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Newton, Needham, Watertown, Wellesley

Our Committees

Ambassadors Committee

Official welcoming and outreach group for new and ongoing members. All new members are paired with an ambassador upon joining.


Diversity & Inclusivity Committee

Creates programming designed to help our members understand the value and benefits to creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace. Also advises chamber leadership to ensure our board, committees and programming reflect those same values.


Environment Committee

Promotes green initiatives and helps businesses adopt environmentally friendly practices in cost efficient ways.


Finance Committee

A sub-committee of the Board of Directors led by the chamber’s treasurer, the Finance Committee provides oversight of the chamber’s budget and financial policies.


Golf Committee

Assists the staff with the planning and execution of our annual Golf Tournament.


Governance Committee

A sub-committee of the Board of Directors, the Governance Committee makes recommendations related to the board’s role, composition and by-laws. The committee nominates qualified individuals based on criteria to be elected as board members.


Lawyers Council

Organizes legal themed programming - primarily panels and workshops - to help local business professionals navigate common legal challenges.


N2 Business Forum

Steering committee of public officials, property owners, entrepreneurs, educators and business leaders. The group develops programming, marketing strategies and key initiatives for the purpose of creating a suburban destination for innovation sector companies, as well as to cultivate a live, learn, work, play culture within the area.

Needham Business Alliance

Comprised of business, civic and community leaders working together to ensure the economic and cultural vitality of Needham through awareness campaigns, strategic initiatives and events.


Nonprofit Coalition

Coordinates events and initiatives designed to support the nonprofit community. Includes informal networking events, periodic guest speakers and targeted workshops. The group also seeks to build valuable and lasting partnerships between for-profit and nonprofit members of the chamber.


Real Estate Committee

Organizes events and reviews/advises on real estate trends and developments. Programs range from in-depth forums to social networking events.


Charles River Dining Collaborative

A forum for owners and managers to share information, innovative ideas and collaborate on ways to nurture our local hospitality industry.


Scholarship Committee

Reviews applications and awards four scholarships every spring to graduating high school seniors from Newton, Needham, Watertown and Wellesley.


Wellesley Business Alliance

Comprised of business, civic and community leaders working together to ensure the economic and cultural vitality of Wellesley through awareness campaigns, strategic initiatives and events.


Women's Impact Network

The Women’s Impact Network supports and fosters women in business through a wide variety of networking opportunities, professional development workshops, collaboration and social events. By bringing those together who identify as female within business, civic and nonprofit sectors, this chamber committee makes it possible to create meaningful relationships among this robust member segment. Events include the Women's Impact Network lunch series; conversations with notable career women in both business and government; and topical presentations to help empower and support women from across our communities.


Young Professionals Group

The chamber’s young professionals group provides opportunities for professionals under 40 to network, foster professional development, and engage in community activism through topical conversations, social meet-ups, workshops and other initiatives.