The newsletter for members and friends of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce
Vol. 73, No. 3
859 Massachusetts Avenue
The CCC was recognized by the Cambridge Department of Public Works as their 2010 Community Partner for efforts in helping to beautify and maintain Cambridge’s parks and playgrounds. The award was presented at the DPW’s Annual Performance Recognition Day on May 19. For the past three years, the Chamber has partnered with the City for Fall and Spring Community Service Days. Teams of volunteers from Chamber businesses have helped plant, clean, and refurbish locations throughout Cambridge including City Hall, Lafayette Plaza, the Cambridge Cemetery and various community and school playgrounds. See page seven for photos and information from this year’s Spring Community Service Day.
Connect with your fellow Chamber members! Increase your visibility, grow your network or ask for advice. Take advantage of the CCC’s page on LinkedIn. Log on and search for the group Cambridge (MA) Chamber of Commerce. If you’re not already on LinkedIn, sign up today! This page and exposure tool is only available to CCC members.
Photo Caption: US Congressman Michael Capuano was the featured speaker at the April Government Affairs Executive Speaker Breakfast. The Congressman (second) posed with CCC President Kelly Thompson Clark (right) and representatives from event sponsor Genzyme Corporation: Ann Stanesa, John Butler and Rick Mattila. See page four for more on this event.
Business Awards to be presented June 10
The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce recognizes the outstanding achievements of Cambridge-area businesses with the annual Excellence in Business Awards. Six awards are presented to exemplary companies, organizations or individuals who, over the past year, have made an impact on the Chamber of Commerce, the City of Cambridge and their industry.
The Excellence in Business Awards will be presented at a gala awards dinner on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at the Cambridge Marriott. Don’t miss this exciting night as we name the “New Member of the Year,” “Small Business of the Year,” “Nonprofit of the Year,” “The Leading Edge,” “Corporate Citizen of the Year” and “Carl F. Barron Business Person of the Year.”
We have narrowed down the nominees to three finalists in three of our award categories. A group of members have been selected randomly to take part in the voting process and the winners will be chosen with the assistance of an Award Subcommittee. The winners will remain confidential until the awards are presented on the night of the event.
New Member of the Year
The New Member of the Year award recognizes a business or individual new to the CCC who demonstrates outstanding commitment to the Chamber and the community. The finalists are:
Small Business of the Year
Honoring a company in the Cambridge area with fifty or fewer employees that demonstrates excellence, professionalism, leadership and originality in its industry and exhibits a tangible record of positive impact on the community, the finalists for the Small Business of the Year award are:
•Tobin Scientific Division Tobin & Sons Moving and Storage, Inc.
Nonprofit of the Year
This award recognizes a Cambridge-area nonprofit that demonstrates superior performance, quality and consistency in the pursuit of its mission and evokes community spirit & participation. The finalists are:
•Central Square Theater
•The Community Art Center, Inc.
In the remaining three categories, the honorees have already been named.
The Leading Edge
Given to a business that demonstrates leadership and innovation in the technology or biotechnology industries and dedication to product/process development to enhance and enrich people’s lives, the Leading Edge winner is:
Corporate Citizen of the Year
In the category of Corporate Citizen of the Year, which honors a business that demonstrates significant contributions, involvement or distinguished community service in the Cambridge area by developing community partnerships, supporting philanthropic activities and encouraging volunteerism, the winner is:
•Wainwright Bank & Trust Company
Carl F. Barron Business Person of the Year
Named after Cambridge businessman Carl F. Barron, this award honors an individual who demonstrates professional excellence and outstanding leadership in the Cambridge community by supporting and motivating colleagues and employees with enthusiasm, vision and integrity. The Business Person of the Year is:
•Joseph V. Roller II—Cambridge Trust Company
In addition to presentation of the awards, this event will feature a keynote address by Steve Vinter, head of the Massachusetts Google operation. He is responsible for overseeing 250 incredibly talented individuals who work on Book Search, Image Search, Chrome, ChromeOS, YouTube and networking infrastructure for one of the most technologically-advanced companies in the world.
Join us on June 10 as we honor and celebrate the accomplishments of the entire Cambridge-area business community. The cost is $90 for members and $180 for non-members. Reserved tables of ten are available to member companies for $850. The evening will include cocktails (cash bar) and informal networking, dinner, dessert, keynote and presentation of the awards.
Make reservations at www.cambridgechamber.org/chamber/viewevent.html?id=276
, call (617) 876-4100 or fill out the RSVP form in your invitation. Reservations are required by June 8, 2010. No walk-ins will be admitted. Thank you to lead sponsor Amgen and supporting sponsor Cambridge Trust.
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