Vol. 74, No. 2 March 2011
The newsletter for members and friends of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce
8 Massachusetts Avenue
5 Newsletter Submissions
9 Do the wonder where many
of topic-based articles
that appear in Connections come
from each month? They are
culled from submissions made by
CCC members just like you! We
encourage you to submit an in-
formative article on your area of
expertise. For more information,
contact Managing Editor Lisa S.
Cohen at (617) 876-4132 or
Thanks to Businesses & the
Sincere thanks to the businesses
of Cambridge who did their best
New members Roger Bell from Versatile Printing Services, Inc. and Sayid Gilani, Zubair Khan
to keep their sidewalks, en- and Alicia MacDonalds from Z Square Tech with Hilary Neville from Jasper White’s Summer
trances and parking clear of ice Shack at the Winter BAHsh at UpStairs on the Square. For more photos, see page six.
and snow. This winter has been
brutal and we understand how
frustrating it can be to keep clear-
Nominations sought for Business Awards
ing your public areas, especially
when you don’t have any more
room to pile it!
The CCC would also like to ex-
E ach year, the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce presents the
Excellence in Business Awards in celebration of the achievements and
community involvement of Cambridge businesses and organizations.
At a gala banquet, we recognize exemplary members in the categories of
tend our thanks to the City's
New Member of the Year, Small Business of the Year, the Leading Edge,
Department of Public Works.
Corporate Citizen of the Year, Nonproﬁt of the Year and the Carl F. Barron
Given the amounts of snow and
Business Person of the Year.
ice, manpower and machinery
In three of our award categories, New Member of the Year, Small Business
challenges, DPW did their best to
of the Year and Nonprofit of the Year, we keep the winners confidential until
keep our roads and public areas
the awards are presented on the night of the event.
as safe as possible. We also thank
In the remaining three categories, Corporate Citizen of the Year, The
DPW for attempting to stay ahead
Leading Edge and Carl F. Barron Business Person of the Year, the honorees are
of the pothole situation, even
named prior to the event. A group of members is selected randomly to take
though as soon as one gets filled
part in the voting process. Subsequently, an Award Subcommittee assists with
another opens up!
the process and selection of all winners based on the votes.
ccc continues on page three
In this issue... See photos from the Winter BAHsh 6
Catch up on government affairs 4 Check out these new members 9
Learn about the Business/Youth Summit 5 Peruse Member News & Views 11
P•r•e•s•i•d•e•n•t•’•s chambers in New England.
Connections is the newsletter of the I could go on but I am conﬁdent
Cambridge Chamber of Commerce. you get the picture. For those of you
The CCC reserves the right to edit
that have been long-time members
submitted materials and is solely re-
sponsible for editorial content.
Please address press releases and let- P OINT embership has its privi-
or consistently active, you under-
stand these examples because you
ters to Lisa S. Cohen. experience the return on your cham-
leges.” We have all heard ber investment. We thank you for
Kelly Thompson Clark this familiar credit card staying connected.
Managing Editor & Ad Contact: slogan. It’s true, though. Whether For those who are new members
Lisa S. Cohen you belong to a special association, or getting reacquainted with your
Published by the
sports or country club, your member- chamber, let me say that, as with
Cambridge Chamber of Commerce ship affords you speciﬁc rights and most things in life, you only get out
859 Massachusetts Avenue privileges. Your Chamber member- of it what you put in. As a business
Cambridge, MA 02139 ship is no different. person you know that doing busi-
(617) 876-4100 Whether you are a one-person of- ness is about fostering relationships,
www.cambridgechamber.org ﬁce, an entrepreneur or the largest new and old. That deﬁnitely carries
company in the area, as a CCC mem- over into your “Chamber life.”
Chamber Staff ber, you enjoy opportunities a non- If you expect to come to one CCC
Kelly Thompson Clark member does not get to take event and immediately meet your
President & CEO advantage of, such as: yearly budget in sales or monthly
Lisa S. Cohen 1) Exposure opportunities through bonus, you might want to adjust
Director of Communications some of the areas largest networking your expectations. Forming relation-
Caryn Saitz events, sponsorship and cost-effec- ships takes time.
Director of Community Relations tive advertising. I am conﬁdent, however, that your
Terrence F. Smith 2) Discounted or FREE admittance involvement will immediately yield
Director of Government Affairs to Chamber events. many prospective customers, pro-
Daisy Bowler 3)Two FREE listings on the CCC Web vide you with access to many of
site www.cambridgechamber.org. your current clients and give you
Officers of the Board of Directors 4) Two FREE listings in the CCC some beneﬁcial ideas on how to
Membership Directory (circ. 5000). grow your business. The end result
William Sage 5) Access to Cambridge information being, in time, and through the
Sage Hotel Corporation & advertising opportunities through channels and relationships you have
Treasurer the CCC newsletter, Connections. built, you’ll experience more busi-
Arthur Spears 6) FREE advertising for renewing. ness, more referrals and will have
East Cambridge Savings Bank 7)Access to group purchasing of in- developed a personal network that is
Clerk surance and cost-effective, dis- hard to beat...
Penny Garver, Sovereign | Santander counted business services. What a terriﬁc opportunity you
Members of the 8) Up-to-date information on the have. Utilize your investment. Get
Board of Directors happenings and decisions being the most out of your chamber of
made by lawmakers that affect your commerce. Take advantage of us!
Alex Attia, Charles Hotel business and the community. Best in business,
Joseph Barrell, Acorn Realty 9) The opportunity to utilize all the
Carl F. Barron, CARU Associates resources of the second-largest
Brian Burke, Microsoft chamber in the Commonwealth and
Dennis Carlone, Carlone & Associates one of the largest non-regional
Sheldon Cohen, Community Mapping
Robyn Culbertson, Cambridge Office for
Jeffrey Lockwood, Novartis Michael O’Connell
Thomas Lucey, Harvard University Mount Auburn Hospital
Sarah Gallop, MIT
Norman McIver, Cambridge Trust Co. Amy Reilly, Biogen Idec
Kathy Gram, Millennium: The Takeda
Oncology Company Ellen McLaughlin, Tutoring Plus of Ann Stanesa, Genzyme Corporation
Cambridge William Zamparelli, NSTAR
Kathleen Granchelli, Draper Laboratory
Neal Mizner James C. Hawkins, Director Emeritus
Skip Hartwell, Akamai Technologies Metropolitan Moving & Storage Corp.
Award Nominations continued from page one • Joined the Chamber between July Corporate Citizen of the Year
Be a part of this event-to-remem- 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010. • Recognizing a business that
ber by nominating the Chamber Small Business of the Year demonstrates signiﬁcant contribu-
members you feel make a difference • Recognizing a small business in tions, involvement, and distin-
in our community. the Cambridge area that demon- guished community service in the
The criteria for each award follow. strates excellence, professionalism, Cambridge area.
Please nominate only one company, leadership and originality in its in- • Develops community partnerships,
organization or individual in each dustry. supports philanthropic activities
category. All CCC members, with the • Tangible record of positive impact and encourages volunteerism.
exception of members of the on the community. • At least one year as a CCC member.
Chamber’s 2010 Board of Directors, • Fewer than ﬁfty employees and at Carl F. Barron Business Person of
are eligible to be nominated, as long least one year as a Chamber mem- the Year
as they meet the stated criteria. Self- ber. • Recognizing an individual who
nominations are acceptable and en- Nonproﬁt of the Year demonstrates professional excel-
couraged. Anonymous nominations • Recognizing a Cambridge-area lence and outstanding leadership
will not be considered, as partici- nonproﬁt organization (501c3) in the Cambridge community.
pants in the nomination process may that demonstrates superior per- • Supports and motivates colleagues
be contacted for additional informa- formance, quality and consistency and employees through enthusi-
tion on their nominees. in the pursuit of its mission. asm, vision and integrity.
You can ﬁnd the nomination form • Evokes community spirit and par- • At least three years in business and
at www.cambridgechamber.org/ ticipation. one year as a Chamber member.
chamber/news_awardnom.html. • At least one year as a Chamber Keep your eye on the Chamber
The deadline for nominations is member. Message Service where we will an-
Friday, March 25, 2011. Call the CCC The Leading Edge nounce the event details and plan to
at (617) 876-4100 with any questions. • Recognizing a business that join us in celebrating all of the ﬁnalists
New Member of the Year demonstrates leadership and inno- and the excellence, achievements and
• Recognizing a business or individ- vation in the technology or community involvement of the entire
ual new to the CCC who demon- biotechnology industries. Cambridge-area business community.
strates outstanding commitment to • Dedication to product/process de- Thank you to lead sponsor
the Chamber. velopment to enhance and enrich Novartis and supporting sponsors
• Actively participates in and pro- people’s lives. Amgen and Cambridge Trust
motes the Chamber • At least one year as a CCC member. Company. ccc
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Legislative Affairs Update
to the passage of a ballot question
that eliminated the sales tax on alco-
hol. This was a major source of rev-
enue for treatment programs.
Senator Tolman represents parts of
a system to evaluate community ben-
eﬁts when property owners request
zoning relief; assistance in planning
and design for a number of commer-
cial areas including Kendall and
by Terrence F. Smith North and West Cambridge, Central Squares; and actions to pre-
Sen. Tolman Addresses January Watertown, Belmont, neighborhoods serve and improve neighborhood
GAC in Allston and Brighton and parts of commercial districts. The Council is
Massachusetts State Senator Steven the Fenway and Back Bay in Boston. also concerned about the announce-
Tolman was our guest at the January He has served in the Senate since ment that a Cambridge life-science
25 GAC meeting and luncheon. He 1999 and was recently named company may move to Boston and a
discussed several issues including Assistant Majority Leader by the proposal by the State to run addi-
the state budget, health care, the Senate President. Thank you to tional commuter rail service through
pension and parole system and serv- Senator Tolman for speaking at our Cambridge.
ices to those addressing substance January meeting. The City is also seeing major
abuse issues. Cambridge Again Receives Triple changes in the Community
Tolman said the State budget will A Bond Ratings Development Department (CDD). It
be tight this year and that the In early February City Manager was recently announced that former
Governor has recommended a num- Robert Healy reported that the City City Councillor Brian Murphy has
ber of cuts in the budget he ﬁled. He has again received Triple A ratings been appointed the new Assistant
is very concerned that cuts do not from the three major credit rating City Manager for Community
harm our most vulnerable people. agencies. His letter to the City Development and will begin work in
An issue the legislator is also dis- Council identiﬁes several factors for late March. Two long-time members
cussing is the rising cost of health this rating including strong ﬁnancial of the CDD staff have recently re-
care and health insurance. He said management, conservative budget tired. Elaine Madden, who has
that costs are “out of control” and practices, continued growth in the worked with many small businesses
that it is important to get a handle on assessed value of properties, and a in her role at the Economic
why the cost of insurance keeps ris- diverse economy. Cambridge has re- Development Division, retired in
ing. He said that a recent study iden- ceived this rating every year since January, and Les Barber, the City’s
tiﬁed the fee for service system as 1999 and is one of only thirty cities Director of Zoning, retired in late
being a major cost factor and that the so designated this year. The Council February.
transition to payment capitation, also has expressed appreciation to the The Chamber looks forward to
called a Global Payment System, may Manager and his staff for their work working with the new leadership at
better control costs. Tolman said that in maintaining the City’s strong ﬁ- CDD and looks to work with our
any changes should focus on good nancial position. members to ensure that the City con-
health, reduced costs and maintain- It is important to note that new de- tinues to be a great place to estab-
ing a high level of service to patients. velopment is a signiﬁcant factor in lish, expand or move a business of
He said this is a difﬁcult issue in the continued ﬁscal strength of the any size.
Massachusetts because the health City. Factors that could negatively af- Genzyme Corporation has again
care industry is such an important fect these rating are signiﬁcant re- agreed to sponsor the Government
part of our economy. duction in property tax levy capacity Affairs Committee in 2011. Thank
He expects major change in the and deterioration of the tax base or you to Genzyme for its generous sup-
parole and probation system and local economy. The Chamber has a port. To receive a weekly summary of
sees this as an opportunity to redi- number of copies of the reports from government affairs activity, please
rect substance abusers convicted of the bond rating agencies. If you subscribe to the Government Affairs
non-violent crimes to treatment di- would like a copy please contact Update by visiting www.cam-
version programs. These programs, firstname.lastname@example.org. bridgechamber.org/business/govern-
often at a lower cost than incarcera- Development, Zoning and ment_monthly.html#gcamail. For
tion, address addiction issues and as- Changes at CDD more information on GAC activities,
sist individuals in becoming The City Council is discussing a contact Director of Government
productive members of society. He number of issues related to develop- Affairs Terrence Smith at
expressed concerns about continuing ment and zoning. These include zon- email@example.com or
to provide substance abuse treat- ing changes that would limit the (617) 876-4213. ccc
ment assistance to those in need due re-use of non-conforming properties;
Veteran, new and prospective
CCC members warmed up at
the January Winter BAHsh at
the always fabulous and festive
UpStairs on the Square. The
food was delectable, the cock-
tails delicious and the roaring
ﬁreplace provided a warm, cozy
setting for catching up with old UpStairs on the Square co-owner
contacts and meeting new ones. Mary Catherine Deibel warmly wel-
comed the Winter BAHsh attendees.
The food at UpStairs on
the Square was fabulous
and presented with style.
Rebecca Barry, Elaine Meikle and Susan Perry from
Distinctive Hospitality Group networked with new
member Ellen Siegel of Practical Privacy Consulting.
Prospective member Stephen Fusi from New
January 19, 2011 Wealth Advisors networked with Larry Ragland
from Comprehensive Insurance Providers.
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250 New Rutherford Avenue, Boston, MA 02129-2925 www.bhcc.mass.edu
New Please welcome these new members who have recently joined the CCC!
Member If you know anyone who would benefit from Chamber membership,
AA1 Discount Locksmith
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Martin Viera Mario R. Cornelio Abigail Geer
154 Amory Street PO Box 130293 219 Loring Avenue, #2
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Leo Medeiros Jim Mooradian & Associates Solomon McCown & Company
7 Cotting Street Brandon Casten Tina Cassidy
Medford, MA 02155 20 Park Plaza 177 Milk Street
(781) 325-2579 Boston, MA 02116 Boston, MA 02109
www.myaffordablehandyman.com (617) 423-0058 (617) 933-5023
30 years experience in quality & www.jmooradian.com www.solomonmccown.com
affordable home projects & repairs. Provides employers the ability to Public relations/community relations.
offer supplemental insurance. Unitarian Universalist Service
American Career Institute
Tara Kiley Lux Dental Committee
186 Alewife Brook Parkway Abdullaibrahim Adbulwaheed Maxine Neil
Cambridge, MA 02138 122 First Street 689 Massachusetts Avenue
(617) 441-7575 Cambridge, MA 02141 Cambridge, MA 02139
www.aciNOW.edu (617) 621-9500 (617) 301-4313
Career training school delivering www.luxdental.com www.uusc.org
high-quality training programs. A multi-speciality dental care center. UUSC is a human rights & social jus-
Nourish to Flourish tice nonproﬁt organization.
Alan Mednick Cathy F. Zolner, A.A.D.P U*Realized
820 Memorial Drive 16 Russell Street Erna Alfred
Cambridge, MA 02139 Arlington, MA 02474 285 Commandants Way, Suite 8
(781) 879-8414 (781) 316-2701 Chelsea, MA 02150
Gas station & convenience store. www.mynourishtoflourish.com (781) 391-1409
Health/nutrition coach supporting www.u-realized.com
you in making lifelong changes. Full-service marketing strategy &
Practical Privacy Consulting business coaching company.
53 Hill Road, #402
Belmont, MA 02478 Ellen Siegel Waltham Consulting
(617) 905-1305 15 Main Street, Suite 153 Gary Lavine
www.pandoragorman.com Watertown, MA 02472 78-2 Lyman Street
We connect businesses in Latin (617) 858-0612 Waltham, MA 02452
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245 First Street Semprus BioSciences Z Square Tech
Cambridge, MA 02142 Michael Devine Syed Gilani
(617) 892-8216 One Kendall Square, Building One Broadway, 14th Floor
www.forsyth.org 1400W, 1st Floor Cambridge, MA 02142
The world’s leading oral & systemic Cambridge, MA 02139 (617) 401-2159
health research institute. (617) 577-7755 www.tabusa.com
www.semprusbio.com Software & hardware development &
Venture-backed biomedical company. integration, marketing.
H appy A nniversary! The following members have recently renewed their CCC membership
First Anniversary Anderson & Kreiger LLP Dudley & Borland/Ellis &
DiCicco, Gulman & Edible Arrangements— Artcraft Richdale Andrews
Company LLP Cambridge Associates Forest City Enterprises
Cambridge Focus, Inc. Fallon Community Health Baron & Associates, Inc. Go Ahead Tours
Career Source Plan Boston Yacht Charters Harvard Cooperative
Fairlane Properties, Inc. Iggy’s Bread of the World Cambridge Community Society
Google North Cambridge Family Foundation Healthworks Fitness
SciTech Builders Opera Company Cambridge Court Centers for Women
Tavern in the Square Apartments Hernandez Transportation
Second Anniversary Westwood Graphics Inc Cambridge Health Inc.
American Red Cross of Alliance Laverty Lohnes Properties
Massachusetts Bay Seventh Anniversary Cambridge Historical Le Meridien Cambridge—
Cambridge Environmental Burns & Levinson LLP Society MIT
Inc. David J. Prothero, CPA Cambridge Innovation Longy School of Music
CRM Boston Food For Free Committee, Center Neptune Web, Inc.
David J. Fried & Inc. Cambridge Police Pacheco Jewelers
Associates Gill Fishman Design Department Parents Forum
NovoBiotic Cambridge Polymer Patriot Financial Group
Third Anniversary Pharmaceuticals, LLC Group, Inc. Professional Ambulance
Archstone North Point Out of Town Ticket Cambridge & Oxygen Service, Inc.
Compass Furnished Agency Redevelopment Property Resource Group,
Apartments UltraFiltronics Corp. Authority Inc.
Masy Systems, Inc. Camp Dresser & McKee RE/MAX Destiny
Microsoft Eighth Anniversary Inc. Sidney’s Grille
studio TROIKA Entertainment Cruises Carlone & Associates Susanna Kaysen
John G. Wofford, Esq. CBIZ Toﬁas The Banker Real Estate
Fourth Anniversary CENTURY 21 Avon Co.
Dana Associates, Inc. Ninth Anniversary Charles River Boat Tyler Lynch, P.C.
MIT Faculty Club The Asgard Irish Pub & Company, Inc. Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Sollievo Massage & Restaurant Children’s Literature New Incorporated
Bodywork Boston Private Bank & England Your Center, Inc./Pilates
Trust Company Clark, Hunt & Embry Exercise
Fifth Anniversary Days Hotel— Comprehensive Insurance
Anniversaries are based on the
Cranney Companies— Boston/Cambridge Providers
date we receive a company’s re-
HVAC Finnegan, Henderson, CORT Furniture Rental newal payment and may not re-
DENS Facility Services— Farabow, Garrett & and Sales flect the actual join date.
Life Science Property Dunner, LLP
eMedicus, Inc. Tenth Anniversary
Holiday Inn Boston- Metropolitan Pipe &
Mount Auburn Cemetery Shire Human Genetic
Symmes Maini & McKee
Sixth Anniversary Associates
Specializing in Audio Visual Rentals & Technical Support
Resource, Inc. Loyal Lifers (10+) Meetings • Conferences • Social Events
American Red Cross Abrams Little-Gill 617-547-3253 Cambridge, MA
Blood Services - Loberfeld PC
Biomedical Services www.geminiaudiovisual.com
Members honored as Women to Watch
Member For the eighth year, Mass High Tech will honor New
England’s female technology and business leaders with
its 2011 Women to Watch program. Among the honorees
are CCC members: Margaret Chu-Moyer, Executive
Director of Research and Site Head, Amgen Inc.; Sharon
Member elected to The Royal Society Donald, Division Leader, Draper Laboratory; and Sue
Susan E. Schur, President, Susan E. Schur (Adv.), has Wante, Vice President of Engineering and Technical
been elected a Fellow of The Royal Society for the en- Operations, Comcast Corp. These women are being rec-
couragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (The ognized for their contributions to their technology sectors
RSA). Throughout its 250-year history, The RSA has and their ongoing role as leaders in their communities
been committed to stimulating innovation and creating and will be honored by Mass High Tech at a breakfast
a better society. The Society’s mission remains “to em- event on Wednesday, March 23.
bolden enterprise, enlarge science, reﬁne art, improve
our manufacturers and extend our commerce.” Susan Veolia celebrates 5 years in Cambridge
also has a one-person exhibition of paintings,
Veolia Energy North America, a leading operator and
“Mindscapes II: In the Eyes of the Beholder” opening in
developer of sustainable energy systems, celebrates the
April at the Auditorium Gallery at the Somerville
ﬁfth anniversary of its acquisition of the Cambridge
Central Library. CCC members are invited to the 5:30 to
steam distribution network. The ﬁve-mile system fea-
8:30 p.m. opening reception on Thursday, April 7, 2011,
tures 240,000 pounds per hour of steam production ca-
at the Somerville Library, 79 Highland Avenue.
pacity and serves 15 customers, including global leaders
in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing.
CCTV seeks furniture for new space Since 2005, Veolia Energy has invested in excess of $10
After months of searching, Cambridge Community million to enhance the Cambridge system, replacing old
Television (CCTV) has found a new home—8,000 square boilers, converting the heavy oil-ﬁred operation into a
feet on the ground ﬂoor at 438 Massachusetts Avenue in natural gas-ﬁred steam heating plant, and upgrading the
Central Square. This larger facility will provide the space distribution system, now monitored by a state-of-the-art
needed for already ﬂourishing programs to expand. The control room. Cambridge Mayor David P. Maher ap-
new facility will include two live studios, two computer plauded Veolia for their efforts and noted that the City
labs, a classroom, a room for the Youth Media Program, has included customer utilization of the system in the
small and large meeting and gathering space, and ofﬁces. eligibility criteria for the Cambridge Climate Leader
They are seeking help outﬁtting their new home. Program, which brings together community partners to
Speciﬁcally, they need gently used ofﬁce desks, ofﬁce reduce greenhouse gases.
chairs, ﬁle cabinets, conference tables, small round ta-
bles and chairs, and lounge furniture (couches, chairs). Nominations sought for Go Green Awards
If your business has extra furniture, and would like to The City of Cambridge Go Green Awards recognizes ex-
make a donation to CCTV, contact Clodagh Drummey at ceptional environmental practices in ﬁve areas—energy
(617) 661 6900 x 117 or firstname.lastname@example.org. use, transportation, waste reduction, stormwater man-
agement, and climate protection. Nominations are ac-
cepted for Cambridge businesses, institutions, large
New Director and “Gayla” for Revels
residential buildings, commercial properties and non-
Revels, Inc., producer of The Christmas Revels and other proﬁts. Self nominations are welcome. A City commit-
seasonal celebrations, is pleased to announce the hiring tee will review the nominations and award winners will
of Steven Smith, longtime Executive Director of the be honored at a special reception in May. The deadline
Boston Gay Men’s Chorus, as Revels’ new Executive for nominations is April 4, 2011. Click here for a nomi-
Director. Revels will celebrate its 40th Anniversary in nation form. Submit the form to John Bolduc at
“Gayla” Fashion, by honoring retiring Executive Director email@example.com or fax to (617) 349-4633.
Gayle Rich at an event hosted by WBUR’s Robin Young
at Harvard University’s Annenberg Hall on Saturday,
March 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. This grand birthday party E-mail press releases to firstname.lastname@example.org,
will feature a dinner, open bar, silent and live auctions fax (617) 354-9874 or mail to Lisa S. Cohen, 859
and entertainment by Revels performers. Proceeds ben- Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139. See the
eﬁt Revels education programs. Find out more or pur- calendar on the back page for deadlines. Photos/artwork
chase tickets at www.revels.org. are welcome.
March 2011 Highlights
M T W Th F March 3 Cambridge Young Professionals
CYP Cocktails & Connections
1 2 3
4 6 to 8 p.m.
100 Technology Square Atrium
Square Atrium $10 for members or $10 for non-members
with registration & payment by 3/1. $10
additional thereafter if available.
7 8 9 10 11 March 30 Cambridge Business Youth
7:45 to 10:30 a.m.
1000 Massachusetts Avenue
14 15 16 17 18 Free with RSVP at www.cambridgechal-
lenge.org to Caryn Saitz at (617) 905-5691
April 5 Networking Breakfast
7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Affairs Strategic Courtyard By Marriott Boston
21 22 23 24 25 Committee
10 a.m. to 3
777 Memorial Drive
Noon p.m. $30 for members or $60 for non-members
with registration & payment by 4/1. $10
additional thereafter if available.
28 Payment required with registration. Register for any event at
www.cambridgechamber.org/involved/programs.html or by
the links above. Cancellations must be made at least 24
hours in advance.
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1 Advertise in
Advertising is accepted in six issues of Connections per
year. Ads are full-color and can be linked to Web sites or
Networking e-mail addresses. Stated rates are for ad space only and
6 7 8 do not include design services.
Ad Size 1 Issue 3 Issues 6 Issues
Full page $550 $1,350 $1,980
(7 ¾" hor. x 10 ¼") ($450 per issue) ($330 per issue)
Tech Half page $350 $810 $1,260
11 12 13 14 15 Tools:
(7 ¾" hor. by 4")
Quarter page $210
($270 per issue)
($210 per issue)
(3 ¾" hor. by 5") ($155 per issue) ($120 per issue)
Eighth page $120 $300 $420
(3 ¾" hor. by 2¼") ($100 per issue) ($70 per issue)
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CCC closed Finance Inserts
Patriot’s Day 11 a.m.
$650 per N/A N/A
(Any size up to one time
8½" by 11") insertion
For further details, download an advertising contract at
25 26 27 28 29 Committee
contract_2010.pdf. Or contact Managing Editor Lisa Cohen
at (617) 876-4132 or email@example.com for
Noon more information.