Our Chamber has been serving businesses in the Neponset Valley since 1894. Initially known as the Norwood Business Association, then the Norwood Board of Trade, later as the Norwood and Norwood Area Chamber of Commerce, and finally as the Neponset Valley Chamber in 1988, we have continued to serve our Members through every economic challenge. We are proud to have retained many businesses, including Founding Member, Norwood Bank and the following stalwarts of the community with more than fifty years of continuous membership: Babel's Paint & Decorating Store, Dempsey Insurance Agency, LLC, Norwood Engineering Company, Inc., Norwood Monumental Works, Inc., and Norwood Tire Company.
Large national corporations make the Neponset Valley their home, and smaller companies and SOHOs (small office/home office) continue to proliferate. From our award-winning regional economic development and public policy work, to our structured networking and leads groups, our Chamber works hard every day to serve the many constituencies within our 800-plus membership. Industry-specific groups of Members, such as our Attorney Alliance, Events Alliance, and Elder Care Alliance, allow Members to work on projects of mutual interest. Also, our Economic Development Committee monitors projects up and down Routes One, 128, and Interstate 95, and all their feeder roadways. Additionally, the Human Resources Council allows HR professionals to come together to share knowledge and learn strategies to attract and keep the best workers our region has to offer.
Chamber Members usually get involved in a hands-on way, volunteering and serving on the Chamber's action-oriented committees. By working in tandem with our expert staff, they improve member service, facilitate networking meetings, improve Chamber publications and public image, maintain excellent relationships with legislators and other policy makers, and encourage Members to network and promote their businesses at major functions. Our prestigious Board of Directors is representative of the wide variety of Chamber towns and business categories. From owners and managers of all sizes and types of businesses, to members of all the professions, our Directors execute the mission of the Chamber: to help Neponset Valley businesses flourish.
If your business, or present and future customers, are in Canton, Dedham, Foxborough, Medfield, Norwood, Sharon, Stoughton, Walpole, Westwood, surrounding towns, or on the Internet, you belong in the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce. We can offer you many benefits such as Member-to-Member discounts, leads groups, free expert advice, and much more. If you want to become part of the enthusiasm, growth, and commitment of our 116th year and beyond, please click here to join the chamber.