Charles River Chamber’s Spring Event Focuses on the Need for Housing in the Region

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The Charles River Regional Chamber announced it will hold its Spring Business Breakfast on June 7. The Chamber, which serves Watertown, Newton, Needham and Wellesley, provided the following information.

Housing, our region’s competitive future, and a salute to an outstanding member of our business community are on the menu at this year’s Spring Business Breakfast, presented by Eastern Bank.

Program Information

We’ll hear from the Commonwealth’s first Secretary of Housing and Livable Communities, Ed Augustus, the point person in the Healey-Driscoll Administration on efforts to drive efforts to increase housing production and lower housing costs across Massachusetts.

We will be honoring Susan Paley who is retiring after leading The Village Bank’s community commitment efforts in support of all aspects of the region’s civic life, safety net, and cultural vitality for nearly two decades.

Also: Join us for a panel discussion looking how several industries are growing our region’s and the state’s economy: 

  • Arts & Culture (Michael Bobbitt, exec director, Massachusetts Cultural Council) 
  • Tourism (Kate Fox, exec director, Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism) 
  • Clean Tech (Dr. Emily Reichert, CEO Mass CEC) 

Coffee and networking in the Needham Sheraton courtyard before the formal event

7 a.m. registration opens, breakfast & networking

8 a.m.-9:30 a.m.  program 

WHEN: Friday, June 7, 2024

TIME: 7 to 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Needham Sheraton Ballroom, 100 Cabot St., Needham.

For tickets click here.

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