• "Virtual" 125th Annual Meeting and Awards

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    Name: "Virtual" 125th Annual Meeting and Awards
    Date: November 17, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EST
    Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
    Event Description:

    You are cordially invited to join members of the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce, its Board of Directors, and our special guests as we celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Chamber. Our theme this year is Resiliency & Recovery! 

    The evening of Thursday, November 17th will feature a Virtual night of sharing, recognition and ceremony, celebrating our members and their contributions to our community.

    Sharing their insights in these challenging times will be our
    Keynote Speakers:

    Framingham Mayor, Yvonne Spicer:  Mayor Yvonne Spicer is the first Mayor of the City of Framingham. She was sworn into office on January 1, 2018, the same day Framingham officially became a city.  
    A 32-year Framingham, Massachusetts resident, and long-time educator, Mayor Spicer was previously the Vice President for Advocacy and Educational Partnerships at Boston’s Museum of Science. While there, Mayor Spicer was known for building partnerships in STEM education with policymakers, school districts, municipalities, business and other non-profit organizations. Prior to that, she was an administrator in both the Framingham and Newton public schools, after beginning her career as a teacher in Framingham.

    Larry Gulko, Brand Strategist/Executive Coach, BRAND: NEW DAY:  
    Larry is a brand architect and strategist and an executive coach with a track record for positioning an eclectic range of brands to compete more effectively in today’s rapidly evolving and ever-changing business landscape.

    Larry founded and moderates the annual CEO Brand Leadership Roundtable at the Harvard Business School, now celebrating its 12th year. He and Roger Berkowitz, CEO of Legal Sea Foods, host Name Brands. This CBS Boston brand leadership podcast series showcases iconic brands and the dynamic CEOs driving brand performance and business growth via live interviews.

    He presents a series of CEO interviews with his popular Fireside Chat venues and created CEO Lounge, a bi-weekly blog featuring interviews with business leaders.

    Live Portion of the Meeting to include:

    • Annnouncement and Vote of the Chamber's new Board Slate including recognition of outgoing and incoming Board members and the new Executive Committee
    • Award Winners (Watch their Award Acceptance in the "LIVE" portion of the Meeting!
    Business Leader of the Year: Andrew Harding, CEO, MetroWest Medical Center
    Small Business of the Year: Jack's Abby Craft Lagers
    Non-Profit Partner of the Year: The Learning Center for the Deaf
    Additional 2020 Awards:  
    Emerging Leader of the Year: Courtney Thraen, Executive Director, Downtown Framingham, Inc.
    Peter Barbieri's "Service Above Self" Award : Sam Wong, Director of Public health, City of Framingham
    Membership Engagement Team Member of the Year: Sheldon Prenovitz, VP of Business Development, ConnectPay
    Sponsorship Opportunities
    Don't Miss Out! Sign up early and additional promotion for Your Business prior to the event itself. And that does not include the Free "Taste" Tickets, Event Marketing and Free advertising benefits associated with the various Sponsorship levels!  
    Because of current circumstances and the fact that we are holding this year's event Virtually, we are offering some different sponsor benefits that we hope will be of help to our members during our Recovery from the pandemic.
    Sponsorships start at $150 and include TASTE of MetroWest TicketsAdvertising  in the Annual Meeting Program Book (Both Print and Virtual), Visibility and Ad space on the homepage of the MetroWest Chamber's website and various levels of No-Cost E-Blasts & Social Media Posts (through the coming year.)  Sponsorship levels and benefits  are outlined in the downloadable Sponsorship Form

    Joining the Virtual Annual Meeting is Free but registration is required. Link to join the meeting will be sent out to all registrants.  Online donations to Veteran's Inc. are available at registration.

    The mission of Veteran's Inc. is to be there for our veterans and their families in their time of need with the ultimate goal to end homelessness among veterans. To help our veterans regain self-sufficiency through the provision of holistic supportive services, including housing, employment and training, case management, food security, health and wellness, family support programs, women, and child care services.

    Thank You to Our Presenting Sponsor:

    Media Sponsor & Video Production courtesy of:   

    Additional Media Sponsors:

    Event Sponsors:

    Presenting Sponsor

    • Avidia Bank Framingham

    Legacy Sponsors

    Opportunity Sponsors

    Local Leader Sponsors

    Community Connector Sponsors


    VIRTUAL ONLINE Presentation and Meeting

    Date/Time Information:
    Thursday, November 17, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Contact Information:
    Jim Giammarinaro

    FREE to Join the Meeting!  Registration Required...Link to join meeting will be sent to all registrants prior to the event.

    Online Donations to Veteran's Inc. can be made when Registering 

    Sponsorship Registration Available. 
    CLICK HERE for Sponsorship Details 

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