April 2014


In This Issue
Men's Breakfast Club
Multi-Chamber After Hours
What the Chamber did in March?
Chamber Announcements
Chamber Connections
Chamber Calendar
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The Men's Breakfast Club Is Back!!

The Bedford Chamber Men's Breakfast Club has been recognized as a progressive and focused network of men who come together to form connections, share ideas, learn valuable strategies, celebrate camaraderie and stand together to mentor, advance and support professional men in the greater Bedford area. The format is simple -  greet, eat and meet a local successful businessman and hear his "story". 


Rich McDonough of Coldwell Banker will be leading the group as it  kicks off on Wednesday, May 14th at Brightview Concord River.  Breakfast will be served at 7:30 AM and the group will wrap up 9:00 AM.   

May's Speaker is Dr. Dave Spencer, Spencer founded wTe Corporation in 1981 and served as its CEO for 27 years, now serving as Chairman of the Board. wTe is a $75-100 Million privately held technology company focusing on recycling of metals and plastics. Prior to forming wTe, he was a co-founder of Raytheon Corporation's Resource Recovery Business, where from 1971-1981 he managed the development and operation of large 1000-2000 ton per day re
source recovery and recycling technologies producing energy and recovering materials from municipal solid waste and sewage sludge. 

Dr. Spencer was nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year by Arthur Young and Venture Magazine in 1988 and was selected as a Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year in 1990 by Ernst & Young, Inc. Magazine and Merrill Lynch. He served on the editorial board of Elsevier Press' Journal of Solid Waste Management and authored over 60 technical papers including the Recycling Chapters of McGraw-Hill's award-winning Handbook of Solid Waste Management.  He has a great story and is looking forward to sharing it with you!



CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  - There is no charge but you  

do have to RSVP







  If you didn't join us.....

        here's what you missed at last month's 
                    Multi Chamber Event


  Social Media Options for Growth & Success





                                     DON'T MISS THIS MONTH'S  


  Tuesday, April 22nd
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

      Workshop - 4:30 - 5:30 p.m

     Embassy Suites Boston/Waltham

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.


                          Why Features and Benefits don't sell and What Does!


Greg Nanigian is a sales and sales management trainer and writer. For charity he races a NASCAR Prostock. He's operated Sandler Training in Massachusetts since 1987.


His highly interactive, fun and educational talk will address selling challenges including price objections and "think it overs"! You will discover specific wholesale changes to improve your closing ratio.   You will also learn specific approaches and a process for qualifying faster. You'll learn that whoever is talking more in a selling situation is the person who is not in control. You'll learn seven systematic steps to sell and sell more easily. You'll learn how to build credibility without "spilling your candy in the lobby"; in other words how to build credibility without doing lots of free consulting.   You'll be impressed, you'll laugh and you'll learn how to make more money!


Greg Nanigian and Associates has trained Rodman Insurance, TOG Manufacturing, The Computer Merchant Staffing, New York Life Insurance,, Grace Construction Products, RAID Software, Premier Fence, Cardi's Furniture, Lehman Millet Advertising, RPC Packaging, Sovereign Bank, Emerson Electric Industrial, Barber Foods, H.T. Berry Janitorial Supplies, Robert Reiser Company Manufacturing and thousands more. Greg has led many programs for professional associations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the International Health/Raquetsports Association. Come learn, network, enjoy and go to the bank more often as a result of this training! We are thrilled to have Greg back by overwhelming demand now for the third year in arow. There was standing room only last time so arrive early!

                                   Click Here to register for workshop !!!

What the Chamber did in March?

Multi-Chamber Networking Evening
State Rep Ken Gordon mixes and mingles

Business Development Meeting

 New Member- Coldwell Banker

Working Women Alliance with Louise Andrews

Catch the Net After Hours/Max & Dylans

Governors Forum/Burlington


Chamber Announcements  


Healthy Bedford


In order to promote healthy lifestyles among people who live, work and visit the Town of Bedford, Healthy Bedford is developing a voluntary designation program for food establishments who wish to be recognized for offering nutritious food choices in a healthy environment.  It is quick, easy, and there is no charge to participate.  Successful applicants will receive decals designating the facility as a Participating Partner in the Healthy Bedford Healthier Dining Program, along with promotion on the Healthy Bedford webpage, Facebook page, in Healthier Dining brochures and also be included in other public relations opportunities as they arise.  Applications will be available at  or by contacting:  




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(adjacent to The Boardroom Bistro)

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                           and save lots of money?


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at a price you'll want to pay!!


  •          From individual offices (even cubicles) to large suites (10,000sf)

  •          Furnished and custom layouts available (with phone and internet)

  •          Full service restaurant on-site

  •          Wide variety of amenities

  •          Monthly and yearly leases

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  •          Conference rooms and offices available for daily rentals      


    Call 781-276-1505

    Ask for Jeff, David, Collette or Nancy

    Bedford Executive Offices Suites, LLC

    54 Middlesex Turnpike, Bedford, MA 01730







 Each month, Executive Director Maureen Sullivan tapes the Chamber Connections at the Bedford Tv Studio. Check out the links below of who she has interviewed and if you are  interested in being a guest, email her at 


Madeline Altman ~ Bedford TV

Linda Stimson ~ Inner Visions Interiors


Adam Schwartz - Business Development

Mara Briere - Grow a Strong Family

The UPS Store


 Joan Turnberg - Live LIfe Well  


Dr. Jean Marc Slak ~ Slak Chiropractic Group

Lea Ann Knight ~ Garrison Knight Financial


Brookline Bank 

Kristen Presley/Bedford VA

Karen Kenney/ OrganizingWorks

JRM Antiques 





April 7
With North Eastern Mass Law Enforcement Council
Doubletree Bedford
Glen Hotel
6- 8 PM
Click here to register

April 10
Board of Directors
Brightview Concord River
7:30 AM

April 17
Working Women Alliance
Flint Room

April 22
Multi-Chamber Networking
Embassy Suites Boston/Waltham
550 Winter Street
Waltham. MA

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Click here to register

May 14
Men's Breakfast Club
Brightview Concord River
199 Concord Rod
Billerica, M
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Click here to register



Welcome to New Members

Rich McDonough
Coldwell Banker
25 Waltham St
Lexington, MA


Chamber   Members 



Atlantic Capital
Atlas Commercial Real Estate
Baldwin Insurance
Baudanza Electric

Bedford Acupuncture
Bedford Car Wash
Bedford Center or the Arts
Bedford Childrens Center
Bedford Family Connection
Bedford Florist

Bedford Funeral Home
Bedford Historical Society
Bedford Motel
Bedford Orthodontics

Bedford Park Plaza
B & D Agency
Boardroom Bistro
Brookline Bank

Brown & Brown P.C.
Café Luigi

Calling All Pets
Carlton & Duran, CPAs
Carlton Willard

Christine Pinney Marketing
ComForcare Home Care

Billerica Courtyard /Marriott 

Danielle M. Beck, NP-C

Debbie Spencer


Dianne Bridgeman, DDS
Doubletree Bedford Glen Hotel

Dr. Oscar DePriest

DSA Printing 
Edward Jones Investments
F.W. Webb

First Parish in Bedford
Fujifilm Microdisks, USA
GE Infrastructure 

Genetti's Wine & Spirits

Great Road Gallery & Framing

Hanscom Federal Credit Union
Harold F. Nichols Insurance

Heritage Springs

JRM Antiques
Kimberly Bee Design
Leary Auto

Lester's BBQ

Lexington Symphony
Liberty Mutual
Live Life Well 
Max & Dylan's

Mead Brothers

Middlesex Savings Bank

Minuteman Volkswagon


North Road Chiropractic
Organics Spa & Salon
Patriot Pediatrics
Peter Quinn Insurance
Primrose School  of Burlington
Progress Software

Quality Database Design
Richard A. Egan Insurance 

Right at Home
Salon OZ
Servpro of Bedford/Lexington
Slak Chiropractic
St. Michael's Parish Center
Strawberry Hill Properties

The Goddard School

The Higgins Group
The Edge
The Town Planner
The UPS Store

The Well Effect Co.

William Raveis Real Estate

Wicked Loyal