Chamber’s July Events Includes Coffee Connect in Watertown

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The Charles River Regional Chamber has plenty going on in July, including hosting a networking event at Watertown’s Arsenal Yards. See more information provided by the Chamber.

Coffee Connect at Arsenal Yards

Tues. July 16, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
130 Arsenal Yards Boulevard, Watertown
Free open to members & those interested in learning more about the chamber

Join us outdoors on the green at Arsenal Yards for coffee, conversations and networking. A warm-weather favorite, this annual event is one you won’t want to miss! 

Typically drawing upwards of 100 attendees, our Coffee Connects are informal networking opportunities to start your day. Open to members and those who’d like to learn more about the chamber, our members, and our programs.

Need a new headshot?

We’re partnering with chamber member, Excel Pro Headshot, for a unique opportunity during this Coffee Connect. Excel’s mobile van will be onsite to help capture studio-quality professional headshots for attendees. Van studio session is free, only pay $59 for the headshot if you love the photo. Limited to 20 spots. Sign up to reserve your session in advance.

Register Here

Virtual Networking Roundtable

Tues. July 9, noon to 1 p.m.
via Zoom
Free, open to members; and nonmembers who haven’t yet attended a Virtual Roundtable

Grow your professional network this Summer – virtually!

We’ll utilize prompts and breakout rooms to ensure the hour is productive and full of great conversations. This popular series is free for chamber members and a great way to get involved and find local business-to-business connections.

Register Here

Is your business prepared? Disaster Readiness and Risk Management

Wed. July 10, noon to 1 p.m.
via Zoom
Free for members, $15 for nonmembers

Storms, flooding, power outages and other unexpected emergencies are out of your control but can have severe impacts on your business. Do you have a response plan in place if disaster strikes? Do you have the adequate coverage to support that plan?

Join Aaron Roy (SERVPRO) and Adam Risman (Risman Insurance) to learn how you can minimize business interruption and make sure that your business is resilient when disaster strikes.

Having an emergency readiness plan can help reduce downtime and protect your physical assets as well as your business income and liabilities. We’ll walk you through considerations to put in place to protect your business for the long term.

Register here

Young Professionals Happy Hour at The Common Room

Wed. July 17, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
30 Dedham Ave, Needham
$10 for members & nonmembers (Proceeds from the event will benefit a local chamber nonprofit)

Experience Needham’s newest hotspot, The Common Room! Unwind and expand your network with other young professionals from throughout our region while enjoying complimentary apps (drinks pay as you go).

Proceeds from the event will benefit a local chamber nonprofit. Stay tuned for the announcement!

The chamber’s Young Professionals Group offers networking opportunities and other events geared toward professionals between the ages of 21-40.

Register here


Unlocking marketing success: 5 practical steps to boost your marketing results

Thurs. July 18, 11 a.m. to noon
via Zoom
Free for members, $15 for nonmembers

Are you tired of chasing marketing silver bullets? Ready to take control of your business growth? Uncover the truth about marketing shortcuts and why you are the real silver bullet. This  webinar, led by Karen Baldeschwieler, co-founder of Zenagos, is designed specifically for small business owners.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Narrow Your Message But Diversify Your Channels: Discover how narrowing your target market and messaging can significantly help your results. Learn why relying on a single marketing channel is risky and explore alternatives.
  • Test Before You Invest: Get practical tips for testing strategies before committing resources.
  • Calculate Your CAC and Cost Per Lead: Understand the acquisition costs behind successful business models.
  • Timing and Conversion: Master the art of timing your advertising spend and converting leads.
  • Lead Tracking and “Adding Water”: Implement effective lead tracking and generate leads when you need them.

Don’t miss this opportunity to transform your marketing game! Reserve your spot today and unlock the keys to success. 

Register here


Needham Night BBQ at Tripadvisor

Tues. July 23, 5 to 7 p.m.
400 1st Ave, Needham
$35 for members, $45 for nonmembers (early bird savings thru July 1st)

We’re back and pulling out all the stops for the 7th annual Needham Night. If you live, work, shop, dine or do business in Needham – this event is for you!

  • Enjoy Blue Ribbon BBQ, Kona Ice and more.
  • Celebrate outstanding individuals and businesses. (Go here if you’d like to submit a nomination for Needham Night awards, there will be a short presentation at the event) 
  • Reconnect with old friends, make new connections, play lawn games and enjoy a summer evening at this outstanding venue. 

Be part of this celebration of all the things that make Needham such a special place. Early bird savings through June 30! 

Register here

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