nm $5 walk-in fee

Bank of Canton Expo 10 no2

Membership Campaign Aims to "Jump Start" Local Business

The 2011 NVCC "Jump Start" Membership Campaign begins February 1st and runs through March 18th. During this timeframe, any business that elects to become a new participant in the NVCC will receive incentive benefits totaling $1,130.


For a quick refresher on how your business and others can benefit from Chamber membership, take a moment to read this third party article, by clicking here.


The NVCC Call to Action is for every existing member to provide just one referral of a business that has articulated a pre-qualified need to improve commerce in 2011. All member referrals that result in a new participant are rewarded with a $25 Chamber Dollar Certificate. Cash prizes of up to $400 per individual will be paid to existing members who deliver the most new participants.


3 "Jump Start" After Hours Events, with additional incentives of $140 will be provided for those businesses that commit to becoming an NVCC participant, will highlight this year's campaign. Members are encouraged to invite non-members to join them at one of the "Jump Start" After Hours. 


All "Jump Start" After Hours events will have complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. Reservations are required and the event times are from 5:30-7:30pm. The first "Jump Start" After Hours will be held at KINGS, Legacy Place in Dedham on February 15th.


For more information, please contact Brian McGillicuddy at 781.769.1126 or Brian@NVCC.com.

Member Spotlight

Extra Space Storage

122 Allied Drive                                          934 Washington Street

Dedham, MA                                              Norwood, MA

(781) 329-6435                                          (781) 551-9499

Sean DaSilva, Manager                             Tim Kelly, Manager


Extra Space Storage, Inc. (NYSE: EXR) is a real estate investment trust based in Salt Lake City, Utah with regional office in California, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Texas.  Extra Space Storage is the second largest operator of self storage in the United States, and is a national owner, developer, acquirerer and operator of professionally managed self-storage properties.


Extra Space Storage is a thirty year old company that has been involved in the self-storage industry since its inception.  Extra Space Storage's mission is sustainable growth, based around six basic company goals:

  • Maximize customer satisfaction
  • Proved an excellent product and service
  • Develop and maintain mutually beneficial business relationships
  • Increase shareholder value
  • Grow the business
  • Make Extra Space Storage a great place to work

Extra Space Storage is a growth-oriented company creating a new standard in the self-storage industry.  Both customers and communities benefit from Extra Space Storage's professional approach to storage.  Featuring attractive, convenient and secure facilities operated by professional managers, Extra Space Storage seeks to change the association of self-storage as a temporary holding place for rarely-used things to a desirable, safe and customer-oriented facility perfectly suited for maintaining and accessing valued personal and business possessions.


Extra Space Storage, Inc., headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a fully-integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust that owns and/or operates 770 self-storage properties in 33 states and Washington D.C.  The Company's properties comprise approximately 500,000 units and over 50 million square feet of rentable space.  The Company is the second largest owner and/or operator of self-storage properties in the United States.  For additional Extra Space Storage information, call 1-888-STORAGE or visit the company's web site at www.extraspace.com.

Workforce Training Funds Available

Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Joanne F. Goldstein recently announced exciting news about increased opportunities to address the skill needs of businesses and workers in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund program is pleased to be seeking applications from businesses and labor organizations throughout the commonwealth for grants of up to $250,000 for investment in employee training. The Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund is a state program, financed by Massachusetts businesses, for the purpose of providing resources to employers to train Massachusetts workers.


To learn more about you can access Workforce Training Funds Click Here

Member Marketing Opportunity 

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Member News

The Neponset Valley Philharmonic Orchestra presents "Pops in Love" just in time for Valentine's Day.  The concert is on Sunday, February 13, at Foxborough High School.


To learn more about this program and other news from NVCC members, Click Here

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