Charlestown Chamber of Commerce is Looking for Volunteers and Members

By Abby Gray, owner of Olivia Browning.

Trying to be all things to all businesses is hard. However, the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce or “CCC” is certainly going to try in 2011

Since I took a position on the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce Board (formally the Charlestown Business Association that merged with the Charlestown Retail Organization), we have been working diligently developing programs, networking events – and real value-added opportunities to being a member of the CCC.

We want to take it up a notch and really deliver significant opportunities for our growing business community.

We will be holding a membership drive in the very near future — details will be readily available as soon as we confirm kick off. This week, we defined 1115 businesses in 02129. That is a pretty amazing amount of businesses in one square mile. We know that if we can reach each and every single one of them, we can accomplish our goals.

This year our aim is to grow membership significantly, produce educational, professionally valuable “Brown Bag Luncheon Series” seminars, host evening networking events and publish a comprehensive CCC directory. The directory will be a “go to” source of information for every business, family, and person in Charlestown and the Boston area. We aim to publish by the first week in September

To accomplish all this, we are also looking for committee members to join the Events & Membership Committee, the Hospitality Committee, Restaurant Committee and the Web and Design Committee. For those that have already expressed interest in joining, you will be hearing from us in the very near future.

For those who would like to join as a Committee Member, working with the board to accomplish the goals we have defined for 2011, please contact me at [email protected]. For those that would like to help with the CCC 2011 Membership Drive, or to join the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce, please email Diane Grant at [email protected].

Also, please email Abby or Diane if you would like to sponsor one of the three cover positions for the 2011-2012 CCC Directory. We envision this directory being in every Charlestown home and business. We hope it will be in every real estate office and new school packet especially.

As Pablo Picasso once said “Action is the foundational key to all success.”

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