Annual Business Meeting and Business Expo

North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce to celebrate accomplishments at 40th Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon

The 40th Annual Meeting and Business Luncheon for the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for Thursday, June 20, 2024, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 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 Community Leadership Institute Class of 2024, 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:

Annual Meeting Sponsor:
Fidelity Bank

Business Expo Sponsors:
MassHire North Central Workforce Board and the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation

Supporting Sponsors:
AIS, Inc.; Enterprise Bank; Fitchburg Redevelopment Authority; Fitchburg State University; GFA Federal Credit Union; Great Wolf Lodge; IC Credit Union; Leominster Credit Union; Main Street Bank; Micro Machine & Electronics, Inc.; Mount Wachusett Community College; Rollstone Bank & Trust; and Staples.

Anthony Everett

Anthony Everett, Anchor of WCVB Channel 5 – Chronicle

This year’s keynote speaker is Anthony Everett, the 14-time Emmy Award-winning anchor of WCVB Channel 5’s nightly newsmagazine, “Chronicle.” Everett has hosted “Chronicle,” the nation’s longest-running, locally produced newsmagazine, since 2005. On the show, Everett explores the “Main Streets and Back Roads” of New England, serving as part storyteller and part ambassador for its best offerings. He has also served as co-anchor of NewsCenter 5 at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. Additionally, he has served as WCVB’s senior correspondent for major national events and breaking news and has regularly contributed to special reports for all WCVB newscasts. His strong reporting skills have helped WCVB garner multiple prestigious awards, including the Edward R. Murrow Awards for News Series and News Documentary in 2013, the Associated Press Awards for Investigative Reporting and Documentary Reporting in 2012, and the National Headliner Award for Breaking News in 2003.

Everett began his tenure at WCVB’s NewsCenter 5 in 1990 as a general assignment reporter. Prior to joining Channel 5, Everett was a general assignment reporter and weekday anchor on the 6 and 11 PM newscasts at WVIT-TV, the NBC affiliate in Hartford, CT. Everett began his professional broadcasting career in 1984 as a sports reporter and anchor at KSPN-TV in Aspen, Colo. He later became KSPN’s news director and remained with the station until 1987.

Everett is a graduate of Tufts University in Medford, MA. He has taught journalism classes at Tufts and currently serves as a guest lecturer in their Film and Media Studies Program. He has also lectured and spoken at Boston College, Harvard Business School, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and many other educational and community groups throughout New England. Everett is an FAA-certified and licensed drone pilot and enjoys aerial photography, skiing, cycling, boating, and fishing as hobbies.

Registrations for the Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon are being accepted through June 19, by contacting the Chamber at 978.353.7600, ext. 222 or ext. 235, or via email at chamber@northcentralmass.com. Registration is also available online. 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.

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