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Dec 2, 2016 - Are You Finding the Right Talent?
Last summer the Chamber, along with several other employer organizations in Massachusetts, asked its members to participate in a survey on public education and workforce readiness that was a follow-up to a similar survey done in 2013. The results are in and have revealed a large majority of Massachusetts employers (75%) are having trouble finding people to fill open positions and new hires are often not prepared for the workplace. The survey was commissioned by the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE) with support from Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) and the Massachusetts Business Roundtable. ...Read more
Nov 9, 2016 - Annual Awards Nominations now Being Accepted
The Chamber's Annual Meeting is on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood. Now is the time to nominate a person or business who you feel deserves recognition for their contributions to the community and the Chamber. Awards are given in the following categories, with last year's winners noted:...Read more
Nov 1, 2016 - Moderna Therapeutics Chooses Norwood for Expansion
Moderna Therapeutics Chooses Norwood for Expansion The Town of Norwood scored an economic development victory last week when its Town Meeting unanimously approved a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) plan for Moderna Therapeutics. Moderna is a biopharma company headquartered in Cambridge that is “pioneering the development of a new class of drugs made of messenger RNA (mRNA). This novel drug platform builds on the discovery that modified mRNA can direct the body’s cellular machinery to produce nearly any protein of interest, from native proteins to antibodies and other entirely novel protein constructs that can have therapeutic activity inside and outside of cells.” Their cutting edge approach to generating transformative new medicines has attracted significant investments from other biotech giants like AstraZeneca, Vertex and Merck. ...Read more
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