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.
Publisher: Kelly Thompson Clark
Managing Editor & Ad Contact: Lisa S. Cohen
Published by the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce
859 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
Kelly Thompson Clark President & CEO
Daisy Bowler Director of Operations
Lisa S. Cohen Director of Communications
Caryn Saitz Director of Community Relations
Terrence F. Smith Director of Government Affairs
Officers of the Board of Directors
Chair William Sage Sage Hotel Corporation
Treasurer Arthur Spears East Cambridge Savings Bank
Clerk Penny Garver, Sovereign | Santander
Members of the Board of Directors
Alex Attia, Charles Hotel
Joseph Barrell, Acorn Realty
Carl F. Barron, CARU Associates
Brian Burke, Microsoft
Dennis Carlone, Carlone & Associates
Sheldon Cohen, Community Mapping
Robyn Culbertson, Cambridge Office for Tourism
John DiGiovanni, Trinity Property Management
Andrea Gabrielle, Neptune Web, Inc. Sarah Gallop, MIT
Kathy Gram, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company
Kathleen Granchelli, Draper Laboratory
Skip Hartwell, Akamai Technologies
Jeffrey Lockwood, Novartis
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
As you melt en route to whatever mode of transport provides your commute, I think it’s safe to say, summer is upon us. I realize many of you travel into Cambridge for work but many of you also live here. Regardless, in my opinion, summer is one of the best times of year to take advantage of all our city has to offer.
You’ll fined a plethora of opportunities to spend time outdoors, from dining to concerts, festivals and more. It’s a great time to be in Cambridge! As I review the listings that come to the CCC office and experience many of the locales or events myself, I can’t help but feel the need to share. Following is just a snapshot of ideas and activities for taking some time out for you, your friends and your family. Please note that this list is not in any particular order.
1) Lunchtime Concert Series
A great break from your phone and computer.
2) Farmer’s Markets
M’mm nothing says summer like fresh fruits & veggies.
3) Charles River Boat Cruise
Celebrate the best views from the water!
4) Summer in the City
Enjoy a variety of art, music & performers all over the city, through September 1.
5) Hotel, Inn or B&B Stay
Treat your loved one(s) to a getaway.
Your overnight stay would not be complete without a fine meal in one of Cambridge’s over 250 restaurants. Not staying overnight? Well, then just stay for dinner!
Want to stay cool but cultured? Take in one of our great museums located throughout the city. Consider university, private or other museum programs.
8) Cambridge Movie Nights
Your family will love the experience of seeing a movie outdoors. In fact, bring along a picnic or grab some food on your way.
9) Restaurant Week
Yummm, need we say more. August 14-19 & 21-26.
10) Duck Boat Tours
Always a hit. Make sure you “Quack” back when they cruise on by!
There is so much to enjoy here locally that it is very difficult to highlight a specific list within an allotted amount of space. I wanted to provide a wide variety of ideas to demonstrate all there is to see and do. For more ideas please visit our Web site as well as those of other community organizations and the City.
If you live here, please take advantage of what your own neighborhood has to offer; if you come here for work, I invite you to stay after work or bring your family in to enjoy what this eclectic, exciting and engaging community has to offer —I guarantee you’ll appreciate it even more. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Best in business,
Kelly Thompson Clark
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