Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce's 22nd Annual "Open for Business Expo" was held Wednesday.
Business cards were in demand Wednesday at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel Boston-Westborough. The Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce's 22nd Annual "Open for Business Expo" featured about 128 businesses and municipal agencies, primarily from Central Massachusetts, with booths. More than 1,300 visitors were expected at the four-hour expo, which covered the hotel's main ballroom and hallway. Many guests exchanged business cards with the participants. Eleven businesses, restaurants and caterers provided samples.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A free photo booth will be new to Wednesday's event.
Memories of the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce’s 22nd annual “Open for Business” Expo will wind up in many visitors’ scrapbooks. A free photo booth run by Crystal Entertainment Services is new to the event, which runs from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel Boston-Westborough, chamber Vice President Karen Chapman said Monday. “He just wants to expose this to other businesses as an opportunity for them to have it and hire him,” she said. Admission is free to the expo, which “started very much as a mini-show, and has grown into one of the most successful shows in this region,” Chapman said. Last year’s expo drew 1,300 visitors, and organizers expect a larger crowd this year. About 128 businesses will participate …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce presented its 2013 scholastic awards Thursday.
High school students Matthew Doyle and Brett Robinson both aspire to join the Boston Red Sox someday. Thursday, they were on the same Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce team. The chamber presented its 2013 scholastic awards to 21 area high school seniors during its scholastic and champions of education awards breakfast at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Boston-Westborough. There were 42 applications, scholarship committee Chairman Donna Cox said. This year's awards total $16,000, partially funded by the chamber's annual golf tourney in June, she said. As Cox introduced the students individually, she noted that for Doyle, an Algonquin Regional High School senior, his "dream job is to become general manager of his beloved Boston Red Sox…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Polanowicz was the guest speaker at the chamber's membership breakfast.
State Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz says the 15 agencies he oversees are working toward better communication with the public – and each other. Polanowicz was responding to a question during the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce’s membership breakfast at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston in Westborough. He was the guest speaker. “Let’s be candid. We’ve got work to do,” said Polanowicz, a Northborough resident. “We’ve built up over time a number of agencies that are very siloed from each other. A lot of people that are using the services under my secretariat are using more than one of those services.” Polanowicz addressed the group of business and community leaders for about 20 minutes before fielding two …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The group held its latest Community Connection on Friday.
Members of the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce's HYPE9 group volunteered at the Worcester County Food Bank on Route 9 in Shrewsbury on Friday. The event was the latest Community Connection program for HYPE9, which is open to ages 21 to 40. The chamber includes businesses in Westborough, Shrewsbury, Northborough and Southborough.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The event drew 240 business and community leaders.
Central Mass. business and community leaders last Thursday heard their legislators' views on several issues. The Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce's legislative breakfast drew 240 people to the Doubletree by Hilton-Boston Westborough, chamber President Barbara Clifford told the crowd. The panel included U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Worcester), state Reps. Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston), George Peterson Jr. (R-Grafton), Harold Naughton Jr. (D-Clinton), Matthew Beaton (R-Shrewsbury) and Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough); and state Sen. Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton), Harriette Chandler (D-Worcester) and Michael Moore (D-Millbury). Mark Donahue of Fletcher Tilton, P.C., served as moderator. Donohue called the turnout "a testament to you to how …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
The Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce's HYPE9 group donated the items Friday.
Local young professionals left winter coats, hats and mittens behind at Westborough’s Tatnuck Bookseller on Friday, despite the frigid weather. The new and gently used items went “directly to the kids” in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass./MetroWest programs “that need extra winter clothes,” said Erin Harper, the agency's director of marketing and development. The Warm Winter Wishes Drive was the latest event by the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce’s HYPE9 group, which includes members ages 21 to 40. “It looks like we got a fantastic response,” said Harper, who brought the clothing donations to Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Helping Young Professionals Engage in Corridor Nine is collecting donations until 4 p.m.
Consider bringing food to Roche Bros. when grocery shopping today. A donation drive for local food pantries is underway until 4 p.m. outside the supermarket, in Bay State Commons, says Lynn Stromberg, a member of Hype 9, Helping Young Professionals Engage in Corridor Nine. Stromberg said she and fellow Hype 9 member Erin Harper have been at the collection table since 9 this morning. Today's event kicks off the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce's drive for the Westborough Food Pantry, which ends in November, Stromberg said. Among the other Westborough drives supporting the food pantry are: