There are still a few things you need to know this week before I push send on this, our final newsletter for 2022.
But first, my deepest appreciation to the more than 900 businesses, nonprofits
, and citizen members who make up this remarkable community and organization. Thank you for belonging to this chamber, especially these past several years, when your own bottom line may have been tenuous.
A special shout to the Village Bank, Needham Bank, Direct Federal, Insource Services, BID Needham, Cambridge Trust, Eastern Bank, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Northland, UMass at Mount Ida, and the rest of our annual partners who make our very existence possible.
It takes a village to raise a business community, so thanks also to our government partners, first responders, the medical community, allies in advocacy, and civic groups for making our communities safe, vibrant, and supportive.
I’m also grateful to our journalists for amplifying our concerns, keeping us all connected and, no small thing, being the watchdog every democracy demands.
Finally, thanks for reading this newsletter and for your input, your feedback (especially when we disagree), your ideas, and your encouragement.
I am so very fortunate.
Okay, here’s what you need to know today.