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President's Viewpoint
Can you believe it’s 2010? It seems like just yesterday we were concerned about our computers handling the switch to 2000. As we usher in this new year, we are still faced with economic challenges. 2009 was not easy for any of us and I want you remember, no matter the state of our economy, you are the reason this Chamber stays in business—almost 87 years running, to be exact! To show our appreciation, along with the program cost cuts we put into place last year, we have added some FREE members-only 2010 programming.

These programs will be offered in the areas of training and development and are a win-win for all. Your staff doesn’t lose out on chances for professional growth, you don’t need to worry about how to pay for it, plus your team returns to their jobs armed with new skills and resources. Also, as in 2009, dues invoices will be sent in conjunction with your anniversary date, but if you need us to switch your payment to a monthly installment, we will gladly arrange that.

Despite what 2009 brought, you continued to fight for your business by staying involved in CCC events. This not only benefited you, it also provided our venues with great exposure. Committees and development groups continued to expand, offering participants additional chances to form relationships and work on initiatives important to them.

Our advocacy activities certainly did not slow down this past year. We welcomed several key officials to speak to the membership on a variety of issues that affect you. We continue to serve as a conduit between you and the city of Cambridge, assisting with questions or issues concerning licensing, permitting or industry-specific items that need attention. We look forward to providing programming related to the 2010 elections.
The CCC newsletter & Web site continue to be resources relative to your business and the community. Whether you’re looking for advertising opportunities, event information, advocacy reporting or other business information, Connections and are the places to get it.

During 2010, we are adding additional events in all areas to increase your exposure. As always, if you have an idea for a program or initiative, please give me a call or drop me an e-mail. The Cambridge Chamber will continue to offer timely and relevant programming. We are here to meet the needs of business and keep you involved and “in the loop.” We will do our best to exceed your expectations.

Best in business,
Kelly Thompson Clark

Connections is the newsletter of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce. The CCC reserves the right to edit submitted materials and is solely responsible for editorial content. Please address press releases and letters to Lisa S. Cohen.
Kelly Thompson Clark
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Cambridge Chamber of Commerce
859 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 876-4100

Chamber Staff
Kelly Thompson Clark
President & CEO
Lisa S. Cohen
Director of Communications
Caryn Saitz
Director of Community Relations
Terrence F. Smith
Director of Government Affairs
Daisy Bowler
Office Manager

Officers of the Board of Directors
William Sage, Sage Hotel Corporation
Arthur Spears
East Cambridge Savings Bank
Sarah Gallop, MIT

Members of the Board of Directors
Alex Attia, Charles Hotel
Joseph Barrell, Acorn Realty
Carl F. Barron, CARU Associates
Robyn Bell, Cambridge Office for Tourism
Brian Burke, Microsoft
Dennis Carlone, Carlone & Associates
Sheldon Cohen, Community Mapping
John DiGiovanni, Trinity Property Management
Andrea Gabrielle, Neptune Web, Inc.
Penny Garver, Sovereign Bank
Kathy Gram, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company
Kathleen Granchelli, Draper Laboratory
Skip Hartwell, Akamai Technologies
Jeffrey Lockwood, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
Thomas Lucey, Harvard University
Norman McIver, Cambridge Trust Co.
Ellen McLaughlin, Tutoring Plus of Cambridge
Neal Mizner
Metropolitan Moving & Storage Corp.
Michael O’Connell
Mount Auburn Hospital
Amy Reilly, Biogen Idec
Rachael Solem
Harding House at Harvard
Ann Stanesa, Genzyme Corporation
William Zamparelli, NSTAR
James C. Hawkins, Director Emeritus
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