Annual Meeting 2023

North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce to celebrate accomplishments at 39th Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon

The 39th Annual Meeting and Business Luncheon for the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for Thursday, June 15, 2023, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Great Wolf Lodge, 150 Great Wolf Drive, Fitchburg.

This annual event celebrates business people 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 Community Leadership Institute Class of 2023, a tabletop Business Expo will also be offered to showcase local businesses. The expo provides an opportunity for exhibitors to reach hundreds of business and community leaders from throughout North Central Massachusetts. The Business Expo will begin at 10:30 a.m.; the Annual Meeting and Luncheon will run from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and the Business Expo will close out the day from 1:30 to 2:00 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: AIS, Inc.; Enterprise Bank; Fitchburg Redevelopment Authority; Fitchburg State University; Great Wolf Lodge; IC Credit Union; and Rollstone Bank & Trust.

This year’s keynote speaker is Steve Gross, Founder and Chief Playmaker of the Life is Good Kids Foundation, a non-profit that spreads the power of optimism to kids who need it most. Steve’s signature approach has been widely adapted across the country and throughout the world in response to the social and emotional needs of children who are deeply impacted by poverty, violence and illness. In addition to his work in the social sector, Steve has worked with many corporations, such as Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Million Dollar Roundtable Club, and IBM, to demonstrate how optimistic leaders can inspire people and organizations through times of change.

Registrations for the Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon are being accepted through June 12 by contacting the Chamber at 978.353.7600, ext. 222 or ext. 235, or via email at Registration is also available 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, expo tables and tables of ten are also available.