Stoughton Chamber ANNUAL MEETING
Hosted by New England Sinai Hospital Brenner Conference Room
150 York Ave, Stoughton
Monday, January 5, 2015
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Welcome to 2015! Our first official meeting of the year will be our Annual Meeting, hosted by New England Sinai Hospital, in their Brenner Conference Room. We will begin the evening with some light appetizers and a cash bar (beer, wine, soda). Dinner will be buffet style, served promptly at 6:15pm.
Following dinner will be an introduction of our 2015 SCC Officers & Board of Directors! Proceeding with our SCC Annual Award Presentation. This year the SCC 2014 Business of the Year will be presented to the Portuguese National Club, who have been a strong supporter of our Chamber, our Doin' It For Diane" food pantry fundraiser, and the overall community!
There are two SCC 2014 Special Recognition Awards, being presented this evening, one going to our outgoing Chairman, Mark Leppo of Caldwell Banker and the second being presented to The Maltby Company, not just for the time and material they donated on Arbor Day in completely renovating the Faxon Veteran Memorial Park, but also for the heart they put into this project, which was also a nod to our Veterans!
We have two SCC 2014 Volunteer of the Year Awards; one going to Peg Carbone for her tireless efforts in the collection of food from the hood as donations to our food pantries, and the other to Michael Crawford for his untiring volunteering for many organizations throughout Stoughton (and he now lives in Dorchester but commutes back to us), including our Chamber, the food pantries and the Stoughton Farmerís Market.
After a short intermission (dessert) we will introduce our Guest Speaker, UMass Chancellor J. Keith Motley. I met Mr. Motley at an event that the Stoughton Chamber helped organize at The Chateau Restaurant, which was sponsored by UMass-Boston, and found him to be quite a dynamic speaker.
Chancellor Motley will be providing a bit of a window into the world class UMass education available and talk about their incubator business program, Venture Development Center (VDC). If you want further info on this topic before attending our meeting, go to: http://www.umb.edu/vdc.
The cost is $25.00/pp and a table of 8 will save you $25.00 ($175.00). You can contact Joanne for tickets at 781-492-5876 or her email: email@example.com!
Handicap Van for Gianna Rose
We are reaching out to our Chamber Members and Friends to help the Parkman Family (who have strong Chamber ties) purchase a handicap accessible vehicle for their amazing little girl, Gianna Rose. Gianna was born with an extremely rare brain condition that has been undiagnosed.
Her brain condition has caused many disabilities, including; Cerebral palsy, Epilepsy, and other medical anomalies, some to hard to pronounce. Gianna is, and always will be, wheelchair bound. She is a happy 4 year-old motivated little girl. Everyday we see more and more amazing developments!
Gianna requires frequent trips, weekly, to places like Children's Hospital in Boston, Lexington and Waltham for physical therapy and medical follow-ups. As she gets older it will become even more difficult to transport her, as needed.
Your Stoughton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted unanimously to offer whatever assistence possible, including fundraising, reaching out to our Members and looking for whatever is out there for a proper vehicle to help the Parkman's provide transport!
For more information and/or to make a donation, please go to her GoFundMe page
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.
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.