Stoughton is geographically located in the heart of Eastern Massachusetts. Just 30 minutes in either direction from the city of Boston, the city of Providence, Rhode Island and the beauty Cape Cod, thereby benefiting from the vibrance of city life and the tranquility of a suburban community.
The Town of Stoughton cherishes both it's residential and business diversity and was the first to receive a State Proclamation as a No Place For Hate community. With a population of approximately 27,000 residents, Stoughton attracts all types of businesses including; retail, professional and industrial as well as cottage industry business such as the arts, entertainment and many fine restaurants! Stoughtonians take great pride in the accomplishments, diversity and friendly atmosphere we have all come to know.
"GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS"
Chateau Restaurant 1165 Park St., Stoughton
Monday, June 1, 2015 5:30am - 8:30pm Chairperson: Jeffrey Pickette
There’s been lots happening in Stoughton, from the business perspective, and this will be the meeting to attend to learn more about what’s going on in your town!
With several projects already begun and many more awaiting final planning and zoning approvals, the Town of Stoughton will be hustling and bustling with new development probably for the next couple of years, at least!
Along with new and modified businesses there has also been lengthy discussions and studies done on traffic issues and hopeful improvements to come, not just in the downtown area, but also along the major (and minor) thoroughfares like Washington, Central and Park Street.
Jeffrey Pickette is our chairman for this meeting and he is planning on inviting those in the know from various town departments, and other, to discuss these areas of interest and enlighten us as to where things are and when they will be completed. In fact, some of the traffic proposals currently on the table will be discussed at Town Meeting and some decisions will have been made right before this meeting takes place so, Stay Tuned!
One of the major benefits to our Chamber is the increase in membership, some due to the benefit of more development. Just take a look at the back page of this newsletter, seven new members and more on their way!
The new "Friends of Stoughton Center" Committee, formed by Pam McCarthy, the new Economic Development Coordinator for our town, is made up of residents, stake holders and businesses in the downtown area. Your Chamber is also involved to offer guidance and resources to improve the center and we should be seeing some improvements pretty soon!!
Thanks to Nancy Briscoe, General Manager of the Chateau Restaurant, and to the Nocera Family, who own Chateau Restaurant, for hosting this important meeting. The room capacity is 75 and we did fill the room last year to capacity so I recommend to RESERVE Early!!
We begin at 5:30pm with cheese & crackers and light networking, followed by a buffet style dinner served at 6:00pm. After dinner and speakers there will be coffee, tea and an assortment of pastries available!
The cost for this dinner & meeting is $25.00 for members, $35.00 non-members. You will be able to register beginning next month on our website.
The Chamber of Commerce is an organization represented by its members. Along with the Officers and Board of Directors are the very important Committees.
Committee members are often a mix of board members and chamber members who discuss the topic of their respective committee and report back to the Board of Directors.
Getting involved with a Committee is a great way of participate along with your colleagues and be a significant asset to your chamber! It's easy and enjoyable and with enough participants the workload is really rather small.