North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce celebrates accomplishments at 38th Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon

The 38th Annual Meeting and Business Luncheon for the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for Thursday, June 9, 2022 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Great Wolf Lodge, 150 Great Wolf Drive, Fitchburg.

This annual event celebrates businesspeople working together to ensure a bright future for North Central Massachusetts and presents an opportunity for the region’s business and community leaders to build camaraderie among peers.  In addition to the Chamber’s annual recognition awards and commencement for the Class of 2022 Community Leadership Institute, a tabletop Business Expo will also be offered.  The expo will showcase local businesses before and after the formal event giving exhibitors the chance to reach hundreds of business and community leaders from throughout North Central Massachusetts.  The Business Expo will start at 10:30 a.m., the Annual Meeting and Luncheon will run from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and the expo will close out the event from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

The event is funded by the generous support of various businesses and organizations, including Premier Sponsor Fidelity Bank; Business Expo Sponsors MassHire North Central Workforce Board and the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation; and Supporting Sponsors Aging Services of North Central Massachusetts; Great Wolf Lodge; Avidia Bank, Enterprise Bank; Fitchburg Redevelopment Authority; Resource Management, Inc.; and TD Bank.

This year’s keynote speaker is Doug Griffiths, President and CEO of The 13 Ways, a company dedicated to helping communities grow and thrive.  He is a popular community strategist and author of the best-selling book, 13 Ways to Kill Your Community.  Throughout his career, Doug has supported, guided, and inspired hundreds of communities to create effective change.  A former Canadian politician and Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, he retired from politics in 2015 to actively pursue his passion for helping communities.  Doug’s mission is to help North American communities identify what is holding them back from finding success, and he works with communities to develop strategies to help them overcome their weaknesses.  His solutions have built up many communities and allowed them to get on a better path.  He grew up on a ranch outside of a small community, and his upbringing provided practical education, as it gave him a strong work ethic and critical thinking skills.  He holds both an honors bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Alberta and completed the Executive MBA program at the University of Alberta.

To register for the Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon, please contact the Chamber at 978.353.7600, ext. 222 or ext. 235 or email or register online at  The cost is just $55 per person for members and $70 per person for non-members and includes lunch. Reservations are required. Supporting sponsorships and tables of ten are also available.  Please RSVP by June 6, 2022.