The Winchester Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

  Serving our Business Community  NOVEMBER  2012    


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Welcome to our  
New Members
Whittaker General Contractor


Sons of Italy
Sons of Italy


Anderson Team

Marie Montieth


Blue Selenium Blue Selenium



Live Learn Act


 Elite Freestyle Karate


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Gift certificates are available at the following four banks
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shop locally - over 60 participating Chamber members
If you are not already listed on the Chamber gift certificate, contact Janet at 

Add your company's name  to our growing gift certificate page on the web - it's free at  

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Win Cam

WinCAM is offering FREE sponsorship banner space on their website for three months to any local business who would like to donate a door prize for either their Annual Meeting on November 14th or their Holiday Party on December 12th!  

Prizes should be from $25 - $50 in value.


Why not get something in return for your donation this holiday season? is where Winchester residents go to watch quality, local programming online so this is a great chance to reach your customers while helping out a Winchester non-profit.


Contact David Gauthier at WinCAM today: 781-721-2050 or 




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President's Message 
November is when elections become history and big money companies finish sponsoring campaigns. It feels good to get back to business as usual. We have a diverse and vibrant group of small businesses in Winchester and surrounding
Judy Manzocommunities.  These kinds of businesses are the backbone of communities across America providing jobs and economic growth.

However, all businesses require local customers and with the growth of the digital age and the big box store many Main Street shops and services are no longer sustainable.

That's where the Chamber of Commerce comes into play. For 37 years Winchester business owners,managers, and employees have gathered together at meetings and events to promote local business. Members have worked diligently with the Town Manager, Board of Selectman, Planning Board, and Town Meeting, to assure that local business concerns are represented at the table with decision makers.

Business networking, shop local campaigns, and downtown beautification programs are ongoing. It is by joining together under a community wide banner that our voices are heard loud and clear. This is democracy at its best when individuals can truly impact the quality of life and business in our neighborhoods.

The Chamber of Commerce is not a building or a person, but a collaboration of all members in the business community who choose to support a strong voice for the future of economic vitality in Winchester. This Thanksgiving let us celebrate the special place that is Winchester and all the families, institutions, non-profits, and businesses that bring us together

Judy Manzo -  President  

Winchester Chamber Board of Directors  

or cell 617 633-5421     



The Gables at Winchester at Farmers Market
The Gables

Winton Club Farmers
Winton Club members pictured here recently at the Farmer's Market stand (l-r)  Mary Jane Brooks, Camille Murphy, 2013 Cabaret Chair/Producer Lianne Green and Peggy Otis.
Winton Club's 2013 Cabaret info here.
bill ryerson - photo

It has been a very busy and hopefully productive fall for all of you who belong to the Chamber.  Our main goal is for you to make new connections, increase your business and to be kept up to date on town policies and regulations that hopefully make the center area more vital and a better place to do business. This month alone we have seen MAJOR changes that will allow your employees to have free parking permits which should open up many spots for customers.  This has saved each of you significant dollars.   
We have hosted a speed networking event for women which about 50 of you took advantage of and gave you new leads for your business. We held a luncheon at Lucia's for members - new and old - so that you could socialize and make new friends and perhaps increase your network.   
Please check the  website daily and feel free to call me with your concerns or suggestions
Cathy Alexander

Executive Director, Winchester Chamber of Commerce




gift shop
Winton Club to hold
Gift Fair at
Winchester Hospital 

The Winton Club of Winchester, a non-profit women's service organization exclusively supporting Winchester Hospital in service and fundraising activities, will hold its annual Winton Club Holiday Gift Fair in the Winchester Hospital Lobby, 41 Highland Ave., Winchester, beginning with MIDNIGHT MADNESS on Wednesday, November 14 from 6:00 P.M. TO 12 MIDNIGHT.  The fair continues on Thursday, November 15, from 9:00 A.M. TO 8:00 P.M., and Friday, November 16, from 9:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M.   

Free valet parking is available. Beat the holiday rush and help support Winchester Hospital all at the same time!  Our friendly Winton Club volunteers will help you find the perfect gifts, toys, accessories, hostess gifts, fabulous costume jewelry and more for everyone on your list this year.  For more information visit  






Bonnell Ford
will host a charity event on Thursday evening,
November 15th, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
to introduce the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion and to benefit the Council of Social Concern in Woburn.
Bonnell will donate $20 for every guest who registers and attends this event. There will also be opportunities for attendees to win a 2013 Fusion or a trip to an American Idol event.
 Bonnell Motors, Inc
353 Cambridge Street Winchester, MA 01890
781-729-9700 x502

 more info here

Thursday Nov 15,  5:00pm to 8:00pm


Thursday November 15  7:00pm - 9:00pm
light refreshments - hors d'oeurves
gifts to all who attend and free raffles
 576 Main Street Winchester MA
Winton Club Shopping Day at Mahoney's
November 28th

Celebrate the Holidays at Mahoney's Garden Center, 242 Cambridge St., Winchester, on Wed., November 28th from 9AM-6PM and support the Winton Club of Winchester! 10% of your total purchases will go directly to the Winton Club, which will support this year's 2013 Winton Club Cabaret! All purchases, including "Gift Card" purchases either on site or phoned in with the mention of Winton Club will be applied to the Winton Club shopping day profit. The Winton Club is a non-profit women's organization exclusively supporting Winchester Hospital in service and fundraising activities

Holiday Lighting on the Common - Dec 6th at 7:00pm
Holiday Lighting
Holiday Lighting with Santa and More...
Don't forget to mark your calendars for the Holiday
Lighting on Thursday, December 6, at 7:00 p.m. for
the annual Holiday Lighting and festivities.
There will be
carolers and Santa's arrival on the Winchester Commons and the stunning
Holiday Lighting of the Town of
Drumd 247
Dream Theater Famed Drummer Mike Mangini was the special guest for the official opening of the new showroom 247drums on Park Street in Winchester. Over 200 people attended the event and they came from as far as Montreal to meet the rock star.
Owner Sergio Bellotti, also faculty at Berklee College of Music, is very happy to have chosen Winchester as his residence and his place to run his business he had founded in Boston in 2001.


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


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



November 11      Winchester Community Lantern Walk



November 14       Climate Action Power Hour

                             Winchester Town Hall 7:30pm - 8:30pm

                             more info here 



November 26       Midnight Madness - Downtown Businesses

                              6:00pm -  & on 



December 5    Chamber Board Meeting    7:45 - 9:00 AM 
                        All members welcome to attend



December 6    Holiday Lighting on the Common