About the Chamber of Commerce and News

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.

News and Updates

Gift of Concord  2017 Expanded Program

Shop, Dine, and Enjoy the Arts Locally

The Gift of Concord has been a tremendously successful program for encouraging residents and local community members to shop locally to support retail businesses within Concord. The Concord Chamber of Commerce and our partner the Cambridge Trust Company are pleased to announce the expanded Gift of Concord program. We have recruited additional retail, food establishments, art and cultural organizations, and professional service businesses into the program.

Gift of Concord certificates can be purchased at 75 Main Street, Concord, MA.

The expanded program includes the Chamber Members listed below. Click 2017 Gift of Concord  for a downloadable version of the listing.

Concord Center
Albright Art, Artinian Jewelry, Artisans Way, Barrow Bookstore, Blue Dry Goods
Brine’s Sporting Goods, Colonial Stores, Concord Bookshop, Concord’s Colonial Inn
Concord Cookware, Concord Lamp & Shade, Concord Museum, Comina
Fairbank and Perry Goldsmiths, Footstock
Fritz & Gigi – The Children’s Shop, J.McLaughlin, Lacoste Gallery
Lyn Evans, Nesting, Northeast Numismatics, Perceptions, Revolutionary Concord
Sally Ann Food Shop, Sara Campbell, The Cheese Shop
The Cottage, Vanderhoof Hardware

Thoreau Street and Concord
Colonial Gardens, Concord Optical, Frame-ables,  juju
juju for men, Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House
The Umbrella Community Arts Center, Verrill Farm

West Concord
Concord Flower Shop, Concord Teacakes, Debra’s Natural Gourmet
Emerson Hospital Gift Shop, Gordon Optical, Nashoba Brook Bakery
noa Jewelry & Fine Gifts, Papa Razzi, Robin Originals, Saltbox Kitchen
West Concord 5 & 10, West Concord Wine & Spirits

Chamber Affiliation

The Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE) and the Concord Chamber of Commerce announced that the Chamber has signed on as an MBAE “Affiliate”. Please read the attached announcement. MBAE Announces Concord Chamber Affiliate

Chamber Sponsorships

The Chamber of Commerce is pleased to have been providing support to local businesses, the community, and the arts for more than 25 years. Many members have expressed an interest in supporting the Chamber in undertaking several of these activities. To this end we are pleased to invite members to participate in our Sponsorship Program to support these activities. The program is structured with three different types of sponsorship to reflect your organization’s interests. Our sponsors include the following:

  • Gold Business Sponsors: Emerson Hospital and Spaulding Management LLC
  • Seasonal Calendar Sponsor: The Fenn School
  • Annual Dinner Sponsor: Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty, Salem Five, and Spaulding Management LLC

To participate in the program please download the attached document – Sponsorship Program 2017 – and send the completed form to the Concord Chamber of Commerce at our  mailing address:

Concord Chamber of Commerce
P.O Box 1544
Concord MA 01742

In addition, we will be offering specific program and event sponsorships throughout 2017. Please contact the Chamber of Commerce if your organization is interested in supporting a specific program or event.

The Chamber

2016 Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors:

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

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.