Entries by Ryan Murphy

The “Big Apple of New England” Unveiled in North Central Massachusetts

On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, the Johnny Appleseed Trail Association (DBA Visit North Central Massachusetts) and over seventy-five local dignitaries and community leaders officially unveiled the “Big Apple of New England” outside the Johnny Appleseed Visitors Center on Route 2 in Lancaster, Massachusetts.  This giant red apple structure, which stands at 10 feet tall, is […]

Keneally Meets w/ Chamber Leaders

The Chamber closed out the summer by meeting with the state’s new Secretary of Housing and Economic Development on August 22. Taking the reins from Jay Ash earlier in the year, Secretary Michael Kennealy serves as the Commonwealth’s chief economic development officer. In this capacity, he oversees the Massachusetts Offices of Business Development; Travel and […]

Fall Guide to North Central Massachusetts Out Now!

Get the inside scoop on all things fall season in North Central Massachusetts – from the best time to harvest apples to a craft beer trail! Find the latest edition at the Johnny Appleseed Center or any other local venue and attraction in North Central Massachusetts! For more information on the Guide To North Central Massachusetts, […]

Gift Local Gift Card Program

Be a part of something great! Join the ranks of the more than fifty restaurants, shops, attractions and other businesses that are currently a part of the Gift Local gift card program. Participating in this community-focused promotional opportunity is a great way to engage new customers and promote your business. Accepting Gift Local gift cards […]

Advocacy in Action

One of the most valuable and often overlooked functions of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber is its role as the region’s most powerful champion for the business community. The Chamber is uniquely positioned at the crossroads that connect businesses of all sizes and industries, non-profits, and local and state government to tackle the tough issues […]

DEAL, MCDERMOTT OF North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce Complete first year of INSTITUTE FOR ORGANIZATION MANAGEMENT

A Leadership Training Program Produced by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Kat Deal and Christopher McDermott both recently completed their first year of the Institute for Organization Management, a four year nonprofit leadership training program at Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania.  Deal, […]

Mount Wachusett Community College will host the 10th Anniversary New England Workforce Network Conference

October 11, 2019 at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner MA from 8am-3:30pm The New England Workforce Network (NEWN) Conference is a collaborative effort with workforce professionals from all over New England. This year’s theme is Twistin’ and Turnin’: Riding the Roller Coaster of Workforce Development, reflecting the tremendous synergistic value of planning and acting […]