The MetroWest Corporate Sponsorship Program was established in 2010. These corporate partnerships were established to increase
the visibility of both the Chamber and the sponsors and to foster a stronger business climate in the communities we serve.
Businesses can choose from several levels of sponsorship: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Community Builder. The Platinum, Gold, and Silver
levels are customized to fit the needs of businesses with a large employee base while the Community Builder sponsorship provides a mechanism
for smaller businesses to receive the additional benefits of corporate sponsorship.
Since Bose Corporation was founded in 1964 by then Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Dr. Amar G. Bose, the original philosophies and founding principles have not changed.
Bose maintains an exceptionally strong commitment to research, for it is within the discipline of research that yesterday’s fiction becomes tomorrow’s reality. They strive to identify things which, when made better, improve people’s lives.
But it’s more than just research. They aim for excellence in everything they do. From the way they run their business to their customer service. From the products to the owner’s manuals you’ll use to set them up. In everything they do, they truly believe that “good enough” is merely a starting point.
They have taken their commitment and their passion for innovation and applied them to developing unique sound solutions to meet virtually any audio challenge in any application, even the space program. While many of their products are designed for entertainment and home audio solutions, you’ll find Bose sound is prevalent in both the aviation and automotive industries, too.
They have also designed professional sound systems for many applications, including stadiums and auditoriums, houses of worship, retail businesses, department stores and restaurants.
Their commitment has served them well. Today, Bose has operations in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, Asia and South America.
Framingham, MA 01701
One of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, Genzyme is dedicated to making a major positive impact on the lives of people with serious diseases. Since its founding in 1981, the company has introduced breakthrough treatments across several areas of medicine that have provided new hope for patients. Today, approximately 10,000 Genzyme employees serve patients in nearly 100 countries.
Genzyme’s products are focused on rare genetic diseases, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease, and endocrinology. The company’s commitment to innovation continues today with a substantial development program focused on these fields, as well as other areas of unmet medical need. Genzyme is a Sanofi company.
At Genzyme they are mindful of their responsibility to all of their stakeholders, including patients, physicians, shareholders, employees and our communities. They are driven, first and always, by their commitment to patients. Genzyme exists to innovate on behalf of people with serious diseases and to meet major unmet medical needs. This commitment includes all patients, regardless of their location or financial circumstances. Genzyme has a strong presence in developing countries, where they work with physicians and governments to build sustainable health care systems and provide free medicine to patients in countries where those systems do not yet exist.
Genzyme Science Center
49 New York Ave
Framingham, MA 01701
Staples is the world’s largest office products company and a trusted source for office solutions. We provide products, services and expertise in the categories of office supplies, technology, furniture, Copy & Print, and cleaning and breakroom. Staples was founded in 1986, and today has annual sales of $25 billion, ranking second in the world in eCommerce sales. With 90,000 associates worldwide, Staples has a presence in more than 26 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia — bringing easy to offices and consumers everywhere.
Staples is committed to the community – they reach out through large scale initiatives as well as smaller, less formal programs that promote goodwill and build strong community ties. For example, the Staples Foundation for Learning was established in 2002 through corporate funds. Its mission is to support nonprofit organizations that provide educational and job skills programs for all people, with a special emphasis on disadvantaged youth. The Foundation’s board of directors meets three times a year to evaluate each of the Foundation’s nonprofit partners and analyze the use of grant funds awarded, the impact of programs supported and the accomplishments of each partnership.
Staples Corporate Office/Headquarters
500 Staples Drive
Framingham, MA 01702
MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software for engineers and scientists. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs 2200 people in 15 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
MATLAB®, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink® is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. The company produces nearly 100 additional products for specialized tasks such as data analysis and image processing.
MathWorks products are used throughout the automotive, aerospace, communications, electronics, and industrial automation industries as fundamental tools for research and development. They are also used for modeling and simulation in increasingly technical fields, such as financial services and computational biology. MathWorks software enables the design and development of a wide range of advanced products, including automotive systems, aerospace flight control and avionics, telecommunications and other electronics equipment, industrial machinery, and medical devices. More than 5000 colleges and universities around the world use MathWorks solutions for teaching and research in a broad range of technical disciplines.
The MathWorks, Inc.
3 Apple Hill Drive
Natick, Massachusetts 01760 USA
MetroWest Medical Center is committed to meeting the health care needs of the MetroWest region by providing advanced care with a community touch. The 269-bed regional health care system includes Framingham Union Hospital, Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick, The MetroWest Wellness Center as well as other satellite locations throughout the community. Our partnership with Tufts Medical Center allows us to provide Boston-caliber specialty expertise, conveniently close to home. Our hospitals are working together to ensure that all the medical services you and your family need – from the routine to the more complex – are easily available in your community. So instead of enduring the hassle and expense of traveling into Boston for many advanced services, you can access the care you need right here, close to home.
Framingham Union Hospital
115 Lincoln Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Leonard Morse Hospital
67 Union Street
Natick, MA 01760
MetroWest Wellness Center
761 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702
The TJX Companies, Inc., the leading off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the U.S. and worldwide, was ranked 80 in the 2020 Fortune 500 company listings. At the end of 2019, the Company had nearly $42 billion in annual sales, more than 4,500 stores in nine countries, four e-commerce sites, and approximately 286,000 Associates. We operate T.J. Maxx and Marshalls (combined, Marmaxx), HomeGoods, Sierra, and Homesense, as well as tjmaxx.com, marshalls.com, and sierra.com, in the U.S.; Winners, HomeSense, and Marshalls (combined, TJX Canada) in Canada; and T.K. Maxx in the U.K., Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as Homesense in the U.K. and Ireland, and tkmaxx.com in the U.K. (combined, TJX International).
Our mission is to deliver great value to our customers every day. We do this by offering an ever-changing assortment of quality, fashionable, brand name, and designer merchandise at prices generally 20% to 60% below full-price retailers’ (including department, specialty, and major online retailers) regular prices on comparable merchandise, every day. With our value proposition, we reach a broad range of fashion- and value-conscious customers across many geographies, income levels, and demographic groups.
In our 43-year history, we have delivered steady sales and earnings growth through many retail and economic environments across different geographies. Historically, our strong financial returns and cash generation allowed us to simultaneously invest in the growth of the business and return cash to shareholders.
We believe that we operate one of the most flexible business models in the world. Our stores have no walls between departments, which enables us to expand and contract merchandise categories to respond to market trends and changing customer preferences. Our inventories turn rapidly, which allows us to buy close to need, with more visibility into current fashion and pricing trends. We source merchandise globally from a universe of more than 21,000 vendors and over 100 countries. Our world-class buying organization of over 1,100 Associates is constantly focused on seeking the right categories, fashions, and brands, while also testing new ideas. Historically, our flexible business model, decades of off-price experience, and global sourcing and buying power have been major advantages. We believe these characteristics of our business will continue to be our winning retail formula in the future.
The TJX Companies, Inc.
770 Cochituate Road
Framingham, MA 01701
Avidia Bank was formed in 2007 by a merger between Hudson Savings Bank and Westborough Bank. Both founded in 1869. Avidia Bank is now a $1.5 Billion mutual community bank headquartered in Hudson, MA. We have branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Marlborough, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Leominster and Framingham.
With investments in technology, Avidia offers Mobile banking with check deposit, bill pay, transfers, and the option to pay other people electronically.
We are also very passionate about our communities and we help out area organizations through the Avidia Charitable Foundation as well as through the Bank itself.
42 Main Street
Hudson, Ma 01749
Bowditch is a highly-regarded law firm handling sophisticated transactions, challenging litigation and complex regulatory issues for businesses, families and institutions throughout Massachusetts, the region and beyond.
With more than 60 lawyers seamlessly connected in three strategic Massachusetts offices – Boston, Framingham and Worcester – Bowditch is a preeminent law firm, deep in the areas of business and finance, real estate and environmental, litigation, employment and labor, and estate and tax planning, delivering outstanding client satisfaction and big-firm quality legal services.
In the recently released BTI Brand Elite: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms, Bowditch earned a place on BTI’s Honor Roll of Most Recommended Firms. Law firms are listed based on top-of-mind recognition by corporate counsel and other legal-hiring decision makers. This recognition is particularly gratifying at a time when a growing number of corporate counsel express dissatisfaction and disconnection with their law firms.
As a firm, we encourage everyone to give back. Our lawyers, professionals, and staff serve on boards or hold other leadership positions for organizations located where we live and work as well as statewide and nationally. Many of our lawyers have served in government agencies and on government boards. These include zoning and planning boards and environmental, transportation, construction, labor, consumer affairs and anti-discrimination agencies.
Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
200 Crossing Blvd., Suite 300
Framingham, MA 01702
Founded in 1905, Consigli Construction Co., Inc. (Consigli) is a fourth-generation, full-service construction manager and general contractor, with offices in Massachusetts, New York, Maine and Connecticut, serving clients throughout New England and New York.
When Anthony Consigli, and his brother Matthew Consigli, took on the leadership of the small Massachusetts construction firm founded by their great-grandfather, they grew the company from fewer than 20 employees to more than 600 today. Consigli’s project work has expanded to include new construction and landmark restoration for corporate, academic, healthcare, institutional, life sciences and federal clients throughout the region, with a dollar volume of $650 million per year. This year, the Boston Business Journal (BBJ) named Consigli the second largest general contractor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
In the MetroWest area alone, Consigli’s work includes many renovations and new building projects at Framingham State University, most recently the new North Hall and Christa Corrigan McAuliffe Center, as well as multiple renovation projects for the MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. Other local work includes the MetroWest YMCA’s Summer Day Camp Lodge in Hopkinton and several projects for St. Mark’s School in Southborough.
Combining old-world craftsmanship with the technological resources and innovative methods of a leading construction manager, Consigli’s professional project management teams are backed by highly skilled self-perform crews and craftsmen who understand the details of every method and material. Consigli’s ability to self-perform specialized work in the field enables the company to exert more control over the job sites, which means more control over the budget, safety, and schedule. By combining expert construction management with genuine builders, particularly in complex restoration projects, Consigli stands as unique in the building industry.
Another company distinction is the consistent involvement of Anthony and Matthew in every aspect of the business. Their hands-on approach keeps the decision-making process more nimble, more responsive and efficient, giving the feel of a smaller company, while offering all the resources and technologies of a larger, multi-national company. The result is a better experience for clients.
The company mission, “Consigli will be the most desired contractor to work with and for”, embodies values that emphasize world-class treatment of both clients and employees. As a result of this focus, Consigli received the Massachusetts and Central Massachusetts Family Business Awards in 2009 and has been ranked as one of the “Best Places to Work” in the Commonwealth for eight years running.
Consigli Construction Co., Inc.
72 Sumner Street
Milford, MA 01757
DoorDash is a technology company that connects people with the best in their cities. They do this by empowering local businesses and in turn, generate new ways for people to earn, work and live. They started by facilitating door-to-door delivery, but they see this as just the beginning of connecting people with possibility — easier evenings, happier days, bigger savings accounts, wider nets and stronger communities.
Middlesex Savings Bank was founded as Middlesex Institution for Savings in 1835 in the Town of Concord. It was a time when banking focused more on businesses than on consumers. Their founders, not uncommon for residents of Concord at the time, in an act of true community spirit, set out to create a bank where people of modest means, who had no other alternatives, could have a safe place to save. Over 180 years later they remain dedicated to serving local Massachusetts customers and the local business community.
As they have grown over the years, so has their commitment to the communities where their customers live and work. Whether through community sponsorships and grants, new community branches or increasing their mobile and electronic banking technology, they remain true to their tradition of personal, one-to-one service and their commitment to remain independent. Why? It’s their mutual status that lets them put their customers needs first – always.
Middlesex Savings Bank is financially strong with over $4 billion dollars in assets and takes pride in being recognized for more than 10 years running as one of the state's most charitable organizations.
Middlesex has Community Branches and Commercial Banking offices in a wide range of Eastern Massachusetts communities, including the MetroWest Communities of Ashland, Bellingham, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Natick, Southborough, Sudbury, and Wayland.
Middlesex Savings Bank
6 Main Street
Natick, MA 01760
The law firm of Mirick O'Connell has never wavered from the core principles of professional excellence established by their founders in 1916. Excellence in their work. Excellence in client service. Excellence in value.
Mirick O'Connell counsels New England’s leading corporations — private and public — and individuals across a wide range of industries. Their firm is highly regarded for its work in such diverse fields as banking and finance, energy, health care, higher education, insurance, life sciences, manufacturing and technology.
The firm is home to more than 60 lawyers and professionals, with offices in Worcester, Westborough and Boston. Their attorneys combine uncompromising standards of service with practical and cost-effective approaches to problem solving. Mirick O’Connell has the expertise to handle the most sophisticated and complex matters, while never losing sight of their first priority — the client.
1800 West Park Drive, Suite 400
Westborough, MA 01581-3926
They are the region's definitive source for business news. Every two weeks, they deliver news and opinion in print for the Central Massachusetts business community. Every day they deliver the news business leaders need through their website, WBJournal.com and their email newsletter, The Daily Report. Smart, informed, engaging, irreverent — that's why more and more readers are turning to Worcester Business Journal to find out what makes the region's business scene tick. At Worcester Business Journal, the're ALL business all the time — in print, online and in person.
Worcester Business Journal
172 Shrewsbury Street
Worcester, MA 01604