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Restaurant Member Benefits

Engage with our vibrant and dynamic community of over 1100 restaurants, retailers, businesses and nonprofits in Watertown, Needham, Newton, and Wellesley. Here are just a few of the ways the chamber can support your restaurant.

Not yet a member? Join today or connect with us to learn more.

  • The Dining Collaborative is open to any member restaurant owner/manager to share ideas, discuss challenges, strategize advocacy efforts to local governments regarding policies, fees and regulations, and support each other to strengthen the restaurant community in each of our cities and towns. Attend via zoom (meetings are every other Tuesday morning) or stay up-to-date and connected via our listserv. 


"There hasn’t been a more supportive and genuinely worried organization that actively was there for all businesses. The chamber spoke up for us, represented us, mentored us, and most importantly brought business owners together."


Artur Andronic


  • As a unified voice, we champion the interests of our local business community. Benefit from our advocacy efforts aimed at creating a favorable business environment in our region.
  • Our Dining Collaborative, chamber newsletter, webinars, and dedicated staff are here to assist you in navigating local regulations, serving as your advocate with local governments.

"The chamber has always been supportive to us, and we would encourage any other food service or retailer to join up as members of this wonderful organization. Lots of resources available to enhance one’s business."




  • Our dine local marketing campaigns spread community awareness and leverage access to a broad regional audience.
  • Enjoy increased visibility through our member directoryFind It Local initiativeEasy Eats & Events page (highlighting catering and event space), and social media platforms.
  • Use our Member Bulletin Board to upload job openings, special offers, news releases, and other news. 
  • New restaurants: Amplify your grand opening with a traditional ribbon cutting. We'll supply the ribbon & big scissors on a date you request and post a ribbon cutting reel on our social media platforms.

"The chamber has a massive marketing program around eating local, dining local, shopping local and it’s been a huge success."


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  • We partner exclusively with members to host or support chamber networking events, women's lunches, young professional group happy hours and more. 
  • "Spring Seasonings: A Taste of our Towns" showcases 40+ member restaurants to a crowd at the Newton Marriott every spring.

"I was lucky enough to connect with Maxime right away to host a Young Professionals event. The turnout was successful & YP members enjoyed their time so much they stayed after to grab another round!"




We're here to help! Contact us at 617-244-5300 or email for help accessing and activating your member benefits, or if there's anything we can do to support your business.

Not yet on this list? Contact us at 617-244-5300 or email to learn more about belonging to the Charles River Regional Chamber or fill out our online application form to join today. 

Restaurant Membership Rates

  • One location, locally owned: $325 annually (or monthly payments of $27)
  • All other restaurant/retail: $345 annually (or monthly payments of $29)
  • Add directory listing for 2nd or more locations for $50/year