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
Terrence F. Smith Director of Government Affairs
Molly Cole, Manager of Business Development
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
Joseph Maguire, Jr., Alexandria Real Estate Equities
Norman McIver, Cambridge Trust Co.
Ellen McLaughlin, Tutoring Plus of Cambridge
Neal Mizner Metropolitan Moving & Storage Corp.
Michael O’Connell Mount Auburn Hospital
Rachael Solem Harding House at Harvard
Ann Stanesa, Feinstein Kean Healthcare
William Zamparelli, NSTAR
James C. Hawkins, Director Emeritus
Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe it is 2012, a year that will surely be filled with a lot of activity! It’s an election year (can’t say I’m ready for the relentless advertising), the challenging economy still sits atop our minds followed by healthcare costs etc, etc, etc. Sorry, didn’t mean to start a negative version of a “Partridge in a Pear Tree…” My point being, there is already so much work to be done and the year just started.
As we embark on another year, I take stock of 2011 and what made us thrive. Quite simply, it’s you, our members. You remain focused and determined to make your mark. We appreciate your time and hard work all while continuing to help the CCC succeed and grow.
In 2011, we continued to experience an increase in membership as well as event and program attendance. While having more people engaged in the Chamber strengthens our organization, it also means more voices with more ideas. We are counting on that—we want to hear from you.
I am confident that the CCC will continue to grow and enhance our capacity to serve the business community in the coming year. The staff and the board of directors are ready to meet these challenges and exceed your expectations.
I would be remiss if I didn’t thank some specific members that have partnered with the CCC over the last year. Our organization is incredibly fortunate to work with a number of companies that support our efforts. I extend our gratitude to the 2011 programming sponsors & partners below.
I wish the entire Cambridge community nothing but success and good fortune in 2012!
Best in business,
Kelly Thompson Clark
•Alexandria Real Estate Equities
•Dr. Carl F. Barron
•California Pizza Kitchen
•Cambridge Masonic Hall Association
•Cambridge Office for Tourism
•Cambridge Office of Community Development
•Cambridge Office of Workforce Development
•Cambridge Savings Bank
•Cambridge Trust Company
•Charles River Boat Company
•Charles Stark Draper Laboratory
•City of Cambridge
•Courtyard by Marriott
•Cradles to Crayons
•East Cambridge Savings Bank
•Fire & Ice
•David Fox Photography
•Gemini Audio Visual
•Homewood Suites by Hilton® Cambridge-Arlington
•Hyatt Regency Cambridge
•Massachusetts Institute of Technology
•Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company
•Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
•Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.
•Royal Sonesta Cambridge
•Sensational Foods Catering
•Skillman Video Group
•University Stationery Company
•Upstairs on the Square
•Xpress Health Care Staffing