Entries by Vicky Tippawong

Business Social Event at The Fay Club

Business Social Event at The Fay Club November 30th – 5:45 p.m. Buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. – $45 pp (inclusive) Hosted by: Steve Duvarney Sponsored by: bankHometown Join us for networking and dinner as Gil Ehmke, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at bankHometown/Hometown Financial Group, will give a short presentation on […]

St. Bernard’s High School Featured in Documentary

In 2019, St. Bernard’s High School were approached by Emmy-award winning filmmakers Gregg Backer, Evan Kanew, and Jeff Bowler, who were interested in making a documentary about St. Bernard’s High School. At the time and with 100 students, the school was nearing closure until a group of community members — alumni, parents, students, and staff […]

North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce announces results of North Central Workforce Study

Study focuses on bringing “hidden and future workers” into the workforce The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce today announced the completion of a comprehensive workforce study to provide solutions for employers who are struggling to find skilled labor and offer suggestions to balance the labor market now and into the future. The study, “Worker […]

Community Gift Cards are Perfect for the Holidays

Do something different this year…. Community Gift Cards are Perfect for the Holidays Delight your employees, clients and partners with a gift that shows your community spirit! Unique to the communities of North Central Massachusetts, the new Gift Local eGift Cards work exclusively at a variety of local small businesses. Recipients can choose among food, […]

Visit North Central Massachusetts Update

The Chamber’s destination marketing arm, Visit North Central Massachusetts (VNCM), finalized its FY23 annual marketing plan. Proposed marketing efforts included in the plan range from digital advertising campaigns, sponsored campaigns, public relations, social media, trade show participation and several collaborations with state and local partners. The primary focus of marketing efforts will continue to be […]

Chamber’s Economic Development Affiliate Closes Out Successful Year

The Chamber’s economic development arm, the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC), completed its fiscal year on September 30, 2022. The NCMDC works in partnership with local banks, credit unions, chambers of commerce and area nonprofits to support emerging microenterprises, small businesses, and community projects in North Central Massachusetts with loans and technical assistance. The […]

North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation provides $10,000 grant to City of Fitchburg

Grant supports pop-up shop approach for artisans, crafters, entrepreneurs to share their work with the community The North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC), the economic development arm of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, today announced it provided a grant of $10,000 to the City of Fitchburg for the development of pop-up shops to […]

Fontaine Bros. Announces Three New Hires to Growing Construction Management and General Contracting Firm.

 Key new hires bring experience in life science, academic and residential sectors which will help drive continued growth and support achievement of overall business goals  Springfield, Mass & Worcester, Mass.—Fontaine Bros. Inc., a construction management and general contracting firm serving the public and private sectors since 1933, is pleased to announce three recent new hires […]

Chamber Member Is Bringing Scuba Diving Back to Central Mass

For those in the know, the distinctive diagonal white stripe on a red background displayed on Main Street in Downtown Leominster is a pleasant surprise. They immediately recognize the diver down flag used to alert vessels that scuba divers and snorkelers are underwater. “A lot of customers see the diver down flag while driving by […]