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Aug 6, 2015 - You Are the Chamber

While catching up on my emails upon returning from an enjoyable vacation on Cape Cod I was struck by the subject line of one in particular.  It was from Chamber member, John Gorham of the Bulfinch Group and it mentioned Ralph Pace.  I opened it to discover what I was afraid it might say – Ralph Pace had passed away.  Many of you may not have known Ralph Pace, many others did.  There was nothing in between.  If you had met Ralph once you knew him and you remembered him. 


I myself hadn’t seen Ralph in years, yet I was as saddened by the news as if I had just seen him yesterday.  Ralph was the owner of ADJ Group (formerly ADJ Signs) in Norwood Center.  He was an active member of the Chamber for many years.  He served on several committees including the Board of Directors.  I remember many times when I was out prospecting for new members that I would end up at ADJ listening to Ralph talk about the Chamber, politics or the business climate.  I always left with something new that I hadn’t know before.

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Jul 2, 2015 - “Youth is Wasted on the Young.”

Calling all Young Professionals Perhaps George Bernard Shaw was being a bit harsh in his assessment of the young. However, I can understand his sentiment as each year passes. Certainly there is much we can all learn from those younger than we and, of course, vice versa. Much has been written lately about the “Millennial Generation”, those born roughly between the early 1980’s through 2000. As this generation infiltrates the workforce they will undoubtedly make their mark bringing their own particular values, work-ethic and culture with them. Depending on what you read this generation is tech-savvy, doesn’t own cars, cares about the environment, carries lots of student debt and consequently, lives longer at home, changes jobs often, is highly educated and values work/life balance. ...Read more

Jun 19, 2015 - Open for Business

My waistline took a beating this week. We welcomed two new restaurants to the area as both the Bonefish Grill and Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza opened up at University Station in Westwood. Chamber members and staff participated in Ribbon Cutting ceremonies for each restaurant, which of course were followed by a sampling of their menu items. From the shrimp and sushi at Bonefish Grill to the meatballs and pizza at Anthony’s, we were overwhelmed with delicious food and hospitality....Read more


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