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OCTOBER 22, 2014      |       Issue 57        
Celebrate Worcester, Tune In Tomorrow!
It's all about Worcester, all day on Channel 5's WCVB-TV tomorrow, Thursday, October 23, as the station broadcasts live from Union Station and features stories from the city throughout the day. 

5 on Worcester coverage will spend the entire day chronicling issues that matter most in New England's second-largest city, beginning with the NewsCenter 5 EyeOpener, followed by NewsCenter 5 at Noon and NewsCenter 5 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Then, the station's Chronicle segment will focus on Worcester at 7:30 p.m. 


Click here for a preview.


Newscast will feature stories on downtown development, Worcester's business community and thriving sectors, Worcester Public Schools, the city's libraries, and more! In addition, several anchors and reporters will volunteer their time in the city throughout the day.

Chamber Partners to Host Gubernatorial Debate in Worcester

Baker, Coakley to address issues that affect the business community 

A panel consisting of Chris Sinacola from the Telegram & Gazette and Alison King from New England Cable News (NECN) will ask questions of the candidates; while NECN's Latoyia Edwards will moderate the debate.  Questions will focus on topics and issues that matter to the voters and business community of Worcester and our region.

Tickets available today - FREE and open to the public

New England Regional Veteran Small Business Opportunity


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014   |   9 AM

Location: Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St., Worcester, MA


Meet Procurement Decision Makers from the federal government and the governments of Mass., Conn., Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Certified and procurement ready veteran-owned small businesses can speak directly with procurement decisions makers to discuss contract requirements. And, for veteran owned small businesses that are not quite ready to bid on contracts, this is a great opportunity to learn how to become certified and procurement ready. Meet Representatives From:

  • U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Department of Defense offices
  • State Procurement and Development offices
  • Federal and State Procurement officials
  • Small Business Administration
  • State Directors of Veteran Affairs

COST: $50

Sponsored by
Bowditch 100 anniv

Recruit-Ed: Navigating the College Career Services Office for Employers


Friday, Nov. 21, 2014    |     2 - 4pm 


LOCATION: Hagan Campus Center Hall at Assumption College, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester

No Cost


This session will feature a panel of career services staff from our local colleges and universities to help employers learn:

  • What they are doing to educate and prepare their students
  • How you can recruit on campus for internships and jobs
  • How to schedule your recruiting efforts to maximize your candidate pool
  • What other ways staff recommend engaging with career services
  • Tips for creating successful internship programs

Bring plenty of business cards to network with representatives from all the area colleges and universities.



2:00 pmRegistration
2:30 - 3:30 pm
3:30 - 4:00 pm
Networking with representatives from each campus Career Services and light refreshments

For more info: 


Karen Pelletier, Director of Higher Education-Business Partnerships, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

P: 508.753.2924, ext. 229

[email protected]




New President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Laurie Leshin to speak at Chamber's Annual Meeting 

Friday, December 12, 2014
DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA  

Sponsored by

SCORE Celebrates 50 Years of Service to America's Small Businesses


On November 10, SCORE will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a dinner event at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester, MA. A night of networking, dinner, social media learning will celebrate SCORES's half century of assisting more than 10 million of America's entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses. Networking begins at 5:30 with dinner and the program from 6 - 9 pm. 


The keynote speaker will be Ellen M. Brezniak, Senior Vice President of Customer Operations for Constant Contact who will talk about Engagement Marketing: Small is Powerful. The ticket price is $25 per person and includes hors d'oeuvres and dinner with a cash bar available. REGISTER HERE

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Weds., Nov. 5, 2014

5 - 7:30 pm



 150 Great Wolf Drive,
Fitchburg, MA
in partnership with  

COST: $20 Members

$50 Non-Members


The Breakfast Club 


Thurs., December 4, 2014
7 am - 9 am



Keynote Speaker:

Joanna Geraghty,
Chief People Officer, JetBlue

Sponsored by


Harvard Pilgrim



College of the Holy Cross

Hogan Center

One College Square, Worcester, MA



Want to Get More Involved with the Chamber?
Consider joining one of the Chamber's committees where you'll help to plan Chamber events, meet other committee members and help to promote the Chamber.

Committees include:
  • Central Mass Business Expo
  • Worcester Women's Leadership Conference
  • William J. Short Memorial Classic
  • Business After Hours
  • The Breakfast Club 
  • and more!
To volunteer or for more information, please email Christina Andreoli.
Chamber Exchange - Temporary Logo

Chamber Exchange with President and CEO Timothy Murray airs Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m. on Charter TV3


Interested in advertising or appearing on the Chamber Exchange? Contact [email protected] 


Advertising Rates:


30 sec spots | $25 ($150 per episode)

60 sec spots | $45 ($270 per episode)

One Segment | $125
8 minute interview ($750 per episode)

Advertise on the Chamber's New Website Launching Soon!

Special Introductory Rates for the Fourth Quarter 

The Chamber's new website is coming. Get your ad online and be the first to advertise on the new site.


Purchase an ad for $100 per month and save. Thousands of unique visitors each week get you in from of the region's business audience.


Two sizes are available: 300p x 250p or 468p x 60p. Image formats accepted include .jpg, .png, and .gif and no more than 75K in size.


Contact Christina Andreoli at

[email protected] or 508.753.2924, ext. 236.

Be part of the Chamber's New Website!

Tell us how you use your Chamber membership to boost your business, keep abreast of the latest business developments, mentor the next generation, influence policy, or to make a difference.


We're looking for Chamber members to be part of our new website by telling their Chamber story in our, "What Our Members are Saying" section of the site.


Submit your brief (50 - 60 word) description to be considered to [email protected]

Download the Chamber's 2014 events calendar for a list of our "must see" events.

Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

446 Main Street, Suite 200

Worcester, Massachusetts 01608

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