Chamber of Commerce

'On the Right Track'
South Coast Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Rick Kidder, along with other local Chamber leaders, have penned an Op-Ed piece regarding South Coast Rail.
Lengthening the Term
NEW BEDFORD - A citizens group is looking to garner support to lengthen the mayoral term in New Bedford.
The group, "New Bedford Fourward," is looking to expand the term for mayor from two years to four, beginning in 2019.
The group will work to gather the necessary 2,500 certified signature…
Chamber Name Change: Who Gives A Rat’s…?
Let's be serious. How many Greater New Bedford or New Bedford area residents, give a flying hoot if the local chamber of commerce changes its name? Wow, I can hear a pin drop, or was that two pins! One Standard Times editorial writer thinks the time has come...
Polito Talks Biz, Rail
The Fall River Area and New Bedford Area Chambers of Commerce invited Lt. Governor Karyn Polito to speak at their annual Legislative Luncheon at Rachel's Lakeside in Dartmouth Thursday.
Mellion on Business
More big business could be on the horizon for the Southcoast.
Rob Mellion, President of the Fall River Area Chamber of Commerce, says the Amazon distribution center under construction in Fall River is probably just the beginning of large businesses locating to the area...
Job Fair Attracts Hundreds
Hundreds of job-seekers crowded into the Seaport Inn in Fairhaven on Thursday, taking part in the region's annual Job Fair.
There were more than 90 companies represented, including Brittany Global Technology of New Bedford. The South End plant colors fabrics for the U...
28th Annual Home Show
If you're a homeowner looking to complete a few projects around the house this year, chances are you paid a visit to the 28th annual New Bedford Home Show at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech High School this weekend.
Gov. Expands Opportunities
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is trying to expand opportunities for businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans, the disabled and members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.
Council Candidates Spar
City Council candidate Michael Janson is going after Council candidate and Chamber employee Ian Abreu, saying he's flip-flopped on the issue of a single tax rate for New Bedford.
A single tax rate would lower taxes for business, while increasing taxes on residential property...

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