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July 23 Chamber breakfast

Chip Larzelere (center in yellow shirt) explains to the July 23 breakfast networking attendees the benefits of working with his company,  Anova Cleaning Corp. Anova Cleaning was the host of the chamber’s July breakfast.

Chamber July 17 Concert - Sax Factory

Life can’t get any better than this for Maya Scott, 2… free popcorn courtesy of the Senior Center, a cold drink, the great jazz sounds of The Sax Factory, your twin brother (Grant) to enjoy the summertime evening with and winning a StonehamBank beach chair prize during intermission!

Chamber July 17 Concert - Sax Factory

More butter please! DiCecca sisters Skylar -9, Cambria -4, and Aria -2 enjoy the free popcorn, courtesy of the Senior Center at the July 17 concert on the Common.

Chamber July 17 Concert - Sax Factory

StonehamBank was the featured corporate sponsor for the Chamber’s July 17 concert. In addition to 2 theatre tickets generously donated by Stoneham Theatre, StonehamBank’s Ed Doherty and Sharon Iovanni raffled off beach chairs during intermission. StonehamBank is one of five corporate sponsors of the Chamber’s summer Concert Series, 2014 which also includes The Arbors Assisted Living – Stoneham, Salem Five, Redstone Shopping Center and Uno Fresco.

Chamber July 17 Concert - Sax Factory

Beautiful weather brought out more family picnickers to the July 17 concert on the Common which featured The Sax Factory band.

Chamber July 17 Concert - Sax Factory

The Senior Center’s Fran Cioffi (left), Steve Kingston and Director Maureen Canova thrilled concert goers with free popcorn and waters at the July 17 concert on the Common. The Senior Center was the evening’s featured non-profit member.

Chamber July 17 Concert - Sax Factory

The Sax Factory brought the full complement of saxophones to the Chamber’s July 17 concert on the Common; from l-r: Jim Cameron – baritone sax, Jim Repa - tenor sax, Jeff Bacon - soprano sax, Arthur Bakopolus  - alto sax, and Ed Fiorenza – tenor sax.

Gaetano's completes renovations

Eddie Aprile, owner of Gaetano's Ristorante, pauses in front of Gaetano's sleek new bar. Eddie completed a total renovation of his restaurant Tuesday just in time to host the Greater Boston Builders Association Luncheon - the first large private party in the new space.

Opening Celebration - Hall Memorial Pool

Senator Jason Lewis and Boys & Girls Club Director Gerry DeViller prepare to cut the ribbon officially opening the Hall Memorial Pool for the 2014 swim season. The many well-wishers include members of the Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors and staff, Stoneham Chamber of Commerce, Town officials, and members of the Wakefield Boys & Girls Club. From l-r: Caitlin DeVine, Ann Marie O’Neill, Chief McIntyre, Cathy Doucet, Jason Lewis, Bill Chetwynd, Gerry DeViller, Randy Suckney, Rick Catino, Gloria DeVine, Gene Dion, Nick Lentine, Brad Bishop, Scott Fraser, Rowan Andriotakis, Heather Merrow, Kevin Mason and Sean Wilson.

Practicing What She Preaches!

Practicing What She Preaches!

Owner Deb Sullivan enjoys a good summer read outside The Book Oasis. All students are invited in to check out their summer reading lists - Stoneham, as well as neighboring communities.

Gerry DeViller

GERRY DEVILLER OF BOYS & GIRLS CLUB NAMED EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

The Yankee Chapter of the Professional Association of Boys & Girls Clubs of America has named local Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham Executive Director Gerry DeViller Executive of the Year for 2014.

July 10 Concert - Preacher Jack/Jumpin' Juba

Members of the new Stoneham Substance Abuse Coalition man a table at the Chamber’s July 10 summer concert. On hand to discuss the group’s mission and services are (from l-r;) Board of Selectmen Chair Tom Boussy, Selectman Ann Marie O’Neill, Stoneham Police Chief James McIntyre and Stoneham School Committee member Shelly MacNeill.

July 10 Concert - Preacher Jack/Jumpin' Juba

A large crowd gathered July 10 for the second Chamber concert on the Common. The 2014 concert series is corporate sponsored by the Arbors Assisted Living of Stoneham, Redstone Shopping Center, Salem Five, StonehamBank and Uno Fresco.

July 10 Concert - Preacher Jack/Jumpin' Juba

Preacher Jack, with piano hands flying, delivers a wonderfully entertaining set of classic honky-tony and energetic boogie-woogie music at the Chamber’s July 10 summer concert.

July 10 Concert - Preacher Jack/Jumpin' Juba

Good friends Grace Newburn, 6, Cora Brown, 6, and Zoe Newburn, 6 gather to hear the music of Preacher Jack, and Jumpin’ Juba at the July 10 Chamber concert.

July 10 Concert - Preacher Jack/Jumpin' Juba

Always at the ready in case of a power outage during the summer concerts are (from l-r:) Stoneham Auxiliary Fire Department’s Rick Hastings, Charlie McGrath and Jack Sullivan.

July 10 Concert - Preacher Jack/Jumpin' Juba

Play It Again Sports provided three set-ups for the Corn Hole Tournament at the Chamber’s July 10 concert on the Common. The popular corn bag toss game appeals to people of all ages.

July 10 Concert - Preacher Jack/Jumpin' Juba

Alex Mason, 2, sinks his corn bag in the Corn Hole Tournament during the July 10 concert – but needs to verify his shot.

July 10 Concert - Preacher Jack/Jumpin' Juba

Corn Hole Tournament contenders team up to play the popular lawn game before the start of the Chamber’s July 10 concert. Rob Jones and Kris Bowdidge of Play It Again Sports coordinated the Chamber’s first corn bag tossing game.

July 10 Concert - Preacher Jack/Jumpin' Juba

Steve Hurl, guitarist from Jumpin’ Juba performs his American blues-based classics from New Orleans, Memphis and Chicago, at the Stoneham Chamber’s July 10 concert on the Common.

June 26 Kick-off Concert

The 44-piece Middlesex Concert Band, under direction of Mark Olson, perform for the Chamber’s June 26 kick-off concert. The Chamber’s 2014 Summer Concert Series is corporate sponsored by The Arbors Assisted Living of Stoneham, Redstone Shopping Center, Salem Five, StonehamBank, and Uno Fresco.

June 26 Kick-off Concert

The full brass sound of the Middlesex Concert Band was featured in the medley of national service selections at the Chamber’s June 26 summer kick-off concert.

June 26 Kick-off Concert

Connie Bain of the Stoneham Bikeway/Greenway Committee points out the route of the new bike path to young riders at the Chamber’s June 26 Chamber kick-off concert.

June 26 Kick-off Concert

Patrick is ready for the Kids Patriotic Parade and for the July 4th music of the Middlesex Concert Band at the Chamber’s June 26 kick-off summer concert.

June 26 Kick-off Concert

Cindy Hemenway of the Stoneham Bikeway/Greenway Committee marches in the Kids Patriotic Parade around the Common. The Stoneham Bikeway/Greenway was a featured non-profit at the Chamber’s kick off summer concert series June 26.

June 26 Kick-off Concert

Chamber of Commerce member Kathy Harlow of North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network prepares the kids for the start of the Kids’ Patriotic Parade at the June 26 summer kick-off concert.

June 26 Kick-off Concert

Chamber of Commerce members (from l-r:) Debra Rafson of Stoneham Theatre, Judy Sadacca of Hallmark Health, and Kathy Harlow of North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network prepare for the start of the Kids’ Patriotic Parade. Kids were invited to decorate their bikes, trikes and doll carriages and march around the Common before the Chamber’s June 26 summer kick-off concert.

2014 Chamber Scholarship Award Recipients

Stoneham Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Committee Chair Debra Rafson of Stoneham Theatre stands with all four Chamber scholarship winners; from l-r: Olivia DiGangi – Kathleen E. Bray award, AnnMarie Magaletta – Kathleen E. Bray award, Meredith Coccoluto – John F. Mahoney award, and Brianna Willard – John F. Mahoney award. All four winners are Class of 2014 graduates of Stoneham High School.

2014 Chamber Scholarship Award Recipients

Stoneham Chamber Scholarship Committee members congratulate Olivia DiGangi, recipient of a Kathleen E. Bray scholarship award. From l-r: committee chair Debra Rafson of Stoneham Theatre, Cathy Doucet of Doucet Remodeling & Design, Judy Sadacca of Hallmark Health, Olivia DiGangi, Jane DiGangi, and Peter DiGangi of member Met Life.

2014 Chamber Scholarship Award Recipients

Stoneham Chamber Scholarship Committee members congratulate Meredith Coccoluto, recipient of a John F. Mahoney scholarship award. From l-r: committee chair Debra Rafson of Stoneham Theatre, Cathy Doucet of Doucet Remodeling & Design, Judy Sadacca of Hallmark Health, Jeff Coccoluto of member Burke & Company, and award recipient Meredith Coccoluto.

2014 Chamber Scholarship Award Recipients

Stoneham Chamber Scholarship Committee members congratulate Brianna Willard, recipient of a John F. Mahoney scholarship award. From l-r: committee chair Debra Rafson of Stoneham Theatre, Cathy Doucet of Doucet Remodeling & Design, Judy Sadacca of Hallmark Health, Brianna Willard, Ellen Willard, Nicole Willard, and Chris Willard of member Stoneham Web.

2014 Chamber Scholarship Award Recipients

Stoneham Chamber Scholarship Committee members congratulate AnnMarie Magaletta, recipient of a Kathleen E. Bray scholarship award. From l-r: committee chair Debra Rafson of Stoneham Theatre, Cathy Doucet of Doucet Remodeling & Design, Judy Sadacca of Hallmark Health, Patricia Magaletta, Ann Marie Magaletta of member H&R Block of Stoneham, and Carmine Magaletta.

2014 Chamber Golf Tournament

Good friends Sharon Iovanni of StonehamBank and Cathy Doucet of Doucet Remodeling & Design relax during cocktail hour after golf at the Chamber’s 24th annual Golf Tournament at Thomson Country Club.

2014 Chamber Golf Tournament

Accepting the award for his foursome’s Third Place finishers in the Chamber’s 24th annual Golf Tournament with a score of 62 is Denny Engstom of Brooks Bargain (left) At right is Chamber President Ed Doherty of StonehamBank. (Missing from photo are David Smith, David Applebaum, and Rob Azevedo.)

2014 Chamber Golf Tournament

Second Place Finishers in the Chamber’s 24th Annual Golf Tournament with a score of 61 is the foursome from Salem Five including (from l-r:) Chris Cantone, Ken Seropian and Chris Nolty. (Missing from photo is Dan McGrath.)

2014 Chamber Golf Tournament

Chamber member Bruce Doyle of Bruce Doyle, Dr. Bruce M. Doyle, DMD (left) and guest Jeff Palermo accept the award for their foursome’s First Place Finishers in the Chamber’s 24th Annual Golf Tournament with a score    of 60. (Missing from photo are Chamber member Craig Celli of Century 21 Celli and guest Mike Dinapoli.)

2014 Chamber Golf Tournament

Bob Sardella of Sardella Signs (right) wins the Chamber’s Closest-to-the-Pin Contest with a distance of 14’ 8-3/4” on the par 3 hole #17 at Thomson Country Club. Bob Sardella was among the many new golfers from the Wakefield Chamber of Commerce who participated in the Stoneham Chamber’s 24th annual tournament.

2014 Chamber Golf Tournament

Andy Hackett of TeamLogic IT (right) took the prize for the Men’s Longest Drive contest on Hole #1 with a drive of 275 yards. Presenting the award is Chamber President Ed Doherty of StonehamBank.

2014 Chamber Golf Tournament

Elisa Scher of Hallmark Health System captured the Woman’s Longest Drive title on hole #16 with a distance of 175 yards, at the Stoneham Chamber’s      24th annual golf tournament. Presenting the award is Chamber President Ed Doherty of StonehamBank.

2014 Chamber Golf Tournament

Chris Nolty, Market Manager for Salem Five, addresses everyone at the start of dinner at the Chamber’s June 16 Golf Tournament. Salem Five was the title sponsor of the Chamber’s 24th annual outing.

2014 Chamber Golf Tournament

Volunteers Theresa Gritti of Paint-Drink-Create, and Cathy Doucet of Doucet Remodeling & Design pair up to spot hole 7 – the hole-in-one contest sponsored by Stoneham Ford. Any winner of this contest would      ride away in a 2014 Ford Fusion.

2014 Chamber Golf Tournament

Good Friends Tom and Sharon Iovanni, Dottie Newman, and Steve Harvey   enjoy the fabulous golf weather for the Chamber’s 24th annual golf outing, June 16 at Thomson Country Club.

2014 Chamber Golf Tournament

Dawn Bronson of Edward Jones Financial kept track of putt distances for the Chamber’s long-putt contest.

2014 Chamber Golf Tournament

First-time volunteer Cyndi Bentz of Eastern Bank learned the ropes fast with her volunteer efforts at registration, golf spotter volunteer relief and golf dinner set-up.

2014 Chamber Golf Tournament

Chamber member Joe Gresci if Erwin, Gresci, Krascoe and Prue sinks his 50’ putt on the putting green during the Chamber golf outing. Joe and Chamber   President Ed Doherty both sank their putts to qualify for the winning prize.

2014 Chamber Golf Tournament

Craig Celli of Century 21 Celli, already the 2013 winner of the Stoneham Ford hole-in-one car contest, tries his hand at the 50’ putting contest.

2014 Chamber Golf Tournament

Chamber member Bob Lusardi of Robert N. Lusardi, CPA pauses for a picture with guest and grandson Zachary Boivin.

2014 Chamber Golf Tournament

Long-time tournament volunteer Debby Small of Community Connection, takes pictures of all the foursomes before teeing off at hole 10. Mark E.        Mulligan, Esquire was the proud tournament photo sponsor again this year.

2014 Chamber Golf Tournament

First-time volunteers Dianne Harrow and Jane Brissenden from Lund Dental measure the Closest-To-The-Pin drives on hole #17. Lund Dental was the     proud golf cart sponsor for the Chamber’s 24th annual golf tournament.

2014 Chamber Golf Tournament

Committee Chair Chris Senna of C & S Capital Properties (left) and Dave Houghton of Houghton Plumbing and Heating wait to tee on the 5th hole.       Golfers were blessed with spectacular weather for the June 16 Chamber tournament.

2014 Chamber Golf Tournament

The newly renovated Theresa’s Function Facility at Thomson was the site of the after-golf prime rib dinner buffet for the Chamber’s 24th annual Golf Tournament. Eastern Bank was this year's dinner sponsor.

2014 Chamber Golf Tournament

After the shotgun start, they just kept rolling…This year the Chamber’s 2014 golf tournament saw over 100 golfers and new participation from the Wakefield Chamber of Commerce.

2014 Chamber Golf Tournament

Chris Nolty (at right) sits with Chris Cantone, Ken Seropian and Dan     McGrath in the Salem Five, and heads the long line of golfers with the Salem Five carts. Salem Five was the title sponsor for the Chamber’s 2014 outing.

2014 Chamber Golf Tournament

Thomson Country Club Golf Pro Chris Young announces the “Flow of Play”   just before the shotgun start of the tournament. The 2014 Ford Fusion was the car to win on the Stoneham Ford-sponsored Hole-In-One 17th  hole contest.

2014 Chamber Golf Tournament

Chamber Golf Committee Chair Chris Senna (left) of C & S Capital Properties, relaxes with Dave Houghton of Houghton Plumbing & Heating, and Tim Mondello of W.S. Development (Redstone Shopping Center) after      the lunch from the grill and before golf. StonehamBank was the proud Lundh Sponsor for the 24th annual Golf Tournament.

2014 Chamber Golf Tournament

Chris Nolty, Market Manage for Salem Five pauses before the lead carts in the Stoneham Chamber’s golf tournament Monday, June 16. The Stoneham    Savings/Salem Five Charitable Foundation was the title sponsor for the Chamber’s 24th annual golf event.

Stoneham Chamber presents donation to newly formed Stoneham Substance Abuse Coalition

Chamber President Ed Doherty of StonehamBank presents a donation check to Shelly MacNeill of the Stoneham Substance Abuse Coalition (SSAC). The board slated a portion of the proceeds of its 2014 Mardi Gras dinner for this newly formed initiative and has named board member Judy Sadacca of Hallmark Health as the Chamber’s representative on the SSAC. (Back row: Chief McIntyre (SSAC), Chamber board members Maureen Canova, Marylou Hardy, Steve Rotondi, Chris Senna, Jeff Worth, Tracey Arsena-Reed, Bob Lee, David Portman. Front row: Chamber board member Carolyn Lassiter, Ann Marie O’Neill (SSAC), Ed Doherty, Shelly MacNeill, Maureen Buzby (SSAC), and Chamber board members Debra Rafson and Cathy Doucet. (Missing from photo are Chamber board members Diane Bonanni, Judy Sadacca and Mark Ventola.)

Chris Nolty of Salem Five Presents Title Sponsorship Check for Chamber Golf Tournament

Christopher Nolty, Market Manager at Salem Five, presents a check for the Title Sponsorship of the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce’s 24th annual golf tournament, June 16 at Thomson CC. This year the Stoneham Chamber is partnering with the Wakefield Chamber for a signature golf outing. (From l-r: Wakefield Chamber board member Ann Hadley of JC Marketing, Stoneham Chamber board member and golf committee chair Chris Senna of C & S Capital Properties, Christopher Nolty, Stoneham Chamber board member Carolyn Lassiter of Excelsior Realty Group, and Wakefield Chamber board member Chris Barrett of Barrett Realtors.

 

Uno Fresco Becomes Newest Chamber Member

Uno Fresco staff and Chamber members celebrate the opening of Uno Fresco and Uno's new membership with the Chamber with a unique "Pizza-Cutting Ceremony".

Uno Fresco Becomes Newest Chamber Member

Uno President Ian Baines stands ready to cut the Chamber of Commerce ribbon alongside Uno staff and many Chamber members. Uno’s Chamber membership coincided with their Redstone Shopping Center grand opening this week. (From l-r: Chris Senna, Mark Ventola, Chris Westcott (Uno), Tom Boussy, Ed Doherty, John DePinto, Ian Baines, Diane Bonanni, Dee Hadley (Uno), Steve Rotondi, Vilma Aceituno (Uno), Cathy Doucet, Carolyn Lassiter, Tracey Arsena Reed, Craig Celli, Judy Sadacca.

May 14 Networking After Hours - TruStrength Fitness

Kristen Marchese, owner of TruStrength Fitness  (second from left) hosted the Chamber’s Business After Hours networking event, May 14. From l-r: Kate Hamm of Marchese Sports Therapy, Kristen Marchese, Melissa Patalano of Melissa’s Main Street Bistro, and Jonny Herook of TruStrength Fitness.

May 14 Networking After Hours - TruStrength Fitness

Enjoying the after-hours networking and healthy (and delicious!) appetizers at TruStrength Fitness on May 14, are from left to right; Dana Iacopucci of Cubby Oil, Jeff Buxton of Biz-ID, Vin Festino of Cubby Oil, Danielle Festino, and Chamber board member Steve Rotondi of Rotondi Travel.

May 14 Chamber Breakfast

Eric Sigman of Sigman Law Office – the Chamber’s newest member – pauses for a photo with Cynthia Bentz of Eastern Bank. Cyndi is new to the Branch Manager position of Eastern’s Bank’s Stoneham location.

May 14 Chamber Breakfast

Members and guests stay to informally network after May 14 Chamber breakfast.

May 14 Chamber Breakfast

Breakfast sponsor Kevin DeVinney from Eastern Bank addresses attendees at the May 14 Chamber breakfast. Eastern Bank is New England’s largest small business lender.

April 22 Multi-Chamber Networking and Sales Workshop

Members gather from up to 18 area Chambers to attend the April 22 Multi-Chamber Networking in Waltham. Sales Management Trainer Greg Nanigian, presented a free sales workshop for attendees entitled Why Features and Benefits don't sell - AND WHAT DOES!

  
Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Huge banners heralding the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce Health & Wellness Expo held alongside the SHS Beautification Fund's Huge Indoor Yardsale are hung on the middle school three weeks in advance of the event.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

A dozen tee signs publicizing the Health & Wellness Expo and the Indoor Yard Sale are posted at key intersections in Stoneham one week prior to the event.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Ed Harding, Robbie Barletta and Svet Wilson stand ready to meet new clients for HD Physical Therapy at the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce Health & Wellness Expo, April 12.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Michelle Mearls, Tracy Henry and Beth Callahan stand ready to speak with Expo attendees about Excel Orthopaedics. The Chamber's Health & Wellness Expo drew over 500 visitors to its 2014 event.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Ian Scott and Jennifer Hunt of Woburn's Get In Shape For Women are ready to greet attendees at the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Jonny Herook, John Marchese and Alyssa Orsatti pause for a photo in front of Marchese Sports Therapy and TruStrength Fitness exhibits at the Stoneham Chamber Health & Wellness Expo, April 12.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Kathy Harlow, Program Manager for Hallmark Health System’s North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network explains the many programs and resources available to the community.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Anthony Wilson of Stoneham Bikeway/Greenway Committee explains the route of the soon to be constructed Stoneham bike path. Stoneham’s City Cycle, the Stoneham Bikeway/Greenway Committee, and L.L. Bean made for a synergistic exhibitor grouping at the 4th annual Stoneham Chamber of Commerce Health & Wellness Expo, April 12.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Stoneham’s City Cycle, the Stoneham Bikeway/Greenway Committee, and L.L. Bean made for a synergistic exhibitor grouping at the 4th annual Stoneham Chamber of Commerce Health & Wellness Expo, April 12.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Nate Ross of Stoneham’s City Cycle is ready to welcome attendees at the 4th annual Stoneham Chamber of Commerce Health & Wellness Expo, April 12. City Cycle, the Stoneham Bikeway/Greenway Committee, and L.L. Bean made for a synergistic exhibitor grouping at the event.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Brady, 6, shows the proper way to operate an L.L. Bean paddle board at the Stoneham Chamber’s Health & Wellness Expo, April 12. L.L. Bean was an exhibitor at this year’s event to promote their new Outdoor Discovery School.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Judy Sadacca of Hallmark Health System (at right) explains vein screening and the new wide variety of new compression stockings to an attendee at the Chamber’s Health & Wellness Expo, April 12. Hallmark Health System was a business sponsor this this year’s Expo.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Financial health can be a key component of wellness. On hand to help attendees take stock and select financially healthier options are StonehamBank’s Scott Sullivan, Judy Cronin and Rebecca Scott.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Diana Butler and Camden Ballard of Stoneham Stop & Shop distribute recipes for healthy food options at their exhibit at the Chamber of Commerce Health & Wellness Expo, Saturday April 12. Stop & Shop provided a wide variety of healthy snacks for Expo attendees.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Camden Ballard answers questions about some of the new healthy snack offerings from Stop & Shop at the Health & Wellness Expo Saturday, April 12. Stoneham Stop & Shop was again the title sponsor for this year’s 4th annual Chamber of Commerce Health & Wellness Expo.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Camden Ballard was busy distributing stop & Shop free healthy snack samples to attendees at the 4th annual Stoneham Chamber of Commerce Health & Wellness Expo, April 12. The Stoneham Stop & Shop was again the title sponsor for this year’s Expo.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Detective Steve Carroll and Lt. David Stefanelli man the Stoneham Police Department’s exhibit along with Peter DiGangi of MetLife Financial Group. MetLife Home & Auto generously provided the child fingerprint identification kits provided to attendees at the Chamber’s Health & Wellness Expo, April 12.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Sandi Fuller of The Mad Cake Genius scoops mini cones of frozen yogurt from the Dairy Dome at the Health & Wellness Expo.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Elements Massage of Stoneham’s Manager Carey Baloy and Massage Therapist Katie Hamm schedule a free chair massage for an attendee at the Chamber’s Health & Wellness Expo Saturday. Free massages and free health screenings were available throughout the day from a number of participating exhibitors.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Savanah Carlson and Jane Brissenden of new Chamber member Lund Dental speak to potential patients about good dental health habits at the chamber’s 4th annual Health & Wellness Expo.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Action Ambulance’ EMT Emily Maldoff (kneeling) speaks with an attendee at the Chamber’s Health & Wellness Expo Saturday. Action Ambulance provided tours of their fully equipped vehicle to Expo attendees.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Taking a tour of the fully equipped Action Ambulance vehicle is (from l-r) is Dad Michael, son Brody and nephew Kevin. Conducting the tour at the Chamber’s Health & Wellness Expo is Gina Quinton, EMT.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Camden Ballard, Chris Stephens, and Diana Butler of Stop & Shop were busy from the start handing out many varieties of free healthy snacks to attendees at the Health & Wellness Expo April 12. Stop & Shop was the title sponsor for the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce’s 4th annual Expo.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Tracey Arsena of Redstone Chiropractic and Healing Center meets a potential client at the Chamber’s Health & Wellness Expo on Saturday. Over 500 attendees were present to see exhibits and demonstrations, and take advantage of free health screenings.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Rosemary Graham of the Senior Center provides information about the Stoneham Council on Aging to attendees at the Health & Wellness Expo Saturday.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Chamber board director Marylou Hardy of Winchester Hospital provides information about the free bone density screenings at the Chamber’s Health & Wellness Expo Saturday. Winchester Hospital was a business sponsor for this year’s event.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Chamber member Peter DiGiangi of MetLife Financial Group (far right) answers questions about the Child Fingerprinting kits at the Stoneham Police Department’s exhibit Saturday. Fingerprinting kits were generously donated by MetLife Auto and Home.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Chamber member Peter DiGiangi of MetLife Financial Group (far right) answers questions about the Child Fingerprinting kits at the Stoneham Police Department’s exhibit Saturday. Fingerprinting kits were generously donated by MetLife Auto and Home.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Body Mind Systems was one of 27 exhibitors at the Chamber’s Health & Wellness Expo Saturday. From l-r: Bob Lee, Chamber director and event Chair, Andrew Dravuschak, Lisa Martin, Matthew Scerra, and Jeff Carlson.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Anthony Wilson (leftmost) of the Stoneham Bikeway/Greenway  Committee points out the route of the new bike path scheduled to begin construction this fall. City Cycle, The Stoneham Bikeway/Greenway Committee and L.L. Bean had equipment, maps, tips and much literature to promote cycling to attendees at the Chamber’s Health & Wellness Expo.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Anthony Wilson (leftmost) of the Stoneham Bikeway/Greenway  Committee points out the route of the new bike path scheduled to begin construction this fall. City Cycle, The Stoneham Bikeway/Greenway Committee and L.L. Bean had equipment, maps, tips and much literature to promote cycling to attendees at the Chamber’s Health & Wellness Expo.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

The Stoneham Middle School front lobby saw much activity at the Chamber’s 2014 Health & Wellness Expo Saturday. Over 500 attendees came to see exhibits, participate in the free health screenings and see demonstrations.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Nate Ross of Stoneham’s City Cycle provides bike tune-up information to Expo attendees. City Cycle is well poised to take advantage of the nearby Stoneham Bikeway slated to begin construction this fall.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Kathleen Charbonnier, Hallmark Health System’s Director of Quality and Patient Safety takes Norma Gearty’s blood pressure reading at Hallmark’s exhibit Saturday. Exhibitors at the 2014 Health & Wellness Expo provided several free screenings, including blood pressure, blood sugar, bone density and vein screening.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Over 500 attendees visited the Chamber’s Health & Wellness Expo April 12. For the second year in a row, exhibitor space was sold out well in advance of the event. This year, organizers extended exhibitor space into a third section of the middle school.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Over 500 attendees visited the Chamber’s Health & Wellness Expo April 12. For the second year in a row, exhibitor space was sold out well in advance of the event. This year, organizers extended exhibitor space into a third section of the middle school.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Over 500 attendees visited the Chamber’s Health & Wellness Expo April 12. For the second year in a row, exhibitor space was sold out well in advance of the event. This year, organizers extended exhibitor space into a third section of the middle school.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Chamber member Debbie Catalano of Catalano Creative, mans the prize drawing table at the Health & Wellness Expo Saturday. Juliana’s Salon, TruStrength Fitness, Redstone Chiropractic, Hallmark Health System, and Body Mind Systems provided prize drawings for attendees who completed their “Passports to Health”.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Kizari Brito and Pinsesa Guzman leave the Health & Wellness Expo with plenty of yard sale finds. Yard sale organizer, the SHS Beautification Fund partnered with the Chamber again this year, marking the fourth and largest annual Expo to date.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Bob Lee of Body Mind Systems leads his young students through a hard style of a martial arts routine, similar to karate or taekwondo. Body Mind Systems was one of several demonstrations scheduled for attendees at the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce Health & Wellness Expo, April 12.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Teresa Doksum, a student at Body Mind Systems, is shown demonstrating a kung fu form of martial arts skills. She earned her black belt last August.

Chamber Health & Wellness Expo - 2014

Bob Lee, Instructor at Body Mind Systems and Event Chair for the Health & Wellness Expo, demonstrates martial arts skills with use of a wooden samurai sword.

March 20 - Mas Health Care Policy Commission with David Seltz

David Seltz, Director of the Massachusetts Health Care Policy Commission speaks to Chamber members from Stoneham, Reading, Wakefield and Winchester Chambers about the impact of healthcare transformation on businesses in the March 20 Small Business Forum at the Hilton/Woburn.

March 6 Multi-Chamber Networking & Bus. Card Exchange

Jeff Worth and Dawn Stewart of Salem Five pause for a photo at the March 6 Multi-Chamber at the Burlington Marriott. The evening included a social media workshop for Chamber members and guests followed by networking and a mini-business expo.

March 6 Multi-Chamber Networking & Bus. Card Exchange

Chamber members and guests gather at the Marriott Burlington for the March 6 Multi-Chamber and Business Card Exchange.

March 6 Multi-Chamber Networking & Bus. Card Exchange

It was standing room only for the Social Media panel presentation workshop at the March 6 Multi-Chamber at the Burlington Marriott. Panelists included Lauren Becker of Lahey Hospital, David Ginsburg of CM Communications, and Brittany Whitenack of Burlington Mall.

March 6 Multi-Chamber Networking & Bus. Card Exchange

Chamber members and guests gather at the Marriott Burlington for the March 6 Multi-Chamber and Business Card Exchange.

Mardi Gras Party-2014

Mardi Gras 2014 revelers from title sponsor Salem Five Bank pause for a picture at the event Saturday evening.

Mardi Gras Party-2014

Kathy Puccia with Winchester Hospital’s Medical Staff Office, accepts her winning prize – a trip to New Orleans. This year, Mardi Gras committee members offered a prize drawing of a 2-night hotel stay with airfare for two to New Orleans, coordinated by Rotondi Travel Services.

Mardi Gras Party-2014

Stoneham Selectman Ann Marie O’Neill and Selectman Vice Chair Tom Boussy flank Chamber of Commerce President Ed Doherty of StonehamBank at Mardi Gras 2014. This year, the Chamber voted to earmark a portion of the event’s proceeds for the Stoneham Substance Abuse Coalition – a new community-wide initiative.

Mardi Gras Party-2014

Friends gather at the Senior Center table at Mardi Gras 2014 Saturday night at Montvale Plaza. (Seated from l-r:  Ellen Meuse, Ann Frost, Floyd Frost; standing: Bill Meuse, Steve Canova, Senior Center Director Maureen Canova, Fran Ciofi, Paul Ciofi).

Mardi Gras Party-2014

The Montvale Plaza was decked out for the Chamber’s Mardi Gras 2014 Saturday night. Attendees enjoyed the New Orleans dance tunes of The Workingman’s Jazz Band.

Mardi Gras Party-2014

“Birds of a feather…” from Winchester Hospital pose before entering the HotShots photo booth at Mardi Gras. Chamber board member Marylou Hardy (center) was a table sponsor for the event.

Mardi Gras Party-2014

Bruce Doyle, DMD and his wife Jill pause before entering the HotShots photo booth at Mardi Gras Saturday night.

Mardi Gras Party-2014

Jeff Worth of Salem Five and Ed Doherty of StonehamBank welcome attendees at Mardi Gras at Montvale Plaza. The chamber’s Mardi Gras 2014 event was title sponsored by Salem Five Bank. Entertainment Sponsors were Stoneham Ford and StonehamBank, Corporate Sponsors were Hallmark Health System and Stone Zoo, and Winchester Hospital was a Table Sponsor. Cherry With A Cake On Top and Evergreen Florist sponsored this year’s desserts and centerpieces. 

Mardi Gras Party-2014

George Manfra of Stoneham TV, Carolyn Lassiter of Excelsior Realty, and Brian Albertson of Stoneham TV pause before the chicken and waffle station at Mardi Gras 2014. Chicken and waffles are a Cajun “must-have” on Montvale Plaza’s menu for the festive evening.

Mardi Gras Party-2014

The Workingman’s Jazz Bandbrought a fabulous New Orleans sound to the Chamber’s Mardi Gras 2014 event at the Montvale Plaza Saturday night.

Mardi Gras Party-2014

Chamber board member Carolyn Lassiter of Excelsior Realty festively graces the Mardi Gras  registration table at Montvale Plaza Saturday.

Mardi Gras Party-2014

Jeff Worth, SVP and Director of Small Business Deposits with Salem Five Bank welcomes everyone to Mardi Gras 2014. Salem Five was the title sponsor for this year’s chamber event.

Feb 12 Multi-Chamber - Montvale plaza

Bob Sadacca, an independent agent representing AFLAC in the Stoneham area, exhibits AFLAC business materials at the February 12 large Multi-Chamber networking event at Montvale Plaza. Well over 200 attendees arrived to hear the “YELP” presentation and to network with 18 area chambers' members and guests.

Feb 12 Multi-Chamber - Montvale plaza

David Parker of Wicked Loyal, Maria Giles and Lisa Dean of Excelsior Realty, and Tony Trofimow of Edward Jones exhibit their wares at the large Multi-Chamber February 12 at Montvale plaza. Shared tables for exhibitors are always a popular draw for attendees at these large networking events.

Feb 12 Multi-Chamber - Montvale plaza

Vin Festino and Dana Iacopucci of Cubby Oil man an exhibit booth at the Feb 12 large Multi-Chamber event at Montvale Plaza. Shared tables for exhibitors are always a popular draw for attendees at these large networking events.

Feb 12 Multi-Chamber - Montvale plaza

Damien Smith, Marketing Director for YELP Boston gave a dynamic presentation to attendees at the Feb. 12 large Multi-Chamber event at the Montvale Plaza. Entitled “The Consumer Voice is Online – Take Part”, Damien spoke to best practices in promoting brand and business to Yelp’s community.

Feb 12 Multi-Chamber - Montvale plaza

Stoneham was the host for the large Multi-Chamber networking event, held at Montvale Plaza February 12. Well over 200 attendees arrived to hear the “YELP” presentation and to network with 18 chambers' members and guests.

Feb 12 Multi-Chamber - Montvale plaza

Stoneham was the host for the large Multi-Chamber networking event, held at Montvale Plaza February 12. Well over 200 attendees arrived to hear the “YELP” presentation and to network with 18 chambers' members and guests.

Feb 12 Multi-Chamber - Montvale plaza

Stoneham was the host for the large Multi-Chamber networking event, held at Montvale Plaza February 12. Well over 200 attendees arrived to hear the “YELP” presentation and to network with 18 chambers' members and guests.

Feb 12 Multi-Chamber - Montvale plaza

Stoneham was the host for the large Multi-Chamber networking event, held at Montvale Plaza February 12. Well over 200 attendees arrived to hear the “YELP” presentation and to network with 18 chambers' members and guests.

Check presentation Mardi Gras

Jeff Worth, Salem Five SVP, Director of Small Business Deposits and Chamber board member (sixth from left) presents the Title Sponsor check for the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce Mardi Gras event to Ed Doherty, Chamber President. From l-r are board members David Portman, Marylou Hardy, Chris Senna, Diane Bonanni, Ed Doherty, Jeff Worth, Cathy Doucet, Mark Ventola, Debra Rafson, Maureen Canova, and Steve Rotondi.

The Spa on Main - November Membership Drive

The Spa on Main co-owners (from l-r) Terry Whittier and Erin Bush are presented with a welcome basket from Diane Bonanni, Chamber membership chair and board director. Crafted by member Flair Baskets, the basket contained a collection of welcome items from Chamber members and was given as part of the November membership drive. The Spa on Main was referred for chamber membership by Mary Kelly of Property Central, Inc.

The Spa on Main - Ribbon-Cutting

The Spa on Main co-owners Erin Bush and Terry Whittier (holding Chamber scissors) prepare to cut the ribbon welcoming their new business into the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce. Celebrating with them are the many well-wishers of friends, family members and Chamber board directors.

December 18 bagel breakfast

Host of the December 18 holiday networking breakfast, Michael Schindelman and Andrea Hayes of Massage Envy Spa (far right) discuss their products and services, and detail their Chamber member-to-member discount programs.

December 18 bagel breakfast

Micheal Schindelman and Andrea Hayes of Massage Envy Spa (far right) hosted the December 18 holiday breakfast at the chamber office.

2013 Holiday Wine Tasting BAH

Chamber Past President Cathy Doucet of Doucet Remodeling & Design (far right) chats with Chamber members and guests at the Chamber’s Holiday Wine Tasting, December 9. From l-r: Chamber members Maureen Comito of MassPay and Joseph Bragalone of The Carpet Connection. Amy Sawyer, owner of New England Service Tech and Maintenance is a new business owner and a guest of host Excelsior Realty Group.

2013 Holiday Wine Tasting BAH

McDonough’s was the featured wine tasting sponsor for the Chamber’s holiday Wine Tasting Business After Hours, December 9. Selected French, Italian and California wines were the specialties paired with delicious appetizers from Excelsior Realty Group. From McDonough’s (l-r;)  Domenico, owner Turiq Khan, Jennifer, owner Amina Khan, and Ben.

2013 Holiday Wine Tasting BAH

Carolyn Lassiter of Excelsior Realty Group (at left) hosted the Chamber’s Wine Tasting holiday party December 9. Carolyn welcomes the Chamber’s newest members Terry Whittier and Erin Bush, co-owners of their new business “The Spa on Main”, at 106 Main Street. At right is Chamber member Joseph Bragalone of The Carpet Connection.

Selectmen's Senior Citizens Holiday Party

Santa was on hand hear early gift requests at the Senior Citizens Holiday Party, December 2 at Montvale Plaza.

Selectmen's Senior Citizens Holiday Party

Diane Bonanni of Diane Bonanni, DMD keeps the coffee hot at the Board of Selectmen’s Senior Citizens Holiday Party. Many Chamber members generously gave their time to serve the annual luncheon to Stoneham’s seniors, December 2.

Selectmen's Senior Citizens Holiday Party

Rick Wall of Winchester Hospital stands at the ready to serve his table for ten at the Senior Citizens Holiday Party at Montvale Plaza.

Selectmen's Senior Citizens Holiday Party

Stoneham seniors enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by Marty Murphy and staff at Montvale Plaza during the Board of Selectmen’s Senior Citizens Holiday Party.

Selectmen's Senior Citizens Holiday Party

Montvale Plaza’s Director of Operations Jason Doward readies the stations for serving lunch at the Board of Selectmen’s Senior Citizens Holiday Party, December 2. The Martin Murphy hosts the popular holiday event for Stoneham’s seniors each year. 

Selectmen's Senior Citizens Holiday Party

It was a full house at Montvale Plaza December 2 for the Board of Selectmen’s Senior Citizens Holiday Lunch. A highlight of the party are the numerous raffle prizes of gift certificates and gift baskets from local businesses.

Selectmen's Senior Citizens Holiday Party

The Board of Selectmen’s Senior Citizens Holiday Party is a much-anticipated annual event by Stoneham’s seniors. On hand to serve the lunch are (from l-r:) Selectman Frank Vallarelli, Fire Chief Joseph Rolli, Police Lt. David Stefanelli, Senior Center Director Maureen Canova, Town Clerk Maria Sagarino, Board of Selectmen Office Manager Erin Sinclair, and Stoneham Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jennifer Welter.

Selectmen's Senior Citizens Holiday Party

Happily teaming to wait tables at the Board of Selectmen’s Senior Citizens Holiday Party are (from l-r:) Sarah Kolp from Hilton Boston/Woburn, Mary Kelly of Property Central, Inc., Amy O’Brien of EMARC, and, Kelly Gaudet and Carol Dempsey of Stoneham Theatre.

Selectmen's Senior Citizens Holiday Party

Ready to serve at the Board of Selectmen’s Senior Citizens Holiday Party are (from l-r:) Stoneham Police Chief James McIntyre, Town Administrator David Ragucci, Chamber VP Judy Sadacca of Hallmark Health, Stoneham Selectman Frank Vallarelli, and Stoneham Police Lt. David Stefanelli.

2013 Tree Lighting

Laura Olifiers, Public Relations Manager for RE/MAX Andrew Realty Services (left) presents a Business Sponsorship check to Stoneham Chamber of Commerce VP Judy Sadacca of Hallmark Health System. RE/MAX Andrew Realty Services sponsors the Speed Pitch at Town Day each year and collects the proceeds for use by the Tree Lighting Committee. Pictured from the back row from left to right are RE/MAX Andrew Realty Services representatives; Tetyana Ivanina, Tracey Cleversey, Laurie Corbett, June DeFeo,  Carol Fontana and Josephine Altovino.

2013 Tree Lighting

“The Spartan” takes shape under Brookline Ice’s Eric Fontecchio’s skillful hands. The ice sculpture was carved from three blocks of ice as part of the festivities at the Tree Lighting, December 1.

2013 Tree Lighting

The rain didn’t dampen spirits any on Sunday during the Chamber of Commerce Tree Lighting on the Stoneham Common, hosted by Dr. Eugene Mickey & Associates. This year’s festivities were also sponsored by Hallmark Health System, RE/MAX Andrew Realty Services, and Diane Bonanni, DMD.

2013 Tree Lighting

Attendees gathered to hear the girl scouts sing holiday selections around the big tree.

2013 Tree Lighting

The Stoneham Girl Scouts, under the direction of leaders Maureen Buckley, Dawna Wierzbowski and Megan Zadig, gathered around the big tree to sing holiday selections. Songbooks for the girl scouts and attendees were generously provided by the Chamber’s Bright Lights sponsors Bacci’s Restaurant, Doucet Remodeling & Design, Excelsior Realty, H & R Block, John McNamara Home Improvement, Know our Town, Stoneham Council on Aging, Stoneham Youth Hockey, StonehamBank, The T Stop and Tranquility Reflexology & Wellness.

2013 Tree Lighting

Stoneham High School Choral Director Bob Lague brought a group of his high school students to sing along with the Girl Scouts during the Tree Lighting festivities.

2013 Tree Lighting

Santa arrived at the Tree Lighting to hear requests from boys and girls through the afternoon, and well past the traditional lighting of the Common.

2013 Tree Lighting

Volunteers Joyce Ricklefs, Kathy Harlow of North Suburban Child & Family Resource Network, Tree Lighting Chair Judy Sadacca of Hallmark Health System, and Merri and Jenny Brown of Wellspring Church Stoneham serve hot soup, pizza and hot cocoa and cookies to attendees. Pizza was generously donated by Papa Gino’s, Polcari’s Restaurant, and Sal’s Pizza. Aldo’s Café created delicious Chicken & Rice soup; Escarole and Bean soup was provided by Pignone’s Café.  Montvale Plaza provided the hot cocoa and Stop & Shop donated the holiday sugar cookies.

2013 Tree Lighting

Jenny Brown, Wellspring Church Stoneham and Kathy Harlow, North Suburban Child & Family Resource Network hand out holiday cookies under the food tents at the Tree Lighting Sunday. Stop & Shop generously provided cookies and treats for attendees.

2013 Tree Lighting

Stoneham Fire Fighters Mike Labriola and Dan Kelleher, organizers of the “Stoneham Toys for Local Children” toy drive,collected toys during the Tree Lighting festivities Sunday.

2013 Tree Lighting

Carol Dresser and Peggy Sylvester of Hallmark Health System distribute Tree Lighting songbooks and take remembrances for the Memory Tree on the Common. Once affixed to the tree passersby can remember loved ones throughout the holiday season.

2013 Tree Lighting

Santa alighted from a Stoneham fire truck and was met with the first of many welcome hugs.

2013 Tree Lighting

Pony rides are a favorite activity at the Tree Lighting.

2013 Tree Lighting

Magic 106.7 was the featured Street Team at the Tree Lighting SundayMagic 106.7 was the featured Street Team at the Tree Lighting Sunday

2013 Tree Lighting

Rain, snow or shine…the big holiday tree on the Stoneham Common is a beautiful symbol of the season. Dr. Eugene Mickey lit the Common at the conclusion of the Tree lighting festivities Sunday evening.

September 18 Bagel Breakfast

Diane Bonanni (in grey suit third from right) answers questions about her practice Diane Bonanni, DMD at the Chamber Bagel Breakfast September 18. Diane was the host of the September networking breakfast.

2013 Career Awareness Forum

Representatives from the “Education” careers panel at the Nov. 14 Career Awareness Forum present information about their fields to Stoneham High School Juniors. Panelists included Kristie Colwell of The Purpose School (preschool education), Lisa Demoulias (educational consulting), Colleen Durkin of KinderCare (day care center and preschool education), and Nicole Dillon of Stoneham High School (guidance counseling). This panel was one of 6 panels, totaling 35 different occupations presented to Juniors at the forum.

2013 Career Awareness Forum

High School Juniors listen to adult panelists on the “Law Enforcement/Emergency Services” career panel. Panelists were Sgt. Tom Heller of the Stoneham Police Dept. (law enforcement), Michael McGrath of StonehamBank (fraud detection), Andy Joseph of Action Ambulance (EMT and Paramedics), David Ryan of the Stoneham Police Dept. (Detective), Vincent Piro of the Woburn District Court (Probation Officer), and Safety Officer Joseph Ponzo of the Stoneham Police Dept. (law enforcement). High school Juniors were polled in May as to their career interests. In response, the staff at the Stoneham High School and Stoneham Chamber of Commerce organized the adult panelists, representing 35 different occupations.

2013 Career Awareness Forum

Presenters for the November 14 Career Awareness Forum at Stoneham High School gather in the library for a brief orientation. High school Juniors were polled in May as to their career interests. In response, staff at the Stoneham High School and the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce organized the adult panelists, representing 35 different occupations. 

2013 Career Awareness Forum

Representatives from the “Science & Engineering/Technology” careers panel at the Nov. 14 Career Awareness Forum at the Stoneham High School were (from l-r:) Andrew Zalewski of MZO Group (architecture), Robert Parsons of CDM Smith (environmental science), Adam Leonard of Fitzemeyer & Tocci (engineering), Jason Feldman of SO Sponsored (systems development), Danielle Niles of WBZ-TV WSBK Boston (meteorology), and Dustin Feldman of SO Sponsored (systems development). This panel was one of 6 panels, totaling 35 different occupations presented to Juniors at the forum.

2013 Career Awareness Forum

Representatives from “The Arts/Law/Journalism” careers panel at the Nov. 14 Career Awareness Forum at the Stoneham High School were (from l-r:) Debra Rafson of Stoneham Theatre (acting and theatre management), Cathy Doucet of Doucet Remodeling & Design (interior design), Brian Alex of Custom Love Songs (music), Brenda Lahiff of J. Jill (fashion design), Cheri Crow of Law office of Cheri Crow (attorney), Don Toothaker of W B Hunt Co. (photography), and, Bob Lobel  (seated) of WBZ-TV (sports writer). Missing from photo is Bella Travaglini of The Globe (journalism).

2013 Career Awareness Forum

Representatives from the “Law Enforcement/Emergency Services” careers panel at the Nov. 14 Career Awareness Forum at the Stoneham High School were (from l-r;) Sgt. Tom Heller of the Stoneham Police Dept. (law enforcement), Michael McGrath of StonehamBank (fraud detection), Andy Joseph of Action Ambulance (EMT and Paramedics), David Ryan of the Stoneham Police Dept. (Detective), Vincent Piro of the Woburn District Court (Probation Officer), and Safety Officer Joseph Ponzo of the Stoneham Police Dept. (law enforcement).

2013 Career Awareness Forum

Representatives from the “Health Care” careers panel at the Nov. 14 Career Awareness Forum at the Stoneham High School were (from l-r:) Dr. Howard Hutchins of Central Animal Hospital (Veterinarian), Dr. Diane Bonanni of Diane Bonanni, DMD (dentistry), Dr. Kelly Brown of Central Animal Hospital (Veterinarian and Vet Tech), Lauren Chaurette of Hallmark Health System (Ultrasound Technician), Shawna Paro of Winchester Hospital (nursing), Dr. Renee Hoekstra of Renee Hoekstra, Psy. D. (psychology), and Jessica Bertram of Hallmark Health System (physical and occupational therapy).

2013 Career Awareness Forum

Representatives from the “Home Care/Business/Personal Care” careers panel at the Nov. 14 Career Awareness Forum at the Stoneham High School were (from l-r:)  Maral Bucci of Salon Maral (cosmetology), Craig Celli of Century 21 Celli (real estate), Rebecca Scott of StonehamBank (banking), Nathan Kibarian of Ritz Carlton (culinary arts), Stephen Doucet of Doucet Remodeling & Design (carpentry/construction), and David Kurdzionak of The Watchmaker (Business entrepreneurship).

November 20 Chamber breakfast

Dawn Bronson of Edward Jones Financial/Woburn, the Chamber’s newest member, speaks about her firm’s financial services to attendees. Dawn also co-hosted the November 20 breakfast with Sandi Fuller of Mad Cake Genius.

November 20 Chamber breakfast

After the “round-the-table” presentations conclude, Chamber members typically linger to informally network and explore connections made at the Chamber’s monthly bagel breakfasts.

November 20 Chamber breakfast

Sandi Fuller of Mad Cake Genius co-hosted the Chamber’s November 20 breakfast. Attendees were treated to Sandi’s delicious creations, including Stoneham’s popular “Finnegan”.

Social Media Workshop with SCORE

Michael Thompson, Chapter Chair of SCORE NE Mass stands with Jennie Ankney of "Set Your Site for Growth". Both were presenters at the November 14 workshop "How To Make Social Media Work for Your Business", a collaboration of the Chamber, SCORE and StonehamBank.

Social Media Workshop with SCORE

Almost 40 Chamber members and SCORE clients attended the “How to Make Social Media Work for Your Business” workshop November 14. The Chamber, SCORE and StonehamBank collaborated to present this successful workshop opportunity.

Social Media Workshop with SCORE

Jennie Ankney, owner of “Set Your Site for Growth” presents numerous tips for optimum website marketing. Ankney was the featured speaker for the workshop “How to Make Social Media Work for Your Business”, held November 14 at StonehamBank.

Social Media Workshop with SCORE

Michael Thompson, Chapter Chair of SCORE NE Mass, presents why businesses need to select the right communication “channel” of social media. SCORE partnered with the Chamber of Commerce to present “How to Make Social Media Work for Your Business”, November 14.

2013 Tree Lighting

Dr. Eugene Mickey (center) is thanked by Stoneham Chamber of Commerce President Ed Doherty of StonehamBank and Vice President Judy Sadacca of Hallmark Health System for Dr. Mickey & Associates’ host sponsorship of this year’s Tree Lighting on the Common. The festivities, scheduled for Sunday, December 1 from 3:00 to 5:00pm, will culminate with the lighting of the big holiday tree on the Stoneham Town Common.

2013 Halloween Stroll

Cathy Doucet, Chamber Past President and owner of Doucet Remodeling & Design helps Strawberry Shortcake with her selection of treats.

2013 Halloween Stroll

Stoneham Police Department Safety Officer Joseph Ponzo watches out for the many trick-or-treaters that enjoy the annual Chamber of Commerce’s Halloween Stroll.

2013 Halloween Stroll

Joseph Akiki welcomes Stoneham’s trick-or-treaters to Amore Pizza on Saturday.

2013 Halloween Stroll

Owner Leida Capone of Oro Salon shares treats and beauty tips with strollers on the Chamber of Commerce Halloween Stroll.

2013 Halloween Stroll

Character strollers abound during the Chamber’s fourth annual Halloween Stroll.

2013 Halloween Stroll

Stoneham Firemen Charles Webber and Rick Daragh let the trick-or-treaters ring the engine’s big bell. The Stoneham Fire Department is a popular stop on the stroll.

2013 Halloween Stroll

Though breezy, the weather was beautiful for the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Halloween Stroll Saturday. These strollers are on their way to Curtain time.

2013 Halloween Stroll

Having treats and a pirate’s eye exam on the Halloween Stroll at LensCrafters in Redstone Shopping Center. LensCrafters joined six other Center stores to participate for the first time this year in the Chamber’s Halloween Stroll.

2013 Halloween Stroll

Liberty Bay Credit Union, at 99E Main Street, brought their treats outside for strollers at Redstone Shopping Center. (Froml-r: Christian Ferrara (son), Paola Ferrara-V.P. Member Services, Joseph Fulchini, Assistant Branch Manager).

2013 Halloween Stroll

Strollers were lined up out the door for popcorn at Spartan Ace Hardware during the Halloween Stroll on Saturday.

2013 Halloween Stroll

Mike Novia, owner of “The Men’s Room” shares trick-or-treats with potential clients.

2013 Halloween Stroll

Debra Rafson, Managing Director of the Stoneham Theatre, welcomed trick-or-treaters, as well as theatre-goers for the 3PM showing of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.

2013 Halloween Stroll

Tariq Khan, owner of McDonough’s, has treats for a visiting shark.

2013 Halloween Stroll

David Kurdzionak poses with two World Series Red Sox players inside The Watchmaker during the Halloween Stroll Saturday.

BAH - Adams Kitchens

Chamber members and guests enjoy networking, craft beer tasting, appetizers and a networking presentation at the Business-After-Hours at Adams Kitchens. (From l-r: Guest speaker Larry Mazzone of Merrimack Valley Processing, Doreen Mazzone, Chamber board member Carolyn Lassiter of Excelsior Realty Group, Lisa Dean of Excelsior Realty Group, Cheri Crow of Law Office of Cheri L. Crow, Adams Kitchens owner Landers Symes, and Mark Livesy of Bridgeton Properties.)

BAH - Adams Kitchens

Chamber Past President Cathy Doucet of Doucet Remodeling & Design and Lisa Dean of Excelsior Realty Group network at Adams Kitchens Business-After-Hours.

BAH - Adams Kitchens

Guest speaker Larry Mazzone, BNI Director/Consultant and Ambassador for the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce shares his 10 Do’s and Don’ts of Networking to Make Money.

BAH - Adams Kitchens

Adams Kitchens General Manager Eric Rikeman welcomes Chamber members Chip Larzelere of Anova Cleaning Corporation and Kevin DeVinney of Eastern Bank. Members enjoyed appetizers from new member Three Amigos and frozen yogurt treats from new member Yoguee.

BAH - Adams Kitchens

Adams Kitchens’ beautiful showroom was the venue for Thursday’s Business-After-Hours. (From l-r: Richard Durgan of Durgan Travel Services, Gerry McCarthy of Mac’s Landscaping, Adams Kitchens owner Landers Symes, Lisa Rikeman, Adams Kitchens General Manager Eric Rikeman.)

BAH - Adams Kitchens

General Manager Eric Rikeman and wife Lisa welcome Chamber members and guests to Adams Kitchens’ Business-After-Hours. Eric brought in the Tapmobile from Ipswich Ale for samplings of harvest brews and IPA’s.

BAH - Adams Kitchens

General Manager Eric Rikeman and wife Lisa welcome Chamber members and guests to Adams Kitchens’ Business-After-Hours. Eric brought in the Tapmobile from Ipswich Ale for samplings of harvest brews and IPA’s.

Debra Rafson joins board of directors

Debra Rafson, Managing Director of Stoneham Theatre, became a new board director for the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce in their October 2013 board meeting.

2013 Town Day

2013 Town Day

2013 Town Day

2013 Town Day

Property Central, Inc. ribbon-cutting

Owner/Broker Mary Kelly proudly cuts the ribbon announcing the grand opening of Property Central, Inc. at 106 Main Street in Stoneham, and membership in the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce. From l-r (front row): Jeanne Brian-Realtor, Michelle Geissler-Realtor, Mary Kelly, David Portman –Chamber director, Maureen Canova-Chamber director, Paula Taylor-Realtor. From l-r (back row): Stephen Rotondi-Chamber director, Kevin Kelly, Ed Doherty-Chamber President, Judy Sadacca-Chamber Vice President, Attorney Lisa Jordan, Ryan Kelly, Laura Hogan-Realtor, Barbara Mirabello-Salem Five, Jeffrey Worth-Chamber director.

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2013 Golf Tournament

Golfers relax and enjoy a delicious dinner after golf at the brand new function facility Theresa’s at Thomson Country Club. This year’s dinner also featured an excellent array of prize drawings and the addition of a silent auction.

2013 Golf Tournament

Meaghan McDonald of McDonald-Finnegan Funeral Home captured the Women’s Longest Drive title on hole #16 with a distance of 175 yards. Christopher Parker of Guaranteed Rate took the prize for the Men’s on hole #1 with a drive of 265 yards.

2013 Golf Tournament

William Andreas of Hallmark Health System (left) wins the Chamber’s closest to the pin contest with a distance of 9’7” on the par 3 hole #17 at Thomson Country Club.

2013 Golf Tournament

John Pace, Jr. accepts the prize for Christopher Parker of Guaranteed Rate who wins the Chamber’s putting contest with the longest putt of 6-1/4” from the hole. His distance scores him a Ping Scottsdale putter, presented during the after-golf dinner at Teresa’s at Thomson Country Club.

2013 Golf Tournament

Stoneham Chamber of Commerce President Ed Doherty presents the prize to the third place finishers in the Chamber’s 23 Annual Golf Tournament with a score of 62 (tie breaker back 9 score – 33). From l-r:  Howard Rock with Adler Cohen, John Pace, Jr. of Guaranteed Rate, and John Pace, Sr. Missing from photo is Christopher Parker, of Guaranteed Rate.

2013 Golf Tournament

Second place finishers in the Chamber’s 23 Annual Golf Tournament with a score of 62 (tie breaker back 9 score – 31) is the foursome from Hallmark Health System. From l-r: William Andreas, Joseph Palazola, Glenn Davis and Elisa Scher. At right is Ed Doherty, Chamber President.

2013 Golf Tournament

First place finishers in the Chamber’s 23rd Annual Golf Tournament with a score of 60 (from l-r;) Craig Celli of Century 21 Celli, Bob Lusardi of Robert N. Lusardi, CPA, Bruce Doyle of Dr. Bruce M. Doyle, DMD, and Dave Carrollton (not present). At right is Chamber President Ed Doherty.

2013 Annual Meeting

Members of the Appian Club were present to receive the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Chamber Champion Award at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting September 10. Front row: Sonny Caruso, Tony DePalma, Rocco Zizza. Back row: Ralph Barile, Sr., John Nocella, Ralph Barile, Jr., Roger Janson, Chamber President Ed Doherty, and Appian Club member and Chamber Clerk Mark Ventola

2013 Annual Meeting

Stoneham Chamber of Commerce President Ed Doherty presents the Chamber’s New Member of the Year Award to Tariq and Amina Khan, owners of McDonough’s at 11 Central Street in Stoneham Square.

2013 Annual Meeting

Debbie Catalano of Catalano Creative was presented with the Chamber’s 2013 Chamber Member of the Year Award by President Edward Doherty. Debbie joined the Chamber in 1996 and was recognized for her outstanding work with the Chamber Summer Concert Series each year.

2013 Annual Meeting

Domenic Mondi, Jr., Store Manager of Stoneham Stop & Shop receives one of the two Stoneham Chamber of Commerce Chamber Champion Awards for 2013, presented at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting Tuesday, September 10. Stop & Shop has been a member of the Chamber since 1999.

2013 Annual Meeting

The Stoneham Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Meeting Tuesday, September 10 at the Courtyard by Marriott. Members gathered to network and to applaud those receiving 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 year membership recognitions.

Aug. 14 Melrose/Stoneham/Wakefield Multi-Chamber

Melrose Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Joan Ford Mongeau (center) connects with Melrose and Wakefield members at the Hilton-Woburn Aug. 14 Business After hours. From l-r; Fred McGrath of Community Connections, Jim Halligan of Miter Biter Frame, Joan Ford-Mongeau, Jen Bakenaur of Doctors Express, and Ebby Okafor of Keller Williams Realty.

Aug. 14 Melrose/Stoneham/Wakefield Multi-Chamber

Cheri Crow of Law Offices of Cheri Crow, Carmela Cain of Montvale Plaza and Kendall Inglese, Executive Director of the Wakefield Chamber of Commerce talk about the upcoming Festival Italia in Wakefield, at the Melrose/Stoneham/Wakefield Multi-Chamber, August 14.

Aug. 14 Melrose/Stoneham/Wakefield Multi-Chamber

Doreen Breland of H&R Block, Richard Durgan of Durgan Travel Service and Susan Sloan of Melrose’s Sloan Travel Services get to know each other in the Atrium of the Hilton-Boston. The Hilton hosted the “more intimate” multi-chamber event with Melrose, Stoneham and Wakefield chambers on August 14.

Aug. 14 Melrose/Stoneham/Wakefield Multi-Chamber

Ready to enjoy the delicious desserts at the August 14 Melrose/Stoneham/Wakefield Multi-Chamber at the Hilton-Woburn are (from l-r):  Carmela Cain of Montvale Plaza, Hilton’s Debra Senf-Asst. Sales & Marketing Director, Carolyn Lassiter of Excelsior Realty, Fred McGrath of Community Connections, and Hilton’s Sarah Kolp-Director of Catering.

Town Day - check presentation HHS

Judy Sadacca, Outreach Manager, Ambulatory Services, presents a check for Hallmark Health System’s Title Sponsorship for Stoneham Town Day – 2013 to Stoneham Chamber of Commerce President Edward Doherty. The 30th Annual Stoneham Town Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 7 (rain date Sunday, Sept. 8). From l to r:  Town Day Committee Chair and Chamber board director Ralph Barile, Jr.;  Ed Doherty;  Judy Sadacca;  and, Hallmark Health System’s Maureen Brogan, RTR, Joshua Stein, MD, and Alan MacDonald, Executive VP, Strategy & External Affairs. 

Flair Baskets Ribbon Cutting

New business partners Amanda DeLuca and Lisa Pitts of “Flair Baskets” prepare to cut the ribbon as they become a new member of the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce. Welcoming them are, from l-r, Chamber Past President Cathy Doucet of Doucet Remodeling & Design, Chamber board member Jeffrey Worth of Stoneham Savings Bank, and Chamber member Charles Houghton of Law Office of Charles F. Houghton.

2013 Chamber Summer Concert Series

Debbie Catalano of Chamber member Catalano Creative and chair of the Chamber’s summer concert series stands with Gerry DeViller and Tom Bilodeau of the Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham, the featured non-profit at the August 8 Stereo Kings concert. 

2013 Chamber Summer Concert Series

The Stereo Kingsplay to a full crowd on the Stoneham Town Common, August 8, the Chamber’s final summer concert of the series. The 2013 concert series was corporate-sponsored by Redstone Shopping Center, Stoneham Savings Bank and StonehamBank, and business-sponsored by Anderson Bryant Funeral Home, Barile Family Funeral Home, Catalano Creative, C & S Capital Properties, Gamit Signs, Life Care Center of Stoneham, Stoneham Independent, Stoneham Sun, Stoneham Theatre, Stoneham TV and the Town of Stoneham.

2013 Chamber Summer Concert Series

The nine-piece ensemble The Stereo Kings featured a full horn section that rocked the stage with hit-radio favorites and dance tunes across the decades, at the Chamber’s final summer concert August 8.

2013 Chamber Summer Concert Series

Happy to have beautiful weather for the final performance of the Chamber of Commerce’s summer concert series, regular concert goers enjoy the first-time band The Stereo Kings on Stoneham’s town common.

2013 Chamber Summer Concert Series

John Russell, lead vocalist for The Stereo Kings delivers on the Chamber’s promise to close out the summer concert series with a bang. A first-time performer, The Stereo Kings brought a nine-piece ensemble with full horn section that commanded the stage Thursday evening.

2013 Chamber Summer Concert Series

The Appian Club and the Ladies of the Appian were the featured business sponsors for the Chamber’s July 25 Italian Night concert featuring Seabreeze. (Frome l to r): Appian Club President Vin Festino, Natalie DeLuca, Dom Del Greco, Financial Secretary Anthony DePalma, Recording Secretary John Nocella, Ladies of the Appian President Barbara Sterner, and Frank Federico.

2013 Chamber Summer Concert Series

What summertime Italian Night concert is complete without “Domenic the Italian Christmas Donkey”? Lead vocalist Stephen Savio of Seabreeze strolls through the audience inside the Stoneham Town Hall auditorium, the Chamber’s indoor venue for its concerts on the Town Common.

2013 Chamber Summer Concert Series

Stephen Savio of the Italian band Seabreeze performs an audience  favorite  “Little Mouse” on stage in the Stoneham Town Hall auditorium July 25. The Italian Night concert is always one of the most popular concerts of the Chamber’s music series.

2013 Chamber Summer Concert Series

Debbie Catalano of member Catalano Creative poses with Barbara Sterner, President of Ladies of the Appian at the July 25 Seabreeze concert. Barbara was on hand to pull the winning prize drawing ticket for 2 tickets to the Stoneham Theatre. The Stoneham Theatre generously donates two theatre tickets at each of the Chamber’s summer concerts.

2013 Chamber Summer Concert Series

Vin Festino, President of the Appian Club and Chamber member with Cubby Oil, speaks to the audience about the mission of the Appian Club, a long-time Business Sponsor of the Chamber’s summer concert series. The concerts are also business-sponsored by Anderson Bryant Funeral Home, Barile Family Funeral Home, Catalano Creative, C & S Capital Properties, Gamit Signs, Life Care Center of Stoneham, Stoneham Independent, Stoneham Sun, Stoneham Theatre, Stoneham TV and the Town of Stoneham.

2013 Chamber Summer Concert Series

The Silver Noteswere the opening act at the Chamber of Commerce July 18 Concert on the Common. (From l to r:) Kang-Fei Kung, Alice Texiera, Margaret Stevens, Evelyn Retelle, Priscilla Poehler, Linda Kirk (Director), Dolly DeRosa, Nellie Bosy, Jean Penketh, and Francis Lamb.

2013 Chamber Summer Concert Series

Anthony Bolton treated concert-goers to a surprise line-up of the Johnny Cash tunes “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Hurt”, and “Ring of Fire” during the July 18 Chamber summer concert.  Bolton is a 2010 graduate of Stoneham High School, as well as the grandson of Richie DeLuca who performed during the second set of the evening’s concert.

2013 Chamber Summer Concert Series

Stoneham’s own Richie DeLuca performed numerous hits from Dean Martin, Perry Como, Barry Manilow, Bobby Darin, Neil Diamond, Tony Bennett and more at the Chamber’s third summer concert, July 18.

2013 Chamber Summer Concert Series

Richie DeLuca – “Man of Many Voices” performs the second set of the Chamber’s July 18 concert and croons the old-time favorites of Frank Sinatra and friends.

2013 Chamber Summer Concert Series

Clara DiMarco (left) is the lucky winner of 2 tickets to Stoneham Theatre’s performance of the contemporary comedy “Seminar”, which opens September 12. Stoneham Theatre generously donates a pair of tickets as a prize drawing during intermission at each of the Chamber’s summer concert performances. Rick Wall from Chamber member Winchester Hospital emceed the July 18 concert. At right is Maureen Canova, Chamber of Commerce board member and Director of the Stoneham Senior Center.

2013 Chamber Summer Concert Series

The Stoneham Senior Center’s Geri- Jingles Tambourine Band was the second act featured at the Chamber of Commerce July 18 summer concert. The Stoneham Senior Center was the featured non-profit organization for this evening’s performance.

2013 Chamber Summer Concert Series

Members of the Stoneham Senior Center’s The Silver Notes choral group sang a variety of well-known favorites for the audience at the Chamber’s July 18 Concert on the Common. The Silver Notes perform at numerous community events and venues throughout the year.

Chamber July 17 Breakfast Networking

Attendees at the July 17 bagel breakfast linger a little longer to informally network before heading off to work.

Chamber July 17 Breakfast Networking

Gerry McCarthy of Mac’s informs networking attendees about the new water proofing services recently added at Mac’s Landscaping. Attendees share information about their businesses in a “round-the-table” format at these networking events.

Chamber July 17 Breakfast Networking

It was another large group breakfast networking July 17 at the Chamber office.

2013 Chamber Summer Concert Series

StonehamBank, Stoneham Savings Bank and Redstone Shopping Center are the proud corporate sponsors of the Chamber’s 2013 Summer Concert Series. The season’s June 27 kick-off concert featured the 45-piece U.S. Navy Northeast Pops Ensemble from Newport, R.I., in a patriotic tribute to the July 4th holiday.

2013 Chamber Summer Concert Series

StonehamBank, Stoneham Savings Bank and Redstone Shopping Center are the proud corporate sponsors of the Chamber’s 2013 Summer Concert Series. The season’s June 27 kick-off concert featured the 45-piece U.S. Navy Northeast Pops Ensemble from Newport, R.I., in a patriotic tribute to the July 4th holiday.

Chamber June 19 Bagel Breakfast - Ziner & Murphy, PC

David Murphy of Ziner & Muphy, makes his introductions to attendees at the June 19 Chamber networking breakfast. Ziner & Murphy hosted the June 19 event.

Chamber June 19 Bagel Breakfast - Ziner & Murphy, PC

A relatively large group of breakfast networkers gathered for the Chamber’s June 19 event, hosted by David Murphy of Ziner & Murphy, PC.

Chamber June 19 Bagel Breakfast - Ziner & Murphy, PC

Attendees at the Chamber’s June 19 breakfast networking event linger afterwards to informally network.

Chamber June 19 Bagel Breakfast - Ziner & Murphy, PC

New Chamber member Chip Larzelere of Anova Cleaning Corporation introduces his new business to Chamber members and guests at the June 19 networking breakfast.

Chamber June 19 Bagel Breakfast - Ziner & Murphy, PC

Lingering afterwards to network and make connections at the June 19 Chamber breakfast are (from l to r) new member Nikki Barry of BoyWonder Durable Goods, Dawn Bronson of Edward Jones Financial – Woburn, Amanda DeLuca and Lisa Pitts of members-to-be “Flair Baskets”, and Lisa Dean of Excelsior Realty.

Dr. Mickey & Associates launches Dr. Mickey's Orthodontics

Chamber member Dr. Mickey & Associates celebrates the launch of Dr. Mickey’s Orthodontics, at 92 Montvale Plaza, Suite 4300 with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony. Dr. Mickey’s Orthodontics, headed by Dr. Susan Baloul, DMD, MSD, CAGS, will see its first orthodontia patients on Friday, June 14. (Pictured from L-r): Ethel Mickey; Chamber board member Tracey Arsena; Vice President Judy Sadacca; President Ed Doherty; board member David Portman; Lisa Field, Dr. Mickey & Associates Office Manager; Sharon Iovanni of StonehamBank; Nikki Carbone, OA, Treatment Coordinator, Christine Cicchino, OA, Treatment Coordinator, Michele Fitzpatrick of StonehamBank (hidden from view), Dr. Mickey’s Orthodontics; Dr. Eugene Mickey, Sam Mickey, Dr. Susan Baloul.

Chamber Welcomes CVS with Ribbon Cutting

Board directors of the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce welcomed CVS as their newest member with a ribbon-cutting in front of CVS’s 107 Main Street location, Thursday. Pictured l-r:  CVS Assistant Manager Georges Awad, Chamber Past President Cathy Doucet, CVS Store Manager Licia Daddona, Chamber President Ed Doherty, CVS Pharmacy Manager Brian Zikaras, Chamber Vice President Judy Sadacca, Chamber directors Steve Rotondi and Tracey Arsena, CVS District Manager Dan Ramnes, and Chamber director Jeffrey Worth.

May 16 SBA Advantage Workshop

Lisa  Gonzalas Welch, with the SBA Massachusetts District Office led the May 16 SBA Advantage Workshop for members of the Stoneham and Wakefield Chambers and the community at large. The workshop was designed to help emerging and existing business learn about the many available SBA programs and services.

May 16 SBA Advantage Workshop

James Cobb, VP and Branch Manager with Eastern Bank in Wakefield, explains how an average of 79% of SBA loan applications are approved under the SBA's new Express program. Eastern Bank was a featured SBA approved lender at the May 16 SBA Advantage Workshop.

May 16 SBA Advantage Workshop

Eastern Bank's Kevin Devinney explains what SBA approved lenders look for in order to guarantee SBA loans. Eastern Bank is the #1 small business lender in Massachusetts for the past four years.

SBA Advantage Program Workshop

Jeff Clack of SCORE provides details of the free one-on-one free business counseling services through the Chamber. Of all SCORE chapters nationwide, the chapter that supports Stoneham ranks in the top 5% in terms of client satisfaction.

Health & Wellness Expo pictures 001 (Large)

Health & Wellness Expo pictures 001 (Large)

Chamber Golf Tournament - Host Sponsorship Presentation by Stoneham Savings Bank
Stop & shop is Title Sponsor (Check presentation)

Dom Mondi, Stop & Shop Stoneham Store Manager (3rd from right) presents Stop & Shop’s sponsorship check to the Chamber of Commerce for its Health & Wellness Expo, May 4 at the Stoneham Middle School. (From l-r) Chamber board member Tracey Arsena of Redstone Chiropractic & Healing Center, Chamber Vice President Judy Sadacca of Hallmark Health System, Chamber President Ed Doherty of StonehamBank, Dom Mondi, Chamber board member and Event Chair Bob Lee of Body Mind Systems, and David Tabor, Stop & Shop District Director.

BAH March 28 Boyd's Direct - group photo

Dave Gardner (left), owner of Chamber member Boyd's Direct pauses during a tour of his facility at the Chamber's Business-After-Hours with The Business Connector networking group March 28. (From l-r) Dave, Cathy Doucet of Doucet Remodeling & Design, Carolyn Lassiter of Excelsior Realty, Dawn Bronson of Edward Jones-Woburn, Anthony Trofimow of Edward Jones-Reading, Andrew Trofimow of DJ Drew Productions, and, Gerry DeViller and Tom Bilodeau of Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham.

Chamber of Commerce Workshop - The Power of Email Marketing

Robyn Mathers founder of A Social State of Mind, and authorized field expert for Constant Contact, identifies successful techniques of successful email marketing in a free Chamber workshop for members March 13 – “The Power of Email Marketing”.

Chamber of Commerce Workshop - The Power of Email Marketing

Robyn Mathers, founder of A Social State of Mind, and authorized field expert for Constant Contact, discusses the core elements of successful email marketing techniques in a free Chamber workshop for members March 13 – “The Power of Email Marketing”.

March 5 Small Business Forum - Doreen Breland

Stoneham Chamber member Doreen Breland of H&R Block provides tax preparation information and answers questions at the March 5 Small Business Forum hosted by MA Senator Katherine Clark.

March 5 Small Business Forum - networking

Chamber members from Stoneham and Wakefield network before the scheduled Small Business Forum presentation March 5. Senator Katherine Clark hosted a breakfast for both Chambers featuring Mass Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey.

March 5 Small Business Forum - Sen Clark speaks

MA Senator Clark welcomes members of the Stoneham & Wakefield Chambers of Commerce who have gathered to hear MA Sec’y of Transportation Richard Davey speak about public transportation issues and updates.

March 5 Small Business Forum - MA Sec'y Richard Davey

MA Sec’y of Transportation Richard Davey responds to some tough questions posed by Chamber businesses regarding area transportation services.

Ribbon Cutting - Kelly Nissan of Woburn

Kelly Nissan expands its operations to Cedar Street in Woburn and becomes a member of the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce with the cutting of the ribbon by Brian Kelly, President of Kelly Automotive Group. From (l-r) Gary Floyd, District Manager - Nissan North America; Stephen Burack, Area General Manager - Nissan North America; Cavan Dunn, General Manager - Kelly Automotive Group; Brian Heney, Director of Operations - Kelly Automotive Group; Brian Kelly; Jeffrey Worth, Executive Vice President - Stoneham Savings Bank and Stoneham Chamber of Commerce Director, and Carolyn Lassiter, Broker/Owner - Excelsior Realty Group and Stoneham Chamber of Commerce Director.

Business After Hours at Excelsior Realty

Chamber of Commerce board director Carolyn Lassiter of Excelsior Realty (center) and members of the staff of Alliance House of Stoneham (l-r) Shonda Dale, Janice Merion-Billings, Chani Parent, Linda Johnson, and Program Director Michelle Venuti accept a donation of boots from Chamber member Red Wing Shoes. Excelsior Realty hosted a business-after-hours event before the holidays at which gift donations were collected for the residents of Alliance House.

2012 Tree Lighting Memory Tree

Chamber of Commerce 2012 Tree Lighting Committee Chair Elisa Scher (left) and Committee member Judy Sadacca, both of Hallmark Health System, stand before the Memory Tree display on the Stoneham Town Common. This year at the Tree Lighting people could add the names of their loved ones to the tree and remember them all through the season.

Melrose & Stoneham Multi-Chamber BAH at Doucet Remodeling & design, 11/15/2012

Carolyn Lassiter of Excelsior Realty Group and Lisa Demoulias enjoy the networking in the kitchen showroom at Doucet Remodeling & Design, November 15.

Chamber member Life Care Center of Stoneham's 15th Anniversary Celebration

Executive Director Samson Girmay and Admissions Director Joanne Waters stop for a snapshot in front of the festivities at Chamber of Commerce member Life Care Center of Stoneham's 15th Anniversary Celebration, September 8.