About the Chamber of Commerce

The Concord Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting and serving business, supporting tourism, and fostering a strong economic climate, all consistent and in harmony with the character and culture of the Town of Concord, and to create a strong foundation for the Chamber.

December 4, 2016 Holiday Stroll, Parade and Tree Lighting Activities – Open House

The weather forecast for Sunday December 4th is great – sunny and cool. Stores throughout Concord Center and in town will be opening their doors to greet shoppers with treats and special promotions. Activities begin around 12 noon and end at 5:15 pm with the annual tree lighting at Monument Square. Throughout Concord Center, there will be music, Santa, dance performances, and the parade. The parade route will take the fire truck, Santa, dancers, girl and boy scouts, community groups and others along Thoreau and Main Streets and ending at Monument Square. Along the way there will be Yule Dogs, hot chocolate, and the Concord-Carlisle Select Choir singing at Monument Square as the fire truck arrives with Santa to light up the tree!

Chamber Sponsor – The Fenn School

We are pleased to announce that The Fenn School has become a Chamber of Commerce Sponsor providing support to the publication of seasonal calendars.

Since 1929, Fenn has prepared boys for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and integrity by offering a challenging curriculum that honors diversity. To effectively teach boys in grades 4 through 9, the school relies on current research to nurture and educate the whole boy, and a talented faculty—whose vision, expertise, and practical insights guides boys during this transformative period in their lives. Fenn builds boys’ education on the foundation of those qualities that define them as human beings—honesty, respect, empathy, courage—and prepares them to be engaged leaders who are poised to make a positive and meaningful difference in our evolving global society. Through its sponsorship of the Chamber, The Fenn School<http://www.fenn.org> demonstrates its commitment to their vibrant school motto, Sua Sponte, by taking responsibility for supporting the education of boys and the well-being of others, in particular the residents and businesses of Concord.

Founding Business Sponsor

The Concord Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Emerson Hospital has signed on to be its first Business Sponsor. Emerson’s sponsorship is in keeping with a new initiative created by the Chamber to promote a vibrant and healthy business environment within the Town of Concord. Serving as a Business Sponsor builds on Emerson’s impressive history of supporting and fostering sustainable communities and caring for the people of Concord and its surrounding towns. For additional information, please read the news release – Founding Business Sponsor of the Concord Chamber of Commerce August 2016.

The Chamber

Chamber of Commerce Staff:

  • Executive Director – Jane Obbagy

2016 Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors:

  • President –  Kevin Thomas Plodzik, Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty
  • Vice President – Glenn Burlamachi, Concord Funeral Home
  • Treasurer – Michael LaCorcia, Colonial Gardens
  • ClerkJay Newlon, The Concord Players
  • Ann Eckert, Concord Lamp and Shade
  • Chris Gillin, Middlesex Savings Bank
  • Bonnie Goldsmith, Emerson Hospital
  • Michael Lambert, Sheehan & Phinney
  • Peter Mahler, Concord Teacakes
  • Suzanne Rutstein, juju
  • Hilary Taylor, Merlin’s Silver Star Studio
  • Leah Walczak, Concord Museum
  • Jerry Wedge, Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts

Special Chamber Initiatives:

The Gift of Concord

We are pleased to announce The Gift of Concord, a gift certificate program to .commerce in Concord. The program is sponsored by Cambridge Trust Company and launched on November 25th — just in time for holiday gift giving and great for giving all year long! Certificates may be purchased  at Cambridge Trust Company, 75 Main Street in Concord.  Gift of Concord participating businesses.

 Shop Locally

The Shop Locally initiative reminds people to shop and dine locally and support Concord businesses.  Concord is proud of its many unique and independent businesses!

Like most local Chambers, the Concord Chamber of Commerce has no affiliation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Our revenue is derived entirely from membership dues and fees from membership events, and we receive no government or external funding. We do not pay dues or contribute in any way to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and are an independent Chamber of Commerce serving Concord, MA and the surrounding communities.

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