Chamber Corners Departments

Chamber Corners: Upcoming Events

ACCGS
www.myonlinechamber.com
(413) 787-1555

• Nov. 19: ACCGS Lunch with Governor Deval Patrick, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Hosted by Springfield Marriott. Join us for lunch with the governor as he talks about his administration’s efforts to promote growth and opportunity in the Greater Springfield region. Cost: $50 for members, $60 for general admission. Package pricing is available; purchase a reservation to this event and the Nov. 21 Government Reception for just $80 for members, $120 for general admission. Reservations may be made online at  www.myonlinechamber.com or by calling Cecile Larose at (413) 755-1313.
• Nov. 21: ACCGS Government Reception, 5-7 p.m. Hosted by Carriage House, Storrowton Tavern, West Springfield. A great opportunity to meet socially with your local, state, and federal officials. Sponsored by Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, Baystate Health, Comcast, Western Mass. Electric Co., and United Personnel. Cost: $50 for members, $70 for general admission, including complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Package pricing is available; purchase a reservation to this event and the Nov. 19 ACCGS Lunch for just $80 for members, $120 for general admission. Reservations may be made online at  www.myonlinechamber.com or by calling Cecile Larose at (413) 755-1313.
• Dec. 4: ACCGS Business @ Breakfast, 7:15-9 a.m. Hosted by the Colony Club, Springfield. Community Foundation of Western Mass. President Katie Allan Zobel will explore the value of philanthropy, report on the success of the inaugural Valley Gives, and provide a sneak peek at this year’s 12-12-13 event. Sponsored by Masiello Employment Services. Reservations are $20 for members, $30 for general admission, including complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres.  Reservations may be made online at www.myonlinechamber.com.
• Dec. 11: ACCGS Lunch ‘n’ Learn, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosted by La Quinta Inns & Suites, 100 Congress St., Springfield. The program, “The Power of E-mail Marketing,” is a comprehensive look at best practices and winning strategies for getting an audience to open, read, and act on an email. Presented by Liz Provo, authorized local representative for Constant Contact. Reservations are $20 for members, $30 for generation admission, including networking time and a boxed lunch. Reservations may be made online at www.myonlinechamber.com or by calling Cecile Larose at (413) 755-1313.

AMHERST AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
www.amherstarea.com
(413) 253-0700

• Nov. 20:
Chamber After 5, 5-7 p.m. Hosted by Amherst Survival Center, 138 Sunderland Road, Amherst. Sponsored by SciDose LLC. Come explore the new Amherst Survival Center. Make new contacts, see old friends, eat, drink, and network. Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members.
• Dec. 11: Chamber After 5/Holiday Party, 5-7 p.m. Hosted by the Lord Jeffery Inn, 30 Boltwood Ave., Amherst. Sponsored by Amherst Laser & Skin Care. Make new contacts, see old friends, eat, drink, and network. Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members.

CHICOPEE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
www.chicopeechamber.org
(413) 594-2101

• Nov. 22: CheckPoint 2013 Legislative Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Hosted by Wyckoff Country Club, Holyoke. Economic development and emerging technologies are the focus of this three-chamber legislative luncheon, with keynote speakers Sen. Gale Candaras and Rep. Joseph Wagner. Both serve in leadership positions on the Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Committee that committee considers matters of commerce, casino gambling and gaming, the racing industry, industrial development, retention of science- and technology-intensive industries, innovation systems from research to development, networking, the Internet, data storage and access, communication, biotechnology, stem-cell research, medical technology, medical devices, and more. The mayors of Chicopee, Holyoke, and Westfield are invited guests. Cost: $35 for members, $45 for non-members. Sponsored by PeoplesBank, Holyoke Gas & Electric, Holyoke Medical Center, Westfield Bank, Chicopee Savings Bank, United Personnel, FieldEddy Insurance, Whalley Computer, and Dave’s Truck Repair.
• Dec. 5: Holiday Party, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Hosted by the Chicopee Chamber of Commerce, 264 Exchange St., Chicopee. Free for all members.
• Dec. 7: New York Bus Trip. Bus leaves the chamber parking lot at 7 a.m. and returns at 9:30 p.m. Enjoy a day on your own in New York City. Cost: $48 per person. For more information, contact the chamber at (413) 594-2101.
• Dec. 9: Gail’s Retirement Party, 5:30 p.m. Hosted by Castle of Knights, 1599 Memorial Dr., Chicopee. After years of hard work and dedication, it’s time for Gail Sherman, president of the Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce, to take a permanent vacation. Join us as we offer her best wishes in her retirement. Cost: $25 per person.
• Dec. 18: December Salute Breakfast, 7:15-9 a.m. Hosted by the Log Cabin, 500 Easthampton Road, Holyoke. Cost: $20 for members, $26 for non-members.

GREATER HOLYOKE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
www.holycham.com
(413) 534-3376

• Nov. 20: Chamber After Hours, 5-7 p.m. Hosted and sponsored by Marcotte Ford, 1025 Main St., Holyoke. Join us at the showroom for an evening of fun and networking, including a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Cost: $10 for members, $15 for the public.
• Nov. 22: CheckPoint 2013 Legislative Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Hosted by Wyckoff Country Club, Holyoke. Economic development and emerging technologies are the focus of this three-chamber legislative luncheon, with keynote speakers Sen. Gale Candaras and Rep. Joseph Wagner. Both serve in leadership positions on the Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Committee that committee considers matters of commerce, casino gambling and gaming, the racing industry, industrial development, retention of science- and technology-intensive industries, innovation systems from research to development, networking, the Internet, data storage and access, communication, biotechnology, stem-cell research, medical technology, medical devices, and more. The mayors of Chicopee, Holyoke, and Westfield are invited guests. Cost: $35 for members, $45 for non-members. Sponsored by PeoplesBank, Holyoke Gas & Electric, Holyoke Medical Center, Westfield Bank, Chicopee Savings Bank, United Personnel, FieldEddy Insurance, Whalley Computer, and Dave’s Truck Repair. To reserve tickets or for more information, contact the chamber at (413) 534-3376.

GREATER NORTHAMPTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
www.explorenorthampton.com
(413) 584-1900

• Nov. 19: Art of Consulting Workshop, 8:30-10 a.m. Hosted by the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce, 99 Pleasant St., Northampton. Presenter Don Lesser has been a consultant and run a business that uses consultants for more than 30 years. He will share the guiding principles of consulting that sum up the lessons he has learned over the past three decades. For more information, contact the chamber at (413) 584-1900.
• Dec. 2: New Member Info Session, 12-1 p.m. This is a chance to tell us more about your business and how the chamber can best serve you, meet other new members, and learn how to make to the most of your chamber membership. A light lunch will be served. RSVP to (413) 584-1900 or [email protected]
• Dec. 4: Northampton Chamber Monthly [email protected], 5-7 p.m. Hosted by Thornes Marketplace. Sponsored by Keiter Builders, Johnson & Hill Staffing, and United Bank. Arrive when you can, stay as long as you can for this casual mix and mingle with colleagues and friends. Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members.
• Dec. 17: 2013 December Incite Breakfast, 7:30-9 a.m. Presenting speaker: Kathleen McCarthy, Smith College president. Series sponsor: United Personnel. Cost: $20 for members, $30 for non-members.

GREATER WESTFIELD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
www.westfieldbiz.org
(413) 568-1618

• Nov. 22: CheckPoint 2013 Legislative Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wyckoff Country Club, Holyoke. Economic development and emerging technologies are the focus of this three-chamber legislative luncheon, with keynote speakers Sen. Gale Candaras and Rep. Joseph Wagner. Both serve in leadership positions on the Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Committee that committee considers matters of commerce, casino gambling and gaming, the racing industry, industrial development, retention of science- and technology-intensive industries, innovation systems from research to development, networking, the Internet, data storage and access, communication, biotechnology, stem-cell research, medical technology, medical devices, and more. The mayors of Chicopee, Holyoke, and Westfield are invited guests. Cost: $35 for members, $45 for non-members. Sponsored by PeoplesBank, Holyoke Gas & Electric, Holyoke Medical Center, Westfield Bank, Chicopee Savings Bank, United Personnel, FieldEddy Insurance, Whalley Computer, Health New England, Milone & MacBroom, and Dave’s Truck Repair. RSVP by Nov. 20. For more information or to register for this luncheon, contact Pam Bussell at the chamber office at (413) 568-1618 or [email protected]
• Dec. 2: Mayor’s Coffee Hour, 8-9 a.m. Hosted by Dunkin’ Donuts, 625 East Main St., in the Little River Plaza Center. Mayor Daniel Knapik would like your participation in the upcoming coffee hour by submitting any questions, concerns, or ideas for discussion. He will also provide updates and news about the city. To submit questions and to register, call Pam Bussell at the chamber office at (413) 568-1618, or e-mail [email protected] The public is welcome to attend.
• Dec. 13: Holiday Breakfast 2013, 7:15-9 a.m. Hosted by Tekoa Country Club, 459 Russell Road, Westfield. Platinum Sponsor: Westfield State University. Silver Sponsor: Easthampton Savings Bank. More information to come on this annual event.

PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S CHAMBER
www.professionalwomenschamber.com
(413) 755-1310

• Jan. 15: Table Top Expo. For more information, contact Cecile Larose at (413) 755-1310 or [email protected]

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